Tuesday, August 29, 2006
With less than a week till Penn State opens the season against Akron, we have finally posted all of our old broadcasts from last season. Join Mike & Ryan as well as other Penn State students, as they provide play by play and color commentary for all of the Lions' 2005 games. Unfortunately due to technical difficulties we were not able to post the Purdue game and due to the lack of a broadcast spot, we were not able to post the Orange Bowl. Enjoy the archived games and check back for our big preview show in the next few days.
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Fall is upon us and a new season of Penn State Football is just around the corner. Join Mike & Ryan for this edition of the Blue White Football podcast where we divulge what we learned from Penn State Media Day and from our summers away from Dear Old State. We'll be posting over the next couple of weeks and then once we're back in State College we will have our Season Preview and Big Ten Breakdown. September 2nd, is not as far away as it may feel!
Monday, August 14, 2006
The thrilling win over Florida State in the Orange Bowl was one that we could not add to our archive, as we were not able to get a broadcast spot for the finale of the Penn State season. The back and forth game ended late in the night as Kevin Kelly finally knocked in the game winning field goal to give the Lions the 26-23 victory and all Penn State fans bragging rights for the long off season.
The final regular season game of the year, and what would turn out to be our final broadcast, saw the Nittany Lions traveling to East Lansing to face the Spartans with the Big Ten Title on the line. Not the best played game by Penn State, but a blocked punt by Donnie Johnson and three interceptions by Alan Zemaitis helped the Lions win 31-22 over a talented but undisciplined Michigan State team. Join Mike Wolf & Ryan Chadwick for the tenth and final installment of the Blue White Football Podcast archive.
After technical difficulties during the Purdue game, we were back for the final home game of the season against an overrated Wisconsin team. The Lion's used senior day to show off their dominant defense as they shut down another Heisman candidate running back, holding the Badgers' Brian Calhoun to only 38 yards. Two touchdowns from Deon Butler and 151 rushing yards for Tony Hunt helped Penn State improve to 9-1 with only Michigan State standing between them the Big Ten Title. Join Ryan Chadwick & Chris Mueller for the ninth installment in the Blue White Football Podcast archive.
Due to technical difficulties throughout the Purdue vs. Penn State game we are not able to offer an archived edition of the Lions 33-15 victory over the Boilermakers. The Lions rushed for 303 yards and controlled the ballgame at all times setting themselves up for a showdown with Wisconsin for Big Ten supremacy.
After a difficult loss in the Big House a relaxing easygoing trip to the heart of Illinois was just what the Lions needed to get back to their winning ways. Records fell throughout the Penn State books as the Lions racked up 56 points in the first half and Michael Robinson accounted for 6 touchdowns tying a record set in 1917. Defeating the Illini 63-10 resulted in many of younger players getting time and could prove to be a more important game than we all first thought as numerous first time starters this fall saw extended playing time. Join Mike Wolf & Ryan Chadwick for numerous touchdown calls in this eighth installment in the Blue White Football Podcast archives.
A day that will go down as one of the best in college football history, will be in all Penn State Fans' minds as a day better left unmentioned. Though easily one of the most difficult losses for the Nittany Nation to endure, the Michigan game in Ann Arbor was one of the best played games that the Big Ten has seen in years. After struggling to score in the first three quarters of play, both teams came out and played a gut-wrenching final 15 minutes. Penn State quickly turned a 10-3 deficit into an 18-10 advantage after an Mrob TD and Alan Zemaitis take away TD. Michigan answered right back and followed that up with a field goal forcing the Lions to make another late drive to the take lead. With 53 seconds Mrob dove into the end zone and gave PSU a 25-21 lead. Unfortunately favorable referees and a miraculous 2 seconds gave Michigan everything they needed to pull off a last second win 27-25. Join Mike Wolf & Ryan Chadwick as they live and die in this seventh installment in the Blue White Football Podcast archive.
