Penn State Football: Autograph Session Back As Part Of Blue White Weekend
Editor’s Note: This is the 15th in a series previewing Penn State football in all aspects, part of the countdown to the Blue-White Game on April 12 by StateCollege.com and Onward State. Read the previous stories here.
After a short leave of absence, Penn State fans will get their chance to grab an autograph before the Blue White game with the return of the very popular autograph session.
The session will be held from 10:45-11:30 a.m. in Beaver Stadium on April 12 prior to the Blue White game at 1:30 p.m. Players will sign one item per person to give as many fans as possible an opportunity to meet the squad.
The team will arrive at the stadium at approximately 10:15 a.m. on April 12 and stadium gates A and B will open at 10:30 a.m. Gates C, D and F will open at 12:00 p.m. for the game.
The Penn State football game day Fan Festival, with numerous displays, vendors and interactive events for kids, will begin at 9 a.m. and be located on Curtin Road near Beaver Stadium, as it is during the season.
For Penn State fans, Blue White weekend will be their first chance to see James Franklin and his staff, team, and players take the field. The scrimmage marks the final of 15 spring sessions. For those not in attendance or looking to watch a play yet again, the contest will air on the Penn State Sports Network and air on BTN at 6:00 p.m. As in previous years, there will be no admission or parking fees for the Blue-White Game. Stadium parking lots will open at 8:00 a.m.
The Blue-White Game presented by AAA is the university’s unofficial annual spring reunion. The 2012 scrimmage drew an estimated 60,000 fans, the nation’s third-highest spring football game attendance. The Blue-White Game attracted record-breaking crowds in excess of 70,000 from 2007-09, topped by 76,500 at the 2009 contest.