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Penn State's 'Paternoville' to be 'Nittanyville'

By 69 News & Associated Press, (follow: @69news), news@wfmz.com
Published On: Jul 17 2012 06:16:32 AM CDT
Updated On: Jul 17 2012 01:41:21 PM CDT

'Paternoville' will become 'Nittanyville' at Penn State

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -

The Penn State student group that manages the area outside Beaver Stadium where students camp out for prime football tickets has changed the name of the makeshift campground from "Paternoville" to "Nittanyville."

The also-renamed Nittanyville Coordination Committee said student officers decided the name change would "return the focus to the overall team and the thousands of students who support it."

It is a "new era" of Nittany Lion football, said Troy Weller, the committee's president.

On its website, the organization said that "since it was unlikely another coach would stay as long as Coach Paterno had, changing the name for each new coach would be impractical."

Students at this year's encampment plan to donate some fundraising proceeds to a child abuse prevention and treatment center.