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Penn State Football: Ficken Adds Another Kick To Catalog Of Successes And Failures

Penn State Football: Ficken Adds Another Kick To Catalog Of Successes And Failures

- Ben Jones

"To come out here and to be able to help the team. When you’re presented an opportunity as a kicker, you have to seize that moment," Ficken said. "Obviously I couldn’t be happier for the guys. It was a hell of a game."


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State High Marching Band Performs in Grange Fair Parade
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Penn State Fans Pack The Streets Of Dublin For Pep Rally
Video
Penn State Fans Pack The Streets Of Dublin For Pep Rally
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
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DUBLIN, IRELAND -- "Players here are amateurs," JJ my tour guide said. "You play for the county that you were born in, so some athletes play their entire lives trying to make it to the semi-finals or finals here at Croke Park." [Read More]
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2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
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Penn State Players Try Hurling And Gaelic Football With Mixed Results
Video
Penn State Players Try Hurling And Gaelic Football With Mixed Results
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
After a sunny Thursday practice Penn State got a training session from a local Gaelic Athletic Association club on the rules of the sports of hurling and Gaelic Football. [Read More]
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Column
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2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
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3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
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Some Openers “Pretty Cool” & Others Not So Much for Franklin, Penn State Football

In two season-openers as East Stroudsburg's quarterback, James Franklin had 524 passing yards, five TD passes and two victories. Since then -- and including Saturday in Dublin -- the first game has often been a bit more challenging for Penn State's new head coach.

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Situation Normal: Death, Assaults, VandalismRussell Frank

If anything, the NCAA's broad-brush punishment of the entire football program has caused fans to dig in their heels: The team needs to be supported and celebrated more than ever. And what's a celebration without copious amounts of alcohol?

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