1898 Penn State Nittany Lions football team

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1898 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Penn State Football 1898.jpg
1898 record6–4
Head coachSamuel Newton (3rd season)
Home stadiumBeaver Field
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The 1898 Penn State Nittany Lions football team represented the Pennsylvania State University in the 1898 college football season.[1] The team was coached by Samuel Newton and played its home games on Beaver Field in University Park, Pennsylvania.

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


September 24Gettysburg
W 47–0
October 1at PennL 0–40
October 8at Lafayette
W 5–0
October 15Susquehanna
  • Beaver Field
  • State College, PA
W 45–6
October 22at NavyL 11–16
October 26at PrincetonL 0–5
October 29at Duquesne Athletic ClubPittsburgh, PAL 5–18
November 5vs. BucknellWilliamsport, PAW 16–0
November 19at Washington & Jefferson
W 11–6
November 25vs. DickinsonWilliamsport, PAW 34–0


  1. ^ "Penn State Yearly Results (1895-1899)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved August 9, 2015.