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The Ultimate Buckeye Tailgate

Penn State Nittany Lions

Location: Columbus, Ohio
Stadium: Ohio Stadium
Date/Time: October 21, 12:00pm (FOX-National)
Meal/Theme: 30th Anniversary Party (Scarlet the Shoe - wear all scarlet)

RSVP for the Tailgate
School Details:

Team Site
Travel and Lodging
Gameday and Parking
Tickets/Stadium Chart

Fan Websites:

Black Shoe Diaries
Nittany Lions Den
Nittany Lion Football Fan Site

Big Ten School Review

The co-founders of CletusFest have attended football games at every Big Ten Stadium. Although each school visit includes great memories, we thought it would be helpful for Buckeye fans to know what they were getting themselves into when considering a Big Ten road trip. Our Rating is based on a Five Point Scale (5 being best):

Overall Rating: *****

Beaver Stadium

Probably the loudest stadium in the Big Ten. The Nittany Lion fans love Papa Joe, and the annoying lion roar whips the crowd into a frenzy throughout the game. In most stadiums, the Buckeye fans make their presence known. At Happy Valley, those cheers are drowned out. A definite rival to Ohio Stadium.


Penn State includes some of the nicest, most welcoming fans we have encountered. They know football, they enjoy meeting new people, and were very helpful to us during our stay.


There is more than adequate parking around the stadium. Right next to the football stadium is the Bryce Jordan Center, which provides the most parking. Tailgating is very traditional at Penn State. No outlandish activities, but definitely worthwhile to check out.

Nightlife/City Atmosphere

A typical college town, University Park includes a strip of clubs and restaurants right next to campus. We definitely recommend checking out College Avenue. There are plenty of clubs to choose from, and some excellent after-bar pizza choices.

OSU Football Schedule

Date Opponent Details
09/02/23 @ Indiana W 23-3
09/09/23 Youngstown State W 35-7
09/16/23 Western Kentucky W 63-10
09/23/23 @ Notre Dame W 17-14
10/07/23 Maryland W 37-17
10/14/23 @ Purdue W 41-7
10/21/23 Penn State W 20-12
10/28/23 @ Wisconsin W 24-10
11/04/23 @ Rutgers W 35-16
11/11/23 Michigan State W 38-3
11/18/23 Minnesota W 37-3
11/25/23 @ scUM 12:00pm

How Firm Thy Friendship


OSU Football Stadium
Tailgate table with alcohol
Tailgate photo of people
Tailgating cars
Tailgate photo of people
Tailgate photo of people

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