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Penn State-Illinois Snap Story Available, Story May Be Viewed By Snapchat Users Nationally

Watch the campus story any given game day and you’ll see videos of people celebrating big plays, partying at crazy tailgates, and girls getting thrown in the air whenever Penn State scores. However, this story is only visible to people on Penn State’s campus in the last 24 hours…until this weekend.

If you sent a Snapchat today, you probably noticed the option to also send your snap to the “Illinois vs. Penn State” story. Snapchat has been broadcasting national stories of big events, and there’s a good chance that, come tomorrow, people all around the country will be able to see snaps that are selected for this story.

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The Illinois vs. Penn State story does, however, appear to replace the campus story, at least for the time being…or, at least on my Snapchat.

snapchat story national

When you select to send your snap to the story, this warning comes up. We contacted Snapchat to see how far “anyone” really is, and though they haven’t gotten back yet, it seems as though the story will be visible to any Snapchatter around either the country or, potentially, the world (my best guess is the country).

Every week, Snapchat picks some of the biggest football match-ups to broadcast to users everywhere and give an inside look at what the atmosphere is like for those attending or watching the game. Last night you might have seen Pitt lose to UNC in a practically empty stadium, and in weeks past many others have been featured, notably the Michigan-Michigan State game.

Some might be wondering why Snapchat chose this game to feature Penn State. Sure, there’s a good chance we’ll win, but most people think the White Out game would be the ideal scene for a national Snap story. Saturday’s match will be a purple out, however, and if the story does go live, Nittany Lions will be able to show the country that we are #TeamKayla.

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Lexi Shimkonis

Lexi is an editor-turned-staff writer who can often be found at either Irving's or the Phyrst (with the chances she'll have her backpack being the same). Lexi is a senior hailing from Spring City, PA (kind of) and studying Civil Engineering. Please email questions and/or pleas for an Instagram caption to [email protected], or for a more intimate bond, follow her on Twitter @lexshimko.


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