Monthly Archives: December, 2014

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4 Penn State 2014: An Interactive Timeline

As we look (hopefully) fondly upon 2014 and all that it entailed, let us take a moment to reflect on the year’s events in Happy Valley. From new leaders to disgruntled employees, State College has seen its fair share of thrills and bewilderments throughout these past 12 months. We’ve compiled a list of the biggest events, and present to you the Penn State 2014 recap — in an interactive timeline.

0 Nittany Lions In The NFL Playoffs

The NFL’s regular season has come to a close, and teams fortunate enough to make the postseason will now be pitted against each other as they attempt to capture the ever-elusive Lombardi Trophy. Penn State has always held a presence in the NFL, with a total of 28 former Nittany Lions currently playing on NFL teams. That presence will be felt in the 2015 NFL playoffs, as 10 former Nittany Lions currently play on playoff bound teams. Let’s take a look at which players will be playing for a chance to win the Super Bowl.

1 ESPN Documentary To Examine Penn State’s 1969 Championship Snub

Just four days before the inaugural College Football Playoff begins, ESPN Films will debut a special 30-minute documentary shedding light on the controversy that enveloped President Nixon and the 1969 college football season. “Nixon’s National Champs” premieres Sunday, Dec. 28 at 10:30 p.m. and examines the president’s decision to name Texas the national champion, overlooking an 11-0 Penn State squad.

6 Franklin: Only 41 Scholarship Players Left For Pinstripe Bowl

With the NCAA sanctions limiting the Penn State football to 65 scholarships to begin the season — 20 fewer than the standard allotment of 85 — first-year head coach James Franklin was forced to compete in one of the nation’s top conferences with one hand tied behind his back, Now, after a full season of injuries and redshirts, only 41 scholarship players remain on the available roster.

3 DOTD: Russ Rose & Co. Perform Taylor Swift’s ‘Blank Space’

The Penn State women’s volleyball team won an NCAA record seventh national championship over the weekend. Head coach Russ Rose is known for being all business, but his squad managed to have some fun on the championship run. Joined by the cheerleading team and the Penn State Volleyball Pep Band, the women’s volleyball team performed a music video set to Taylor Swift’s popular single “Blank Space” as it documented the journey to the top.

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