Penn State Coaches Caravan

Asking for some hot chocolate and commenting how cold it was standing on the ice of Pegula Ice Arena, Penn State football coach James Franklin talked to a crowd of alumni and fans to kick off the Coaches Caravan.  Franklin spoke after men’s soccer coach Bob Warmning talked about the growing popularity of the sport, and women’s volleyball coach Russ Rose gave some comic relief during the event that will travel around the region.  Incoming Penn State president Eric Barron and his wife were even in attendance and mingled with attendees during the reception.
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Penn State Blue-White Game 2014

The sun was shining and the sky was blue and white for the annual Penn State football Blue-White spring game.  With new head coach James Franklin asking the fans to come in full force and the wonderful weather the game had a larger crowd than the last several years.  Eyes were on the new coaching staff and the changes some players have made during the spring practices.

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Penn State introduces James Franklin

It’s been a week on edge as Penn State searched for a new head football coach.  Today the official announcement came as they introduced James Franklin as the sixteenth head football coach.  Franklin, with a big smile on his face said being the coach at Penn State is his dream job, and answered questions from the media for over an hour.  He also introduced his wife and two daughters, and took some time to play around with the girls on the field at Beaver Stadium.

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