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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 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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4 Learning To Let Go and Move On

As an avid Penn State fan, I know that it’s a tough feeling when we see one of our own leave, in any sport, whether they graduate, get injured, or end up transferring. Sometimes it’s just sadness because you’re going to miss them. Sometimes it’s sympathy because you wish they could play, but their injury leaves them on the sidelines. Lately, though, it’s been pure anger because we feel betrayed.

We’ve got to learn to let go.

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6 Ohio State Game Declared White Out

The White Out game will return to its origins this year against THE Ohio State University. The White Out game has become an annual Penn State classic and is one of the main reasons why our student section has been named as the best in the country for the past few years.

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17 Rob Bolden Bolts, Panic at Wings Over Ensues

After a few threats and rumored transfers over the past year and a half, it appears that Rob Bolden is officially leaving the program. As of Sunday night around 10 p.m., Bolden is no longer listed on the official Penn State roster. This news follows an earlier report that Bolden is in Louisiana and may transfer to the LSU program.

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11 Hawaii An Option to Make Up for Bowl Game Ban

At the behest of Mark Emmert, Penn State football will miss the postseason, including the B1G Championship Game, for the next four seasons. This should mean that the Nittany Lions finish their season with only twelve games. However, the benevolent NCAA provides a way Penn State can play a thirteenth game — one that would be a bonus for the players.

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2 Recruiting Class Stays Strong Following Sanctions

Over the past few months, Bill O’Brien and his staff built up a ton of momentum in terms of 2013 recruiting. The general fear was that the NCAA sanctions handed down yesterday could tear apart a recruiting class that a few weeks ago was just bordering on top then in the country. Below is a roundup of everything that has unfolded including a glimpse at where each verbal commit for the Class of 2013 currently stands.

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46 Penn State Lettermen Issue Statement; Criticize Emmert and NCAA

The Penn State Football Letterman’s Club has released a statement this afternoon through club president Tim Sweeney (1989 graduate) and vice president Justin Kurpeikis (2001) graduate. They were critical of Mark Emmert’s press conference and called his remarks “careless.” Strong support for Bill O’Brien was also displayed. The full statement can be viewed below.

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0 Silas Redd Graces the Cover of PRIDE Magazine

It’s mid July, and for college football fans, a somewhat boring time period. Recruiting is relatively quiet, and summer practice does not get underway for a few more weeks. 44 days until kickoff still seems like a long way away, but luckily, there are magazines with previews and analysis to pass that time. If Phil Steele isn’t doing the job and you want more of a local fix, the Patriot News has you covered with their annual PRIDE magazine.

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