Under the lights of Beaver Stadium the biggest game in recent Penn State history played out as every fan in blue and white could have hoped. A defensive struggle the entire way, the Lions took control of the game in the second quarter scoring on a Derrick Williams run and an interception by Calvin Lowry on the following OSU possession that would lead to a Michael Robinson touchdown. Troy Smith tried to lead the Buckeyes back but could not deal with the pressure from the Nittany Lions and fumbled with 1:21 left to play due to a sack by Tamba Hali. Join Mike Wolf & Joey Gulino for a classic Penn State victory in this sixth installment of the Blue White Football Podcast archive.
The battle of two undefeated conference foes earned much hype around college football until the Lion's led 20-0 in the second quarter and punished the Golden Gophers in numerous aspects of the game. The highly touted Minnesota rushing attack could only muster 113 yards while the Penn State ground game racked up 364 yards behind Tony Hunt's 114 yards and Michael Robinson's 112 yards. Derrick Williams showed off his athletic ability running in two touchdowns out of the backfield and helping the Lion's to a 44-14 victory and a 5-0 start to the season. Join Mike Wolf & Ryan Chadwick for this dominant Penn State victory in this fifth installment of the Blue White Football Podcast archive.
4th and 15, that basically sums it up...3-0 heading into the Big Ten season and the Lions opened up conference play at Ryan Field in Evanston, Illinois. Early struggles and four turnovers led to a 23-7 deficit for Penn State and forced Michael Robinson to lead a comeback that would go down as one of the most dynamic in Nittany Lion history. With the season on the line and Penn State trailing 27-29, Robinson completed a 20 yard pass to tight end Issac Smolko and kept hopes for a dream season alive. Derrick Williams caught his first touchdown pass for PSU on a 36 yard reception from Robinson with 51 seconds left to play sealing the 34-29 win and beginning the Lion's run to the conference title. Join Mike Wolf & Ryan Chadwick for an exhilarating contest in this fourth installment of the Blue White Football Podcast archives.
Week 3 the Lion's offense was back at it, scoring 19 points in the second quarter behind Deon Butler's 2 touchdown receptions from Michael Robinson. MRob continued his strong play throwing for 274 yards and three touchdowns for the second consecutive game. The multi-threat quarterback had answered all of the questions of whether or not he had the ability, but it was still up in the air whether he could the lead the Lions in big games and key situations. Join Mike Wolf & Joey Gulino for this third installment in the Blue White Football Podcast archives.
After a week to ponder an unimpressive offense in game one, Penn State fans were back in Beaver Stadium for the Lion's second straight Big East oppenent. The PSU defense forced four Bearcat turnovers and the offense showed the first signs of big play ability with two touchdowns on plays over 40 yards. Not only did Michael Robinson find freshman for big plays he also completed a TD to tight end Patrick Hall on a botched goaline play. Penn State would go on to lead 42-10 before Cincinnati scored twice in the final minute to end the Lions 12 game streak of not allowing more than 21 points. The Nittany Lions would move to 2-0 on the season with the 42-24 victory and would prepare for one last tune up before Big Ten play began. Tune in as Mike Wolf & Ryan Chadwick had the call in this second installment in the Blue White Football Podcast archives.
With less than a week till the Lion's opener against Akron, it's finally time to post all of our broadcasts from last year's thrilling season. Naturally we begin with the September 3rd matchup against the South Florida Bulls in Beaver Stadium. Many questions faced the Nittany Lions heading into the week one game including the offensive line, quarterback, and young receivers. The Lions posted an early 17-0 advantage but let the Bulls back in it, only winning by ten points (23-13) in a game that many expected to be a blow out. Tune in to relive every moment as if it were once again the beginning of the incredible run that was the 2005 season. Join Mike Wolf & Ryan Chadwick for this first installment in the Blue White Football Podcast archives.
Saturday, August 12, 2006
It's August 12th! Which means we're only 20 days away from the season opener for your defending Big Ten Champion Nittany Lions. It also means that it's PSU Media Day at University Park and we were there to get all of the insider information on JoePa's latest squad. Check back for interviews, pictures and a new SHOW in the next day or so!