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How You Can Bring #GameDayPSU To Happy Valley

Just because Penn State has a bye this Saturday doesn’t mean it has to be a boring week on social media for fans. The location of ESPN’s College GameDay for October 21 (when the No. 3 Nittany Lions take on Jim Harbaugh’s No. 17 Michigan team in the annual White Out) will officially be announced this weekend. In the days leading up to it, we are launching a social media campaign to bring #GameDayPSU to Happy Valley.

GameDay hasn’t come to Penn state since 2009, but with a likely top 25 clash coming to Beaver Stadium for the White Out, that’s about to change.

Throughout the week, keep an eye out for posts about GameDay’s history at Penn State, Kirk Herbstreit’s unexpected, yet relentless affection for Penn State, and why a Nittany Lion mask is the only mascot Lee Corso should don that day when he inevitably picks James Franklin’s squad.

Follow along on Twitter and Facebook for different photo challenges, as well as Instagram and Snapchat for stories demonstrating the hype leading to the game. And remember to use the hashtag #GameDayPSU in all of your posts to get ESPN’s attention. Heck, even straight up @ the GameDay team to really show them what #107kStrong sounds like online before you do in person.

October 21 has a lot of other great matchups with No. 13 USC at No. 16 Notre Dame, No. 14 Oklahoma State at Texas, and No. 22 UCF at No. 25 Navy so bringing the GameDay crew to Penn State will take all hands (and Twitter fingers) on deck. Tweet early and tweet often.

Here are a few steps to bring #GamedayPSU to Happy Valley:

  1. Use the hashtag #GameDayPSU
  2. Participate in our Twitter contests
    Monday: What is your favorite White Out memory?
    Tuesday: What would your GameDay sign say?
    Wednesday: Send us a video doing your favorite Penn State cheer/song.
    Thursday: What has been the best Penn State vs. Michigan game?
    Friday: How much white can you wear?
  3. Tweet to @CollegeGameDay, @KirkHerbstreit, @DesmondHoward, @ESPN_ReceDavis, @MariaTaylor7, and @DavidPollack47

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About the Author

Anthony Colucci

Anthony Colucci is Onward State’s Social Media Manager, a preferred walk-on honors student, and a junior majoring in psychology and public relations. Despite being from the make-believe land of Central Jersey, he was never a Rutgers fan. If you ever want to know how good Saquon Barkley's ball security is, ask Anthony what happened when he tried to force a fumble at the Mifflin Streak. Feel free to follow @_anthonycolucci on Twitter and email him at [email protected] to hear the story or if you’re bored and want to chat.


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