Friday, December 28, 2007

Deon Butler Interview

Another clip from the Big Ten Network as they spoke to Deon about a variety of subjects regarding the Alamo Bowl, including why Anthony Morelli had not been speaking to the media until just recently.

Sean Lee talks about the Alamo Bowl

The Big Ten Network spoke with Sean Lee before he left State College about the Nittany Lions taking on the Aggies and what to expect from the 2007 Alamo Bowl.

Aggies Staying Classy

It seemed as if this was going to be a fun weekend of football with two strong fan bases that have great traditions and a history of respect. Well an Aggie Cheerleader stripped that away completely when he embarrassed himself and the Aggies at The Alamo Bowl Pep Rally.

JoePa had this to say about the chant, "I think everybody has to take things with a grain of salt, some young guy went up there, trying to be funny. Maybe he's accurate, I don't know."

Classic Joe, you have to love the fact that he's not sure if the cheerleader may be right about him needing a casket. A&M has apologized for the remarks and though this bothers me, getting up in arms over someone making a fool of himself is no way to spend the weekend.

More content on the way before tomorrow's game. We were hoping to have a full bowl preview show but unfortunately with the holidays and our ever changing schedules Mark and I were not able to post a new show.

We will be back after the bowl game for a recap and some thoughts on the season as a whole, plus where we think the program is headed. We appreciate you all bearing with us during this season of transition for both the podcast and the Nittany Lions.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Dan Connor Wins Bednarik

Dan Connor became the third straight Nittany Lion to win the Chuck Bednarik Defensive Player of the Year award. Of Course Poz won the last two and we all expect Sean Lee to carry on the tradition next year.

New show on the way, Mark and Mike will recap the season and discuss the upcoming rematch of the 1999 Alamo Bowl against Texas A&M.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Blue White Football Podcast #39

After a brief hiatus we're back to discuss the kinks in the PSU defense, the bowl chances of the Nittany Lions, and another off-field incident causing headaches. Mike and Mark Loucks discuss all these issues and who will win the Land Grant trophy on Saturday. Thanks for bearing with us as we worked out our schedules this season.

Monday, November 05, 2007

Blue White Senior Day Video

The newest host of the Blue White Football Podcast, Mark Loucks, was in Happy Valley this weekend and was able to capture the best of Senior Day in this stellar video. Hear what many of the Nittany Lions had to say about their final game in Beaver Stadium and what they expect for the rest of the 2007 season. Though we were not able to post a show this past week, we will be back this week with a recap of the last two games and our discussion of some of the current trends that are affecting Penn State Football. You can also check it out at YouTube

Friday, October 26, 2007

Blue White Football Podcast #38

Has it really been two years since 17-10? Penn State and Ohio State are once again set for low-scoring, gut-wrenching, rain soaked affair under the lights of Beaver Stadium. As the eery similarities continue to be pointed out, Mike is joined by Mark Loucks to breakdown the Nittany Lions first battle against #1 since 1989. Tune in for complete analysis of both teams and discussion of what separates the Penn State fan base from all others. It should be an incredible weekend in Happy Valley and heres hoping history can repeat itself.

Monday, October 22, 2007

College Gameday Coming To Happy Valley

ESPN's College Gameday is coming back to Happy Valley for the Penn State vs. Ohio State game, it should just add to an atmosphere that was already going to be ridiculous. We all remember the rain from two years ago, but still the crowd was huge for Gameday. At this point the weather report says 61 degrees and partly cloudly and if the student section wants to hold on to the top ranking they are going to have to outdo themselves once again, which I am sure they will. If you saw Lexington, Kentucky last week then you know how big a crowd there can be for Gameday and I have no doubt that PSU is capable of topping that. One way or another it will be one incredible weekend. Check back for more as the week continues.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Nittany Lions Sneak Out of Bloomington With Win

Update: This post now has the highlights of the game from the Big Ten Network, click the title of the post or download in iTunes.

Despite not being able to capitalize on numerous opportunities, the Nittany Lions were still able to come out with a win over the Hoosiers 36-31. Penn State had three chances from the five yard line in the early going of the second half, to put the game out of reach, but could not punch it in. Fortunately the Lions put together a crucial drive in the 4th quarter to go ahead for good. The game came down to the final minute and with the Hooisers driving Qb Kellen Lewis fumbled and Abe Koroma was right on top of it to lock up the win.

