Penn State Gameday T-Shirts, Gear & Traditions
Also discover tremendous stories that surround the excitement of Nittany Lions Football that take
place at Beaver Stadium and beyond.
Beaver Stadium
Home of the Nittany Lions
With an official seating capacity of  107,282, the university's football
stadium ranks as one of the biggest ones in the world. Besides its
mammoth size, the facility is know for having one of the best student
sections in college football.  The venue originally opened in 1960 with
an original seating capacity of 46,284.
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Beaver Stadium Mural - An image so real, it's just
like being there!
An amazing 6-feet wide & 4-feet tall.  Capture this
tremendous view of the stadium with this mural that's perfect
for the home or office
PSU's Mascot
The Lion
Much like these feared cats once
prowled Pennsylvania, a costumed
lion prowls the sidelines on football
Saturdays.  The tradition of a
costumed mascot at the school
dates back to 1921.
7/22/12 Update
University officals remove the statue,
stating that the symbol had created
too much division among the
University family.
See the Joe Paterno Statue
This life-sized bronze statue of the
University's legendary coach was erected
in 2001.  Standing 7-feet tall and weighing
900 pounds, the statue serves as a
powerful landmark on the East side of
Beaver Stadium.
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Penn State Tailgating Supplies and
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Penn State
Football Jerseys
Penn State Nickname:
Nittany Lions
Discover how it originated
Countless teams  from the pee-wee leagues to high
schools, colleges and even the pros _ have adopted
the Lions as their official mascot. But Penn State is
believed to be the fIrst college to adopt the lion as a

The mountain lion which once roamed central as the
athletic symbol. Student Joe Mason had conducted a
one-man campaign to choose a school mascot after
seeing the Prince ton tiger on a trip with the Penn State
baseball team to that New Jersey campus.

The Lion was designated as a Nittany Lion, since Penn
State is located in the Nittany Valley at the foot of Mount


In regional folklore, Nittany (Nit-Nee) was a valorous
Indian princess in whose honor the Great Spirit caused
Mount Nittany to be formed. A later namesake, daughter
of chief O-Ko-Cho, who lived near the mouth of Penn's
Creek, feel in love with a trader. The tearful maiden and
her lost lover became legend, and her name was given
to the stately mountain.
The Nittany Lion Shrine
This popular landmark was dedicated
during homecoming festivities in
1942.  Made of Indiana Limestone,
this 13-ton sculpture sits near the
University's Recreation Building.
University Colors
Blue and White
The original choice of school colors
in 1887 was dark pink and black.  
However the pink faded to white
afer extended sun exposure.  
Therefore, a new color scheme
was adopted by the students in
1890.  Their choice of blue and
white has not faded away.
The Blue Band
The Penn State Marching Band traces
its origins back to 1899 and has been
thrilling fans ever since with its award
winning performances.  Some of the
songs played by the PSU band on
game day is, The Nittany Lion, Fight
On, State, Victory and the Penn State
Alma Mater.
Win or lose, you the Blue Band
delivers a stirring performance after
each home game on the northwest
corner of the field.
Penn State's Pregame Flip
A fan favorite gameday tradition is
delivered by the marching band's
drum major.  Twice during the Blue
Band pregame drill, the drum major
performs a forward flip.  The first flip
is executed on the 50-yard line and
the second one is completed on the
South goal line.
We Are Penn State Shirts
Whether you're supporting the Nittany Lions on the road or in Beaver Stadium this apparel offers a
spirit raising message and is perfect for gamedays
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Nike PSU Local T-shirt -
Navy Blue
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Nike Gray
We Are Penn State Tee
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Nike PSU Ladies My
School Local T-shirt
We are Penn State T-Shirt
Penn State Traditions
Gamedays at the Beaver Stadium are a tremendous event as the campus erupts in Blue and
White colors as fans tailgate and get ready for a big win
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Penn State vs.
Ohio State
Gameday T-Shirt
The Buckeyes arrive in Happy
Valley on 10/27