OK, we’re not really 12th, but it is nice to get a mention. Most college basketball fans who attend “basketball schools” will laugh at the selection. Heck, if I were just “Illini” and not “NittanyIllini” I might do the same.
But I have to ask those “basketball school” fans, if their team were to go into the dumps for five seasons or so, would they be as supportive. My guess is no. To be mentioned alongside the Duke’s, UNC’s, MSU’s, Kansas’ and Illinois’ fan bases in an article as such is a great testament to the the true fans that make up the Nittany Nation. Anyone can jump on a bandwagon at Duke and the like, but it takes a true fan to become part of a group of fans from a fledgling program and make somewhat of a splash on the national scene.
Big time kudos to the Nittany Nation.