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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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12 Game Day Observations: Nebraska

Eighteen hours away from State College, Lincoln, Nebraska has not always been a Big Ten town, but it is unquestionably one of the best. Nebraska was my eleventh Big Ten campus — still missing Michigan State — and it might rival only Penn State as the best venue for visiting fans in the conference.

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0 Tight End Kyle Carter Out for Season

Redshirt freshman tight end Kyle Carter’s breakout campaign has come to a premature end after suffering a hand injury against Nebraska last Saturday. Bill O’Brien did not go into specifics about the injury at his weekly press conference but praised Carter for a great season.

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0 Controversial Fumble Aides Nebraska Comeback as Lions Fall, 32-23

For the Penn State Nittany Lions, there have been far too many instances over the past calendar year where things were taken out of their control and put in the hands of others. Today, the Nittany Lions went from controlling their own fate to relying on an outside source in a matter of seconds, and it played a big part in them losing a football game to the eighteenth ranked Nebraska Cornhuskers, 32-23.

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0 Gameday Coverage: Penn State vs. Nebraska

Good morning from Lincoln, Nebraska. In a few hours, the Penn State Nittany Lions (6-3, 4-1) will take on the eighteen ranked Nebraska Cornhuskers (7-2, 4-1) in a Big Ten showdown at Memorial Stadium. The Cornhuskers are led by head coach Bo Pelini who is in his fifth year with the program. Bill O’Brien will be looking to remain undefeated in conference road games during his first season with the Nittany Lions.

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0 Nittany Lions Face Final Road Test

Since joining the Big Ten in 1993, Penn State has twice gone undefeated in conference road games. A tough matchup against the eighteenth ranked Nebraska Cornhuskers (7-2, 4-1) stands in the way of the Nittany Lions (6-3, 4-1) accomplishing this feat for a third time.

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0 Staff Predictions: Penn State vs. Nebraska

The Penn State Nittany Lions (6-3, 4-1) are set to take on the eighteenth ranked Nebraska Cornhuskers (7-2, 4-1) tomorrow afternoon at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska for their final road trip of the season. Let’s get right to the picks and see what our writers are thinking about the Big Ten showdown.

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1 Roommates Growing Into New Roles

Stephen Obeng-Agyapong, Malcolm Willis, Stephon Morris, and Brandon Moseby-Felder have carved out important roles for themselves on the football field, but some of their growth and success can also be traced back to being roommates off the field.

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2 Learning to Accept Change Through Football

It may be impossible to find a sports team at any level that hated change more than the Nittany Lions Football program. On those rare occasions, however, change is impossible to avoid, and that was the inevitable situation one year ago. A year later, another game against Nebraska approaches, and this time, rather than chaos, there is a sense of calmness as a bunch of football players have taught a valuable life lesson in dealing with change.

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3 Game Day Observations: Purdue

A dominating win at home is one thing, but demolishing a team on the road is on another level of satisfaction. There’s nothing like watching visiting fans leaving their stadium dejected in the middle of the 3rd quarter after taking a romping from your team. That’s exactly what happened on Saturday afternoon in West Lafayette, and now, I’m going to tell you all about it!

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0 Penn State Romps Purdue 34-9

Dominant Big Ten road victories have become customary for this Penn State team, and today was no different as the Nittany Lions (6-3, 4-1) defeated the Purdue Boilermakers 34-9 (3-6, 0-5) at a quiet and relatively empty Ross-Ade Stadium.

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0 Gameday Coverage: Penn State vs. Purdue

Greetings from West Lafayette, Indiana where the Penn State Nittany Lions (5-3, 3-1) are set to take on the Purdue Boilermakers (3-5, 0-4) in a Big Ten Leaders Division battle of teams trying to get back to winning ways. The Boilermakers are led by head coach Danny Hope who is in his fourth year with the program. Bill O’Brien will be looking to remain unbeaten during conference road games in his first season with the Nittany Lions.

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0 Nittany Lions Look to Continue Road Dominance

The 2012 Penn State Nittany Lions certainly appear to enjoy road games. Despite losing a one point affair, they thoroughly outplayed the Virginia Cavaliers, winning the turnover battle 4-0. Their dominance was reflected on the scoreboard in conference contests against Illinois and Iowa. Those games were blowouts from the start, and the Nittany Lions will try to repeat those efforts this Saturday on the road at Purdue.

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2 Staff Predictions: Penn State vs. Purdue

November is officially upon us as the Penn State Nittany Lions (5-3, 3-1) head to Ross-Ade Stadium in West Lafayette looking to get back on track against the Purdue Boilermakers. (3-5, 0-4). Let’s see what our writers think about tomorrow’s contest.

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0 Secondary Sees Progress Heading Into Purdue

Bill O’Brien made it mightily clear from the onset of his weekly press conference that he was in no mood to talk about last Saturday’s disappointing result at Beaver Stadium, but one component of the game that he might not want to be so quick to forget about is the improved play of the secondary.

