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Happy Valley Appears As Jeopardy! Clue

This…is…Nittany Valley.

The home of Penn State was a clue on Wednesday night’s broadcast of Jeopardy. The $400 clue in the category “Valleys” was “AKA ‘Happy Valley’, it’s the valley where Penn State sits; its athletic teams’ name provides a hit.”

If you know, you know.

Although not as popular as the soon-to-be trademarked Happy Valley, Nittany Valley was the correct response. Sean Thompson, a librarian from New Brunswick (the cool one in Canada not The Birthplace of College Football) answered it correctly during Double Jeopardy.

Penn State and Alex Trebek go way back. A review of Jeopardy! archives shows the show has directly asked about Penn State 22 times, Joe Paterno 16 times, the Nittany Lions 12 times, and Beaver Stadium twice. Penn State last appeared on the long-running show on October 23 in a clue referencing the first game played at the Rose Bowl (Surprise, surprise, Penn State lost to USC).

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Anthony Colucci

Anthony Colucci was once Onward State’s managing editor and preferred walk-on honors student who majored in psychology and public relations. Despite being from the make-believe land of Central Jersey, he was never a Rutgers fan. If you ever want to know how good Saquon Barkley's ball security is, ask Anthony what happened when he tried to force a fumble at the Mifflin Streak. If you want to hear the story or are bored and want to share prequel memes, follow @_anthonycolucci on Twitter or email him at [email protected]. All other requests and complaints should be directed to Onward State media contact emeritus Steve Connelly.

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