KSN Podcast: Penn State-Boston College Pinstripe Bowl review

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December 30, 2014

Penn State wrapped up its 2014 season in dramatic fashion with a 31-30 victory over Boston College in the Pinstripe Bowl. The Nittany Lions capitalized on a Golden Eagles missed extra point in the first overtime period, when Christian Hackenberg connected with tight end Kyle Carter for the game-winning score. After nailing the tying field goal, Sam Ficken drilled the extra point to deliver a walk-off win. The victory delivered…

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KSN Podcast: Critiquing a 4-team College Football Playoff from the fan’s perspective

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December 24, 2014

College football is rolling toward its first four-team playoff with Alabama, Oregon, Florida State and Ohio State all vying for a national championship. The final pairing will be determined after No. 1 Alabama and No. 4 Ohio State clash in the Sugar Bowl and No. 2 Oregon and No. 3 Florida State square off in the Rose Bowl, both on New Year’s Day. The future is uncertain for a four-team…

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KSN Podcast: Penn State-Maryland football review: Are Nittany Lions’ bowl hopes slipping away?

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November 4, 2014

If Penn State didn’t recognize Maryland as a rivalry game before Saturday, it might now. The Terrapins invaded Beaver Stadium, refused to shake hands during the pregame coin toss and escaped with a 20-19 win. The Nittany Lions (4-4, 1-4 Big Ten) dropped their fourth straight contest and turned up the pressure on their postseason bowl hopes. Maryland pushed the rivalry narrative hard, and coach Randy Edsall said it was…

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KSN Podcast: Penn State-Maryland preview: Are the Nittany Lions in danger after emotional OSU game?

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October 30, 2014

Penn State made a frantic comeback bid in an eventual 31-24, double-overtime loss to No. 13 Ohio State last Saturday, igniting a “White Out” crowd and playing arguably its best game of the season. The Nittany Lions’ defense pitched a second-half shutout while the offense scratched and clawed for 10 points to tie the game in the fourth quarter. The game was charged with emotion and, of course, featured two…

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KSN Podcast: Penn State-Ohio State review: A tale of three games and, of course, horrible officiating

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October 30, 2014

Penn State’s upset bid fell short in a 31-24 double-overtime loss to No. 13 Ohio State in a game that was marked by two officiating blunders and a dominant second-half performance by the Nittany Lions defense. But coach James Franklin said there were no “moral victories” to be had, instead chalking up the narrow loss as simply Penn State’s third straight defeat. The primetime game in front of a capacity…

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KSN Podcast: Penn State recruiting updates, impact of Ohio State and Maryland games

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October 28, 2014

Penn State got a jolt of energy to its recruiting efforts last weekend when the Nittany Lions put on a good show in front of a White Out crowd at Beaver Stadium. While Penn State lost to No. 13 Ohio State, 31-24, in two overtimes, coach James Franklin showcased an elite defense and raucous home environment to over 100 blue-chip high school recruits on the sideline. Among them were four-star…

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