Video shares sights and sounds from Nittany Lion mascot tryouts

Firing up a stadium filled with Blue and White faithful is an important part of being the Nittany Lion mascot, but becoming the Nittany Lion means much more.

It means carrying on the legacy of a proud and time-honored tradition as an important symbol for Penn State and every Penn Stater. Recently, as this year's new candidates presented their Penn State pride and crowd-pleasing talents to the judges, some former mascots discussed what it really means to be the Nittany Lion. It's more than meets the eye in this Penn State In Motion video reflecting the sights and sounds of Nittany Lion tryouts.

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During a simulation of a spirited stadium crowd, a Nittany Lion mascot hopeful leaps backward before being hoisted high and sporting a raised paw in his signature 'No. 1' pose. To watch video highlights from this year's mascot tryouts, click on the image above. Credit: Penn StateCreative Commons

Last Updated March 21, 2011