Football 2005 year in review

November 08, 2005

The 2005 Penn State football season -- not just the games, but events surrounding the games -- has been documented in pictures on Penn State Live. To review the season, click on the links below.


Nittany Lions return home as Big Ten champions
Nov. 19, 2005

After defeating Michigan State to win the Big Ten championship and earn a spot in one of the BCS bowl games, the team returned to Penn State's University Park campus for a welcome-back rally at Rec Hall.

For pictures, visit http://live.psu.edu/still_life/2005_11_19_football/index.html


Crowd gathers to cheer Nittany Lions
Nov. 18, 2005

Penn State fans showed their support for the Nittany Lion football team at a send-off event at the Lasch Football Building.

For pictures, visit http://live.psu.edu/still_life/2005_11_18_football/index.html


Penn State wins piece of Big Ten title
Nov. 5, 2005

With its 35-14 victory over Wisconsin, Penn State clinched a piece of the Big Ten title.

For pictures, visit http://live.psu.edu/still_life/2005_11_05_game/index.html


Concession stands earn funds for student groups, local charities
Nov. 5, 2005

Penn State's economic impact on the region during home football games has been well-documented. However, the impact reaches beyond the obvious money spent on hotel rooms and at restaurants and shops downtown. Even the souvenirs and food purchased at Beaver Stadium have an economic impact beyond the University, thanks to a give-back program that returns 13 percent of the proceeds from sales at concession and souvenir stands at Beaver Stadium to the student and community organizations that operate the stands. In addition, groups can earn an extra percent (14 percent total) if they hawk food and drink products in the seating areas, according to David L. Baker, assistant athletic director at Penn State.

Read the full story at http://live.psu.edu/story/14512
For pictures, visit http://live.psu.edu/still_life/2005_11_05_concessions/index.html


Paterno drops by Paternoville for a visit
Nov. 3, 2005

"Joepa's here! Joepa's here!" With a mighty wave and a vanload of pizza, Penn State's Head Football Coach Joe Paterno dropped by the tent city that bears his name. Paterno's visit delighted the students camped out in front of the student entrance of Beaver Stadium, a place they dubbed Paternoville. Students are camped out to be first in line to get the best spots for this Saturday's game against Wisconsin.

For pictures, visit http://live.psu.edu/still_life/2005_11_03_paternoville/index.html


Paternoville forms again
Oct. 31, 2005

Paternoville is populated once again. The tent city, first set up by students outside Beaver Stadium in advance of the Ohio State game, returned to a lesser degree for Homecoming this past weekend, as well. This week, the first tents popped up Sunday afternoon in anticipation of this Saturday's Big Ten showdown with Wisconsin. By Monday morning, about a dozen tents were set up outside the student gate at Beaver Stadium.

For details on the original Paternoville, go to http://live.psu.edu/story/13895 online.
For pictures, visit http://live.psu.edu/still_life/2005_10_31_paternoville/index.html


Homecoming draws alumni from all over the world
Oct. 29, 2005

Homecoming festivities continued Saturday, as the Penn State Alumni Association had a tailgate tent set up outside The Bryce Jordan Center, across the street from Beaver Stadium. The Alumni Association had tables full of blue-and-white shakers available for alumni to take into the game.

For pictures, visit http://live.psu.edu/still_life/2005_10_29_homecoming/index.html


Penn State downs Purdue for Homecoming victory
Oct. 29, 2005

The captains -- #31 Paul Posluszny, #12 Mike Robinson and #21 Alan Zemaitis emerge from the tunnel.

For pictures, visit http://live.psu.edu/still_life/2005_10_29_game/index.html


Homecoming parade delights crowd
Oct. 28, 2005

Brittany Wood and Chrissy Prosperi of Alpha Delta Pi, did some chalk drawing in the prime viewing space they staked out on College Avenue for the Homecoming parade.

For pictures, visit http://live.psu.edu/still_life/2005_10_28_parade/index.html


Homecoming activities under way
Oct. 28, 2005

Gypsy and Crazymoon -- "Gypsy" Denise Peachey on keyboard and vocals; Scott Bachman on guitar; Kevin Shane on bass; and Andrew Jackson on drums -- performed over the lunch hour at the HUB-Robeson Center on Penn State's University Park campus to kick off Homecoming weekend activities.

For pictures, visit http://live.psu.edu/still_life/2005_10_28_homecoming/index.html


Students work to 'white out' poor sportsmanship
Oct. 27, 2005

Junior Katy Hatfield, director of Greek Affairs in the Penn State Undergraduate Student Government, left, and sophomore Ashley Hill, USG internal development director, fold some of the new #1 Fan shirts that USG is distributing free to student fans in an effort to "white out" poor sportsmanship at this weekend's football game against Purdue.

For more information about the campaign, go to http://live.psu.edu/story/14258 online.
For pictures, visit http://live.psu.edu/still_life/2005_10_27_shirts/index.html


Alumni Association sponsors pre-game pep rally
Oct. 15, 2005

Penn State fans relax under trees on the University of Michigan golf course awaiting the start of the pre-game pep rally sponsored by the Penn State Alumni Association Saturday in Ann Arbor.

For pictures, visit http://live.psu.edu/still_life/2005_10_15_football/index.html


ESPN College GameDay goes live from Penn State
Oct. 8, 2005

The ESPN College GameDay crew set up shop outside The Bryce Jordan Center today (Oct. 8). ESPN has had a huge presence in Happy Valley this weekend, as ESPN2's Cold Pizza broadcast live yesterday, ESPN College GameDay went live from University Park today and the game between the Penn State Nittany Lions and the Ohio State Buckeyes will be broadcast on ESPN tonight.

