Found April 23, 2012 on
Nittany Lions Den:
At least according to our friends over at Maroon Musket. The guys over at the UMass blog made note that the announcement of Penn State and UMass getting set up to play a game in Beaver Stadium in 2014 made the front page of ESPN.com's college football page.
Over the weekend UMass confirmed a number of future non-conference games for the Minutemen, including the September 20, 2014 date in State College. UMass wil also be playing Big Ten opponents with Wisconsin in 2013 and Indiana in 2017.
It is somewhat interesting to note that Penn State has yet to acknowledge the game, although we're sure UMass would not make such an announcement without having that kind of game set in stone on their end. Of course, Penn State has been a little pre-occupied this past weekend with the Blue White Game (observations, postgame video) and the festivities that go along with it.
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FBS newcomer UMass will play Penn State in 2014 in an early-season nonconference game in Happy Valley.
UMass announced the Sept. 20, 2014 matchup in a statement over the weekend.
The game also allows Penn State coach Bill O'Brien to host a team from his home state. O'Brien was born Dorchester, Mass., and raised in the Boston suburb of Andover.
O'Brien also has notoriety...
Joe Paterno's family turned down an offer by Penn State to rename Beaver Stadium after the late coach as part of a package deal that would have prohibited the family from suing the university, The Patriot-News reported Sunday.
A source close to the Paterno family told the newspaper that renaming the field "was never important to Joe."
According to The Patriot-News...
It’s been 63 years since Joe Paterno was not present for a spring game, but the Nittany Lions still suffered from the same old issues during the annual Blue-White game. There is no clear starter at the quarterback position. Six gunslingers were rotated in-and-out throughout an enthusiastic Beaver Stadium but all failed to deliver. Though new head Coach Bill O’Brien is known...
Penn State will play in prime time twice in the fall, in back-to-back weeks no less. Penn State's road game at Iowa will be aired on Big Ten Network on October 20, with a start time set for 8 p.m. Eastern. The following week, in Beaver Stadium, the Nittany Lions will host Ohio State at 6 p.m. on ESPN or ESPN 2.
We will keep tabs on kickoff times and TV listings on the schedule...
Penn State gets spring game complete before rain hits
View in full screen.
Post game video via Nittany Lions Den.
Recap via Examiner.com.
Winners and losers via Bleacher Report.
St. John Vianney High (Holmdel, N.J.) receiver/defensive back Ishmael Hyman visited Penn State for Saturday's spring game. He spoke with Scout.com about the day, the campus and the prospects for an offer.
The family of Joe Paterno turned down an offer from Penn State University, which sought to rename Beaver Stadium after the late college football leader in Division 1 coaching victories, according to a report from The Patriot-News yesterday.
How about Child Rape Stadium instead? That way you can name it after Paterno’s right hand man of many years Jerry Sandusky. I just realized...
A report from the Chicago Tribune details $5.5 Million in payments made by Penn State University to Joe Paterno’s estate. Despite being fired for cause following the Jerry Sandusky child sex scandal, Penn State Trustees decided to honor Paterno’s contract as of he had retired. The bulk of the payment included a $3M “Career Bonus” [...]
A.J. Long is one of the top athletes in the Pennsylvania class of 2014 and he has been making his rounds visiting schools. Penn State and Temple were his most recent trips.
Glassboro (N.J.) High running back Corey Clement's latest offer came from Penn State, pushing his total to double digits, which is a long way from the Rutgers one he held for months before other teams stepped forward. Clement spoke to Scout.com about his latest offer, and what recruiting in the future holds.
The New Jersey linebacker gives the lowdown on his visit to Penn State for the Blue-White Game.
The Hun School (Princeton, N.J.) linebacker Quashae Hendryx was one of the many visitors to take in the splendor of Penn State's spring game, and he spoke to Scout.com about the experience, and what the Nittany Lions are saying about an offer.
Teammates Uceta and Sorrenti hope to score offers after camping at Penn State this summer. They were on campus for the Blue-White Game.
Get a look a the dozens and dozens of prospects who were on hand for Penn State's annual spring scrimmage.