Known for their “white outs” that make Beaver Stadium a sea of white, Nittany Lions football fans have declared a “blue out” for Saturday’s big game against Nebraska at noon.
From the Penn State Football Facebook page, an event which already has nearly 5,000 attendees:
“In light of the numerous counts of sexual abuse recently charged against former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky, wear blue to the Nebraska game to support the victims of child abuse worldwide. Penn State has a strong tradition of integrity and solidarity to uphold-- let's make national news not only for the scandal, but for our collective actions to show support for the victims, and be proud again to say WE ARE PENN STATE!
Even if you can't make the game, attend the event to show your support.
Statistics: It is estimated that 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will have experienced an episode of sexual abuse while younger than 18 years. The numbers of boys affected may be falsely low because of reporting techniques (Botash, Ann, MD, Pediatric Annual, May, 1997).
UPDATE: A special thank you to the Panhellenic Council, the College Republicans, and the LION fm for their support! Only together can we stand united with our fellow classmates and teammates."