How supportive will fans be of this year’s team?
Very supportive, based on reports that nearly all season ticket holders have renewed their seats and that several thousand new season ticket holders have come on board. The student body, which prides itself on being among the most energized in the country, can also be counted on to return in force to serve as the “12th man” on the field. Football will remain a very public face of the university, and the faithful are sure to circle the wagons in protecting and projecting the “We Are Penn State” spirit. As for alums, they’ve shown their support, donating $208 million in the latest fiscal year, ended June 30, according to The Associated Press.