Though the defense struggled at times, I'm not too concerned with the fact that they could not stop another mobile QB and James Hardy is arguably the best wide out in the Big Ten. The biggest concern from this game are the injuries that have piled up and Justin King's inability to match up with Hardy. Hardy is a stellar receiver and has 7 inches on King, but when a great corner matches a great wide receiver you would expect each to get their wins and play back and forth. King was owned by Hardy. King made one stop on third down but otherwise was victimized all day. Fortunately, that it is the last time King has to face a receiver that good, but don't forget about Robiskie who clearly is no slouch. Time to get ready for the Buckeyes who look like they're on their way to holding onto that number 1 ranking. Should be a raucous atmosphere and we will have a full breakdown before next Saturday's critical game.

Unfortunately, Ryan & I had trouble getting out a show this past week and we apologize to all of you who wait for our shows each week. We're both in an odd situation with schedules that continue to change but we plan to continue to get up content each week. We will also be working in Mark Loucks more often to help us continue to breakdown the Lions and deliver as much content to all of you as possible. Thanks for your patience and get amped up for the Buckeyes! LET'S GO STATE!

Friday, October 12, 2007

Blue White Football Podcast #37

As if the issues on the field were not enough for the Nittany Lions, Penn State is facing several off the field problems that include Austin Scott, a fight in the Hub, underage drinking, and JoePa in traffic incident. Despite all of that, the Lions still face off against a tough Badger team who comes into Happy Valley looking to rebound after a loss to Illinois. Join Mike & Ryan as they discuss these topics and give out there midseason grades on a PSU squad which faces once again, a desperate need for a win.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Blue White Football Podcast #36

2 weeks and 2 consecutive losses for the Nittany Lions. Desperate for a win and a chance to get out of the cellar of the Big Ten, Penn State faces off against an Iowa team which in many ways mirrors itself. Join Mike & Ryan for a discussion of many of the pressing issues facing Dear Old State and what lies ahead for the rest of the season.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Blue White Football Podcast #35

After a disappointing week for the Nittany Lions Ryan & Mike are back to discuss the latest conservative performance by the Penn State offense and what changes need to be made. Join us as we breakdown the many problems that face PSU as the season rolls on and what a difference a week makes when it comes to our perspective on the team. The guys tend to differ on their opinions on what happens to the offense from here on out and they also look forward to the upcoming game against the Illini. Once again, we are working on posting the shows earlier in the week and we appreciate you bearing with us as we transition to the real world schedule.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Blue White Football Podcast #34

The Penn State Nittany Lions are looking for their first win over the Michigan Wolverines since Wally Richardson and Curtis Enis led the way in a 29-17 victory back in November 1996. Join Mike & Ryan as they breakdown the matchup that will dictate the rest of the Nittany Lions' season. Will PSU break the streak and have a chance to run the table? Or will it be another conservative performance where Penn State tries not to lose rather than win the game. Tune in to find out and check back later today as our new co-host, Mark Loucks, helps us evaluate the rest of the Big Ten through 3 games and how PSU matches up against them.

Blue White Look At the Big Ten

With the Big Ten season starting tomorrow, Mike and our new co-host Mark Loucks take a look at the rest of the conference and how the Nittany Lions stack up against each team after three games. It is never too early to get an idea of the competition that lays ahead for Penn State and we give a team by team breakdown of what they have done and where each team is likely headed. Plenty more to come from the Blue White Football Podcast and check back next week for our reaction to what will hopefully be a big Penn State WIN.

Penn State 2007 Gladiator Video

On the eve the Nittany Lions' must win game against Michigan we wanted to post the 2007 version of the PSU Gladiator video. Big thanks goes out to PSUfootball1 Youtube user for posting this. We are actually working on getting a few higher quality versions of the highlight videos, so we hope to have those for you in the near future. Michigan may have Russell Crowe on sidelines but the Lions' have easily one of the best pump up videos in sports history.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

If You Were Wondering...Yes the Refs are from Michigan

Run Up The Score has an enlightening and disturbing post regarding the "rumored" replay official for this upcoming game against the Wolverines. I was feeling optimistic but now it seems that it is almost a guarantee that the refs will once again screw Penn State out of a win. Take a look at the whole Post, but the key is the biography of this weekend's replay official Dick Honig:

"He worked as an on-field official for 22 years in the Big Ten and now works in a supervisory role and replay official for the conference while also living in Ann Arbor. He’s a 1963 graduate of the University of Michigan with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Kinesiology. He was an All-Big Ten shortstop on the Wolverines national championship baseball team in 1962. He coached for ten years at Michigan as an assistant basketball coach and assistant baseball coach.

