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Episode 3.20: Wrapping Up The 2018 Season
Jan 10 • 66 min
Well, that certainly was a year of football. On today’s episode of Roar Lions Radio, Bill and Matt tie a bow on the 2018 Penn State football season. The pair discuss the bowl game, the year on the whole, look forward to the 2019 campaign, and talk some…
Hoops Episode 3.2: The Lions Sit At 4-4
Dec 6, 2018 • 55 min
Penn State basketball sits at 4-4 with an 0-2 mark in conference play, which is less than ideal. On today’s edition of Roar Lions Radio, the guys discuss where the team stands right now, looks at how it got here, and has a lengthy conversation about…
Episode 3.19: Wrapping Up The Regular Season
Dec 5, 2018 • 79 min
It’s been a hot second since we’ve done a football podcast. To make up for it, we did a podcast that took far too much time in which we discussed just about everything that’s worth discussing from the last month or so.
Episode 3.18: Penn State vs. Wisconsin Recap
Nov 13, 2018 • 59 min
Hey, Penn State beat Wisconsin! That’s fun. Today’s edition of Roar Lions Radio talks about it. Please enjoy.
Hoops Episode 3.1: Previewing The Season
Nov 6, 2018 • 53 min
Folks, it’s Penn State basketball season. Get all prepared for this season by listening to our first hoops pod of the year, which includes a preview for the 2018-19 campaign and a discussion of the team’s exhibition against West Virginia.
Episode 3.17: Penn State vs. Michigan Recap
Nov 5, 2018 • 56 min
This wasn’t fun! Today’s Roar Lions Radio recaps Penn State’s blowout loss to Michigan in Ann Arbor. It may have been our most somber episode yet.
Episode 3.16: Indiana Recap/Iowa Preview with Ty Hildenbrant of the Solid Verbal
Oct 24, 2018 • 48 min
Roar Lions Radio is back to recap the win over Indiana and preview the upcoming matchup with No. 18 Iowa, with the help of Ty Hildenbrandt, the host of the Solid Verbal. Nick and Ty talk about what went wrong and what went right against the Hoosiers, what…
Episode 3.15: Penn State vs. Indiana Preview
Oct 18, 2018 • 62 min
It’s PUNTWEEK, friends. To get you prepped for Penn State’s game against Indiana, we brought our pals Ben Raphel and Jacob Rude from Crimson Quarry onto the pod.
Episode 3.14: Penn State vs. Michigan State Recap And A Mailbag
Oct 15, 2018 • 75 min
Penn State lost. We didn’t have any desire to dive into it, so instead, we took a bunch of mailbag questions! Please have more fun listening to this than you had watching on Saturday afternoon.
Episode 3.13: Penn State vs. Michigan State Preview
Oct 12, 2018 • 61 min
Penn State’s bye week is over, and now, the Nittany Lions are focused on a Land-Grant Trophy showdown with Michigan State. Bill and Matt break things down, but first, Bill is joined by Chris Vanini of The Athletic to talk about this year’s Spartan squad.
Episode 3.12: Penn State vs. Ohio State Recap
Sep 30, 2018 • 64 min
Well then! Penn State lost to Ohio State. It was a tough game, one which Bill and Nick go through from start to finish. The guys then look ahead to how all is hardly lost this season, as a plausible path to the Nittany Lions making the College Football…
Episode 3.11: Penn State vs. Ohio State Preview
Sep 27, 2018 • 55 min
It’s the biggest game of the year, and perhaps one of the biggest Penn State games ever. To get you prepared for the Nittany Lions’ upcoming tilt against Ohio State, the full podcast gang is here, breaking down the game from just about every perspective.…
Episode 3.10: Previewing Ohio State With Eleven Warriors
Sep 26, 2018 • 30 min
It’s finally here. Penn State plays Ohio State this Saturday, and before things kick off, we spoke to our friend Kevin Harrish of Eleven Warriors to get a glimpse of the 2018 Buckeyes squad.
Episode 3.9: Penn State vs. Illinois Recap
Sep 24, 2018 • 56 min
Penn State and Illinois played a football game that looked like it was going to be close for a while, and then, the Nittany Lions absolutely poured it on down the stretch en route to a win. On this edition of Roar Lion Radio, Bill and Intern Matt™ discuss…
Episode 3.8: Penn State vs. Illinois Preview
Sep 20, 2018 • 53 min
Welcome to the weirdest game on Penn State’s schedule. On this edition of Roar Lions Radio, Bill and Nick try to get you ready for this Friday night’s tilt against Illinois before looking at the Nittany Lions’ place in the Big Ten. Then, they run through…
Episode 3.7: Penn State vs. Kent State Recap
Sep 17, 2018 • 76 min
Penn State beat Kent State. It was a blowout, so we didn’t spend too much time talking about it. Instead, we discussed our thoughts on the team through the non-conference slate and looked ahead to what it can achieve once Big Ten play rolls around.
Episode 3.6: Penn State vs. Pitt Recap
Sep 10, 2018 • 58 min
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Episode 3.5: Penn State vs. Pitt Preview
Sep 6, 2018 • 69 min
Welp, it’s Pitt week. To get you prepared, Bill, Matt, and Nick break down the game, do their usual ranting about this dumb sport we all know and love, and at the end, play the @RealPennLive game.
Episode 3.4: Penn State vs. Appalachian State Recap
Sep 4, 2018 • 56 min
Well, that was a close one! On today’s edition of Roar Lions Radio, Bill and Nick look back on a game that was a little too close for comfort: Penn State’s 2018 season opener against Appalachian State.
