Day: December 31, 2013

Replacing O’Brien: Who Will Be Penn State’s 18th Head Football Coach?

Rumors have been circulating for days about various coaches that are interested in replacing O'Brien, and now Athletic Director David Joyner and co. will be tasked with finding a replacement. We compiled a list of some potential candidates, but remember, as we learned with O'Brien, there's no guarantee that Penn State will hire anyone who is mentioned early in the process.

Bill O’Brien Leaves Penn State for the NFL

The rumors and speculation are over; the unfortunate verdict is finally in. After spending two seasons at Penn State, Bill O'Brien will forgo the remaining three years on his contract to become the head coach of the Houston Texans.

Penn State Hoops Drops Big Ten Opener to Michigan State, 79-63

It’s usually clichéd to say that a basketball game is a tale of two halves, mostly because discussing a game in such simple terms is often inaccurate. However, Penn State’s 79-63 loss to fifth ranked Michigan State was exactly that.

Onward State’s Top 10 Posts of 2013

As 2013 comes to a close, we here at Onward State are taking some time to reflect on a hectic but rewarding year. Our 2,498 published posts were viewed by millions of people from 221 countries and territories in 2013 (special shout out to the bro/bro-dette from Turkmenistan last week).

Penn State Basketball Opens Big Ten Play Against Sparty Tonight

Lost in the commotion that is Penn State football's hectic coaching situation is that the Penn State men's basketball team (9-4, 0-0) kicks off Big Ten play tonight against the 5th ranked Michigan State Spartans (11-1, 0-0).