Category: Penn State

Game 192 – #19 Penn State @ #16 Wisconsin

We all knew the day was coming, but no one could have predicted in this way. Since 1950, Joe Paterno has been a fixture on the Penn State sidelines, and upon entering his 62nd season on the coaching staff, everyone knew that this octogenarian’s days as head coach were growing slim. However, most images of […]

Thursday November 24th, 2011 in Big Ten, Penn State, Wisconsin | No Comments »

Game 189: #21 Penn State @ Northwestern

Our inaugural College Football Tour Northwestern tailgate took place with Joe Paterno’s Nittany Lions charging into Evanston. A variety of Big Ten fans were represented as we set up a few blocks from Ryan Field to experience a perfect autumn afternoon tailgate. After a few footballs and bean bags were tossed, dusk began to take […]

Saturday October 22nd, 2011 in Big Ten, Northwestern, Penn State | No Comments »

Game 163: Penn State @ Northwestern

Halloween.  Tricks.  Treats.  The night was set for a major Big Ten matchup.  Northwestern was hyping this game up calling it Purplepalooza and calling on all Wildcats fans to purple it up.  Purple ponchos placed at every seat ensured this, as well.  But, a ghostly white would be the most frightening color on the field […]

Saturday October 31st, 2009 in Big Ten, Northwestern, Penn State | No Comments »

Game 150: #6 Penn State @ # 24 Wisconsin

A week after the Badger band was suspended from playing at Camp Randall Stadium, the fire and excitement returned as “On Wisconsin” blasted proudly while the Badgers entered the stadium. For this prime time contest with white towels waving, fans foaming at the mouth, and the band high stepping again, that fire would be put […]

Saturday October 11th, 2008 in Big Ten, Penn State, Wisconsin | No Comments »


Friendliness comes to mind when mentioning Penn State and Beaver Stadium. Happy Valley is not only a joyous place for the home team, but fans wearing the opposing colors are greeted with welcoming arms, as well. Perhaps it’s because Nittany Lion fans know that wherever these fans came from, they must have traveled a tremendous […]

Saturday October 13th, 2007 in ALL VISITED STADIUMS, Big Ten, Big Ten, Penn State | No Comments »

Game 137: #19 Wisconsin @ Penn State

The wheels have come off the Bucky Wagon and Penn State holds the lug nuts. On homecoming weekend in Happy Valley, the Badgers played like they ate too much Peachy Paterno ice cream over at the Berkey Creamery. From the first play, it became clear to those wearing red that this Saturday would be a […]

Saturday October 13th, 2007 in Big Ten, Penn State, Wisconsin | No Comments »

Game 107: Penn State @ Northwestern

Usually, when legendary head coach Joe Paterno brings his Nittany Lions to a stadium, tickets are sold out weeks in advance. Add a Big Ten opener to the mix and you may as well set up camp on the couch. But, not unless it’s Penn State at Northwestern. Ryan Field has to be the only […]

Saturday September 24th, 2005 in Big Ten, Northwestern, Penn State | No Comments »

Game 79: #20 Penn State @ #19 Wisconsin

As of September 21st, the Badgers had matched their win total from last year. Such a statistic as this only inflates expectations. This undefeated Wisconsin squad trekked along a rocky path to get to this point – more like boulders falling from above. Slim margins of victory over feeble opponents caused hearts to palpitate in […]

Saturday October 5th, 2002 in Big Ten, Penn State, Wisconsin | No Comments »

Game 71: Penn State @ #22 Northwestern

Since the season’s inception, Penn State’s headman and college coaching legend, Joe Paterno, needed one victory to tie the record with Paul “Bear” Bryant for the most wins ever recorded by a Division One head coach. As November loomed a short distance away, Paterno still had not managed to dent the win column. His 0-4 […]

Saturday October 20th, 2001 in Big Ten, Northwestern, Penn State | No Comments »

Game 44: #16 Penn State @ #13 Wisconsin

The Badgers skidded last week and found their pants around their ankles. The bully? Michigan. Wisconsin fell from the ranks of the undefeated and now needed assistance to be Rose Bowl bound. Everyone knew what had to happen: Ohio State had to defeat Michigan and the Badgers had to take care of business at home […]

Saturday November 21st, 1998 in Big Ten, Penn State, Wisconsin | No Comments »