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Students Celebrate Eagles’ Super Bowl Win In Beaver Canyon, At Old Main

When seemingly half the university is from “right outside of Philly” and the Eagles win the first Super Bowl in franchise history, things are bound to get a little crazy in State College.

In the minutes after the Eagles completed their 41-33 conquest over Tom Brady and the New England Patriots Sunday night in Super Bowl LII, students rushed into Beaver Canyon to celebrate the team’s title. What started out as small groups of students dancing in the streets and singing “Fly, Eagles, Fly” from the balconies of apartment buildings on Beaver Ave. turned into a rally reminiscent of the post-Ohio State and post-Big Ten Championship Game celebrations.

Mixed in with the team’s famed fight song were cheers of “Fuck Tom Brady” and “Big Dick Nick” in honor of game MVP Nick Foles.

An alert from Penn State at 10:43 p.m. warned students to avoid the area or risk being arrested.

Police showed up on the scene within the first ten minutes of students celebrating to confine them to the sidewalks and prevent them from stalling traffic. As the crowd grew, students became rowdier and eventually broke through, filling the street from sidewalk to sidewalk.

One student said that she was pepper-sprayed by police after a sign was torn down.

Despite students getting into the street, police managed to clear Beaver Canyon within an hour of the game ending.

Students also migrated to Old Main, where they began jumping off the ledge of the building and did not disperse as quickly. Police eventually cleared the crowd by 11:50 p.m.


We will update this story with additional information as it becomes available.

 

 

 

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