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December 17, 1997 | By Dick Jerardi, Daily News Sports Writer Associated Press
Penn State is studying the idea of expanding Beaver Stadium with more than just the traditional bench seating. A sports consulting firm is questioning members of the football booster club to gauge their interest in private luxury suites. The cost? Upwards of $60,000 a season or $400,000 for 10 years. And you still have to buy a ticket. "We have a waiting list right now," university director of athletics Timothy Curley said yesterday. "This season we weren't even able to accommodate our Nittany Lion Club members.
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August 26, 1986 | By JAY GREENBERG, Daily News Sports Writer
Beaver Stadium is now big enough to hold every man, woman and child in Reading while the entire population of Lancaster tailgates outside. It is a very big place - with a capacity of 83,770, it is the eighth- largest stadium in the country - and still the demand for rear-end space on one of those 120 rows of aluminum benches outruns the supply. Let's put it this way: If you go by the 1980 census, there are still 11,780,950 Pennsylvanians who could not fit into the place. Those who still would like to would be advised to do one of two things: enroll at Pennsylvania State University, maintain a 2.0 grade-point average and get one of the 20,000 student tickets; or listen to Nittany Lion football on one of 51 radio stations, and be patient.
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January 30, 2016 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Staff Writer
STATE COLLEGE - Ever since it was disassembled in 1960 and relocated to an eastern edge of Penn State's campus, Beaver Stadium, like some '57 Chevy in Cuba, has been repaired, patched and, where possible, upgraded. But after 56 years, Happy Valley's most iconic structure is rusting, sputtering and due either for a major overhaul or replacement. "When you stand on the Beaver Stadium field at kickoff and there are 107,000 fans in the stands, there's not a better place in college football," said Phil Esten, Penn State's deputy director of athletics.
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September 16, 2010 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
One can sense the awe in Michael Fay's voice as he talks about Penn State and Beaver Stadium and the hope as he recounts the story of waiting a few years ago for someone on the Nittany Lions' coaching staff to make a recruiting call to him. The call never came, and the 6-foot-4, 294-pound junior from Allentown will line up at left guard for Kent State when it plays the Lions on Saturday. Still, Fay holds no grudge and eagerly awaits the opportunity to step on the green grass before more than 100,000 spectators.
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June 7, 2013 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Flyers have had preliminary discussions about playing a regular-season game at Penn State's Beaver Stadium against their archrivals, the Pittsburgh Penguins, club president Peter Luukko confirmed Wednesday. "We have spoken to the Pens and the league about expressing our combined interest," Luukko said. "Not sure if next year is a possibility. Penn State is very interested. " Outdoor games are all the rage in the NHL. Six of them are planned for next season, including events at Dodger Stadium, Yankee Stadium (twice)
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October 28, 2012 | By Emily Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - It was two hours before kickoff of Penn State's biggest game of the year, and a 17-year-old wearing a navy sweat suit weaved through a sea of white-clad fans outside Beaver Stadium. He was the biggest celebrity in sight. Fans stopped to say hello to Christian Hackenberg, the five-star quarterback orally committed to play for Penn State next season. They high-fived him. They wished him luck in his senior season at Fork Union Military Academy (Va.). They wanted to thank him for sticking with his commitment to the Nittany Lions, even through the crippling NCAA sanctions, even through Penn State's 0-2 start.
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September 8, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - James Franklin raced out of the South tunnel at Beaver Stadium with his team Saturday for the first time as Penn State head coach. But he admitted after his successful debut that he was fighting back tears much earlier when he accompanied the Nittany Lions walking from their buses on Curtin Road and into Beaver Stadium through a double column of Penn State fans. "Getting off that bus and walking into the stadium . . . I'm an emotional guy, and I was fighting back my emotions the whole time," Franklin said.
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October 18, 1994 | Daily News Wire Services
Penn State must replace Beaver Stadium's football field after jubilant students celebrating a win over Michigan tore up sod on the 50-yard-line and in the end zones. Authorities yesterday continued their investigation of the late-night revelry, which began Saturday after the Nittany Lions' 31-24 victory at Ann Arbor. More than 10,000 students and other fans roamed campus in rowdy clusters, yelling in support of their team, which moved up to No. 1 Sunday in the Associated Press and CNN/ USA Today polls.
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November 13, 1991 | by Mark Kram, Daily News Sports Writer
I know I have bad seats for the Penn State-West Virginia tussle when, instead of an usher, a Sherpa guide comes up to me and asks: "Can I see your ticket stub?" When he points up a steep incline of concrete steps to the snowcapped top row at Beaver Stadium, I fall in line behind a character wearing a Penn State jersey with two globular love handles spilling out the back. He squints up at his seats, down at his ticket, up at his seats, then over his shoulder at a women loaded down with sandwiches and sodas.
