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Penn State Dining Puts Ice Cream On The Line In Super Bowl Wager With UMass

Penn State dining is laying it all on the line this weekend in a cut throat friendly wager over the Super Bowl with UMass Amherst’s auxiliary enterprises director, Ken Toong.

Toong has made similar bets seven other times when the Patriots made the Super Bowl. His record is 5-2, including a win against Penn State in 2004 when the Patriots narrowly bested the Eagles 24-21.

“Penn State campus dining is pleased to accept UMass’s challenge for this year’s Super Bowl championship,” Penn State Residential Dining Director Lisa Wandel said in a press release. “Should the New England Patriots ‘scoop’ the Philadelphia Eagles, we will send three containers of our students’ most treasured flavors of our world famous Berkey Creamery ice cream: Death by Chocolate, WPSU Coffee Break, and Vanilla Bean.”

When there’s ice cream on the line, you know it’s serious. When if the Eagles win, UMass dining will send five gallons of its New England seafood chowder to be shared at Penn State.

“We are excited to continue the tradition of friendly wagers with our dining colleagues,” Toong said. “It will be a tough, hard-fought game, but I believe our Patriots will pull out another close one. May the best team win.”

Toong has also upped the ante and vowed not to serve Philadelphia Cream Cheese this week, and has renamed Philly cheese steak grinders served at UMass to be “New England” grinders. If you have a puzzled look on your face, here’s more on the definition of grinder. For the sake of simplicity, we recommend thinking of it as akin to Wawa Hoagie-fest lore. (Is a cheesesteak a hoagie?) He predicts the Pats will win 24-17.

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Elissa Hill

Elissa was the managing editor of Onward State from 2017-2019. She is from Punxsutawney, PA [insert corny Bill Murray joke here] and considers herself an expert on all things ice cream. Follow her on Twitter (@ElissaKHill) for more corny jokes.

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