Penn State Football Eve headlines

We are (Penn State) less than 24 hours away from kickoff. If you are like me, you didn’t need a Web site to tell you to wear blue and white/Penn State apparel to work today. Or next Friday and the Friday after that. The Web site isn’t a bad idea though.

Bernd H. Imle Jr. and Thomas Skalamera received citations (CDT) for starting starting the fight that led to the alleged brawl that has Anthony Scirrotto and Chris Baker still facing charges.

CDT

  • Fans to rally in the Valley
  • Receivers a strength for Nittany Lions

    The Collegian

  • Paterno back on sidelines for FIU
  • Paternoville, rally to rouse fans
  • Parking rates increase for football tailgaters
  • COREY MCLAUGHLINTough foes found in BCS
  • Morelli hopes for fresh start in 2007
  • Tyrell Sales beats competition, secures starting role for Lions
  • Scott looks to impress in final season

    Patriot-News

  • Shipley counting on his experience

    The Morning Call

  • Silent no way to describe Golden

    Post-Gazette

  • Penn State Football: Center promises better play from line
  • Penn State Q&A with Ron Musselman

    Tribune-Review

  • PSU ends have means to succeed
  • 2007 Penn State Nittany Lions by the numbers
  • Q&A with Penn State’s Anthony Morelli
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  • Thankfully, an off day for the Nats

    Thankfully the 3-7 road trip is over and the Nats had last night off. Manny Acta is having a meeting today, something he tries to avoid, but clearly, something has to be done. Suggested topic: Why do you hate freedom, Felipe Lopez?

    Call-Ups Likely Will Be Old and NewThe Post
    Ryan Langerhans, Johnn Lannan, Matt Chico and maybe even Justin Maxwell — come on down. Err, up. Express also looks at call-ups.

    THOM LOVERROUnwelcome visit for BarryThe Wash. Times
    Barry Bonds and the Giants are coming to town, but I won’t be there to boo him.

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    2007 WWN PENN STATE PREGAME #1

    VS.


    #17/18 Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Florida International Golden Panthers

    LAST WEEK

    They practiced. Last game: victory over Tenneessee, 20-10, in the Outback Bowl. Northern toughness defeats southern speed.

    THIS WEEK’S OPPONENT: FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL GOLDEN PATHERS

    The wear blue and gold and are called the Panthers. Pretend its Pitt if you want.

    Like everyone else, I don’t know much about FIU and I care to learn about them even less. They aren’t an airport, despite the name and have an enrollment over 35,000. They are from University Park, Fla. too so we could call it the U-Park Bowl or something. Other things I know:

  • They are thugs not good enough for the Miami Hurricanes, as evidenced by a fight between the two teams last year.


    Warning, song may be offensive

  • They used to be coached by Don Strock, one of the three greatest NFL backup quarterbacks of all time.
  • They haven’t won since 2005.
  • Is that enough for you?

    RANKING

    #17 in AP, #18 in the USA Today Coaches Poll. That is about right.

    PRESS CONFERENCE TRANSCRIPT

    Here is the official Intercollegiate Athletics transcript of Tuesday’s press conference.

    BEANO WATCH…

    …gets its own entry from now on. Be careful though, it is not for the feint of heart.

    TELEVISION

    This is Penn State’s first game on Big11Ten Network which you don’t get unless you have DirecTV.

    PREDICTIONS

    41-16 The defensive line gets tired and allows one long drive for a TD late. Everybody does well on offense and we learn very little about the punting situation.

    TAILGATE

    Lot 12 or 13, you know what to look for.

    GO STATE, BEAT PANTHERS!

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  • "Penn State Football Eve" Eve

    One of these years, I’ll celebrate Penn State Football Eve in Beaver Stadium. I won’t be this year though.

    Students have started moving into Paternoville (The Collegian) already.

    CDT

  • ‘Dame Shame’ among slogans announced for football buttons
  • Nittany Lions’ defense ready to add to last year’s success
  • WALT MOODY- Success depends on play up front

    The Collegian

  • High school logo ‘confusingly similar’ to PSU Lion head
  • Reliable hands set WR apart
  • Shipley anchors revamped offensive line

    Patriot-News

  • A corner no more

    The Altoona Mirror (an actual Web site with no subscription wall!)

