1890 Penn State Nittany Lions football team

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1890 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Penn State Football 1890.jpg
Conference Independent
1890 record 2–2
Head coach none
Home stadium Old Main lawn
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The 1890 Penn State Nittany Lions football team represented the Pennsylvania State University in the 1890 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
October 10 at Penn Philadelphia, PA L 0–20  
October 12 at Franklin & Marshall Lancaster, PA L 0–10  
November 15 Altoona Athletic Association Old MainState College, PA W 68–0  
November 27 at Bellefonte Academy Bellefonte, PA W 23–0  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.


  1. ^ "Penn State Yearly Results (1890-1894)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved August 9, 2015.