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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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1 Staff Predictions: Penn State vs. Eastern Michigan

We’re just one day away from the home opener at Beaver Stadium. The Penn State football team won its first game against Syracuse last weekend and is looking to stay undefeated tomorrow against the Eastern Michigan Eagles. Kickoff is at 12:00 p.m. Let’s take a look at what our writers think about the home opener.

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8 Penn State’s Victory Over Syracuse Honored With Awful Shirt

Today in “this is stupid”: Penn State’s 23-17 victory over Syracuse is being honored with a terrible, terrible T-shirt.

The shirt is being sold by GoPSUSports.com, and features the score, location, day, and the words “VICTORY” obnoxiously placed under a football helmet.

For $17.95, you can remember Penn State’s season-opening win with a T-shirt. Seriously. They played a football game at an NFL arena, HOLY CHRIST LET’S MAKE A SHIRT AND CAPITALIZE ON THIS.

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0 Hackenberg and Ficken Earn B1G Player of the Week Accolades

Christian Hackenberg and Sam Ficken earned Big Ten Conference Player of the Week honors for their performances in the season opener Saturday against Syracuse at MetLife Stadium. Ficken was named the conference Special Teams Player of the Week for his three field goal game. Hackenberg is the Big Ten Freshman of the Week after a very strong first career game.

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4 Take Aways From Penn State’s Season-Opening Victory

It certainly wan’t pretty, but Penn State left MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ the victors on Saturday night after defeating Syracuse 23-17. Freshman quarterback Christian Hackenberg had some very high highs and a few very low lows, but he was a major bright spot in the game. It was closer than it should have been at the end, but the win is all that really matters to this team and the Nittany Lions are undefeated after opening day against a resectable program.

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0 Staff Predictions: Penn State vs. Syracuse

We’re just one day away from the start of the 2013 season. Bill O’Brien is entering his second season opener as Penn State’s head coach. A new starting quarterback — either Christian Hackenberg or Tyler Ferguson — will take his first snap on Saturday afternoon. The Nittany Lions are playing at an NFL stadium — the home of the New York Jets and New York Giants — starting at 3:30 p.m. against the Syracuse Orange.

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0 O’Brien Still Not Ready To Name Starting Quarterback

The highly-anticipated Bill O’Brien conference call Thursday afternoon ended anticlimactically with the quarterback situation still uncertain at Penn State. O’Brien had previously said he would name a starting quarterback by the end of the week, and seeing as this was his last scheduled media availability this week, it seemed to fit that today would be the day. It was all for naught, however, as O’Brien wouldn’t put the situation to rest.

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7 10 Questions With Fourth And Long Author John Bacon

Author and professor John Bacon turned some heads recently with his latest book: Fourth and Long: The Fight for the Soul of College Football. The book focused on his time with four Big Ten programs: Northwestern, Michigan, Ohio State, and of course, Penn State. We got a chance to catch up with Bacon and discuss his time in Happy Valley, his book, the NCAA sanctions, and dinosaurs.

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