The end of August means a lot of different things. The end of summer vacation and the start of school. My dad’s birthday, which is today - happy birthday, dad! And best of all, the start of football season.
College football season is just nine days away and Penn State Football will be here in 11 days.
Before a football team’s season can begin it must name the team captains. Often times, a team’s captains have a great relationship with one another. And that is the case at Penn State when it comes to Nick Scott and Trace McSorley.
The start of football season also includes looking ahead to your favorite team’s upcoming schedule. Could Penn State’s 2018 schedule be the most favorable in the Big Ten East? Well, Joel Klatt of FOX Sports thinks so.
Many would argue that the toughest game on that schedule will be a November 3rd trip to Ann Arbor to clash with Michigan. So, it may be smart for Nittany Lions to start to learn about the Wolverines now.
A fresh season will often include legends of season’s past returning to town. Ki-Jana Carter and Blair Thomas did just that last Tuesday, and they both spoke glowingly about the current state of Penn State Football when asked if their alma mater is back.
One of the most exciting weekends of any college football season is homecoming. Students, fans, and alumni alike gather to celebrate the university and team that they love. When homecoming 2018 rolls around for Penn State, 1988 graduate, and sports broadcast veteran, Lisa Salters will return to serve as Homecoming Grand Marshal.
Replacing former starters that have moved on is always a big part of college football. This fall, redshirt junior Brandon Polk is ready to do just that at wide receiver for the Nittany Lions. Sophomore Lamont Wade is ready to do the same, regardless of which position he is asked to play.
Having a strong offensive line is a key to being a good football team. A key component to a strong offensive line is having some nastiness, and that is exactly what redshirt freshman CJ Thorpe brings to the offensive line room.
While football season is near, that is not all that is currently happening in Penn State Athletics. Penn State women’s soccer currently checks in at #4 in the country and are off to a 2-0 start.
Speaking of fútbol, men’s soccer coach Jeff Cook is ready to return the program to prominence.