Talking Penn State and College Football History: John Skorupan

This week’s guest played during the heyday of Penn State football. Linebacker John Skorupan played at PSU from 1969-1972. This is in the middle of Penn State appearing in seven major bowl games in eight years (1968-1975). John was a 6th round draft pick of the Buffalo Bills making a huge impact on the Bills...

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Talking Penn State and College Football History: Tom Donchez

We are privileged this week to interview Tom Donchez, who was one of Penn State’s best fullbacks in their history. Tom also was PSU’s leading rusher in 1974 and starred in the 1975 Cotton Bowl against Baylor. Tom sheds insight into that great 1973 undefeated Penn State team where he shared time with Bob Nagle...

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Talking Penn State and College Football History: Lance Mehl

This week’s feature is one of Penn State’s unsung defensive players. He played at Penn State from 1976-1979. When he was moved to linebacker in 1978, he excelled for his junior and senior seasons at PSU. He was drafted by the New York Jets in the 3rd round of the 1980 NFL draft and became...

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Talking Penn State and College Football History: Mike Tice

This week’s podcast features Mike Tice. Most of you will remember Mike as head coach of the Minnesota Vikings or as a long-time NFL tight end, but did you know that Mike played the quarterback position for Maryland from 1977-1980? Did you also know that he was the starting quarterback in 1979 and 1980? Mike...

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Talking Penn State and College Football History: 1975 NC State vs. Penn State

Do you remember the show The Way It Was hosted by Curt Gowdy on PBS in the mid-1970s? Well, Rex and Brian have their own version of The Way It Was this week as they look back at the great game on November 8, 1975 between the Wolfpack of North Carolina State and the Nittany...

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Talking Penn State and College Football History: Tom Skladany

This week’s special guest is one of the greatest punters in college football history and one of the funniest men Rex and Brian have had on this podcast. His name is Tom Skladany. Rex remembers his “rocket” punts when playing for the Ohio State Buckeyes from 1973-1976. Rex and Brian are celebrating the 45th anniversary...

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Talking Penn State and College Football History: Micky Urquhart

Micky Urquhart is this week’s podcast guest. Micky is the epitome of what a Penn State player was in the Joe Paterno glory years of 1967-1995. He played from 1977-1980, starting out at the “Hero” position backing up Rick Donaldson and Rich Milot. He moved to defensive back his junior year and then played a...

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Talking Penn State and College Football History: Brad Budde

Rex and Brian are privileged to be able to discuss the career of Brad Budde this week. Brad was a member of one of the greatest offensive lines in college football history at USC. He played alongside Anthony Munoz, Keith Van Horne and Don Mosebar. Brad and his father Ed are the only father/son combination...

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Talking Penn State and College Football History: Massimo Manca

Who is the only Penn State football player to make an appearance in each of Penn State’s national championship games (1983 Sugar Bowl and 1987 Fiesta Bowl)? His name is Massimo Manca and we have him as the subject of our podcast this week. Rex and Brian are discussing the 35th anniversary of the 1985...

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Talking Penn State and College Football History: Stan Gelbaugh

Rex and Brian discuss the glory days of Maryland football and interview Stan Gelbaugh in this week’s episode. Stan is one of the best quarterbacks in Maryland football history, sitting behind Boomer Esiason and Frank Reich before he got his chance to start in 1985. He went to Cumberland Valley High School (Mechanicsburg, PA) and...

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