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PSU can't handle late kickoffs

October 15, 2008 - Neil Rudel

The following letter ran in our Sunday Sports Mailbag a week ago. I've seen enough rowdy crowds for big night games at Penn State to know the legitimacy of it.

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Penn State is to the point where it ought to ban 8 p.m. games. Its stadium is too big and its tailgating rush is too bloated with alcohol.

Gone, of course, are the 1:30 p.m. starts that long ago gave way to late afternoon and evening games that are more attractive for TV. Last year's 6 p.m. kick with Notre Dame is really the latest -- not just because of partying but traffic concerns as well -- that Penn State should kick off.

8 p.m. starts have seen visiting fans and bands abused, and it's time that Penn State quits shrugging its shoulders and becomes more pro-active by working with the Big Ten and the networks to suggest it would rather practice safety by kicking off earlier.

Saturday's 4:30 kick against Michigan is just about right.

 

 
 

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