Gallery # 6:
PSU Winter Sports




In 1978, Central Counties Bank started issuing
buttons for men's basketball home games only.
This continued through the 1982 season.
The next year a single button was issued for the entire
1983 men's basketball season.

In 1979 and 1980, Central Counties Bank issued
buttons for women's home basketball games only.
In 1981 through 1983, only single buttons were issued
for those women's basketball seasons.

In 1980, a single button was issued for both
the wrestling and the ice hockey teams.
This continued through the 1983 season.

Confused?

Check out the following tables:




Penn State Men’s Basketball


Central Counties Bank 1978-1983


Year

Slogan

Image

1978

(home games only)

  1) Drain Ur-Sinus

  2) Skin-ya, West Virginia

  3) Try Close-Up

  4) We Try Harter

  5) TTIP PITT

  6) Nail Polish

  7) Catamounts to Nothing

  8) Deck the Dukes

  9) Slash the Flash

10) Runnova Villanova

11) Harter Slept Here

12) Navys Gravy

13) Knife the Knights



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1979

(home games only)

  1) Upset the Teepees

  2) Daze the Knights

  3) Whip the Mules

  4) Squeeze the Orange

  5) Stuff the Owls

  6) Deck Duquesne

  7) Basket the Chickens

  8) Lance the Knights

  9) Make Hopkins Jump

10) Poor Richmond

11) Vaporize Ursinus

12) Lick the Hicks

13) Massacre UMASS

14) Plaster Pitt


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1980

(home games only)

  1) Shoe the Mustangs

  2) Bonnies Are Gonnies

  3) Mash Morris

  4) Ring Their Bell

  5) Stuff NPuff

  6) Bad News Bears

  7) Slam Dunk Navy

  8) Needle the Rams

  9) Dog Gone

10) Hang the Hillbilly

11) Paste the Raiders

12) Skin the Cat

13) Ruff Up Rider

14) Sleigh the Huskies


1980psumensbb.jpg

 

1981

(home games only)

  1) Southern Fried Chicken

  2) Sit on Pitt

  3) Hold Those Tigers

  4) Topple the Titans

  5) Battle the Braves

  6) Squeeze and Freeze

  7) Mush the Huskies

  8) Boot the Hoots

  9) Tan Florida

10) Wham the Rams

11) Pop the Corn

12) Defoliate Indiana State

13) Bust the Broncos

14) Charge the Vikings


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1982

(home games only)

  1) No Reservation

  2) Beat Bama

  3) Sink The Colonials

  4) Bounce The Bonnies

  5) 3 Tears, Mountaineers

  6) Make Niagra Foul

  7) This Games Hours

  8) Rock Navys Boat

  9) See Ewe Later

10) Down The Dukes

11) Curb The Terriers

12) Daze The Knights

13) Narrow Widener

14) Press Textile


1982psumensbb.jpg

 

1983

(single season button)

1) Nittany Hoopla

1983psumensbb.jpg

 

 

 

 

Penn State Women’s Basketball Buttons

Central Counties Bank 1979 -1983

Year

Slogan

Image

1979

(home games only)

  1) Nail the Engineers

  2) Peck the Hens

  3) Bag the Leopards

  4) Scalp the Red Raiders

  5) Lose the Explorers

  6) Sting the Yellow Jackets

  7) Butt the Rams

  8) Lasso the Broncos

  9) Ground the Eagles

10) Stuff the Owls

11) Vanquish the Warriors

12) Shrink Big Red

13) Swat the Flyers

14) Boston: Bull!

15) Cage the Cats

16) Fire the Bullets

17) Deny Lehigh

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1980

(home games only)

1) Saddle the Broncs

2) Sting Lycoming

3) Make Em Puff

4) Bullet Proof

5) Steam Over Engineers

6) Harness the Huskies

7) Batter the Rams

8) Make Del-Aware

9) Humble the Hawks

10) Dazzle the Dutchmen

11) Lay Up Lafayette

12) Youre Through, CMU

13) Bounce Big Red

14) Ruff Em Up

15) Cage the Leopards

16) Paste Colgate

17) Pester West Chester

18) MakeEm Gravel

1980psuwomensbb.jpg


  

1981

(single season button)

1) “GO LADY LIONS” (Blue)



2) “GO LADY LIONS” (White)


(Could be from 1981 or 1982; actual

size 1-3/4" diameter; shown in both

color versions.)

1981psuwomensbb.jpg



 

1982

(single season button)

1) “LOVE A LADY LION” (Large)

 

2) “LOVE A LADY LION” (Small)

 

(Could be from 1981 or 1982; actual sizes 2-1/4" diameter, 1-5/8" diameter; unknown if two color versions exist.)




1982psuwomensbb.jpg

 

1983

(single season button)

slogan unknown

?

 

 

 

 

Penn State Wrestling & Ice Hockey Buttons

Central Counties Bank 1980 -1983

Year

Wrestling Slogan

Ice Hockey Slogan

1980

(single season button)

“PENN STATE WRESTLERS PIN”

1980psuwrestling.jpg

( This button not shown in CCB display; could be 1980, 1981 or 1982 )

“The Ice Is Back...Back The Icers”

1980psuhockey.jpg

1981

(single season button)

Slogan unknown


?


