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Penn State Football: The Anatomy Of A Touchdown

Penn State Football: The Anatomy Of A Touchdown

- Ben Jones

The point is simple, for all of football you may have watched in your life, nothing beats slowing down the film and watching a play again. With 22 players on the field all at once, chances are pretty good that you missed something.


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Penn State Football: Handing Out The Grades After The Blue White Game Penn State Football: Handing Out The Grades After The Blue White Game
8 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
The good looked good, the bad looked bad. Christian Hackenberg's interception was preventable, his 41-yard toss to Saeed Blacknall was a beauty. Spring scrimmages are tough to grade, but here are the marks after the Blue White game on Saturday. [Read More]
Sixth Annual Paterno Family Beaver Stadium Walk/Run On Sunday Sixth Annual Paterno Family Beaver Stadium Walk/Run On Sunday
22 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Alex Calderaro
The run/walk will begin at Curtin Road, with participants completing the race through the players’ tunnel of Beaver Stadium, ending when they cross over the fifty-yard line. Proceeds from the event will help send more individuals to the Special Olympics Pennsylvania Summer Games. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Live Blue White Game Observations Penn State Football: Live Blue White Game Observations
23 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
A running blog of all observations and notes from the Blue White game [Read More]
Blue-White Game Brings Tailgates, Creamery Lines, and Paterno Cutouts Blue-White Game Brings Tailgates, Creamery Lines, and Paterno Cutouts
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
Blue-White Saturday, the day of Penn State's spring football scrimmage, is here. "We take our tailgate very seriously," Shapiro says. "We've been coming up for two or three games a year for some time now. If I'm going to drive a couple hours to town, I'm going to do my tailgate right." [Read More]
Penn State Football: Since You've Been Gone, Recapping Spring Practice Penn State Football: Since You've Been Gone, Recapping Spring Practice
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
There is a good chance that your life revolves around a good number of things unrelated to Penn State football. So here is a recap of everything you missed this spring [Read More]
Dropbox CEO to Penn State: Find Problems You Want to Solve Dropbox CEO to Penn State: Find Problems You Want to Solve
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
He describes the feeling of having a problem you can really enjoy solving like a dog chasing after a tennis ball: underneath the “totally ridiculous,” single-minded focus, there’s a real sense of happiness and joy. [Read More]
Adopt-A-Pet at Centre County PAWS Adopt-A-Pet at Centre County PAWS
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com Staff
Rover is all over it when it comes to acting like a good dog. This Border Collie already knows the commands for sit, down and shake -- and he's ready to learn more. He's a good-looking boy and is neutered, house broken and crate trained. [Read More]
Penn State Athlete Scores in Battle Against Kidney Disease
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Penn State Athlete Scores in Battle Against Kidney Disease
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Report
Penn State tennis player Michael Reilly was knocked out of action by kidney disease but he's battling back, on and off the court. As the Centre County Report found out, Reilly is now looking to score points in two different ways -- by helping his team and helping others who have kidney disease. [Read More]
Reddit Founder to Penn State: Dream Big, Fear Failure Reddit Founder to Penn State: Dream Big, Fear Failure
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“For many people, the fear of failure leads you not try to do anything,” Huffman says. “But the fear of failure can also cause you to be extra scrappy, and to accept no excuses for why you’re not going to fail. It can be a super powerful motivator.” [Read More]
Penn State Football: Five Players To Watch During The Blue White Game Penn State Football: Five Players To Watch During The Blue White Game
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Strong performances can often be disregarded and the outcome is rarely an indication of how Penn State will fare when the games really matter. Even so, there are still plenty of things to watch that could give you a glimpse into the future. [Read More]

