Paterno vs. Bowden. Penn State vs. Florida State. The Nittany Lions' first BCS appearance. Watch all the interesting storylines unfold with our official bowl packages.

Over the past month, since FOS began taking pre-registrations and then deposits for our official bowl packages, it became clear that the demand by Penn State fans for game tickets AND hotel space would greatly exceed supply, no matter where the Nittany Lions landed.

With a matchup of the winningest coaches in major college football history in Penn State's Joe Paterno and Florida State's Bobby Bowden in the Orange Bowl now official, EVERYTHING IS AT PREMIUM. You can see our ORANGE BOWL PACKAGES HERE.

“The response we've received on these packages has been incredible,” said Mark Harrington, co-publisher of the year-old site and its sister publication, Fight On State The Magazine. “We are urging all Penn State fans to make their travel arrangements immediately to avoid the disappointment of not being able to attend the big game.”

Florida State fans, who must make a long drive to the game, are already snapping up hotel rooms very quickly. Tickets are are becoming next to impossible to secure.

After going 10-1 during the regular season and winning a share of the Big Ten championship, Penn State received the conference's automatic bid to the BCS. It marks only the second time in the last six years that the Nittany Lions have qualified for the postseason.

“That, coupled with the fact that this is State's first appearance in the BCS, is leading to an unprecedented demand for travel packages,” Harrington said. “The company we are working with in this venture, Premiere Sports Travel, says they've never seen this level of enthusiasm. Travel agencies who got in late in the game are struggling to find hotel space and tickets at the BCS sites.

“Being away from the bowl picture for a while has made Nittany Lion fans realize that the old song is true: you don't know what you've got until it is gone,” he added. has been offering MULTIPLE PACKAGES to the Orange Bowl for several weeks now, and several of them have already sold out.

Thanks to Premiere, we've had hotel space and tickets set aside for packages to the Orange Bowl, and were able to secure it all before the wild demand drove up prices. Even before the crush hit, we snapped up significant hotel space in Miami, and have already sold out two properties.

Premiere has a strong history with the Orange Bowl. Last season, it sent more than 1,100 Sooners' Illustrated fans to see Oklahoma play USC for the national championship.

We fully expect to send more people to the Orange Bowl than our friends at Sooners' Illustrated sent last year. And, all signs point to our packages selling out quickly due to the matchup of the two winningest coaches in major college history, so, again, we are encouraging all Penn State fans to make their bowl plans as soon as possible.


You can also call 800.924.9993 to arrange travel, but make sure to ask for the packages so you get the best deal.


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