Penn State Football News
Kick Time Set for Penn State Blue-White Game Presented by AAA
Penn State Spring Football Game To Kick at 1:30 p.m. on April 12; Autograph Session With Team Returns
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., February 26, 2014 – One of the highlights of the Penn State sports calendar, the Blue-White Game presented by AAA, is set for Saturday, April 12 as the centerpiece event for activities throughout the weekend on the University Park campus.
Blue-White Game kickoff is set for 1:30 p.m. for Coach James Franklin’s Nittany Lions. The game will air on the Penn State Sports Network. As in previous years, there will be no admission or parking fee for the Blue-White Game. Stadium parking lots will open at 8:00 a.m. The times for stadium gate openings for the fans will be announced in March.
2014 Penn State Football Recruting Class
Penn State Football Class of 2014
Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown/High School
Marcus Allen DB 6-2 200 Upper Marlboro, Md./ Dr. Henry A. Wise, Jr.
Franklin Announces Penn State Football Coaching Staff
Penn State Staff Has Extensive Familiarity and Recruiting Ties to Mid-Atlantic, South and East
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., January 24, 2014 – Penn State head football coach James Franklin today announced the members of his first coaching staff, bringing together a unit with extensive collegiate experience, familiarity and strong recruiting ties to the Mid-Atlantic, South and Northeast regions of the United States.
Franklin’s staff includes seven members of his former staff at Vanderbilt that were instrumental in the Commodores achieving unprecedented success the past two years, a coach who worked with Franklin at Maryland and Vanderbilt and one of the Penn State’s greatest all-time receivers, who was a highly-successful high school coach in western Pennsylvania.
Penn State Football Public Single Game Tickets Move to Variable Pricing Structure For 2014 Season
Fan feedback leads to structure with more pricing choices for single games, increased value for season ticket holders
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.; January 14, 2014 – Penn State Athletics today announced variable pricing structure for its single game public football tickets during the 2014 season. Variable pricing determines individual game prices from many factors including expected demand for that game, and will provide more pricing choices for Penn State fans this season.
“We have been listening to our fans and as a result will extend a variable pricing structure for football for the first time this season,” said Director of Athletics Dave Joyner. “This structure provides more pricing choices to accommodate rising travel costs and tightening family budgets, while also ensuring that our season ticket holders are receiving a great value for their loyalty and support.”
Penn State Selects James Franklin To Lead Football Program
Nittany Lions’ 16th Head Coach Led Vanderbilt to Unprecedented Success Past Three Years
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., January 11, 2014 – The Pennsylvania State University has selected James Franklin, a Pennsylvania native who is one of the nation’s most successful and dynamic coaches, as the 16th head football coach in its storied 127-year history.
Penn State President Rodney Erickson and Director of Athletics Dave Joyner announced Franklin’s appointment today. The enthusiastic and passionate Franklin led Vanderbilt University to unprecedented success in his three years as head coach, winning nine games in each of the past two years, and finishing in the Top 25 in consecutive seasons, both for the first time in school history.
Franklin will be introduced on the Penn State campus today at 4:15 p.m. Franklin succeeds Bill O’Brien, who was named head coach of the National Football League’s Houston Texans earlier this month.
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