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Sixth Annual Paterno Family Beaver Stadium Walk/Run On Sunday Sixth Annual Paterno Family Beaver Stadium Walk/Run On Sunday
22 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Alex Calderaro
The run/walk will begin at Curtin Road, with participants completing the race through the players’ tunnel of Beaver Stadium, ending when they cross over the fifty-yard line. Proceeds from the event will help send more individuals to the Special Olympics Pennsylvania Summer Games. [Read More]
Blue-White Game Brings Tailgates, Creamery Lines, and Paterno Cutouts Blue-White Game Brings Tailgates, Creamery Lines, and Paterno Cutouts
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
Blue-White Saturday, the day of Penn State's spring football scrimmage, is here. "We take our tailgate very seriously," Shapiro says. "We've been coming up for two or three games a year for some time now. If I'm going to drive a couple hours to town, I'm going to do my tailgate right." [Read More]
Dropbox CEO to Penn State: Find Problems You Want to Solve Dropbox CEO to Penn State: Find Problems You Want to Solve
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
He describes the feeling of having a problem you can really enjoy solving like a dog chasing after a tennis ball: underneath the “totally ridiculous,” single-minded focus, there’s a real sense of happiness and joy. [Read More]
Adopt-A-Pet at Centre County PAWS Adopt-A-Pet at Centre County PAWS
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com Staff
Rover is all over it when it comes to acting like a good dog. This Border Collie already knows the commands for sit, down and shake -- and he's ready to learn more. He's a good-looking boy and is neutered, house broken and crate trained. [Read More]
Penn State Athlete Scores in Battle Against Kidney Disease
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Penn State Athlete Scores in Battle Against Kidney Disease
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Report
Penn State tennis player Michael Reilly was knocked out of action by kidney disease but he's battling back, on and off the court. As the Centre County Report found out, Reilly is now looking to score points in two different ways -- by helping his team and helping others who have kidney disease. [Read More]
Reddit Founder to Penn State: Dream Big, Fear Failure Reddit Founder to Penn State: Dream Big, Fear Failure
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“For many people, the fear of failure leads you not try to do anything,” Huffman says. “But the fear of failure can also cause you to be extra scrappy, and to accept no excuses for why you’re not going to fail. It can be a super powerful motivator.” [Read More]
High School Students Cook Up Delicious Fundraiser for Food Bank High School Students Cook Up Delicious Fundraiser for Food Bank
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“I love cooking, so I’m game for anything new,” Mason says. “And I like helping people. So if I can donate some of my time to help the community, that’s always awesome.” “We’ve had to push ourselves hard to work to the best of our abilities,” Wedlake says. [Read More]
Fishermen Gear Up for Start of Trout Season Fishermen Gear Up for Start of Trout Season
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“Opening day has an atmosphere all its own,” says Paul Wagner, a manager with Appalachian Outdoors and an avid fly fisher. “You’ll see tons of people come out. It’s just elbow to elbow.” [Read More]
Autograph Session Brings Penn State Legends To Fight ALS, Support Tim Shaw Autograph Session Brings Penn State Legends To Fight ALS, Support Tim Shaw
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
"It is the greatest show of support that you can ask for, to have them show up and help to raise awareness and funding, which is what we need," Best Man Tim Foundation founder Paul Omekanda says of the eight autograph signers. [Read More]
Freeh Withdraws Request for Specific Judge Freeh Withdraws Request for Specific Judge
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
Last week, former FBI director Louis Freeh requested that Dauphin County Judge Todd Hoover preside over the lawsuit being brought by the former Penn State president in Centre County Court. However, Freeh has now withdrawn that request. [Read More]

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Penn State Football: Handing Out The Grades After The Blue White Game Penn State Football: Handing Out The Grades After The Blue White Game
8 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
The good looked good, the bad looked bad. Christian Hackenberg's interception was preventable, his 41-yard toss to Saeed Blacknall was a beauty. Spring scrimmages are tough to grade, but here are the marks after the Blue White game on Saturday. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Live Blue White Game Observations Penn State Football: Live Blue White Game Observations
23 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
A running blog of all observations and notes from the Blue White game [Read More]
Blue-White Game Brings Tailgates, Creamery Lines, and Paterno Cutouts Blue-White Game Brings Tailgates, Creamery Lines, and Paterno Cutouts
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
Blue-White Saturday, the day of Penn State's spring football scrimmage, is here. "We take our tailgate very seriously," Shapiro says. "We've been coming up for two or three games a year for some time now. If I'm going to drive a couple hours to town, I'm going to do my tailgate right." [Read More]
Penn State Football: Since You've Been Gone, Recapping Spring Practice Penn State Football: Since You've Been Gone, Recapping Spring Practice
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
There is a good chance that your life revolves around a good number of things unrelated to Penn State football. So here is a recap of everything you missed this spring [Read More]
Penn State Football: Five Players To Watch During The Blue White Game Penn State Football: Five Players To Watch During The Blue White Game
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Strong performances can often be disregarded and the outcome is rarely an indication of how Penn State will fare when the games really matter. Even so, there are still plenty of things to watch that could give you a glimpse into the future. [Read More]
The Blue-White Game Star a Year Later: Inside the Football Soul of Cole Chiappialle
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The Blue-White Game Star a Year Later: Inside the Football Soul of Cole Chiappialle
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
The passing of his mother, two TDs in the Blue-White Game, two knee surgeries, 16 carries vs. UMass, a transfer to Shippensburg. Cole Chiappialle: “The past year was a whirlwind... I had ups and downs, but it was definitely fun. It's something I’ll always remember. It’s how life goes.” [Read More]
Penn State Football: Take A Look At The Blue/White Game Rosters Penn State Football: Take A Look At The Blue/White Game Rosters
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
While there are plenty of players on both teams who are worth keeping an eye on, the Blue Team is made up of players who are expected to play a major role in Penn State's season in 2015. [Read More]
A More Confident, Communicative Christian Hackenberg Enters Spring Game A More Confident, Communicative Christian Hackenberg Enters Spring Game
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Jake Somerville
“I think this spring has just been my confidence in the entire scheme and getting the ball to guys and letting them go make plays rather than trying to make the play myself,” Hackenberg said. “I’m not a guy who’s going to go out and run around and extend the play with my legs necessarily f [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Big Weekend Ahead As Top Targets Head To Town Penn State Basketball: Big Weekend Ahead As Top Targets Head To Town
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State basketball is taking full advantage of the large crowds and great weather on Blue White weekend, hosting several of the program's biggest recruiting targets. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Lynch Ready To Leave His Mark On Running Game Penn State Football: Lynch Ready To Leave His Mark On Running Game
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"I've always tried to prepare myself for this role," said Lynch. "You've got to be the guy to go out there and make plays; run the ball, block, catch the ball out of the backfield. You have to go out there and make the plays to win the game." [Read More]