One area of Dick’s office is a tribute to the University of Michigan. A picture with an aerial view of the stadium, several inscribed baseball bats, and the famous “Block M” memorabilia are immediately visible."

I am honestly baffled if this is being allowed. How can the conference let someone with so much invested in one of the teams be a part of the crew which can play such a huge part in the outcome? Hopefully word will get around and changes will be made before Andrew Quarless does a tap dance in the endzone and is then whistled for being out of bounds. (Yes there would be an excessive celebration penalty as well but at least the touchdown would stand)

New full-length podcast on the way!


Saturday, September 15, 2007

Blue White Brief 9/14/07

We're still working on some of the issues with our new software to record the podcast but we do have a brief version of the show recapping the dominant performance against ND last week. Check back next week for a full length show with Ryan and I as well as a look at the Big Ten Conference with our new co-host Mark Loucks.

Friday, September 14, 2007

2007 Stadium Video!

Ryan & I are still working out some of the kinks in our new system to bring you the Blue White Football podcast, but we promise to have a regular schedule soon. We are also going to get a show up before tomorrow's Buffalo, but it will be late tonight or early tomorrow morning. We apologize for the delay in the podcasts. However, we did want to post this year's PSU stadium video that runs before every home game, Enjoy!

Friday, September 07, 2007

Blue White Football Podcast #33

It took us some time but Ryan & I are finally back together for a brand new edition of the Blue White Football Podcast. This week we take a look back at the Lions' season opening win versus the Golden Panthers of FIU and our thoughts on Michigan's loss. We also preview the Notre Dame game this weekend where the Lions will look to take out their frustrations from last year on brand new Irish QB Jimmy Clausen. We are still working out some kinks with our new system for recording the show as we figure out the best way to take full advantage of our microphones and technology. Enjoy the show and a fantastic weekend of Penn State football. (We also want to thank sophomore ComRadio Broadcaster Tommy Devito for helping us get audio from last week though we couldn't use it, Tommy will be our on campus source to continue our coverage of Penn State Football.)

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

News from Notre Dame Practice


Terror Alert at Notre Dame. South Bend, IN -

The Notre Dame football practice was delayed nearly two hours this morning after a player reported finding an unknown white powdery substance on the practice field. Head coach Charlie Weis immediately suspended practice and called the police and federal investigators. After a complete analysis, FBI forensic experts determined that the white substance unknown to the players was the GOAL LINE. Practice resumed after special agents decided the team was unlikely to encounter the substance again this season.

Jimmy Clausen better get used to this position for a Notre Dame QB

The latest edition of the podcast will be posted tomorrow night. We apologize for the delay in this week's show as both Ryan and I are figuring out our work schedules to find a regular time to get the show up. The shows starting next week will be posted on a more regular schedule similar to last season's set up. The above was posted on a facebook group I saw and thought I would share it, hilarious. New podcast tomorrow reviewing the Lion's opening win and taking a look ahead at the Jimmy Clausen led Irish. I don't think there was a better piece of news this week than hearing that Clausen would be sacrificed to Dan Connor and Sean Lee!

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Beaver Stadium Celebrates Michigan Loss!

We're going to have a new podcast posted later this week, but I wanted to post this YouTube video taken inside Beaver Stadium right after Michigan lost to ASU. It is such a pleasure to see a team that has had so much help in last second games against PSU finally get what they deserve. I hope you all got a chance to see the game and hopefully you had a few Michigan fans at the bar where you were watching the Lions BEAT their week one cupcake opponent, so you could enjoy their anguish. Check back later this week for our full recap of the FIU game and our preview of the Quarterbackless Fighting Irish.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Blue White Football Brief: Back for the 2007 Season!

The 2007 season is finally here and the Blue White Football Podcast is finally back! It seems like it has been ages since our last show but we are finally back with a new edition of the Blue White Football Podcast. Unfortunately, Ryan & Mike could not record a show together due to some technical difficulties, which we hope to have sorted out next week, but there is still plenty of Penn State Nittany Lion news heading into this weekend's opener against FIU. Tune in to hear about the status of Andrew Quarless, the latest PSU Depth Chart, Big Ten Network issues, and much more as we get set for a brand new season. Oh and it appears Joe has found an alternate way into Beaver Stadium on Saturday (see above!). We will have our full season preview next week with both hosts as we prepare for what should be another stellar season of Penn State Football.

