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College Township in Centre County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Student Section

The Greatest Show in College Football

 
 
Student Section Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, June 21, 2019
1. Student Section Marker
Inscription.  With its team in a rare slump, 20,000 students wore white as a show of strength when their Nittany Lions played Purdue on October 9, 2004. The unified student section began a transformation of the game day atmosphere into a force that affected opposing teams.

Students in white energized the stadium, disrupting and demoralizing future opponents. Within two years, Penn State had a championship team and their fans gained national attention. Broadcasters declared, "this is the best student section in college football."
 
Erected by Penn State Football.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationSports. A significant historical date for this entry is October 9, 2004.
 
Location. 40° 48.718′ N, 77° 51.257′ W. Marker is in College Township, Pennsylvania, in Centre County. Marker is on Curtin Road south of Porter Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Curtin Road, State College PA 16801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Champions for Equality (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Big Ten (approx. 0.2 miles away); We Are Penn State
Student Section Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, June 21, 2019
2. Student Section Marker
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(approx. 0.3 miles away); USS Pennsylvania (approx. half a mile away); Atoms for Peace (approx. half a mile away); Miller Hall (approx. 0.7 miles away); Harris Hall (approx. 0.7 miles away); Curry Hall (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in College Township.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 22, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 126 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 22, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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May. 28, 2022