Sunday, September 9, 2012

Continuing Impact of Sanctions at Penn State

The Penn State Nittany Lions took the field on Saturday and broke a long standing tradition by having the player names on the back of the jerseys.

Head coach recently announced that a long time Nittany Lion tradition ends when players’ names appear on uniforms this year.  Broadcasters have often been challenged during play by play when relying only on numbers in the past welcomed the change.

 While many fans opposed the change they agreed it would now be easier to follow their favorite players. 

Unfortunately, with the transfer of most top players fans and sportscasters still don’t know who anyone is even with the names on the uniforms.

Penn State officials are considering other steps to resolve the problem including player photos on the sides of helmets and links to player Facebook Pages embedded  in the Game Programs.

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