Looking back on a 2021 regular season that began with so much promise for the Penn State Nittany Lions – a 5-0 start with big wins over Wisconsin and Auburn and a No. 4 national ranking — and proceeded to go careening off the rails to a disappointing 7-5 conclusion.
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Entering its sixth season, The Obligatory PSU Pregame Show presented by The Happy Valley Adventure Bureau is a TV “tailgate” full of the fun, camaraderie, and passion – from joy to heartbreak and back again – that make Penn State football the healthy obsession of students, alumni, and fans. For every loyal Nittany Lion who can’t be there in person, it’s the next best thing: A weekly dose of Happy Valley to kick off the football weekend. The show’s lovable cast of loyal Penn Staters features former Penn State and NFL defensive tackle Brandon Noble, beloved campus icon Mike the Mailman, former Onward State managing editor Kevin Horne, and five-time Sam’s Club member Chris Buchignani.
Filmed from some of the most iconic college bars and recognizable locations in Happy Valley, each weekly episode features not just lively commentary on the games, but also tourism features, town and campus interest stories, visits to sites on the Central PA Tasting Trail, and some sports wagering tips from Mike the Mailman. Our show thrives because it is different. It is engaging because it allows viewers to enjoy a spontaneous, frivolous, and contagious peek into a world that feels an awful lot like four guys simply enjoying themselves while talking college football. The on-field exploits of the Nittany Lions are the focus, but the chemistry between the show’s hosts and the raw honesty stemming from their genuine love of school, team, and place are what distinguish Obligatory from the usual cookie cutter fare.
Penn State football fans can find The Obligatory PSU Pregame Show each week through our key cable affiliate partners:
- Next Level Sports (6pm Friday / 9am Saturday) – Channel Finder | Streaming
- AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh (3pm Friday / 9am Saturday) – Channel Finder | Streaming
- NBC Sports Philadelphia PLUS (9pm Friday / 6am Saturday) – Channel Finder | Streaming
- NESN National (8:30pm Friday; 8pm Friday NESN PLUS) – Channel Finder | Streaming
- MASN Sports (7AM & 11AM Saturday) – Channel Finder | Streaming
Can’t get enough? Enjoy weekly nonsense with occasional insights about Penn State, life in Happy Valley, and more on The Obligatory PSU Podcast — A Penn State podcast about Penn State (sort of). Trust us, you could definitely do worse.
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