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Penn State Football: Homecoming Set For Rutgers Game

by on January 17, 2017 2:00 PM

Penn State Homecoming and Military Appreciation Weeks will be held Sunday, November 5 through Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017. The program announced the news on Tuesday morning.

In addition, the annual Homecoming Parade will be held on Friday, Nov. 10 on the Penn State campus and downtown State College. The annual Seats for Servicemembers initiative also will take place leading up to the clash with Rutgers.

"Penn State Homecoming is very excited to have the unique opportunity to work in collaboration with Military Appreciation Week,” said Jillian Susi, Executive Director of 2017 Penn State Homecoming. “We look forward to organizing events to celebrate pride and tradition for the whole Penn State community to enjoy."

“Penn State’s Military Appreciation Committee is honored to celebrate our commitment to our alumni and others in the community that have served in the military,” said Todd Bacastow, a committee co-chair. “We’re again excited to hold a week of Military Appreciation activities honoring service members, veterans, and their families, concluding on Nov. 11, Veterans Day. Our tailgate at the Military Appreciation Game is a community supported, free tailgate honoring service members, veterans, their families and the families of fallen warriors and has become a growing and very well-attended event.”

Penn State is coming off of an 11-3 Big Ten championship season and last second Rose Bowl defeat to USC. The Nittany Lions beat Rutgers 39-0 in New Jersey last season and have yet to lose to the Scarlet Knights since Rutgers joined the Big Ten three years ago.

Ben Jones covers Penn State football and basketball for He's on Twitter as @Ben_Jones88.
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