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San Diego State Fans Call Penn State Fans Best They’ve Ever Experienced

Surprising as it may seem, some San Diego State fans made the cross-continental trip to State College this past weekend, and if this Aztec message board stands for something, apparently Penn State fans don’t need to reshape their culture. Numerous posters said that Nittany Lion fans were the nicest fans they’ve ever encountered.

fowl: Without question the best fans I have ever experienced. I’ve been to a lot of roadies for both SDSU and my other alma mater and have never experienced more gracious people ever. Must have been told “thanks for coming” at least 50 times from people just randomly walking by me. Not one bad word uttered or look given to me.

thetruth: Couldn’t agree more with the above. Top notch road experience! Probably stopped a dozen times in my Aztec gear by PSU tailgaters asking me if I wanted to join them for a beer or a snack. More of the same graciousness in the stadium. Penn State fans are serious about their football, but they “get” what being a College football fan is all about. Truly a great experience. Walked away (a little disheartened by our play, but) thinking “this is what good college football is supposed to be like.” Great venue, great fans, great weather. First class operation from top to bottom. Hats off to the Nittany Lion supporters!

Aztec Law: My buddies and I had a great time in Happy Valley this weekend. The real fans at the game could not have been nicer. Sharing food and beverages and asking, “How we have been treated.” We have been traveling for almost 25 years…these fans were among the best!

Though Penn Staters think we’re as nice as fans come, it’s nice to hear from a new opponent — especially one from the other side of the country. Penn State loves football, but at the end of the day it’s just a game. At its heart, a football Saturday in State College is about getting away from the stresses of life, and enjoying time with family, friends, and even strangers. Hats off to the (many!) Nittany Lion fans that made the San Diego State folks feel welcome and respected. You made Penn Staters everywhere proud.

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Patrick Koerbler

Patrick Koerbler is a senior Journalism major/History minor from the mean streets of Palmerton, PA. His career goals include becoming the Director of Public Relations for the New York Yankees, and co-hosting a Penn State football podcast with Matt McGloin. Patrick is also a ledge, his interests include sandwiches, and his best friend is Andrew Wiggins. For more fun, you can follow him on Twitter -- @GoodDudePat -- or contact him via email at [email protected] Go Sixers.

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