What It Means to Be a Nittany Lion

Author: Lou Prato
Publisher: Triumph Books
ISBN: 1617490296
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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, Docs
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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, ePub
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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.

Game of My Life Penn Sate Nittany Lions

Author: Jordan Hyman
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1613213166
Format: PDF
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Penn State fans will finally get the chance to walk onto the field with their favorite Nittany Lions in Game of My Life Penn State Nittany Lions. In this newly updated edition, Penn State alum Jordan Hyman asks over twenty of the school’s greatest football legends to share their favorite memories and most poignant moments while wearing the white and blue. A must-read for any Nittany Lions fan.

Black and Honolulu Blue

Author: Keith Dorney
Publisher: Triumph Books
ISBN: 161749934X
Format: PDF, ePub
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An unfiltered view of life as a big-time college and NFL player, this autobiography follows Keith Dorney, an All-American at Penn State and an All-Pro with the Detroit Lions, as he recounts his journey to the top and his views of football at the highest levels. The book articulately and candidly explores Dorney's life as a passionate football player from the unique perspective of the game's most grueling position. Verbalizing the reality of an athletic career, Dorney shares his hilarious and painful stories--from summer practice fights and game day battles to the training room, operating room, and press room, as well as rowdy nights out on the town and countless mornings wracked with pain the next day.

Penn State Football

Author: Ken Rappoport
Publisher: MVP Books
ISBN: 1616731044
Format: PDF, 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.