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Penn State Athletics Part Of Epic ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas Twitter Thread

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house…Nittany Lions were snuggling in for the night as Penn State Athletics took part in a nationwide intercollegiate athletics Twitter thread.

Athletics departments around the country coordinated the effort to make a thread of tweets, each with a line of “A Visit From St. Nicholas.”

We’re ashamed to say it all started with Michigan and a photo of the Big House covered in snow.

Some schools, like Maryland and Notre Dame, switched the phrasing of the original poem a bit to work in some sports and mascot references.

Penn State Athletics kept it cool and classic with a reindeer reference, including a photo of the Nittany Lion with antlers on rather than a stadium photo or game gif like some other universities.

You just can’t go wrong with the symbol of our best. After all, “We want the Lion!”

Well done, collegiate athletics social media managers. We applaud you for this incredibly organized effort.

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Elissa Hill

Elissa is a senior public relations major and the managing editor of Onward State. She is from Punxsutawney, PA [insert corny Bill Murray joke here] and considers herself an expert on all things ice cream. Send questions and comments via e-mail ([email protected]) and follow her on Twitter (@ElissaKHill) for more corny jokes.


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