ROB COOPER INTERVIEW, SPORTS TALK WITH STEVE JONES

ROB COOPER INTERVIEW, SPORTS TALK WITH STEVE JONES

This team has completely bought in, says Penn State baseball head coach Rob Cooper. Cooper tells Steve Jones why the team is poised to make its first Big Ten tournament since 2012, what makes catcher Matt Wood so special, and recaps the special win over Pitt at PNC Park.

NATE STUPAR INTERVIEW, SPORTS TALK WITH STEVE JONES

NATE STUPAR INTERVIEW, SPORTS TALK WITH STEVE JONES

“I almost transferred.” After a life-changing decision to remain at Penn State, Nate Stupar had the best season of his college career before carving out eight years in the NFL. Hear untold stories from Stupar about his time in Happy Valley.

BOB GROVE INTERVIEW, SPORTS TALK WITH STEVE JONES

BOB GROVE INTERVIEW, SPORTS TALK WITH STEVE JONES

Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang are NOT coming back to Pittsburgh next season? Bob Grove sees it happening. Find out why Penguins fans could experience heartbreak this summer from Jones and Grove.

CARTER WILLIAMS INTERVIEW, PA PREP SPORTS BREAKDOWN

CARTER WILLIAMS INTERVIEW, PA PREP SPORTS BREAKDOWN

Junior captain Carter Williams, a member of the State College varsity boys lacrosse team, tells listeners what has stood out to him this season and why the Little Lions are one of the best in the Mid-Penn conference. Tune in for PA Prep Sports Breakdown every Wednesday from 5-6 p.m. on ESPN Radio 103.7 &…

IKE TAYLOR INTERVIEW | SPORTS TALK WITH STEVE JONES

IKE TAYLOR INTERVIEW | SPORTS TALK WITH STEVE JONES

Two-time Super Bowl champion, former Steelers cornerback, and Bleav Network host Ike Taylor talks to Steve about the differences in playing defense now versus his time, how to play at a high level as a defensive back, and the success of the Steelers’ latest draft.

BUILDING A NEW FOUNDATION, INTERVIEW WITH PENNS VALLEY’S RICH SWEITZER

BUILDING A NEW FOUNDATION, INTERVIEW WITH PENNS VALLEY’S RICH SWEITZER

First year Penns Valley baseball head coach Rich Sweitzer joined PA Prep Sports Breakdown, our Pennsylvania high school sports talk show, to discuss his vision for the program and what needs to be accomplished from the bottom to the top in order to reach success. Tune in for PA Prep Sports Breakdown every Wednesday at…

LIFE AFTER FOOTBALL, INTERVIEW WITH AENEAS HAWKINS

LIFE AFTER FOOTBALL, INTERVIEW WITH AENEAS HAWKINS

Former Penn State defensive lineman Aeneas Hawkins stopped by the studio for Monday, April 18’s edition of Blue N White Breakdown on ESPN Radio 103.7 and 1450. Hear from Hawkins about his decision to medically retire from college football, his role at the Limitless NIL agency, and what to expect from the Penn State football…

STATE HIGH LACROSSE SEASON PREVIEW, INTERVIEW WITH TYLER KALUZA

STATE HIGH LACROSSE SEASON PREVIEW, INTERVIEW WITH TYLER KALUZA

Since State College boys lacrosse head coach Tyler Kaluza took over for the team ahead of the 2021 season, the program has seen a stronger foundation built to improve itself. Hear directly from Kaluza on why this team is poised to compete with the best opponents in Pennsylvania and what they intend to accomplish in…

NEWEST MEMBER OF PENN STATE WRESTLING, INTERVIEW WITH WILL BETANCOURT

NEWEST MEMBER OF PENN STATE WRESTLING, INTERVIEW WITH WILL BETANCOURT

Penn State wrestling secured an important commitment from the transfer portal, Will Betancourt. The grappler, who originally hails from Manheim Central, returns to Pennsylvania after a brief stint with Ohio State and its wrestling program. While finding some success at 133 pounds, Betancourt intends to cut back down to 125 and compete for a starting…

STATE COLLEGE GIRLS BASKETBALL SHOWING STEADY IMPROVEMENT, INTERVIEW WITH COACH ALLI MOCK

STATE COLLEGE GIRLS BASKETBALL SHOWING STEADY IMPROVEMENT, INTERVIEW WITH COACH ALLI MOCK

Despite a tough 2020-21 season, the State College girls basketball team used it as a learning experience to build a stronger foundation going into the current campaign. While there are still growing pains, the Little Lady Lions are finding ways to win and be competitive with some of the best competition in the Mid-Penn Commonwealth.…

BELLEFONTE SWIMMING IS READY TO REPEAT, INTERVIEW WITH HEAD COACH TONY EDMONDSON

BELLEFONTE SWIMMING IS READY TO REPEAT, INTERVIEW WITH HEAD COACH TONY EDMONDSON

Bellefonte varsity swimming is off to a fast start in the 2021-22 season. The Raiders are looking to capitalize on the postseason success from last season’s District 6 championships. Hear from head coach Tony Edmondson about how the team is gaining momentum through a tough schedule, and what obstacles they have had to overcome to…

STATE HIGH COACH MATT LINTAL REFLECTS ON 2021 SEASON

STATE HIGH COACH MATT LINTAL REFLECTS ON 2021 SEASON

The State College football team was in an abyss through eight games. They were sitting at (3-5) overall, and everyone had written them off as a serious contender. The Little Lions took that sentiment personally and played their hearts out to a PIAA state semifinals appearance. While the season ended in the final four, State…

STATE COLLEGE-DELAWARE VALLEY PREVIEW, INTERVIEW WITH MATT LINTAL

STATE COLLEGE-DELAWARE VALLEY PREVIEW, INTERVIEW WITH MATT LINTAL

State College advances to the PIAA state playoffs, following its district championship win over Williamsport, 17-14. The Little Lions play the Warriors of Delaware Valley, Friday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. at Hazleton Area High School. ESPN Radio 103.7 will have coverage starting at 6:45 p.m. Find out from head coach Matt Lintal why he…