Episode 3.3: Previewing the Second Half of Penn State’s 2018 Schedule
Aug 31, 2018 • 81 min
It’s time to look at the second half of Penn State’s 2018 schedule. With a little help from some of our friends, we break down the Nittany Lions’ game against Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, and Wisconsin, a stretch that could determine whether this Penn State…
Episode 3.2: Penn State vs. Appalachian State Preview
Aug 28, 2018 • 60 min
Week one is finally here! We’ve waited and waited, and it’s finally here. Penn State is set to take on a spunky App State team in a trickier matchup than the Nittany Lions are used to seeing in the first week of the season. Take a listen as Nick (he’s…
Episode 3.1: Previewing the First Half of Penn State’s 2018 Schedule
Aug 8, 2018 • 82 min
Good news, podcast fans: Roar Lions Radio is back! In the first episode of season three of the pod, Bill is joined by a selection of guests to provide some insight into four of Penn State’s first six opponents during 2018. Adam Bittner hops on to talk…
Recapping The Offseason So Far And Previewing The 2018 Blue-White Game
Apr 19, 2018 • 69 min
Good news, friends: College football is back! Ok, that’s a lie, it’s the weekend of the spring game, but still, we decided to discuss it on this edition of Roar Lions Radio. Today, Bill and Matt talk about the offseason so far — namely Tommy Stevens…
Hockey Episode 2.4: Previewing the NCAA Tournament With Sara Civian
Mar 23, 2018 • 53 min
Penn State hockey will compete for a chance to win a national championship. On this episode of Roar Lions Radio, Kaitlyn Dividock and Doug Leeson were joined by our friend Sara Civian to break down the Nittany Lions’ Tournament draw, and previewed its…
Hoops Pod 3.10: Your 2018 NIT Semifinalist Penn State Nittany Lions
Mar 22, 2018 • 64 min
Penn State basketball has made it to the semifinals of the 2018 NIT. On this edition of the hoops pod, Bill, Chad, Dan, and Eric broke down all three games to understand how the team got to this point, paid their respects to Shep Garner’s desire to make…
Hoops Episode 2.9: NITtany Lions
Mar 12, 2018 • 75 min
The hoops pod is back, and because we are dedicated to the grind, we recorded a podcast one hour after the Nittany Lions earned an invite to the NIT. Bill, Chad, Dan, and Eric look back on the team’s run in the Big Ten Tournament, whether the NIT makes…
Hoops Episode 2.8: It’s Time for the Big Ten Tourney
Feb 28, 2018 • 60 min
Penn State was unable to pick up a needed win down the stretch, and on today’s edition of the pod, Bill, Chad, and Eric talk about the way the Nittany Lions wrapped up the regular season. The gang then discusses the Big Ten Tournament and talk some bigger…
Hoops Episode 2.7: The Home Stretch
Feb 20, 2018 • 57 min
Penn State basketball spent the last week proving it belongs. It thrashed Ohio State, then narrowly lost on the road to Purdue. On this edition of Roar Lions Radio, the hoops gang talks about those two games, the remaining matchups on the schedule, the…
Hoops Pod 2.6: What If?
Feb 14, 2018 • 69 min
Without getting too carried away, Penn State basketball has been playing its best ball of the season over the last few games. On this edition of Roar Lions Radio, Bill, Chad, Dan, and Eric discuss whether this is sustainable and whether — we can’t believe…
Hoops Episode 2.5: They Lost to Sparty, But Maybe There’s Hope
Feb 1, 2018 • 69 min
Welcome to one of the longer and more delirious editions of the hoops pod, because we thought it would be a good idea to do a podcast after Penn State lost to Michigan State. Anyway, we discuss the Sparty game, the return of Josh Reaves, what needs to…
Hoops Episode 2.4: Recapping the Start of Big Ten Play
Jan 8, 2018 • 64 min
Let’s talk hoops, shall we? On this edition of Roar Lions Radio, Bill, Chad, and Eric recap the last month or so of Penn State basketball. The trio talks about the good (Mike Watkins is super good!), the bad (the loss to Rider), and the ugly (the loss to…
Early Signing Period 2018: DE Micah Parsons
Jan 7, 2018 • 11 min
The first Early Signing Period is here, and to celebrate, we’re doing a podcast for every member of Penn State’s 2018 recruiting class who have signed their letters of intent.
Early Signing Period 2018: WR Justin Shorter
Jan 7, 2018 • 7 min
The first Early Signing Period is here, and to celebrate, we’re doing a podcast for every member of Penn State’s 2018 recruiting class who have signed their letters of intent.
Early Signing Period 2018: RB Ricky Slade
Dec 21, 2017 • 6 min
The first Early Signing Period is here, and to celebrate, we’re doing a podcast for every member of Penn State’s 2018 recruiting class who have signed their letters of intent.
Early Signing Period 2018: DT PJ Mustipher
Dec 21, 2017 • 6 min
The first Early Signing Period is here, and to celebrate, we’re doing a podcast for every member of Penn State’s 2018 recruiting class who have signed their letters of intent.
Early Signing Period 2018: TE Zack Kuntz
Dec 21, 2017 • 7 min
The first Early Signing Period is here, and to celebrate, we’re doing a podcast for every member of Penn State’s 2018 recruiting class who have signed their letters of intent.
Early Signing Period 2018: OL Nana Asiedu
Dec 21, 2017 • 6 min
The first Early Signing Period is here, and to celebrate, we’re doing a podcast for every member of Penn State’s 2018 recruiting class who have signed their letters of intent.
Early Signing Period 2018: LB Nick Tarburton
Dec 21, 2017 • 7 min
The first Early Signing Period is here, and to celebrate, we’re doing a podcast for every member of Penn State’s 2018 recruiting class who have signed their letters of intent.
Early Signing Period 2018: OL Juice Scruggs
Dec 21, 2017 • 9 min
The first Early Signing Period is here, and to celebrate, we’re doing a podcast for every member of Penn State’s 2018 recruiting class who have signed their letters of intent.
Early Signing Period 2018: LB Jesse Luketa
Dec 21, 2017 • 9 min
The first Early Signing Period is here, and to celebrate, we’re doing a podcast for every member of Penn State’s 2018 recruiting class who have signed their letters of intent.
Early Signing Period 2018: WR Daniel George
Dec 21, 2017 • 9 min
The first Early Signing Period is here, and to celebrate, we’re doing a podcast for every member of Penn State’s 2018 recruiting class who have signed their letters of intent.
Early Signing Period 2018: TE Pat Friermuth
Dec 21, 2017 • 7 min
The first Early Signing Period is here, and to celebrate, we’re doing a podcast for every member of Penn State’s 2018 recruiting class who have signed their letters of intent.
Early Signing Period 2018: WR Jahan Dotson
Dec 21, 2017 • 7 min
The first Early Signing Period is here, and to celebrate, we’re doing a podcast for every member of Penn State’s 2018 recruiting class who have signed their letters of intent.
