• Spoke in a Winning Wheel

    Spoke in a Winning Wheel

    | Posted by Dawn Meyer

    Was that the game we’ve been waiting for or what? On the hundredth anniversary of Penn State playing in the first Rose Bowl, our Nittany Lions won the last; a fairy tale ending on a historic night at the final...

  • So Long Seniors

    So Long Seniors

    | Posted by Dawn Meyer

    The guy next to me in the coffee shop asked me if I was working on a Sunday. I explained and he told me I had a cool job. And he’s right. And it’s thanks to all of you reading...

  • Shutting Out a Rivalry

    Shutting Out a Rivalry

    | Posted by Dawn Meyer

    Some Saturdays, particularly in November, the majority of us are happy we’re watching from our couches, am I right? I’ve experienced some miserable weather in Beaver Stadium from brutal late August sun to last weekend in November snow. Saturday’s 30...

  • Bounce Back Blow Out

    Bounce Back Blow Out

    | Posted by Dawn Meyer

    This game had all the signs of a nail-biter. Especially following an Ohio State loss, Penn State has historically lost or very nearly lost its following game. In 2014, they lost to OSU and then Maryland in the very next...

  • Turn It Over

    Turn It Over

    | Posted by Dawn Meyer

    I hope your heart’s not too broken today. It’s only a game, right?  But, oh it's only THE game, the one we most want to win every single season. The game that eludes us every year. This one’s a tough...

  • Keep Hustling

    Keep Hustling

    | Posted by Dawn Meyer

    In the leadup to the Minnesota game, we discussed last season’s sixth game: the infamous nine overtime disaster against Illinois. I mentioned that game two weeks ago following the sloppy win against Northwestern. As game seven loomed large, I again wondered...

  • No Surprise Here

    No Surprise Here

    | Posted by Dawn Meyer

    It’s Monday morning as I write this and Michigan, well, Michigan doesn’t suck. But we might. This is what we were cautiously optimistic about not happening. Cautiously optimistic that Penn State would play a close game in the Big House...

  • Weather Is Never

    Weather Is Never

    | Posted by Dawn Meyer

    You know when you’re at a party and some guy–your cousin, whoever–gets up to leave? He says he’s gotta run but then he takes an hour to say goodbye. He gets all ready to go but then he stands at...

  • Positive, If Imperfect

    Positive, If Imperfect

    | Posted by Dawn Meyer

    I went searching for positives this morning because I knew there’d be a lot of grief after the win against Central Michigan. There were plenty of mistakes to gripe about and plenty of people who want to do the complaining;...