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Penn State's Five Biggest Fireworks Of 2016-17

by on July 04, 2017 1:50 PM

Penn State athletics had itself quite the year this past span of seasons with big wins and big moments all across different fields and rinks both on the road and at home.

With the Fourth of July here and the fireworks only just a few hours away, here are the five biggest explosive plays from Penn State's past year with plenty of others waiting just missing the cut.

These are in no particular order, but all are worth a second viewing.

Lamar Stevens Dunks On Caleb Swanigan.

Penn State would go on to lose this game, but Lamar Steven's dunk early in the second half, and plenty of other dunks during the season, was a reminder of how talented the Nittany Lions' freshman class truly is.

Liam Folkes Wins The Big Ten Tournament 

It was a tournament Penn State fans won't soon forget and Folkes' winner in double overtime, the second double overtime game in as many nights, capped off the historic run.

Saquon Barkley Runs Past Minnesota

It would be easy to pick Barkley's run against USC in the Rose Bowl, and frankly that play was a better overall run, but Penn State doesn't get to the Rose Bowl without this win, and Penn State doesn't win it without Barkley.

Penn State Lacrosse Beats Ohio State:

Soon to be ranked No.1 in the nation and on one of the best winning streaks in program history this night was full of big moments for the Nittany Lions. A record crowd watched Penn State beat the national runners-up and saw back-and-forth game all night long.

Penn State Wrestling Wins National Title:

A short bench, an injury and a tough road to the title, Penn State took on the nation and won every single time. Five national titles, and a team title. There isn't just one moment, but Bo Nickal hanging on to beat Gabe Dean is as good as any.


Ben Jones covers Penn State football and basketball for He's on Twitter as @Ben_Jones88.
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