Early Signing Period 2018: CB Jordan Miner
Dec 21, 2017 • 6 min
The first Early Signing Period is here, and to celebrate, we’re doing a podcast for every member of Penn State’s 2018 recruiting class who have signed their letters of intent.
Early Signing Period 2018: Aeneas Hawkins
Dec 19, 2017 • 8 min
The first Early Signing Period is here, and to celebrate, we’re doing a podcast for every member of Penn State’s 2018 recruiting class who have signed their letters of intent.
Early Signing Period 2018: QB Will Levis
Dec 19, 2017 • 13 min
The first Early Signing Period is here, and to celebrate, we’re doing a podcast for every member of Penn State’s 2018 recruiting class who have signed their letters of intent.
Early Signing Period 2018: LB Charlie Katshir
Dec 19, 2017 • 5 min
The first Early Signing Period is here, and to celebrate, we’re doing a podcast for every member of Penn State’s 2018 recruiting class who have signed their letters of intent.
Early Signing Period 2018: S Isaiah Humphries
Dec 19, 2017 • 8 min
The first Early Signing Period is here, and to celebrate, we’re doing a podcast for every member of Penn State’s 2018 recruiting class who have signed their letters of intent.
Early Signing Period 2018: OL Bryce Effner
Dec 19, 2017 • 7 min
The first Early Signing Period is here, and to celebrate, we’re doing a podcast for every member of Penn State’s 2018 recruiting class who have signed their letters of intent.
Early Signing Period 2018: CB Trent Gordon
Dec 19, 2017 • 8 min
The first Early Signing Period is here, and to celebrate, we’re doing a podcast for every member of Penn State’s 2018 recruiting class who have signed their letters of intent.
Early Signing Period 2018: Intro and K Jake Pinegar
Dec 19, 2017 • 11 min
The first Early Signing Period is here, and to celebrate, we’re doing a podcast for every member of Penn State’s 2018 recruiting class who have signed their letters of intent.
Early Signing Period 2018: DL Judge Culpepper
Dec 19, 2017 • 5 min
The first Early Signing Period is here, and to celebrate, we’re doing a podcast for every member of Penn State’s 2018 recruiting class who have signed their letters of intent.
Hoops Episode 2.3: A Bump In The Road
Dec 13, 2017 • 58 min
Penn State basketball hit its first rough stretch of the 2017-18 campaign. What does that mean for its hopes at making it to the postseason? On this edition of Roar Lions Radio, Bill, Chad, and Eric discuss the recent run of form for Penn State…
Episode 2.25: Let’s Just Talk About A Whole Buncha Stuff That’s Happened
Dec 7, 2017 • 56 min
It’s been a while since we’ve done a podcast, so let’s just wrap a whole buncha stuff together into one pod! On this episode of Roar Lions Radio, Bill and Nick discuss Ricky Rahne becoming Penn State’s new offensive coordinator, Saquon Barkley not getting…
Episode 2.24: Joe Moorhead Leaves for Mississippi State
Nov 29, 2017 • 45 min
Joe Moorhead is heading to Starkville, as Penn State’s now-former offensive coordinator is the new head coach at Mississippi State. On this edition of Roar Lions Radio, Bill and Matt discuss the move, give their immediate thoughts, and break down the…
Hoops Episode 2.2: Recapping Penn State’s Hot Start
Nov 27, 2017 • 63 min
Let’s talk hoops, shall we? On this edition of the pod, Bill, Chad, Dan, and Eric recap Penn State’s 6-1 start to the season, talk about what the team does well, and spend some time on the Nittany Lions’ weaknesses on the year. Also, it’s the hoops…
Episode 2.23: Nebraska Recap and Reader Mailbag
Nov 20, 2017 • 60 min
Nick and Bill are back to recap the Nebraska blowout (yes, it was the blowout, the last 5 minutes of the game were meaningless). Listen to the guys figure out what conclusions they can draw from this weekend’s win, as well as dive into some reader…
Episode 2.22: Rutgers Recap, Run Game Woes, Bowl Possibilities, and More
Nov 13, 2017 • 64 min
Nick and Bill are back to break down Penn State’s easy win over Rutgers, but spend more time going in-depth on more interesting topics including… -What’s wrong with Penn State’s running game -Is something wrong with Saquon Barkley -Is 2017 Penn State…
Episode 2.21: Penn State vs. Rutgers Preview
Nov 10, 2017 • 70 min
Penn State plays Rutgers this week. Unlike past games against the Scarlet Knights, this isn’t a case of the Nittany Lions taking on a team that is really super bad. On today’s episode of Roar Lions Radio, Bill and Matt explain why that is the case and how…
Episode 2.20: Penn State vs. Michigan State Recap
Nov 7, 2017 • 72 min
Welp! Bill, John, and Matt discussed Penn State’s loss to Michigan State. They went long, so in the event you want to listen to three dudes talk about a Nittany Lion loss for more than an hour, set some time aside for this one.
Episode 2.19: Penn State vs. Michigan State Preview, With Chris Vannini
Nov 3, 2017 • 56 min
THE BAD NEWS: Nick is out tonight. THE GOOD NEWS: We got Chris Vannini from The Athletic to join Bill on this edition of the podcast. The two break down this year’s Michigan State team, talk about how it went from last year’s disaster of a season to where…
Hockey Episode 2.3: Recapping Michigan & Previewing Mercyhurst
Nov 1, 2017 • 48 min
Welcome back to the Puck Podcast. Nick and Doug are joined (finally) by Kait Dividock to recap the Michigan series and look forward to Mercyhurst (with some general prediction revisions in between). It was fun! We hope you have fun listening to it.…
Hoops Episode 2.1: Previewing The 2017-18 Penn State Basketball Season
Nov 1, 2017 • 67 min
The (basketball) boys are back in town, y’all. The hoops pod is back, and Bill, Chad, Dan, and Eric are all here to get you ready for the biggest Penn State basketball season in some time. The group breaks down the roster, the schedule, the Big Ten, and…
Episode 2.18: Penn State vs. Ohio State Recap
Oct 30, 2017 • 54 min
Well, that was unfortunate. On today’s episode of Roar Lions Radio, Bill is joined by Mike and Noel to discuss that game. They talk about how Penn State lost, asked what we learned, and talked about the Nittany Lion season going forward. The important…
Episode 2.17: Penn State vs. Ohio State Preview, With Kevin Harrish
Oct 26, 2017 • 57 min
It’s finally here. Penn State football takes on Ohio State this weekend, and to learn more about the Buckeyes, we reached out to our pals at Eleven Warriors and got some help from Kevin Harrish. He breaks down what the Buckeyes do well and where they can…
Hockey Episode 2.2: A Quick Season Review and Michigan Preview
Oct 25, 2017 • 49 min
Nick and Doug are back to discuss the slowish start to the season for Penn State hockey, take a look at the Michigan series, and discuss the most important topic of all- whether or not North Dakotans tweet at 13-year old recruits.