STATE HIGH FOOTBALL WINS DISTRICT TITLE, FACES DELAWARE VALLEY IN PIAA PLAYOFFS

STATE HIGH FOOTBALL WINS DISTRICT TITLE, FACES DELAWARE VALLEY IN PIAA PLAYOFFS

State College High School football defeated Williamsport, 17-14, to capture the District 6, 6A championship on Friday, Nov. 12 at Central Mountain. The Little Lions move on to the PIAA State playoffs, as a result. They will face the Delaware Valley Warriors at Hazleton HS as the neutral site, this Friday, Nov. 19. State College’s…

STATE HIGH FOOTBALL REGULAR SEASON REVIEW, INTERVIEW WITH MATT LINTAL

STATE HIGH FOOTBALL REGULAR SEASON REVIEW, INTERVIEW WITH MATT LINTAL

State High football finished the 2021 regular season on the best note possible: win on Senior Night versus Altoona and secure a bye into the District 6, 6A championship game. The Little Lions are ready to roll Nov. 12 when the winner of Altoona and Williamsport is decided this Friday, Nov. 5. Zach Seyko sat…

ALTOONA FOOTBALL PREVIEW, INTERVIEW WITH COACH MATT LINTAL

ALTOONA FOOTBALL PREVIEW, INTERVIEW WITH COACH MATT LINTAL

State College welcomes Altoona to Memorial Field for its annual Senior Night. This game has playoff implications, as a win could allot State High a bye and the top seed in the District 6, 6A playoffs. Find out from Little Lions head coach Matt Lintal on the takeaways from their most recent game with Harrisburg,…

SPORTS HEADLINES

SPORTS HEADLINES

The Penn State men’s soccer team once again showed its persistence and grit to never give up, scoring three unanswered goals after trailing by two early to top No. 7 Maryland, 3-2, in overtime Tuesday evening at Jeffrey Field. The State College boys golf team won the PIAA Class 3A title on Monday at Heritage…

SPORTS HEADLINES

SPORTS HEADLINES

The Penn State Nittany Lions take on No. 5/5 Ohio State this Saturday night in Ohio Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. on ABC. Monday Night Football – The Saints defeated the Seahawks,13-10. The Fall Classic will get underway tonight – as Game One of the World Series between the Braves and Astros takes…

SPORTS HEADLINES

SPORTS HEADLINES

Penn State football dropped 13 spots to #20 in the new AP Top 25 poll following the Nittany Lions’ ugly, 20-18 loss to Illinois in nine overtimes on Saturday. NFL – The Eagles lost. The Steelers enjoyed a BYE week. NBA – The 76ers won.

SPORTS HEADLINES

SPORTS HEADLINES

It’s Homecoming weekend at Penn State, and that means parking and traffic changes will be in place on campus and in State College for the annual parade on Friday and Saturday’s noon game against Illinois at Beaver Stadium. Senior Oskar Autio (Espoo, Finland) secured his fourth career shutout as Penn State defeated Niagara 4-0 in non-conference action…

Sports Headlines

Sports Headlines

The Penn State men’s ice hockey team welcomes the Niagara Purple Eagles to Pegula Ice Arena to kickoff Homecoming Weekend with a pair of 7 p.m. contests on Thursday and Friday evening. The No. 24 Penn State women’s soccer team travels to Michigan for its next Big Ten match. The Nittany Lions and Wolverines will…

CUMBERLAND VALLEY FOOTBALL PREVIEW, INTERVIEW WITH COACH LINTAL

CUMBERLAND VALLEY FOOTBALL PREVIEW, INTERVIEW WITH COACH LINTAL

State College football and head coach Matt Lintal are looking to rebound from back-to-back losses. Hear from Lintal why the Little Lions are still in good position to compete among the best in the Mid Penn Commonwealth, and how the team will challenge Cumberland Valley on Friday, Oct. 8.

BRADY BENDIK COMMITS TO NAVY, EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

BRADY BENDIK COMMITS TO NAVY, EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

State College’s own Brady Bendik recently announced his commitment to the United States Naval Academy to further both his academic and athletic careers. Bendik will join the baseball team as a pitcher when he steps on campus. Hear from Bendik about his decision to serve his country, plus what kind of preparation was needed to…

CENTRAL DAUPHIN PREVIEW, INTERVIEW WITH COACH LINTAL

CENTRAL DAUPHIN PREVIEW, INTERVIEW WITH COACH LINTAL

State College football head coach Matt Lintal joins ESPN Radio to discuss the latest with his team and how they will approach their homecoming matchup with Central Dauphin on Friday, October 1.

BLACK N GOLD BREAKDOWN – OVERTIME (S1E4)

BLACK N GOLD BREAKDOWN – OVERTIME (S1E4)

The guys are BACK! The gang of Kryder, Tank, and Mike McMahon try to reel it all in after the Steelers’ loss to the Raiders and how the team can right its wrongs for the remainder of the season. Is it time to panic?

STATE COLLEGE FOOTBALL VS. CHAMBERSBURG PREVIEW & INTERVIEW WITH MATT LINTAL

STATE COLLEGE FOOTBALL VS. CHAMBERSBURG PREVIEW & INTERVIEW WITH MATT LINTAL

State College got back to its winning ways with a win over Hollidaysburg, 34-20. This Friday, Sept. 17, the Little Lions open up Mid-Penn Commonwealth play against the Chambersburg Trojans. Head coach Matt Lintal helps ESPN Radio recap the game against the Golden Tigers and what to expect from the matchup with the Trojans.

BLACK N GOLD BREAKDOWN – OVERTIME (S1E3)

BLACK N GOLD BREAKDOWN – OVERTIME (S1E3)

Black N Gold Breakdown releases its latest edition of the Overtime podcast to talk about the Steelers and Bills with special guests Randy “Tank” Tantlinger and former NFL quarterback Mike McMahon.

STATE HIGH VS. DOWNTINGTOWN EAST PREVIEW / INTERVIEW WITH MATT LINTAL

STATE HIGH VS. DOWNTINGTOWN EAST PREVIEW / INTERVIEW WITH MATT LINTAL

State College football head coach Matt Lintal was rewarded by the Little Lions with a week one victory over Mifflin County, 51-6. Lintal called into the studio to discuss his thoughts on winning the Seven Mountains rivalry for another consecutive year and preview the upcoming match between SC and Downingtown East on Friday, Sept. 3.

