Penn State Men’s Lacrosse Declares Final Four White Out
Penn State men’s lacrosse will make its first-ever appearance in the Final Four of the NCAA tournament on Saturday.
The game may be slated for the Saturday before Memorial Day, but the team still has one simple request for Nittany Lion fans who plan on attending the game at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia: Wear white.
The lacrosse program is taking a play right out of James Franklin’s playbook ahead of the biggest weekend in program history. Franklin asked Nittany Lion fans to White Out the 2017 Rose Bowl and 2019 Citrus Bowl, among other big contests. Calling for White Out conditions at a neutral site is a fairly new concept for the lacrosse program, which has entered uncharted territory with its postseason run.
Penn State had never gotten out of the first round of the big dance before this season, but the Nittany Lions are this year’s No. 1 overall seed thanks to their elite attack. Jeff Tambroni’s squad is just the second team in college lacrosse history to score 20 goals in the first and second rounds of the NCAA tournament. It beat UMBC 25-10 in the opening round before handling Loyola Maryland by a score of 21-14 on Sunday.
The top-ranked Nittany Lions will take on No. 5 Yale at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 25 for a spot in the national championship game. Penn State’s only loss of the 2019 season came against the Bulldogs on February 23, so it’ll need every ounce of support from the “just outside Philly” crowd of Nittany Lions.
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