The Football Letter Live: Week 3

Big Ten football is back this fall, and so is The Football Letter Live this evening, for the third episode of our inaugural season.

Penn State Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Sandy Barbour will join the show to discuss the return of Big Ten football and what it means for the University and the student-athletes. We’re also discussing the student experience at Penn State, speaking with student leaders from Lion Ambassadors about the S-Zone. Penn State teaching professor Jon Nese will also join the program.

As a reminder, you can register for the entire season of shows online. Tune in tonight at 8 p.m. to celebrate the return of Penn State football. Register online to watch on Zoom or visit our Facebook page and share your questions in the comments.

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The Football Letter Live: Week 2

This week’s episode of The Football Letter Live focuses on the Alumni Association’s affiliate group network and the inspiring efforts of Penn State volunteer leaders around the world.

Wow, that was fun.

That was the thinking after we wrapped up our inaugural episode of The Football Letter Live last Thursday night. More than a few thousand Penn Staters joined the conversation as CEO Paul Clifford and author John Black hosted this new online venture.

The weekly episodes will continue at 8 p.m. Thursdays this fall, and we’ll share a preview each week on the blog. As a reminder, fans can sign up online for the entire season of shows, which will also be livestreamed on the Alumni Association’s Facebook page.

Tonight, it’s all about our affiliate group network, always an appropriate topic for us to discuss at the Alumni Association.

Our network of about 300 alumni groups unite Penn Staters through shared interests, academic colleges, and geographic regions, and you can learn more during tonight’s show or at alumni.psu.edu/groups.

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Incoming and current Penn State students competed in the annual water balloon tossing content during the North New Jersey Chapter’s sendoff picnic in July 2019. The chapter’s one of about 300 Alumni Association affiliate groups that unite Penn Staters around the world. Photo by John Patishnock

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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