The main entrance for traffic into Penn State was just another block West on Pollock at North Atherton and hundreds of people drove or walked by the Phi Delt house on a daily basis. As Barney and two of his teammates, Joe Yukica and Jim Dooley, remembered, the next preseason the players utilized what was then a new residence building directly across the street from Beaver Field, McKee Hall. Many of them are about legendary coach Joe Paterno, mostly good but there are a handfull of bad ones too. These are the words of Lou Prato, reprinted with his permission. Collins played more than three seasons with Carolina, five with New York, two with Oakland, and half of a season with New Orleans before finishing out his career with Tennessee the last five years.
Student, alumni, and town interest in today's game will determine whether a Blue-White clash is to become a permanent feature of the Penn State picture. Today the university enrollment hovers in the mid 40,000s, with undergraduate and graduate students from around the world. Defensive and offensive linemen not including three tight ends dominate the list with 21, followed by eight linebackers and five running backs, and including two kickers and a punter, Bob Parsons of the Chicago Bears, who also doubled occasionally as a tight end. Then in 2002 Pollock Road was closed at Atherton Street to make way for the new Information Technology and Services building, and a new campus entrance was built at Atherton and Curtin Road between Rec Hall and the Lion Shrine statue. That gradually changed as the campus expanded eastward, opening up new or revitalized access roads into campus. He originally signed in 2006, leaving his starting job at Oakland to be backup to rookie Vince Young, who had led Texas to the national championship in 2005. It's kind of sad that it's gone.
Hundreds of thousands of students passed by the location over the years without realizing the football significance of the recently demolished Phi Delta Theta fraternity house that stood there decades. Many players stayed there during the academic year as well as preseason but once a player joined a fraternity he was permitted to move into his fraternity house if he desired. The team tried again to raise money for a scholarship fund at the second Bucket Bowl in 1952 but it wasn't too successful, either, maybe because there was a baseball game against Lafayette going on at the same time in the adjacent Beaver Field facility. In the 1950s, this fraternity was the late summer preseason home for the football team as the players practiced for the upcoming season. In fact, on the same day of Penn State's inaugural Blue-White game, arch rival Pitt finished its spring practice at St. A Historical Landmark for Penn State's Football Team is Gone Phi Delta Theta house had historical tie to Penn State Football Sept.
Bill Hockersmith kicked the extra point. But to wind up practice, Engle agreed to an intrasquad scrimmage sponsored by the Alumni Association for the benefit of the scholarship fund. New grass had just been planted on Beaver Field, so State College High School agreed to let the game be played on Memorial Field. Register a Free 1 month Trial Account. It was in 1955 that the White team won for the first time--ending the losing streak for one particular young Engle assistant who had been helping coach the White team each year.
Surprisingly, they readily agreed but there were no additional scrimmages against outside teams. During its heyday that Burrowes-Pollock intersection was arguably the busiest spot on campus. It's too bad they tore it down. Of the six original fraternity houses, just four remain. That first Blue-White game touchdown that Anders scored came late in the first half and the White team could never get past the Blues' 20-yard line. Today, few of Penn State's hundreds of athletes belong to a fraternity or a sorority and the public perception of fraternities and fraternity life is poor.
The title of his book is particurly sick. In that era, the fans were usually allowed to watch all the practice scrimmages. The only other quarterback in the group is Milt Plum, who spent 13 years 1957-69 with four different teams and was a starter in Cleveland and Detroit from 1957-67. Furthermore, in the 1950s, Penn State was a relatively medium-sized, college with a predominantly undergraduate student population in the 11,000-16,000 range. Perhaps they just ran out of water buckets. It contains crucial information such as important dates, player nicknames, memorable moments, and outstanding achievements by singular players.
For serious football fans wanting to relive the most unforgettable, extraordinary, and gut-wrenching moments in Penn State's history, this account explores the team's greatest plays, providing context, back story, relevant circumstances, and comments from those directly involved in each play. But as the college evolved into a world class university in the 1970s and 1980s, campus culture changed and so did fraternities. Paterno, then an assistant coach, was a bachelor and he spent more time overseeing the players than most of the other coaches. He also threw for 206 touchdowns and a 55. I have been a Penn State fan my entire life, with this list I searched and searched and searched for as many Penn State books as I could. Also included is two books written by victims of Sandusky.
The E-mail message field is required. I found a book of dirty jokes about Penn State fans. There were just an estimated 500 or so people on hand when that initial game was played on a cold and windy Saturday afternoon in a high school stadium for the benefit of Penn State's general scholarship fund. After the 7-0 win in the first game, the Blues had won by 18-6 and 12-6 before a 12-12 tie in 1954. Books abot the history of the football program. I included many books about the whole Jerry Sandusky mess including a book written by Sandusky himself many years before this whole disgusting matter became public. Hood also has vivid memories of the football team staying there because the house had to be cleaned once the football team left.