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].

Penn State Nittany Lions
05/10/2019

Penn State Nittany Lions

#FridayFeeling ➡️ NCAA Tournament edition 😎

Good luck this weekend, Penn State Men's Lacrosse!

#WeAre

Congratulations to Penn State class of 2019! Celebrate your accomplishment with a photo in Beaver Stadium this weekend. ...
04/29/2019
Take Your Graduation Photo in Beaver Stadium - Penn State University Athletics

Congratulations to Penn State class of 2019! Celebrate your accomplishment with a photo in Beaver Stadium this weekend. All proceeds benefit the museums collections and outreach.

The Penn State All-Sports Museum will offer graduation photos in Beaver Stadium. Photos offerings are Friday, May 3, 2019 from 12 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, May 5, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The cost is $25 and all proceeds benefit the Penn State All-Sp...

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04/24/2019

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Come celebrate Penn State Football greatness at the new Unbeaten & Uncrowned Exhibit at the Penn State All-Sports Museum! 🏈

📰: https://gopsu.info/2KZnTsa

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04/16/2019

Penn State Nittany Lions

72 years ago today, barriers were broken that changed our country forever.

Penn State Baseball assistant coach André Butler continues to honor the legacy of Jackie Robinson.

#JackieRobinsonDay
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New exhibit just installed, Unbeaten and Uncrowned. See it first tomorrow between 10am-6pm!
04/11/2019

New exhibit just installed, Unbeaten and Uncrowned. See it first tomorrow between 10am-6pm!

The Museum is currently seeking docent tour guide volunteers! If you are interested in becoming a docent tour guide, ple...
03/19/2019

The Museum is currently seeking docent tour guide volunteers! If you are interested in becoming a docent tour guide, please email our programming coordinator at [email protected].

Exciting news: Our award-winning Field to Front exhibit will be hitting the road later this year and will be making stop...
02/22/2019

Exciting news: Our award-winning Field to Front exhibit will be hitting the road later this year and will be making stops at several Penn State Commonwealth Campuses. Check back for the full schedule when dates are finalized. What was your favorite part of this exhibit?

02/08/2019
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Mitch Gerber sat down with Penn State Athletic Director Sandy Barbour to discuss #NationalGirlsAndWomenInSportsDay, and the impact of women in sports.

#WeAre

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01/21/2019

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On this day 54 years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr spoke to a crowd of 8,000+ in Rec Hall at Penn State University.

In celebration of #MartinLutherKingJrDay, read Dr. King's speech in full as we commemorate his legacy. https://gopsu.info/2S56oJC

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01/19/2019

Due to the projected weather forecast and an abundance of caution for the safety of our staff and visitors, the museum will be closed Saturday, January 19, 2019. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

PSASM’s Field to Front exhibit has won an Institutional Achievement award from PA Museums, Pennsylvania's statewide mu...
01/07/2019
All-Sports Museum to Receive Institutional Achievement from PA Museums - Penn State University Athletics

PSASM’s Field to Front exhibit has won an Institutional Achievement award from PA Museums, Pennsylvania's statewide museum organization.

The Penn State All-Sports Museum is proud to announce that it has received a 2019 Institutional Achievement Award from PA Museums for its recent exhibit Field to Front: Nittany Lions at War, 1917-1919. The Museum is one of 11 sites from across the state to receive recognition this year. Other winner...

12/07/2018
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It’s because of you—our community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni—that Penn State feels like home.

Wishing you all the best in the new year!

#FlashbackFriday from when Wally Triplett spoke at the museum in 2009.
11/09/2018

#FlashbackFriday from when Wally Triplett spoke at the museum in 2009.

Breaking Barriers February speaker series celebrating Black History Month

Penn State All-Sports Museum's cover photo
10/30/2018

Penn State All-Sports Museum's cover photo

Thank you Nittany Lion Club for painting theses awesome pumpkins for our Trick or Treat night which will be on October 2...
10/22/2018

Thank you Nittany Lion Club for painting theses awesome pumpkins for our Trick or Treat night which will be on October 29th, from 6-8pm. You all are an awesome team!

