ESPN’s College GameDay will air a segment Saturday morning examining the practice of “color outs” in college football, focusing on Penn State’s “white out” Saturday against No. 2 Ohio State.
The Nittany Lions host one game a year in which fans are asked to wear white T-shirts and yell particularly loud, usually for a key matchup. Penn State is asking for “the most difficult environment in the history of college football” against the Buckeyes.
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On Friday, ESPN.com’s Josh Moyer chronicled the history of Penn State white outs, which began in 2004. That piece includes quotes from several Nittany Lions.
“The White Out is one of the reasons why you come to Penn State,” said cornerback Grant Haley, who’s from Georgia. “You can feel the ground shaking. … When you see it, it’s just something like, it just catches the eye. It’s unexplainable. It’s unreal.”
Added running back Saquon Barkley: “I lost my mind. It was amazing; I never had seen anything like that.”
The College GameDay feature on color outs, and the white out specifically, will be reported by Tom Rinaldi and air around 9:38 a.m. ET on ESPN.