Thousands of students attending the Nittany Lions home game against Purdue
in October, 2004 wore white shirts to Beaver Stadium, sending a mass message
to the players to “White Out” the competition. The “White Out” was an impressive and intimidating home field message sent to the Boilermakers—and
a new Penn State tradition was born.
Since then, Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics has called for White Outs prior to a number of big games, both football and basketball. And this fall,
there will be more.
The Alumni Store is answering this demand with a crop of white hats and shirts for Penn State White Outs. White merchandise includes long- and short-sleeved
T-shirts, polo shirts, sweatshirts, turtlenecks, hats, and Big Ten champion
shirts with prices ranging from $27 to $60.
Other new Alumni Store items include:
Launched in September 2000, the Penn State Alumni Association’s online
Alumni Store receives an average of 6,000 visits each month—generating
important revenue for Alumni Association and University programs. Members of
the Penn State Alumni Association receive a 10 percent discount on dozens of
Alumni Store items in the “member specials” area of the site.
- Retro greeting cards in nostalgic colors and styles featuring historic Penn State landmarks including the University Creamery, the Nittany
Lion Shrine, the elms on the Mall, and Beaver Stadium. This set of 10 cards
is a perfect sendoff gift for new Penn Staters and a great way to stay in
touch with old college friends, $27.
- Vintage-style chinos covered with Nittany Lion embroidery blending school spirit with sophisticated style. For men, the collection features pants and shorts; for women, capris, and skirts. This collection is going to be available on the Web site in the next couple of weeks.
- Miracle in the Making: The Adam Taliaferro Story by Scott Brown
and Sam Carchidi ($23.95) and What It Means to Be a Nittany Lion: Joe
Paterno and Penn State’s Greatest Players by Lou Prato and Scott
To shop the Alumni Store, visit www.psualumnistore.com/index.html.