The Penn State Nittany Lions football program currently resides in the Big Ten conference and has won two National Championships. 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 program looks to begin a new era when new head coach James Franklin leads the Nittany Lions into the 2014 season.

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Missed out on football season tickets? No worries, Penn State students can buy up to two tickets for Saturday's home opener against Akron for forty dollars each.
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After Penn State's win, Herb Hand broke down the offensive line's play on Twitter.
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The Temple University football team will honor philanthropist Lewis Katz this season with commemorative “Lew” patches on the players’ helmets. Katz, a ’62 Temple and ’66 Dickinson Law graduate, died in a plane crash three months ago.
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Game Day Observations is a recurring series from Onward State now in its fourth season taking you in the stands and analyzing the minutiae of every Penn State football game, home and away.
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As Saturday's Croke Park Classic was essentially a bowl game for the Nittany Lions and Central Florida, it was only fitting that the pre-game ceremony lived up to the season opener's high-profile caliber. And so that brings us a first-person GoPro video of a Penn State skydiver's descent onto the field.
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Penn State's victory in Dublin was much more than just another win. It was the dawning of a new era, and a statement to the nation that the Nittany Lions are still relevant.
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Kicker Sam Ficken and receiver DaeSean Hamilton earned Big Ten Player of the Week Honors following career performances against Central Florida in Dublin, Ireland.
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It didn't take long for Christian Hackenberg to make a statement this year. The true sophomore threw his way into the record books, setting the Penn State single game passing yards with 454, breaking Zach Mills' record of 399 set against Iowa in 2002.
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On Saturday morning, Sam Ficken confidently drilled four field goals on four attempts (and two extra points) to carried Penn State to 26-24 victory.
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The James Franklin Era is off with a bang. Thanks to the right foot of kicker Sam Ficken, the Nittany Lions leave Dublin with a victory over UCF and start off the season 1-0.