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Penn State Twitter Starts Campaign To White Out Heinz Field

Welcome to Pitt Hate Week.

This weekend, thousands of Penn Staters will converge in Oakland and Downtown Pittsburgh for the in-state match up we’ve been waiting for since 2011. If for some reason you don’t already know, the Nittany Lions will play Pitt this Saturday at Heinz Field and the game has long been sold out thanks in large part to Penn Staters buying Pitt season tickets just so they could assure a seat in the stadium.

There are going to be a lot of Penn Staters at Heinz Field, and to make sure Pitt fans and players know we’re there, a hashtag emerged on social media last night urging for a whiteout.

Penn State Twitter started a campaign to #WhiteOutHeinz this Saturday and prove just how much Penn State drove Pitt’s ticket sales for the game and also overpower any home field advantage Pitt was hoping to bank on.

If Pitt fans attend the game on Saturday in the same numbers they did their game last week, it should look just like a Saturday in Beaver Stadium.

The game will be nationally televised on ESPN with a noon kickoff. If you haven’t gotten tickets already, good luck — student tickets for Penn Staters were on sale this morning and considering people started lining up yesterday before noon, there are probably none left by the time you’re reading this.

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Lexi Shimkonis

Lexi is an editor-turned-staff writer who can often be found at either Irving's or the Phyrst (with the chances she'll have her backpack being the same). Lexi is a senior hailing from Spring City, PA (kind of) and studying Civil Engineering. Please email questions and/or pleas for an Instagram caption to [email protected], or for a more intimate bond, follow her on Twitter @lexshimko.

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