Penn State foot­ball fans will deal with snow, bit­ter tem­per­a­tures and park­ing lim­i­ta­tions

Centre Daily Times - - Front Page - BY BRET PALLOTTO bpal­lotto@cen­tredaily.com

The Wis­con­sin Badgers are bring­ing two Wis­con­sin tra­di­tions with them when they visit Beaver Sta­dium for the first time since 2012: a top-5 rush­ing ofFans fense and cold weather.

Ac­cuWeather is pre­dict­ing a 45 per­cent chance of snow flur­ries at kick­off and a high of 36 de­grees, which is his­tor­i­cally the low tem­per­a­ture on Nov. 10. The Ac­cuweather “RealFeel” is fore­cast to be 16 de­grees at kick­off due, in part, to 25 mph winds.

in­side Beaver Sta­dium shouldn’t fret for too long, though, be­cause the RealFeel is ex­pected to be a balmy 21 de­grees at the end of the game.

Ac­cuWeather rec­om­mends lay­er­ing up, keep­ing ex­trem­i­ties cov­ered, wear­ing boots, stay­ing ac­tive and eat­ing warm foods.

PARK­ING

The record-set­ting rain in the State Col­lege area that caused “sig­nif­i­cant dam­age” to park­ing lots will con­tinue to re­strict park­ing op­tions.

The overnight RV lot, pink lots and a por­tion of the re­served green lot are the only grass lots that will be avail­able. Six free shut­tle routes will be avail­able from off-cam­pus lots to the stadi-

um.

Mo­torists “should park down­town or at Grange Park,” ac­cord­ing to Penn State.

All lots are sched­uled to open at 7 a.m., and all al­ter­nate lots are filled on a first-come, first-served ba­sis.

Real-time park­ing and traf­fic up­dates can be seen at GoPSUs­ports.com/ foot­ballmap.

THON GAME

For­mer first-team Al­lAmer­i­can Devon Still and his daugh­ter Leah Still, a pe­di­atric can­cer sur­vivor, are sched­uled to be the hon­orary cap­tains for the game. A Thon pre­sen­ta­tion is sched­uled for half­time.

Devon will also be avail­able for pho­tos from 8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. at the south tun­nel of Beaver Sta­dium.

Penn State also plans to rec­og­nize its wrestling team for win­ning the 2018 na­tional cham­pi­onship and its bas­ket­ball team for win­ning the 2018 NIT.

World cham­pion wrestler David Tay­lor, 2018 men’s gym­nas­tics cham­pi­ons Stephen Ne­doroscik and Isa­iah Har­ris, and men’s track and field cham­pion David Lu­cas are also sched­uled to be hon­ored.

TV CHAN­NEL, LIVE STREAM AND ODDS

If cold, windy weather isn’t ap­peal­ing, you can watch the Nit­tany Li­ons on ABC or livestream the game on WatchESPN. There are also six op­tions to lis­ten to the game over lo­cal ra­dio, Sir­ius, XM or over the In­ter­net.

While you’re watch­ing or lis­ten­ing, you might also be root­ing for Penn State to cover the 8.5 point spread. The over/un­der is 55 points, ac­cord­ing to Ve­gasIn­sider.com.

In Big Ten play, Penn State is av­er­ag­ing 29 points per game, while the Badgers are av­er­ag­ing 30. If you were to ex­clude each team’s out­put against the Illi­nois Fight­ing Illini 121stranked de­fense, those av­er­ages drop to 22.6 and 26 points per game, re­spec­tively.

ABBY DREY

The grounds crew pulls tarps off the field at Beaver Sta­dium when Penn State played Iowa on Oct. 27. The Nit­tany Li­ons host Wis­con­sin on Satur­day.

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