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Want To Be The Next Lion? Info Sessions To Be Held Dec. 4, 8

Have you ever dreamed of walking out of the tunnel on Saturday and leading an entire stadium in a “We Are” chant, while gaining the admiration of countless fans around the country? Now’s your chance.

Informational sessions about the tryouts will be held at the indoor track on Thursday, Dec. 4 and Monday, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. with all the information that you’ll need to know regarding the tryouts and what it actually takes to be the Nittany Lion.

I was able to speak with the current Nittany Lion about his tryout experience, and I’ll let you in on a hint — it’s not easy.

The information session will consist of a talk from the cheerleading coach, who will give a general rundown of the selection process. The application process will begin at midnight prior to syllabus week, and will remain open for two to three weeks.

The candidate pool will be narrowed, and then its members will undergo a series of interviews held at the Nittany Lion Inn, where candidates will be asked various questions about why they deserve the role of being the Nittany Lion. Finally, physical tryouts will be conducted on Feb. 8, where candidates will be tasked with performing a minute and a half long prepared skit, 50 one-armed pushups, and various other trials.

This is the opportunity of a lifetime, as the honor of being the Nittany Lion is a prestigious one. Be sure to attend the informational session if you are interested in becoming Penn State’s next Nittany Lion!

About the Author

David Abruzzese

David is a senior from Rochester, NY, nestled right in beautiful Western New York. He is majoring in Broadcast Journalism, and as an avid sports fan, he passionately supports the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres. He is the first Penn Stater from his family, and couldn’t be prouder to represent Penn State University. In his free time, he likes to alpine ski, and play golf. You can follow him on Twitter @abruz11, and can contact him via email at [email protected]


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