Every autumn, the town of State College in central Pennsylvania turns blue and white. Thousands of people from all over the state---indeed, from all over the nation---flock to Beaver Stadium to watch the Nittany Lions of Penn State University take on whatever foe is on the schedule. Since the 1880s, Penn State has been an elite force in collegiate football, earning 40 bowl invitations (of which they have won a record 70 percent), securing two national championships, and posting seven perfect seasons. Since 1966, the Nittany Lions have been coached by the legendary Joe Paterno, the winningest coach in Division I college football history.
Penn State Football: The Complete Illustrated History presents an in-depth and entertaining look at the teams, people, and moments that have defined Nittany Lions football for more than 120 years.It includes profiles of key players and coaches and highlights all the great seasons and games. Chronicling, decade by decade, the Nittany Lions’ on-field accomplishments and off-field developments, this lavishly illustrated history is the ultimate celebration of a storied football program.