The Obligatory PSU Podcast

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Moving past Penn State's loss to Ohio State, looking ahead to Maryland, complaining about rankings.

Show Notes

Maybe moral victories are the best we can hope for when it comes to Penn State versus Ohio State. As another year passes without a win over the Buckeyes (this time handing OSU its longest winning streak against the Nittany Lions - five games and counting), most of Nittany Nation seems satisfied that the team played well and didn't get embarrassed. How much of that stems directly from the team's inspired and generally competent play in Columbus so starkly contrasting with the previous weekend's circus of ineptitude and shame versus Illinois is up for debate. What can't be disputed is the opportunity still awaiting Penn State if the Lions can continue to build on their solid, if insufficient performance at the Horseshoe. Two teams awaiting in the final four weeks of the regular season appear in the top ten of this year's first (and quite possibly the dumbest) edition of the college football playoff rankings. Mailman, Chris, and Kevin wrap up the Ohio State game, grouse about the lunacy of the selection committee's twisted and contradictory ranking logic, and look ahead to Penn State's trip to College Park to face Maryland.

HOSTED BY: Mike "The Mailman" 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.