Pep rallies planned for five away games

September 11, 2007

University Park, Pa. -- The Penn State Alumni Association will pump up the Nittany Lion faithful with five pep rallies beginning three hours prior to the football games against Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Temple and Michigan State.

The Michigan pep rally in Ann Arbor, Mich., will take place on Sept. 22 in a blue-and-white striped tent on the University of Michigan golf course, between holes one and nine, along State Street. The pep rally tent will open three hours before kickoff -- which has not been announced -- and the program begins two hours before kickoff. Like all Penn State Alumni Association pep rallies, the Michigan pep rally will feature the Pep Band, the Nittany Lion, cheerleaders and some rallying words from Penn State President Graham B. Spanier and Alumni Association Executive Director Roger Williams.

The other four Penn State pep rallies also will be in tents close to the football stadiums. The pep rallies and their locations are:

-- Sept. 29, Illinois: Under a tent at north of Kirby Avenue, near Oak Street. The tent will be located on the north side of Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill.;

-- Oct. 20, Indiana: Located under a tent on the corner of Indiana Avenue and 17th Street, near Memorial Stadium in Bloomington, Ind.

-- Nov. 10, Temple: Under a large tent in the northwest corner of Lot P, located on the corner of Darien Street and Pattison Avenue; next to Citizen's Bank Park and across from Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia; and

-- Nov. 17, Michigan State: Under a tent on Dem Hall Field, located 150 yards northwest of the stadium in East Lansing, Mich.

All pep rally tents open three hours prior to kickoff and are free to Penn State alumni and Nittany Lion fans. No reservations are needed. The away-game pep rallies are sponsored in part by the Alumni Association's business partner Bank of America. For more info on away game pep rallies, visit the Alumni Association's Web site at http://www.alumni.psu.edu/events/pep/ or call 800-546-LION.

The Penn State Alumni Association is the largest dues-paying alumni association in the world with more than 159,000 members. Established in 1870, the Alumni Association strives to connect alumni to the University and to each other, provide valuable benefits to members and support the University's mission of teaching, research and service. For more information on the Alumni Association, go to http://www.alumni.psu.edu online.

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Last Updated March 19, 2009