By HappyValley.com... on February 05, 2018
UNIVERSITY PARK – How sweet it is.
For former Penn State football player Stefen Wisniewski, Super Bowl LII was pure magic. The Philadelphia Eagles’ offensive lineman made several key blocks in a 41-33 upset win on Sunday night in Minneapolis. The Eagles entered the game as five-point underdogs, but put the wraps on their first-ever Lombardi Trophy when Tom Brady’s Hail Mary pass fell harmlessly to the turf in the waning seconds of the game.
By HappyValley.com... on February 02, 2018
Well, Super Sunday is upon us.
Super Bowl LII is less than 48 hours away. One way or another, history will be made. The New England Patriots can tie the Pittsburgh Steelers with the most Lombardi Trophies if they claim their sixth championship on Sunday night.
Even though there are just two Penn Staters (Chris Hogan and Stefen Wisniewski) playing in the game, we thought it would be fun to re-visit our staff for a round of Super Bowl predictions. Hey, we did pretty well during Penn State football season, so we think we know our stuff.
By Chris Morelli on February 02, 2018
UNIVERSITY PARK – Two Penn Staters. Two NFL teams. Two entirely different paths to Super Bowl LII.
When the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles clash in Super Bowl LII on Sunday in Minneapolis, a couple of former Nittany Lions will be gunning for Super Bowl rings.
On the New England side of the field, there’s Chris Hogan, the NFL cast-off turned Super Bowl champion. By now, you know Hogan’s story. He didn’t even play football at Penn State. Instead, he played lacrosse and played just one season of Division I football.
By Laura Zaks on January 30, 2018
UNIVERSITY PARK — Every Monday starts with a wish asking for the weekend to come around again — those two days of freedom are always something to look forward to.
But on April 21, 2018, that Saturday will represent something more than a day to sleep in: it marks the long-awaited intra-squad scrimmage, the wearing of the blue and white apparel and lion ears and the tail-gates that last long into the night…
It marks the official tradition: Blue-White Weekend.
By HappyValley.com... on January 30, 2018
UNIVERSITY PARK – Penn State has claimed an unprecedented 31st Lambert Trophy for the best team in the East. One of the nation's oldest and prestigious trophies, the Lambert Trophy will be presented at the 82nd annual Eastern College Football Awards Banquet, hosted by the ECAC, Thursday, Feb. 22 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
Penn State also claimed the Lambert Trophy in 2016 under Head Coach James Franklin. Nineteen different institutions have captured the Lambert Trophy, but no five schools combined can match Penn State's 31 titles.
By Patrick Johnsonbaugh on January 19, 2018
UNIVERSITY PARK – Penn State football has had a former player make it to the Super Bowl 46 times in the 51 year history of the game, and there’s a very good chance that the trend will continue again this year. With some of the most impactful players on the final four teams, Penn State will surely have an impact on the outcome of the AFC and NFC championship games this weekend.
By Chris Morelli on January 18, 2018
UNIVERSITY PARK – It is mid-January, which means there isn’t much Penn State football news to report.
However, there are a few tidbits to chew on.
According to ESPN, Penn State will host its annual Pro Day on Tuesday, March 20. In case you’re not familiar, Pro Day is designed for scouts to see what players have to offer. Many players will be invited to the NFL Combine, which runs from Feb. 27 through March 5.
By HappyValley.com... on January 15, 2018
UNIVERSITY PARK – Penn State Athletics is off to another superlative start in the Learfield Directors' Cup, earning his highest fall finish since 2005-06.
The Nittany Lions are No. 2 in the final fall 2017 standings on the strength of five teams qualifying for their respective NCAA Championships and the football team winning the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl. The Penn State women’s soccer and women’s volleyball teams captured Big Ten Championships this past fall.
By Patrick Johnsonbaugh on January 10, 2018
UNIVERSITY PARK – Saquon Barkley is one of the best players to ever wear the Blue and White. His 2017 season had some great and entertaining plays. These are the best of them.
10. Run away from his shadow
By Chris Morelli on January 09, 2018
UNIVERSITY PARK – The Nittany Lions have finished in the Top 10 – again.
Penn State moved up one spot in the final AP Top 25 poll, going from No. 9 to No. 8. The Lions moved up with a 35-28 win over Washington in the Fiesta Bowl on Dec. 30. Both Auburn and USC dropped out of the Top 10 following disappointing bowl losses.
It marks back-to-back Top 10 finishes for Penn State head coach James Franklin and his staff.
It was Penn State’s first back-to-back Top 10 finishes since the 2008-09 campaign.