Student tickets free for Saturday's men's basketball game vs. Purdue

University Park, Pa. — The Nittany Lion basketball team will play its final home game of the season on Saturday, March 6 when it takes on No. 6-ranked Purdue and it will invite all Penn State students to join in the fun for free.

The 2:30 p.m. tipoff on the Big Ten Network comes at the beginning of Spring Break week for the University Park Campus and the game was not included in the Student Season Ticket package. Penn State will offer free admittance to the game with a student ID card. Tickets may be picked up at Gate A beginning at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. One ticket per student.

The Nittany Lions have won three of their last four games as they prepare to take on No. 11 Michigan State Thursday in East Lansing, Mich., in a game that will be nationally televised on ESPN2.

At halftime of Saturday's Purdue game former Nittany Lions Glenn Sekunda and Nate Althouse will shoot free throws to fight cancer. The pair will take part in the State College Hooters Alumni Free Throw Challenge to benefit Coaches vs. Cancer and will try to make as many free throws as possible in 60 seconds in an effort to raise funds and awareness for Coaches Vs. Cancer. Penn State CVC is accepting pledges from 50 cents up per free throw made. Penn State Coach Ed DeChellis has pledged $5 per free throw made and has challenged fellow CVC supporters to match his pledge.

Pledge forms may be downloaded at the following link and scrolling down to the State College Hooters Alumni Free Throw Challenge information box.

State College Hooters Alumni Free Throw Challenge

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Last Updated November 18, 2010