Penn State Announces 2016 White Out Against Ohio State, Stripe Out Against Temple
Penn State Athletics announced today the themes for the 2016 season home games, including the traditional White Out game scheduled against Ohio State on October 22 and the recently-added tradition of a Stripe Out when Penn State plays Temple on September 17.
This year Penn State opted to decide when the White Out is again instead of letting fans vote like it did in 2015. While deciding what game should be the white out last year was much harder because of an underwhelming home schedule that put important games late in the season, a late October matchup against Ohio State is the perfect candidate. Let’s not forget what happened last time Penn State played its White Out game against Ohio State in 2014…
The Stripe Out returns again this year after an impressive showing against Rutgers in 2015. Many were skeptical that fans wouldn’t be able to pull off wearing their respective blue or white based on their section and the whole thing would just look like a a salt-and-pepper shaker of the two colors, it was extremely successful and the separations, aka “stripes,” were obvious.
The themes for the other five home games were also released. While not as big as the Stripe Out or the White Out, they still bring a bit of variety to every game. Here’s a complete list:
- Kent State, September 3: Youth Football, Cheer, and Dance Day; Scout Celebration
- Temple, September 17: Stripe Out; Community Heroes Day; Faculty/Staff Day
- Minnesota, October 1: Blue Band Jam; All-University Day
- Maryland, October 8: Homecoming; Varsity `S’ Day; Celebrate Agriculture
- Ohio State, October 22: Penn State White Out
- Iowa, November 5: Military Appreciation Day; Seats for Service Members
- Michigan State, November 26: Senior Day
Penn State also announced its ticket prices for the 2016 season. Season ticket prices will remain $360 a seat for the second year in a row. There are also going to be single-game tickets available for $40, which will go on sale to the general public in July.
Information regarding game times is generally released in the weeks or week leading up to the game. Fans can also vote on the White Out shirt again this year, but the options are underwhelming to say the least.