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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Nittany Lion

Stuff you would never learn if you if didn’t start a Blog.
notredamemike responded to my question concerning “what is a Nittany Lion.  Who’d have known?  Obviously Mike knew.
“The mountain to the east of the Penn State campus is called Nittany Mountain or Mount Nittany.  The name comes from a young Native American woman named Nit-an-nee, who is said, died on the mountain.  Supposedly, there are panthers or cougars up there.  Thus, the Nittany Lion.”
Thanks Mike.
OK, now who can set me straight on the origin of the nickname, “Fighting Irish”?

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