So far as the Nittany half goes, nicely, that is up for debate.
Per Penn State, “Many say it comes from a Native American phrase which means ‘single mountain.’ Others say it is named after a legendary Native American girl stated to be from this space.” Oh no, extra appropriation!
The phrase Nittany is now all around the Penn State space, together with on a mountain. Sure, Mount Nittany is a factor you may go to or hike once you’re not watching a sport at Penn State’s Beaver Stadium. Wait, why is it Beaver Stadium? We quit.