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With two national titles and four Big Ten Championships to its name, the Penn State Nittany Lions football program is coming off a year where it captured its first conference title under James Franklin. Known for tradition, Beaver Stadium, and Joe Paterno, the program is a point of pride in the community after the team persevered following harsh NCAA sanctions that eliminated wins and placed scholarship reductions on the program. The team will try to make even more strides with Saquon Barkley and Trace McSorley leading the charge for the 2017 season.

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5 Penn State Events During the UVA-PSU Game

This weekend, the Penn State football team travels to Charlottesville, Virginia, home to the University of Virginia Cavaliers, also known as the Wahoos. The Penn State Alumni Association will be hosting two events to help Penn State alumni, students and fans headed down to the game get pumped.

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10 Game Day Observations: Ohio

It’s a new era for Penn State football, and the crowd atmosphere represented that sentiment — both in positive and negative ways. We lost to Ohio. There’s no way around that. I’m still bitter, so forgive my cynicism as I bring you the first “Observations” post of the 2012 season.

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0 Penn State Falls to Ohio 24-14 in Emotional Opener

No one really wanted to think about it, but everyone knew in the back of their heads that it could happen. Despite all of the morale and excitement leading up to today, there was a real chance that Penn State could drop its season opener for the first time since 2001. Those fears turned into reality as the Nittany Lions (0-1) fell to the Ohio Bobcats (1-0) 24-14.

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0 Football Eve Kicks Off 2012 Season

Yesterday marked another step forward toward a new era of Penn State Football. Students, members of the State College community, and fans – most of whom will be attending the game today – packed Beaver Stadium for Football Eve, the annual pep rally before the first game of the season.

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0 A Tougher Opponent on the Dawn of a New Era

For the first time in nearly half a century, the Penn State Nittany Lions will play the opening game of a football season under a head coach not named Joe Paterno. For the first time in nearly a decade, their opponent on the first Saturday of the college football season will be rather formidable. The Ohio Bobcats are not your typical cream puff opponent that high profile programs often schedule in the opener.

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2 Annual Football Eve Celebration Tonight

There are many great pre-game traditions which surround Penn State football – the bus, the flip, and of course the stadium wide “We Are” Chant – but before all those get underway, there is Football Eve. Entrance and parking are free, festivities start at 6, and the pep rally begins at 7pm.

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0 Staff Predictions: Penn State vs. Ohio

Each Friday, Onward State will be bringing you predictions from various staff members for the next day’s Penn State game. Along with a score prediction will be a brief explanation and a few key players to watch. You might disagree with what some of us think. That’s fine, just attempt to remain respectful. Now, let’s all attempt to have a real good time and make some picks.

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3 10 Football Players You Might Not Know Yet

The Penn State Football team that takes the field this coming Saturday against Ohio will look much different than the squad that walked off the field in Dallas on January 2nd after losing to Houston 30-14. While familiar faces like Matt McGloin, Michael Zordich, and Michael Mauti remain, there will be many former backups thrust into starting roles and some young players asked to contribute right away.

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5 15 Reasons to Be Excited for Penn State Football

That magical time of year is quickly approaching. Summer sun gives way to autumn leaves as Saturdays are spent inside Beaver Stadium rather than on the beach. It has been seven and a half months since the Penn State Nittany Lions took the field. It feels like seven and a half years given the tumultuous offseason. With the countdown now at 15, here’s 15 reasons to be excited for the 126th season of Penn State Football.

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4 “Penn State Football Story” Replacement Named

It was first learned back in February that Pittsburgh-based firm Mind Over Media’s “Penn State Football Story” would not be retained for 2012 and beyond. On Wednesday, Penn State announced the show’s replacement, “Penn State Football 2012 — The Next Chapter,” will first air on September 2, the day after the Nittany Lions’ home opener against Ohio. The show continues Penn State Athletics’ partnership with Penn State Public Broadcasting to produce a weekly show of highlights and features of Penn State football– this year with Bill O’Brien at the helm.

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3 Penn State Football Media Day Recap

Bill O’Brien kicked off his first Penn State Football media day this morning with a press conference in front of a couple hundred reporters. The first question centered around the mood of the team after the first few days of practice following the NCAA sanctions and subsequent transfers. The response from the first year head coach? “The morale has been excellent.”

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