As we continue to recognize the centennial of World War I, Penn State All-Sports Museum honors former Penn State Footbal...
10/14/2018

As we continue to recognize the centennial of World War I, Penn State All-Sports Museum honors former Penn State Football player James M. McKibbin - mortally wounded 100 years ago today in France while attempting to rescue an injured soldier.

One of the oldest former athletes to enter the service following the American declaration of war, Dr. James M. McKibbin arrived at Penn State in 1892. Majoring in biology, he soon earned a place on the Penn State Football team and lettered during undefeated 1894 season. Graduating in 1896, McKibbin attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania and later opened a practice in Amaranth, PA.

When the United States declared war in April 1917, McKibbin left his wife and two daughters to enter the U.S. Army. Promoted to captain that fall, he sailed for France the following spring with the 77th Division. Serving as the senior medical officer, Medical Detachment, 3rd Battalion, 308th Infantry Regiment, McKibbin took part in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive that fall. On October 14, 1918, he fell mortally wounded while attempting to rescue a wounded soldier. In recognition of his efforts, McKibbin was posthumously awarded the Distinguished Service Cross:

MCKIBBIN, JAMES M.
Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
306th Machine-Gun Battalion (Attached), 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James M. McKibbin, Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Chevieres, France, October 14, 1918. During a very heavy artillery barrage, which lasted for approximately two hours, Captain McKibbin displayed great coolness and courage in dressing and administering first aid to the wounded. Informed that a sergeant had been wounded and was lying between our lines and the enemy's line, he went to administer first aid to him. While in the performance of these duties under intense fire, he was wounded by machine-gun fire and later died from the effects of the wound.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919

To learn more about other Nittany Lions who served during World War I, visit the Penn State All-Sports Museum to see "Field to Front: Nittany Lions at War, 1917-1919." Also, consider supporting the Museum by becoming a member. Information on benefits may be found at http://www.gopsusports.com/museum/friend.html.

As we continue to recognize the centennial of World War I, Penn State All-Sports Museum honors former Penn State Nittany...
09/30/2018

As we continue to recognize the centennial of World War I, Penn State All-Sports Museum honors former Penn State Nittany Lions baseball player Edward L. Moore - killed 100 years ago today in France.

A native of New Bloomfield, PA, Edward L. Moore loved two things: baseball and the military. One of the best athletes in Perry County, he starred at New Bloomfield High School and Carson Long Military Academy. Accepted to West Point in 1912, Moore struggled with the academy's academics and left after a year. Transferring to Penn State, he found a home as the stalwart catcher on the Penn State Baseball team. Remaining for two years, Moore also played semi-pro baseball in the summer. Again drawn to the military, he left Penn State in 1916 and enlisted in the U.S. Army.

Assigned to the 9th U.S. Infantry, Moore saw service on the Mexican border in 1916/17 as the army attempted to capture Pancho Villa. Returning north in spring 1917, the declaration of war saw him transferred to the 47th U.S. Infantry, 4th Division and made battalion sergeant major. Arriving overseas in May 1918, Moore saw action during the Second Battle of the Marne and soon received a commission as a second lieutenant. Transferred to the 39th U.S. Infantry, 4th Division, he took part in the opening actions of the Meuse-Argonne Offensive in late September. As the fighting intensified, he fell severely wounded and later died at Evacuation Hospital #4 on September 30. His body was later laid to rest at the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne, France.

To learn more about other Nittany Lions who served during World War I, visit the Penn State All-Sports Museum to see "Field to Front: Nittany Lions at War, 1917-1919." Also, consider supporting the Museum by becoming a member. Information on benefits may be found at https://gopsusports.com/sports/2018/8/8/museum-friend-html.aspx?id=302

As we continue to recognize the centennial of World War I, Penn State All-Sports Museum honors former Penn State Footbal...
09/29/2018

As we continue to recognize the centennial of World War I, Penn State All-Sports Museum honors former Penn State Football player James D. Bebout (1914 Ag) - killed 100 years ago today in France.

