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Penn State faces off with Kentucky in the Citrus Bowl

For the first time since the 2009 season, Penn State is heading back to Orlando.

The Nittany Lions will face upstart Kentucky in the 73rd annual Citrus Bowl on Jan. 1 at 1 p.m. at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla., the bowl announced Sunday afternoon.

Failure to Launch: A Requiem for the Land Grant Rivalry

This piece originally appeared in the Fall 2017 edition of TOGA (The Obligatory Gridiron Annual) magazine as “Failure to Launch: A Requiem for the Land Grant Rivalry.”

KJ Hamler vs Michigan State

Although the outcome to the last game wasn’t what Penn State fans had hoped for, the team chemistry and player development have both improved immensely throughout the season. “I think we have gotten dramatically better since week one,” Franklin said. “I think the trajectory of the program and what we’re doing is really good.”

It is the little things, or the “one percent”, that makes Penn State an elite football team. “Every stage you get to, you fight like heck to get there and to break through,” Franklin said. “I’m very, very pleased with the direction we’re going.”

10 must-watch games for Penn State playoff hopes

Ok, so we couldn’t get it done against Ohio State…. again. Frustrating. Disappointing. All the usual emotions. Sure, we could all choose to wallow in our own crapulence, but Coach Franklin isn’t moping around and neither am I. After all, I’m a pilsner glass half-full type of guy. Last Saturday, I saw a rapidly-maturing young team led by an unflappable field general, a group I believe to be fully capable of scaling great heights this season. The Lions may be down, but they’re not out of the playoff hunt.

Penn State football 2018, by the Numbers

By JOHN PATISHNOCK

UNIVERSITY PARK — It’s been an exciting season for Penn State football so far, with the Nittany Lions thrilling fans with plenty of highlights and big plays.

Check out some of the standout numbers through the early part of the 2018 season, and let us know which numbers stand out to you. Tag us on social media — @HappyValleyPSU on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram — with your favorite numbers this season.

106,707: average attendance for Penn State in 2017, which is good for third-best in the nation.

PSU Stars Look Back on Football, Food and Fans

By Jeff Cavanaugh

 

If you walk around Happy Valley on a football weekend and strike up a conversation about the best Penn State teams ever, you’re sure to hear about the undefeated, unstoppable 1994 team and the 2005 11-1 team that was one play away from a perfect season.

 

Three keys to victory from Coach Franklin

Coach James Franklin has always preached the importance of treating every game like the Super Bowl. This philosophy is rooted in treating whichever game is on the schedule like it is the most important game in the world. In #WhiteoutWeek against the Ohio State University, this truly is the Super Bowl of the Big Ten, for both the team and fans.

Penn State’s likely bowl destinations feature prestigious landing spots

Penn State football is once again in the hunt for a Big Ten Conference title and berth in the College Football Playoff.

 

We preview six possible bowl destinations for the Nittany Lions depending on how the season shakes out.

 

Cotton Bowl, College Football Playoff semifinal (Dec. 29)

Six must-see homecoming events

Since 1920, homecoming has been a yearly tradition for the Penn State community.

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