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THON 2018 Prop Bets Are Here

So much happens during THON, it’s hard to keep up with all the jazz on the floor and flavor in your ear. Some things are more likely to happen than not, while others are a stretch.

James Franklin speaking at THON? Definitely a lock. Saquon Barkley showing up during the final hours and handing out money from his new endorsement deal? More far-fetched.

For those not familiar with prop bets, Onward State founder Even Kalikow broke it down pretty well. “A prop bet is short for proposition bet. Basically, it’s a bet on something not commonly betted upon. For example, lots of people bet on the score of the Super Bowl, but how many people bet on how many times the winning coach will say ‘humbled’ in the post-game press conference? That’s a prop bet.”

Although we might dish it out to you, Onward State’s attorneys have informed me I must disclose that Onward State is NOT A GAMBLING SITE! So don’t slide into our DMs trying to “place some action.”

Prop Bets:

The BJC closes its doors for good before 8 a.m. on Sunday: 2-1 

The doors to the BJC close notoriously early on Sunday due to the excitement around the final reveal and family hour. 8 a.m. is early, but it’s happened before.

Seniors cry because it’s their last THON: Guaranteed 

Listen, it’s just gonna happen. Our staff writer Katie‘s already cried a few times (from stress, but it counts).

The Red Car beats the Blue Car in Game 5: 3-2

This is the greatest competition going on right now. Curling is boring and makes no sense, but this fierce rivalry is exhilarating.

Saquon Barkely makes an appearance Sunday wearing his Nike gear: 10-1 

He’s busy preparing for the NFL Combine, but the Penn State running back has always been a fan of THON and probably wouldn’t mind another dance in Happy Valley.

Screeching microphone static forces dancers to stay awake: 1-2

It’s no one in particular’s fault, but we’d all appreciate it stopping.

President Barron and Mrs. President Barron kiss on stage: 5-1

I’m not saying I want it to happen, but I’m not saying I don’t.

Onward State sneaking Wings Over into THON: NEVER

We would never do that!

Seeing someone who remembers you, but you don’t know who they are: 3-1 

We all have those awkward run-ins on campus, but when you’re trapped in the BJC, it can get pretty ugly not remembering their name. No where to run, no where to hide.

R&R committee member tells you to stand: 50-1

We’ve all been scolded by the Rules and Regulations people of this world. Whatever you do, do not sit if any red shirts are visible. They will take it personally.


THON 2018 will set a new fundraising record: 1:1

It’s up in the air and hard to tell. If we knew what the total was we’d tell you, but Onward State puts on its pants on one leg at a time just like the rest of the world.

Caving and finally buying that way too expensive hotdog: 4-1

I’ve done it. You’ve done it. Sometimes it’s just 3 a.m. and you’re covered in baby powder and someone’s playing “Here I Go Again” by Whitesnake and you need a hotdog before you go massage a stranger in front of thousands of people.

There’s plenty to bet on at THON. Share your own prop bets with us in the comments!

About the Author

James Turchick

James is a senior majoring in digital and print journalism, James enjoys writing about anything weird and is deadly allergic to bees. Onward State people are very nice to him.


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