Penn State University


After every home football game win, each player on the team takes a turn ringing the Victory Bell in front of Beaver Stadium. The bell was purchased in 1962 when then football coach Charles “Rip” Engle envisioned a way to signal to all of State College that the team had just won on the road. Originally placed at the Wagner Building on Curtin Road, the team would ring the bell in joy after returning to campus following a heart-pounding victory. Thanks to the class of 1978, the bell was placed inside Beaver Stadium to ring after every home game, as well. From 1990-2008, the bell was placed inside the Penn State All Sports Museum while the stadium and bell were both refurbished. The Victory Bell returned to Beaver Stadium in 2009 and now sits at the end of the tunnel entrance to the field.