'Code Blue' declared for Penn State-Michigan State football clash

University Park, Pa. -- Organizers have declared a "Code Blue" for Saturday's season finale with Michigan State. Kickoff is at noon in Beaver Stadium.

All students and fans are encouraged to wear blue to the game. The student gate will open at 10 a.m. and public gates will open at 10:30 a.m.

The Penn State seniors will be introduced in a pre-game ceremony prior to Saturday's battle for the Land Grant Trophy.

Student volunteers called "room raiders" are expected to go door-to-door in an effort to make sure students remember the noon start and to wear blue.

More than 20,000 students dressed in white spearheaded raucous crowds that disrupted Purdue and Iowa at Penn State home games earlier this season. During the Nittany Lions' games with Purdue and Iowa, the Penn State student section responded to the initial "White Out," with 99 percent wearing white and raising the decibel level that made it difficult for the Boilermakers and Hawkeyes to change plays at the line of scrimmage.

Tickets remain for season finale with Michigan State. Single game tickets can be purchased by calling 814-865-5555 or 800-863-3336 weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or at, the official Web site of Penn State athletics.

Tickets also can be purchased at the Bryce Jordan Ticket Center weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Last Updated March 19, 2009