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Penn State students organize whiteout for Northwestern game

Some Penn State students are doing their part to help suppot the Nittany Lions, which enter the game on a three-game winning streak: They're calling for a whiteout.

Penn State students organize whiteout for Northwestern game

The last time Penn State defeated a ranked team at Beaver Stadium was 2008. 

That streak could end this week when the Nittany Lions (3-2) host No. 24 Northwestern (5-0) at noon. Some Penn State students are doing their part to help suppot the Nittany Lions, which enter the game on a three-game winning streak: They're calling for a whiteout.

The effort, led by Nittanyville -- the group of students who camp outside Beaver Stadium the week before a game -- is picking up steam.

An official event was created on Facebook, where more than 1,000 people were invited to attend. Word is also spreading on Twitter.

On Monday, corner back Stephon Morris tweeted on his personal account (@morris12island): "Hey students, its a #whiteOut Saturday lets get cray @NittanyvillePSU."

Penn State's last home game, a win against Temple, was billed as an official blueout by the athletic department. Fans were encouraged to wear blue to raise awareness for child abuse.

The Northwestern game would be the first whiteout this season. 

-Emily Kaplan

About this blog
Joe Juliano has been a staff writer for The Inquirer for 20 years, covering college sports, golf and the Penn Relays.

This season is Joe's fourth season on the paper's Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for United Press International from 1976 to 1984.

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