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Penn State Nittany Lions Football Tickets
Penn State Nittany Lions Tickets
Penn State began playing organized football as an independent team in 1887. In 1891, the Nittany Lions joined the Pennsylvania Intercollegiate Football Association. A year later, they were independent again. Penn State's streak of conference independence lasted for just over 100 years until they joined the Big Ten Conference in 1993. Penn State has won seven national titles and three Big Ten Conference championships. Penn State notched their 800th victory in 2008 when they defeated Michigan State.
Despite all of Penn State's success, John Cappelletti, a former running back for Penn State, is the only Nittany Lion to have ever won a Heisman Trophy.
Beaver Stadium Tickets
The current Beaver Stadium, home of the Penn State Nittany Lions, was opened on Sept. 17, 1960, on the Pennsylvania State University campus. The previous Beaver Stadium was located on the west side of the campus since 1909. The outdoor horseshoe-shaped sports stadium boasts a seating capacity of 107,282 and is recognized as one of the largest college sports stadiums in the world. In 2007 and 2008, Beaver Stadium boasted the best student section with its "s-zone" tradition. More than 800 students in the senior section on the 20-yard line are given blue and white shirts to create the letter "S" in the crowd. This cheering section is highly visible from anywhere in the stadium.
Penn State Nittany Lions Conference
In 1993, Penn State joined the Big Ten Conference, and the rivalry with the Michigan State Spartans began. The two teams compete for the Land Grant Trophy, aptly named as the schools are the oldest land-grant universities. Penn State has a 13-5 advantage over the Spartans, but due to the conference realignment in 2011, Penn State and MSU will only meet four times in 10 years.
Nebraska joined the conference in 2011, renewing a rivalry with Penn State that began in the 1980s. The most notable game was between #2 Nebraska and #8 Penn State in 1982 when the Nittany Lions won the game en route to a National Championship.