Bill O’Brien Plays Basketball at Nittanyville

Anyone who has ever slept out at Nittanyville knows the best part is at night — mostly because of the free pizza, but often because of the person who brings it.

Such was the case last night as Bill O’Brien and members of the football team visited the tent village outside Gate A. Starting Monday, night, 769 students in 94 groups started camping out for the best seats in the house against Michigan. P.J. Mullen from 94.5 FM, the Blue Band drumline, the basketball team, the Lionettes, and others stopped by last night to join in the festivities.

Campers were participating in a slam dunk competition, but they happily made way for their leader when O’Brien decided to put a few shots up.

“What we need the most is home cooking. Getting here and having you in the stands — that student section is by far the best part of Beaver Stadium,” O’Brien said. “The crowd noise in Beaver stadium is like none other — take it from me, I’ve been in a lot stadiums.”

Check out the video below from Fight on State for O’Brien’s speech and attempt at dunking.

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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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