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Penn State Football: Handing Out The Grades After The Blue White Game Penn State Football: Handing Out The Grades After The Blue White Game
8 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
The good looked good, the bad looked bad. Christian Hackenberg's interception was preventable, his 41-yard toss to Saeed Blacknall was a beauty. Spring scrimmages are tough to grade, but here are the marks after the Blue White game on Saturday. [Read More]
Sixth Annual Paterno Family Beaver Stadium Walk/Run On Sunday Sixth Annual Paterno Family Beaver Stadium Walk/Run On Sunday
22 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Alex Calderaro
The run/walk will begin at Curtin Road, with participants completing the race through the players’ tunnel of Beaver Stadium, ending when they cross over the fifty-yard line. Proceeds from the event will help send more individuals to the Special Olympics Pennsylvania Summer Games. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Live Blue White Game Observations Penn State Football: Live Blue White Game Observations
23 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
A running blog of all observations and notes from the Blue White game [Read More]
Blue-White Game Brings Tailgates, Creamery Lines, and Paterno Cutouts Blue-White Game Brings Tailgates, Creamery Lines, and Paterno Cutouts
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
Blue-White Saturday, the day of Penn State's spring football scrimmage, is here. "We take our tailgate very seriously," Shapiro says. "We've been coming up for two or three games a year for some time now. If I'm going to drive a couple hours to town, I'm going to do my tailgate right." [Read More]
Penn State Football: Since You've Been Gone, Recapping Spring Practice Penn State Football: Since You've Been Gone, Recapping Spring Practice
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
There is a good chance that your life revolves around a good number of things unrelated to Penn State football. So here is a recap of everything you missed this spring [Read More]
Dropbox CEO to Penn State: Find Problems You Want to Solve Dropbox CEO to Penn State: Find Problems You Want to Solve
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
He describes the feeling of having a problem you can really enjoy solving like a dog chasing after a tennis ball: underneath the “totally ridiculous,” single-minded focus, there’s a real sense of happiness and joy. [Read More]
Penn State Athlete Scores in Battle Against Kidney Disease
Video
Penn State Athlete Scores in Battle Against Kidney Disease
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Report
Penn State tennis player Michael Reilly was knocked out of action by kidney disease but he's battling back, on and off the court. As the Centre County Report found out, Reilly is now looking to score points in two different ways -- by helping his team and helping others who have kidney disease. [Read More]
Reddit Founder to Penn State: Dream Big, Fear Failure Reddit Founder to Penn State: Dream Big, Fear Failure
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“For many people, the fear of failure leads you not try to do anything,” Huffman says. “But the fear of failure can also cause you to be extra scrappy, and to accept no excuses for why you’re not going to fail. It can be a super powerful motivator.” [Read More]
Penn State Football: Five Players To Watch During The Blue White Game Penn State Football: Five Players To Watch During The Blue White Game
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Strong performances can often be disregarded and the outcome is rarely an indication of how Penn State will fare when the games really matter. Even so, there are still plenty of things to watch that could give you a glimpse into the future. [Read More]
Thornburgh Calls on Penn State to Release Freeh Report Documents Thornburgh Calls on Penn State to Release Freeh Report Documents
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Steve Bauer
Thornburgh's letter says the emails exposed an "embarrassing and indefensible decision-making process," adding that "Penn State has the answers, and its failure to disclose them only underscores the importance of learning what really happened." [Read More]
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Ben Jones

Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Spring Game Was Every Spring Game

Fans will leave Saturday undoubtedly with a mixed taste in their mouths. Penn State did not look overly impressive, but then again it didn't really attempt to impress.

Mike Poorman

The Blue-White Game Star a Year Later: Inside the Football Soul of Cole Chiappialle

The passing of his mother, two TDs in the Blue-White Game, two knee surgeries, 16 carries vs. UMass, a transfer to Shippensburg. Cole Chiappialle: “The past year was a whirlwind... I had ups and downs, but it was definitely fun. It's something I’ll always remember. It’s how life goes.”

What's a Matzo?Russell Frank

"Uh, you know how I just asked you about Jewish crackers?" I muttered. "Jews don't celebrate Easter." I doubt the kid heard me. Just as well. I didn't want to give him a hard time. He probably was on customer-friendly autopilot when he wished me a happy Easter.

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