Paternoville Name to Remain
As the Penn State football program prepares for a new regime for the first time in over 40 years, many wonder about how their beloved program will change. One of the many possibilities was the re-naming of the tent city set up for students to camp out for the best available seats in Beaver Stadium before marquee match-ups.
However, Paternoville issued a press release today saying that there are no plans to change the name from Paternoville at this time.
“We want the Paternoville tradition to continue under the name that it is so well known for, and we welcome Coach O’Brien and hope to see him come out to Gate A this fall,” Tecce said about the decision.
Paternoville was established during the 2005 season in anticipation for the prime time clash between then #16 Penn State and #6 Ohio State, and has grown in size and tradition since its inception. Over the years, these traditions have included numerous visits from Paterno himself to build excitement, and on occasion, to deliver pizza.
Now, it will be up to O’ Brien to continue the long standing tradition of coaches and players visiting the tent city during the week leading up to the game, and it will be his first opportunity to truly ingrain himself with the Penn State culture and tradition that is so important to these students. Still, Paternoville doesn’t plan to change anything when the season kicks off this fall.
“Regardless of the name, the purpose of Paternoville will remain the same,” said Paternoville Treasurer and Secretary Troy Weller. “Our campers understand that, and that’s why they’re out there every week in the first place”