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1950 Penn State Nittany Lions Mug

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The Nittany Lion is the mascot of the Penn State Nittany Lions—the athletic teams of the Pennsylvania State University, located in University Park, Pennsylvania, USA. It is an eastern mountain lion, the "Nittany" forename referring to the local Mount Nittany, which overlooks the university. The mascot was the creation of Penn State senior H. D. "Joe" Mason in 1907. While on a 1904 trip to Princeton University, Mason had been embarrassed that Penn State did not have a mascot. Mason did not let that deter him: he fabricated the Nittany Lion on the spot and proclaimed that it would easily defeat the Princeton Bengal Tiger. The Lion's primary means of attack against the Tiger would be its strong right arm, capable of slaying any foes (this is now traditionally exemplified through cumulative one-armed push-ups after the team scores a touchdown). There is a song played during sporting events on campus entitled "The Nittany Lion". Many fans know this song as "Hail to the Lion”. The Nittany Lion is essentially an ordinary mountain lion (also known as a cougar, puma, or panther), a creature that roamed central Pennsylvania until the 1880s.
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The perfect morning combination: a cup of morning coffee and your favorite team. Artwork has been reproduced from the original and has been digitally restored, framed, and enhanced for vibrant color to provide you a quality mug that will stand out in your kitchen and connect you with a piece of history.
  • 11 oz. ceramic mug
  • Microwave and dishwasher safe
  • Lead free
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