Bomb Threat at Beaver Stadium
Police and FBI investigated a bomb threat received last night on Beaver Stadium, where Penn State is set to play Nebraska today -- but searches last night and this morning produced nothing.
According to Lisa Powers, director of public information at PSU, the call came in last night around 6:30 PM to the main number on campus. The caller mentioned a bomb at Beaver Stadium and police were immediately notified.
Police went through the stadium with bomb-sniffing dogs and made two run-throughs ... but found nothing. Powers said the FBI and police are working on tracing who the caller is, but so far have found nothing.
Powers said they never took the call as a credible threat because the stadium has been on lockdown since Tuesday.
Once things were all clear, the university sent out a mass text message at 9:08 AM this morning, informing students of the situation (see below).
Fans Show Love For Joe Paterno
Tailgating is underway outside Beaver Stadium, and the Penn State fans are showing the love for their legendary ex-coach, Joe Paterno.
According to an onlooker, several fans are sporting t-shirts, decorating cardboard cutouts and carrying signs in support of JoePa . So far, we're told the crowd is well-behaved.
A plane just flew overhead (see below) with a sign that, according to multiple witnesses, reads: "Joe is so dirty he needs a shower."
Trust us, that's what it says.
Mixed Messages at Tailgate
Penn State fans supporting Joe Paterno, and Penn State fans against child abuse -- the two camps embraced each other during today's football tailgate.
In a group photo, a PSU fan wearing a "Joe Knows Football" sweatshirt posed with one wearing a "Stop Child Abuse" t-shirt (below).
Joined Together in Prayer
They will be knocking each other around all afternoon long, but before kickoff today ... players from Penn State and Nebraska got together at the middle of the field for a pre-game prayer.
The prayer was led by an assistant coach from Nebraska ... who was wearing blue.
Penn State Candlelight Vigil - Alma mater and a moment of silence 11/11/11