September 2009  
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Football Saturdays Feature Faculty Huddles
Tailgreat 2009
BWI/DC Express Added; Big Apple Express Resumes
Back to the Future with Phones
Alumni Rally Round Dear Old State
Fly to Away Games
Homecoming Activities Set for Oct. 16-17
Alumni Association Update Coming
Sendoff Picnics Promote Pride
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Freshmen urged to “Be A Part From The Start”
Smithsonian names Pell Under Secretary for Science
Study finds higher pathogen loads in collapsed honeybee colonies
Still Life: Blue Band readies for '09 season
Probing Question: Are “superfoods” really nutritional powerhouses?
Become a fan of Penn State on Facebook
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Nittany Lions No. 9 In Associated Press Pre-Season Poll
"Penn State Football Eve" Celebration Set
New, existing policies aim to make game day safer, more enjoyable
Naeher, Marton Garner Big Ten Women's Soccer Weekly Accolades
U.S. Amateur Includes Four Nittany Lions in Field
Men's basketball to open Big Ten season at Minnesota on ESPN2
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Tailgreat 2009

Article related photo.Penn State fans looking for a break from traditional tailgating can head to the Bryce Jordan Center two hours before kick off on home game Saturdays for The Blue Band Tailgreat Show presented by It’s free fun for families and fans of all ages.

The Blue Band Tailgreat Show offers fans the chance to see a pre–game performance by the Blue Band, cheerleaders, Lionettes dance team, new Nittany Lion mascot Clint Gyory, and more. Tailgreat will continue a tradition started last year: the guest drum major. Some of the luminaries scheduled to lead the band from Jordan Center to Beaver Stadium this season include football greats Curt Warner ’83 and Andre Collins ’91 and University President Graham Spanier. Fans will also have a chance to be guest drum major through various contests.

Article related photo.Tailgreat’s coordinator, Tara Wyckoff ’94, said planning is well underway for this year’s Tailgreats. “We’re still finalizing some of the details but our goal is to make Tailgreat as fun and varied as it was last year,” said Wyckoff.

Some of what's in store includes a Penn State Golf Contest where fans can putt their way to Penn State prizes, a “Champs Day” celebrating Penn State’s 2008-09 champions in all sports, and a Nittany Lion Hoops Festival that will offer a preview of the men’s basketball team.  

Check for Tailgreat details before each home game at  

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