STATE HIGH FOOTBALL VS. MIFFLIN COUNTY PREVIEW, INTERVIEW WITH MATT LINTAL

STATE HIGH FOOTBALL VS. MIFFLIN COUNTY PREVIEW, INTERVIEW WITH MATT LINTAL

State College High School football head coach Matt Lintal called in to help us preview the Little Lions’ upcoming game with Mifflin County on Friday evening. Find out what Lintal is most excited for this season and what their approach will be for their matchup with the Huskies.

BLACK N GOLD BREAKDOWN – OVERTIME S1E2

BLACK N GOLD BREAKDOWN – OVERTIME S1E2

Kryder talks to the guys from Steelers Chalk Talk, Tank and Mike, about the Steelers win over the Lions, the addition of Joe Schobert, and Mike Tomlin’s success as a head coach. Part one:   Part two:

STATE HIGH FOOTBALL’S OFFSEASON, INTERVIEW WITH MATT LINTAL

STATE HIGH FOOTBALL’S OFFSEASON, INTERVIEW WITH MATT LINTAL

State College football head coach Matt Lintal discusses his team’s 2020 season, Summer practices, and what the outlook is for the upcoming campaign. Find out which players will be major contributors to the program this Fall, and what were the biggest takeaways from last year.

STEELERS SOAR PAST EAGLES, ACQUIRE PRO BOWLER FROM JAGUARS

STEELERS SOAR PAST EAGLES, ACQUIRE PRO BOWLER FROM JAGUARS

The Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Philadelphia Eagles Thursday night in their second NFL Preseason game, 24-16. Wide receiver Quez Watkins helped put the Birds up early with a 79-yard catch and run touchdown in the first half. But the Steelers would not go down easily, despite a 13-0 deficit. The Black and Gold turned it…

COMING NEXT WEEK: BLUE N WHITE BREAKDOWN

COMING NEXT WEEK: BLUE N WHITE BREAKDOWN

State College’s ESPN Radio is excited to announce a new addition to our local talk show line up: Blue N White Breakdown. Tune in every Monday from 5-6 p.m. with hosts Matt Bortner and Zach Seyko, as they discuss everything related to Penn State sports. The first episode airs on August 16. They will take…

Black n Gold Breakdown: Overtime S1 E1

Black n Gold Breakdown: Overtime S1 E1

Part One:   Part Two:   Black n Gold Breakdown: Overtime S1 E1 features Kryder and the guys from Steelers Chalk Talk, Tank and Mike McMahon. The group discusses the Steelers at training camp, the Hall of Fame game versus the Cowboys, TJ Watt, the quarterbacks named Ben Roethlisberger, and much more. Stay tuned for…

David Taylor wins gold at Tokyo Olympics

David Taylor wins gold at Tokyo Olympics

Penn State wrestling’s David Taylor extended his winning streak on the mat to 52 in an emphatic way. Taylor claimed the gold medal at 86 kg in the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday in comeback fashion. Taylor, also known as the ‘Magic Man’, was down 3-2 at the hands of Hassan Yazdani from Iran, who was…

Olympic Update

Olympic Update

U.S. Women Have Won Twice as Many Medals as the Men The U.S. picked up more medals in track-and-field yesterday, including a gold from Ryan Crouser and silver from Joe Kovacs in shot put. Nevin Harrison also picked up a gold in the women’s 200-meter canoe sprint. Our female athletes have been crushing it this year.  Last we checked, they’d…

Breaking: Steelers sign former three-time Pro Bowl pass rusher

Breaking: Steelers sign former three-time Pro Bowl pass rusher

  The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed free agent pass rusher Melvin Ingram to a one-year deal. An agreement was reached between the two sides within 24 hours of just meeting to negotiate. Ingram made three Pro Bowl appearances with his previous team, the Los Angeles Chargers. He reached a career-high with 10.5 sacks in 2017, and…

Oosthuizen Leads Pack At Shooter-Friendly Day At Open Championship

Oosthuizen Leads Pack At Shooter-Friendly Day At Open Championship

(Sandwich, England)  —  Louis Oosthuizen is firing his way into an early lead at the Open Championship at Royal Saint George’s Golf Club in England.  The 2010 winner of the Claret Jug has a one-stroke lead ahead of Jordan Spieth and Brian Harman.  Webb Simpson and Stewart Cink lead a group at four-under.  Defending champion…

Penn State adds New OC, Third in Three Years

Penn State adds New OC, Third in Three Years

By: Thomas Frank Carr Reporter   Penn State athletics announced today that James Franklin has made the decision to move on from first-year offensive coordinator Kirk Ciarrocca and has hired former Texas offensive coordinator and quarterback coach Mike Yurchich. Yurchich has spent 15 seasons as an offensive coordinator and has averaged nearly 6.5 yards per play…

Penn State Football Returning to Play Oct. 23-24th

Penn State Football Returning to Play Oct. 23-24th

By: Thomas Frank Carr After over a month of back-and-forth, the Big 10 announced their return to play program this morning. While games will return to Happy Valley, fans will not be in attendance according to ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg, at least to begin with. Not expecting fans at Big Ten games this fall, and do…

Penn State Pauses After Rise In COVID Cases

Penn State Pauses After Rise In COVID Cases

By: Thomas Frank Carr   Penn State athletics has paused today after a significant rise in COVID-19 cases this week. The University releases their weekly testing results ever Wednesday and this time around, there were nearly 50 cases. “For the period of August 31-September 4, Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics conducted 920 COVID-19 tests of students with…

Big 10 Postpones Fall Sports Until Spring

Big 10 Postpones Fall Sports Until Spring

By: Thomas Frank Carr Beat Writer   After conflicting reports for the past two days, the Big 10 made it official just before 3 pm today that they were pulling the plug on fall sports, including football. Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports, who had been covering the situation broke the news Tuesday afternoon. Sources: Big…