2007 Penn State Defense Video

Another great video popped up on YouTube, this one courtesy of user mayormcheez. Great job with this one mayormcheez, the music is set perfectly and has a ton of highlights from last season. The quality is compressed down for YouTube but still great stuff. Head over to YouTube and check out more of the user created Penn State videos.

Friday, May 25, 2007

2005 Penn State v. Michigan State Montage

With both Ryan & I graduating a week ago, we're feeling a bit nostalgic for Dear Old State and wanted to post this video from the 2005 regular season finale against Michigan State. One of our good friends Mark Loucks filmed and edited this video after the Lions won the Big Ten Title in East Lansing in November of 2005. It is a great reminder of what a fantastic season that was and what we all hope to see again this fall as the Lions strive for another Big Ten Championship. Enjoy the summer and we're less than 100 days till the kickoff of the 2007 season.

Penn State vs. Minnesota 2006 Archive

The Blue White Football Podcast Archive is back to bring you the thrilling broadcast of Penn State's 2006 victory over Minnesota. Mike Wolf & Ryan Chadwick had the call from the Metrodome in Minneapolis and were on the edge of their seats for every moment of this overtime shocker.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Blue White Football Podcast #32

Mike & Ryan are back for their final podcast before the summer takes full effect. The guys discuss the charges that were dropped against the four Nittany Lions as well as react to the draft results for several former Penn Staters. Sean Fitz from Blue White Illustrated also gives us an update on some of the recruiting news for Penn State. Join the guys for this final podcast of Spring 2007.

Friday, May 04, 2007

Charges Against King, Sales, Hayes and Sargeant All Dropped!

Nittany Lion star cornerback Justin King has had all charges against him dropped, after a preliminary hearing determined that there was not enough evidence to prosecute him. King had been charged with criminal trespass, disorderly conduct and harassment stemming from the apartment fight on April 1st which led to the arrest of six PSU football players. Dan Galway, a friend of the Blue White Football Podcast, covered the preliminary hearing this morning for the Centre County Report and was kind enough to give us this video.

This is great news for the football program and not a surprise when you consider the initial word had been that King was acting as a peacemaker when he entered the apartment. Information is continuing to come out of the preliminary hearing and Mike & Ryan will be back early next week to discuss what went down in court Friday and several of the topics many of you have brought up in emails. Please keep the comments & emails coming and check back for more news as it breaks.

Update @ 6:50 p.m. 5/4/07:

After the charges against Justin King were dropped earlier this morning, three other Nittany Lions saw the same outcome late this afternoon. Tyrell Sales, Jerome Hayes, and Lydell Sargeant have all had the charges of criminal trespass, disorderly conduct and harassment dropped as well. The situations surrounding Anthony Scirrotto and Chris Baker have yet to be determined.

Friday, April 27, 2007

Blue White Podcast Brief: Six Nittany Lions Charged in Fight

Charges have been filed against six Penn State Football players Friday after an apartment fight in April left one man in the hospital.

Anthony Scirotto, Chris Baker, Justin King, Lydell Sargaent, Jerome Hayes, and Tyrell Sales are all facing charges. The arraignment for the players will take place today and more information is forth coming.

Update @ 3:55 p.m. 4/27/07:

Statement from Coach Joe Paterno

"Speaking for our football staff, we are very concerned with the accusations made today and will determine the appropriate consequence for each player's status on the team when due process has transpired. Until such time, we will have no further comment regarding the situation."

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Blue White Football Podcast #31

Mike & Ryan are back to discuss the Blue White game and the draft prospects for some of Penn State's former stars. Join the guys as they discuss the performances from the game as well as what it all means in the long run for Nittany Lions fans. Also, the guys discuss their future and what to expect from the Blue White Football Podcast down the road. Check back later in the week for an exclusive interview with former Lion and NFL prospect Tim Shaw.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Blue White Game Video 2007!

Spring has finally arrived in Happy Valley and so with it, the 2007 Blue White Game. Penn Staters got their first look at some of the new numbers that will be tearing up the turf at Beaver Stadium over the next few years. The Nittany Lion fans, coaches, and players also used the game to honor those who lost their lives at Virginia Tech this past week by changing the usual S Zone into an orange and maroon VT. Check out this video with highlights from the game as well as pre and post game interviews. Plenty more to come this week from Blue White Football Podcast so be sure to check back in the next few days for more!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Blue White Football Podcast #30

Unfortunate happenings around Happy Valley the past couple weeks have led to a slew of issues that could severely hurt the Nittany Lions down the road. In this edition of the Blue White Football Podcast, Mike & Ryan discuss the apartment fight that involved numerous football players, Spencer Ridenhour's car accident, Antonio Logan-El leaving the team, as well as the NCAA forcing students to take down a facebook group centered around blue chip recruit Terrelle Pryor. Join the guys as they delve into these issues and check back in the next couple of weeks for a preview of the Blue White Game.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Spring Practice Video 2007!

