The Penn State Nittany Lions football program is one America's strongest college football traditions. With national championships, conference titles, and many undefeated seasons, the Nittany Lions begin every season with very real national title hopes. Ex-Head Coach Joe Paterno established himself as one of the very best most successful coaches in college sports, with the most wins, bowl games, and undefeated seasons in Division IA (FBS) history. A home game at Beaver Stadium in University Park, Pennsylvania is the ultimate college football experience, taking school spirit to a new level. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Penn State Nittany Lions football tickets.
2015 Penn State Season Preview
The 2013 season for Penn State was one of ups and downs, but finished on a high note as the Nittany Lions went into Camp Randall and got a win over a tough Wisconsin team. The 2014 season is one of new beginnings. Bill O’Brien’s tenure as head coach has ended and there is much excitement around the arrival of James Franklin. The recent lift of the postseason ban by the NCAA has surged new hope into State College. Sophomore quarterback Christian Hackenberg returns to pilot an offense full of young faces, and an entirely new scheme. If the Nittany Lions can go on the road and win over a rising UCF program in week 1, then the majority of their big games will take place at Beaver Stadium. The blue and white will have to travel to Ann Arbor, but get Ohio State and Michigan State at home. Look for the Lions to make at least one upset, and for them to be a darkhorse to reach the Big 10 title game.
Check out our Penn State Nittany Lions Season Preview History page for previews of previous Nittany Lions seasons.
Penn State Nittany Lions Football at Beaver Stadium Address: 1 Beaver Stadium, University Park, Pennsylvania, 16802
The Penn State Nittany Lions play their home games at Beaver Stadium in University Park, Pennsylvania. It's the 3rd largest stadium in America and the 5th largest worldwide. ESPN has declared the stadium to have “The Best Student Section in the Nation” and ranked it number 5 in the top ten list of “Scariest Places to Play”. Watching a Penn State Nittany Lions game at Beaver Stadium is an experience rich in passion and tradition that truly defines college football. The Penn State Nittany Lions home bench is on the Beaver Stadium sideline with sections EA-EJ. Beaver Stadium parking information is covered in our Nittany Lions event guide.
Penn State vs. Ohio State
This is a new rivalry formed by the Big Ten’s addition of Penn State as the second rival, in addition to Ohio State. OSU has the lead in this series, and the 2000s had a great coaching matchup between Joe Paterno and Jim Tressel. Both coaches are no longer with the programs, and both are coming back after suspensions from the NCAA they hope to put behind them with big wins in this series.
Penn State vs. Michigan State
The battle for the Land Grant Trophy has been an even one over the years, and has included a team ranked in the top 10 in the country nine times. This has been quite the offensive affair since the reintroduction of the game in 1993, with the winning team scoring over 40 points almost ten times. Watch for this rivalry to grow over the upcoming years.
Penn State in the BCS National Championship, Bowl Games, and Big Ten Championship
The Penn State Nittany Lions are one of the NCAA College Football original dynasties but have yet to appear in a BCS National Title Game. Their bowl history, however, is much more decked. Appearing in over an incredible 40 bowl games in the school’s history, Penn State has racked up 20 plus wins including wins in ten of their last 15. Penn State won three Big Ten Conference Championships during ’93, ’05 and ’08 seasons. Ticketcity offers tickets to all college football bowl games and the Big Ten Conference Championship Game.
Penn State Nittany Lions Event Guide
Does my child need a ticket for a Penn State home football game?
Yes, everyone attending a game at Beaver Stadium must have a ticket to enter.
What items am I not allowed to bring into Beaver Stadium for a Penn State game?
The list of prohibited items include: alcoholic beverages, backpacks, large bags, banners, food, artificial noisemakers, pets, strollers, umbrellas, weapons, or video cameras.
Where are the best places to visit in State College prior to a Penn State home game?
Grab breakfast at the Waffle Shop in State College. Visit the PSU All-Sports Museum just prior to kickoff. Grab a postgame beer at the American Ale House & Grill. Top of your day in Happy Valley with some ice cream from the Berkey Creamery.