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Penn State Football: Blue-White Game is Second-Highest in Attendance

With spring football officially wrapped up across the nation, a list of the highest- attended spring games has been compiled by AL.com. The Blue-White Game drew 72,000 fans on a beautiful spring day in April. Only the University of Alabama had more fans attend the spring game. 73,506 Crimson Tide fans attended the annual A-Day.

Penn State saw a major increase in attendance at the Blue-White game from last year.  In 2013, an estimated 28,000 people entered Beaver Stadium to watch the annual scrimmage.

When James Franklin took over as head coach of the Nittany Lions in January, he stressed his desire to have Beaver Stadium sold out for every game. He wanted a sell-out of 107,000 for the Blue-White Game as well, but eventually backed his expectations down to 80,000 for the scrimmage.

At the Blue-White Game, fans watched the Blue team, made essentially of starters, dominate and blank the White by a score of 37-0.

The top six most attended spring games in the country this year consisted of three SEC schools and three Big Ten schools. The six highest attended games were as follows: Alabama (73,506), Penn State 72,000, Auburn (70,645), Tennessee (68,548), Nebraska (61,772) and Ohio State (61,058).

Admission to the Blue-White Game, like most spring games, was free. However, three teams in the top six list: Ohio State, Nebraska and Auburn all charged admission.

The Nittany Lions kick off the 2014 season on August 30 against UCF in the Croke Park Classic in Dublin, Ireland.

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