The Nittany Lion and Penn State cheerleaders led the excitement for the network's premiere, and were joined by Penn State President Graham Spanier, Athletic Director Tim Curley, men's basketball coach Ed DeChellis and a host of others from throughout the University community.
The Penn State Nittany Lion served as honorary grand marshall for the Penn State Homecoming parade.
A fan dances with the Nittany Lion while the crowd awaits the arrival of the Penn State football team.
The Nittany Lion showed off some of his gymnastics moves during a pause in the action.
Masquerading as a Blue Band member, the Nittany Lion tried to drum up support for the team.
The Nittany Lion did 25 of his trademark one-armed pushups for the crowd -- one pushup for each of the 25 senior on the football team.
The Nittany Lion helped lead cheers throughout the event.
The Nittany Lion wore one of the specially made shirts to honor Virginia Tech. All proceeds from the shirt sales at the Family Clothesline will be distributed to the Hokie Spirit Memorial Fund, established by Virginia Tech. The Penn State Bookstore also had maroon and orange T-shirts on sale at its campus and Beaver Stadium locations, with all proceeds being sent to Virginia Tech.
The Nittany Lion reacts to the fans' cheering.
The Nittany Lion also was on hand to welcome freshmen to Penn State, and he did 20 of his trademark one-armed push-ups for them as well.
The Nittany Lion listened as Ed Rowe, time capsule co-coordinator, thanked the student governments for their participation in the project. He noted that a video of Penn State student life as it is in 2005 will be part of the time capsule.
The Nittany Lion leads the team onto the field.
Drum Major Kevin Rudy and the Penn State Nittany Lion greet each other before the game.
The Penn State Nittany Lion.
The Nittany Lion is passed up through the stands.
The Nittany Lion is set to start the post-game show.
Of course, the Nittany Lion and cheerleaders were on hand.
Mascot with Penn State flag during football game
Penn State mascot at Beaver Stadium