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Penn Staters Share Mixed Reactions To HBO Show

The Nittany Lions are officially headed to primetime, but not every fan is excited to see the team featured on national television.

HBO announced Penn State football would be one of four programs featured on its upcoming docu-reality series 24/7 College Football Wednesday afternoon. James Franklin’s program will appear in one of the series’ four episodes on Wednesday, October 9 at 10 p.m. The episode will follow the team’s preparation for its Homecoming game against Purdue the week prior.

Most fans were pumped to see that their Nittany Lions would be featured on the program and rejoiced on Twitter once the news broke.

However, some fans were less than enthused to see their team would once again be showcased on the network that infamously released Paterno in 2018. The film was riddled with inaccuracies upon its release and drew harsh criticism from viewers.

Some folks were simply shocked to see the university appear alongside HBO.

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At any rate, most Penn State fans will surely be watching when the program airs on October 9. Here’s hoping the Nittany Lions come out victorious so we don’t need to sit through a nationally televised pity party.

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Matt DiSanto

Matt proudly served as Onward State’s managing editor for two years until graduating from Penn State in May 2022. Now, he’s off in the real world doing real things. Send him an email ([email protected]) or follow him on Twitter (@mattdisanto_) to stay in touch.

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