Penn State 2013 Homecoming

Penn State homecoming is always a big deal.  Alumni from all over the world, with the most recent graduation years to the ones from well before I was born flood to town. Even better this years game was against one the Nittany Lions biggest Big Ten foes, Michigan at night, with an all stadium white out.

After covering the action of last nights hockey game I switched rolls with fellow photographer to be the features photographer and videographer for the day.

I covered the always rambunctious student section, even venturing into the crowd during the second quarter, the alumni blue band, and hiked to the highest point of the north endzone.

After several overtimes Penn State got the win over the wolverines.  Check out centredaily.com for videos and more coverage of the game.

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Lady Lions Pink Zone

Yesterday’s Lady Lions game was a very busy one.  It was the team’s annual Pink Zone game which continues to drastically grow each year, in addition to senior day, and then they clenched a second straight Big Ten title.  I usually shoot around 400-500 frames at a Penn State basketball game, after this game I had 1100 frames, which is around what I shoot for a football game.  I was shocked with how much I photographed  but with all the activities and the photos needed for news and sports I sorted through my favorites.

The first half of the game was quick, with the Lady Lions dominating the court.

Half time was a celebration of life for those who have battled breast cancer with a mid court concert and recognition.

Michigan came back fighting in the second half to close the gap in the points, but it wasn’t enough to stop the Lady Lions.

As the clock ran out and the scoreboard read 68-57 streamers started to fly into the air as the team celebrated.  

Penn State Men’s Hoops

With the last Penn State football game over the weekend it’s now time for winter sports.  I covered one of the men’s exhibition games a few weeks ago, but now the season is in full swing.  Last night’s late match up against Boston College was part of the ESPN’s ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

Since the game didn’t start till after 9, I was only able to photograph the first half to meet deadline.  

After I transmitted photos I started to wonder around the Bryce Jordan Center to look at some different angles to get more variety from my basketball shoots.  For a future game I’d like to take in a longer lens and try this angle from the stands.