Episode 2.16: Penn State vs. Michigan Recap
Oct 23, 2017 • 46 min
So that was fun! On today’s episode of Roar Lions Radio, Bill and Nick talk about Penn State’s thorough beatdown of the Michigan Wolverines. Neither of them saw this coming, just like no one else really saw this coming, either. They also briefly touch on…
Episode 2.15: Michigan Preview and Real Penn Live Game with Ty Hildenbrandt
Oct 17, 2017 • 53 min
Our good friend Ty Hildenbrandt from the Solid Verbal is back to join Nick in talking about a few different things. First, the two discuss Penn State’s season to this point (whether things have gone according to plan, etc.). Then, they look closely at the…
Episode 2.14: Penn State vs. Northwestern Recap
Oct 8, 2017 • 50 min
Another week, another Penn State win. On this week’s edition of Roar Lions Radio, Bill and Nick (who had some sound problems, sorry about that) discuss the Nittany Lions’ latest 1-0 week. They also touch on the offensive line through six games, along with…
Episode 2.13: Previewing Northwestern, With Ben Goren
Oct 6, 2017 • 68 min
It’s Northwestern week, which is like every other week, only Penn State football plays Northwestern. This week, we got Ben Goren of Mid Major Madness to discuss the Wildcats. Once he splits, Bill and Nick discuss the game a little and then break down this…
Episode 2.12: Penn State by the Numbers, Featuring Bill Connelly
Oct 3, 2017 • 25 min
All of us watch Penn State football from the hyper-focused fan perspective. On this edition of Roar Lions Radio, we went to one of the sport’s best writers when it comes to breaking down the game by the numbers. Bill is joined by Bill Connelly of SB…
Episode 2.11: Penn State vs. Indiana Recap
Oct 2, 2017 • 40 min
Penn State beat Indiana this week. It was very good. On this edition of Roar Lions Radio, Bill and Nick talk about the win, what they learned, and how Saquon Barkley may be immortal. They also touched on the debate that’s currently going on among some…
Episode 2.10: Penn State vs. Indiana Preview, Featuring Kyle Swick
Sep 27, 2017 • 63 min
Hey, Penn State has a football game this week. That’s cool. It’s against the Indiana Hoosiers, so on this edition of Roar Lions Radio, Bill and Matt got a special guest: Kyle Swick of the site Crimson Quarry. Kyle walks us through the 2017 Hoosiers, we…
Hockey Episode 2.1: Talking with the Roar Zone and Previewing the Season (Part 1)
Sep 26, 2017 • 37 min
The puck podcast returns for its second season. For the first episode of season two, Nick and Doug are joined by the president and vice president of the Roar Zone, the best student section in college hockey, to talk about how they got to where they are…
Episode 2.9: Penn State vs. Iowa Recap
Sep 24, 2017 • 48 min
Saquon Barkley. Now that that’s out of the way, Penn State won a thriller in Iowa City on Saturday night. Bill and Nick tried to talk about it to the best of their abilities as Penn State football yodelers. Also, the Saquon Barkley talk begins around the…
Episode 2.8: Penn State vs. Iowa Preview, Featuring Patrick Vint
Sep 21, 2017 • 46 min
Let’s talk Iowa. Penn State travels to Kinnick Stadium this week to take on the Iowa Hawkeyes. In years past, this game would be terrible. This year? Who knows! Bill and Nick talk to Patrick Vint of our sister site, Go Iowa Awesome, to break down…
Episode 2.7: Penn State vs. Georgia State Recap
Sep 17, 2017 • 60 min
Hey good news: Penn State went 1-0 this week. The Nittany Lions housed Georgia State to wrap up non-conference play, so Bill and Nick looked back on the game, along with the entire non-con. The duo then discuss recruiting for a little before diving into…
Episode 2.6: Penn State vs. Georgia State Preview
Sep 14, 2017 • 48 min
Ok we’ll be honest, we don’t know much about Georgia State. Having said that, Bill and Nick did a podcast about Penn State’s upcoming game against the Panthers. The guys discuss what they want to see out of the Nittany Lions this week and get Nick’s…
Episode 2.5: Penn State vs. Pitt Recap
Sep 11, 2017 • 65 min
Penn State beat Pitt. Penn State beat Pitt. Penn State beat Pitt. Penn State beat Pitt. Penn State beat Pitt. On today’s episode of Roar Lions Radio, Bill and Matt discuss it, and revel in the fact that the score was so one-sided despite the fact that the…
Episode 2.4: Penn State vs. Pitt Preview
Sep 6, 2017 • 55 min
Welp, it’s Pitt week. Bill and Nick did a podcast-type thing in which they discussed whether or not this is a rivalry, and why it’s ok that Penn State’s players are downplaying this as just another week. Then, the pair break down the game, predict that…
Episode 2.3: Penn State vs. Akron Recap
Sep 4, 2017 • 62 min
Penn State went 1-0 this week, as the Nittany Lions whooped up on Akron, 52-0. On this edition of Roar Lions Radio, Bill and Nick spend some time discussing the win. What did they learn? Were any major questions answered? How good is the offensive line?…
Episode 2.2: Penn State vs. Akron Preview
Aug 31, 2017 • 65 min
Folks, the 2017 college football season is officially here. On this edition of Roar Lions Radio, Bill, Nick, and Kevin discuss the dark, cold offseason and what they expect from Penn State in 2017. Then, the trio briefly break down the Nittany Lions’…
Episode 2.1: Previewing the Big Ten with Matt Brown
Aug 25, 2017 • 68 min
The 2017 football season is right around the corner. To celebrate, Bill and Matt spoke to Matt Brown about every team in the Big Ten this season. They spent too much time on the bad Big Ten West squads. Sorry about that. Anyway, go to Sports on Earth or…
Episode 1.47: James Franklin Extension Talk and More
Aug 21, 2017 • 46 min
Nick and Bill are back to discuss James Franklin’s contract extension, as well as who they would steal from another Big Ten program to add to Penn State’s 2017 team. They also talk about expectations for this year’s squad, and how most people seem to be…
Episode 1.46: Indiana and Northwestern
Jul 28, 2017 • 62 min
On today’s episode of the podcast, Bill and Matt learned some more about two of Penn State’s mid-season opponents: Indiana and Northwestern. First, the dudes are joined by Kyle Swick of Crimson Quarry, who explains why Indiana may no longer be *~CHAOS…
Episode 1.45: Georgia State, Reader Questions, and Iowa
Jul 20, 2017 • 74 min
Hello. How are you? Hopefully you are in the mood for a podcast because we’ve got a long one for ya today. First, Bill and Nick are joined by Robby Kalland of UPROXX Sports to discuss Georgia State and figure out what position WWE superstar Braun Strowman…
Episode 1.44: Akron, Pitt, and The Lasch Bash
Jul 18, 2017 • 57 min
As we approach the 2017 season, we officially begin our look ahead at Penn State’s upcoming schedule by previewing the first two opponents on tap- Akron and Pitt. The guys also talk about the highly successful Lasch Bash. Listen in.
