Getting ready to hit the Happy Valley Road.
Homecoming has lots of festivities and I have the pleasure of participating again this year.
Nittany Lion Football Homecoming Pep Rally Set for Friday Night on Old Main Lawn
Nittany Lions Host Michigan Saturday at 4:30 p.m. in 89th Homecoming Clash
Oct. 14, 2008
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Coach Joe Paterno and the Nittany Lion football team are scheduled to appear at Friday's Homecoming pep rally on Old Main lawn.
The pep rally and Homecoming king and queen coronation will begin immediately following the Homecoming parade, at approximately 9 p.m. The Penn State Blue Band, the cheerleaders and the Nittany Lion also will participate.
The parade begins at 6 p.m. near the intersection of Curtin and Porter Roads, and will travel west on Curtin Road, south on Bigler Road, west on Pollock Road, south on Shortlidge Road and west on College Avenue before turning north onto Burrowes Road and concluding near Rec Hall.
On Saturday, Michigan will provide the opposition for Penn State's 89th Homecoming game. The sold out clash will kickoff at 4:30 p.m. and air on ESPN, the Penn State Sports Network and www.GoPSUsports.com, the official website of Penn State Athletics. The Nittany Lions have an impressive 63-20-5 record in front of the alumni audience, winning 37 of 42 Homecoming tilts under Paterno.
The pep rally is one of several events taking place Friday in conjunction with Homecoming. Following the pep rally, the Guard the Lion Shrine will begin at the shrine, near Rec Hall. For more information on Homecoming activities, go to: http://homecoming.psu.edu.
Three Penn State teams will compete at home on Friday. The men's and women's cross country teams host the Penn State National at 10 a.m. at the Penn State Golf Courses. At 4:00 p.m., the women's soccer team hosts Minnesota at Jeffrey Field. And at 8 p.m, the No. 1 ranked and undefeated (18-0) Nittany Lion women's volleyball team will entertain No. 22 Michigan in Rec Hall.
On Saturday, the volleyball team hosts Ohio State at 8:30 p.m. in Rec Hall, while on Sunday, the women's soccer team hosts Iowa at 12:00 p.m.
Also on Friday, the Big Ten Network's Friday Night Tailgate Show will originate from outside the Bryce Jordan Center, near Curtin Road. The show will begin at 8:30 p.m. and air Friday at 11:30 p.m. and several times Saturday morning on the Big Ten Network, which is available in approximately 70 million homes nationwide.
The Nittany Lion football team is 7-0 overall and 3-0 in Big Ten play and ranked No. 3 in the polls.