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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. 

Parade Sets Stage for Perfect Homecoming Weekend

Friday's showcase was certainly one for the ages as the crowd lined College Ave in anticipation of the annual homecoming parade.

This year's spectacle lived up to the billing with perfect crisp fall air setting the mood for an exciting evening. Led by a collection of area fire engines, State High's marching band kicked things off. Their energy and enthusiasm was matched by the intensity of Penn State ROTC members hailing from all branches of the armed forces.

What you need to know: Penn State V. Maryland

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.

Photo: Christian M. M. Brady

 

Need-To-Know Details: Penn State vs. Maryland/Noon/BTN

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

Venue: Beaver Stadium, where Penn State has won nine of its last 10 games.

Barkley is Penn State's Soft-Spoken Superstar

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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.

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.

           

What you need to know: Penn State V. Minnesota

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: Penn State vs. Minnesota/3:30 p.m./BTN

Records: Penn State (2-2, 0-1 Big Ten), Minnesota (3-0, 0-0 Big Ten)

Venue: Beaver Stadium, where Penn State has an all-time record of 273-72, for a winning percentage of 79 percent.

Weather Forecast (via AccuWeather): High of 69 degrees, mainly cloudy with showers.  

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