Penn State AD: No Fans in Stands for Fall Sports

Penn State AD: No Fans in Stands for Fall Sports

By: Thomas Frank Carr Beat Writer, ESPN Radio 103.7 and 1450   Penn State Athletic Director Sandy Barbour wrote an open letter to fans Thursday morning that was posted on the University Athletic’s Website gopsusports.com. In it, Barbour announced that Penn State will not be hosting fans for any fall games in 2020. Here is…

Big 10 Schedule Released

Big 10 Schedule Released

The Big 10 announced their schedule this morning on the Big 10 Network. Here is Penn State’s part of the 2020 schedule, which will start on September 5th.   Sept. 5: Northwestern Sept. 12: @ Indiana Sept. 19: @ Michigan Sept. 26: Michigan State Oct. 3: @ Rutgers Oct. 10: Bye Week Oct. 17: Maryland…

Big 10 to Release 2020 Schedule Wednesday Morning

Big 10 to Release 2020 Schedule Wednesday Morning

Below is a press release from the Big 10 this morning in regards to the updated 2020 Schedule.     Today at 8:30 a.m. ET, BTN will provide live coverage of the soon-to-be-released 2020 Big Ten Football Schedule. BTN Live will begin live at 8:30 a.m. ET in advance of the 8:45 a.m. ET schedule release by the Big Ten Conference.…

Mid-Penn Conference Pushes Start Date to September

Mid-Penn Conference Pushes Start Date to September

The Mid-Penn Conference announced yesterday that they have pushed the start date back for fall sports by a month due to schools in the conference starting at later times. The earliest start date for practice of fall sports is now September 4th.   Here is their full announcement on Twitter from yesterday.   In response…

A Letter from Penn State AD Sandy Barbour

A Letter from Penn State AD Sandy Barbour

Below is a message from Penn State Athletic Director Sandy Barbour on the Big 10’s decision to go to conference-only games this fall.   We find ourselves in extremely challenging times, with uncertainty and difficult decisions facing us at perhaps each turn. Today, the Big Ten Conference announced a move to conference-only schedules in all…

Patrick Mahomes Agrees to Massive Contract

Patrick Mahomes Agrees to Massive Contract

To say the Kansas City Chiefs made it a priority to lock down quarterback PATRICK MAHOMES would be a HUGE understatement.     They just signed him to a massive contract extension that’ll pay him at least $450 million over the next 10 years . . . and potentially more than HALF A BILLION DOLLARS.     The…

Buffalo Wing Ice Cream??

Buffalo Wing Ice Cream??

The Lake Effect Ice Cream shop in Buffalo, New York just launched a new flavor this week . . . BUFFALO WING, made with Frank’s RedHot Sauce and, apparently, you can really taste that flavor. Wold you try it? So far, reactions are mixed.  On Lake Effect’s Facebook page, there are a lot of people saying…

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Five Things We’re Buying Memorial Day Weekend

Gas.  Americans spent an average of $48 on gas during last year’s Memorial Day weekend, which is an increase from $41 in 2017. Hotels.  We spent 37% more on hotels for Memorial Day last year than the average day in 2018. Tourist attractions.  We spent 101% more at amusement parks for Memorial Day weekend last…

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YOU are the IT Problem

  A new survey found 62% of IT workers think YOU are your #1 security threat . . . because you probably do things like use weak passwords, and open dangerous emails.  Here are four more common mistakes you might be making . . . You’re not protecting your phone’s lock screen.  The worst thing you can…

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Five Things To Look Forward To In April

It’s April 1st!  Despite waking up with snow on the ground, here are five things to look forward to this month! Lots of big sporting events.  The Final Four is this Saturday, and the Championship Game is next Monday.  Also, the NHL playoffs start April 9th . . . The Masters starts April 11th . . . and the NBA playoffs get started on April…

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Plants Don’t Clean the Air in Your House

Have you filled your home with plants to clean the air and protect your lungs?  If so, I hope you like the way they look . . . A new article from the magazine “The Atlantic” says the idea that houseplants purify the air is basically just a MYTH. They talked to a few different experts who…

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Lady Lions Free Ticket Window Winner

Congratulations to Mikala Jordan of Beech Creek, who won a pair of tickets to the senior day game for Lady Lion’s basketball this weekend. The Lady Lions taken on Nebraska Saturday at 3 pm and Mikala will be going (with a friend)! Thank you to everyone who played and keep coming back to the Free…

STSJ- Exclusive Patrick Chambers Interview Post Michigan Upset

STSJ- Exclusive Patrick Chambers Interview Post Michigan Upset

Penn State Men’s Basketball head coach Patrick Chambers joins Sports Talk with Steve Jones after the Nittany Lions 75-69 win over Michigan at the Bryce Jordan Center on February 12th. Listen to the full interview below. Steve and Coach Chambers the evolution of their “small lineup”, the group leadership and accountability of the team, and…

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Free Ticket Window Winner: Lady Lions vs Iowa

Congratulations to Jessica Rogers of State College! She won tickets to see the Lady Lions face Iowa Sunday February 3rd at the Bryce Jordan Center at 2 pm by signing up at the Free Ticket Window. Thank you to everyone who participated this week. Keep signing up and listening for your chance to win more…

Free Ticket Window Winner: Lady Lions vs Rutgers

Free Ticket Window Winner: Lady Lions vs Rutgers

Congratulations to Timothy Shimmel of Bellefonte. He won a four pack of tickets to see the Lady Lions take on Rutgers at the Bryce Jordan Center this Sunday at 2 pm. Thank you to everyone who signed up at the Free Ticket Window. Keep coming back for more great prizes!

Free Ticket Window- Lady Lions Winner

Free Ticket Window- Lady Lions Winner

Congratulations to Michael Snyder of Clearfield! He won a pair of tickets to see the Lady Lions play Illinois at the Bryce Jordan Center on January 12th through the Free Ticket Window! Thank you to everyone who entered. Check back often for more chances to win great prizes at The Free Ticket Window!

