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February 1, 2023

The Steve Jones Show:

Scarcella: Penn St Recruiting Class Good, But Top 5, 10 Classes Still Needed

Reading Eagle’s Rich Scarcella says Penn State’s recruiting class is good but top 10 and 5 classes needed to compete with Ohio State.

Penn State Football Signs 22 to 2023 Signing Class

  Class features 12 on defense and 10 on offense   UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Head coach James Franklin unveiled the 2023 Penn State Football recruiting class today during the Signing Day celebration, presented by UTZ, in the Lasch Football Building.   Penn State welcomed 22 student-athletes, who signed National Letters of Intent to join the football program. Eleven of the signees will be early enrollees in January – Mega Barnwell, Alex Birchmeier, Anthony Donkoh, Lamont Payne Jr., Ta’Mere Robinson, Tony Rojas, Joey Schlaffer, Jaxon Smolik, Zion Tracy, Elliot Washington II and J’ven Williams.   The Nittany Lions signed 15 recruits…

Steve Shares Reactions Inside Penn St. Football, Remembers Franco Harris

Steve shares reactions inside Penn State football and remembers Franco Harris

Selinsgrove’s Neal Smith: Franco, Teammates Appreciated Coaching

One of Franco Harris’ former Penn State teammates, Selinsgrove’s Neal Smith, says the group appreciated their coaches.

Jay Paterno: Franco Harris ‘Transcended the Sport’

Jay Paterno says Franco  Harris ‘transcended the sport,’ remembering his dad’s former player.

Former Nittany Lion and NFL Hall of Famer Franco Harris Passes

    UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Former Nittany Lion standout and Pro Football Hall of Famer Franco Harris passed away Wednesday. He was 72.   Harris, who was a three-time Penn State Football letterman, played a significant role in the Nittany Lions’ 29-4 mark from 1969-71. He teamed with All-American Lydell Mitchell to form one of the nation’s top running back tandems. Following his stellar collegiate career, Harris was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers with the No. 12 overall pick of the 1972 NFL Draft where he teamed with former Penn State teammate Jack Ham to bring four Super Bowl titles…

Coolong: Eagles Were Most Prepared for Today’s NFL

SI.com’s Neal Coolong says the Eagles were the most prepared team to handle so many close games in the NFL.

Jerardi: Penn State ‘Fully Capable’ of Making NCAA Tournament

Steve’s broadcast partner Dick Jerardi thinks this Penn State team is fully capable of making the NCAA tournament.

Byers: Kerkvliet Feels ‘No Way Anyone Can Beat Him’

Penn State Wrestling Voice Jeff Byers says Greg Kerkvliet has another boost of confidence after putting on 25 pounds this offseason.  

Maisel: 12-Team CFP Will Still Create Problems ‘We Don’t Forsee’

On3.com Senior Writer Ivan Maisel says going to a 12-team playoff will solve a lot of problems, but it will create some problems that we don’t foresee.