The Nittany Lions will have two Saturday night clashes in Big Ten play — facing Ohio State in Rec Hall on February 3 and Iowa at the Bryce Jordan Center on February 10.
Author Steve Connelly
Following last week’s visit to Ohio State, the Harrisburg native came back to Happy Valley for a weekend with James Franklin and Co.
Doors open at 9 p.m. on that Tuesday and advance sale tickets are going for $20. The event is 21+ only.
The Nittany Lions are aware of their stature in the grand scheme of college football at the moment, but that is not the focus as tougher challenges are ahead in Big Ten play.
Ahead of this matchup, here’s all the media and miscellaneous information you’ll need:
The 41-year-old adopted son of Jerry Sandusky pleaded guilty to 14 counts of child sexual abuse against two minors one week before his trial was scheduled for.
Penn State filed a brief in court on Thursday to dismiss the Board of Trustees and individual defendants from a gender bias suit that accuses the university of favoring women when investigating sexual misconduct allegations.
For the next couple years, the Nittany Lions, much like the rest of the Big Ten, will have the same formula to their schedule — one matchup with a Power Five school and a pair of games with the lower tier of FBS (if the fans are even that lucky).
The Pittsburgh-signature doughnut shop brings a little local flavor to Penn State. We tried out the new downtown option and documented it along the way.
The Nittany Lions will have five conference home games in 2020 (Northwestern, Iowa, Ohio State, Michigan State, and Maryland) and four conference home games in 2021 (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Rutgers).
13 games are included in the student season ticket package — all but four games in the series against Michigan State and Wisconsin, which fall during the Thanksgiving and winter breaks, respectively.
“All offseason, all summer, I was walking to the stadium praying that I’d be able to get back out here.”
“I did not like the disrespect Pitt had for Penn State [last year],” redshirt sophomore defensive end Shareef Miller said. “I took this game real personal.”
Alumni of Beta Theta Pi have been invited to stay at the now unoccupied on-campus fraternity house, according to an email obtained by the Associated Press.
“I think it left kind of a bitter taste in everyone’s mouth,” Apke said. “But you know, last year is last year, so we’re just focused on what’s going to happen this year, and we’re just focused on ourselves right now.”
Pat Chambers’ Nittany Lions will have at least 20 games on national TV and Coquese Washington’s Lady Lions will have at least nine.
Franklin and Narduzzi weighed in on their different approaches, the rivalry, and the media blackout ahead of Penn State and Pitt’s clash this Saturday.
Judge Allen Sinclair dismissed the most serious charges — involuntary manslaughter, aggravated assault, and simple assault. Only 14 of the 18 originally charged former brothers will head toward trial.
Ahead of Pitt’s clash with the Nittany Lions, coach Pat Narduzzi and the Panthers will once again shut out the media — keeping practice closed and denying all player interview requests.
The Big Ten needed to grant the former Penn State 125-pound wrestler a waiver that would allow him to bypass the conference’s rule that he would have to sit out a season, and apparently this waiver was granted.
To say Penn State picked up right where it left off after last season’s impressive offensive scheme throttled opponents would be an understatement.