2011 First Night State College
First Night State College will take over downtown Dec. 31. Along
with the large ice sculptures on Allen St., First Night will feature
musical and theatrical performances
in downtown churches, carriage rides, reindeer display, a Grand
Procession, indoor and outdoor resolution sculptures, and art workshops
for young people downtown. (more info)
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First Night Ice Skating
Start off your family New Year's Eve up at the PSU Ice Rink. Skating
will be from 5:00 pm until 11:00 pm. Shuttles will run to the ice rink
from College Avenue Downtown. Button is required and skates are only
$1.75. (more info)
Outback Bowl on Big Screen FREE!
Head over to The State Theatre to cheer the Nittany Lions as they battle the Florida Gators on their 31-foot big screen with state of the art surround sound! There's nothing else like
it! First come, first serve. Doors open at 12 pm. (more info)
Spanier Annual Movie Reviews by Adam Smeltz
"The Social Network" and "True Grit" have earned higher rankings than
"Unstoppable," "Gasland" and "Little Fockers" in the annual movie
reviews by Penn State President Graham Spanier....read more
Bill Welch Memorial Cartoon Series
Saturdays during the month of January, in
honor of former State College Mayor Bill Welch, The State Theatre
invites you to watch all your Warner Brother’s favorites: Bugs Bunny,
Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, the Roadrunner and so much more! It’s a great opportunity to share the antics of these timeless classics with your family. (more info)
Penn State Outback Bowl Notes
Penn State (7-5) vs. Florida (7-5)
When: Saturday, January 1, 2011
Where: Raymond James Stadium (65,657)
Kickoff: 1:00 p.m. ET
ABC will nationally televise the contest with Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden and Suzy Kolber calling the action.
The Nittany Lions and Gators are meeting for the third time, with all
three meetings in bowl games. Florida has won the two previous contests,
in the 1962 Gator Bowl (17-7) and the 1998 Florida Citrus Bowl (21-6).
The Outback Bowl is the only 2010-11 post-season game featuring
head coaches that both have won a national championship.
The Nittany Lions are playing in their fifth New Year's bowl game
in the past six years, having played in the 2006 FedEx Orange Bowl,
2007 Outback Bowl, 2009 Rose Bowl and 2010 Capital One Bowl.
The first New Year’s Eve ball drop in Times Square happened in what year?
Last week's answer:
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