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Police call for fans to leave downtown State College

Fans riot in downtown State College

Penn State claimed the Big Ten title, and fans took to the streets for the second time this season. Some fans and students described why they're participating in the rallies in downtown State College and expressed their enthusiasm for Penn State f
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Penn State claimed the Big Ten title, and fans took to the streets for the second time this season. Some fans and students described why they're participating in the rallies in downtown State College and expressed their enthusiasm for Penn State f

The scene early Sunday morning in downtown State College was similar to that of the aftermath of Penn State’s upset win over the then-No. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes in October.

An estimated thousands of fans rallied on East Beaver Avenue after Penn State beat Wisconsin to claim the Big Ten conference title.

“We won against Ohio State, that wasn’t supposed to happen, we qualified and now this is happening,” Penn State fan and student Aditya Naik said. “Basically were so happy we have to riot. It’s kind of sad, but that’s what happening.”

There appeared to be damage to public and private property early Sunday morning.

Penn State police told fans to leave or be subject to arrest, calling the crowd an “unlawful disturbance.”

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