All-Sports Museum portrays Penn State's rich athletic history

August 09, 2011

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Penn State All-Sports Museum, located at the southwest corner of Beaver Stadium on Penn State’s University Park campus, has been a Nittany Lion fan's dream since it opened in 2002. Built to honor Penn State’s athletic achievements, the museum comprises 10,000 square feet of exhibits depicting the University’s lengthy history of successful athletes and teams. It also is home to the “Original Nittany Lion.

Exploring the interactive collection of the University’s men’s and women’s sports achievements, visitors are exposed to countless athletic awards won by Penn State students throughout its history. This includes the 1973 Heisman Trophy won by Penn State’s own John Cappelletti. The museum also features exhibits focusing on Penn State's unique approach to intercollegiate athletics as well as each of the 29 current varsity sports and three that have been discontinued.

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Guided tours and programming are available for schools and community groups. This Penn State landmark is part of the iHear Penn State self-guided cell phone campus tour, listed as stop #22.  Accessing iHear Penn State is easy. Dial the tour access number (814-308-5020) on your cell phone and follow the instructions. All stops are listed at

Last Updated September 12, 2011