On Nov. 7, the Penn State-Ohio State rivalry continues. To prepare for the football game against Penn State's biggest opponent, the Penn State Marketing Association has designed a special Ohio State-themed White Out T-shirt.
The $10 shirt features the Nittany Lion handing a tissue to Ohio State player Terrelle Pryor. The tagline: "The Nutcracker: A Terrelle Cryer Story."
Penn State Marketing Association (PSMA) President Dan Sturman (senior-marketing) said his club is excited about the shirt, especially its focus on Pryor.
"After we beat Ohio State last year, you couldn't walk through a dorm without seeing the picture of Terrelle Pryor with his head in his hands," Sturman said. "That vivid image is still on everyone's mind."
The design by Jinder Bhogal (sophomore-business administration) was chosen from many designs submitted for the shirt sale, which the PSMA has held for three years.
"We picked it because it's a great design," PSMA Director of Retail Marketing Anna Dominijanni (senior-marketing) said. "The guy who designed them is really talented."
Past designs include the popular "Bust a Nut" shirt -- another Ohio State-themed piece of apparel.
Sturman said the group strived to have a shirt everyone could wear this time.
"A couple years ago, we had a shirt that was edgy, but this year we decided to tone it down," he said.
Students, including Troy Weller (freshman-division of undergraduate studies), have responded well to the shirt.
"I would absolutely buy it," Weller said. "It's something I would wear to my grandmother's house."
He said he did not buy the shirt as a replacement for the official White House shirt.
So far, the shirts have only been distributed internally through PSMA members. But because of their success so far, a public shirt sale will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday in 310 HUB-Robeson Center. The club has ordered 200 shirts to be sold in sizes small through extra large.
"It's a good price, and it looks cool," Saul Wecht (freshman-computer engineering) said. "It's an obvious victory shirt."