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"Touching Me, Touching You": You Won't Hear Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline" At Penn State Football Games Anymore

Somehow, "Sweet Caroline" has become a staple of stadium soundtracks nationwide. The song has been played in the middle of the eighth inning at every Red Sox home game since 2002. It's also been featured at Pitt football games—enough for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette to run a 1,000-word feature about it. The song was also part of Penn State's rotation, but thanks to Jerry Sandusky, now it's out. According to the Altoona Mirror, the song got axed because the line "touching me, touching you" didn't sit well with school officials.


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