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Mike Pettigano

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Former Blogging Capo

Mike Pettigano (@MikePettigano) is a 2006 graduate of Penn State’s College of Communications and the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism, and a four-year member of the Penn State Blue Band. A news reporter and editor since graduation, on the side he dabbled with blogging, starting up Zombie Nation in 2007, and eventually bringing together some of the best Penn State bloggers to create Linebacker-U.com in 2010. He spent three seasons as a fully-credentialed sideline photographer, and managing editor of Black Shoe Diaries through the end of the 2012 football season.

In 2013, he was editor in chief of We Are! 2013, the first fully-digital Penn State football preview magazine. We Are! 2014 is currently underway.

Mike has been fortunate enough to work with college football's finest prognosticator, Phil Steele at PhilSteele.com. Mike’s writing has been cited by, among others, FOX Sports, Sports Illustrated OnCampus, Sporting News Today, The Baltimore Sun, and the Chicago Sun-Times, with a few appearances on ESPN Radio along the way. Mike is currently the Associate Digital News Editor for North Jersey Media Group, and lives in northeast New Jersey with his wife, son, and schnauzer.

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We Are! 2014: Funded, Kickstarter, & Sneak Preview

The kickstarter is ending! What do we have in store for you?

The Goon Show, Tonight!

Keith "Goon" Conlin has been kind enough to invite one of our We Are! 2014 writers for a live appearance on his radio show tonight at the G-Man in downtown State College. I would have done it...

This Blue-White Weekend

...you should think about next season, right? And a certain preview?

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Photo Gallery: Penn State 23, Syracuse 17

It was pretty cool to shoot a Penn State game just 20 minutes from my house. Here are a handful of photos I took this past Saturday. I'll be at most of the games this fall, so stay tuned for more...

My final curtain

It's my time to step aside

Photo Gallery: Penn State 24, Wisconsin 21

Photos from Penn State's overtime win against Wisconsin on Senior Day.

Rutgers and Maryland push Big Ten to 14

Figured since we have the story stream going, might as well finish it off. Use this as an open thread if you like. What say you about this recent round of Big Ten expansion?

Just the Stats: Penn State vs Wisconsin

Penn St. Nittany Lions (7-4, 5-2 Big Ten) vs Wisconsin Badgers (7-4, 4-3 Big Ten) 3:30 p.m. ET, Nov. 24, 2012 - ESPN Beaver Stadium / University Park, PA Penn State Value (Nat'l Rank) V...

Rutgers/B1G presser set for 2 p.m. today

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The Scarlet Knights will announce today their entry into the Big Ten conference.

Maryland to the Big Ten

Expansion takes another turn, this time southward.

Stats: Penn St. vs Indiana

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Numbers, numbers everywhere!

Stats: Penn State vs Nebraska

Numbers, numbers, everywhere!

Photos: Ohio State 35, Penn State 23

Shots from the game, by Black Shoe Diaries editor Mike Pettigano.

Video: 1978 Penn St. at Ohio St.

Highlights from the top-10 matchup.

Stats: Penn State vs Ohio State

Numbers, numbers, everywhere!

Gameday Wake-Up Open Thread 10.20.12

No week in review this time around, folks. Sorry. Your standard open thread rules continue to apply: no slurs, no porn, no giant gif's, no links to illegal streams of the game, and...look, ...

Just the Stats: Penn State at Iowa

Numbers, numbers, everywhere!

Evening Games Open Thread, 10.06.12

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Your standard open thread rules continue to apply: no slurs, no porn, no giant gif's, no links to illegal streams of the game, and...look, just be cool, okay? This isn't difficult.

Penn State vs Northwestern Open Thread #4

Your standard open thread rules continue to apply: no slurs, no porn, no giant gif's, no links to illegal streams of the game, and...look, just be cool, okay? This isn't difficult.

Penn State vs Northwestern Open Thread #3

Your standard open thread rules continue to apply: no slurs, no porn, no giant gif's, no links to illegal streams of the game, and...look, just be cool, okay? This isn't difficult.

Gameday Wake-Up Open Thread & Week In Review

Good morning college football!

Preview: Penn State vs Northwestern

Don't miss what should be a high-scoring affair in State College.

Just the Stats: Penn State vs Northwestern

Taking a stat-by-stat look at Penn State and No. 22 Northwestern before this weekend's matchup in State College.

Penn State vs Illinois Game Preview

Breaking down the Nittany Lions and Fighting Illini before they meet in Champaign this weekend.

Just the Stats: Penn State at Illinois

Taking a stat-by-stat look at Penn State and Illinois before this weekend's matchup in Champaign.

Q&A with ESPN's Ed Cunningham

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ESPN's Ed Cunningham talks with Black Shoe Diaries managing editor Mike Pettigano about Penn State football, 2012 and beyond.

Preview: Penn St. (1-2) vs Temple (1-1)

Previewing Penn State vs Temple.

Just the Stats: Penn State vs Temple

Taking a stat-by-stat look at Penn State and Temple before this weekend's matchup in State College.

Photo Gallery: Penn State 34, Navy 7

Photos from Penn State's win over Navy.

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