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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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0 Devon Still Bengals Bound

The next time Devon Still suits up for a football game, he’ll be wearing orange and black instead of white and blue. The former Penn State All-American defensive tackle was selected by the Cincinnati Bengals with the 53rd overall pick in the NFL Draft last night

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2 NFL Draft Preview: Penn State Hopefuls

A few Penn State football players will wait for their names to be called during the National Football League Draft, which begins this Thursday and ends on Saturday. Here’s what to expect from your Nittany Lion hopefuls as they end their careers in Happy Valley and look toward the pros.

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6 Observations: Blue-White Game

Let me just get one out of the way first: the Blue-White game is potentially the most over-hyped event in Penn State athletics. Every year, I shake off my hangover and make the walk up to Beaver Stadium. And every year, I am left asking myself why.

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4 Blue-White Game: Notes, Quotes, and Statistics

Looking to make something happen right away, Matt McGloin dropped back and aired a ball down the left sideline in the direction of Allen Robinson. Floating through the air, the pass looked good before hitting the ground a few yards ahead of Robinson as he couldn’t quite catch up to it. That right there was the first play of the Blue-White game and went on to symbolize the game as a whole.

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0 My Blue-White Weekend Wishlist

Football is back in the air this weekend on campus as Blue-White Weekend festivities begin today with the actual spring game taking place at 2 p.m. tomorrow in Beaver Stadium. Saturday will mark the first time that many have entered Beaver Stadium since the emotional 17-14 loss to Nebraska last November. I’ve looked forward to this weekend for a while for many reasons. Listed below are five things I’m looking to get out of this weekend, including the game, and around State College in general.

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0 5 Things To Do: Blue & White Weekend

Blue-White Weekend is one of the best weekends in the spring every year. It’s time to break out the tailgating stuff (and ponchos, it rains every year) and get ready for some football!

As much as we might not want to admit it, there are many different things to do during Blue-White Weekend, even if you don’t like football. Here’s a list of the top five things you should do this weekend.

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1 Blue-White Game Preview: New Faces and Unfamiliar Places

Often thought of as a “tease”, Saturday’s Blue-White game has the potential to be a little more exciting and significant than usual. Bill O’Brien will be walking the Beaver Stadium sidelines for the first time, and with a limited number of summer practices to implement his system, it is likely that this game will be a little more serious than your typical spring “glorified scrimmage.”

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0 BOB Does Work: I Shut Up The Haters In Under Three Months Edition

Bill O’Brien was hired as the new head coach of the Penn State football program two months and 23 days ago to the tune of disappointment and disdain from fans, students, and alumni. In the time that has passed since then, he’s put together one of the strongest recruiting classes that the team has seen in years and has quickly endeared himself to the State College community, forcing the haters to eat their words.

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1 Another Spring, Another Quarterback Competition: Is The Third Time a Charm?

Two time All-Big Ten quarterback Daryll Clark played his final game for Penn State on January 1, 2010. Immediately after, the Nittany Lions began searching for his replacement. Fast forward more than two years later, and the search is still unable to find stability, consistency, and quality play from the quarterback position. Read about this years contenders after the jump.

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6 10 Questions With Adam Breneman

Coach Bill O’Brien has made quite a few splashes since his hire in January, but none bigger than signing 5 star tight end Adam Breneman out of Cedar Cliff High School (Camp Hill, PA). Breneman hauled in 72 passes for 1,120 yards with 12 touchdowns during his junior season, while earning an invitation to the Under-Armour All American game and the designation of #1 tight end recruit in the country. I was able to sit down with Adam earlier this week for a 10-questions feature:

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0 Penn State Football: Guido’s Legacy And What Lies Ahead

Labeled as the creator of “The Greatest Show In College Football,” Guido D’Elia’s time at Penn State came on an end on Monday in another housecleaning move by Penn State to transition into the O’Brien era. Mixed reactions greeted the move, but given the constant criticism I’ve seen Guido take from fans, I wanted to share my own opinion on his time at Penn State as someone who had the opportunity to work with Guido on a number of occasions through my involvement with Paternoville.

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0 More Chances To See “The Joe We Know” Film

Over a week ago, Onward State broke the story about “The Joe We Know”, a film exploring Joe Paterno’s Grand Experiment featuring over seventy former Penn State Lettermen was set to premiere in the State Theatre last weekend. Starting today and continuing through next Wednesday, there will be twelve more opportunities to view the film.

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0 Super Bowl Ring Eludes Bill O’Brien

After storming past the Broncos and getting by the Ravens, the worst nightmare scenario became reality on Sunday night. Bill O’Brien lost his final game as part of the Patriots staff. The hope in Happy Valley is that it will not indirectly lead to actual losses for Penn State in the future.

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0 A Sad Eagles Fan’s Super Bowl Preview

Another year, another disappointing finish. Ah, the life of a Philadelphia Eagles fan. Eagles fans of Penn State, please sympathize with me. This particular season, however, was just plain embarrassing. Any fan of the NFL or casual viewer of ESPN heard our (now former) strip-club loving, manic depressive, backup quarterback proclaim this year’s version of the Eagles the “dream team”. Well, that one certainly blew up in our faces.

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0 National Signing Day Recap: PSU Sets a Foundation

Yesterday, college football coaching staff around the country huddled in their offices as fax machines became relevant again, if only for a day. The 2012 edition of National Signing Day had arrived as thousands of high-school football players decided where to begin the next chapter of their lives. Inside the Lasch Building at Penn State, the scene was slightly different from other schools without the head coach present.

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0 How To Get Football Tickets As A Graduating Senior

To all Penn State Football fans scheduled to graduate this spring, does that 17-14 loss to Nebraska on Senior Day that played a role in costing Penn State a Leaders Division title still sting? Through a limited time opportunity, you can get that bad taste out of your mouth by securing season tickets for 2012. A note posted on the Paternoville Facebook page explains the opportunity after the jump.

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