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Tweaking the tradition

Arrival of players among changes fans can expect this Saturday

August 27, 2012
By Steve Sampsell and Walt Frank ( , The Altoona Mirror

(Updated at 9 a.m. Tuesday. Clarification: A story on Page A1 in Monday's Mirror reported some Penn State officials expressed concerns about the lyrics in the song "Sweet Caroline," following the Jerry Sandusky scandal. According to Greg Myford, PSU associate athletic director for business relations and communications, no song changes to the Beaver Stadium playlist this year have been made based on lyrics. Myford said "Sweet Caroline" has been brought up at other times in recent years because it is played in many other collegiate and professional venues and "has no real origination at Penn State." While wholesale changes to what happens on game day are not in store, Myford said some "updating" will occur, and "'Sweet Caroline' was one of the songs we decided to switch out." Myford added, "That happens each year for both recorded music and the Blue Band."

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