1889 Penn State Nittany Lions football team

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1889 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Penn State Football 1889.jpg
1889 record2–2
Head coachnone
Home stadiumOld Main lawn
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The 1889 Penn State Nittany Lions football team represented the Pennsylvania State University in the 1889 college football season.[1] The team played its home games on the Old Main lawn in University Park, Pennsylvania.

Despite the article title, the school did not adopt the Nittany Lion as its mascot until 1907.


September 27SwarthmoreW 20–6
November 9at Lafayette
L 0–26
November 11at LehighBethlehem, PAL 0–106
November 25Bucknell
  • Old Main lawn
  • State College, PA
W 12–0


  1. ^ "Penn State Yearly Results (1885-1889)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved August 8, 2015.