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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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'Last Call' Open Thread 9.15.12

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. Follow...

Evening Games Open Thread 9.15.12

Next one goes up at 11:15, but could be adjusted as needed.Your standard open thread rules continue to apply: no slurs, no porn, no giant gif's, no links to illegal streams of the game,...

Penn St. vs Navy, Open Thread #4

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Penn St. vs Navy, Open Thread #3

Next one goes up at 6:00, but could be adjusted as needed.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,...

Penn St. vs Navy, Open Thread #2

Next one goes up at 5:15, but could be adjusted as needed.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,...

Noon Games Open Thread 9.15.12

Next one goes up at 3:30 for the game. See you there.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...

Gameday Wake-Up Open Thread & Week In Review: 9.15.12

Weekly roundup of news and notes from Black Shoe Diaries.

Preview: Penn State (0-2) vs Navy (0-1)

Game preview for Penn State (0-2) vs Navy (0-1).

Just the Stats: Penn State vs Navy

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

'Last Call' Open Thread 9.8.12

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. Follow...

Evening Games Open Thread 9.8.12

Next one goes up at 11:00, but could be adjusted as needed.Your standard open thread rules continue to apply: no slurs, no porn, no giant gif's, no links to illegal streams of the game,...

Afternoon Games Open Thread 9.8.12

Next one goes up at 7:00, but could be adjusted as needed.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,...

Penn St. at Virginia, Open Thread #4

Next one goes up at 3:30, but could be adjusted as needed.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,...

Penn St. at Virginia, Open Thread #3

Next one goes up at 2:30, but could be adjusted as needed.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,...

Penn St. at Virginia, Open Thread #2

Next one goes up at 1:45, but could be adjusted as needed.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,...

Penn St. at Virginia, Open Thread #1

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Gameday Wake-Up Open Thread & Week In Review: 9.8.12

The game is on ABC. It's the only game on ABC at noon, so the entire friggin' nation will be watching. Normally I'll link to coverage maps in this post. Obviously not this week. No go get that...

Preview: Penn State (0-1) at Virginia (1-0)

Game preview for Penn State (0-1) at Virginia (1-0).

Video: 2002 Penn St. vs Virginia

A video look-back at the 2002 matchup between the Penn State Nittany Lions and Virginia Cavaliers.

Photo Gallery: Ohio 24, Penn State 14

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Photos from Ohio's upset win over Penn State.

Five Penn State Losses Worse than Ohio

Penn State's loss to Ohio was far from an all-time shocker. Here are five losses for Penn State worse than the Bobcats' upset of the Nittany Lions.

Preview: Penn State vs Ohio Bobcats

Penn State vs Ohio Bobcats game preview.

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September Ticket Exchange

Sorry this is so late. You could probably walk around the stadium and find tickets swirling around anyway, so it's not like we need this for the opener. As always, we (BSD) are not responsible for...

Video: 1969 Penn State vs Ohio Bobcats

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Historical game footage from 1969 of Penn State's 42-3 victory over the Ohio U. Bobcats.

Success With Hyperlinking Can Barely Concentrate

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Links from across the CFB universe.

Photo: Nameplates for Penn State's Uniforms

Sneak peak at Penn State's name plates for the jerseys this season.

Penn State 2012 Position Previews: Linebackers

Previewing the 2012 Penn State linebackers.

Summer Snapshot 2012: Wisconsin Badgers

Previewing the 2012 Wisconsin Badgers as they enter fall camp.

Penn State Uniforms to Feature Names, Blue Ribbon for 2012

Penn State uniform changes are coming, including one no one could have imagined just a few short months ago...

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