Penn State pep rallies at all away games; first rally Sept. 8

Nittany Lion fans can rally together before the Penn State/Virginia game on Sept. 8 at the Penn State Pep Rally, in a tent at the corner of Alderman and McCormick roads, in front of the ROTC Building on the University of Virginia campus. The pep rally opens at 9 a.m. and the program begins at 10 a.m., leading up to a noon kickoff.

Organized by the Penn State Alumni Association, the Pep Rally will feature the Penn State Pep Band, the Nittany Lion, cheerleaders and some rallying words from Alumni Association Executive Director Roger Williams. The Alumni Association, in conjunction with its local affiliate alumni chapter -- the Central Virginia (Richmond) Chapter -- will hold a Friday night get-together for alumni and friends who are in town for the game from 7-9 p.m. on Sept. 7 at McGrady’s Irish Pub, 946 Grady Ave.

Four other Penn State pep rallies also will be held close to the away football stadiums. The pep rallies, tent opening times and locations are:

Sept. 29, Illinois
Location: In the group tent area, east side of Assembly Hall, off Fourth Street in Champaign, Ill.; Time TBA

Oct. 20, Iowa
Location: In a tent on Duane Banks Baseball Field at 960 Stadium Drive in Iowa City, Iowa;
Time: 4 p.m. tent opens; 5 p.m. program begins; 7 p.m. kick off (all Central Time)

Nov. 3, Purdue
Location: Tent City on Rankin Track and Field, southwest of the stadium at Stadium Avenue and Intramural Drive, in Bloomington, Ind.; Time TBA

Nov. 10, Nebraska
Location: Grand Manse -- Jasmine Room, 129 North 10th St., in Lincoln, Neb.; Time TBA

All pep rally locations open three hours prior to kickoff, and the pep rally program begins two hours before kickoff. Pep rallies are free and open to all Penn State alumni and Nittany Lion fans, and include light refreshments.

For more information on pep rallies, visit the Alumni Association’s website at or call 800-548-LION (5466).

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Last Updated August 21, 2012