Episode 1.43: Question & Answer Show!
Jul 7, 2017 • 61 min
After a lengthy break, Nick and Bill are back to take your questions about Penn State football, how the Lions chances of National Title stack up with the Mets chances at a World Series, and so much more. Plus a few lines from a song in Moana. Go see it.
Episode 1.42: The Opening and the 2017 Heisman Race
May 8, 2017 • 55 min
On today’s edition of the pod, Nick discusses his recent trip to The Opening Regional in New Jersey. After, Bill and Nick talk Heisman. Nick also sings John Denver. It was incredibly weird but also on-brand for this podcast.
Episode 1.41: Recapping Blue-White, A Recruiting Discussion, and Mailbag Questions
Apr 27, 2017 • 63 min
We haven’t done a football podcast in a while. Let’s change that. On today’s episode, Bill, Chris, and Nick try their hardest to have an opinion on the Blue-White Game, discuss Penn State’s eventful recruiting weekend, and take mailbag questions. If you…
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Apr 22, 2017 • 0 min
We caught up with Mark Allen, Josh McPhearson, and Connor McGovern after the Blue-White Game
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Apr 22, 2017 • 0 min
We caught up with Mark Allen, Josh McPhearson, and Connor McGovern after the Blue-White Game
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Apr 22, 2017 • 1 min
We caught up with Mark Allen, Josh McPhearson, and Connor McGovern after the Blue-White Game
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Apr 22, 2017 • 0 min
We caught up with Mark Allen, Josh McPhearson, and Connor McGovern after the Blue-White Game
The RLR WrestleMania33 Podcast Extravaganza
Mar 30, 2017 • 101 min
This is so dumb. Keeping up with our annual tradition to waste an absurd amount of time talking about fake sports, the podcast did a preview of WrestleMania 33 and the NXT show that will air this weekend. The ‘Mania talk begins around the 30-minute mark.…
Hockey Episode 1.4: Recapping the Big Ten Tournament and Previewing the NCAA Tournament
Mar 22, 2017 • 38 min
Nick and Doug are back to discuss Penn State hockey’s thrilling run through the Big Ten Tournament, defeating Michigan (4-1), Minnesota (4-3, 2OT) and Wisconsin (2-1, 2OT) on the way to the title. The guys then look ahead to what the Nittany Lions should…
Hockey Episode 1.3: Looking Back on the Regular Season and an Interview With The Roar Zone
Mar 16, 2017 • 33 min
On today’s edition of the hockey pod, Doug and Bill spend some time talking about the 2017 Penn State hockey season. From there, the pair are joined by Chris Godissart and Sam Watson, the president and vice president of The Roar Zone, to talk about the…
Episode 1.40: Talking Combine and Chris Godwin with Matt Harmon
Mar 10, 2017 • 52 min
Let’s talk NFL for a second (or several seconds, enough to make up a podcast episode). Bill and Nick discuss what happened at the NFL Combine and look ahead to Penn State’s upcoming Pro Day. Then, the pair are joined by Matt Harmon of NFL.com to discuss…
Hoops Episode 1.6: Should Pat Be in Trouble?
Mar 2, 2017 • 69 min
It’s a strange time for Penn State basketball, which means we needed to sit down and have a big conversation about the state of the program. Bill, Chad, and Eric were joined by our pals Tim Beidel and Ryan Jones to discuss, namely, the job security of Pat…
Episode 1.39: Looking Back on 2016 and a Way Too Early 2017 Preview
Mar 1, 2017 • 76 min
It’s been a while, let’s talk football. On today’s episode of the podcast, Bill and Nick are joined by Peter Berkes to discuss the highlights 2016 campaign. From there, they make some crazy early predictions about the team’s MVPs in 2017, break down the…
Hoops Episode 1.5: Maryland Lost
Feb 9, 2017 • 49 min
A lot of Penn State basketball things have happened recently. On today’s episode, Bill, Chad, Dan, and Eric talk about them. Most notably, they talk about Maryland, which lost to Penn State in basketball. They also make Testudo Times comment section…
Signing Day Episode 1.21: Tariq Castro-Fields
Feb 3, 2017 • 14 min
Penn State’s final 2017 commitment came from Tariq Castro-Fields (Riverdale Baptist, Md.) on Signing Day.
Signing Day Episode 1.20: Corey Bolds
Feb 3, 2017 • 10 min
Corey Bolds (Paramus Catholic, Nj.) gave Penn State fans a welcomed surprise on Signing Day with his early-morning commitment.
Signing Day Episode 1.19: Lamont Wade
Feb 3, 2017 • 12 min
Lamont Wade (Clairton, Pa.) looks like the next superstar for Penn State, no matter where in the secondary he ends up (and we’ll get to see him on offense, too!).
Signing Day Episode 1.18: Brelin Faison-Walden
Feb 3, 2017 • 10 min
Brelin Faison-Walden is one of Penn State’s early enrollees. The North Carolina-native has a chance to make a splash at linebacker for the Nittany Lions.
