New Penn State Sports Website Roar Lions Roar Launches

If you can’t get enough Penn State sports coverage, you’re in luck. Roar Lions Roar, a new blog comprised of six Onward State alumni, other Penn State Twitter personalities, and other former writers from around the Penn State blogosphere launched today.

Former Onward State Editor Noel Purcell said it all started as an “awesome coincidence.” The group of writers would often discuss Penn State happenings and it evolved into a decision to work together.

“We wanted to start something forward thinking, concerned with Penn State sports today and tomorrow. It’s put together by people with a genuine passion for [Penn State] programs and a strong knowledge base,” he said.

RLR Senior Editor Nick Polak envisions the site as a gathering spot for Penn State fans. He wants readers to have a space to discuss current and future Penn State sports without the conversation devolving into Sandusky scandal talk (the new website has a strict no-Sandusky commenting policy).

“It’s not that we want to diminish the horrific impact of the scandal and the terrible effects that it left on the victims, but we want to create a new hub that focuses on Penn State in an athletics sense,” he said. “We want the topic of conversation to remain centered on the student athletes and coaches that represent the school, and enjoy intelligent discourse surrounding them. We want to create an environment for Penn State fans to come joke around and talk Nittany Lion athletics, and feel safe knowing that they can participate in entertaining and engaging conversation that allows us to focus on the sports that we love.”

Polak said RLR doesn’t necessarily want to be compared to Onward State, Black Shoe Diaries, or any other Penn State website, it just wants to further cultivate Penn State’s online community.

We are incredibly excited to see what a talented group of some of our dearest friends will accomplish. We’ll see you in the press box.

You can follow Roar Lions Roar on Twitter here.

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Sara Civian

Sara Civian is one of Onward State's three ridiculously good looking managing editors, a hockey writer at heart, and an Oxford comma Stan. She's a senior majoring in journalism, minoring in history, and living at Bill Pickle's Tap Room. Her favorite pastimes are telling people she's from Boston, watching the Bruins, and meticulously dissecting the My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy album. She's seen Third Eye Blind live 14 times. If you really hate yourself, you can follow her at @SaraCivian or email her at [email protected]


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