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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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14 Bill O’Brien: “They’re a Bunch of F***ers”…or was it “Fighters”?

Twitter was abuzz following Penn State’s victory tonight with comments about Bill O’Brien’s postgame interview in which he appeared to say “They’re a bunch of f***ers,” on live TV with ESPN. Of course, O’Brien meant it as a compliment, and he was noticeably emotional after the biggest win of this remarkable season. But it’s also possible that O’Brien said “They’re a bunch of fighters,” as much as it sounded like the former.

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0 Gameday Coverage: Penn State vs. Wisconsin

Happy Saturday from a cold Beaver Stadium where low temperatures and potential snow flurries will only add to the emotion surrounding today’s Senior Day clash between the Penn State Nittany Lions (7-4, 5-2) and the Wisconsin Badgers (7-4, 4-3). Bill O’Brien’s first season with the Nittany Lions has been quite a journey, and he will be looking to end it on a high note. In his seventh season in charge of the Badgers’ program, Bret Bielema will be searching for a victory before next week’s Big Ten Championship game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

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0 Senior Day Celebration Set for 3 p.m. Saturday

Every program honors the seniors for their commitment and contributions to the team before the final home game, but tomorrow, at Beaver Stadium, Senior Day will be turned up a notch. Seniors along with their families will be honored before the game against Wisconsin gets underway, and head coach Bill O’Brien wants to make sure all fans are there to witness the festivities that will begin at 3 p.m.

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0 Staff Predictions: Penn State vs. Wisconsin

We hope you enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner and are ready for one final installment of staff predictions for the 2012 season. While you may have disagreed with opinions at times, hopefully you found this to be an entertaining Friday segment that made you think about the upcoming game. With all that said, it is time to hear our writers’ picks one more time as the Penn State Nittany Lions (7-4, 5-2) are set to host the Wisconsin Badgers (7-4, 4-3) in what is sure to be an emotional Senior Day at Beaver Stadium.

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0 Parker Cothren Commits to Penn State

On the eve of Thanksgiving, Ted Roof has dug deep into the south to find the thirteenth verbal commit for the Class of 2013. After visiting last Saturday for the Indiana game, defensive end Parker Cothren, from Hazel Green, Alabama, has switched his commitment to the Nittany Lions after originally choosing Purdue. Cothren is rated as a three star prospect by Rivals, and two stars by Rivals and 247 Sports. Aside from the Nittany Lions and Boilermakers, Cothren also had offers from South Alabama, Western Kentucky, Troy, and Arkansas State.

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0 Stephon Morris Discusses Emotions of Senior Day

Senior cornerback Stephon Morris is usually one of the most outspoken members of the team, always wearing his Penn State pride on his sleeve. He was asked about senior day at the weekly press conference yesterday, and gave credit to his father, Joe Paterno, and his teammates for getting him where he is today. Here’s Stephon Morris, just a few days before his last game in a Penn State uniform.

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0 Game Day Observations: Indiana

It was the perfect storm for irrelevance. A meaningless game in the national scene, a noon kickoff, and the weekend before Thanksgiving break had many people writing this game off. But as it turned out, it was one of the most newsworthy games of the year after senior leader Michael Mauti went down with a season ending injury. Here are my observations from the stands.

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2 McGloin and Robinson Set Penn State Records

It was fitting that a quarterback and wide receiver who have had such a strong connection all season long would both reach milestones on the same day. Matt McGloin and his number one target, Allen Robinson, both set Penn State records in today’s game against the Indiana Hoosiers, treating those that stayed for the game to an explosive offensive performance in a 45-22 Penn State victory.

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1 Mauti Injured as Lions Defeat Hoosiers

After sixty minutes of football, the Beaver Stadium scoreboard displayed a 45-22 final in favor of Penn State over Indiana, but on a sunny November afternoon, the numbers did not tell the whole story. It was emotions and words that put things into perspective as players and coaches felt the pain of Michael Mauti’s injury.

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0 Gameday Coverage: Penn State vs. Indiana

Good morning from a sunny and cold Beaver Stadium where the Penn State Nittany Lions (6-4, 4-2) are set to host the Indiana Hoosiers (4-6, 2-4) in a Big Ten Leaders Division battle. Both teams will be trying to get back on track after suffering tough losses last Saturday. The Hoosiers are led by Kevin Wilson who is in his second year running the program while Bill O’Brien, in his first matchup against the Hoosiers, will try to keep the Nittany Lions streak alive of never losing to them.

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0 Nittany Lions Look to Continue Unbeaten Streak Against Hoosiers

Closing in on completing its twentieth football season as a member of the Big Ten, Penn State has done many things within that time period, but losing to Indiana is not one of them. The two squads have met fifteen times, and regardless of location, weather, or overall condition of the program, the result was the same each game and very few of the contests were even close. Tomorrow at Beaver Stadium, the Nittany Lions (6-4, 4-2) will attempt to continue this unbeaten streak against the Hoosiers (4-6, 2-4) that dates back to November 6, 1993.

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2 Staff Predictions: Penn State vs. Indiana

Before Thanksgiving break really gets underway, there is a football game to play at Beaver Stadium tomorrow as the Penn State Nittany Lions (6-4, 4-2) host the Indiana Hoosiers (4-6, 2-4) in a noon kickoff. Check out what our writers are thinking about the Big Ten Leaders Division contest.

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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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