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University Park in Centre County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Big Ten

 
 
Big Ten Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 27, 2013
1. Big Ten Marker
Inscription.  On June 4, 1990, the Big Ten Conference admitted Penn State as its eleventh member. Established in 1895 as one of the nation's first intercollegiate athletic organizations, the conference instituted a blueprint for the control and administration of college athletics under the direction of appointed faculty representatives. The Big Ten became a model for the successful jointure of academic integrity and athletic excellence.
 
Erected by Penn State Alumni Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationSports.
 
Location. 40° 48.59′ N, 77° 51.359′ W. Marker is in University Park, Pennsylvania, in Centre County. Marker is on Curtin Road 0.2 miles south of Porter Road, on the right when traveling north. Located in front of the Bryce-Jordan Center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: University Park PA 16802, 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 (within shouting distance of this marker); We Are Penn State (approx. 0.2 miles away);
Big Ten Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 27, 2013
2. Big Ten Marker
Student Section (approx. 0.2 miles away); USS Pennsylvania (approx. 0.3 miles away); Atoms for Peace (approx. 0.4 miles away); Miller Hall (approx. half a mile away); The Creamery (approx. half a mile away); Harris Hall (approx. 0.6 miles away).
 
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Also see . . .  Big Ten Conference. (Submitted on May 29, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 29, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 267 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 29, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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