In 1855, James Irvin of Bellefonte donated 200 acres to start the Farmers’ High School of Pennsylvania, which eventually became our beloved Penn State University. Irvin’s Great-Great-Great-Grandson, Steve Irvin, now wants the land back, which will result in Penn State’s eviction from State College.
“This is MY land, and I want it back,” said Irvin. “Seeing those damn Penn State Lives Here signs all around town pissed me off.”
Irvin, whose father moved to Ann Arbor, MI when he was a young boy, was raised as an avid Michigan fan. Steve then moved back to State College after realizing that its 12:00 and Michigan still sucks. Penn State’s own “Penn State Lives Here” campaign, which cost the University millions of dollars, is now the cause of it’s own eviction.
The eviction would have been completely preventable if Rodney Erickson hadn’t already signed a consent decree with Irvin.
“I didn’t have a choice,” said Erickson. “Steve said he would have shut down the football program if I didn’t sign it.”
Due to these unfortunate circumstances, it seems that Penn State will no longer Live Here.