1. Legion of Blue
The Penn State student section known as “The Legion of Blue” lines three sides of the court and gives Penn State a great home court advantage. The Legion of Blue are among the most diehard fans, and their chants can be heard throughout the Bryce Jordan Center on game days. Don’t be afraid to join in on the Legion of Blue’s cheers to give the Nittany Lions as much support as possible.
2. Basketball Murals
Around the concourse, you’ll find murals of all the best moments in Penn State basketball history. Mural subjects include the 1954 Final Four team and John Amaechi, so make sure to check them all out when attending a Penn State game.
3. Dirt Sheets
Before every game, the Legion of Blue provides dirt sheets on the other team. The dirt sheets are an excellent way to stay up to date with Nittany Lions basketball and give a lot of info on the opponents, so make sure to read one if you’re sitting in the student section.
The Nittany Lions have one of the best marching bands in the nation, so it should come as no surprise that their pep band is outstanding as well. You won’t be able to help but rise to your feet and cheer for the Nittany Lions thanks to the musical stylings of the Penn State pep band.
Hanging from the rafters of the Bryce Jordan Center are banners celebrating the best moments in men’s and women’s basketball history. Take a minute to check out these banners and remember all of your favorite Penn State basketball memories
6. Nittany Lion
The Nittany Lion has been Penn State’s mascot since 1904 and is modeled after the mountain lions that are believed to have once roamed Mount Nittany. Penn State fans love The Nittany Lion, so don’t miss him and his antics when attending a Penn State game.
7. Lionettes and Cheer Team
The Penn State Lionettes dance team and the cheer team giving rousing performances when the action on the court stops. Stay in your seat during stoppages, so you don’t miss these talented performers.
8. Penn State-Pitt Rivalry
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.