Pat Chambers Feels the Pressure: Serves Up Big Macs

It’s hard to be upset with how Penn State played against Nebraska last Saturday, but the 67-51 beat down just wasn’t enough for some students. As any seasoned Penn State basketball fan knows, Penn State needs to score 70 or more points to reap the benefits of the “BIG MAC ATTACK” promotion, which entitles every ticket holder to a free Big Mac at McDonalds.

It’s no surprise then, when Matt Glover opted to hold on to the ball during Penn State’s last possession instead of shooting a three, a chorus of boos echoed throughout the Jordan Center. Glover looked over at Chambers for permission to shoot, but Chambers shook him off to avoid running up the score. Fans felt robbed of the chance at a free $3.50 prize, and rightfully so.

Pat Chambers said after the game, “I wanted the students to get the free Big Macs. I just couldn’t do it to Doc [Sadler, Nebraska head coach].”

Evidently, Chambers could no longer handle the guilt of taking away what was ours. He tweeted this Monday morning:

And so it was. Pat Chambers, donned in sweatpants and a Shamrock Shake hat, stood behind the counter of the College Avenue McDonalds and handed out Big Macs to the hungry and forgiving students.

Big Macs and victory– what a perfect combination.

Penn State takes on Iowa tomorrow night at 8 p.m. in the Jordan Center. Hopefully it won’t take the kindness of Pat Chambers to feed the masses this time.

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Kevin Horne

Kevin Horne was the editor of Onward State from 2012-2014 and currently holds the position of Managing Editor Emeritus, which is a fake title he made up. He graduated from Penn State with degrees journalism and political science in 2014 and is currently seeking his J.D. at the Penn State Dickinson School of Law. A third generation Penn Stater from Williamsport, Pa., Kevin is also the president of the graduate student government. Email: [email protected]


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