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[Live Blog] Nittanyville’s First Campout of 2012

Nittanyville is back at Gate A!

The name of the passionate student group has changed, but virtually everything else has stayed the same. Trashcan football is played, drumlines are performed, and Gumby’s is ordered.

The tent city set up camp Wednesday night outside of Beaver Stadium. Over 200 students have signed up to support the Penn State football team and score the student section’s best seats.

Follow along with our Nittanyville Live Blog this week to stay updated throughout the week about the happenings outside of Gate A.

Friday

5:11 p.m. – More and more students are filtering into Nittanyville as Football Eve is less than two hours away.

4:35 p.m. – Several alumni have stopped Beaver Stadium and paid their tribute to the late Joe Paterno by taking a picture with a cardboard cutout in his likeness.

2:07 p.m. – Excitement is definitely building as kickoff is only 22 hours away. Several students are creating banners for their favorite players.

Thursday

7:15 p.m. – It’s mostly calm at Nittanyville as the sun begins to set. It should be an exciting night, though, as Matt McGloin is expected to make an appearance — and is already challenging people in trashcan football.

 

1:40 p.m. – The Nookie Monster and other State College Spikes mascots stopped by to entertain campers earlier this afternoon.

10:20 a.m. – Rise and shine from Nittanyville! It wasn’t the greatest morning for many, as a landscaping crew decided to beautify Gate A at 8:30 a.m.

Since a majority students have left for a day’s worth of classes, the tent village is relatively quiet this morning.

1:27 a.m. – That’s all from us tonight. Spirits are high at Nittanyville. Campers are anxious to see what the new era holds.

1:05 a.m. – Nittanyville President Troy Weller shares an inspirational message on Twitter as the night winds down: “My team camps out to get loud for your team. Together, we’re #OneTeam.”

12:53 a.m. – We’ve uploaded a couple videos from drumline earlier this evening.

Wednesday

11:41 p.m. – Nittanyville residents link arms and belt out the alma mater in unison.

11:32 p.m. – A few players, including RB Bill Belton and DB Adrian Amos have arrived at Nittanyville and are taking in the scene at drumline.

11:17 p.m. – Now that everyone has checked in and the tents are up, Nittanyville’s trademark nightly event, the D=drumline, has begun. Check out our brief photo album from Gate A.

10:41 p.m. – Students flood to Gate A and carefully lay out their temporary homes as they anxiously await for tents to go up at 11 p.m.

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