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Mike Pettigano

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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.

User Blog

O'Brien Wants More 'Marquee' Games on Penn State's Schedule

Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien told a crowd of supporters Tuesday that he would like to see more "marquee" matchups on the Nittany Lions' schedule.

Penn State Spring Stock Report: Trending Downward

Which Penn State players saw their stock fall in spring practice?

Blowing Up the BCS: 20 Miles Through the Marathon

Wrapping up the BCS meetings, including playoff proposals, bowl games, and more.

Hancock: Buh-Bye to the BCS "As We Know It"

Bill Hancock announced changes were on the way for the BCS.

Big Ten 2012 Primetime Schedule Announced

Big Ten primetime football slate is announced.

Photo Gallery: 2012 Blue-White Game

Gameday photo gallery of the 2012 Penn State Blue-White Game, by Black Shoe Diaries editor & photographer Mike Pettigano.

Blue-White Countdown 2012: Running Backs

Previewing the Penn State running backs as the Nittany Lions prepare for their annual Blue-White Game.

Success with Hyperlinking Wonders if Bill O'Brien Reads the Fanposts, Too

Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien specifically mentions Black Shoe Diaries at the APSE conference.

Blue-White Countdown 2012: Linebackers

Counting down each position group, as Penn State leads up to its annual Blue-White Spring Game.

Blue-White Countdown 2012: Special Teams

Counting down to the Penn State Spring Game with position previews.

Three Things to Love in 2012: Penn State Defense

Giving you three reasons to get excited about the 2012 Penn State defense.

Spring Snapshot 2012: Wisconsin Badgers

An early spring practice preview of the 2012 Wisconsin Badgers.

Spring Snapshot 2012: Indiana Hoosiers

An early spring look at the 2012 Indiana Hoosiers football team.

Spring Snapshot 2012: Nebraska Cornhuskers

An early spring look at the 2012 Nebraska Cornhuskers.

Spring Snapshot 2012: Ohio State Buckeyes

An early spring preview of the 2012 Ohio State Buckeyes.

Spring Snapshot 2012: Iowa Hawkeyes

An early spring look at the 2012 Iowa Hawkeyes football team.

Spring Snapshot 2012: Northwestern Wildcats

An early spring look at the 2012 Northwestern Wildcats football team.

Spring Snapshot 2012: Temple Owls

An early spring look at the 2012 Temple Owls football team.

Spring Snapshot 2012: Navy Midshipmen

An early spring look at the 2012 U.S. Naval Academy football team.

Spring Snapshot 2012: Virginia Cavaliers

An early spring look at the 2012 Virginia Cavaliers football team.

Spring Snapshot 2012: Ohio Bobcats

An early spring look at the 2012 Ohio Bobcats football team.

It's Time for Spring Football 2012!

Black Shoe Diaries previews its spring football coverage for 2012.

O'Brien Unclear on Penn State Oversigning Recruits

Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien appeared to leave the door open for oversigning recruits. Did Penn State suddenly change course in this controversial practice?

DE Shawn Oakman Dismissed For Unspecified Reasons

"Violation of Team Rules." How many times do we hear that in college sports? Too often, apparently. Penn State's SID Jeff Nelson tweeted yesterday that redshirt freshman defensive end Shawn Oakman...

Coquese Washington Earns Coach of the Year

Penn State women's basketball coach Coquese Washington has been voted Big Ten Coach of the Year for 2011-12, while Alex Bentley and Maggie Lucas earned first-team All-Conference honors. All five...

Lady Lions Win Big Ten Regular Season Title

The Penn State Lady Lions destroyed Minnesota last night 74-51, wrapping up a dominant close to the regular season Big Ten championship run. Penn State's 13 conference wins are the most wins since...

FanPost

BSD Con Variazioni: Symphony No. 2 'Resurrection'

It's going to be a long offseason. Spring practice doesn't even really start for another month. Basketball is okay, but for most people, not on the level of football. This is a good time to start...

Maggie Lucas Earns Big Ten Player of the Week

I guess it takes a Big Ten Championship to finally get some recognition for this Lady Lions team. Maggie Lucas earned this honor more for her 28-point outing against Purdue earlier in the week, but...

Penn State Clinches Share of Big Ten Title

Penn State women's hoops returned to glory with a title-clinching demolition of a top-10 Ohio State squad.

I thought this was funny. You probably saw this FB page already. But i just found it today. Love...

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I thought this was funny. You probably saw this FB page already. But i just found it today. Love the rest of the album memes, especially the "Goes to Altoona."

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