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Penn State Creates Nittany Lion Fan Council

May 19, 2015

UNIVERSITY PARK, PA. - Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics today announced the creation of a regularly scheduled opportunity to hear from alumni, fans and students.

The Nittany Lion Fan Council is being established to engage and listen to fans about their experiences with Penn State's comprehensive and highly successful 31-sport program. The 25-person Fan Council will meet quarterly on the University Park campus, starting in July, 2015, and all members will serve on one of five committees during their one-year term.

The creation of the Nittany Lion Fan Council comes on the heels of the recent fan voting to assist in determining the Penn State White Out football game and White Out T-Shirt for the 2015 season.

"We are excited about creating the Nittany Lion Fan Council and this new opportunity to hear from our fans," said Brad Keen, Penn State Assistant Athletic Director for Marketing. "Penn State has passionate and loyal alumni, students and fans and we want to engage them on a regular basis and get their feedback on all aspects of Penn State Athletics."

Each of the 25 Nittany Lion Fan Council members will be assigned to committee that will have a breakout session during each of the quarterly meetings. The committees are:

  • Game Day Experience
  • Communications
  • Facilities
  • Sales and Ticketing
  • Redemption and Retention

    The 25 Nittany Lion Fan Council members will have one-year terms, with the inaugural term running from July 2015 to June 2016. Fans interested in applying for the Fan Council should log onto: to fill out the application and a brief survey. A page also will be created for Fan Council members to submit meeting topics and questions prior to each of the quarterly meetings.

    The first Nittany Lion Fan Council meeting will be held on Monday, July 27, with the other 2015-16 meetings scheduled for: October 19, January 18, 2016 and April 18, 2016. A report will be posted on after each of the Fan Council quarterly meetings.

    Penn State has one of the nation's most comprehensive and successful athletic departments, featuring 31 programs, approximately 800 student-athletes and an NCAA Graduation Success Rate of 89 percent. The Nittany Lions have won 74 national championships all-time and 91 Big Ten titles since 1992-93.

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