Penn State All-Sports Museum

Penn State All-Sports Museum The Penn State All-Sports Museum honors the achievements of the men and women who have built the proud tradition of Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics.

At the Penn State All-Sports Museum, you'll encounter the athletic history and heritage of one of the greatest universities in the nation. The Museum is an interactive, two-level, 10,000 sq. ft. testament to the world-class success and tradition of Penn State student-athletes - both on the field and in the classroom. As you explore the Penn State All-Sports Museum you'll encounter the inspirational stories of men's and women's sports achievements through dramatic floor-to-ceiling visuals, rare archival images, and athletic equipment any aficionado would appreciate. You'll see the gleam of Penn State men's and women's trophies, including college football's fabled Heisman Trophy, won by John Cappelletti in 1973, not to mention countless other awards won by student-athletes during the past century. The Museum 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. __________________ The Museum is located at the southwest corner of Beaver Stadium opposite the Bryce Jordan Center (BJC). A long canopy leading from Curtain Road marks the Museum entrance. Weekday parking is available in the metered lot between the Museum and the BJC. Weekend parking is free in the Beaver Stadium lots except when special events are occurring at the stadium or BJC. Suggested Donation - $5 for adults, $3 for children, seniors, & students. To help cover the cost of special exhibitions, programming, and tours, for which there is not extra charge, we ask that you please contribute the full amount. Regular Hours of Operation: Tuesday-Saturday: 10AM-4PM Sunday: 12PM-4PM Winter Hours (mid-January-mid-March): Monday-Thursday: Closed Friday & Saturday: 10AM-4PM Sunday: 12PM-4PM Home Football Weekend Hours: Friday: 10AM-8PM Saturday: If kickoff is prior to 3:30PM, the Museum will be closed. If kickoff is 3:30 or later, the Museum will be open from 9AM until 3.5 hrs. before kickoff Sunday: 10AM-4PM Closed: Easter, Thanksgiving, & Christmas-New Years Holiday Season For general information, please call (814) 865-0044 or email us at [email protected]. To arrange a group tour, please contact (814) 863-5689 or email [email protected].

Belated congrats to our two graduating student staff members Kira and Caroline! We miss you both and best wishes!
05/11/2020

Belated congrats to our two graduating student staff members Kira and Caroline! We miss you both and best wishes!

Penn State Nittany Lions
05/10/2020

Penn State Nittany Lions

Happy Mother's Day from Penn State Athletics! 💙🦁

#MothersDay
#WeAre

We're having issues going live from zoom to facebook, so here is the zoom link: https://psu.zoom.us/j/95951232799
05/08/2020
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We're having issues going live from zoom to facebook, so here is the zoom link: https://psu.zoom.us/j/95951232799

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Penn State Women's Gymnastics
05/06/2020

Penn State Women's Gymnastics

On #WinningWednesday, we celebrate our 1980 National Championship team, led by six All-Americans! #WeAre #ForTheRoar

Let's have a combination of #WinningWednesday and #WallpaperWednesday!
05/06/2020

Let's have a combination of #WinningWednesday and #WallpaperWednesday!

Penn State Football
05/06/2020

Penn State Football

On this #NationalNursesDay, we celebrate our frontline heroes.

Thank you for all you do!

We Are...

Collections Spotlight for this week is the 1998 Penn State Women's Lacrosse ECAC championship plaque. This past weekend ...
05/05/2020

Collections Spotlight for this week is the 1998 Penn State Women's Lacrosse ECAC championship plaque. This past weekend our Penn State Women’s Lacrosse team would have participated in the Big Ten Conference Championship Tournament, but our Women’s team has not always participated in Big Ten play. Although Penn State joined the Big Ten conference in 1993; the Women’s Lacrosse Team was a member of the ECAC (Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference) in 1998. That year, Penn State Nittany Lions hosted the ECAC Championship tournament at Penn State University Park. Being the home team was certainly an advantage for the Women, who went on to win the ECAC Championship after defeating Massachusetts 14-13 in the semi-finals and Rutgers 13-9 in the finals. Our Women’s Lacrosse teams have been very successful over the years and this plaque represents one of the many teams that showed their skills and prowess on the field of play.

Penn State Nittany Lions
05/05/2020

Penn State Nittany Lions

Nittany Nation, are you excited for Wednesday's Nittany Lion Live?

Tune in tomorrow at 11 AM ET right here on Facebook Live!

