PSU news by
Penn State's student blog

Topics

About

Gameday Coverage: Penn State vs. Illinois

Good afternoon from Beaver Stadium where the Penn State Nittany Lions (4-3, 1-2) are set to face the Illinois Fighting Illini (3-4, 0-3) in what has become a budding rivalry. Penn State enters the game coming off of a 63-14 loss to Ohio State on the road after a four-overtime upset win against Michigan.

Illinois opened its season with three wins in four non-conference games before losing three straight Big Ten matchups against Nebraska, Wisconsin, and Michigan State. Illinois is led by head coach Tim Beckman who 5-14 in his second season at the helm. Beckman has yet to win a Big Ten game in 11 tries. Bill O’Brien is facing Illinois for the second time as Penn State’s head coach.

Below is all of the media information and coverage for today:

Kickoff: 12:00 p.m.

Television: ESPN – Beth Mowins, Joey Galloway, and Paul Carcaterra

Radio: Penn State Sports Network — Steve Jones (Play-by-play), Jack Ham (Analyst), Loren Crispell (Sideline reporter), XM Ch. 193 and Sirius Ch. 92

Weather: 54 degrees, Partly Cloudy, 10% chance of rain, 69% humidity.

Last Time They Met: Penn State played Illinois on the road last season, posting a decisive 35-7 victory that was certainly emotional. The Illini had multiple coaches waiting in State College last season when the NCAA announced that Penn State players could transfer without having to sit out for a season. That type of behavior was one thing for your average college football team, but this was highly frowned upon coming from a fellow Big Ten team. That made the 35-7 in Illinois one of the more satisfying victories of the season for the Nittany Lions.

Injuries: Penn State is fully healthy heading into the game.

Defensive back V’Angelo Bentley is doubtful with a foot injury. Defensive lineman Vontrell Williams is questionable and also has a foot injury.

Media Coverage: @OnwardState will have live tweets and Facebook updates throughout the game as reporter Zach Berger (@theZachBerger) will be in the press box and photographers Mitchell Wilston (@mitchellwilston) and Bobby Chen (@rysChen) will be on the field. StateCollege.com reporter Ben Jones (@Ben_Jones88will also have coverage from the press box.

A recap of coverage from both outlets throughout the week can be found below:

Onward State:

[Video] Bill O’Brien Dresses as the Nittany Lion
Nittany Lions Look To Rebound Against Illinois
Staff Predictions: Penn State vs. Illinois
John Urschel Receives NFF Scholar-Athlete Award
O’Brien Ready To Move On From Ohio State Loss
Penn State in the NFL: Midseason Update
Penn State-Minnesota Game Set for Noon Kickoff
Game Day Observations: Ohio State
Penn State Dominated By Strong No. 4 Ohio State Team
StateCollege.com:
Penn State Football and Bill O’Brien: May The Best Man Win
O’Brien Blasts The Chat Room Mentality
The 72 Hours Of Recovery, O’Brien Honest Following Loss
Hackenberg Healthy And Practicing Following Injury Scare
Illinois A Welcome Sight For Nittany Lions Following Loss
O’Brien Isn’t As Bulletproof As Before, And That Means It’s Back To Football For Happy Valley
Penn State Football’s Best 17.6 Seconds Against Ohio State: Allen Robinson’s Touchdown
Learning Now And Winning Later
Handing Out The Grades Following Penn State’s 63-14 Loss To Ohio State
Buckeyes Pound the Nittany Lions, 63-14
 
<!– OS_football_news_story –>
<div id=’div-gpt-ad-1378903787252-0′ style=’width:600px; height:140px;’>
<script type=’text/javascript’>
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘div-gpt-ad-1378903787252-0′); });
</script>
</div>

About the Author

Zach Berger

Zach Berger is a StateCollege.com reporter and Onward State's Managing Editor Emeritus. You can find him at the Phyrst more nights than not. If he had to pick a last meal, Zach would go for a medium-rare New York strip steak with a side of garlic mashed potatoes and a cold BrewDog Punk IPA. You can reach him via e-mail at [email protected] or on Twitter at @theZachBerger.

Comments

More by Zach

Penn Stater Named To Olympic Committee’s Centre for Safe Sport’s Inaugural Board

The Center for Safe Sport was recently created to tackle the issue of protecting America’s athletes. Penn State will be represented on the inaugural board by chief ethics and compliance officer Regis Becker.

A Valentine’s Day Trio Of Penn State Love Stories

Penn State To Celebrate 161st Birthday Next Week

Athletics

North Dakota Interested In Playing Against Penn State Hockey In Nashville

North Dakota is working towards an agreement that will see its hockey team play against Penn State in Nashville during the 2020-21 season.

Former Cal Swimmer Says She Emailed Sandy Barbour About Sexual Harassment Claims

Max Sauve Commits To Penn State Hockey

Penn State Women’s Volleyball Releases 2018 Schedule

Penn State Hoops Alumnus Joonas Suotamo’s Journey To Becoming Chewbacca Featured On ESPN’s ‘E:60’

Student Life

Penn State Love Stories: A Chance Meeting On A Service Trip

When Abby Wilt went on a service trip to Nassau, Bahamas, she had no idea she’d meet the love of her life.

10 Questions With 2019 Class Gift Director Tom Beeby

Career Services To Launch Integrated Career Management & Recruiting Platform

Plans Submitted For New KFC In State College

Developers have submitted preliminary land development plans to build a new KFC restaurant at 1780 S. Atherton St. in State College.

State Theatre Recognized As A State College Historic Site

As it approaches the 80th anniversary of its opening, the State Theatre has been recognized as a State College historic site.

Penn State Love Stories: A Chance Meeting On A Service Trip

When Abby Wilt went on a service trip to Nassau, Bahamas, she had no idea she’d meet the love of her life.

Be the first to know

  • Top posts and the best Penn State stories

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

10 Questions With 2019 Class Gift Director Tom Beeby

Tom Beeby will serve as the 2019 Class Gift Executive Director.

Send this to a friend