TSO Ticket Tuesday Winner

TSO Ticket Tuesday Winner

Congratulations to Kristi Thompson, our final TSO Ticket Tuesday winner. She won tickets to see the Trans Siberian Orchestra’s Ghosts of Christmas Eve Tour at the Bryce Jordan Center on Friday November 16th. Thanks to everyone for playing and keep checking back at Forever State College dot com for more prizes and contests.

TSO Ticket Tuesday Winner

TSO Ticket Tuesday Winner

Congratulations to Rick Conklin from Bellefonte, our latest TSO Ticket Tuesday winner! He won a pair of tickets to see The Trans Siberian Orchestra on their Ghosts of Christmas Even Tour on Friday November 16th. There is one final TSO Ticket Tuesday left so head over right now to The Free Ticket Window to sign…

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TSO Ticket Tuesday Winner

Congratulations to Teresa Lehman of Bellefonte, our latest winner for TSO Ticket Tuesday! She gets a pair of tickets to go see the Trans Siberian Orchestra at the Bryce Jordan Center on November 16th! There are still more TSO Ticket Tuesdays left so sign up at the Free Ticket Window for your chance to win!

TSO Ticket Tuesday Winner

TSO Ticket Tuesday Winner

Congratulations to Corey Bainey of Julian. He is our TSO Ticket Tuesday winner from the Free Ticket Window for October 2nd. Keep listening and signing up for TSO Ticket Tuesday. We’ll be giving away tickets to see Trans Siberian Orchestra at the BJC until November 6th!

Trevor Noah Ticket Winners

Trevor Noah Ticket Winners

Congratulations to: Mindi Kephart of Bellefonte Tyler Sperrazza of State College Jessalyn Peterson of State College They won tickets to see Trevor Noah at the Bryce Jordan Center on October 7th from the Free Ticket Window! Thank you to everyone who participated and keep listening to ESPN Radio 1450 for more chances to win tickets…

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Former Nittany Lions Staying with ESPN/ABC on New Deal

Former Nittany Lion and current ABC and ESPN Color commentator Todd Blackledge called the Penn State vs Pitt game in Week 2. He joined Sports Talk with Steve Jones today to talk about the Penn State and Ohio State game on Saturday as well as his new deal with ESPN and ABC. Details on that…

PSU vs Ohio State Programming

PSU vs Ohio State Programming

State College’s ESPN Radio 1450 is your home for information and analysis for Saturday’s Penn State vs Ohio State game.   Tuesday – 12:30pm – James Franklin Press Conference Thursday – 6pm – Penn State Coaches Show featuring James Franklin Friday – 1pm Sports Talk with Steve Jones LIVE from The Tavern Friday – 4pm…

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Draft Recap: Full list of Penn Staters Drafted and UDFA

By: Thomas Frank Carr Beat Writer Nearly all Penn State football fans are aware that Saquon Barkley was selected by the New York Giants with the second overall pick, or that Mike Gesicki was drafted by the Dolphins in the 2nd round. They were not the only Nittany Lion drafted or picked up by teams…

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The Annual Exercise in Futility That Will Be Wrong and Stupid for Being Wrong

I’ll make this quick because you’ll want to scroll down to your team anyway. No trades in this mock draft. Cleveland Browns: Sam Darnold QB USC It comes down to this; the Browns have passed on too many quarterbacks over the years and they’ve tried to get too cute with their drafting strategy. IF they…

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Five Things: Blue White Game

By: Thomas Frank Carr Beat Writer  The Blue White game is just a practice. Yet it’s the first taste of the 2018 Penn State Nittany Lions that many fans will get. Here are the five things to watch for during the annual spring game at Beaver Stadium. 5.The Backup’s Backup Redshirt freshman quarterback Sean Clifford…

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Draft Podcast and Scouting Profiles

It’s April! Time to hone your NFL Draft knowledge with the 2018 Scouting Profiles and the brand new Draft Podcast! Check them out in the links below!   Draft Podcast   Scouting Reports

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Stevens Explored Transfer, Decided to Stay at Penn State

By: Thomas Frank Carr Reporter Ove of the biggest storylines of the 2018 offseason for Penn State football has finally been resolved. Backup quarterback Tommy Stevens has decided not to transfer from Penn State and will play his final two seasons with the Nittany Lions. Stevens said that he did explore the opportunity, but ultimately…

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Spring Roster: Position Changes and Parson’s new Number

By Thomas Frank Carr Reporter With winter workouts underway the Penn State football team released their new roster on Friday. There were some notable position changes and one big statement by a true freshman. True freshman linebacker Micah Parsons is setting the bar high for himself, choosing the vaunted number 11 to start his college…

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Where Does McSorley Rank All-Time? Media Poll

By: Thomas Frank Carr Beat Writer This is the kind of question that sparks sports bar debates and clogs radio airwaves on slow news days. Is LeBron better than Jordan? Would you rather have Joe Montana or Tom Brady? Where does Saquon Barkley rank among Penn State running backs? We spent quite a bit of…

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Four-Star DE Oweh Chooses Penn State over OSU

By: Thomas Frank Carr Beat Writer “We still have a need at DEFENSIVE END… and OFFENSIVE TACKLE,” said a jocular James Frnaklin on early signing day for Penn State football. The Nittany Lions had just secured a probable top 5 class under Franklin’s direction, but the tenacious recruiter was not done trying to add to…

Saquon being Saquon…

Saquon being Saquon…

Check out this frame by frame replay of Saquon Barkley’s 92 yard touchdown run at the Fiesta Bowl. #Amazing So, how high do you think he gets taken in the upcoming NFL draft? Top 5? Top 3?

