Retro End Zones Making A Comeback For ‘Generations Of Greatness’ Game
The Nittany Lions will bring back the diamonds in the end zones that were a fixture of the 1960s, 70s, and early 80s at Beaver Stadium for the “Generations of Greatness” game against Indiana on Saturday.
Penn State football announced the classic argyle look on Twitter Tuesday morning — although there were different uses of the argyle-style diamonds in the end zones through the years.
Beaver Stadium held on to the design in different forms up until the 1982 national championship season, where Penn State switched to the more recognizable “Penn State” name in the end zone (even though the style of that has changed through the years as well).
As of Tuesday, the white diamonds were completed with the blue diamonds still to come.
Penn State is going with the diamond pattern design instead of Beaver Stadium’s first design in its current location during the 1960 season — the checkerboard.
The change in end zone design is part of the “Generations of Greatness” game, which will honor Penn State football’s history with retro uniforms, classic music, historic cheerleader outfits, and honorary captains from the various Nittany Lion teams through the years.
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