Men's basketball to host Hoops 4 Disaster Relief exhibition game Oct. 27

Charity event to assist Louisiana Tech campus and community affected by tornado

Parts of the Ruston, Louisiana, community and the Louisiana Tech campus suffered extensive damage after an EF3 tornado ripped through the area in April 2019. The Penn State and Delaware men's basketball teams will play an exhibition game on Sunday, Oct. 27, to raise funds to assist with restoration efforts. Credit: image courtesy Louisiana Tech UniversityAll Rights Reserved.

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Penn State men’s basketball team will host Delaware in a charity exhibition game at noon ET on Sunday, Oct. 27, in the Bryce Jordan Center. Proceeds from this Hoops 4 Disaster Relief exhibition game will assist Louisiana Tech University and Ruston, Louisiana, after an EF3 tornado ripped through the campus and nearby community in April 2019. The tornado claimed two lives and caused extensive damage.

Students, faculty and staff who have been directly impacted by the tornado will receive the funds. Funds will also help rebuild and repair damage to campus structures and grounds.

Tickets will be available through the Penn State Athletics Ticket Office and online beginning at 10 a.m. ET on Tuesday, Sept. 24. General admission tickets for the game between the Nittany Lions and Blue Hens will be $10 through Ticketmaster. Student tickets are $5 through the student Ticketmaster site. Parking for this charity exhibition game is free.

It’s been nearly 40 years since the Jan. 14, 1980, meeting between Penn State and Delaware. The Nittany Lions own a 10-0 advantage in the series.

Louisiana Tech will play Louisiana State University in a home exhibition game on Saturday, Nov. 2, with several other institutions participating in the Hoops 4 Disaster Relief series.

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Last Updated September 19, 2019