September 3, 2010 |
The thought is that Youngstown State is being thrown to the wolves, a Football Championship Subdivision member that is headed to Beaver Stadium to play Penn State, the 19th-ranked team among major colleges, before a crowd approaching 100,000. Ah, but the Penguins don't see it that way. The school will make $450,000 for the trip. Eric Wolford is taking part in his first game as a collegiate head coach, and what better way to debut than to have living legend Joe Paterno on the other sideline?
November 3, 2010
ASSAULT, NOT funny. Stupidity, however, is generally hilarious. This story can arguably be assumed to be the latter. According to an Associated Press report, a Penn State fan, who thought it would be a gas to dress up in Michigan colors at Beaver Stadium, found out you also go black when you Go Blue at Beaver Stadium. The man, whose name was withheld, was assaulted by four unknown Nits fans who mistook him for a Michigan supporter, according to police, after Saturday's 41-31 Penn State win over its Big Ten rival.
August 20, 1995 |
Less than three months removed from graduating from Coatesville High, and three days before Penn State's 1994 opener against Minnesota, middle linebacker Clint Seace couldn't have felt much better. He'd just intercepted a pass during a noncontact drill and was steaming toward the sideline. Not long afterward, he couldn't have felt much worse. It wasn't so much the pain in his right ankle, which had snapped, it was what he saw when he limped into the dressing room after having two screws inserted during surgery.
September 28, 2000 |
The questions have become so persistent, so predictable, you can imagine Penn State quarterback Rashard Casey mouthing them as they are asked from the other end of the phone line. Rashard, why aren't you screwing defenders into the ground with those thrilling, elusive, highlight-film runs like you did last year? Rashard, why don't you seem to be the free and easy quarterback that you were last year? Rashard, why aren't you completing your throws at the impressive 63 percent rate that you did last season, when you led the Big Ten Conference in passing efficiency?
September 23, 2013 |
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - The rain assailed Beaver Stadium's surfaces, in thick waves rather than straight precipitation. The trenches were soaked, and the players' jerseys were soaked. There was practically no grip, for any player on either line. The first literal slipup often decided who won any given pass rush. "You have to try to [acclimate]," defensive tackle C.J. Olaniyan said. "When you get a hold of somebody, you have to make sure you get a good hold. " The mud of Beaver Stadium proved more familiar to Penn State than Kent State in the Lions' 34-0 shutout Saturday.
November 18, 2012
Kiera Missanelli is a senior journalism major at Pennsylvania State University Growing up, Penn State's magic was summed up to me in two words: hot chocolate . As a child of a Penn State dad, I was told stories of the magical land of State College on game day. The skies were gray, the clouds low, the autumn trees in brilliant shades of orange and red, and the air chilly. But nothing could defeat a great football team - nor the passion of its fans. My dad lured me in. "When we go to a football game," he said, "you can get a big mug of hot chocolate.
September 1, 2010 |
Penn State coach Joe Paterno announced Wednesday night that freshman Robert Bolden will be the starting quarterback in Saturday's season opener against Youngstown State at Beaver Stadium. It marks the first time in Paterno's 45-year tenure as head coach that a true freshman will start the opening game. The 6-foot-3, 221-pound Bolden, from Orchard Lake, Mich., beat out sophomores Kevin Newsome and Matt McGloin for the honor of starting the opener. But Paterno indicated that Newsome or McGloin, or both, will see action on Saturday.
August 21, 2007 |
All-America linebacker Dan Connor, quarterback Anthony Morelli and wide receiver Terrell Golden have been elected football captains by their Penn State teammates. Golden is the most interesting of the selections since he is not expected to be a starter this season. He will be the only senior among the wide receivers, but had just six receptions for 120 yards last season. His leadership skills have emerged since the team convened in January for offseason workouts. He won the Red Worrell Award as the offense's most improved player in spring practice.
August 27, 2009 |
Penn State will play Indiana next season at FedEx Field in Landover, Md., the schools announced today. The game, scheduled to be Indiana's home game, will be played Nov. 20. The Hoosiers travel to Beaver Stadium this season Nov. 14. "We are very excited about the opportunity to play the 2010 Indiana football game at FedExField, one of the nation's premier sports facilities," Penn State athletic director Tim Curley said in a statement....
September 21, 2002 |
With the euphoria from last Saturday night's impressive 40-7 victory over Nebraska still hanging in the Happy Valley air, Penn State coach Joe Paterno got to worrying. Worrying that the 15th-ranked Nittany Lions might be thinking that they're all that. Worrying that they might perceive today's opponent, Louisiana Tech, as easy prey. So in an effort to plant his players' feet back on the ground, the 75-year-old coach preached one of his favorite warnings: You're never as good as you think you are when you win, never as bad as you think you are when you lose.