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President Lennartz Issues Statement on Whiteout

Freshman Convocation 2012

Student Body President Courtney Lennartz released a statement encouraging Penn State fans to be respectful as we cheer our team on to victory this weekend:

Excitement surrounding the Penn State football program is as high as it has been in most of our years here as students. Led by new head coach Bill O’Brien, the Nittany Lions are on a five game winning streak and have served as a source of healing as the Penn State community rallies behind them as One Team.

This weekend, the Penn State football team will face its toughest test yet. The undefeated Ohio State Buckeyes are coming to town in a highly anticipated primetime matchup. Over 1,200 dedicated students are already camped out at Beaver Stadium in the excitement leading up to the game.

Ohio State has proven to be one of Penn State’s biggest rivals over recent years. In fact, the game on Saturday will likely determine the winner of the Big Ten Leaders Division.  There will undoubtedly be a large number of Ohio State fans making the five hour drive from Columbus.

As we cheer on Penn State to a victory together in a sea of white, we should always be aware that the nation is watching. Get to the game early, be loud, but always show Ohio State the respect that has come to define our student body.

When you see Ohio State fans around town, make sure to welcome them to State College and offer than any help you can. Give them the respect that they gave us when Penn State traveled to Columbus last November.

Let’s show the Buckeyes why we are Penn State.

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Ryan Beckler

Ryan is a senior in the Smeal College of Business majoring in Marketing. He is a Lion Ambassador who loves giving tours to prospective students. His favorite activities include distributing news and consuming Chipotle.

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