Gallery: Inside Lasch Part III

It's no secret that the Nittany Lions aren't exactly known for glitz and glamour, but with such a deep history and storied tradition the football program has no real choice but to display at least a portion of the hardware they have earned over the last several decades. Get an inside look at the "flashier" side of Lasch.

This is third part of our Inside Lasch gallery series. If you missed Part I or Part II, be sure to catch the exclusive photo tour inside Penn State's football headquarters.

Pictured above is the entrance to one of the large team meeting rooms, which is equipped to seat the entire squad and where squad meetings are held. There are several meeting rooms throughout Lasch, including smaller unit rooms for position-specific meetings for units like quarterback.

The wall pictured above features photos of former Nittany Lions in the NFL. The photo of the Penn State symbol in the center of the wall shifts to display the NFL logo as one walks by. About one third of the entire wall is displayed here.

The All Big Ten wall features photos of players who have earned the conference honor. There is also a long wall to the right of this display which has the name of every Penn State letterman engraved in the bricks.

To the side of Joe Paterno's office is a trophy room (Paterno's office itself looks like it could double as a trophy room), here are a wide variety of football trophies, photos and items. Pictured above is a wall featuring trophies like the 1994 Big Ten trophy, the 1999 Pigskin Classic trophy, the 1995 Rose Bowl trophy, the 2006 Orange Bowl trophy (the oranges are fake) and the 1982 and 1986 national championship trophies. These trophies are shifted and replaced periodically. They also spend time at Penn State's All-Sports Museum in Beaver Stadium. This room features items like Paterno's 2005 Maxwell Club Coach of the Year trophy and the famous Fight On State profile photo of Paul Posluszny bleeding from a cut on his nose we affectionately call "Blue, White and Red."

Pictured above is the original 1982 national championship trophy. The one pictured on the hardware wall above was a replica made. The first crystal football trophy was given out in 1986, to Penn State.

This back wall features a photo from the 2006 Orange Bowl, the Blockbuster Bowl trophy and Tamba Hali's Sporting News cover, among other items.

The back entrance to the building features John Cappelletti's Heisman Trophy front and center, with the Governors' Bell Trophy and Land Grant Trophy on either side.

This display case in the lobby features jerseys and items of former Nittany Lions in the National Football League.

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