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.
James Franklin benched Garrett Sickels for the first half against Ohio State for skipping a class before the bye week. The veteran leader took it as an opportunity to make things right, and he did just that.
The Nittany Lions floored the college football world last Saturday and earned a national ranking for the first time in five years. With five games left, they have the opportunity to accomplish great things.
A combination of a night game, Beaver Stadium’s new security measures, the White Out, and students all trying to get in before kickoff forced stadium personnel to let students in at Gate A without swiping their IDs, therefore not giving them tickets for any section.
“Garrett has been a model citizen for us for three years,” Franklin said. “We just had a situation where we had a bye week and some guys wanted to get home early for the long weekend. He ended up not going to a class.”