But now, "what are you going to watch for?" said Stathes, who watches games on TV at self-styled "Penn State Pigouts" with his friends. "They can't advance to any postseason bowl game or anything like that. People are still going to be disgusted over the whole thing. But I think it's great ... that they will be able to play, that there will be fans coming into town."
But Chris Stathes, who has a daughter at Penn State and manages one of the two Waffle Shops in State College, said he would not be surprised to see 20,000 or 30,000 empty seats at Beaver Stadium, the nation's second-largest sports venue.