Football is an unmistakable a part of the tradition of Penn State, although the enjoy of a Nittany Lions house sport—from the crowds and tailgates to the spectacle of the sport itself—has modified considerably over time. This richly illustrated and researched guide tells the tale of the construction that has advanced at the side of the school’s celebrated soccer application: the long-lasting Beaver Stadium.

Historian Lee Stout and engineering professor Harry H. West display how Beaver Stadium got here to be, together with a take a look at its predecessors, “Antique” Beaver Box, in-built 1893 on a website online centrally situated northeast of Antique Major, and “New” Beaver Box, constructed at the northwest nook of campus in 1909. Stout and West discover the engineering and development demanding situations of the stadium and athletic fields and display the significance of those amenities to the historical past of Penn State and its liked traditions.

Packed with archival footage and interesting tales, Lair of the Lion is a party of the tactics through which Penn State fanatics, scholars, and athletes have skilled house video games from the Eighties to the current day, and of the enormous construction that the Lions now name house.