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Nittany Lions Fans Plan Trips to Fiesta Bowl

SCRANTON — Penn State fans can now make their plans, it’s now official. The Nittany Lions are headed to the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl in Arizona in a few weeks. The news is less than a day old and already Penn State fans are making plans to head west. Weeks before the Nittany Lions take the field at the University of Phoenix Stadium, it’s go-time for John Madden at Travelworld in Scranton. “It’s incredible,” Madden said. “When they announced the bowl […]

Penn State Raising Season Ticket Prices

UNIVERSITY PARK — For the first times since 2009, Penn State is raising the ticket prices for football season ticket holders. Season football tickets for 2018 will be going up by $5 per game next season for a total increase of $35. The price to park is also going up if you wait until the day of the game. It’ll cost $60 if you pull up to stadium lots without a prepaid pass. The price to park if you buy […]

Penn State Dominating First Quarters This Season

Penn state dominated Michigan this weekend 42-13. They led 14-0 after a quarter. The Nittany Lions are now out-scoring their opponents 90-0 in first quarters this season. They’re the only FBS team in the country yet to allow a point in the first 15 minutes. It’s an area of focus that’s clearly working.

Barkley Shines Again as Penn State Tops Indiana 45-14

Saquon Barkley got things going with that opening kickoff for Penn State. From there, the defense was very aggressive, forcing lots of turnovers. Special teams also chipped in and Penn Ptate rolled to a 45-14 victory over Indiana. “Obviously early on, we started out really strong,” Penn State Head Coach James Franklin said. “I don’t know if I’ve seen a better half of special teams in my 23 years of doing this. That has been something that we’ve worked really […]

Nittany Lions Pleased With Blue-White Game

The Blue-White Game is usually not a good barometer to find out which players are going to impact the program come fall. The 15 spring practices before the game are more important and that’s where Penn State has a comfort level. There’s more depth in past seasons and 18 returning players started at least six games last season. “I thought we really accomplished our goals,” Penn State head coach James Franklin said. “We were able to develop some depth, get […]

Penn State Fans Head Home with Many Memories

WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT — Penn State fans heading back to northeastern and central Pennsylvania have been touching down back home all day Tuesday. The terminals of Los Angeles International Airport were filled with the blue and white of Penn State fans heading home, not sad but glad. Some were upset, of course, that Penn State lost a thriller Rose Bowl to USC but grateful the Nittany Lions surprise season provided the opportunity for this trip. “It was amazing,” said Drew […]

Young Students Get Letters From PSU Football Players

ATHENS — Some third graders in Bradford County got a big surprise when they went back to school on Tuesday. They got letters from members of the Penn State football team, fresh off their trip to the Rose Bowl. Claudia Chacona and Barbara Carl’s third-grade students recently got a lesson in writing. The children were having trouble with proper nouns, so their teachers decided to have the kids write letters. “Let’s write to the Penn State football team. And by […]

Watching in Wonder: The Rose Parade in Person

PASADENA, Calif. — It’s the grandeur of the Rose Parade in person. It’s the towering flower-filled floats rolling by in all their glory. And it’s a firsthand experience for thousands of Penn State fans. “Oh, they’re spectacular. The flowers are just wonderful,” said Suzanne Scatena of Bloomsburg. The stands that line the miles of parade route were filled with blue and white, including one crew of Penn State fans from our part of Pennsylvania. The Blue Band being a part […]

Businesses Busy for Rose Bowl

LACKAWANNA COUNTY — College football bowl games almost always bring a boost to business at the Windsor Inn in Jermyn, but this year’s slate of games, all leading up to the Nittany Lions taking on the USC Trojans, has kept the crew here extra busy. The general manager, Gary Urnoski, who is also a Penn State alum, knows it’s all hands on deck leading up to game time. “People are ordering wings at 100 a clip, and people want to […]

Penn State Fans Enjoy the Sights of Southern California

LOS ANGELES — Blue and white is everywhere you look in Los Angeles. Just look around the LA Live entertainment complex in downtown Los Angeles, or any other popular gathering spot in Los Angeles, and you’ll find the blue and white. “Oh it’s awesome, it’s so good!” said Marge Bittner, Pocono Lake, when asked about being in the city for the Rose Bowl. The Bittners from the Poconos are among the Penn State fans who seem to be everywhere. “We were […]