What It Means to Be a Nittany Lion

Author: Lou Prato
Publisher: Triumph Books
ISBN: 1617490296
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"What It Means to be a Nittany Lion: Joe Paterno and Penn State's Greatest Players" explores what seems to be a simple question: What does it mean to be a Nittany Lion? One person or one phrase cannot answer that question because so many emotions encompass the true Nittany Lion spirit. The greatest Penn State players and coaches from the past eight decades were called upon to express why they are so proud to be a part of the storied tradition that is Nittany Lion football and give fans an inside look on their college careers at Happy Valley. "What It Means to be a Nittany Lion" brings together all of their stories, as told by the most outstanding voices of the Penn State program, guaranteed to enhance your passion for Nittany Lion football. It's not just one tradition, one season or one particular game--it's the stories coming from the players who experienced the magic over the decades that capture the true essence of the Nittany Lion way.

We Are Penn State

Author: Lou Prato
Publisher: Triumph Books
ISBN: 1623683335
Format: PDF
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No college football program has ever had to deal with the obstacles, hostility, and challenges encountered by the players and coaches of the 2012 Penn State Nittany Lions, and this book is an account of that unforgettable season in which the team rebounded from a disillusioning 0-2 start to surprise everyone and finish with an 8-4 record, third best in the Big Ten Conference. The turmoil at Penn State began in early November 2011 with the shocking arrest of retired assistant coach Jerry Sandusky for multiple charges of sexual child abuse, and within days legendary head coach Joe Paterno was fired in what would be termed the biggest scandal in college football history. By the end of January, Paterno was dead from lung cancer and a new head coach without any Penn State connections, Bill O’Brien, began putting together his staff while finishing up his job as offensive coordinator of the Super Bowl bound New England Patriots. We Are Penn State tells the story of how this team overcame unprecedented NCAA sanctions, including a four-year bowl ban and the loss of 45 scholarships over the same period, the transfer of several of its star players, and overwhelming predictions that the 2012 season would be a disaster to put together a successful season and restore some dignity to what was once considered one of the elite programs in college football.

100 Things Penn State Fans Should Know Do Before They Die

Author: Lou Prato
Publisher: Triumph Books
ISBN: 1633193632
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Perfect for Penn State fans who think they already know everything With traditions, records, and Nittany Lions lore, this lively, detailed book explores the personalities, events, and facts every Penn State fan should know. It contains crucial information such as important dates, player nicknames, memorable moments, and outstanding achievements by singular players. From trivia on legendary players—such as John Cappelletti, Kerry Collins, Larry Johnson, LaVar Arrington, and Paul Posluszny—to knowing the best places to catch a game, 100 Things Penn State Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die is the ultimate resource guide for true fans of the Nittany Lions.

Pittsburgh Steelers Fans Bucket List

Author: Scott Brown
Publisher: Triumph Books
ISBN: 1633196801
Format: PDF, Docs
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Every Pittsburgh Steelers fan has a bucket list of activities to take part in at some point in their lives. But even the most die-hard fans haven't done everything there is to experience in and around Pittsburgh. From tailgating to studying the Immaculate Reception to finding the best places to watch a game with other fans, author Scott Brown provides ideas, recommendations, and insider tips for must-see places and can't-miss activities near Heinz Field. But not every experience requires a trip to Pittsburgh; long-distance Steelers fans can cross some items off their list from the comfort of their own homes. Whether you're attending every home game or supporting the Steelers from afar, there's something for every fan to do in The Pittsburgh Steelers Fans' Bucket List.

Game Changers

Author: Lou Prato
Publisher: Triumph Books (IL)
ISBN: 9781600782596
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This exciting new series relives in dramatic and illuminating fashion the most unforgettable, extraordinary, and gut-wrenching moments in football history. Explore your favorite team's greatest plays, involving many of the greatest players, in a way no other book ever has. The author provides the fascinating context for each of the plays, the back story, all the relevant circumstances, and the thoughts of many of those directly involved in the play. Including photos that help you follow the play as it unfolds, Game Changers reanimates many of the most thrilling and heart-stopping moments in football.

Penn State Football

Author: Ken Rappoport
Publisher: MVP Books
ISBN: 1616731044
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Every autumn, the town of State College in central Pennsylvania turns blue and white. Thousands of people from all over the state---indeed, from all over the nation---flock to Beaver Stadium to watch the Nittany Lions of Penn State University take on whatever foe is on the schedule. Since the 1880s, Penn State has been an elite force in collegiate football, earning 40 bowl invitations (of which they have won a record 70 percent), securing two national championships, and posting seven perfect seasons. Since 1966, the Nittany Lions have been coached by the legendary Joe Paterno, the winningest coach in Division I college football history. Penn State Football: The Complete Illustrated History presents an in-depth and entertaining look at the teams, people, and moments that have defined Nittany Lions football for more than 120 years.It includes profiles of key players and coaches and highlights all the great seasons and games. Chronicling, decade by decade, the Nittany Lions’ on-field accomplishments and off-field developments, this lavishly illustrated history is the ultimate celebration of a storied football program.