Born in Pittsburgh, PA, Bebout distinguished himself at Penn State as a member of the undefeated 1911 and 1912 football teams. A guard who received some consideration for All-America status, he developed a reputation as a hard, aggressive player who was fearless on the field. Known as “Red” due to the bright color of his hair, he once crawled back to the huddle after dislocating his knee and attempted to continue playing.

A veteran of the National Guard, Bebout immediately committed to an officers’ training camp when the United States entered World War I in April 1917. Completing the course at Fort Myer, VA, he received an assignment to the 318th Infantry Regiment, 80th Division. Promoted to first lieutenant that December, Bebout sailed to France with the division in May 1918.

Arriving in Europe, Bebout was ordered to serve as transportation officer for his battalion. Though this position provided some safety from the dangers of the front, he complained loudly and was permitted to return to his company. Following a period of training with the British, the 80th Division took its place in the line for the Meuse-Argonne Offensive in late September.

Bebout’s unit was initially held in reserve but finally entered the fray on September 29. Though slightly wounded in the mouth earlier in the day, Bebout volunteered to lead a platoon to reconnect with the units on the 318th’s left. Moving out, he was killed a short time later by machine gun fire just north of the Bois de Brieulles.

His friend Captain E.C. Shively wrote, “I saw him rise up to fire his rifle at the machine gunner and he immediately fell forward…death was practically instantaneous…His men were inconsolable. He was loved by them all.”

To learn more about other Nittany Lions who served during World War I, visit the Penn State All-Sports Museum to see "Field to Front: Nittany Lions at War, 1917-1919." Also, consider supporting the Museum by becoming a member. Information on benefits may be found at http://www.gopsusports.com/museum/friend.html.

As we continue to recognize the centennial of World War I,  Penn State All-Sports Museum honors former Penn State Nittan...
09/27/2018

As we continue to recognize the centennial of World War I, Penn State All-Sports Museum honors former Penn State Nittany Lions men's lacrosse player Thomas E. Kriebel - killed 100 years ago today in France.

A Philadelphia native, Thomas Edwin Kriebel arrived at the Pennsylvania State College in the fall of 1911 and quickly discovered that he had little tolerance for disciplined studies or freshman hazing. Dropping out, he ventured west and settled in Prescott, AZ where he elected to pursue a life as a cowboy. Located by his parents, Kriebel was ultimately coaxed back to State College and re-enrolled. Majoring in commerce and finance, he found an outlet for his willful and rebellious temperament as a member of the college’s recently-formed varsity lacrosse team.

Graduating with the Class of 1917, Kriebel and his peers left Penn State to join a country that had recently entered World War I. Completing his officer’s training at Fort Niagara, NY, he received his commission as a second lieutenant in August before joining Company L, 313th Infantry Regiment, 79th Infantry Division. Returning home on leave that fall, he married his sweetheart, Dorothy B. Sanders, in November before returning to his unit at Camp Meade, MD. Arriving in France in July 1918, Kriebel and his comrades found themselves on the leading edge of the Meuse-Argonne Offensive when it commenced on September 26. Tasked with taking the formidable heights at Montfaucon, his regiment sustained fearful casualties during the first day of the operation.

Meeting a friend in a shell hole that night, the 24-year old Kriebel talked about how wonderful it would be to get home to Dorothy, leading his comrade to comment that “he was absolutely foolish about her.” The next morning, Kriebel and the 313th succeeded in capturing Montfaucon. After a pause, they began pushing north and were soon subjected to two hours of shelling and crossfire from German machine guns.

