Are you a keen footballer? You must be aware of the famous Pennsylvania State University college football team. Yes, you guessed it right! The Penn State Nittany Lions team was established in the year 1887. With multiple achievements in their kitty, the team is highly notable.
The team has won two National Championships, four Big Ten Conference Championship and has appeared in almost 48 college bowl games. As for their home games, the team plays at the famous Beaver Stadium which is located in the University campus itself. We can say that the university is known for its football team.
The 2018 and 2019 schedule is out and we are here to tell you the same! It started on September 2 and is going to continue till November 24th. The matches shall happen during weekends. The upcoming important dates are the following –
• October 14 V/s Michigan State
• October 20 V/s Indiana
• October 27 V/s Iowa
• November 3 V/s 12 Michigan
• November 10 V/s 15 Wisconsin
• November 17 V/s Rutgers
• November 24 V/s Maryland
Penn State Football Coach
Penn State Nittany Lions Team is strong in all regards. It is coached by James Franklin. James is from Pennsylvania itself and he is a former player as well. Franklin is currently the head coach of the Penn State Lions Team. He has held this position since the year 2014.
This is not his first time as coach because he held the same position at Vanderbilt University for two years. However, James Franklin has served as a coach at Kutztown University as well. In the year 2000, Franklin served as wide receivers coach in University of Maryland. He handled the position with ease and as much grace.
Penn State football rivals
When it comes to college football or International level football, there has to be a rival. In this case, Penn State has a rival too! The famous Ohio State and Penn State rivalry is not unknown for football enthusiasts. Since the year 1993, the two teams have played annually.
Penn State Football recruiting process
As per James Franklin, the team is his family. He ensures that the recruitment process is a personal affair and the parents feel that their son is going in the right hands. According to James, it is not business for them.
The team is hoping to add top talent in their class of 2019. We have a target list ready and our inkling is that the team would be targeting the same! Names like Darnell Wright, Noah Cain, Aaron Young, Ben Smiley, Trevor Keegan, Jakai Moore, Lewis Cine, Adisa Isaac and Zach Harrison are in the recruit list.
Penn State team has a wish list of who they wish to recruit and the above-mentioned names belong to the same. The team gets commitments from the prospective players. The program has clearly offered 100 recruits but only 23 can make it to the final list. Let’s see what happens next! Only time can tell as to who will be in the class of 2019!