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Scouting The Huskies: Quarterback

By: Thomas Frank Carr Beat Writer The Nittany Lions take on the University of Washington in the Playstation Fiesta Bowl on Saturday December 30th. Most Penn State fans have not seen Washington this year so reporter Thomas Frank Carr has studied the film to find out more about the 10-2 Huskies. Today we are taking…

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Scouting The Huskies: Secondary

By: Thomas Frank Carr Beat Writer The Nittany Lions take on the University of Washington in the Playstation Fiesta Bowl on Saturday December 30th. Most Penn State fans have not seen Washington this year so reporter Thomas Frank Carr has studied the film to find out more about the 10-2 Huskies. Today we are taking…

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Scouting the Huskies: Linebackers

By: Thomas Frank Carr Beat Writer The Nittany Lions take on the University of Washington in the Playstation Fiesta Bowl on Saturday December 30th. Most Penn State fans have not seen Washington this year so reporter Thomas Frank Carr has studied the film to find out more about the 10-2 Huskies. Today we are taking…

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Scouting The Huskies: Tight Ends and Receivers

By: Thomas Frank Carr Beat Writer The Nittany Lions take on the University of Washington in the Playstation Fiesta Bowl on Saturday December 30th. Most Penn State fans have not seen Washington this year so reporter Thomas Frank Carr has studied the film to find out more about the 10-2 Huskies. Today we are taking…

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Scouting The Huskies: D-Line

By: Thomas Frank Carr Beat Writer The Nittany Lions take on the University of Washington in the Playstation Fiesta Bowl on Saturday December 30th. As most Penn State fans have not seen Washington this year, reporter Thomas Frank Carr has studied the film to find out more about the 10-2 Huskies. Today we are taking…

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Scouting the Huskies: O-Line

By: Thomas Frank Carr Beat Writer The Nittany Lions take on the University of Washington in the Playstation Fiesta Bowl on Saturday December 30th, as most Penn State fans have not seen Washington this year, reporter Thomas Frank Carr has studied the film to find out more about the 10-2 Huskies. This week we are…

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Scouting The Huskies: Running Backs

By: Thomas Frank Carr Beat Writer The Nittany Lions take on the University of Washington in the Playstation Fiesta Bowl on Saturday December 30th, as most Penn State fans have not seen Washington this year, reporter Thomas Frank Carr has studied the film to find out more about the 10-2 Huskies. This week we are…

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Good News/Bad News from Penn State’s Loss to Wisconsin

Do you want the good new first or the bad news? We’ll start with the good news. The good news is that Mike Watkins played the way that Penn State fans have been hoping for since he stepped foot on the hardwood at the BJC. Watkins was everywhere scoring 22 points on 9-13 shooting with…

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Penn State in Fiesta Bowl Versus Washington

The Penn State Nittany Lions are heading to Arizona for New Years. After finishing the season 10-2, the Nittany Lions will play Washington in the Fiesta Bowl in a Big 10-PAC 12 match up. Washington finished their season at 10-2 as well, 2nd in the PAC 12 North. This comes on the heels of the…

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Is Ricky Rhane Ready to Replace Joe Moorhead?

  By: Thomas Frank Carr Beat Writer In the back of his mind, James Franklin knew this day was coming. In fact, the thought of replacing Joe Moorhead has probably been at the forefront of his thoughts since last season after Moorhead’s offense exploded at Penn State. Since then the former Fordham coaches name to…

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The Long View- Why Barkley Should Leave College Now

By: Thomas Frank Carr Beat Writer  While the majority of fans are on board, some Penn State faithful still are holding out hope that Saquon Barkley will come back to University Park for his senior year. This isn’t a revolutionary article but it will hopefully provide context. There is no decision other than for Saquon Barkley…

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Five Things: Penn State vs Nebraska

By: Thomas Frank Carr Beat Writer Senior Day Usually Five Things is reserved for on-the-field matchups and keys to the game but this week is an exception. This is the last recruiting class that was apart of the sanctions era at Penn State. Some were recruited by Bill O’Brien, who abrubtly left the program on…

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Penn State to Increase Football Season Ticket, Parking Prices

Penn State season ticket holders will see an increase in ticket prices for the 2018 season. Next year’s prices have risen by $35 dollars, or five dollars per game. The announcement was made Monday afternoon, just hours before renewals of season tickets opened for 2018. The price hike will be accross the board for all…

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Five Things: Penn State vs Rutgers

By: Thomas Frank Carr Beat Writer Stats Saquon Barkley may have already lost his chance to win the Heisman with his play over the past two weeks versus Ohio State and Michigan.  Much of that is no fault of his own. Barkley was only given 17 total offensive touches in the game versus Michigan State and…

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What Do the Nittany Lions Become Next?

By: Thomas Frank Carr Beat Writer WARNING: NERD REFERENCES AHEAD If you’ve never read the “The Song of Ice and Fire” otherwise known as “Game of Thrones” by George R.R. Martin, I would strongly recommend it. It’s not the best series of books ever written and it does have flaws, but it paints a fascinating…

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Five Things: Penn State vs Michigan State

By: Thomas Frank Carr Beat Writer Fries Out of the Pan, Into the Oven Penn State’s starting left tackle, Ryan Bates will likely not play versus Michigan State this week after exiting the game vs Ohio State in the third quarter. It’s not fair to single him out, but the play of his replacement Will…

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Five Things: Penn State vs Ohio State

Five Things: Penn State vs Ohio State By: Thomas Frank Carr Beat Writer Tempo Trouble As if Ohio State couldn’t get more frustrating to deal with, this year under new offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson they’ve added a new wrinkle into their offense- tempo. The former Indiana head coach wants his offense to snap a play…

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Five Things: Penn State vs Michigan

By: Thomas Frank Carr Beat Writer White Out Normally ‘atmosphere’ is incredibly overrated. Not this week. “It’s a very extreme atmosphere. You can feel it in the air,” Christian Campbell “Coming into (that game) we feel like we can compete against anyone,” Trace McSorley “The only thing I like more than Christmas, is the Whiteout,”…

New(ish) Starter at Right Tackle for Penn State

New(ish) Starter at Right Tackle for Penn State

By: Thomas Frank Carr Beat Writer Penn State enters exists it’s bye week amid a flurry of activity around the program that has cast a national spotlight on the 2nd ranked team in the nation. As for their on-the-field product, there will be yet another change at right tackle for this week. Redshirt Freshman Will…

The Good and Bad Through Six Games for Penn State

The Good and Bad Through Six Games for Penn State

By: Thomas Frank Carr Beat Writer Second ranked Penn State Football heads into their first ranked match up of the year t when they host Michigan, Saturday at 7:30. As we head into the first of several showdowns that will determine the season for the Nittany Lions, let’s take a look back at where the…

