Cast your vote: Penn State a finalist in poll of nation's best tailgating schools

September 30, 2005

University Park, Pa. -- After defeating the University of Washington, Penn State has moved on to the finals of SportsIllustrated.com's match-up of the best tailgating scenes in the nation. Now fans can help earn Penn State and Beaver Stadium the title as the best spot for college football tailgating in the country by voting for Penn State against LSU in the finals. Penn State beat out the University of Texas in the first round before defeating Washington. Sports Illustrated and self-described "commissioner of tailgating" Joe Cahn seeded Penn State among the eight best tailgates in college football, giving fans the chance to vote in weekly head-to-head match-ups online to determine what stadium has the best tailgate.To cast your vote for Penn State in the final round go to http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/magazine/specials/tailgate/2005/footbal... and scroll down to the pairings for "College Football Venues." A victory would mark the second win for Penn State in fan-voted national online polls this football season.

Fan support in another poll and the play of the Nittany Lions has netted the University $5,000 towards its general scholarship fund. The dramatic 36-yard touchdown pass from senior quarterback Michael Robinson to freshman wideout Derrick Williams with 51 seconds to play at Northwestern has been selected the Pontiac Game Changing Performance of the Week. The announcement was made Thursday night on ESPN. Williams' catch received 48 percent of the votes among the four plays that were nominated from last weekend's action. By the end of the season, Pontiac will have contributed close to $200,000 to NCAA institutions across the nation.

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