Penn State Nittany Lions football
Penn State Nittany Lions football team represents the Pennsylvania State University in college football. Established in 1887, the team has won two consensus national championships and four Big Ten Conference Championships. Penn State plays their home games at Beaver Stadium, located on-campus in University Park, Pennsylvania. The NittANY Lions compete in the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision.
About Penn State Nittany Lions football in brief
Penn State Nittany Lions football team represents the Pennsylvania State University in college football. Established in 1887, the team has won two consensus national championships and four Big Ten Conference Championships. The team is also #9 in all-time total wins. Penn State plays their home games at Beaver Stadium, located on-campus in University Park, Pennsylvania. The NittANY Lions compete in the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision. The first recorded game in Penn State football history occurred on November 12, 1881, when Penn State traveled to Lewisburg, Pennsylvania to play Bucknell, known until 1886 as the University of Lewisburg. The teams played its home games on the Old Main lawn on campus in State College, Pennsylvania, before the 500-seat Beaver Field opened in 1893. In 1907 the school adopted the NITTany Lion mascot, a mountain lion named after nearby Mount Nittanya. An early mascot was \”Old Coaly\”, a mule that hauled stone for the original Old Main. In 1911 and 1912, his teams went 8–0–1–4 and 8–4–0, and were awarded retroactive national championships by the National Championship Foundation. Head coach Dick Harlow brought a new form of defense, trying to go in around offensive blockers rather than overpower them. In 1922, they lost a Rose Bowl game, which included two undefeated seasons and a 20–8–8 record in his three seasons.
Hugo Bezdek was Penn State’s head football coach for 12 and a half seasons, and was later inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach for his accomplishments. He was also the first head coach to have a winning percentage of more than 760, and his. 760 winning percentage ranks highest in program history. He went 23–9–2 in his second tenure for a combined record of 28–9. In his third tenure, Bill Hollenback took over for the 1909 season and went undefeated at 5-0–2, but left for Missouri for 1910. Bill returned to Penn State from 1911 to 1914, but went 5–2–1, but Bill’s older brother Jack Hollenbacks went 5-1–1 for the 1910 season. In his fourth tenure, he went 8-0-1, and in his last two seasons, he was undefeated at 8–1-1. He is currently the head coach of the Penn State Lions, and he is coached by James Franklin. He has been in charge of the team since 2013, and the team is currently ranked No. 9 in the nation. The Penn State team played as an independent from 1887–1890, playing as an Independent from 1892 to 1992. They joined the Big Ten in 1993, and have a postseason bowl record of 30-18-2. They have also made 50 appearances in college bowl games, with a postseason Bowl record of 20-8-2 and 13 undefeated seasons, with an average of 13 wins per season.