'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Minnesota went all in with three first-round picks.
The white banner fluttered in a stiff breeze before being removed from the east facade of Beaver Stadium to reveal "2012" in bold, blue numerals next to the years marking unbeaten or championship campaigns.
The whispers from some younger Penn State defensive backs about transferring started after the 0-2 start, disappeared after the five-game winning streak and resurfaced after a loss to Big Ten rival Ohio State.
If you are a college football coach in need of a player or two, Penn State's misfortune could turn out to be your team's lucky strike.
More than 30 Penn State football players say they're staying in Happy Valley despite NCAA sanctions that will keep the Nittany Lions out of a bowl game for the rest of their careers.
The Penn State football players looked on stoically as two of their teammates announced to the world: "We're going to see this thing through."
Penn State tailback Silas Redd still stands by his former coach Joe Paterno. Defensive tackle Jordan Hill does, too.
Eager to play after being relegated to reserve status, Nate Stupar didn't envision spending so much time on the field Saturday under such unwelcome circumstances.
Wrap up the tailback on the tackle. Knock blockers to the ground. Fly to the ball.
Linebacker U. didn't live up to its lofty standards this season.
The past, present and future of Penn State football blended together perfectly at Beaver Stadium to create one memorable night.
Linebacker U. will have a new look this year.
"I don't know if I can even really put that in words right now," he said. "Maybe in a couple of years from now I'll be able to look back and answer. I am just proud to be a part of it. It's been the most fun I've ever had playing with the people I've never been closer to."
"We take this as an opportunity to create our own legacy," Mauti said. "This program was not built by one man and it's sure as hell not going to get torn down by one man. This program was built on every alumni, every single player that came before us, built on their backs."