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Player Autograph Session To Highlight Blue-White Weekend Events

After a brief hiatus in 2013, the player autograph session will return to Beaver Stadium for the second consecutive year to highlight a jam-packed weekend of activities for Penn State’s annual Blue-White scrimmage on April 18.

With Blue-White bumped to a 4 p.m. kickoff this year instead of the traditional 1:30 p.m. start, the autograph session will be held from 1:15-2 p.m. in Beaver Stadium. As per usual, the players will be permitted to sign one item per person to give as many fans as possible an opportunity to meet the squad.

For fans anxious to catch their first glimpse of the 2015 squad, the team bus will arrive on Curtin and Porter Road at 12:45 p.m. Stadium gates A and B will open shortly thereafter at 1 p.m. with all gates opening at 2:30 p.m. Stadium parking lots will open at 8 a.m.

In addition to the autograph session, the Penn State football game day fan festival, including numerous displays, vendors and interactive events for kids, will run from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. located on Curtin Road near Beaver Stadium, as it is during the season. The Blue-White Family Fun Zone kicks off at 9 a.m-1 p.m. in Holuba Hall, featuring game stations run by Penn State teams, live entertainment, appearances by the regional mascots, inflatables, free face painting, food and beverages, merchandise, interactive games and novelty stations, giveaways and fun for the entire family.

Following Saturday’s game, the 6th Annual Paterno Family Beaver Stadium Run/Family Fun Walk to benefit Special Olympics Pennsylvania is set for 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 19. Participants will finish at the 50-yard line in Beaver Stadium for the three mile run or one mile walk.

The full schedule of events — courtesy of Penn State Athletics — can be found below.

Blue-White Weekend Schedule of Events, April 17-19

Friday, April 17

Saturday, April 18

  • Beaver Stadium parking lots open, 8 a.m.
  • Men’s Golf hosts Rutherford Invitational, 8 a.m.
  • Blue-White Family Fun Zone; Holuba Hall, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Totino’s Fan Festival; Curtin Road, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Team Bus Arrival; Curtin Road & Porter Road, 12:45 p.m.
  • Beaver Stadium Gates A&B open, 1 p.m.
  • Player Autograph Session, 1:15-2 p.m.
  • All Beaver Stadium Gates open, 2 p.m.
  • Blue-White Game presented by AAA, 4 p.m.

Sunday, April 19

  • Men’s Golf hosts Rutherford Invitational, 8 a.m.
  • Ellen Perry Speaker Series: Women In Sport-The Modern Years; Nittany Lion Inn, 11 a.m.
  • Women’s Tennis vs. Michigan, 11 a.m.
  • Paterno Family Beaver Stadium Run, 11 a.m.
  • Men’s Lacrosse vs. Rutgers, 6 p.m.

For coverage of Penn State football leading up to Blue-White Game, be sure to check back daily for Onward State and StateCollege.com’s 30-Day countdown.

About the Author

CJ Doon

CJ is a senior journalism major from Long Island and Onward State's Sports Editor. He is a third-generation Penn Stater, and his grandfather wrestled for the university back in the 1930s under coach Charlie “Doc” Speidel. Besides writing, one of his favorite activities is making sea puns. You can follow him on Twitter @CJDoon, and send your best puns to [email protected], just for the halibut.

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