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Penn State's mascot is the nittany lion, a type wildcat that reportedly lived in the vicinity of Mt. Nittany, a local mountain. "Beaver" honors James Beaver, who was Pennsylvania's governor near the end of the 19th century and served as president of Penn State's board of trustees.

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The stadium is named for James A. Beaver, a former governor of Pennsylvania (1887-91) and president of the university's board of trustees.

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