University Park, Pa. — The Blue & White Society and Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics are teaming up to host the traditional "Rally in the Valley" football pep rally at approximately 7:45 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 29, in Rec Hall. The Nittany Lion faithful will be pumped up and primed to get ready for the widely anticipated Beaver Stadium primetime clash between Penn State and Michigan on Saturday.
The "Rally in the Valley" will begin immediately after the Penn State-Indiana women's volleyball match, which begins at 6:30 p.m. The first 5,500 fans who either remain at the volleyball match or arrive at Rec Hall will be admitted. The rally will feature Coach Joe Paterno, the Penn State football team, Penn State cheerleaders, Lionettes dance team, the Blue Band, and the Nittany Lion. T-shirts will be given away at the pep rally.
Penn State has won the last two meetings with the Wolverines, including 35-10 in Ann Arbor last season. The teams are not scheduled to meet the next two years. The 8 p.m. contest will be televised by ESPN to a national audience. The Penn State Sports Network and www.GoPSUsports.com also will air the clash.
The Nittany Lion women's volleyball team, winners of an unprecedented three consecutive NCAA Championships, will then return to Rec Hall on Saturday for a 5:00 p.m. match with Purdue, prior to the sold out gridiron clash in Beaver Stadium.
The Blue & White Society is the student membership of the Penn State Alumni Association. For more information about the pep rally, visit the Blue & White Society Web site at www.clubs.psu.edu/up/bws, or call the Penn State Alumni Association at 814-865-6516 or Penn State Athletic Communications at 814-865-1757.