Drunk, Sober, High
Just four days before the inaugural College Football Playoff begins, ESPN Films will debut a special 30-minute documentary shedding light on the controversy that enveloped President Nixon and the 1969 college football season. "Nixon's National Champs" premieres Sunday, Dec. 28 at 10:30 p.m. and examines the president's decision to name Texas the national champion, overlooking an 11-0 Penn State squad.
With the NCAA sanctions limiting the Penn State football to 65 scholarships to begin the season -- 20 fewer than the standard allotment of 85 -- first-year head coach James Franklin was forced to compete in one of the nation's top conferences with one hand tied behind his back, Now, after a full season of injuries and redshirts, only 41 scholarship players remain on the available roster.
The Penn State women's volleyball team won an NCAA record seventh national championship over the weekend. Head coach Russ Rose is known for being all business, but his squad managed to have some fun on the championship run. Joined by the cheerleading team and the Penn State Volleyball Pep Band, the women's volleyball team performed a music video set to Taylor Swift's popular single "Blank Space" as it documented the journey to the top.