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The Football Letter

footballletterimage.jpgFor more than 75 years, The Football Letter has covered Nittany Lion football from its one-of-a-kind perspective. Ridge Riley ’32 originated the letter in 1938 to give Penn Staters a unique, alum-to-alum account of each football game. And Editor John Black ’62 has carried on that tradition since 1976, providing weekly perspective, historical context, and memorable moments as part of this benefit of Alumni Association membership.

Today, members receive The Football Letter in their email inboxes each Monday morning during the season—complete with game story, insights, stats, full-color game photos from award-winning photographer Steve Manuel ’84 ’92g, details about Alumni Association news and events, links to other Penn State sports, and more.

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Check out The Football Letter Blog and Twitter feed anytime for exclusive interviews with coaches and players, features on former lettermen, behind-the-scenes access, and much more.

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