Taking cover, Kriebel, displaying the leadership skills that had made him a success on the lacrosse field, began moving his platoon forward by dashing from one shell hole to the next. Successfully pressing the attack in this manner for nearly two hours, his luck expired when a sniper shot him in the head as he rose up from a shell hole to lead his men forward. Lieutenant Williams of the 313th commented afterwards that “Kriebel had shown himself to be absolutely fearless…he was every inch a soldier.”

Buried in France at the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, Kriebel was one of eight former Penn State varsity athletes who lost their lives during World War I. Learn more about Penn State in World War I by visiting the Museum to see "Field to Front: Nittany Lions at War, 1917-1919."

Penn State vs Ohio State Game Day Lion CubzoneSaturday, Sept 29th 3:30-5:30pm.We will have Penn State baseball athletes ...
09/27/2018

Penn State vs Ohio State

Game Day Lion Cubzone
Saturday, Sept 29th 3:30-5:30pm.
We will have Penn State baseball athletes from 3:30-4:30 pm interacting with the fans.
The museum will also offer football trivia, games and the popular Beaver Stadium backdrop.

Stop by and check us out, you may win a foam finger and bring us good luck!

Penn State has a wealth of museums, galleries, and collections.  The new Eclectic Collections exhibit, opening this Satu...
09/26/2018

Penn State has a wealth of museums, galleries, and collections. The new Eclectic Collections exhibit, opening this Saturday at the HUB-Robeson Galleries, showcases objects and artwork from each - including ours. Check it out this fall. The exhibit runs through January 5, 2019.

100 years ago today, US forces launched the Meuse-Argonne Offensive in France.  The largest American operation of World ...
09/26/2018

100 years ago today, US forces launched the Meuse-Argonne Offensive in France. The largest American operation of World War I, it remains the nation's deadliest battle with over 26,000 killed. Among the 1.2 million US servicemen to take part were numerous former Penn State Nittany Lions athletes, including Captain Henry McGinley Smith.

Coming to Penn State from Latrobe, PA, Smith pursued a degree in agricultural chemistry while also finding a place as the manager of the Penn State Cross Country and Track and Field team. Graduating in 1916, he briefly worked in the publishing industry before volunteering for officer training when the United States entered World War I. Commissioned as a first lieutenant in the 314th Infantry Regiment, 79th Division, Smith received command of Company G and sailed for France with his men in July 1918.

On the opening day of the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, Smith led his men against German positions in Malancourt. During the attack, a bullet passed through his left arm and lodged itself in his chest. Unwilling to leave his men, he continued to direct them forward until the enemy machine guns on their front were silenced. Finally ordered to the rear, Smith walked to the aid station so that other wounded from his command could ride in an ambulance. For his heroism on September 26, 1918, Smith received the Distinguished Service Cross.

One of Smith’s men, Private Frank R. Gibson, sent the following letter home to the Pittsburgh Press:

"I told you in my last letter about seeing Capt. Henry Smith wounded. Gee, but that boy had the grit. He kept laughing and talking all the time they were dressing wounds and I know they were hurting him unmercifully. They say he wouldn’t let his lieutenant lead the charge as is the custom, but that he took his boys “over the top” himself. He had almost reached the Boche machine gun nest when they “got him”. Even then he urged his men on as he lay on the ground. He’s just one example of how the Americans fight. They never give up. Tell Smithy’s family how he was wounded, because I don’t suppose the captain will give himself the credit due him. He refused to be hauled back, but let the wounded men ride and he walked. He’s my ideal of a 'real man'. But then he always was a dandy fellow."

To learn more about other Nittany Lions who served during World War I, visit the Penn State All-Sports Museum to see "Field to Front: Nittany Lions at War, 1917-1919." Also, consider supporting the Museum by becoming a member. Information on benefits may be found at http://www.gopsusports.com/museum/friend.html.

Penn State All-Sports Museum's cover photo
09/24/2018

Penn State All-Sports Museum's cover photo

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Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00
Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
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Sunday 12:00 - 16:00

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