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3 Adam Breneman Raises Over $100,000 For ALS

Although highly-touted tight end recruit Adam Breneman has yet to walk on campus as an official student of Penn State, he is already making a huge impact, and it has nothing to do with his football abilities. Breneman, who is missing his senior season due to an ACL injury suffered last June, announced his partnership with Project ALS. in July. Breneman set a goal to raise $20,000 by November 2nd. With the deadline two days away, Breneman released an update Tuesday afternoon announcing that this goal had been met, and then some.

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4 Tag Yourself in a High-Res Beaver Stadium Photo

Allow me to introduce you to the coolest thing you’ll see all day.

For the 107,818 fans that were at the football game on Saturday, Penn State created a Gigapan panorama that makes everything in the stadium a high resolution image. Fans are encouraged to zoom in and tag themselves in the stands. Play around with it for awhile — it’s really incredible how clear everything is.

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56 Game Day Observations: Ohio State

Penn State is a special place before primetime home football games. The mental buildup leading up to a White Out is unlike anything I’ve experienced, and this last week was no different with a record-setting number of Nittanyville campers and a game day atmosphere that only a WhiteOut could induce. Although the score didn’t go the way I would have liked, here’s my observations from this weekend’s game.

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1 Richie Anderson Commits to Penn State

A disappointing football weekend for Penn State concluded with a bit of good news Sunday night as Richie Anderson, a running back from Frederick Maryland, committed to the Nittany Lions program. If the name sounds familiar, it is because Anderson’s father, also named Richie, played fullback for the Blue and White in the early 1990s before enjoying a long career in the NFL. The younger Anderson was originally committed to the Maryland Terrapins as part of the Class of 2013 before switching to the Nittany Lions last night. The 5-11 180 lb. senior is rated as a 3 star prospect by most major recruiting services and also had offers from Illinois, Boston College, Wake Forest, East Carolina, Rutgers, and Temple in addition to Penn State and Maryland. He was at Beaver Stadium Saturday night, and true freshman running back Akeel Lynch hosted him for a weekend visit.

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2 Missed Opportunities Plague Penn State in 35-23 Loss

Treated to perfect football weather and a sea of white in front of 107, 818 fans, tonight could have been extra special for Penn State. Several missed opportunities later, the end result looks similar to big games of the past three years where there would be a ton of hype only to see the Nittany Lions (5-3, 3-1) play flat as they fell to the Buckeyes (9-0, 5-0) 35-23.

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1 Gameday Coverage: Penn State vs. Ohio State

Happy Saturday! Hopefully everyone is enjoying the early portion of the day leading up to tonight’s highly anticipated showdown at Beaver Stadium where the Penn State Nittany Lions (5-2, 3-0) will host the ninth ranked Ohio State Buckeyes (8-0, 4-0) in a battle of the two Leaders Division teams with unblemished Big Ten records to this point. Both teams are led by coaches in their first year with the respective programs. Urban Meyer will be attempting to remain undefeated in his initial campaign with the Buckeyes while Bill O’Brien seeks his sixth consecutive victory in his opening season with the Nittany Lions. Below is all of the information and media coverage for tonight’s contest.

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5 Counting Down the Most Memorable PSU-OSU Games: 2005

In order to be excited about what is to come in the future, it is important to understand and appreciate the past. This coming Saturday marks the most anticipated contest to date in a new era of Penn State Football as the Nittany Lions take on the undefeated No. 9 Ohio State Buckeyes. But big games against Ohio State are nothing new. Today we are taking a look back at the memorable 2005 matchup at Beaver Stadium talking with Matt de Bear (@PSUMatt2005), Cari Greene (@notcarlotta), Russ Huff (@McgbLions), Nicole Wood (@nicrish), and Tate Esterly (@CTEsterly20).

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0 Big Game Looms Against the Buckeyes

Over the span of a few years, so many things have changed within both the Penn State and Ohio State football programs, and yet, tomorrow night’s contest at Beaver Stadium will have a pretty similar feel to it. Bowl bans and scholarship reductions be dammed. Almost a month’s worth of Big Ten Football indicates that these two squads are the best in the conference, albeit a conference that is rather weak this season. One day from now, this gets settled on the field, like so many matchups prior in this rivalry.

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0 Staff Predictions: Penn State vs. Ohio State

Another Friday brings about another round of picks. Staff predictions is ready for the biggest Penn State Football game at Beaver Stadium in quite some time as the Penn State Nittany Lions (5-2, 3-0) will play host to the undefeated, ninth ranked Ohio State Buckeyes (8-0, 4-0). Let’s see what our writers are thinking

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29 Penn State Football Sets Graduation Rate Record

The NCAA released graduation rates for athletes earlier today, and once again, Penn State performed exceptionally well.

Penn State football set a school record with a 91 percent graduation success rate, which puts them second in the Big Ten to only Northwestern and 23 percent above the national Division One average.

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