Every April fans flood back to State College for Blue and White weekend, a fun filled few days with the a free, open to the public game to close out football spring practices. Notoriously for the game it is either gorgeous out, or miserable, but this year we experienced a first that I am aware of, snow. Cold temperatures, wind, and sporadic snow/sleet, I’m still not sure exactly what it was made for a day that felt a lot more like fall football, than mid April.
I arrived at the stadium early (thinking I was prepared for the weather), and wondered around the tailgates and festivities. Found my favorite feature of the day outside of the All Sports Museum where there was a table set up for youngsters to try out the football players gear, shoulder pads, jersey, and a helmet to top it off.
The game kicked off at noon, offense was the white squad, and the defense was the blue squad. Each quarter they switched directions on the field as they ran plays and each racked up points for certain achievements.
It was a quick game and gives fans an insight on what to expect this season, especially in the ongoing battle for the new quarterback. Though I am not sure on the final score, it was a fun, fast paced game looking forward to the end of August when the season opens at Met Life Stadium against Syracuse.
After the game a tradition that many fans look forward to is the availability to get on the field and run to the endzone, or for some try to reach the goalposts.