“The cheers and excitement in that final post-game locker room were as loud and jubilant as any in Beaver Stadium history, because these loyal, dedicated Penn Staters had competed for something more important than a bowl game or conference title. They had competed for the honor of their team and their university.” Continue reading
Last year’s Senior Day was one of the more memorable games in recent Beaver Stadium history.
That had a to do with the game itself, of course. For anyone who watched, but especially for those of us in the stadium, the overtime win over Wisconsin felt like a just reward for a team that had been through so much and had earned the right to finish on a high. But mostly, it was about the seniors. Continue reading
It was a matchup between traditional powers with huge fan bases and top-20 rankings. And it wasn’t even on live TV. Continue reading
What a day for Matt McGloin.
By now—we assume—everyone knows that McGloin ’12 not only made his NFL debut on Sunday, but did so in exceedingly rare fashion: He started as an undrafted rookie. And he won. Continue reading
We got a nice surprise on Thursday when Matthew Rice ’05 stopped by the Hintz Family Alumni Center. The former Nittany Lion defensive end, a member of the Orange Bowl-winning 2005 team, is back in town this weekend to speak to art students at a local middle school and promote the artwork he creates under the name Mateo Blu.
If you don’t know (or don’t remember) Matthew’s story, Continue reading
Penn State’s 1998 Homecoming weekend was nearly perfect: sunny, unseasonably warm, and victorious on the football field.
The opponent was Purdue, led by a sophomore QB named Drew Brees, Continue reading
This adorable little guy is Landon James Nescot, son of Jim Nescot ’05 and his wife, Meaghan. Landon was born on Friday, Oct. 11, the morning before Penn State welcomed the Wolverines to Beaver Stadium. Continue reading
Sunday marked the 40th anniversary of the game John Cappelletti called the most satisfying of his career.
It might well have been his best. Continue reading
Allen Robinson’s stunning displays in recent weeks have Penn State fans wondering where he ranks among the best receivers in program history. A look back at the Nittany Lions’ first meeting with Minnesota—20 years ago this fall—reminds us that in any such conversation, Bobby Engram’s name must be prominently included. Continue reading
Patrick Chambers is one of our favorite coaches, and also one of our favorite people on campus. Since coming to Penn State from Boston University in 2011, Chambers has been a relentless bundle of positive energy, not only (but especially) when he’s patrolling the sidelines for the Nittany Lion basketball team. On Saturday, he begins his third season in charge when Penn State hosts Wagner at the BJC.
Chambers’ trademark intensity and readily apparent coaching chops aside, we wanted to catch up with him here because of his connection to Penn State football. Continue reading