Fast facts

League: Division I (NCAA)

Team: Penn State Nittany Lions

Head Coach: Pat Chambers

Team Mascot: Nittany Lion

Year Opened: 1996

Capacity: 15261

City / State: University Park / Pennsylvania

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Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Penn State Nittany Lions vs Pittsburgh Panthers

Rival Team: Pittsburgh Panthers

Penn State and Pitt have a fierce rivalry that has been dormant these past few years. However, there are rumblings that these two will begin playing each other regularly again soon, so you won’t want to miss it. There are few bigger Penn State games regardless of the sport than when Penn State and Pitt square off.

Penn State Nittany Lions vs Ohio State Buckeyes

Rival Team: Ohio State Buckeyes

The Nittany Lions and Buckeyes have an intense rivalry on the gridiron, and you’ll still find some bad blood between the two on the hardcourt. The rivalry between the two is nowhere near as fierce when it comes to basketball, but in 2005 and 2006 the Penn State student section got reprimanded for what they wrote about them in their dirt sheets. Don’t miss it when the Buckeyes come to town if you want to experience the Bryce Jordan Center at a fever pitch.

Penn State Nittany Lions vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights

Rival Team: Rutgers Scarlet Knights

Penn State and Rutgers have a bit of a budding rivalry with the two schools being closest to each other geographically. However, things are yet to take off between these two as both programs have struggled since Rutgers joined the Big Ten. While the rivalry may be a work in progress, a Penn State-Rutgers game still presents a fun Big Ten matchup.

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Fast facts

League: Division I (NCAA)

Team: Penn State Nittany Lions

Head Coach: Pat Chambers

Team Mascot: Nittany Lion

Year Opened: 1996

Capacity: 15261

City / State: University Park / Pennsylvania

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