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Jeah! Ryan Lochte Takes On Downtown State College

All it took was one Tweet from eleven-time Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte for half of Penn State’s campus to swoon.

Once described by NPR as the “platonic ideal of bro-dom,” Lochte is (apparently) a hit with the college female population. Downtown was a bustling clusterfuck last night — there was a 50 person line to drink at the Allen Street Grill for crying out loud — but Twitter quickly became ablaze with Lochte sightings at various State College drinking holes. First, it was Mad Mex:

Then, it was Inferno, where he left an insane tip:

(Update: The server deleted the above tweet, but here’s a picture of the massive $400 tip that Lochte left at Inferno.)B0xDNQZIIAAHwVa

Next up was the Lion’s Den, where he left another I-don’t-know-what-to-do-with-all-my-money-type tip (Update: The server deleted the tweet, but it was a $100 tip on a $64 bill).

Mostly, there was just general fascination:

What is the moral of the story? I don’t know. But, for whatever reason, Ryan Lochte is in town and Penn State Twitter seems to be excited about it.

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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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