Penn State

Changes made for this year’s Blue-White game

Penn State’s football team will make its 2015 debut next month in the annual Blue-White game, the university’s unofficial spring reunion that attracted about 72,000 fans last year.

But there will be a few changes to the entertainment lineup.

The game will be played at 4 p.m. April 18, a later time than most years due to ACT testing that day, according to Penn State athletics spokesman Jeff Nelson. He said the late-afternoon game will allow more students and recruits to attend.

The Blue-White Family Fun Zone will make its debut from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Holuba Hall. The free event will include game stations run by Penn State teams, live entertainment, appearances by regional mascots, inflatables, face painting, food and beverages, merchandise, novelty stations and giveaways.

Players will sign autographs — one item per person — in Beaver Stadium.

The Totino’s Fan Festival will return on Curtin Road near Beaver Stadium from 9 a.m. to 2 pm. with displays, vendors and interactive activities.

There will be no admission or parking fee. The overnight RV lot, however, will open 7 a.m. April 17 and costs $60, cash only. Beaver Stadium Gates A and B will open at 1 p.m. and remaining gates will open at 2:30 p.m.

Fans may purchase season tickets at the game.

The sixth annual Paterno Family Beaver Stadium Run will be at 11 a.m. April 19, a day after the game, to benefit Special Olympics Pennsylvania. Registration information can be found online.