January 22, 2011

Shrine Game kicks off 4 p.m. today with Evan Royster and Ollie Ogbu

2010 Penn State vs Michigan State
2010 Penn State vs Michigan State
Evan Royster (top) and Ollie Ogbu (bottom).
(Photos: LBU/Mike)
 Senior all-star games are usually good for a dose of college football when you're sitting around, staring down the fact that there will be nothing of the sort for another four months 'till the Blue-White Game, and another eight months 'till the season kickoff. So, if you happen to be home or at a local establishment today at or after 4 p.m., check out Evan Royster and Ollie Ogbu play in the classic East-West Shrine Game:
The contest will be played at the Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium in Orlando, Fla., the site of Penn State's win over LSU in the 2010 Capital One Bowl. The East-West Shrine Game will begin at 4:00 p.m. ET and be televised by NFL Network (Comcast Ch. 180, 275 and 860 in State College).

Former NFL head coaches Dan Reeves (East) and Wade Phillips (West) will lead the all-star squads.

Ogbu, Royster and all the East-West Shrine players kicked off game week on Sunday by visiting Tampa's Shriners Hospital for Children. Every year since the game's inception in 1925, the East-West Shrine Game has been played to raise funds for the 22 Shriners Hospitals for Children, an international health care system dedicated to providing expert specialty care without financial obligation to patients or their families.
At the very least, turn it on for a few minutes, just to get one last feeling of college football on a Saturday. 'Cause it's going to be a while before you see it again.

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