Michigan at Penn State football

Football season always seems like it’s going to go for so long, then the season arrives and poof it’s gone!  I truly enjoy covering Penn State football games, even through the several terrible weather ones we had this season.  Today was the last home game of the season with amped security and senior day festivities.  The Nittany Lions couldn’t pull off the win though, and fell to Michigan 28-16.
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Army at Penn State

Today was Military Appreciation day at Penn State football.  When I walked into the Bryce Jordan Center for the Military family tailgate I was shocked at the crowd.  Hundreds of military members were given free tickets for the game to say thank you for their service.

As two youngsters dodged me on the way for a touchdown I snapped away.  When I chatted to the family, both their parents who serve our country said how excited they were to be here in Happy Valley for an experience they’ll never forgot to see a college football game.

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I thanked all the military members I talked to and they got my motivation up for the drenching game. Steady rain didn’t slow down the Nittany Lions on their 20-14 win over Army.

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No Names, All Game

Penn State football announced today they are going back to tradition, and the players will not have names on their jerseys this season.  The team added names to their jerseys after the Sandusky scandal shook the program, but now it’s time to go back to play for the name on the front.  After the announcement they took to town greeting fans of all ages and handing out posters for the quickly approaching season.  Jerseys3 Jerseys4 Jerseys5

Lift For Life

It was suns out guns out for the Penn State football team as they competed against each other in the annual Lift for Life.  All the money the team raised goes to help kidney cancer research.  Events included sled pulls, farmers hold, dead lifts, an obstacle course and more. Several rowdy rounds of tug-o-war wrapped up the event.
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