The Best (and Cutest) of Penn State Babies

Last week we asked you to send us pictures of your little Nittany Lions, and OH MY GOD, YOUR KIDS ARE CUTE. If only we could have posted every one of them! All of your children were adorable and very State, but with more than 100 pictures to squeal over, we sadly couldn’t fit them all in one post. That said, here’s what we’ve got.

The Penn State Families

Some families keep the blue and white bloodlines strong.


Vinny and his sister Marisa are both named for Penn State icons. Vinny is named after Coach Paterno, and Marisa’s middle name is Leone, Italian for “lion.”

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Twins Delaney and Alexander love the classic blue and white stripes.

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Meet Mason and Sydney. These twins are great-grandchildren of legendary Voice of Penn State, Fran Fisher! Talk about a Penn State family.

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These cousins were brought together for the first time in their lives at a tailgate, of course!

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Vintage Babies

Penn Staters have been dressing their kids up in blue and white for years. Here’s our throwback crew.


The two kids pictured here grew up to become Penn State students. The cheerleader is now a junior, and the lion is waiting to hear back from Undergraduate Admissions. Good luck, tiny lion!

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The Nittany Lion mascot has always been a hit with kids. Kelly, pictured here circa 1980, graduated from Penn State in 2000.

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This sweet thang is former Onward State writer Ali, who graduated in 2014.

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Babies. In. Ears.

What’s not to love about a tiny Penn Stater dressed up as the symbol of our best?


How can you not fall in love with Cade and his lion ears hat?

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Jacob, who will hopefully be the sixth generation in his family to attend Penn State, is lucky to have this outfit for the cold months ahead. I’m so jealous of the fur!

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Anastasia completes her gameday outfit with the ears and rolled up khakis. She’s traveled all the way from Dallas, Texas with her mom to see the Lions play this season. Her mom says she pumps her fist and yells, “Let’s go State!”

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Is Gage entirely sure what’s going on here? No. Is he still extraordinarily cute? Yes.

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Babies in ears. They just don’t get old. Look at Christos!

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THON Babies

These little ones are happy to be FTK. Maybe we have a future dancer among them?


Kaden’s family is planning to take him to THON 2015. He made his first donation this year!

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Colin is looking cute as ever in the popular THON strap-back hat.

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Babies Who Spotted A Buckeye

These poor little things look like they’ve had the misfortune of running into an Ohio State fan judging by the looks on their faces.


Ohio State fans got Graclyn like: “What even is a ‘Buckeye’?”

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Owen appears to be thoroughly dissatisfied with the play going on at his first-ever Beaver Stadium experience.

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“AN OSU ONESIE?! GOD, NO!”

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“Did you just say ‘Buckeye?’ Get out.”

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You read her onesie, people. Lucia only smiles at Penn State fans.

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The Teeniest Tiniest Penn Staters


Mallory’s a newborn in this picture, showing off the ever-popular Penn State hair bow.

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This baby’s mom says: “Jack was born to be a Nittany Lion. 8 days old and he’s already dreaming of scoring his first touchdown in Beaver Stadium!”

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Oakley is only two days old in this picture and already looks cozy in her Penn State attire.

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Jude’s family wasted no time in making him a Nittany Lion. This picture was taken on the day he was born!

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Two-day-old June also got an early start with her Penn State gear in the hospital.

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Meanwhile, Rowan’s over here just dreaming of Creamery ice cream and lots of Nittany Lion wins.

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Lucky baby Laura got to meet the Nittany Lion for the first time at just six weeks old — rocking the classic pink and black, nonetheless.

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Babies at the Shrine

You have to take your kid to get the classic Penn State photo op!


Sweet Caroline has been visiting Penn State with her parents since she was an infant, and always makes sure to get some Creamery ice cream. Smart kid.

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Leia’s channeling JoePa here saying: “COME TO PENN STATE!”

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Charlotte smiles and claps when her family does the “We Are” chant, which is what’s going on here. And she’s dressed like the Lion, too!

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Childhood’s Gate

Some babies’ Penn State cuteness could not be contained into just one category.


Cecelia chowed down cake at her Penn State-themed first birthday party.

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Lucas went as Coach Paterno for Halloween this year, complete with the rolled-up khakis and thick-rimmed glasses.

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Kathleen’s parents met on their very first day at Penn State and got to take her to campus for the first time this year. I think she looks right at home.

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Vincent’s counting down the days till he gets to throw his first Penn State pass in Beaver Stadium.

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Liliana’s feeling good about being bowl-eligible, holding up her “We Are #1” sign.

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Rosario’s face here perfectly describes my feelings about Penn State: “Yasssss!”

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Mary Rose drew a crowd around her as she giggled in the end zone during the 2010 Blue and White game.

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Keely’s game day tradition is being pictured in all the Penn State gear her family and friends buy her.

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Thanks to everyone for submitting pictures of your Penn State babies!

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Melissa McCleery

Melissa is a senior majoring in Women’s Studies, Political Science, and Spanish. In the little free time she has, Melissa likes to cook, spend all her money at The Phyrst, and add to her collection of blue and white striped clothing. She can be reached via Twitter (@mkmccleery) or email ([email protected]).

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