A New Era Begins

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You love Penn State football. Of course you do, there’s a lot to love. The Blue Band. The Nittany Lion. Tailgating. The roar of 107,000-plus fans screaming inside Beaver Stadium.

We just need to be patient until we experience that rush again. In the meantime, we’re doing what we can to help fill the void.

One option for fans is tuning in every Thursday night this fall at 8 p.m., when we’ll air our new online show, The Football Letter Live. Alumni Association CEO Paul Clifford ’20g and author of The Football Letter, John Black ’62 will co-host, with the duo sharing a preview of what fans can expect to see in that week’s edition of The Football Letter and discussing various areas of impact for the Alumni Association.

Fans can sign up online for the entire season of shows, which will also be livestreamed on the Alumni Association’s Facebook page.

Tonight’s episode launches the show with some info on what fans can expect and what we have in store this fall, along with commentary on the postponement of the season and what we’re hearing for alumni. Future shows will examine various areas of impact for the Alumni Association, and our alumni will play a significant role. We love sharing inspiring stories of how our alumni are making an impact, so stay tuned for what should be a fun season of shows.

We’ll send out a blog post every Thursday this fall with details on that evening’s show, and we’re encouraging fans to subscribe to the blog to stay updated. Fans can also submit questions ahead of time, and you can share your questions in the comment section of this post. We’ll be sure to pass them along and get to as many as we can during the show.

This fall isn’t what any of us were expecting, though we’re still talking Penn State football. So, tune in, let us know what you think, and hear from Nittany Lions every Thursday this fall.


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3 thoughts on “A New Era Begins

  1. Hi
    Thanks for this. We will all miss PSU football this fall. However it makes me sad to see so many of the other BigTen schools pounding away at the league to play regardless of the health consequences to the players, coaches, and others associated with the day to ops of the programs. The BigTen commissioner and the adm and presidents made their decision, it should be allowed to stand. The fact that Trump is attempting to insert himself in the conversation in order to gain votes for himself from people foolish enough to ignore the fact that the pandemic is hitting college campuses as we speak is disheartening and does nothing to raise the image of the BigTen institutions. Looking forward to the letter and podcasts keeping us attuned to our Lions.

  2. Sherry: You’re right!

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