The 2017 Penn State Blue-White spring game is scheduled to kick off at 3 p.m. ET Saturday, April 22. The Nittany Lions spring game, which will be televised by the Big Ten Network, will give fans a chance to see the players in action in an early preview of the 2017 season.
Penn State is coming off a Big Ten title and an appearance in the Rose Bowl. After a top-10 finish in the final rankings, the Nittany Lions will be expected to compete for championships in 2017.
Below, find game time, details, TV and online information and a preview of the spring game.
2017 Penn State spring game time, details
Time: 3 p.m. ET
Date: Saturday, April 22
Location: Beaver Stadium
Admission is free to the Blue-White Game, but there are parking charges. Those are explained in detail here.
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What TV channel is the 2017 Penn State spring game on?
The Blue-White Game will be shown live on the Big Ten Network starting at 3 p.m. ET.
How can I watch the 2017 Penn State spring game online?
3 things to watch at the 2017 Penn State spring game
1. How will the Nittany Lions replace WR Chris Godwin?
With QB Trace McSorley and RB Saquon Barkley, Penn State has two big stars to lead the way. But 2016 leading receiver Chris Godwin declared for the NFL draft after making 59 catches for 982 yards and 11 touchdowns last season.
TE Mike Gesicki (679 yards) will be a major target for McSorley, but the team needs a receiver to step up. Two candidates: DeAndre Thompkins (440 yards) and Saeed Blacknall (347 yards). Also keep an eye on Juwan Johnson.
2. How does the offensive line look?
Barkley is primed for a huge season at running back, but he’ll need space and help from the offensive line. The optimism starts with Connor McGovern, who moves from right guard to center.
But Penn State will also lean on sophomore Ryan Bates. He started at left guard and left tackle last season, starting all 14 games. Only Brian Gaia matched Bates in starting all 14 games.
3. What’s new with the linebackers?
Injuries severely hurt this group last year, but Jason Cabinda is back and should be the leader in the middle. He and Manny Bowen should be the stars of the group.
The big question here is who else will step up and become a starter. Koa Farmer, Cam Brown, Brandon Smith and Jake Cooper are possibilities. But could Jarvis Miller find room? He has moved from safety to linebacker.