UNIVERSITY PARK — The popular Beaver Stadium camp-out by Penn State students during football season is Paternoville no more.
Student organizers announced Monday that they’ve changed the name to Nittanyville.
“Now, it’s a new era of Nittany Lion football,” Troy Weller, president of the student group, said in a news release. “And by changing the name to Nittanyville we want to return the focus to the overall team and the thousands of students who support it.”
The student group is recognized by the university. The decision was made by the student officers of the officially recognized student organization, Weller said.
Devoted student fans camp out at Beaver Stadium every year to get better seats for football games. The encampment took on the name Paternoville in 2005.
The group also announced it plans to donate part of the money it raises to the newly established Center for the Protection of Children at Penn State Hershey.
“It is important that we continue to do all we can to raise sexual abuse awareness, not just because of our connections to this scandal as Penn Staters, but because of its importance in our efforts as people to help make the world we live in a better place,” said group Vice President Jeff Lowe.
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