Penn State History

Fourth and Long: An Exclusive Excerpt

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John Bacon offers an excerpt from his new novel just for you, the faithful BSD reader.

Never Forget: The One-Year Anniversary of 409

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One year ago, Joe Paterno won his 409th career game even if the NCAA says otherwise.

Not Just A Statue But A Look At The Human Condition

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People flocked to the Joe Paterno Statue this weekend before its removal not only for a final memento with the bronze figure, but also a chance to grab a connection of something good before it...

Nittany Mountain: The 1970s

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In the third installment of our Nittany Mountain series, we take a look at the best players of Penn State's Super '70s decade.

Nittany Mountain: The 1960s

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Mount Nittany: the 1960's Greatest Football Players

SBNation Hall of Fame: Shane Conlan

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Black Shoe Diaries' nominates linebacker Shane Conlan to the SBNation College Football Hall of Fame.

Nittany Mountain: The Old-Timers

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In the first installment of our Nittany Mountain series, we take a look at the best players of Penn State's long-lost early days.

The Final Act: Penn State, Alabama, And Joe Paterno

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A historical and retrospective look at the Penn State and Alabama rivalry.

It's 1964, And Penn State Still Needs A Starting Quarterback

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Looking back at Penn State quarterback controversies past, today Black Shoe Diaries looks at the QB battle of 1964.

Ode to LaVar Arrington

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A look at LaVar Arrington's bold style.

Penn State-Michigan State And Great Moments In The Land Grant Rivalry

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A look back at Penn State's Land Grant Rivalry with Michigan State as the two teams prepare for their final annual matchup on Saturday.

A Lesson In Penn State-Ohio State History

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(Ed. - In what has become somewhat of an annual tradition around here, enjoy this BSD classic on the history between Penn State and Ohio State.) The year was 1912. Penn State was coming off of an...

Black Shoe Diaries Q&A With Lou Prato, Part Two

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Part two of the Black Shoe Diaries Q&A with Lou Prato. Lou talks about technology, Penn State books, and why he writes books.

Black Shoe Diaries Q & A With Lou Prato, Part One

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Black Shoe Diaries sat down with Lou Prato for a historical prospective. This is part one of a two part Q & A.

Worst Homecoming Games of the Joe Paterno Era - by Lou Prato

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Penn State historian Lou Prato shares his thoughts on the worst homecoming losses of the Joe Paterno era.

Greatest Penn State Upsets of All Time - The 1987 Fiesta Bowl

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The story of the Penn State's second national championship in the 1987 Fiesta Bowl against the Miami Hurricanes.

Greatest Penn State Upsets #2 - 1981 Pitt

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Greatest Penn State Upsets #2 - 1981 Pitt

Greatest Penn State Upsets #3 - 1956 Ohio State

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The third greatest upset in Penn State history - the 1956 upset over Ohio State.

Penn State Loses Historical Landmark - by Lou Prato

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Penn State loses a historical football landmark when the Phi Delta house was demolished.

Greatest Penn State Upsets #4 - 1990 Notre Dame

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Greatest Penn State Upsets #4 - 1990 Notre Dame

Greatest Penn State Upsets #5 - 1994 Citrus Bowl

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Listing the top five Penn State football upsets of all time: 1994 Citrus Bowl

Message From Lou Prato

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Lou Prato provides a look at recruiting from 50 years ago.

Penn State History: The Gamble That Saved The Grand Experiment

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Penn State History: The Gamble That Saved The Grand Experiment

Penn State History: The Lehigh Lashing

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FInd out the details of Penn State's worst loss in history, a 106-0 loss to Lehigh.

Penn State Legends: Dick Harlow

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Dick Harlow is a Penn State legend many fans have never heard of.

Penn State History: Joining The Big Ten

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A detailed history of how Penn State joined the Big Ten and the animosity they experienced.

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