The Obligatory PSU Podcast

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Penn State skips a bowl and heads right into making over its roster.

Show Notes

And we're back. After enjoying some time off for the holidays (just like Penn State), the guys return to wrap up the 2020 bowl season and dig into the surprising amount of early roster news for the Nittany Lions - from transfers and departures to recruiting to an influx of new blood via the transfer portal. Say what you will about the portal, it's here to stay (at least for the time being), so it's nice to see James Franklin and his staff importing talent to Happy Valley instead of just shipping it out. Come from the Penn State talk, stay for the bizarre Christmas tree rituals of Mike the Mailman's childhood and Brandon hellish story of getting stranded in Cleveland. It's good to be back in the saddle, and we're glad you're along for the ride.

HOSTED BY: Brandon Noble, Mike Herr, Kevin Horne, Chris Buchignani

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.