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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. 

Penn State thumped Maryland 38-14 during 2016 Homecoming Weekend. See the highlights here!

Penn State thumped Maryland 38-14 during Homecoming Weekend on Oct. 8, 2016, at Beaver Stadium. The Nittany Lions racked up 524 yards of offense and improved to 4-2 on the season.

See our favorite photos from the game here. 

See the Homecoming Parade photos here. 

The Penn State Blue Band fired up the crowd before Penn State routed Maryland 38-14 on Homecoming 2016

The Penn State Blue Band fired up the crowd before Penn State's Homecoming contest against Maryland on Oct. 8, 2016, at Beaver Stadium. The Nittany Lions claimed a 38-14 win in front of more than 100,000 fans.

 

See the Homecoming Parade photos here. 

Watch the Blue Band fire up the crowd before the game here. 

Penn State's Hockey Band leads the Alma Mater after a big victory at Pegula

The Penn State Hockey Band leads the singing of the alma mater following Penn State's 4-2 victory over No. 16 St. Lawrence on Oct. 6, 2016, at Pegula Ice Arena. 

The Alma Mater sounds even better when you've just beat Temple 34-27!

The Penn State football team, along with the fans, sang the alma mater after upending Temple 34-27 on Sept. 17, at Beaver Stadium. Per tradition, the Penn State Marching Blue Band performed the alma mater.

Overtime joy! Beaver Stadium breaks into a touchdown celebration after our win over Minnesota..

Saquon Barkley's game-winning touchdown in overtime kicked off a jubilant celebration at Beaver Stadium, which included the singing of the alma mater and the ringing of the Victory Bell.

 

10 Memorable Homecoming Games

Homecoming is a time for the community to welcome back alumni and to celebrate the history and traditions of Penn State with events throughout the week showcasing the different community organizations, student groups and programs throughout State College. But come Saturday afternoon, Homecoming is all about football. This year, Penn State welcomes the Maryland Terrapins to Beaver Stadium on Saturday, October 8 for the 97th Homecoming game in Nittany Lion history.

           

Saquon Barkley, Penn State's Soft-Spoken Superstar

3,932.

Remember this number. It’s historically significant, and we’ll come back to it later. For now, let’s focus on the present and near future.

Following Penn State’s 42-39 setback to Pitt earlier this month at Heinz Field, sensational sophomore running back Saquon Barkley appeared through a door and took his place behind a podium.

I’m sure he was tired. Scoring five touchdowns —which Barkley did against the Panthers — will do that to you. He’d just completed a game that would constitute a season for some players.

Trace McSorley_Minnesota postgame

Trace McSorley met with the media following Penn State's 29-26 overtime victory over Minnesota on Oct. 1, 2016, at Beaver Stadium. Hear what the quarterback said about the comeback victory, including his scramble toward the end of regulation that led to the game-tying field goal.

 

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