Five Things: Penn State vs Northwestern

Five Things: Penn State vs Northwestern

By: Thomas Frank Carr Reporter Second Quarter Slump For a full breakdown of the Nittany Lions struggles in the second quarter, check out this article on Trace McSorley earlier this week. Here’s the short version; In games vs Pitt, Iowa and Indiana, Trace McSorley has thrown three of his four interceptions, 39% completion percentage and…

Trace McSorley, Not Saquon Barkley is the Key to PSU Offense

Trace McSorley, Not Saquon Barkley is the Key to PSU Offense

By: Thomas Frank Carr Beat Writer The moment came in the 2nd quarter vs Indiana. With 13:30 left in the first half, Trace McSorley took a shotgun snap, surveyed the field, and then uncorked a deep ball to Mike Gesicki down the sideline. Indiana defensive back Andre Brown Jr was in good position and cut…

Five Things: Penn State vs Indiana

Five Things: Penn State vs Indiana

By: Thomas Frank Carr Beat Writer Each week reporter Thomas Frank Carr breaks down five aspects of Penn State’s next game that he thinks will have an impact on the outcome. This week he takes a look at Penn State vs Indiana. Note: Obvious story lines such as Indiana’s passing attack are omitted because they…

Five Things: Penn State vs Iowa

Five Things: Penn State vs Iowa

By: Thomas Frank Carr Beat Writer Pulling Out All The Stops Consider this a hunch. Iowa will throw some uncharacteristically ‘Iowa’ plays out on offense. This is their chance to beat a team that embarrassed them last year at Beaver Stadium, and to make a statement to the nation. Anything from a double reverse, to…

Marcus Allen has Career Night Versus GA State.

Marcus Allen has Career Night Versus GA State.

By: Thomas Frank Carr Beat Writer It was a night of firsts for the Penn State Nittany Lions in their 56 to nothing win over Georgia State on Saturday in the two programs first meeting on the field. Redshirt Freshman Will Fries got his first start in his collegiate career. Billy Fessler completed his first…

Five Things: Penn State vs Georgia State

Five Things: Penn State vs Georgia State

By: Thomas Frank Carr Beat Writer   Explosive Plays It may not seem like it, but this was sort of a bomb shell on Franklin’s Tuesday press conference. “I remember coming up in the profession, there wasn’t a lot of talk about explosive plays, and in the last 10, 15 years, I think there’s a…

Five Things To Watch For: Pitt vs Penn State

Five Things To Watch For: Pitt vs Penn State

By: Thomas Frank Carr Beat Writer Consistency James Franklin’s dogged determination to treat each game with the same level of importance has taken a life of its own over the past four years. He’s steadfastly refused to look ahead to games that his team is not playing that week, nor does he accept the idea…

Penn Stat Handles Akron in Season Opener

Penn Stat Handles Akron in Season Opener

By: Thomas Frank Carr Beat Writer Penn State got the start to the season that they were hoping for on Saturday, with a 52-0 route of Akron at Beaver Stadium. The Nittany Lions shed their traditional slow starts from last season to blow the game open 38-0 at halftime. All eyes were on Saquon Barkley,…

Five Things To Watch For: Penn State vs Akron

Five Things To Watch For: Penn State vs Akron

By: Thomas Frank Carr Beat Writer With all due respect to Akron, this game is about Penn State. As usual opener for Penn State football, this game will be used by the coaches, fans and media to get to know the DNA of the team for the 2017 season. 5) Not-So-New Faces Questions have swirled…

Rapid Reactions: First Look at Nittany Lion’s Depth

Rapid Reactions: First Look at Nittany Lion’s Depth

By: Thomas Frank Carr Beat Writer Reading too much into the Penn State depth chart this early in the season is a fool’s mission. It means very little for the scope of the season to come. To say that it means nothing would be categorically untrue. Here are some tidbits from Tuesday’s press conference that…

PennDot and PSU Football: Traffic Issue on 322 Saturday

PennDot and PSU Football: Traffic Issue on 322 Saturday

Per Penn State Football Today:   Penn State football fans traveling to Beaver Stadium via U.S. Route 322 from south-central Pennsylvania are advised to allow for extra travel time due to ongoing road construction in the area of Seven Mountains and Potters Mill Gap. According to PennDOT, drivers will encounter a change in the traffic…

Wednesday Notes: Cothran Could Shine in 2017

Wednesday Notes: Cothran Could Shine in 2017

By: Thomas Frank Carr Beat Writer After missing the first four games of last year, Penn State defensive tackle Curtis Cothran returned during the Minnesota game and made exactly one standout play. On a 3rd and seven, Cothran flashed through the middle of the Gophers line and hit quarterback Mitch Leidner square under the chin,…

DaeSean Hamilton: Quiet Lion

DaeSean Hamilton: Quiet Lion

By: Thomas Frank Carr Beat Writer   Flashy, brash, attention-seekers. That is the general description of wide receivers on a football field. That behavior is understandable, too. Up to six receivers can rotate into any game. It pays to stand out. That’s one of the few reasons that DaeSean Hamilton is an anomaly. “I’m quiet…

Joe Moorhead is Tried of Hear About the Deep Ball: Media Day Takeaways

Joe Moorhead is Tried of Hear About the Deep Ball: Media Day Takeaways

By: Thomas Frank Carr Beat Writer Here are just a few of the takeaways from Penn State Media Day on Saturday Don’t Ask About the Deep Ball One simple question sparked this 256 word response from Penn State Offensive Coordinator Joe Moorhead, in one of the most blistering defenses of a player in recent memory;…

O-Line Projections for Penn State Offense

O-Line Projections for Penn State Offense

By: Thomas Frank Carr Beat Writer Forget about the competition at receiver. Forget about Saquon Barkley and Trace McSorley’s Heisman campaigns. The biggest offensive question and hot button issue is, wait for it… The offensive line. In the past five years there hasn’t been a single conversation about the Penn State offense that hasn’t centered…