#WeAre

Penn State Nittany Lions
05/04/2020

Penn State Nittany Lions

The force is strong with the 🔵 & ⚪️!

#MayThe4th
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Today from the collection we feature the scorecard from Penn State's first ever baseball game (and sporting event) which...
04/28/2020

Today from the collection we feature the scorecard from Penn State's first ever baseball game (and sporting event) which took place in 1875 and featured future Hall of Famer John Montgomery Ward.

Ward and his friends, with the faculty’s permission, scheduled a game against a team in nearby Milesburg for May 19, 1875. While a group of Penn State students, using the moniker “Union Baseball Club,” had played a game against the Central Club of Lewisburg in 1866, the Milesburg contest is generally considered the first game played under Penn State’s colors – in this case literally. Ward later wrote that the team’s uniforms “consisted of white with light blue trimmings, the stockings being alternate bands of blue and white.” This use of blue and white predates the student body’s vote in favor of cerise and black by over a decade. Though Penn State lost the game, it helped launch the modern athletics program

04/22/2020
Virtual Presentation: Penn State's 1935 Female 'Letter "Man"' and New Frontiers in the History of Women's Intercollegiate Sport in the United States

In 1935, the Penn State Men's Tennis varsity team included a woman, Dorothy “Dot” Anderson. In an era in which only college women at single-sex institutions played intercollegiate sports, Anderson represented a startling anomaly. She briefly became a national celebrity for earning a varsity “S” from Penn State. Inspired by her example, women joined men’s varsity tennis teams at several other colleges in the region from the 1930s through the 1950s, a prelude to the rise of women’s intercollegiate sports that began in the 1960s and vastly expanded since the 1970s.
The Museum, in partnership with the Penn State Center for Sports In Society, hosted this virtual presentation with Dr. Mark Dyreson and Tommy Slotcavage as they shared their research discoveries of Penn State’s first female Varsity Athlete.

Their research article is free for a limited time to read and download! https://bit.ly/2xGnSDW

* Searchable online La Vie: https://libraries.psu.edu/about/collections/la-vie-online
* Searchable online Daily Collegian: https://libraries.psu.edu/about/collections/digital-newspapers/daily-collegian-historical
* Pennsylvania newspaper online archive: https://libraries.psu.edu/about/collections/digital-newspapers/pennsylvania-newspaper-archive

Penn State All-Sports Museum's cover photo
04/22/2020

Penn State All-Sports Museum's cover photo

Here is the zoom link for the Dot Anderson presentation: https://psu.zoom.us/j/97400954305
04/22/2020
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Here is the zoom link for the Dot Anderson presentation: https://psu.zoom.us/j/97400954305

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Today from our collections we have a Penn State Swimming & Diving women’s swimsuit from the 1970’s.The Women’s team made...
04/22/2020

Today from our collections we have a Penn State Swimming & Diving women’s swimsuit from the 1970’s.

The Women’s team made a big splash in their first decade of Varsity status. From 1970 to 1980 our women went 120-18 with 6 of the 10 seasons being single loss seasons. Penn State participated in every EAIAW (Eastern Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women) Tournament in that decade, finishing in the Top 5 in 9 of the 10 appearances. In the 74-75 season, Penn State swimmers Joan Peto, Jan Fischer, Laurie Fedon and Lisa Fedon set an American 200 meter Freestyle Relay Record at the EAIAW Tournament. Although the athlete who wore this swimsuit from the 70s is unknown, this uniform reminds of us the strides our women athletes made in the first 10 years after they earned Varsity status.

"It is well known that Penn Staters often encounter fellow alumni in the strangest places.  For some it may be during th...
04/16/2020
Museum Minute - A Small, Strange World - Penn State Nittany Lion Club

"It is well known that Penn Staters often encounter fellow alumni in the strangest places. For some it may be during their daily lives, for others it is while vacationing in the far corners of the world. In April 1945, former Nittany Lion basketball player Jack Reichenbach ('38 Bus) took this phenomenon to a new level."

Continue reading today's Museum Minute in the link below ⬇️⬇️

Penn State Women's Soccer
04/15/2020

Penn State Women's Soccer

‪Make sure to tune in tomorrow at 1:30 to Penn State All-Sports Museum page as Sam Coffey reads her dad’s book, “Meet the Women of American Soccer: An Inside Look at America's Team”! 🦁📔 ‬

‪#WeAre #PSWS ‬

13 years ago today, the final day of the NCAA Men’s Gymnastics Championships took place in Penn State’s Rec Hall. Today ...
04/14/2020

13 years ago today, the final day of the NCAA Men’s Gymnastics Championships took place in Penn State’s Rec Hall. Today from the collections, we have a banner from that 2007 Championship weekend.

