PSU news by
Penn State's student blog



Kick Off the Fall Tailgate: Penn State Pride

This past weekend on the lawn of the Business Building, the first-ever Kick Off the Fall Tailgate was held to introduce freshmen students to a number of student organizations, and their unifying value: sportsmanship. According to the event organizers, the tailgate was just the first in a year of event programming and other initiatives based around that same theme.

The Interfraternity Council (@PennStateIFC), Panhellenic Council (@PennStatePHC), PRIDE (@PRIDEPSU), and Student-Athlete Advisory Board (@PennStateSAAB) teamed up to host the event, which featured games, free food, prizes, and (of course) the Nittany Lion. (Check out the Collegian’s article on the event for a sweet pic of the Lion playing ladderball at the event.)

“We wanted to promote Penn State pride through sportsmanship,” said SAAB Vice President Anna Muzio. “Our goal was to expose freshmen to Penn State’s strong athletic culture and teach them how to be exemplary fans.” Muzio said that the event was also meant to promote the new Code Blue athletics student-fan program, which we’ve written about before. You can find more info (including prize details) and register for the program here.

“We’re always looking to make ties across campus,” said PHC President Paige Rothaus. “We were very excited about our collaboration with SAAB and PRIDE, two organizations we truly feel make Penn State a better place.”

The IFC and PHC also made a $1,500 donation to Penn State PRIDE at the event. According to IFC President Dan Florencio (@dvflorencio), sportsmanship is a value he hopes to see incorporated into his own organization’s efforts over the remainder of his term. The funds will go towards supporting a variety of PRIDE initiatives, including a ‘Roll Out the Crimson Carpet’ week of activities leading up to the Alabama game.

What does Penn State Pride mean to you? Let us know in the comments!

About the Author


Creator of @OnwardState. Big fan of sweaters.


More by Davis

Penn State and the Process of Life

To paraphrase Mark Twain: The reports of higher education’s death have been an exaggeration. American universities produce more research and relevant knowledge for the world at large than any other institutions I know of. Tuition may be too damn high, but over the long-run, undergraduate degrees are definitely worth the cost. But Penn State could be so much more. It used to be, I think.

Bonded in Blue, White, and Worry

43 Simmons


Incoming Penn State Track & Field Athlete Kristian Marche Shot To Death In Philadelphia

The incident surrounding Marche’s death is “under investigation,” according to the Philadelphia police department.

Former Women’s Gymnastics Coach Files Lawsuit Against Penn State Over Handling Of Abuse Allegations

Men’s Soccer Trio, Reading United Win PDL Eastern Conference Title, Fall Short Of National Championship

Penn State Hockey’s Evan Barratt, Aarne Talvitie Participate In World Junior Summer Showcase

Ally McHugh Wins 400 Medley National Championship

Student Life

Nike Releases New Penn State Sneakers

This year’s sneaker is available to purchase online for $109.99.

Penn State Parking Office Runs Into Student Permit Purchase Issues

Girirajan Lab Seeks To Bridge The Gap Between Fly And Human Genomes

Plans Submitted For New KFC In State College

Developers have submitted preliminary land development plans to build a new KFC restaurant at 1780 S. Atherton St. in State College.

Join Onward State: Fall 2018 Application

Onward State is hiring for the fall semester and we’d love to have you join us.

Fall Move-In Traffic & Construction Changes

When 40,000 students need to move back to State College over the course of four days or so, things are bound to get crazy.

Be the first to know

  • Top posts and the best Penn State stories

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

Assessing Penn State’s Front Seven Following Tuesday’s Medical Retirements

Penn State’s defensive line rotation will be shaken up following Ryan Buchholz’s medical retirement from football, while the coaching staff is letting the linebackers duel it out during camp.

Send this to a friend