Your Guide To Creating A ‘Blue-White’ Experience From Home

For this year’s football practice Blue-White adaptation, only freshmen will be in attendance. But that doesn’t mean you need to miss out on the experience entirely.

Since we can’t be at the tailgate lots this year, here’s a brief guide to help you celebrate the Blue-White game from the comfort of your own home, dorm, or man cave.


Now, you have the perfect excuse to dig out your Penn State gear from the back of your closet or make a last-minute trip to McLanahan’s’ apparel section. Show off your school spirit and take advantage of the warm weather. Any item with the Nittany Lion logo or Penn State lettering is appropriate for the Blue-White experience.

Eat A Chicken Basket

There’s nothing more iconic than Beaver Stadium’s famous chicken baskets. If you can’t get one from the stadium itself, make it at home or order chicken tenders and fries from one of Penn State’s many dining halls.

You can find them at the West Wing, North Market Kitchen, Flipps, Redifer City Grill, and Market Pollock. I got mine from West Wing, and when I close my eyes, it tastes just like I’m in the S-Zone eating the real deal.


Let’s face it…Blue-White is all about tailgating anyways. Take a trip to the grocery store and buy all of your favorite snacks and finger foods. Play a few rounds of cornhole, beer die, beer pong, stump, dizzy bat, or any other classic tailgate game with your friends. Eat well, drink responsibly, and play hard this Saturday.

For my at-home tailgate, I brought a chicken basket and cheesesteak. I decorated my meal with my Penn State cap and left the window open to tailgate under the sun and appreciate the warmer weather. 

‘Tailgate’ All Day & Miss The Game

Nothing would make Blue-White weekend more authentic than missing the event itself. Get distracted, hang out with your friends, listen to music, and enjoy Blue-White the way you’re supposed to.

Watch Past Blue-White Games On YouTube

Just because the Blue-White “game” won’t be televised doesn’t mean you need to miss out on football itself. Check out many past games on YouTube or recordings of the most iconic moments.

You can also get the stadium feel by listening to the Alma Mater, watching a Blue Band performance, or enjoying past shows of the Lionettes and cheerleaders. Heck, we even made a Blue-White playlist a few years back that’s chock-full of gameday jams.

Additionally, you can enjoy Blue-White events set-up by the team itself. A full list of activities and events can be found here.

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