A Great Game in Penn State History

by PSUglenn March 20, 2012

A little throwback for you today. Imagine: Nirvana’s on the radio and you’ve got your L.A. Gears laced up. What’s that you hear in the distance? It’s the sounds from the Nittany Lions huge win over the Tennessee Volunteers in the 1992 Fiesta Bowl. While a Fiesta Bowl win was nothing new for the Penn […]

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Men’s Hoops Loses to Indiana in B10 Tourney, Finishing a Season to Forget

by Lions4Life March 8, 2012

Wow, I am glad that season is over.  Penn State lost to Indiana today in the B10 Tournament, 75-58.  Penn State Men’s hoops finished the year and yes, the year is finished (no NCAA, no NIT, nothing but more practice) with a record of 12-20 overall and 4-14 in the Big Ten.

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Penn State Football Coach Bill O’Brien: Good Hire or Bad Hire

by Lions4Life February 25, 2012

The million dollar question for all Penn State fans has to be the impact we will see on the football field with the hiring of Coach Bill O’Brien.  I think most of us really have no idea what will be the result, but we of course are trying to remain optimistic about the future. I […]

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Penn State Men’s Basketball: Are Good Days Ahead?

by Lions4Life February 12, 2012

At first glance, it is hard to see any difference in this year’s Penn State Men’s Basketball team than in years past.  The team has lost a slew of games in a row and in those games they go long stretches without scoring with any consistency. But maybe there are signs of better days to come……

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The Loss of a Legend: Joseph Vincent Paterno

by Lions4Life January 23, 2012

All of us at PennStateCentral.com are deeply saddened by the death of Joe Paterno.  Our hearts are with his entire family and all of those who consider themselves part of the Nittany Nation. On a personal note, I am just amazed at the impact a person can have on you, even though you have never met or […]

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Penn State’s New Coaching Staff: Buy or Sell?

by Lions4Life January 20, 2012

For all those who visit PennStateCentral.com and read our blogs, let me apologize for my extended absence.  To be honest, I just needed a break after this awful season.  I did not want to think about or especially write about Penn State for a while.  But I think it has been long enough, so let […]

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Will Bill O’Brien Be Another Bad Apple From The Belichick Coaching Tree?

by PSUglenn January 11, 2012

Stop me if you have heard this before. An assistant coach from the New England Patriots lands a job as a head coach for prominent college team. Sounds like a familiar scenario, doesn’t it? Do you remember the previous results? When Penn State hired Bill O’Brien to be its new head football coach, the University […]

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Penn State Coaching Search: Replacing Joe Paterno

by Lions4Life December 25, 2011

I guess it is time I get my thoughts & opinions out there when it comes to Penn State’s coaching search.  I think it goes without saying it is going to be very tough to replace a legend, no mater how that legend’s career ended

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Penn State 2011: Year to Remember or Forget?

by Lions4Life December 11, 2011

It was a complete roller coaster ride in 2011 for Penn State football players, coaches and fans alike.  With the most turbulent year in Penn State football history behind us, let us reflect and define if this was a year to remember or forget.

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Penn State Winning the Big Ten Championship: The Ultimate Redemption

by Lions4Life November 24, 2011

First off, Happy Thanksgiving.  Regardless of how bad the past 2.5 weeks have been for us Penn Staters, I hope we all have plenty to be thankful for. With the possibility of a spot in the inaugural Big Ten Championship game next weekend in Indianapolis looming, nerves are high for Penn State fans.  But I […]

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A Message for the Nittany Nation and Others

by whit November 20, 2011

This is a guest post from a Penn State Alum with a special message: There has been a tremendous unthinkable, inexcusable tragedy that has happened in a place that so many of us live for. My grandfather helped create the University brick-by-brick and sidewalk-by-sidewalk.  He was the first patrol officer to retire from State College […]

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Never Thought Saying “Paterno” Would Cause Such a Visceral Reaction

by Lions4Life November 16, 2011

We think Joe Paterno did not do everything he should have done when it comes to the Jerry Sandusky matter.  But the key phrase in the previous sentence is ‘we think’.  We have a small percentage of the facts in this situation, yet everyone seems to be jumping to strong conclusions leading to demonizing the name Joe Paterno.  […]

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We are STILL Penn State

by Lions4Life November 12, 2011

Today’s game will be extremely emotional for Penn State fans.  But today is more than just a football game.   It is an opportunity to show everyone what Penn State is really about at its core on national TV. 

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Joe Paterno: Fired

by Lions4Life November 9, 2011

Never in a million years, could you imagine that Joe Paterno would be fired from Penn State.  The man that built not only a football program but put the university on the map.  He has not retired gracefully but been fired ‘effectively immediately’ due to the child abuse scandal surrounding former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky.

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Paterno Cannot Be the Face of Penn State to the Media Feeding Frenzy

by Lions4Life November 8, 2011

Penn State is officially in ‘damage control’ mode, which is tough to do considering the feeding frenzy which is now occuring in ‘Not so Happy Valley.’  But cancelling Joe Paterno’s press conference today was the right call.

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