Observations From Camp: Day 1

Observations From Camp: Day 1

By: Thomas Frank Carr Beat Writer Penn State football enters 2017 with incredible expectations for their upcoming season. That all got started on Monday with their first practice of the year. The media were allowed to watch individual drills yesterday before the start of practice. Here are some random observations from my first glimpse of…

Penn State Football To Wear Alternate Uniforms

Penn State Football To Wear Alternate Uniforms

Penn State football unveiled an alternate uniform that they will wear this fall during their “Generations of Greatness” game on September 30th vs Indiana. The Uniforms are not drastically different than their traditional uniforms, but they borrow aspects of previous generations. The most striking aspect are the White Shoes that are modern replicas worn during…

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Steelers Pick By Pick Draft Recap

Steelers Pick By Pick Draft Recap

By: Thomas Frank Carr The Pittsburgh Steelers had a solid draft by all-accounts, addressing their major needs on defense, and getting two playmakers to augment their potent offense. In the first round, the Steelers selected Wisconsin outside linebacker TJ Watt with the 30th overall selection. The pick is partly due to the fact that Watt…

Thomas Frank Carr’s 2017 NFL Mock Draft

Thomas Frank Carr’s 2017 NFL Mock Draft

Cleveland Browns- Mitchell Trubisky QB North Carolina: If you’ve heard me talk about Trubisky in the past, you know that I’m really, really not a fan. He reminds me of Blaine Gabbert coming out of college, but with less starting experience. Trubisky throws most throws off his back foot and doesn’t excel under pressure. When…

Blue White Game Wrap Up

Blue White Game Wrap Up

By: Thomas Frank Carr Reporter Tommy Stevens: The standout perfomer of the spring put on a show in the 2nd half of the Blue White game fo rhte Blue team. Tommy Stevens has drawn praise from James Franklin going back to last year during the team’s run to a Rose Bowl berth and he continued…

Blue White Morning Thoughts

Blue White Morning Thoughts

By: Thomas Frank Carr Reporter   Don’t’ Let the Weather Scare You: While it might be cloudy and a little cooler than you’d like on a day like today, there shouldn’t be any rain according to AccuWeather. I guess it comes down to what you’d rather want for Blue White weekend? Hot, sunny and a…

Blue-White Game Primer

Blue-White Game Primer

By: Thomas Frank Carr Reporter Clearly none of us are worried about who will win the Blue White Game. That’s not to say there isn’t quite a bit to see and learn from the annual spring game on Saturday. Here are the position battles and players that you should keep an eye out for on…

T-Frank on Sports Central: Quarterbacks

T-Frank on Sports Central: Quarterbacks

T-Frank and Cory discuss Quarterbacks, team building, Christian Hackenberg and T-Frank practices his derisive laugh at the idea of drafting Mitchell Trubisky no. 1 overall

Matt McGloin

Matt McGloin

Former Nittany Lion and current Philadelphia Eagles QB Matt McGloin joins Sports Talk With Steve Jones    https://soundcloud.com/espnradio1450/4-12-17-matt-mcgloin

Bob Grove interview

Bob Grove interview

Bob Grove joins the show to talk Penguins Hockey. Bob discusses the injury to Kris Letang and how it affects the Penshttps://soundcloud.com/espnradio1450/4-5-17-bob-grove

Kevin Kugler 3/28/17

Kevin Kugler 3/28/17

Kevin Kugler, the radio voice of 2017 Final Four takes some time to preview this weekend.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN.com

Adam Rittenberg ESPN.com

As Spring practice begins this week, ESPN.com’s Adam Rittenberg previews the Big Ten Football season.    https://soundcloud.com/espnradio1450/3-22-17-adam-rittenberg

Penn State Pro Day Checklist

Penn State Pro Day Checklist

By: Thomas Frank Carr Beat Writer/Draft Scout With only two former Nittany Lions being invited to the NFL Combine, Penn State’s pro day on March 16th is critical several reasons. Here is the list of participants and what they will need to show on Thursday.   Chris Godwin: Route Running/Agility Godwin turned heads at the…

Brandon Smith

Brandon Smith

Nittany Lion Linebacker Brandon Smith Joins the showhttps://soundcloud.com/espnradio1450/2-15-17-brandon-smith-mp3

Ryan Snyder- Blue White Illustrated

Ryan Snyder- Blue White Illustrated

Ryan Snyder from Blue White Illustrated joins the show to talk about Signing Dayhttps://soundcloud.com/espnradio1450/2-1-17-ryan-snyder-mp3

Peter King Interview

Peter King Interview

Si’s Peter King joins the show to talk about a variety of NFL topics.https://soundcloud.com/espnradio1450/1-27-17-peter-king-mp3

Tim Kurkjian

Tim Kurkjian

ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian talks about the Baseball Hall of Fame votehttps://soundcloud.com/espnradio1450/1-20-17-tim-kurkjian-mp3

Texans PBP guy Marc Vandermeer

Texans PBP guy Marc Vandermeer

Marc Vandermeer joins the show to preview tomorrow’s Texans/Patriots gamehttps://soundcloud.com/espnradio1450/1-13-17-marc-vandermeer-mp3

Lou Prato Interview

Lou Prato Interview

The legendary Lou Prato talks about the history of the Rose Bowl with Stevehttps://soundcloud.com/espnradio1450/12-23-16-lou-prato-mp3

Five Things To Watch For: Rose Bowl Edition

Five Things To Watch For: Rose Bowl Edition

By Thomas Frank Carr Reporter Home Cooking No program has been to as many, or won as many Rose Bowls as USC. It’s not a surprise given the fact that they’re historically a great program. It’s also not a surprise of their record in the game given the game is literally in their back yard.…

Rose Bowl Trophy Grand Tour Locations

Rose Bowl Trophy Grand Tour Locations

Want to get your picture with the Leishman Rose Bowl Trophy? Representatives from the Rose Bowl will be traveling with it around State College today for fans to have a chance to get a picture with the Trophy. There will also be a chance for fans to win tickets to the rose bowl and get…

Todd Blackledge Interview

Todd Blackledge Interview

Nittany Lion Legend Todd Blackledge talks with Steve about a variety of topicshttps://soundcloud.com/espnradio1450/todd-blackledge