Podward State

S4E1 - Penn State Hoops Update, Football Wrap Up, and A Farewell to One Of Our Hosts

January 17, 2021 Season 4 Episode 1
Podward State
S4E1 - Penn State Hoops Update, Football Wrap Up, and A Farewell to One Of Our Hosts
Show Notes

Podward State returns from Winter Break with an episode featuring updates on Penn State basketball and a season wrap up of the Penn State Football team.

Joining hosts Matthew Ogden, Matthew Paolizzi, and Samuel Brungo this week is staff writer and basketball beat writer Owen Abbey (@theOwenAbbey) to discuss Penn State basketball's 3-4 start, their recent battles with COVID, and what Penn State will need to do in order to survive a tough upcoming schedule against multiple Top 25 teams. 

Next, social media manager Ryan Parsons (@rjparsons9) joins the show to wrap up Penn State football's season including their final 4 game win streak and their decision not to opt out of a bowl game.

Later, he discusses several changes to the program including the team replacing offensive coordinator Kirk Ciarocca with Mike Yurcich and a handful of transfers and draft declarations.

Finally, we say goodbye to one of our three hosts, Podward State Co-Founder Matthew Ogden. If you would like to continue to follow Og's work, you can follow him on twitter at @MattOgden98.

Podward State is an Onward State-produced podcast. Onward State is an independent, student-run Penn State news site that works to generate honest conversation in the hopes of enriching the Penn State community.

Podward State was founded by Matthew Ogden and Matthew Paolizzi in 2019. They have covered a plethora of topics and hosted numerous guests including Super Bowl Champion Jordan Hill, UPUA President Zach McKay, and 2018 PA Senate Candidate Ezra Nanes. 

Podward State releases episodes weekly and features discussions about all things Penn State, including sports, news, student life, and entertainment which will be available on Spotify and YouTube.