Signing Day Episode 1.17: Yetur Gross-Matos
Feb 3, 2017 • 8 min
Yetur Gross-Matos (Chancellor, Va.) may be a superstar-in-the-making, he has absolutely huge potential at defensive end for Penn State.
Signing Day Episode 1.16: Fred Hansard
Feb 3, 2017 • 6 min
Fred Hansard (Hun School, Nj.) gives Penn State a blue chip defensive tackle to add to Sean Spencer’s rotation.
Signing Day Episode 1.15: Ellis Brooks
Feb 3, 2017 • 9 min
One of Penn State’s last commits in the 2017 class was Ellis Brooks, a four-star linebacker from Virginia.
Signing Day Episode 1.14: Jonathan Sutherland
Feb 3, 2017 • 7 min
Jonathan Sutherland, the four-star safety commit originally from Canada, is ready to become the next Marcus Allen for Penn State.
Signing Day Episode 1.13: Damion Barber
Feb 3, 2017 • 6 min
Damion Barber, the big defensive end out of Harrisburg (Pa.) is ready to make an impact at Penn State.
Signing Day Episode 1.12: Donovan Johnson
Feb 3, 2017 • 6 min
Donovan Johnson, the speedy cornerback who played in the U.S. Army All-American game, is up next in our podcast series.
Signing Day Episode 1.11: Brailyn Franklin
Feb 3, 2017 • 5 min
Up next, Battlefield (Va.) athlete Brailyn Franklin.
Signing Day Episode 1.10: D.J. Brown
Feb 3, 2017 • 6 min
To kick off the defensive player podcasts, we start with D.J. Brown out of Creekside (Ga.).
Hockey Episode 1.2: Recapping Princeton, Preview Minnesota and Talking Hobey Baker
Feb 3, 2017 • 35 min
Nick and Doug are back for the second edition of Roar Lions Radio, the Puck Podcast, to break down another disturbing weekend for Penn State hockey. The guys talk about what went wrong for the Nittany Lions against Princeton, as well as what happened on…
Signing Day Episode 1.9: Sean Clifford
Feb 2, 2017 • 9 min
The final offensive podcast preview is for quarterback Sean Clifford out of St. Xavier High School (Oh.). Make the Buckeyes pay, Sean.
Signing Day Episode 1.8: C.J. Thorpe
Feb 2, 2017 • 5 min
A Penn State legacy is our next topic, as we welcome offensive lineman C.J. Thorpe (Central Catholic, Pa.).
Signing Day Episode 1.7: K.J. Hamler
Feb 2, 2017 • 5 min
The early enrolled K.J. Hamler is next, a speedy wide receiver originally from Michigan, transplanted to IMG Academy (Fl.).
Signing Day Episode 1.6: Mike Miranda
Feb 2, 2017 • 4 min
Early enrollee Mike Miranda is next, an interior offensive lineman from Stow-Munroe High School (Oh.).
Signing Day Episode 1.5: Mac Hippenhammer
Feb 2, 2017 • 5 min
Mac Hippenhammer, wide receiver from R Nelson Snider (In.) is next.
Signing Day Episode 1.4: Desmond Holmes
Feb 2, 2017 • 3 min
New Penn State offensive lineman Des Holmes is next, from Cardinal O’Hara in Springfield (Pa.).
Signing Day Episode 1.3: Journey Brown
Feb 2, 2017 • 4 min
Running back Journey Brown is next, from Meadville Area High School (Pa.).
Signing Day Episode 1.2: Cameron Sullivan-Brown
Feb 2, 2017 • 4 min
Up next, wide receiver Cameron Sullivan-Brown from St. Vincent Pallotti (Md.).
Signing Day Episode 1.1: Robert Martin
Feb 2, 2017 • 4 min
In the first episode of our National Signing Day series, the guys break down offensive lineman Robert Martin out of St. Joseph’s Regional in New Jersey.
Hoops Episode 1.4: A Step Backwards
Jan 27, 2017 • 48 min
On today’s edition of the podcast, Bill, Chad, Dan, and Eric talk about the step back Penn State basketball has taken over the last few games and come to a general conclusion – this shouldn’t come as a huge shock to anyone.
Hockey Episode 1.1: Recapping Ohio State and Preview Princeton
Jan 25, 2017 • 37 min
In the very first hockey episode of Roar Lions Radio, Nick and Doug break down exactly how Penn State has become one of the very best teams in the country, what went wrong in the most recent Ohio State series and look ahead to the weekend’s game against…
Hoops Episode 1.3: Has Penn State Basketball Turned a Corner?
Jan 12, 2017 • 59 min
Penn State basketball may be in a good place right now. On today’s episode of the podcast, Bill, Chad, and Eric discuss how the Nittany Lions showed how good of a team they can be in two games: a loss to Michigan and a win over Michigan State. They also…
Episode 1.38: A Way Too Early Look at 2017-18, Featuring Jason Kirk
Jan 11, 2017 • 59 min
The 2016-17 college football season is over, so of course, our first instinct was to look ahead to next year. On today’s edition of the podcast, Bill and Nick look at 2017-18 and wonder what the Nittany Lions can do. A Big Ten title? A Playoff appearance?…
Episode 1.37: Penn State vs. USC Recap
Jan 6, 2017 • 69 min
So…that happened. On today’s edition of the podcast, Bill, Chris, and Matt look back on Penn State’s performance in the Rose Bowl and, really, the 2016 season on the whole. What a year, y’all. What a year.
Episode 1.36: Analyzing the USC Trojans, Featuring Zach Helfand
Dec 29, 2016 • 33 min
Today’s bonus podcast leading up to the Rose Bowl features Nick talking with Zach Helfand, the LA Times beat reporter for USC. Zach breaks down what the Trojans do well, and what their game plan will likely be heading into their showdown with the Nittany…
Episode 1.35: Penn State vs. USC Preview
Dec 29, 2016 • 46 min
On today’s episode of the podcast, Bill, Dan, and Nick discuss USC. Imagine that! The trio talk about how the Nittany Lions match up against USC and how Adoree’ Jackson is what everyone says Jabrill Peppers is. It’s fun. You should listen. Go State.
