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We Want To Tell The Stories Of People Who Don’t Attend Penn State Football Games

There are approximately 50,000 students at Penn State, but only about 21,000 student football tickets available. Obviously, this means not every student gets to attend football games in the student section. While there are another 86,000 seats in Beaver Stadium, many of those are allotted to season ticket holders and other “adults.”

Sure, you can buy a non-student section ticket, but for a lot of students, there are a number of reasons why they don’t attend football games. Everybody has a different reason for not being a member of the 107k strong crowd on gameday (or 99k strong), and we want to tell your stories. Didn’t get tickets because your computer crashed? Hate football? Don’t want to drink the “Penn State Kool-Aid” (or don’t want to admit it)? We want to know why you don’t swipe into Beaver Stadium seven times a year.

We’re not only interested in students — alumni and general college football fans surely have reasons for avoiding the games, and we want to hear what that is.

If you want to tell Onward State why you don’t Penn State football (and how people react to that fact), send an email to [email protected] including your name, your reason, and any other information you see as pertinent to your story.

We thought it was interesting to see why people don’t THON earlier in the year, and there are likely just as many unique reasons as to why people don’t attend Penn State football games.

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About the Author

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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