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Rutgers and classiness towards Penn Staters are not exactly synonymous. “Beat Ped State” shirts, “F–k Penn State” chants, and even a Sandusky joke from the Rutgers Athletic Director seem to sum up Rutgers’ attitude toward Penn State (and lack of decorum). New Brunswick, NJ could use some dignity and class, so bring it with you, Penn Staters, as you head to Rutgers this weekend.

As someone who grew up without knowing much about Rutgers, it amazed me that this school had such hatred for Penn State – hatred which became very apparent as football season got underway last fall. With amazement and surprise, I read reports of the Rutgers’ student section chanting “F–k Penn State” at games against Tulane, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Indiana last season.

A quick history lesson goes a long way in understanding Rutgers’ disdain for the Blue & White. In 1995, Joe Paterno’s Nittany Lions trounced Rutgers 59-34 on national TV, and after the game the head coaches on both sides had some choice words for each other. That was the last time Penn State and Rutgers played each other until 2014, when Rutgers joined the Big Ten.

Penn State has won both Big Ten matchups, not to mention 24 of the total 26 games in this series. The last time Rutgers beat Penn State, I was negative eight years old – the year was 1988. Rutgers also won in 1918, when I was negative 78 years old.

Penn State fans will absolutely receive some hate this weekend as they travel to the Princeton of New Brunswick — as I affectionately call Rutgers. So have some laughs about Rutgers’ record against Penn State, or maybe just their record in general, but remember to represent Penn State well. If history is any indication, Rutgers fans will inevitably dish out some infuriating comments, but the culture of Penn State football is one of pride and dignity. Make sure to attend the game with that in mind.

Empathize with a fanbase that has to resort to grotesque comments and profanity to keep any interest in the football program, and just be thankful that you aren’t a Scarlet Knight.

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Derek Bannister

Derek is a junior majoring in Economics and History. He is legally required to tell you that he's from right outside of Philly. Email Derek compliments and dad-jokes at [email protected]

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