Penn State Nittany Lions football under Rip Engle
Rip Engle coached the Penn State Nittany Lions football teams from 1950 to 1965, after coaching at Brown University for six seasons. When Engle was hired at Penn State, he brought with him his former quarterback Joe Paterno as an assistant coach. In Engle's sixteen seasons at Penn State, he compiled a 104–48–4 record and a .679 winning percentage.
His teams played their home games at New Beaver Field in State College, Pennsylvania through 1959. Starting in 1960, his teams played their home games at Beaver Stadium, after the entire 30,000 seat stadium was dismantled and moved across campus, reassembled and expanded.