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September 18, 2016 | By Joe Juliano STAFF WRITER
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - In James Franklin's first two seasons as Penn State head coach, the Nittany Lions mostly rode their defense to the success that they achieved in back-to-back 7-6 seasons while the offense struggled in the bottom 20 to 25 percent of FBS statistics. Two games into Franklin's third season, however, the Lions are trending toward a change, with their offense realizing some production with a faster style of play, and their defense encountering some problems behind a mostly young and inexperienced defensive line.
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September 18, 2016 | By Joe Juliano and Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITERS
Temple at Penn State Saturday, noon, at Beaver Stadium, State College TV: Big Ten Network. Radio: WNTP-AM (990), WNPV-AM (1440). Coaches: Temple, Matt Rhule (4th season, 19-21); Penn State, James Franklin (2nd season, 15-13; overall, 39-28). History: Penn State leads, 39-4-1. Temple won last year, 27-10, at Lincoln Financial Field. The Owls are 0-24-1 at Penn State. About Penn State: The Nittany Lions saw their rally from a 28-7 second-quarter deficit fall just short last week and lost, 42-39, at Pittsburgh in the first meeting of the two teams since 2000.
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September 17, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
There was no doubt at the start of Penn State's football season that many eyes would be on Trace McSorley, the first quarterback other than Christian Hackenberg to start at the position since 2012. But the attention McSorley has received through the Nittany Lions' first two games has been ramped up, mainly because he has been asked to do more as opposing defenses load up to stop Saquon Barkley, the team's exciting running back. It has been a mix of good and bad for the 6-foot, 205-pound McSorley, a redshirt sophomore.
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September 17, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
Matt Rhule can do without the nostalgia. The fourth-year Temple football coach is doing his best this week not to look back, although at times it can be a futile exercise. Rhule's mantra - and that of his fellow coaches - is to look only ahead, to the next opponent. It just so happens that the opponent was part of arguably the most significant win in school history to begin last season. When Rhule's Owls visit Penn State on Saturday at Beaver Stadium, Temple will have its hands full combating an explosive no-huddle Penn State offense that played well in a 42-39 loss at Pitt last week.
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September 17, 2016 | By Susan Snyder, Staff Writer
STATE COLLEGE - Players from the 1966 team will participate. There will be videos and remembrances. The ceremony to honor iconic football coach Joe Paterno is on for Saturday at Pennsylvania State University. Two days before the football team's game against Temple at Beaver Stadium, the university released details about its plan to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Paterno's first game and victory as head coach. "Commemorative activities will focus on the commitment he had to student athletes and academics, as well as highlights of the 1966 game," the university said in a three-paragraph statement from athletic director Sandy Barbour.
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September 16, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
Jalen Fitzpatrick mostly remembers the silence. He was a senior wide receiver at Temple in 2014, playing at Penn State, in front of a frenzied crowd of 100,173 at Beaver Stadium. Fitzpatrick was responsible for the longest stretch of silence when he caught a 75-yard touchdown pass from Phillip Walker that cut Penn State's lead to 20-13 with 5 minutes, 8 seconds left in the third quarter. "I remember it going from really loud to really to really silent," Fitzpatrick said in a telephone interview.
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September 16, 2016 | By Mike Jensen, STAFF WRITER
James Franklin has been in charge for 67 college football games as head coach at two schools, Vanderbilt and Penn State. Saturday will offer Franklin something new: a must win. If it sounds silly to call any one game such a thing, think about it. Can Franklin, in his third season in charge of the Nittany Lions, lose for the second straight year to Temple? Whatever Franklin's definition of "Dominate the State," can he go 0-3 over two seasons to Temple and Pitt? Forget the names on the other jerseys.
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September 15, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
Penn State had touted its up-tempo, no-huddle offense ever since the hiring of Joe Moorhead to be its new offensive coordinator last December. Through the Nittany Lions' first two games, however, the attack hasn't been breaking any speed limits. The Lions offense put up 39 points last Saturday in a loss to Pittsburgh and did a decent job with tempo when you look at the numbers - 66 plays in 24 minutes, 31 seconds of possession time. But there were frequent occasions when it looked as if Penn State had the Panthers defense on its heels, only to watch quarterback Trace McSorley and the rest of the unit look to the sidelines for the next play.
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September 15, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
The consensus on the Temple football team is that the 1-1 Owls aren't anywhere near where they need to be if they hope to approach the success they had last season. One person in particular who believes he needs to step up is quarterback Phillip Walker. The 5-foot-11, 205-pound senior has even more responsibility than a year ago, when strong senior leadership and production from the upperclassmen resulted in a 10-4 finish. This year's team is still feeling its way, looking for leaders and big-play performers to emerge.
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September 10, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
Facts and Figures The teams played every year from 1900 through 1931, then from 1935 through 1992. From 1903 through 1970, all but six games were played in Pittsburgh, counting Pitt Stadium and Forbes Field. The teams also met for three straight years at Three Rivers Stadium from 1974 through 1976. Pitt won 14 straight games from 1922 through 1938. Starting that run in 1913, the Panthers held a 20-1-2 record in that period over Penn State. Penn State's longest winning streak in the series is 10, 1966 through 1975.
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