College Basketball to the Rescue

I headed in to this past Saturday with more than a little trepidation. Aside from the classic Army-Navy game, there was no college football. What’s a fanatic to do? College basketball to the Rescue! Hoops Heaven If Saturday was a preview of the season to come, college basketball fans are in for quite a treat....

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Bob Bassett Interview – December 10, 2018

Bob Bassett talks about Penn State and The Forgotten Seasons in 1977 and 1978.  Bassett also speaks about the epic 1979 Sugar Bowl battle versus Alabama as well as his recruitment  by Head Coach Joe Paterno and his experiences as a Big Ten and ACC Football official....

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Will’s Whiteboard: College Football Playoff Field Set, Projections

The College Football Playoff field is set. The selection committee announced the final four on Sunday afternoon, but the selections did not come without controversy. The committee is supposed to select the four best teams, but instead of selecting what most people believe are the four best teams, they decided to not set a precedent...

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Penn State’s Oruwariye Garners AP First-Team All-Big Ten Honors

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Senior cornerback Amani Oruwariye headlined the Associated Press (AP) All-Big Ten selections for Penn State. Oruwariye collected first team accolades, while senior quarterback Trace McSorley, junior running back Miles Sanders and junior defensive tackle Robert Windsor garnered second team honors. Amani Oruwariye, CB, Gr./Sr., 6-1, 203, Tampa, Fla./Gaither * First-team all-conference (more…)

Nearly 100 Nittany Lions Earn Fall Academic All-Big Ten Accolades

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.– Nearly 100 student-athletes from Penn State’s seven fall programs have earned Academic All-Big Ten recognition. The Nittany Lions’ 94 fall honorees rank third-highest since 1991-92, Penn State’s first year of competition in some Big Ten sports. Women’s soccer student-athlete Kerry Abello and football student-athlete Blake Gillikin own perfect 4.0 grade-point averages. Women’s (more…)

Nittany Lions in the NFL – Week 13

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – A total of 34 Penn State football alumni are populating the rosters of 21 National Football League teams. The Nittany Lions are perennially a top-20 program in producing players in the NFL. Week 13 of the NFL season featured an overtime-thriller with recent Penn State stars playing key roles, as Saquon (more…)

Penn State’s Collins and McSorley to be Honored at NFF Awards Dinner Tuesday Night

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Penn State will have a pair of standouts honored at the 61st National Football Foundation (NFF) Annual Awards Dinner in New York City Tuesday evening. National award winner and first-team All-America quarterback Kerry Collins will be inducted to the Hall of Fame, while All-Big Ten quarterback Trace McSorley will be honored (more…)

The Good, Bad, and “eh” of Football Announcers

A picture is worth a thousand words. Announcing a football game is a little different. Fans watching a football game on TV have plenty of pictures, and don’t need a thousand words. Therefore an announcer needs to find a happy medium in how many words need to be used. Additionally it is helpful if they...

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