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Happy April, Fools: 2017

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In reality, it’s a good time to be a Penn State fan.

Michigan v Penn State Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images

We’ve heard so much about the prevalence of fake news- excuse me, FAKE NEWS- since the last April Fools Day, it’s taken the steam out our annual day of fun where we would write something ridiculous before letting you know that it was all a ruse and everything is A-OK. We’re not going to muddy the waters any further today. Instead, enjoy these actual facts about Penn State:

  • Penn State Football is the reigning Big Ten Conference champions.
  • Penn State Hockey is the reigning Big Ten Conference champions.
  • Penn State Wrestling may not be the reigning Big Ten Conference champions, but they are the NATIONAL CHAMPIONS.
  • Saquon Barkley and Trace McSorley will enter the 2017 as preseason Heisman candidates.
  • James Franklin currently has the nation’s 2nd-ranked recruiting class for 2018.
  • Penn State heads into the 2017 ranked #3 by Sports Illustrated.
  • Mike Gesicki had the most receptions EVER for a Penn State tight end in a single-season in 2016, after hauling in 48 passes.
  • Penn State will return 16 starters in 2017, tops in the Big Ten.
  • And finally....Penn State defeated THE Ohio State University with an epic 17-0 performance in the fourth quarter.

Happy April, everyone!