The Nittany Lions football team is a member of the Big Ten Conference. Penn State originally competed as a Division 1 Independent school until becoming a member of the Big Ten Conference on June 4, 1990. Penn State started conference play in 1993 and has won three Big Ten championships; in 1994 , 2005 and 2008 .
Penn State has earned invitations to 43 bowl games. The Nittany Lions have compiled a bowl record of 21-14-2 (0.594), including a 13-6-1 (0.675) record in the major college bowls (Rose, Orange, Sugar, Fiesta, and Cotton).
The Nittany Lions are widely noted for their basic game uniforms. They only wear white pants, and the jerseys are simple blue for home games, and white for away games.
The uniforms became even simpler for the 2011 season, as the white cuffs and collars on the home jerseys and the corresponding blue cuffs and collars on the road jerseys were eliminated, leaving the jerseys solid blue and white, respectively.
In 2013 the Nittany Lion logo was added to the base of the jersey collar along with the Big Ten logo on the right side of the jersey.
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