The rally is set for 10 a.m. on the Old Main lawn. The gathering falls the day after the trustees will be meeting on campus and the same day the Nittany Lions will play Navy in a home football game with kickoff scheduled for 3:30 p.m.
Franco Harris, an outspoken defender of Paterno and critic of the board, is expected to be one of the speakers at the rally. Rally organizers plan to use the event to call on trustees and other officials to step down. The reasons cited in event fliers and on Facebook is the board’s lack of crisis planning following a March 2011 newspaper report about a grand jury looking into Sandusky and the board’s acceptance of the Freeh investigation findings this summer. Those involved also would like to see President Rodney Erickson and Gov. Tom Corbett resign.
Those involved would like board members to admit publicly that they made mistakes.