20 years from now, they’ll look back on this season as the one that changed Penn State hockey. These guys and all the suits and ties behind them clawed their way up from unranked to national prominence. This was the year the “maybe” turned into “yes.” This story started in Greenberg Ice Pavilion, developed in Pegula Ice Arena, and advances tonight in U.S. Bank Arena.
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For the last 68 years, college hockey was as much of a place as it was a game. College hockey has been Massachusetts. It’s been Michigan, North Dakota, and Minnesota.
Tonight, college hockey is Pennsylvania.
Only four Penn State figures and one organization have ever risen to the pinnacle of ice cream achievement. If anyone deserves to join that elite company next, it’s Cael Sanderson.
So I guess this is goodbye, Pegula. Who knew it would be so hard to let go of a building — one that didn’t even exist when I got to Penn State?
Now that Joe Jonas and DNCE have broken the barrier of being the first internationally-known group to perform at THON, will others follow suit as the Executive Committee works to secure a big name every year? And, moreover, should they?
Two of our staffers tested out the new treadmill desks and were impressed with how easy they were to use (which is saying something considering the awkward-blogger stereotype).
Some people think Penn State and the Big Ten ruined college hockey. They didn’t, but that attitude might.
In 1982, Penn State was one vote short of joining the Big East. With its future in the Big Ten and the Big East’s eventual demise, the early rejection might have been the best thing to happen to the Penn State athletic program.
It’s hard enough not to get emotional experiencing your last football season as a senior under normal circumstances, but this season was anything but normal.
A trophy wouldn’t have given us anything we didn’t have before the Rose Bowl. I hope the tradition we carry into next season is this: It’s great to love Penn State, no matter the final score.
But the truth is that I’ll be there in spirit somewhere — standing, fidgeting, nervously swaying, joyously jumping, etc. — from the opening kickoff to the final play of the game. And after it’s over, after the clock hits triple zeroes and the whole wild ride of the 2016 season has concluded and it’s time to exit those gates, I hope that all you Penn Staters fortunate enough to be in that stadium will have the chance to walk outside, across the parking plot plains, look back one last time at that iconic neon-lit sign, and whisper out into the California night — We got back, man. We got back.
No matter what you call what happened in Beaver Cayon on Saturday night, we have to respect downtown State College if we want to be able to celebrate as a student body.
These players and this coaching staff never gave up on this game despite the deficit, much like they never gave up on the program despite the adversity.
Barkley has had a stellar season, but the backfield’s depth with Andre Robinson, Mark Allen, and Miles Sanders has led to the success of the running game.
Two of our staff writers reflect on some of the more salient aspects of Saturday’s 45-12 win over Michigan State.
Penn State students need your help to get to Indianapolis this weekend. Please help us support the football team, Penn State Athletics.
Four of our staff writers give you their hands-down best places to grab a bowl of State College mac and cheese.
Our sports staff is confident No. 7 Penn State (9-2, 7-1 Big Ten) caps off its unbeaten season in Beaver Stadium on Senior Day against Michigan State.
As the old adage goes, “You never know what you got until it’s gone.”
The fans who fought through the sleet and cold on Saturday embody what it means to root for Penn State.