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The Story Behind WE ARE

ESPN's 30 for 30 Shorts Examines the Story Behind our Famous Battle Cry

"It's a definitive term... letting the world know that this is it."

Do you know the story behind "WE ARE"?

Hear Wally Triplett's story of how it became our catchphrase, and about how the statue declaring it to the world came into being.

See the it here!

We're Bowl Eligible, Folks!

With a 62-24 win over Purdue, Number 24 Penn State is bowl eligible! 

Overcoming a halftime tied at 17, the Nittany Lions scored 17 straight to open the third quarter and outscored Purdue 45-7 in the second half on its way to a 66-24 victory on Saturday afternoon inside Ross-Ade Stadium.

The 62 points that they scored are the most against a Big Ten opponent since 2005 when Penn State claimed a 63-10 victory at Illinois.

Penn State is Back in the Top 25

After the thrilling comeback win over No. 2 Ohio State Saturday night in the Penn State White Out, the Nittany Lions entered the Associated Press Top 25 the 24th slot.

It's the first time that Penn State has been ranked since 2011. 

Relive the epic moments of the game with our highlight video here. 

Relive the #OSUBEAT postgame celebration

We take you onto the field at Beaver Stadium after Penn State upended No. 2 Ohio State on Oct. 22, 2016. See the euphoria up-close, as fans rushed the field and celebrated with the Nittany Lions. #OSUBEAT!

What's Next for Penn State Following the Historic Win

The Nittany Lions pulled off their most magical win in years Saturday, upsetting the unanimously favored No. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes 24-21.

So what's next?

Here's a rundown of what the remainder of Penn State's 2016 regular season looks like.

 

 

 

 

Why Our White Out Is the Best in the World

If you’ve ever been to a white out game in Beaver Stadium, then you need no explanation of what it feels like. It’s a feeling of stomach-stirring electricity, of a solidarity like nothing you’ve ever been a part of, of being totally awestruck at the sight of 110,000 people all in white, chanting “We are” with a passion like never before.

It is a had-to-be-there, one-of-a-kind experience. One that other crowds couldn’t mimic if they tried… And they’ve tried.

Here's why Happy Valley is home to the most special event in football.

 

 

What you need to know: Penn State V. Purdue

Each week, we’ll tell you what to expect, what to keep an eye on, and when and where you can catch the Nittany Lions on fall Saturdays this season.

 

Need-To-Know Details: Noon kickoff, broadcast on ABC, with ESPN2 mirror.

 

Records: No. 24 Penn State (5-2, 3-1 Big Ten) at Purdue (3-4, 1-3 Big Ten).

 

Venue: Ross-Ade Stadium.

 

Weather Forecast (via AccuWeather): High of 62 degrees, with a shower in the afternoon.

 

Cabinda Tweets That's He's 'Freed'

The Lions have been depleted a linebacker since the start of the season. 
 
No injury hit the unit harder than the absence of defensive stalwart Jason Cabinda in the middle of the field. Hampered by what's believed to be a hand or arm injury, he's been sidelined the past five games since suffering the injury against Kent State where he recorded 11 total tackles.
 

What you need to know: Penn State V. Ohio State

Each week, we’ll tell you what to expect, what to keep an eye on, and when and where you can catch the Nittany Lions on fall Saturdays this season.

Need-To-Know Details: 8 p.m. kickoff, nationally televised on ABC. The game is a White Out, and you can follow the hashtags #PSUwhiteout and #BeatOSU to follow the conversation on social media.

Records: Penn State (4-2, 2-1 Big Ten), Ohio State (6-0, 3-0 Big Ten)

Chemistry, Fan Interaction Drive Franklin’s Weekly Radio Show

James Franklin brought a special guest with him to his weekly radio show.

It’s a little past 6:30 in the evening in early September, and nearly 100 people have gathered in the downstairs of Lettermans, the revamped sports bar and restaurant that’s located in the shadow of Beaver Stadium.

Coming straight from practice and entering the room to applause, Franklin smiles. But he’s not alone. His daughter, Shola, is all revved up. She was at practice, her dad says, running 12 laps.

“That takes the guilt out of the ribs she’s about to crush,” Franklin says. 

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