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Penn State Football: Scandal Not Hurting Season Ticket Sales

by on July 19, 2012 12:26 AM

Even in the middle of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal, Penn State fans are doing their best to keep the faith as a university release shows that over 3,400 new season ticket packages have been sold for the 2012 season.

According to the release, roughly 94 percent of 2011 Nittany Lion season ticket holders have renewed their seats for the coming season. The 3,400 new season ticket purchases more than doubles the number from the year before.

The 2012 season marks the first for new head coach Bill O'Brien and his staff, which will return 34 letterwinners and nine starters, as well as 16 players that have starting experience.

Penn State will open its season against Ohio on Sept. 1. The Nittany Lions will host five bowl teams from 2011, playing 10 overall.

Season tickets remain available in all seating zones of Beaver Stadium. Fans that have not already applied for 2012 season tickets can get information or apply online at or by calling a Penn State athletics ticket sales representative.

Ben Jones covers Penn State football and basketball for He's on Twitter as @Ben_Jones88.
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