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Steve Jones and Jack Ham Get Contract Extension

Fans who can’t make it out to Beaver Stadium will be able to listen to some familiar voices call the game, at least for the next three years. Radio personalities Steve Jones and Jack Ham each received contract extensions yesterday through the 2015 season.

The duo will begin its 14th consecutive season in the booth when the team kicks off against Syracuse next Saturday.

Jones’ iconic voice has served Nittany Lion basketball since 1982 and Penn State football since 2000. He also co-hosts the Penn State Football Show and Penn State Basketball Show every Thursday at 6:05 p.m. from late August through mid-March. Jones co-hosts Sports Talk weekdays from 1-3 p.m. on a trio of stations in State College (1450 AM), Altoona (1430), and Huntingdon (1150), and from 3-5 p.m. on Sunbury’sWKOK (1070).

Ham was a first-team All-America linebacker for the Nittany Lions and is considered the greatest outside linebacker in the history of the National Football League. A second round draft choice by the Pittsburgh Steelers, Ham earned nine consecutive All-Pro selections during his 12-year career in playing an instrumental role in the Steelers’ four Super Bowl championships in the 1970’s. Ham was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1988 and inducted into the National Football Foundation College Hall of Fame in 1990. He also serves as an analyst on NFL network radio broadcasts.

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Kevin Horne

Kevin Horne was the editor of Onward State from 2012-2014 and currently holds the position of Managing Editor Emeritus, which is a fake title he made up. He graduated from Penn State with degrees journalism and political science in 2014 and is currently seeking his J.D. at the Penn State Dickinson School of Law. A third generation Penn Stater from Williamsport, Pa., Kevin is also the president of the graduate student government. Email: [email protected]


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