The late Coach Joe Paterno will be honored at Penn State vs. Temple football game

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According to Penn State University promotions, the late Coach Joe Paterno will be honored on Sept. 17 when PSU hosts Temple University football.

A release explains that on the Commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Paterno’s first game — Sept. 17, 1966 — the university will provide activities during the game that will take place to commemorate Paterno’s first game as the head coach at Penn State.

Temple, September 17: Stripe Out; Commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Coach Joe Paterno; THON Day; Community Heroes Day; Faculty & Staff Day

  • This year will be the Second Annual Stripe Out. Each section will be coordinated in either all blue or white clothing to create a stripe effect in Beaver Stadium. More info about the Stripe Out will be released in August. The game will be a student section White Out.
  • Commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Coach Joe Paterno – Activities during the game will take place to commemorate Joe Paterno’s first game as the head football coach at Penn State — September 17, 1966.
  • THON Day – The Penn State Dance Marathon (THON) will be featured for the event’s amazing fundraising efforts in the fight against pediatric cancer when Penn State takes on Temple. Additionally, a portion of ticket sales will benefit the Penn State Dance Marathon and the Four Diamonds Fund. The world’s largest student-run philanthropy, THON has raised more than $137 million for the Four Diamonds Fund.
  • Community Heroes Day — police, fire, EMT — are eligible for a special ticket package that includes a free blue or white t-shirt for the Stripe Out. For more information, call 1-800-NITTANY.
  • Faculty & Staff Day — Penn State Faculty and Staff from across the state are eligible to purchase a special ticket package that includes a free blue or white t-shirt for the Stripe Out. For more information, call 1-800-NITTANY.