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Some links to welcome the long weekend!

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Dominate the State ESPN takes a close look the two in-state rivals on Penn State's schedule this year. With both Pitt and Temple finding unexpected success in 2015, these two non-conference games have found new meaning as they could indicate the direction of the each program. They also examine how many Big Ten teams will finish in the top 25 in 2016. Spoiler alert- neither has high hopes for the Nittany Lions.

We Invented the Whiteout Penn State's upset against Ohio State in 2005 was historic for many reasons- not only did it mark a major turnaround for the program and launched the team to a completely unexpected Big Ten title, it's also largely responsible for making the (Insert team color here) Out and Zombie Nation, among other things, ubiquitous throughout college football stadiums every Saturday. David Jones recently offered an interesting perspective on how the game even impacted the scheduling of the World Series.

Reach for the Stars If you're past the age of 30, you likely grew up sporting some pretty sweet Starter gear for all of your favorite teams- the Starter jacket alone was a necessity for most of the '90s. Unfortunately for the company, it just wasn't meant to be.

Dolla Dolla Bills Besides the ability to quench your thirst for some football, one of the main joys of the Blue-White Game is parking your car and entering Beaver Stadium without making your wallet any lighter. Well, that's finally going to change for those individuals without a season parking permit.

All Hail Our New QB Overlord Considering Trace McSorley hasn't even been officially named the team's starting quarterback, it's a safe bet there are few expectations for him heading into the summer, right? Not exactly- BTN ranks McSorley as the seventh-best quarterback in the Big Ten heading into 2016. At the top of the list? Ohio State's J.T. Barrett, then a steep drop-off from there.

Penn State Proud Penn State Athletics set a school record with nearly 300 student-athletes earning Academic All-Big Ten honors during the 2015-2016 academic year.