The Penn State Nittany Lions are currently in the middle of spring practice. It all culminates on April 12 with the annual Blue-White Game. Kickoff for the game is set for 1:30 p.pm. and admission and parking is free. For fans unable to attend the game, it will be televised later in the day by the Big Ten Network.
The game will be shown on tape delay like it was last year. There is a chance, that like last year, the game will be shown live on BTN2GO, the network’s online entity.
According to the Big Ten Network’s TV schedule for April 12, the game will be shown at 6:00 p.m. The network will be full of spring football that day, starting with a live broadcast of the Ohio State Spring Game at 1:30 p.m. Spring games from Wisconsin and Nebraska will also be aired throughout the day.
There is a lot of excitement surrounding the Penn State football program this year. That’s due in large part to new head coach James Franklin and the excitement that he’s already garnered. Fans are expecting big things from Franklin with the Lions, and the Blue-White Game will be the first opportunity to get a true glimpse as to what he has in store for the program.
With depth chart issues caused by the NCAA sanctions and injuries, Franklin will have to be careful how he structures the scrimmage game. He hinted in an earlier press conference that he wanted to make it more like a traditional game instead of the point system that was used under former head coach Bill O’Brien the past two years. However, no official announcement has been made yet what the game will look like.
While watching a replay of the Blue-White Game likely isn’t the preferred method of most fans, it’s better than nothing for those unable to attend at the stadium.
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