Penn State will honor its undefeated 1994 team and pay tribute to “community heroes” at the football home opener Sept. 6 against Akron at Beaver Stadium.
The university announced themes for the home schedule Thursday.
At halftime of the Akron game, the 1994 Big Ten and Rose Bowl championship team will be honored. Players from that 12-0 squad — which was led by All-Americans Kyle Brady, Ki-Jana Carter, Kerry Collins, Bobby Engram and Jeff Hartings — will be recognized.
The Sept. 6 game also will celebrate Red, White and Blue Community Hero Day. First responders will be honored throughout the game, and can purchase tickets for the Akron game at a reduced rate by calling 1-800-NITTANY (weekdays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.).
The Akron game also is Scout Day, with all Boy Scout and Girl Scout organizations able to purchase tickets at a reduced rate.
Other themes announced Thursday:
The season, the Nittany Lions’ first under coach James Franklin, begins Aug. 30 vs. Central Florida in the Croke Park Classic in Dublin, Ireland.