Two guys you know, from the old days and now: Penn State linebacker LaVar Arrington puts the pressure on then-Purdue quarterback Drew Brees during a game between the Nittany Lions and Boilermakers on Oct. 23, 1999. ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTO
If you’re looking for a unique way to watch Penn State’s homecoming tilt against Purdue on Saturday without driving out to Beaver Stadium, you might find a trip to Mohegan Sun Pocono worth your time.
Casino officials announced Tuesday that Penn State great LaVar Arrington will be on hand Saturday to help celebrate the grand opening of the Unibet Sportsbook, which features six betting terminals and a 28-foot-wide, high-definition video wall that is customizable to either two giant TV screens or modified to accomodate up to 16 games airing at once.
A special ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. Unibet will also have 50 Penn State hats and 50 Unibet hats for Arrington to sign for fans, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Before kickoff of the Nittany Lions’ clash with the Boilermakers, Arrington will also be making a bet.
Guess here is he’ll pick Penn State.
Donnie Collins has been a member of The Times-Tribune sports staff for nearly 20 years and has been the Penn State football beat writer for Times-Shamrock Newspapers since 2004. The Penn State Football Blog covers Nittany Lions, Big Ten and big-time college football news from Beaver Stadium to the practice field, the bowl game to National Letter of Intent Signing Day. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; 570-348-9100 x5368; @DonnieCollinsTT