2014 Penn State Nittany Lions Football Schedule
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 10 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. It all
gets going early on with a unique game against the UCF Knights on Aug. 30, as Penn State and Central Florida will actually
play at Croke Park in Dublin, Ireland. Other games that will have plenty of fanfare on the road against the Wolverines on
Oct. 11, a home game that will pit Penn State against Ohio State on Oct. 25 and home against new Big Ten rival Maryland on
Nov. 1. Both home and on the road, the Lions have plenty of big-time matchups that you know you'll want to be a part of, giving
you lots of opportunities to see if the Lions have what it takes to make a move up the conference standings.
State Nittany Lions Football Team Info
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 10's West Division include the Purdue Boilermakers, Illinois
Fighting Illini, Iowa Hawkeyes, Minnesota Golden Gophers, Wisconsin Badgers, Nebraska Cornhuskers, and Northwestern Wildcats.
Over the years, players like Franco Harris, Dave Robinson, Jack Ham and many more have come through campus, and this is the
type of program that always has plenty of talent from one year to the next.
And this spring the Nittany Lions once again
started to show the strength of the program, as they have another group of up-and-coming playmakers to go along with the established
upperclassmen looking to take their game to the next level. The annual Blue-White game showed that the Lions have some very
talented players in their backfield and on their defensive line in particularly, showing that they have two major keys to
success in one of the toughest conference in football. Add in some major signs of improvement in their passing game and some
electrifying playmaking ability in their receiving corps and the Nittany Lions appear to be locked and loaded headed into
another season sure to be filled with nail-biting action.
College football, as much as
any other sport, is simply one of those sports that can't be captured from home no matter how impressive your flatscreen and
sharp your sound system is. When the Lions are driving down the field in a game that is sure to have the attention of all
the fans in the area, the pulse of the crowd will be nothing short of electric and you'll end up with a sporting experience
that you'll be talking about a long time after it's all over. With thousands of fellow fans at your side and some of the top
players in the Big 10 on the field, you'll be in for a treat that will have you kicking yourself for not making it out to
see the Lions much sooner. No matter how many options there are these days to follow the action, it just doesn't get any better
Penn State Nittany Lions Football 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. Over the years, the Lions have established one of the most prominent
programs in the entire country, giving them a tradition that few programs can even think of rivaling.
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.
Penn State Nittany Lions
As a Big 10 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 10 Conference,
it looks like the Nittany Lions will yet again get the Terrapins back as a big rival on the football field. With plenty of
rivalries and a schedule absolutely filled to the brim with exciting matchups, you're sure to see Nittany Lions fans out in
force all season long as the Lions look to pile up the wins and make a move up the conference standings.