Spring Football has begun! The Nittany Lions and Joe Paterno were back in action on Friday with the start of spring practices at Holuba Hall. Tune in for an early look at the 2007 squad and what to expect on the both sides of the ball next season. We will be returning with a new show in a few weeks and we are less than a month away from the culmination of spring practice, the Blue White Game!

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Blue White Football Podcast #29

The 2007 Recruiting Class is in! And Mike & Ryan are back to discuss the entire group of 21 which will make up the class of 2011 for the Penn State Nittany Lions. The guys discuss the unfortunate situation with running back recruit Broderick Green, the standouts of the class, and also sit down with one of its members, Linebacker Nathan Stupar. We're also joined by's Pat Tholey as he helps us breakdown the class and look ahead to what players might be in the Nittany Lions' future next recruiting season.

Friday, February 02, 2007

Blue White Senior Bowl Brief

Mike & Ryan join up for a brief show this week to discuss the performances by three Nittany Lions at the Senior Bowl last week, including Tony Hunt who earned himself the game MVP, as well as other news out of Happy Valley. Sean Fitz of Blue White Illustrated Magazine joins us to discuss the Lions' recruiting class thus far and what we are likely to see before signing day this Wednesday. The guys also discuss former Penn Stater Robbie Gould's emergence with the Chicago Bears as they get ready for the Super Bowl this upcoming sunday. Enjoy this week's show and check back next week for our full Recruiting recap as the class of 2011 signs on the dotted line.

Note: The Lions did pick up another recruit after we taped this week's show. Chimaeze Okoli became PSU's 21st commitment on Friday after he announced that he chose to be a Nittany Lion over a Hokie of Virginia Tech. As Sean Fitz mentions on the show, Okoli was one of Penn State's final targets heading into this last week of recruiting and adds to an already solid group of players.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Blue White Football Podcast #28

Finally back into the full swing of our final semester at Penn State, Mike & Ryan are back for some thoughts on the Outback Bowl. The guys also get into some other stories surrounding the Nittany Lions including the news that Austin Scott has declared for the NFL Draft according to, some recruiting news and a look ahead to this weekend's Senior Bowl. It may be the offseason for PSU but there is still plenty of news in this edition of the Blue White Football Podcast.

The Outback Bowl 2007

After an 8-4 regular season without a marquee victory the Nittany Lions traveled to Tampa, Florida for a January 1st matchup with the #17 Volunteers of Tennessee. Join Mike & Ryan for this final play by play broadcast of the 2006-07 season as Penn State dominated the Vols on their way to a 20-10 win.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

#40 Dan Connor is Returning to Penn State!

After what seems to be an early offseason where every big time player on every big team is making the leap to the NFL, Penn State's Dan Connor is coming back for his final season with the Nittany Lions. Clearly the great performance in the Outback Bowl has given everyone confidence in the Lions heading into next year and with Connor returning to lead a solid defensive unit there is no doubt that the Penn State D will once again be one of the best in the nation.

A guy like Poz is obviously irreplaceable, but with Dan Connor, Sean Lee, Jerome Hayes, Tyrell Sales, and others carrying on the tradition of Linebacker U, next year looks to be another great season for Penn State Football. Only 231 days till FIU comes to Happy Valley! (Hopefully the Lions can avoid a fight)

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Outback Bowl Highlight Video

The Lions finally put everything together in this season's finale against the Volunteers in the Outback Bowl, with an impressive 20-10 win, negating all of that SEC speed. This great rundown of the Bowl game was created by Rob Yanovitch from NC, check out some of his other videos on YouTube. Big thanks go out to Rob for putting together a great video. The big win over the SLOWER Volunteers, helped the Lions finish at #24 in the AP poll and sets them up for a great 2007.

The spring semester starts up next week, so Ryan & Mike will finally be back together to give their full reaction to the Outback Bowl, some thoughts on recruiting, and an initial outlook on the 2007 season.

Oh..and Dan Connor is returning to Penn State for a National Championship season!