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Team: Penn State Nittany Lions Football
League: NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision
Home Games: Beaver Stadium
Head Coach: James Franklin
All-Time Greats: Lenny Moore, Jack Ham, Lydell Mitchell, Curt Warner, Shane Conlan, John Cappelletti
Rivals: Michigan State, Minnesota, Pittsburgh
Penn State Nittany Lions Football TicketsThe Penn State Nittany Lions football program is among the oldest in the nation. The team first played in 1887. With a record of 887–391–42 and a Bowl record of 29–18–2, it is no surprise that fans, alumni and current Penn State students continue to loyally support the program. Football did not have all the rules, statistics and regulations of the modern era, so there is some dispute as to whether games from 1881 to 1886 were officially played. Regardless, the team ranks No.8 among teams for most wins. Through 1992, the program played in the Independent League. It joined the Big Ten Conference in 1993. The team has made 48 appearances in college bowl games and boasts several titles in its division and conference. Home games take place at Beaver Stadium on the Penn State campus. Most recently, the team won the Fiesta Bowl in 2017. The program counts Lenny Moore and Jack Ham as two Pro Football Halls of Fame inductees. The annual game against Michigan State is one of the most anticipated of the season. Grab your Nittany Lions Football tickets at StubHub.
Where do the Penn State Nittany Lions play?The Penn State Nittany Lions football games at home take place at Beaver Stadium in University Park, Pa., on the campus of Penn State. This is the second-largest venue with a capacity of 106,572. The stadium became the team's home in 1960. The venue has undergone several renovations and expansions, including the addition of lights, ramps and walkways as well as a new scoreboard since portions of its original structure date back to 1909.
Who is Penn State Nittany Lions football’s head coach?James Franklin is in his fifth year as head coach for the Penn State Nittany Lions Football team. Under his leadership, the team has a record of 45–21. In 2017, the Nittany Lions beat the Washington Huskies at the Fiesta Bowl.
Who are some notable players from the Penn State Nittany Lions ?Thanks to its long history, the Penn State Nittany Lions Football program has produced great football players at the college and professional level. John Cappelletti is the team's only Heisman Trophy winner. Lenny Moore is a Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee who played for the Baltimore Colts and was a Pro Bowler seven times. Jack Ham is in both the College Football and Pro Football Halls of Fame. He played for the Pittsburgh Steelers and is a four-time Super Bowl Champion.
How is the tailgating scene at a Penn State Nittany Lions football game?The tailgating scene before Penn State Nittany Lions Football games is among the best. It is estimated that 107,000 fans show up on days of home games. The overnight RV lot, Grange Park and a family-friendly lot are some of the areas designated for tailgating. Tailgating here also allows for the setup of tents, awnings and chairs. Seasoned tailgaters often bring corn hole games, beer pong tables and televisions. This portion of the day is a great precursor to the actual game that is equally festive, exciting and fun. The booster club has also started hosting tailgating parties at away games.
What are the top games this year for Penn State Nittany Lions?The Penn State Nittany Lions Football team ended its 2018 season with a record of 9–4. The 2019 season promises to be as competitive as previous ones. Its game against Michigan State is always highly anticipated. Minnesota, Pittsburgh and Ohio State are others anticipated games.
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