- Who knows what our first mascot was?
- Timeline Questions
· Find different sports on the timeline How many action shots are on the timeline?
· Which sports are only played outdoors?
· How many indoor sports are shown on the timeline?
· How many coaches are on the timeline?
- Looking at the picture mural, can you describe some of the differences between sports from the past to today?
- Who sculpted the Lion Shrine?
- How many sports is the Nittany Lion ready to play? (What is he wearing?)
- Can you name all the men’s and women’s events?
- What three indoor sports are not being played?
-bowling, boxing, rifle
- Are there any similarities between gymnastics, fencing, wrestling, and shooting?
- They are all individual sports whose scores count towards the teams total scores
- How many Lions do we have?
- Can you tell me which sport has earned the most national championships?
- What sport requires a ball as part of the game?
- What does PSC stand for?
- What are the first 4 men’s sports?
- What are the first 4 women’s sports?
- What was the band called before the blue band?
-Cadet bugle Band
- Can you name some of the different instruments used by the Blue Band?
- Can anyone explain why practice is important for winning and competing?
- Who is the winningest coach in college football?
- Joe Pa
- What are the chances of that record being broken in our lifetime?
- None. No present coach is even close to Paterno since Bobby Bowden retired
- How many PSU football players won the Heisman
- Only one
- Can you name a bowl PSU has played in and won?
- Can you find a bowl trophy?
- What is football’s nickname?
- Do you know what our first colors were?
- How many games did PSU go undefeated under Coach Bill Jeffrey?
- What is the Grand Experiment?
- How many PSU in Pro Hall of Fame?
-5, Jack Ham (PSU 1968- 1970), Lennie Moore (PSU 1953-55), Franco Harris (PSU 1969-71),
August Michalske (PSU 1923-25), Mike Munchak (PSU 1979-81)
- What was Penn State’s first bowl game?
- When did PSU join the Big Ten and when were we Big Ten champion?
- What year was men’s soccer started at PSU?
- What year was women’s soccer started at PSU?
- How many years gap between the two sports?
- How many national championships for the men? -2
- How many consecutive Big Ten championships for women’s?
- What shapes can you find on the soccer field?
- Why the soccer field is called Jeffery?
- Brother who played soccer and in NFL?
-Matt and Chris Bahr
- When was the men’s team started vs. women’s? Number of championships?
-women 8 straight titles
- How many Penn Stater field hockey teams played in the Olympics? -3
- What does a Sweeper do in field hockey?
- Roams behind defense picks up al through passes
- How many national championships?
-2 in 1980 and 1981
- Which side of the stick do you hit with?
- Where is field hockey played? Indoors or outdoors? Turf or grass?
- Is there a difference between what girl lacrosse players wear and what boy lacrosse players wear?
- Who was the men’s lacrosse coach? Whose son went on to coach at PSU?
-Nick Thiel, Glenn Thiel
- Who know where the sport of lacrosse originated?
-American Indian war games
- 3 differences between men and women?
- First played?
-Men in 1913 women in 1965
- What was the first PSU sport on campus?
- Can you name the different baseball positions?
- Where does the PSU baseball team play home game?
-Medlar field and Lubraho park
- Who was the only PSU baseball player inducted in the Hall of Fame?
-Monte Ward- developed the curve ball
- What baseball player lettered in 3 sports?
-Tom Daley (Basketball, Tennis, 1969)
- Who is Montgomery Ward?
- How many PSU won World Series?
-Hinkey Haines 1923, Nate Bump
- Why did the color of the softball change from white?
- Who is the present coach of the PSU softball team?
- What are some of the differences between softball and baseball?
-men vs. women, size of ball and field
- What is new and exciting about PSU softball?
-new field under construction
- Differences/changes from baseball?
-small play=big offense
- How do softball pitchers pitch?
- Where do the men’s and women’s x-country teams compete @ state college?
-Penn State Blue/White Golf Course
- How many of you are aware of where the men’s and women’s golf team compete?
-PSU blue and white course
- Why is it difficult for PSU golf teams to compete for national championships?
- Par? Birdie? Eagle?
- Only PSU players to play in U.S. Open?
-Jason Tyska 1999
- How many undefeated seasons did Mr. Golf PSU to?
- Can you find something unusual with this picture? (Dot Anderson-1935)
- What is unusual about it?
- How many tennis teams do you know?
