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Penn State finishes No. 2 in Learfield Cup winter standings

UNIVERSITY PARK – For the 13th consecutive year, Penn State Athletics has placed in the Top 5 in the Learfield Directors’ Cup final winter standings.

Powered by the wrestling team’s seventh NCAA Championship in the past eight years, the Nittany Lions are No. 2 in the final winter standings, maintaining their No. 2 ranking after the fall sports season. Penn State has placed No. 2 in the final winter standings in three of the past five years and improved from No. 3 in the 2017 final winter tally and No. 5 in the final 2016 winter standings.

Several Nittany Lions headed to the NFL

UNIVERSITY PARK – It was a big weekend for Penn State football.

Several Nittany Lions are moving on to the NFL.

Penn State had six players selected in the NFL Draft over the weekend, marking the team’s most productive in eight years. Saquon Barkley – who was selected at No. 2 by the New York Giants – was the highest pick since 2000. Three defensive backs were selected for just the second time in school history.

Penn State announces gameday themes for 2018 football

UNIVERSITY PARK – Penn State Athletics announced game day themes for the 2018 football season. The nationally-recognized Penn State White Out is scheduled for the Ohio State game Sept. 29, while the Penn State Stripe Out returns for a fourth-straight season and takes place Oct. 13 vs. Michigan State.

2018 Penn State Football Game Themes:

Appalachian State, September 1: Youth Sports; Spirit Day for Youth Cheer & Dance

Penn State's offense set to re-launch in 2018

UNIVERSITY PARK – In the pregame atmosphere before last season’s Fiesta Bowl, Ricky Rahne stood against one of the goalposts, flipping a football through the air. 

2018 White Out opponent announced

UNIVERSITY PARK – It’s official.

Penn State will face Ohio State in its 2018 White Out game at Beaver Stadium.

The game will take place on Saturday, Sept. 29. A kickoff time has not been announced, though White Out games are typically at night.

Penn State stunned Ohio State, 24-21, in the 2016 White Out game at Beaver Stadium. It will be a revenge game for the Nittany Lions, who lost to the Buckeyes, 39-38, at Ohio Stadium.

It will be the third time in five years that the White Out opponent has been Ohio State.

What you need to know: The Blue-White Game

UNIVERSITY PARK — Leading up to each game in the 2018 season, we’ll tell you what to expect, what to keep an eye on, and where and when you can catch the Nittany Lions on Saturday.

First up: The annual Blue-White game, the perfect opportunity for you to fire up the tailgate, gather with your friends, and enjoy a weekend in Happy Valley.

Game details: 3 p.m. kickoff, broadcast live on BTN, Penn State Sports Network, and GoPSUsports.com.

Additional events scheduled for Blue-White Weekend

UNIVERSITY PARK – Fans who attend the Blue-White Game presented by Xfinity will have a variety of activities to participate in throughout the weekend on the University Park campus. The game is set for 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, at Beaver Stadium.

Penn State holds steady in Learfield Cup standings

UNIVERSITY PARK – A Top 5 national finish by the men’s and women’s fencing team and diver Hector Garcia Boissier have helped Penn State Athletics maintain the No. 2 spot in the latest Learfield Directors’ Cup standings.

In the second Directors’ Cup winter sports compilation, Penn State remained No. 2, where it finished last fall. Penn State has an opportunity to earn its 12th consecutive Top 5 finish in the Learfield Directors’ Cup final winter standings.

Penn State proud: Where will Barkley land?

UNIVERSITY PARK – When it comes to talented running backs from Penn State, there are some great ones.

Cappelletti. Mitchell. Harris. Warner. Dozier. Carter. Enis.

And while success in the Blue and White hasn’t always translated to success in the NFL, it’s a safe bet that running back Saquon Barkley will be a stud on Sundays in the NFL.

When he hears his name called early in the evening on Thursday, April 26, the NFL may do something it hasn’t done in quite some time.

Blue-White Game: How did it all start?

UNIVERSITY PARK – What do Memorial Field, a water bucket and the year 1951 have in common? Based on what the annual celebratory weekend has grown to become, you probably wouldn’t have guessed that these three things are related to the very first Blue-White football game.

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