Episode 1.34: Previewing The Big Ten’s Good Bowls With Matt Brown
Dec 27, 2016 • 50 min
Hey, want a new podcast to listen to while you drive to the airport or while you’re on a plane to Los Angeles or while you shovel snow or something? Good news! The RLR pod is back, and this time, we’re talking about the Big Ten’s good bowl games – Orange,…
Episode 1.33: Previewing The Big Ten’s Bad Bowls With Kyle Robbins
Dec 18, 2016 • 41 min
Who wants to talk about bowl games that don’t involve Penn State? On today’s episode of the podcast, Bill and Nick were joined (for a while) by our friend Kyle Robbins from Crimson Quarry. The dudes broke down six games: Maryland vs. Boston College,…
Hoops Episode 1.2: A Discussion About Everything
Dec 14, 2016 • 49 min
Let’s talk about basketball. On today’s episode of the pod, Bill, Chad, Dan, and Eric talked about…well, everything. The dudes discussed what is going on with the team through the first half of the season, what has worked, what has not worked, and how the…
Episode 1.32: Handing Out Season Awards With Ty Hildenbrandt
Dec 6, 2016 • 78 min
Penn State’s regular season is over. That’s kind of lame, but we decided to look back on it by handing out some awards to close out the year. To accomplish this, friend of the pod Ty Hildenbrandt swung by and lended us a helping hand. We also make fun of…
Episode 1.31: Penn State vs. Wisconsin Recap
Dec 5, 2016 • 67 min
It still doesn’t seem real, but oh my goodness, Penn State won the Big Ten. On today’s episode of the pod, Bill, Dan, and Matt talk about how the Nittany Lions got to this point when things were looking bleak earlier this year and how the team came back…
Episode 1.30: Penn State vs. Wisconsin Preview, Featuring Jake Kocorowski
Dec 1, 2016 • 73 min
We got a title game to win, y’all. On today’s episode of the podcast, Bill and Nick are joined by Jake Kocorowski of Bucky’s 5th Quarter to discuss the Wisconsin Badgers. Jake also plugs his upcoming book, ‘Walk On This Way: The On-Going Legacy of the…
Episode 1.29: Penn State vs. Michigan State Recap
Nov 28, 2016 • 64 min
We’re going to Indy! On today’s episode of the podcast, Bill is joined by Matt de Bear, Len Damico, and Dan Smith of Roar Lions Roar. The group discusses Penn State’s win over Michigan State, Ohio State’s win over Michigan, and the legitimate insanity of…
Episode 1.28: Penn State vs. Michigan State Preview, With Chris Vannini
Nov 23, 2016 • 74 min
Finally, we get to talk about the Land Grant Trophy! On today’s episode of the pod, Bill and Nick are joined by Chris Vannini to discuss Penn State against Michigan State. What’s been up with the Spartans this year? What will happen in this game? And do…
Episode 1.27: Recapping Rutgers
Nov 21, 2016 • 61 min
As it turns out, Rutgers is really bad. Who would have thought? On today’s episode of the pod, Bill and Nick are joined by RLR’s Mike Treb to discuss Penn State’s 39-0 beatdown of the Scarlet Knights. Listen to find out all the different and interesting…
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Nov 19, 2016 • 1 min
Michigan State.
Episode 1.26: Penn State vs. Rutgers Preview
Nov 17, 2016 • 59 min
Nick and Bill are joined by fellow RLR staff member Kevin Fay to discuss Penn State’s upcoming match up with Rutgers. And this time, these three aren’t recording while trapped in Bill’s creepy basement! The guys tried really hard to find nice things to…
Episode 1.25: Penn State vs. Indiana Recap
Nov 15, 2016 • 68 min
Well, that was fun. Penn State traveled to Indiana this weekend for a game that ended up being super entertaining, mostly because the Nittany Lions won. Bill and Nick are joined by Matt de Bear of Roar Lions Roar to discuss the game (which Bill didn’t…
Hoops Episode 1.1: Previewing the Season and the Non-Conference Schedule
Nov 11, 2016 • 42 min
Holy hell, it’s basketball season! On the first hoops podcast of the year, Bill, Chad, and Dan discuss some of the reasons why they’re excited for this year’s Nittany Lion squad. There’s also something of a breakdown of the non-conference schedule, but…
Episode 1.24: Penn State vs. Indiana Preview, Featuring Kyle Robbins and Ben Raphel
Nov 10, 2016 • 57 min
Hey, do y’all wanna listen to a podcast? Well, good news! The podcast is back and ready to preview Indiana football. Bill and Nick are joined by two of their pals from Crimson Quarry, Kyle Robbins and Ben Raphel, to discuss Penn State’s game against the…
Episode 1.23: Penn State vs. Iowa Recap
Nov 7, 2016 • 52 min
Another week, another recap of a Penn State win on the podcast. In this edition of the pod, Bill and Nick are joined by Roar Lions Roar’s Noel Purcell. The trio break down Penn State’s drubbing of Iowa while also discussing the latest projections that…
Episode 1.22: Penn State vs. Iowa Preview, Featuring Patrick Vint
Nov 3, 2016 • 60 min
Let’s talk Iowa. Bill and Nick are joined on today’s episode of the podcast by Go Iowa Awesome Editor-in-Chief Patrick Vint to talk all things Hawkeyes. Also, there is a lot of talk about #PURDUZZI, but you knew that was going to happen already.
