Wednesday, September 2, 2015

PSU set to take on Navy

The line snaked down Curtin Road, leading up to a grassy hill by tunnel on the West end of Beaver Stadium.

PSU set to take on Navy

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Penn State has yet to win a game through their first two games of the season. (Gene J. Puskar/AP photo)
Penn State has yet to win a game through their first two games of the season. (Gene J. Puskar/AP photo)
PSU football team arrives to face Navy Video: PSU football team arrives to face Navy

The line snaked down Curtin Road, leading up to a grassy hill by tunnel on the West end of Beaver Stadium.

It was two and a half hours before kickoff of Penn State's second home game of the season -- against Navy (0-1) -- but hundreds of fans were there. They waited, patiently, many wearing t-shirts that said things like, "Still Proud to Support PSU Football" and "One Team."

Indeed, it appears most Penn State fans are still proud to support Bill O'Brien's squad, which is seeking its first win of the season.

At 12:51, a blue school bus pulled up and the crowd errupted. They clapped loudly for the next 15 minutes as Penn State players -- led by O'Brien -- exited the bus and walked into the stadium.

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Many players waved to the crowd and some even high-fived fans in the front row.

When the final player walked into the stadium, the crowd erupted into a "We Are.." chant.

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Joe Juliano has been a staff writer for The Inquirer for 30 years, covering covering Penn State football, Villanova basketball and other college sports, along with golf and the Penn Relays. This is his seventh season on The Inquirer’s Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for United Press International from 1976-84.

Joining Joe this season will be Erin McCarthy, an intern for The Inquirer and a junior at Penn State majoring in print and digital journalism. This is Erin's first season on the Penn State football beat. She previously spent two summers as an Inquirer summer intern on the Pennsylvania and South Jersey desks. She is also an editor for the Daily Collegian, the university's student newspaper. A Delaware County native, Erin graduated from Episcopal Academy.

Reach Joe at jjuliano@phillynews.com.

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