Roar with pride at Penn State Abington homecoming Oct. 15

Football, cheerleaders, Berkey Creamery ice cream, tailgating.. all of the traditional elements are lined up for Penn State Abington's homecoming celebration on Saturday, Oct. 15. Participants can meet family and friends at Abington’s Nittany Lion shrine and savor a scoop of ice cream from Penn State's creamery while exploring the arts and crafts marketplace on Sutherland Plaza. Participants can have their photo taken with the Nittany Lion mascot, and face painting will be available for youth.

In the run up to Penn State's football game against Purdue, homecoming attendees can meet the Abington cheerleaders and watch as Abington student teams battle for bragging rights in the powderpuff football finals. At noon, the game broadcast from University Park will appear on three widescreen televisions in the Lares and Woodland buildings on campus.

Soccer fans in the crowd have the option of traveling to nearby Bucks County to watch Penn State Abington's women's and mens soccer teams take on Penn State Berks in NCAA Division III play, at noon and 2 p.m., respectively.

To register and view the complete list of Homecoming 2011 events at Abington, go to online.