Welcome to White Out Week, a Happy Valley tradition that will almost assuredly trump any stadium participation in college football. Sure, there are coaches who wear referee jerseys at press conferences to remind fans of a stripe out, and programs with dynamite entrances, but nobody does a stadium-wide white out quite like Penn State.
When the No. 9 Penn State Nittany Lions host the No. 4 Ohio State Buckeyes at Beaver Stadium on Saturday night in State College, Pennsylvania, the Penn State faithful of over 106,000 will all be rocking white, while some of the nation’s top recruits will be on hand to soak it all in.
So, with ESPN’s College GameDay on hand and arguably the biggest Big Ten Conference game of the season ready to rock, Penn State head coach James Franklin has some rather hilarious suggestions for this year’s whiteout.
From stormtroopers to Serena Williams and from a group of bridesmaids to Elvis, Franklin definitely comes in hot with that GIF on his personal Twitter account to promote the biggest game of the season.
It’s no slamming chairs at a fraternity, but hey, this is Power 5 football, and everybody on the Penn State campus knows what week this is.
Heck, even former Nittany Lions superstar running back and New York Giants rookie Saquon Barkley understands how special White Out Week can be.
The White Out Experience is as classic as the uniforms Penn State will wear this weekend.
Of Coach Franklin’s suggestions, Drake with the hoodie will likely be the most popular attire for the student section because it’s 2018 and considering the forecast suggests a low in the mid-40s. Old school Elton John likely has the lowest probability to show up because nobody other than Rocket Man himself has that jacket.
This is definitely one of the coolest-looking traditions in college football, and you better believe it’s going to an amazing scene once again come Saturday night on national television.