The Obligatory PSU Podcast

Kevin Horne and Brandon Noble on 2-0 Penn State's trip to Auburn.

Show Notes

Like the phoenix rising from the ashes, or brain-eating zombies rising from the dead, or Notre Dame football underperforming unearned lofty expectations - the Obligatory podcast is back, and with it, perhaps a whiff of increased normalcy in our college football lives. After surviving a close call against Purdue in their now-traditional road conference opener and delivering a routine September ass-kicking to the MACrificial lamb Ohio Bobcats (exacting revenge for spoiling Gerald Hodges' 2012 debut at punt returner), Penn State looks ahead to an inflection point on its 2022 schedule, a road trip to SEC country to face the Auburn Tigers. Will the stifling Alabama heat (well, the humidity, really), absurd travel arrangements, and the second of numerous [color]-Outs awaiting on this year's slate prove sufficient to stymie the now 22nd-ranked Nittany Lions? Brandon and Kevin resuscitate our long-dormant pod to discuss. #BeatAuburn

HOSTED BY: Brandon Noble, Kevin Horne

What is The Obligatory PSU Podcast?

The Obligatory PSU Podcast features wide-ranging discussions of Penn State sports, Nittany Lions football in particular, and all things Penn State and Happy Valley from the cast of The Obligatory PSU Pregame Show: Former Penn State and NFL defensive lineman Brandon Noble (’92-97), campus icon Mike “the Mailman” Herr, Onward State managing editor emeritus Kevin Horne, and Nittany Valley Society president Chris Buchignani. Along with a rotating cast of characters from around State College and across Nittany Nation, the guys focus on the stories, issues, and personalities surrounding the Blue and White fan experience.

The Obligatory PSU Podcast delivers fun and insightful commentary on the teams, University, and place that are beloved by many thousands of students, alumni, and fans. There’s no pretense of objectivity or “journalistic” distance here; these guys are here because they care, and their Penn State knowledge and love shine through in every installment. The goal is to touch on a broad variety of topics relating to the Nittany Lions in conversations that are frequently funny and occasionally profound, all while enjoying a few (or more) adult beverages. If you’ve got Penn State in your blood, you’ll enjoy sharing the journey with us.