Penn State Nittany Lions Columbus Tickets
The Penn State Nittany Lions play in the Big Ten Conference under the NCAA Division I Football Bowls Subdivision. They played as an independent team for the greater part of their time before joining the Big Ten in 1990. The Nittany Lions played their first season in 1887 and has since then reached many milestones. The team is currently led by head coach James Franklin. He in his second year with the team. After the end of the first year, he ensured a winning season for the team with seven wins and six losses. Get Penn State Nittany Lions Columbus tickets and find out how the team kicks off its start to the new season.
The Penn State Nittany Lions have won six national championships, along with having produced forty Consensus All-Americans. They are among the selected few college football teams who have won over eight hundred games. This ranks them in the top ten, among the list of schools with most wins. The Nittany Lions have appeared in forty five bowl games and have won twenty eight of them with a win ratio of over sixty percent. Get Penn State Nittany Lions Columbus tickets and watch the team play against the Ohio State Buckeyes.
The Big Ten Stats
The Penn State Nittany Lions have secured an esteemed position in the Big Ten Conference having played their first season in 1994. During the very first season as part of the conference, they secured the conference Championship and that too with a perfect season. It was the seventh perfect season for the Nittany Lions. The title in 1994 was followed by two more Big Ten titles (in 2005 and 2008). Till date they have registered over one hundred wins in the conference.
Origins of the Mascot
The mascot of Penn State is the Nittany Lion. It was selected as the mascot without any formal voting since it gained widespread support among the fans. Joe Mason is accredited for coming up with the name in 1904. Before a baseball game with Princeton, Mason is reported to have described the Lion as the "fiercest beast of them all" in comparison to Princeton’s Bengal Tiger.