Penn State Nittany Lions
The Penn State Nittany Lions are a college football program that competes in NCAA Division I-A and the Big Ten Conference.
Penn State has earned invitations to 40 bowl games during its long history, which is remarkable considering its lack of conference tie-ins for a great deal of its history. The Nittany Lions have compiled a record of 25-12-2 (66.6% win) in those games, including a 14-5-1 (72.5% win) record in the so-called "major" bowls (Rose, Orange, Sugar, Fiesta, & Cotton).
Current coach Joe Paterno is responsible for most of these bids and victories, compiling more wins (22) and appearances (33) than any other coach in college football history en route to his bowl record of 22-10-1. Paterno also has a record of 14-4-0 in "major" bowls, and is the only coach to have won all five major college bowls during his career.