Penn Football Opening Weekend

Penn Football at Franklin Field is back this Saturday! And with it comes a week of festivities to celebrate the return of another season of college football to University City culminating on Saturday, September 23rd when Penn takes on local rival Villanova at 7 p.m.

It all begins this Thursday, September 21 when students are invited to come out to Hill House Commons and eat dinner with Penn Football head coach Al Bagnoli from 6-7 p.m. Coach Bagnoli has chosen a special dish that for the evening and will take questions about the upcoming season...after he is done with dinner.

The countdown to kickoff begins with the renewal of another Penn Tradition on Friday, September 22nd when Coach Lake will take to Locust Walk in his famous helmet car, bullhorn in hand, getting the campus pumped for the game. Coach Lake will make stops at Class of 1920’s Commons at Noon and Hill House Commons at 12:45 p.m. Just make sure that when you see Coach Lake and he asks “How you doing?” you reply, “Oh very well!”

Saturday game days at Penn are always a big deal and what better way to prep for the game than to stop by the Quaker Corner Fan Zone (located at the corner of 33rd and South). The new and improved Fan Zone features inflatable games, music and entertainment, temporary Penn tattoos and even a dunk tank...where if you bring a canned good or make a donation to the Red Cross you’ll have the opportunity to dunk a Penn Police Officer, Penn basketball player Mark Zoller, the Hill Commons Dining Manager and many others! The Fan Zone is also the place to pick up your slice of toast for the third quarter toss.

And once you’ve picked up your toast are ready to cheer on the Quakers, head into the game, get excited and show your red and blue pride. And remember...admission is FREE!

This Week’s Activities

Dining with Bagnoli

Hill House Commons, 6-7 p.m.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Coach Lake Campus Tour

Locust Walk, Noon – 1 p.m.

Class of 1920’s Commons, 12:15 p.m.

Hill House Commons, 12:45 p.m.

Quaker Corner Fan Zone

Corner of 33rd and Spruce Streets, 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Penn vs. Villanova

Franklin Field, 7 p.m.