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Overheard On Twitter: Brutus The Buckeye Picks A Cat Fight With The Nittany Lion

There’s a lot riding on today’s Penn State-Ohio State match-up, which means tensions are running pretty high between fan bases — and that includes mascots, too.

This morning’s tiff between the Nittany Lion and Brutus the Buckeye began when Ohio State sports website The-Ozone tweeted a picture of the Nittany Lion arriving “late” to College GameDay:

It wasn’t long before Brutus the Buckeye, the world’s ugliest nut, chimed in and insinuated that the Nittany Lion can’t handle the bad weather in Columbus (which anyone who’s lived through a State College winter knows is ridiculous):

But don’t the Buckeyes know that the Nittany Lion always has a flair for the dramatic?

Brutus came back with a shot of himself standing at College GameDay this morning…

…which the Nittany Lion quickly one-upped. Take a look at the Lion crowd-surfing with Lee Corso on Old Main lawn:

The squabble between the two mascots unfortunately came to end a few tweets later when Brutus revealed that Lee Corso picked Ohio State to win today’s game.

However, in true Nittany Lion fashion, the symbol of our best kept things positive:

The Twitter battle may be over, but the war hasn’t even begun. Penn State-Ohio State kicks off at 3:30 p.m. in Columbus.

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Gabriela Stevenson

Gabriela is a senior majoring in print and digital journalism and Onward State's student life editor. She is from Norristown, PA, which she normally refers to as "30 minutes outside of Philadelphia" (she looked up the exact driving time). She enjoys Broadway musicals, neck pillows, and eating cereal at night. To contact Gabriela, e-mail her at [email protected], or follow her on Twitter @GabiStevenson if you want to feel young again.

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