- How many of you know the scoring rules of tennis?
- What year did PSU Sarni tennis center open?
-1999 this enabled PSU to host major championships
- Dorothy Anderson -1935?
- Court evolution? How has it changed and changed the game?
- Who was Jan Bortner’s rival?
- Maryland Star John Lunas 1970s
- What is the difference between track and cross country?
- Looking at the images of track and field how many different events can you identify?
- How many different kind of jumps are shown?
- How many events can you find?
- How many kinds of jumps can you find?
- What sport has PSU contributed the most Olympic athletes?
-track and field 42 athletes
- How many Olympic medals did PSU track and field athletes win?
-3/ 1-gold, 1-silver, 1-bronze
- Most Olympians, most events
- 42 Olympians
- Only Olympic gold medalists?
-Horace Ashenfelter in 1952 Helsinki
- What is the Broderick Award and who was the first winner?
- How many Broderick awards did Kathy Mills win? - 4
- What was Barney Ewell’s nickname?
- Who was an outstanding track athlete and NFL football player?
- What’s the difference between sprinters and distance runners?
-Distance 800m +
- Why do you think shooters wear such heavy coats?
- Why do you think shooters fire between heartbeats?
- First women’s sport? -1926
- Types of events? Based on positions: prone, standing, kneeling, firing
- Number of portiere? -4
- How many points did shooters win for after WWII? - 300
- What do the legs of the pummel horse remind you of?
- Does anyone know which events make up a gymnastics meet?
- Who was the first woman to receive a full scholarship at PSU?
- How long Wettstone coached? -1938-76
- Different similarities with men’s and women’s?
- Number of events?
- What equipment can swimmers use?
- What did non-scholarship swimmers have to wear?
- wool bathing suits
- How many strokes? - 4
- What are the difference storkes? (Demonstrate!)
- Who was “too” afraid of heights yet went on to be a 2 time Olympic diver?
- Marry Ellen Clark
- What are the 4 positions you would start for a dive?
- The bigger the better?
- With minimum splash
- How high is 10 m platform?
- Ask kids if they have ever been bowling?
- What shapes could you find while bowling?
- Don Ferrell distinction- first black head coach
- Terms- sleeper, turkey, kingpin
- What equipment is needed to play volleyball?
-Ball, net, tape (for fingers), knee pads, sneakers
- Who is the most significant PSU sports team on the national scene?
-women volleyball 3x national championships
- What do you do with volleyball?
-set, spike, dig, serve
- First non-Cal school to win national championship in 1994
- Second team to win both NCAA volleyball national titles (07-08)
- 1994 first school outside Cali to win title
- Has anyone ever attended a basketball game here at PennState?
- How big should you hands be to grip a basketball?
- Why do you think shot patterns spin?
- Where men’s basketball was first played? Armory
- Who is the most celebrated women’s basketball player?
- Suzie McConnell
- Susie McConnell- small can be big : 5’6” won Francis Pomlroy Naismith Award vs. Calvin Booth at 7 + size 22 shoes
- When were the Lady Lions in the Final Four? - April 2, 2000
- Who is the men’s and women’s all-time scoring leader?
- Kelly Mazzante
- Who is the present PSU women basketball coach?
- Who was the first PSU superstar in Lady Lion basketball?
- What significant basketball championship did the men’s team win?
-2009 NIT-BEAT Baylor 69-63
- What is the most significant difference between men’s +women basketball?
-the size of the ball
- What coach pushed man-to-man defense?
- How can you earn points in basketball?
- Has anyone ever been to a boxing or wrestling match? What are your impressions?
- Why did people dress up for boxing matches?
- Why weren’t many women at boxing matches?
- Which discontinued sport won many national championships?
- Only boxer to hold World Championship?
- Most popular sport in 30s and 40s – hosted and won first NCAA title ->Soose won all 16 fights by KO and
won World Middleweight
- In boxing what is a southpaw?
-right foot forward leading with your right
- First national championship?
- In what indoor sport did we win the first national champion?
- Different styles?
- What are some ways to earn points in wrestling?
-time advantage-1: riding time over a minute in the offensive position
-near fall / takedown -2-3/reversal -2 /escape-2
- Saber? Epee? Foil?
- Which fencing sword has no rules for who may attack?
-Epee and 5 touches
- Consecutive national championships- 1995-2000
- What is the most successful PSU sport to win national championships in present times?