The Stripe Out Is Back In Beaver Stadium
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - With Beaver Stadium back at full-capacity for the first time in two years, students have been ecstatic to experience the magic of Penn State football live once again.
Part of being in the audience means following the theme of the game, so that the stadium looks coordinated as one.
This weekend, the Nittany Lions are set to play the Indiana Hoosiers at 7:30 p.m., with the theme of a “Stripe Out,” where each section of the stadium will alternate between wearing blue and white.
With another game under the lights, many students are beginning to compare the “Stripe Out” to the “White Out.”
“The Stripe Out is less noisy and less of a good experience than the White Out is, but I believe that it looks better,” Alex Koretke (third-year - chemistry) said.
Having themes for football games not only increases the attendance within the stadium, but it brings up the energy in the crowd.
“I think it makes a difference having themed games because the players feed off of the crowd’s energy,” Carly Weisfelner (third year - early childhood education) said. “It just makes everyone more excited to go to the game.”
Penn State is seeking revenge against the Hoosiers, after being upset in overtime of the season opener last year.
“I think this game is going to have a lot of energy because we’re 4-0 now,” Gracie Rhead (second-year - psychology) said. “We’re playing another Big Ten school, so it’s going to determine a lot.”
This weekend marks the end of four straight home games in a row, so the Nittany Lions will look to go out with a bang. Next weekend, they’re back on the road to face the Iowa Hawkeyes.
Emily Grill is a second-year majoring in broadcast journalism. To contact her, email firstname.lastname@example.org.