  • Blind sided – Cadogan, Eliades key to O’line’s left

    The Morning Call

  • PSU tames the tailgating

    Post-Gazette

  • Penn State Football: Center promises better play from line
  • Penn State Q&A with Ron Musselman

    Tribune-Review

  • Lions offense receives in-house praise
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  • "When you’re going bad, you’re going bad."

    LOS ANGELES 10 Washington 9 in 12 innings (CBS Sportsline Boxscore)

    Nationals’ Best Is Not Good EnoughThe Post

    Sour end for NatsThe Wash. Times
    The Nats blew an 8-3 lead in the sixth inning. Shawn Hill just didn’t have good stuff (The Post) on the mound and would you believe that a Felipe Lopez error was involved there too? So much for a quick getaway day game. They even chased Brad Penny from the mound after five innings.

    Robert Fick homered for the first time all year. Brian Schneider played first base.

    Hill was hard on himself (The Wash. Times)after the game. Jesus Colome left the game with shin splints too.

    Jason Bergmann answered questions for The Wash. Times Nats blog, Chatter. If I could only figure out who wrote this question:

    Kind of tied in – what is the perception of the internet among the team? I’m recalling a player saying “internet baaaad!” when a picture of me and Fick was taken at the Diamond Gala and I said it would be posted on the internet. And follow-on: Would any of the players (or yourself) keep their own blogs? Someone with a big personality who isn’t afraid of it? I’d love to see a Nats player’s blog. (I’ll accept guest posts… haha!)

    I’m just completely baffled as to who it could be.

    I can’t find the Jim Bowden column yet.

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    Beano Watch 08.29.2007

    While people like those who make up Blue White Roundtable and the reporters on the Penn State beat are very insightful, I think it is fair to say that the authorative source for Penn State football prognostication is actually someone who rarely leaves his Pittsburgh apartment. I am of course talking about Carroll H. Cook (’54 Pitt). There is one caveat to this claim though — Beano is wrong about 80% of the time. As I understand it, the man is a living reverse lock when it comes to Penn State football. Please keep that in mind as you read the following transcript and commentary.

    Travis (Madison): Hey Beano, Who will replace Joe Paterno when he retired in 1989?

    SportsNation Beano Cook: (3:08 PM ET ) When he is 89, he may retire. I believe the next Penn State coach eventually will be Tom Bradley.

    Travis doesn’t make any sense, but Beano is answering what he thinks to be the question. Sure, Tom Bradly being the next head coach of Penn State is the conventional widsom, but given Beano’s rate, I’d be polishing up the resume if I were him.

    Jeremy (Newark, Ohio): I know everyone is saying Ohio State is going to be the 3rd or 4th best team in the big ten, but i was wondering if you thought this team could be another 2002 Ohio State team where no one thought they would go anywhere but they ran the table. The similarities are there. They have a new quarter back and will rely heavily on the backfeild. So what are your thoughts?

    SportsNation Beano Cook: (3:09 PM ET ) Number one, in 2002 they played Penn State and Michigan in Columbus; they face both of them on the road this season. The non-conference schedule is easy and they could be 8-0 before truly being tested. They have to go to Michigan and Penn State and those are both very tough.

    There is no denying that Ohio State has had its share of troubles in Happy Valley, winning by no more than three in the two victories since 1994.

    Kevin (Tempe): Beano, I never hear you comment on the ACC, but how do you think Miami and FSU will do this year?

    SportsNation Beano Cook: (3:15 PM ET ) Most people feel Virginia Tech is the team to beat. Florida State will be better with Jimbo Fisher running the offense. That Florida State-Clemson game is a very attractive Monday night game. The Seminoles play a pretty tough non-conference schedule. Penn State has Notre Dame plus three opponents that won a combined total of three games–Temple, Buffalo and Florida International.SportsNation Beano Cook: (3:16 PM ET ) By the way, by the end of the year, Paterno may catch Bobby Bowden in total wins. Right now he is three behind. That is one reason Penn State plays an easy non-conference schedule while Bowden takes the high road and schedules tough games.

    Ah, that’s the Beano we love, taking a shot at Penn State. I’m afraid this one is valid though to a point — I don’t think these teams showed up on the schedule to pad Paterno’s all-time victory total, merely the season victory total.

