Penn State Nittany Lions Football Schedule in 2014
The Penn State Nittany Lions are ready to roar this season as
they take to the gridiron to face off with some of the toughest teams in the NCAA ranks. The Nittany Lions always have a collection
of talented players with the potential to make some serious noise. The Lions call the Big Ten Conference home, a league that
features some of the best teams in the entire nation. Penn State is coming off a 2013 season in which the team notched a 7-5
record to go along with a.500 mark in conference play. While that certainly makes for a solid year, the standards at a school
like Penn State are higher, and the team will be working hard to improve in 2014. Playing in the Big Ten never makes for an
easy schedule, and the Nittany Lions will host some challenging opponents this season. It should be a thrilling year of Penn
State football in 2014, and you can be there in the stands to see this team try to take home a huge victory.
Lions have some tough matchups this season, but the toughest might be when the Ohio State Buckeyes come to visit. The Buckeyes
are always one of the best teams in the country, as well as the conference, and they've routinely got a roster filled with
top recruits. The Buckeyes will look to take down the Nittany Lions in this matchup, and Penn State will have to give it their
all to win the game.
The team will finish out their home schedule on November 9th when they host the Michigan State
Spartans at Beaver Stadium. The Spartans often have a top team in the Big Ten, and the Nittany Lions know that they're going
to have to lay it all on the line to finish out their 2014 home stand with a victory.
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The Penn State Nittany Lions are part of the Big Ten Conference, which has recently seen a shakeup
with the addition of two teams into the conference: the Maryland Terrapins and Rutgers Scarlet Knights. Both of these teams
play in Penn State's division, the East Division, along with the Indiana Hoosiers, Michigan Wolverines, Michigan State Spartans,
and Ohio State Buckeyes. Other teams in the Big Ten's West Division include the Purdue Boilermakers, Illinois Fighting Illini,
Iowa Hawkeyes, Minnesota Golden Gophers, Wisconsin Badgers, Nebraska Cornhuskers, and Northwestern Wildcats. The Big Ten is
comprised of some of the best college football teams in the country, as teams like Ohio State and Michigan have combined for
18 national titles over the last century. The Nittany Lions are always scrambling to top the Big Ten, and this might just
be the year that the Penn State football team makes big run for the Big Ten Conference title. Will they be able to top the
conference this season? Stay tuned into the college football madness to find out.
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As a Big Ten powerhouse, the Penn State Nittany Lions see several conference rivalries that have sparked
over the last several years. One of the oldest -- although dormant until recently -- rivals of the Nittany Lions is the Maryland
Terrapins, one of the team's biggest competitors in the early 1900s. The Maryland - Penn State rivalry heated up during the
1960s and continued into the '90s, but eventually fell silent. Now with the addition of Maryland into the Big Ten Conference,
it looks like the Nittany Lions will yet again get the Terrapins back as a big rival on the football field. When it comes
to Big Ten rivals, there are several trophy games between Penn State and other conference teams, including the Michigan State
Spartans. Penn State and Michigan State battled for the Land Grant Trophy between 1993 and 2010, and the big game will start
up again with the 2014 season. Penn State and Minnesota also have a rivalry going for the Governor's Victory Bell, which has
been in effect since 1993. Outside of the Big Ten, the Nittany Lions see rivalries against the Syracuse Orange, Temple Owls
and West Virginia Mountaineers.
Penn State Nittany Lions Football Tournament History
Penn State has earned
more than 40 bowl game berths, and the team was dubbed national championship winners in 1982, when they won the Sugar Bowl,
and 1986, when they won the Fiesta Bowl. Both of those glory years were coached by Paterno, helping to make him one of the
winningest coaches in football history. Aside from their two official national championship titles, the Nittany Lions have
also had several undefeated seasons, including those in 1887, 1912, 1968, 1969, 1973, 1986 and 1994.
Nittany Lions Football Trivia
Did you know that Beaver Stadium, the site for home games featuring the Penn State Nittany
Lions football team, can hold more than 100,000 people?
That's right, with a capacity of just over 105,000 this stadium
can accommodate loads of fans that arrive to enjoy the play of this top football team.