2,409 spectators witnessed history when the Nittany Lions took home their record-setting 12th National Title. Coming from behind, Penn State beat 2x reigning champion Oklahoma by the narrow margin of 221.00 to 220.20. Led by Senior Captain and Nissen-Emery Award winner Matt Cohen, the Lions gave impressive performances on the night to clinch the title at home.

If you’d like to read the breakdown of the day’s events can be found here: https://news.psu.edu/story/196685/2007/04/14/penn-state-mens-gymnastics-wins-12th-national-championship

04/11/2020

Our apologies for the technical snafu that prevented us from streaming this afternoon's chat live here on Facebook. We were able to record the talk to share. Many many thanks to Julie Saibena and John Bronson for joining us this afternoon and sharing their Penn State stories!

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04/10/2020
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Penn State
04/09/2020

Penn State

Lights, Cameras, Living Rooms! 👏

Tune in to this LIVE multi-night performing arts celebration with students, alumni and a few, very special guests! pennstatepresents.psu.edu

April 9-12, 7 p.m. -- join us for Penn State Presents. http://ow.ly/NMFS50z8EW0

Soccer’s NCAA College Cup is similar to basketball’s March Madness, and like our Penn State Basketball and Penn State La...
04/07/2020

Soccer’s NCAA College Cup is similar to basketball’s March Madness, and like our Penn State Basketball and Penn State Lady Lion Basketball teams, the Penn State Women's Soccer team has had their share of appearances since the team began Division 1 competition in 1994. With the nation’s leading returning scorer Christie Welsh at the helm, the women’s 2002 team went 19-4-1 on the season and 9-1-0 in Big Ten play making them regular season Big Ten Conference Champions. Ranked #13 Nationally, the women’s soccer team went on to beat #23 Virginia and #7 Connecticut before losing to the eventual College Cup Champions at the University of Portland. This souvenir soccer ball is signed by that Penn State Women’s 2002 soccer team. #fromthecollectionvault

If you aren’t following our Instagram account, you are missing out! Hop on over to join in on this years *Virtual* Battl...
04/07/2020

If you aren’t following our Instagram account, you are missing out! Hop on over to join in on this years *Virtual* Battle of the Student Sections + Fans!

Penn State Nittany Lions
04/06/2020

Penn State Nittany Lions

You are our WHY!!

Today we celebrate the hard work and passion of our student-athletes!

#NationalStudentAthleteDay
#WeAre

We looked back to 1994 and pulled some inspiration from our collection archives to help take on the week(s) ahead.Tracy ...
03/31/2020

We looked back to 1994 and pulled some inspiration from our collection archives to help take on the week(s) ahead.

Tracy Kerner was an uneven bars, beam, and floor gymnast and part of the NCAA Northeast Regional Championship team. A captain in her senior season, she was awarded the “Allison Barber/Katie Rolawnd MVP Award” in 1995.

Kyle Brady was instrumental to the offense of the 1994 undefeated football team that won the Big Ten title and beat Oregon in the Rose Bowl. Brady was a two-time All-BigTen Selection and a unanimous First Team All-American in 1994. He was selected 9th overall in the NFL Draft and went on to play professionally for 13 years.

03/28/2020
Penn State Lady Lion Basketball

Penn State Lady Lion Basketball

𝑃𝐸𝑁𝑁 𝑆𝑇𝐴𝑇𝐸 𝐻𝐴𝑆 𝐷𝑂𝑁𝐸 𝐼𝑇!

20 years ago today Penn State punched its ticket to its first-ever Final Four when the Lady Lions took down top-seeded LA Tech in the Elite Eight.

A look back at the remarkable season as told by long-time radio voice, Jerry Fisher ⬇️

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Delighted to share this story about my great uncle James Malcolm McKibbin (PSU Class of 1896) who played on the Penn State University football team in 1894 and 1895, and was later posthumously awarded the Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) in France during WWI. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10216791432752777&id=1071787989
Last year I picked up the Women's Gymnastics schedule of Meets at the Museum. Do you know if it's available there for this year?
Any info available on the public receiving a tour of beaver stadium?