    Jeff (NYC): Hey Beano while you were whining about JoePa’s wins all your tears seemed to have flooded the midwest. Why don’t you clear your eyes and realize the truth; that Bowden is counting 31 1-AA wins which places him well behind JoePa. It’s ok, you can admit that you’re slipping, you’re getting older, but JoePa can still hack it!

    SportsNation Beano Cook: (3:18 PM ET ) I don’t make the rules, though is some ways I agree with you. I don’t think they should count but they do.

    Beano agreeing that Paterno has the legitimate win total? Curious.

    Juan (New York, NY): Hey Mr. Bean(o). How do you feel about Wisconsin being ranked in the top 10 and only recently have they named a starting QB? Pollsters jumping the gun and over-rating the team and the conference?

    SportsNation Beano Cook: (3:21 PM ET ) I think Wisconsin is overrated going into the season…that’s just my opinion. Look it, this program has been impressive. They get Michigan at home but go to Penn State and Ohio State.

    he’s talking up the toughness of playing in Happy Valley again…

    Mike, Happy Valley : Hey Beano, do you think Penn State is flying under the radar right now or do think it’s known around the country they are a legit contender?

    SportsNation Beano Cook: (3:33 PM ET ) They are a legit contender but the rankings have them a little underrated. I believe Penn State will win the Big Ten this year. I feel a lot depends on Morelli.

    Whoa! Penn State winning teh Big11Ten title? I’d like to see it and acknowledge the possiblity, but I can’t go out and actually predict it. If Penn State doesn’t win it, we’ll know why.

    SportsNation Beano Cook: (3:54 PM ET ) It is time for my picks. For the national title, LSU over Penn State. My typist just fell on the floor. Notre Dame 28, Georgia Tech 14 is my pick for this week. Thanks for joining me, see you at the same time next week, Wednesdays at 3 pm ET all season. You can also catch my podcast with Ivan Maisel on ESPNradio.com.

    My jaw hit the floor when I read that statement. Beano predicting Penn State to play for the title? Seriously. Can I rationalize him saying Penn State will lose to mean Penn State will win?

    I’m practically speechless.

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    DVD helps you brainwash your kid as a Penn State fan and other headlines

    Yesterday was Joe Paterno’s first regular season press conference of the season. Judging by the transcript, he was pretty upbeat for a change. That should last about a week.

    Are you a parent who wants their kids to be Penn State fans, but like using the electronic babysitter too? Good news for you, the Post-Gazette reports that there is now a DVD that will do just that:

    The Penn State “Raising Tomorrow’s Penn State Fan Today” features famed NCAA football analyst Lee Corso as narrator. The 30-minute DVD introduces babies and toddlers to numbers on players’ jerseys, team colors, letters, mascots, traditions, fight songs, campus attractions and other concepts.

    Corso narrating a children’s DVD?! That could scare them away from Penn State, college football, higher education and football in general, no? I mean, I’m kind of scared of Corso, imagine how the poor toddlers must feel.

    I hope to have kids some day and share with them the Penn State experience. I’m not going to program them to love Penn State (or any other team) though.

    Also, an alumnus wants us to cheer FOR Penn State, not AGAINST Notre Dame (Collegian letter to the editor).

    Today’s headlines:

    CDT

  • ‘Dame Shame’ among slogans announced for football buttons
  • Nittany Lions’ defense ready to add to last year’s success
  • WALT MOODY- Success depends on play up front

    The Collegian

  • Paterno: preseason ‘unusual’
  • Tight end out vs. FIU

    Patriot-News

  • Like old times … FIU worries Paterno
  • Shuler’s receiving early shot

    The Altoona Mirror (an actual Web site with no subscription wall!)

  • When Joe Speaks…
  • Quarless could miss 4 games

    The Inky

  • Paterno benches pair for drinking
  • Williams brings Nittany Lions up to speed

    Philly Daily News

  • Paterno follows captains’ orders in sparing two players

    Post-Gazette

  • Penn State’s mended Paterno back on the prowl
  • PSU 2007: Key player
  • PSU 2007: The schedule

    Tribune-Review

  • Paterno playing it safe with PSU’s Quarless
  • Broken leg mended, youth, D-line weigh on Paterno at No. 17 PSU (AP)