Penn State football fans concerned about some of the parking issues that lingered late into the 2018 season will get a chance to express concerns to the athletic department.
On Monday, the university announced a pair of town hall meetings to discuss those issues and newly implemented plans to improve gameday traffic flow with season parking pass holders.
The meetings will be held Saturday from 1:30-2:30 p.m. for preferred/reserved season parking holders, and from 2:35-3:35 p.m. for general season parking holders. Another round of meetings will be held Feb. 1, from 4-5 p.m. for preferred/reserved holders and 5:05-6:05 p.m. for general parking. All sessions will be held in the media room at Beaver Stadium.
With an influx of rain soaking State College last fall, grass-covered lots were closed for each of the last two home games, forcing fans to find alternative parking, often off campus.
Penn State announced a series of changes to the parking and traffic patterns on gamedays last November. Among the most significant were the creation of four traffic zone and designated gameday parking for general lots. Also starting in 2019, fans will be required to enter a gameday traffic pattern and travel through one of four traffic zones to travel to their specific lot.
Linebacker Dae’lun Darien, the sophomore who appeared in 10 games for the Nittany Lions in 2018 before announcing his intent to transfer closer to his Maryland home Jan. 2, announced Monday he will play his final two college seasons at Delaware.
A converted receiver who appeared mostly on special teams, Darien finished with three tackles last season. He’ll be able to play this fall for the Blue Hens, since he’s moving to the Football Championship Subdivision.
Darien joins two other former Nittany Lions who announced their transfer destinations over the weekend. Both are heading north.
Tight end Danny Dalton announced via his Twitter account that he will play his final two seasons at Boston College, while linebacker Jarvis Miller will play this fall as a graduate transfer at the University of Massachusetts.
Darien, Dalton and Miller bring to six the number of players who have announced transfers since the end of the 2018 season. Freshman safety Isaiah Humphries went to California, while linebacker Brelin Faison-Walden chose Charlotte and graduate transfer lineman Sterling Jenkins will play at Duquesne.