No more ‘Sweet Caroline’ at Penn State football gamesPublished 9:38pm Monday, August 27, 2012
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State is ditching “Sweet Caroline” from its Beaver Stadium game day playlist.
The university said dropping the 1969 Neil Diamond classic has nothing to do with lyrics that include “Hands, touching hands, reaching out, touching me, touching you.”
“Absolutely no song changes were made based on lyrics,” university spokesman David La Torre said. “This song has come up on the list in recent years because it happens to be played in so many other professional and collegiate venues and has no real origination here at Penn State.”
The sing-along hit is a tradition at Boston Red Sox home games.