( This button not shown in CCB display )


“STICK WITH THE ICERS”

1981psuhockey.jpg

1982

(single season button)

Slogan unknown


?


( This button not shown in CCB display )

“FIRE ON ICE”

1982psuhockey.jpg

1983

(single season button)

“It’s ‘Bout Time”

1983psuwrestling.jpg

“Goal For It!”

1983psuhockey.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                



In 1984, Mellon Bank had just assumed the
button program and sure did simplify things.
A single winter sport button would now be issued
for all 4 winter sports and in 1997, women's volleyball
was added as the 5th winter sport:




 

 

Penn State Winter Sports


Mellon Bank 1984-2001

Citizens Bank 2002-2011


Year

Men's Basketball

Women's Basketball

Wrestling

Ice Hockey

Women's Volleyball


(starting 1997)

1984

PSU Hoopster Booster

Slogan unknown

The Fall Guys

The Icemen Cometh

Not issued

1985

#1 Hoop Group

We're On The Ball

Pin To Win

PSU On Ice Is Nice

Not issued

1986

Lion Pride Proud

Lady Lions - Fantastic

Mat Attack

PSU Power Play

Not issued

1987

PSU Roundball Mania

Lady Lion Hoop Shoot

We Are "Pin" State

PSU On Ice; That's Nice!

Not issued

1988

PSUper Hoopers

Lady Lions Hoopin Fine in "89"

PSU Grapplers Won't Stop 'Til The Top

PSU's Blazing Blades

Not issued

1989

Lions Are Court Marshall

Lady Lions Court Success

PSU - A Pinning Tradition

PSU - Nice On Ice

Not issued

1990

Hoop It Up

Lady Lions Are Flyin'

Penn State Pins To Win

Blue & White Chill Thrill

Not issued

1991

Light It Up, Lions

Lady Lions are Sharp Shooters

Penn State at any Weight

PSU: Fire And Ice

Not issued

1992

PSU Big 10 Hoops

Lady Lions Quest to Be the Best

Lions, Not a Tough Decision

PSU: The Cutting Edge

Not issued

1993

PSU - Roundball Fever

Lady Lions - The Tradition Continues

Pin Your Hopes On PSU

Penn State, Excitement On Ice

Not issued

1994

Penn State Shooting for the Top

Lady Lion Proud

No Escaping the Lions

Penn State Winner Blades

Not issued

1995

Pin Your Hoops On PSU

Lady Lions: Pride And Poise

No Match For Penn State

PSU: On The Rink Of Success

Not issued

1996

PSU Hoops: A Dunn Deal

Lady Lions are Shooting Stars

PSU - Pinning And Winning

PSU - Of Ice and Men

Not issued

1997

Lions Surf the Net

Lady Lions...Purr-fect!

Lions - Legends of the Fall

PSU - Icemen Cometh

DIG IT!

1998

No Appeal In Lion's Court

Lady Lions Have Net Class

PSU: Big Mat Attack

PSU - Heat Wave On Ice

DIG IT!

1999

Lions Rule The Rim

Lady Lions - Y2K Compliant

All Will Fall To PSU

Lions Skate Their Case

DIG IT!

2000

Lions Rule The Rim

Court Order-Lady Lions #1

Lions Take Their Best Shot

PSU Skates To Victory

Everyone's Diggin It

2001

Lions Play Roundball Hardball

Pride & Glory - The Lady Lion Story

Penn State Has A Hold On You

PSU Hot On Ice

Net Result-Lions Rule

2002

PSU Rebounding

No Appeal In Lady Lions' Court

PSU: Reversal Of Fortune

Cold Hard Facts: PSU #1

Happy Valley's Rose Garden

2003

Pride, Passion, Purpose

New Heights for the Lady Lions

Cats Rule the Mats

Lions Ice the Competition

Serve Up A Winner

2004

Now It Starts

Charged Up!

Taking Down The Competition

Lions Are Ice Breakers

Lions Volley To Victory

2005

Lions Are Block Busters

Tried. True. You.

PSU: Lion Kings

of the Mat

PSU-The Puck Stops Here

Rising Up!

2006

Have the Passion

Are You In?

Worth the Weight

Icers, The Coolest Team Around

Set Apart

2007

Nittany Lion Basketball:

One Heartbeat

Lady Lion Basketball:

It’s an Experience

PSU Wrestling:

100 Years

Penn State Hockey:

A Rock Solid Tradition

Happy Volley

2008

Take It Inside

On The Rise...Together

PSU Wrestling:

The Next Century of Success

PSU Hockey,

Adrenaline On Ice!

New Season Same Goal

2009

It’s The Net Result

That Counts

Bank On The

Lady Lions

You’ll Be Lion On The Mat

Freeze ‘Em

PSU Digs Deep

2010

Bank It In

Lady Lions Hold Court

Pin ‘Em and

Win ‘Em

Ice Guys Finish First

Happy Volley

2011

Nittany Nation Shootout

Court of Honor

Respect All

-Fear None

New Ice Age for Lions

Proud to Serve