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Penn State Football: James Franklin headlines 17-stop Coaches Caravan

Penn State fans throughout the region will get a chance to get up close with James Franklin and various other Penn State coaches as part of the annual Coaches Caravan. The tour begins on May 1 and will make stops at 17 different locations over three weeks.

Franklin is scheduled to be at every stop to spread his mission and vision for the Nittany Lions.

The tour will start on the Penn State campus with an evening reception at the Pegula Ice Arena at 5:00 pm. 13 of the events will be in the state of Pennsylvania. The tour will also go to Washington, DC, Baltimore, MD, New York City and Northern New Jersey. The May 6 lunch reception in York is sold out. Other locations are starting to fill up fast.

Several assistant coaches are planning on joining Franklin at some of the stops. Charles Huff Herb Hand, Ricky Rahne, Terry Smith and Sean Spencer and Bob Shoop are all scheduled to appear at various times.

Anyone interested in going is asked to register in advance by visiting

A full list of the stops on the tour can be found below.


MAY 1: State College, Pegula Ice Arena (Evening)

MAY 6: York, Penn State-York (Lunch) SOLD OUT

Hershey, Hershey Lodge (Evening)

MAY 7: Baltimore, Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards (Lunch)

Washington, D.C., Washington Marriott Wardman Park (Evening)

MAY 8: Uniontown, Penn State-Fayette, Eberly campus (Lunch)

Pittsburgh, Sheraton Station Square, (Evening)

MAY 13: King of Prussia, Valley Forge Casino Resort (Evening)

MAY 14: Philadelphia, Center City/The Rittenhouse (Lunch)

Scranton, Fiorelli Catering/Peckville (Evening)

MAY 15: Northern New Jersey, Hanover Marriott in Whippany (Lunch)

New York City, Marriott New York Downtown (Evening)

MAY 20: Williamsport, Pennsylvania College of Technology (Lunch)

Wilkes-Barre, Genetti Hotel and Conference Center (Evening)

MAY 21: East Stroudsburg, East Stroudsburg University (Lunch)

Lehigh Valley, Sands Bethlehem Event Center (Evening)

MAY 22: Erie, Penn State-Erie (Evening)


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