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Penn State Student Group Paternoville Changes Name To Nittanyville; Internet Goes Nuts

Penn State's campsite outside Beaver Stadium, where students wait for tickets to home football games, has long been known as Paternoville. That name is a bit problematic now that Paterno's role in covering up the Jerry Sandusky scandal has become clear, so the campsite decided to change its name to Nittanyville.

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That's interesting enough. But the fan reaction to the name change ... oh my. Facebook lit up once the group announced the change on its page. A sampling:

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Will you change it back to Paternoville when JVP's name is eventually cleared?

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Why not just call it Freehdomtown, since you obviously put your faith in a badly discredited and imperfect voice.

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have all you paterno supporters actually read the report yet?

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What a bunch of cowardly a**holes!! You deserve to burn in hell!!!

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At least the BOT is doing the right thing on this matter and waiting for all legal battles to conclude before making rash decisions and caving to media pressures.... or so they say. Probably the smart thing to do. Ill await your comments when Joe is vindicated. Then what?

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one of the most attractive qualities of penn state is loyalty and tradition. This club doesnt deserve the name.

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BULLS***..... GOODBYE

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WE are Penn State. YOU are NOT!

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yes yes yessssssssss worship a dead man who stood idly by with complete knowledge and did pretty much nothing for decades as one of his loyal friends molested children. all because of FOOOOOTBAWWWWWWWWWWWWW.

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Commenters are about 90 percent opposed to the move. Most of us who are outside the Penn State community will probably find that pretty amazing.

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Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.