1889 Penn State Nittany Lions football team

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1889 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Penn State Football 1889.jpg
Conference Independent
1889 record 2–2
Head coach none
Home stadium Old 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.


Date Opponent Site Result
September 27 Swarthmore Old Main lawnState College, PA W 20–6  
November 9 at Lafayette March Field • Easton, PA L 0–26  
November 11 at Lehigh Bethlehem, PA L 0–106  
November 25 Bucknell Old Main lawn • State College, PA W 12–0  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.


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