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’70s brothers: get ready for a blast from the past. Check out this shot; doesn’t this 1977 Penn State Phi Sig hangout look radical? Here’s some 1977 trivia that’ll take you right back: 

Penn State Football: The Nittany Lions were coached by Joe Paterno, had a 11-1 record, and beat Arizona State in the Fiesta Bowl 42 to 30. 

Penn State Tuition: Students paid around $1,205 in tuition and fees per semester as a full-time student. I’ll bet that stings for you 2010s grads…  

Top Movies: 

  • Star Wars 
  • Smokey and the Bandit 
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind 



Top Songs: 

  • "Tonight's the Night (Gonna Be Alright)" by Rod Stewart 
  • “I Just Want to Be Your Everything” by Andy Gibb 
  • "Best of My Love" by The Emotions 

 Top TV Programs: 

  • Happy Days 
  • Three's Company 
  • ABC Monday Night Movie 


Were you there? Are you in these pictures? If you remember this event, CLICK HERE or email us to share a story about it.  

Thanks to Fred DeCock ’80 for uploading these to our alumni website photo albums! If you have great photos from your glory days to share, log in to upload them to our photo gallery or email them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.!