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Gear Up for Nittany Lion Game Days at These 5 State College Shops


Saturdays are a big deal in State College, where students and fans are accustomed to watching their Nittany Lions football team contend for Big Ten titles and big-name bowl games. Whether you plan to party right here at RISE at State College or you want to take your tailgating game up a notch at Beaver Stadium, we’re here to help you cheer on your Penn State Nittany Lions in style. Elevate your game day experience with fan gear from these five downtown State College shops.

Lions Pride

Lions Pride on East College Avenue has been a fixture in downtown State College for more than 40 years and features one of the most extensive apparel collections in town. Here, you’ll find everything from your standard logo gear in all sorts of styles and configurations to quirky finds like this woven gem.

The Family Clothesline

Another East College Avenue mainstay is The Family Clothesline. Featuring a huge selection of apparel, gear, and novelty items, this amazing shop has been outfitting the Penn State faithful for more than 35 years. They have everything from shirts in a variety of fun looks to grilling supplies and yard games perfect for Saturday tailgates.

McLanahan’s Penn State Room

McLanahan’s is yet another popular spot for Penn State gear on East College Avenue (we’re sensing a theme here). From bold Happy Valley T-shirts in so … many … colors to a killer selection of tailgating supplies, McLanahan’s has it all.

Student Book Store

You’ll never guess where the Student Book Store is located. Yep, East College Avenue. That’s right. Penn State students’ go-to for textbooks doubles as a great spot to grab Nittany Lions gear. You’ll score all types of great finds here – from T-shirts and sweatshirts in every style imaginable to everything you need for an epic tailgate experience.

Lion & Cub

Believe it or not, we’re still on East College Avenue for this stop. Lion & Cub is another great place to take game days up a notch with great PSU gear. You’ll find all the essentials here, including a whole lineup of eye-catching tie-dye creations.

What to Do for Postgame Fun?

A soak in the hot tub? Fun and games in the lounge? Gather to relive the game’s biggest moments with friends and classmates at the outdoor amenity deck? All of the above? It can all be part of your postgame when you call RISE at State College home.


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