Episode 1.21: Penn State vs. Purdue Recap
Oct 31, 2016 • 71 min
Sixty-two points! On today’s episode of the podcast, Bill and Nick are joined by RLR’s John Morgan as they discuss Penn State’s 62-24 drubbing of Purdue. What worked? What, if anything, didn’t work? And what happened in the game that the fellas enjoyed…
Episode 1.20: Penn State vs. Purdue Preview
Oct 27, 2016 • 64 min
On today’s episode of the podcast, we talk about Purdue. WAIT DON’T STOP LISTENING I PROMISE THIS EPISODE IS GOOD. Bill and Nick are joined by Dan Smith of Roar Lions Roar, and after a super brief discussion about Ohio State, the guys, um, “preview”…
Episode 1.19: Penn State vs. Ohio State Recap
Oct 26, 2016 • 21 min
On today’s episode of the podcast, Bill and Nick have a quick discussion about Penn State’s win over Ohio State, which is still incredible. Both dudes went back and re-watched the game and gave some thoughts before addressing a very serious thing: there…
Episode 1.18: Penn State vs. Ohio State Rapid Reaction
Oct 23, 2016 • 23 min
Folks„; Penn State beat Ohio State on Saturday night. It was *amazing* three Roar Lions Roar staff members who were in attendance – Bill, Nick, and podcast debut-ee Kevin Fay – gathered in Bill’s basement (sorry for the bad audio) to discuss the game.…
Episode 1.17: Penn State vs. Ohio State Preview, Featuring Ramzy Nasrallah
Oct 20, 2016 • 63 min
It’s Ohio State week! On today’s episode of the podcast, Bill and Nick are joined by Ramzy Nasrallah from Eleven Warriors to discuss Saturday’s White Out, how this season has gone for the Buckeyes from the perspective of a fan, and how both schools view…
Episode 1.16: Big Ten First Half Recap
Oct 18, 2016 • 52 min
We’re approximately halfway through the college football season (which, sad face). What better way to celebrate than by handing out some mid-year awards in the B1Ggest conference in college football? Bill is joined by RLR staff members Peter Berkes and…
Episode 1.15: Penn State vs. Maryland Recap
Oct 10, 2016 • 50 min
Nick, Matt and first-time podcast guest Mike Treb talk about Penn State’s dominating win over Maryland. The guys break down what their biggest takeaways from the game were, with the negative ones being more off the field stuff than on. It was fun! Take a…
Episode 1.14: Penn State vs. Maryland Preview, Featuring Jordan Katz
Oct 5, 2016 • 61 min
Penn State football is trying to enter its bye week on a high note, as the squad has a homecoming game matchup against Maryland this weekend. Bill and Nick are joined by Jordan Katz, a sportswriter for Maryland’s student newspaper, The Diamondback. How…
Episode 1.13: Penn State vs. Minnesota Recap, Featuring Jourdan Rodrigue
Oct 3, 2016 • 40 min
We have a brand new episode of the pod, and unlike last week’s recap, Bill and Nick aren’t trying to put a silver lining on a loss. Penn State beat Minnesota in overtime, 29-26, and the dudes are joined by soon-to-be former Centre Daily Times reporter…
Episode 1.12: Penn State vs. Minnesota Preview
Sep 29, 2016 • 51 min
Today’s episode of the podcast breaks down Penn State’s upcoming game against a solid Minnesota team. Bill and Nick are joined by Roar Lions Roar contributor Craig Fritz to analyze the Nittany Lions’ Big Ten home opener. How big is this game for James…
Episode 1.11: Penn State vs. Michigan Recap
Sep 26, 2016 • 39 min
Penn State lost to Michigan. It was not fun. Today’s episode of Roar Lions Radio discusses the loss. Bill and Nick tried to be less sad about the loss than they were when the game ended. What things were good? What things went bad? Let’s put this entire…
Episode 1.10: Penn State vs. Michigan Preview
Sep 22, 2016 • 47 min
Today’s episode of the pod desperately searches for reasons to be optimistic. Penn State heads to Ann Arbor on Saturday to take on a really good Michigan team. Bill, Chris, and Matt discuss the game and try their hardest to rationalize what should be a…
Episode 1.9: Penn State vs. Temple Recap
Sep 20, 2016 • 39 min
The non-conference slate is over, and on today’s issue of Roar Lions Radio, Bill and Nick sat down to recap Penn State’s first three games. But first, the dudes discuss the Nittany Lions’ win over Temple. Additionally, the pair preview Penn State’s…
Episode 1.8: Penn State vs. Temple Preview, Featuring Jeff McDevitt
Sep 14, 2016 • 37 min
The pod is back! Bill is the only usual suspect on this episode while Nick is tied up elsewhere, so we replaced Polak with someone who knows Temple football. Friend of the site Jeff McDevitt came on to discuss his alma mater, what last year’s win over…
Episode 1.7: Penn State vs. Pitt Recap, Featuring Dan Vecellio
Sep 14, 2016 • 53 min
Should we talk about Pitt? I suppose we should talk about Pitt. Bill and Nick are joined on this episode of the podcast by fellow RLRer Dan Vecellio. The trio discusses the Pitt game from all angles – the good, the bad, the clapping, and the lead up to…
Episode 1.6: Discussing The Penn State/Pitt Rivalry With Martin Rickman
Sep 9, 2016 • 15 min
On a special bonus episode of the Roar Lions Roar podcast, Bill is joined by Martin Rickman of Uproxx Sports. The two talk about the Penn State/Pitt game, especially whether this game is a matchup between two rivals. They also talk a little about the game…
Episode 1.5: Penn State vs. Pitt Preview, Featuring Peter Berkes
Sep 8, 2016 • 45 min
Finally, it’s time to talk about Penn State’s upcoming game against Pitt. Bill and Nick are joined again by Peter Berkes, and the dudes are all completely flummoxed about what will happen on Saturday afternoon. Also, they love James Conner. Everyone loves…
Episode 1.4: Penn State vs. Kent State Recap, Featuring Peter Berkes
Sep 6, 2016 • 37 min
The boys are back in town to discuss Penn State’s 33-13 season-opening win over Kent State. Nick and Bill are joined by Peter Berkes, the newest member of the Roar Lions Roar family, to make jokes, talk football, and generally have a good time. Oh, and…
Episode 1.3: Penn State vs. Kent State Preview
Sep 1, 2016 • 71 min
The offseason is almost over, and to celebrate, Bill and Nick were joined by fellow RLR staff member Matt de Bear to preview Penn State’s season opener against Kent State. But before they get to that, the guys talked about Matt’s column in which he argued…
Episode 1.2: 2016 Penn State Preview with Ty Hildenbrandt of the Solid Verbal
Aug 24, 2016 • 67 min
In the second episode of Roar Lions Radio, Bill and Nick are joined by Ty Hildenbrandt of the always-excellent Solid Verbal. The guys break down everything having to do with Penn State heading into 2016, including where expectations should be, how each…
Episode 1.1: Previewing the Big Ten With Matt Brown of Sports on Earth
Aug 16, 2016 • 84 min
Welcome to the first episode of the Roar Lions Roar podcast! Today, Bill DiFilippo and Nick Polak spent some time discussing the Big Ten with Sports on Earth’s Matt Brown. The guys discuss every team and pick division and conference winners. And they talk…