For pictures, visit http://live.psu.edu/still_life/2005_10_08_gameday/index.html


Media flock to Penn State for a big game
Oct. 8, 2005

National media flocked to Penn State University Park in advance of this weekend's football game between the Penn State Nittany Lions and the Ohio State Buckeyes. The ESPN2 Cold Pizza crew came to town for a live broadcast Friday morning.

For pictures, visit http://live.psu.edu/still_life/2005_10_08_football/index.html


Penn State welcomes Cold Pizza to campus
Oct. 7, 2005

ESPN2's Cold Pizza was in town Friday, Oct. 7, in advance of the Penn State-Ohio State matchup on Saturday. The show broadcast live from the Penn State University Park campus.

For pictures, visit http://live.psu.edu/still_life/2005_10_07_coldpizza/index.html


ESPN sets up for broadcasts; students expand 'Paternoville'
Oct. 6, 2005

Trucks were lined up outside The Bryce Jordan Center Thursday afternoon, getting set up for a busy weekend at Penn State. On Friday morning, ESPN2's Cold Pizza will broadcast live from outside the Jordan Center, and then on Saturday, ESPN GameDay will broadcast live from the same location throughout the day.

For pictures, visit http://live.psu.edu/still_life/2005_10_06_football/index.html


'Paternoville' grows as students prepare for Saturday's game
Oct. 5, 2005

With more than three days left until Penn State takes on Ohio State, "Paternoville," the name given to the increasing number of tents outside of Beaver Stadium, has grown to approximately 30 tents. Penn State students are camping out to ensure the best seats in the student section of the stadium for Saturday's game.

For pictures, visit http://live.psu.edu/still_life/2005_10_05_paternoville/index.html


Students line up early for good seats
Oct. 3, 2005

Chris Hannifan, freshman in international politics, is busy studying for a 2:15 test. He and eight other friends are camping in shifts until they can exchange their vouchers for tickets to Saturday's game against Ohio State. They've got a long wait -- they won't be able to get their tickets until student gates open about two hours before kickoff on Saturday.

For pictures, visit http://live.psu.edu/still_life/2005_10_03_tickets/index.html


Penn State 44, Minnesota 14
Oct. 1, 2005

The Penn State Nittany Lions defeated Big Ten opponent Minnesota Golden Gophers 44-14, preserving their undefeated season. The Lions now are 5-0 overall, and 2-0 in the Big Ten.

For pictures, visit http://live.psu.edu/still_life/2005_10_01_football/index.html


Penn State celebrates All-University Day
Oct. 1, 2005

Cristen Gregorius, a second-year MBA student in The Smeal College of Business, stocks a cooler with soda at the Smeal-Dickinson School of Law tailgate before the Penn State-Minnesota game.

For pictures, visit http://live.psu.edu/still_life/2005_10_01_allu/index.html


New turf arrives for the Nittany Lions
Sept. 21, 2005

When Beaver Stadium's field began to show signs of wear-and-tear, the decision was made to replace the grass on the playing field. After stripping off the old grass, the dirt is tilled up and the field is leveled.

For pictures, visit http://live.psu.edu/still_life/2005_09_21_stadium_turf/index.html


Police, emergency medical personnel keep fans safe
Sept. 18, 2005

Two important groups of people at every Penn State football game are the police and the emergency medical personnel. Both of these groups staff games from early morning until after the game ends, making sure those attending the game stay safe. Police and emergency medical personnel patrol the parking lots before the game, as well as keeping watch inside the stadium during games. Both groups deal with a wide variety of situations, as depicted in part in the photos that follow.

For pictures, visit http://live.psu.edu/still_life/2005_09_17_football/index.html


Penn State 40, Central Michigan 3
Sept. 17, 2005

For pictures of the game action, http://live.psu.edu/still_life/2005_09_17_game/index.html


Penn State game day: Tailgating
Sept. 10, 2005

One of the great traditions for Penn State football fans is tailgating. A sea of cars with tailgate tents packed one of the Beaver Stadium parking lots as early as 9 a.m. Saturday before the noon game.

For pictures, visit http://live.psu.edu/still_life/2005_09_10_tailgates/index.html


Penn State vs. Cincinnati
Sept. 10, 2005

Penn State football head Coach Joe Paterno waves to fans in the student section as they chant "Joe-Pa" before the game.

For pictures, visit http://live.psu.edu/still_life/2005_09_10_football/index.html


Photo contest winner picked
Sept. 8, 2005

We asked for it, and you gave it to us. More than 225 photos from Saturday's game were submitted for our Penn State football photo contest. It wasn't easy, but we managed to pick a winner. Congratulations to Ashley Stoddard, who submitted the winning photo and won two free club seat tickets to the Central Michigan football game on Sept. 17. A limited number of tickets still are available for this Saturday's game against Cincinnati, as well as for the Sept. 17 contest against Central Michigan. Buy tickets at http://www.GoPSUsports.com online.

For pictures, visit http://live.psu.edu/still_life/2005_09_08_contest/index.html


Penn State football vs. South Florida
Sept. 3, 2005

Quarterback Michael Robinson (12) keeps the ball on this play in early first-quarter action against South Florida.

For pictures, visit http://live.psu.edu/still_life/2005_09_03_game/index.html


The Penn State football game experience
Sept. 3, 2005

A steady stream of traffic made its way into the parking lots before Penn State's opening football game of the 2005 season.

For pictures, visit http://live.psu.edu/still_life/2005_09_03_football/index.html


Fans, team celebrate Penn State Football Eve
Sept. 2, 2005

Fans stopped outside Beaver Stadium to check out the souvenirs at the start of Penn State Football Eve a free event for fans to celebrate Penn State football.

For pictures, visit http://live.psu.edu/still_life/2005_09_02_football_eve/index.html

  • Touchdown, BranDon Snow (30).

    IMAGE: Annemarie Mountz
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