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The Nittanyville Weeklong Kicks Off Outside Beaver Stadium

The Nittanyville weeklong got up and running last night outside of Beaver Stadium with plenty of enthusiasm ahead of Penn State’s clash with Ohio State on Saturday.

667 campers took to the stadium to camp out for Saturday’s whiteout game with everything from tents, laptops, and plenty of cowbells.

Campers arrived around 9 p.m. to set up tents and prepare their new living quarters for the week. Nittanyville president Sara Butcher said the organization had 77 groups to fill making this week’s gathering the largest campout of the entire season so far. Though a substantial number, this year’s number of campers fell short of the 1,200+ benchmark of years past.

With 2016 being Butcher’s first as president maintaining organization throughout would be key. She said past experience helped ensure the operation ran smoothly. “The president each year I think feeds off of this week,” Butcher said. “They always look forward to this the most. Last year, Rutgers being so early in the season, I feel like most people look forward to this at this time of year.”

The atmosphere was festive, and the students seemed excited to kick off the week. “We’re just excited to have everyone here,” Butcher said. “This is by far the best campout we’ve had all season. I was not expecting this big of a turnout but I’m so glad.”

The schedule of events begins with movie night tonight after Nittanyville teamed up with SPA. A showing of “The Waterboy” at 8 p.m. is scheduled, followed by the slam dunk contest on Wednesday — we’re not yet sure which players will participate. Trashcan football starts Thursday, followed by Rally in the Valley on Friday in anticipation of the following day’s showdown under the lights.

Nothing beats Nittanyville, but the weeklong atmosphere produces a palpable vibe capturing the excitement of Whiteout week.

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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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