10. Penn State Ping Pong Balls
Add excitement to your Blue/White beer pong, ahem, ping pong game with Penn State logoed ping pong balls. Penn State…pong…need I say more?
9. Penn State Hats
The weather Blue/White weekend is always extremely iffy. I have tailgated for Blue/White when the weather has been 86 and sunny. The following year it was 50 with torrential downpours. Buy a Penn State hat. It is that simple. If it is sunny, it will protect your face from a painful and embarrassing sunburn. If it is rainy, your head will stay dry.
8. Nike Autograph Footballs
Blue/White weekend is a prime time to get autographs of Penn State greats like Silas Redd and Mike Mauti. You might even be lucky enough to score new head Coach Bill O’Brien’s John Hancock at the pre-game signing session. Display the signatures proudly on the official Nike autograph football.
7. Stand Up Joe
JoePa will always be in style. Your Blue/White weekend will not be complete without proudly displaying your stand up Joe Paterno cutout.
6. Penn State Football Jersey
Don’t be the only one of your friends NOT to have the traditional blue and/or white Nike jersey. Remember to have your jersey handy at the pre Blue/White game autograph session!
5. Camp David Caroline Hood
Available in four bright colors, the Camp David Caroline hooded sweatshirt is the perfect weight for mild spring afternoons. The soft cotton will appeal to all lady lions Blue/White weekend. Add a fun pop of color to your Penn State wardrobe for a reasonable price.
4. Tailgating Gear
I tried to pick and item or two to focus on when writing about Penn State tailgating “stuff” but there are just too many options. In short, you will need the following Penn State items; serving platters, spatulas, plates, cups, napkins, and don’t forget to wear your favorite logoed Nittany lion apron. Make sure you also remember to pack a Nike football to toss while enjoying the afternoon.
3. Penn State Pinnies
You probably hate to hear it but, the 80s are back. Plenty of students and nonstudents alike will be seen in their traditional and sometimes not-so-traditional Penn State pinnies. If you want to fit in, sport one of these uber popular looks.
2. Blue/White Shades
Right now the forecast for this weekend is not looking great but it could change. I mean, stranger things have happened, right? For those not sporting a Penn State hat, purchase a pair of blue/white Penn State sunglasses to provide eye protection. The neutral shades are not logoed and can be worn year-round.
1. Penn State 2012 Schedule Tee
Help celebrate Bill O’Brien’s inaugural year with the 2012 Penn State football schedule t-shirt. Available in adult sizes, the unique ticket design makes this new item a must have.
Penn State’s Blue/White weekend will start Friday, April 20 and will run through Sunday, April 22, 2012. The annual Blue/White football game will take place Saturday, April 21, at 2pm. Remember to stop by Lions Pride for all of your weekend needs and don't forget, "GO STATE, BEAT STATE"!