PSU news by
Penn State's student blog

Topics

About

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]

Comments

More by David

So Long, And Goodnight: David Abruzzese’s Senior Column

It’s been a hell of a ride, folks. Senior staffer David Abruzzese rides off into the sunset with his senior column.

Saquon Barkley Mum On NFL Future; Relishes Fiesta Bowl Opportunity

DOTD: Nittany Lion Catches Pass At Fiesta Bowl

Athletics

Penn State Women’s Volleyball Releases 2018 Schedule

Russ Rose’s Nittany Lions won’t play a single home match in September, electing to test themselves against teams like Stanford and Oregon early in the season.

Penn State Hoops Alumnus Joonas Suotamo’s Journey To Becoming Chewbacca Featured On ESPN’s ‘E:60’

Evaluating Tony Carr’s Performance At The 2018 NBA Draft Combine

Penn State Hockey Commit Evan Bell Wins Clark Cup With USHL’s Fargo Force

Center Ludvig Larsson Transfers To Penn State Hockey From Merrimack

Student Life

Penn State Esports Wins Tespa Collegiate Hearthstone Championship

With two Penn State Esport teams in the top eight, the odds of winning the National Championship were ever in our favor.

Road And Utility Work Impacting Penn State This Summer

Where Do Penn Staters Move After Graduation?

Plans Submitted For New KFC In State College

Developers have submitted preliminary land development plans to build a new KFC restaurant at 1780 S. Atherton St. in State College.

Evaluating Tony Carr’s Performance At The 2018 NBA Draft Combine

Carr underwhelmed in the agility tests and the scrimmage, but impressed scouts with his sharp-shooting skills.

We Are Royalty: Meghan Markle Is A Penn State Fan

Penn State fans are everywhere, even in the British royal family.

Be the first to know

  • Top posts and the best Penn State stories

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

Penn State Esports Wins Tespa Collegiate Hearthstone Championship

With two Penn State Esport teams in the top eight, the odds of winning the National Championship were ever in our favor.

Send this to a friend