Saturday, April 18, 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

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.

About this blog
Joe Juliano has been a staff writer for The Inquirer for 20 years, covering college sports, golf and the Penn Relays.

Joining Joe this season will be John Stuetz, an intern for The Inquirer and senior at Penn State majoring in print journalism and marketing. This is John's third season covering the Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for the Daily Collegian, the university's student newspaper. A native of Glenside, Montgomery County, John graduated from Cheltenham High School.

For Joe, this will be his fifth season on the paper's Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for United Press International from 1976 to 1984.

Reach Joe at jjuliano@phillynews.com.

Joe Juliano Inquirer Staff Writer
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