Good Friends & Good Times from the Heart of Happy Valley

The Obligatory PSU Pregame Show presented by will return this Fall for its 6th season as James Franklin and Penn State football gear up for 2021!

Watch the episodes from our Fall 2020 season on Facebook

Thanks again to our key cable affiliate partners Eleven Sports, NESN National, and MASN. 

Check back soon for more info on our Fall 2021 season!

Until then, enjoy weekly nonsense with occasional insights about Penn State, life in Happy Valley, and more on The Obligatory PSU Podcast — A Penn State podcast about Penn State (sort of). Trust us, you could definitely do worse.

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Spring '21 Episode 21: Penn State NFL Draft Wrap-up w/ Sheil Kapadia The Obligatory PSU Podcast

Sheil Kapadia of The Athletic on all six Penn State Nittany Lions selected in the 2021 NFL Draft.
  1. Spring '21 Episode 21: Penn State NFL Draft Wrap-up w/ Sheil Kapadia
  2. SPRING '21 Episode 20: Penn State in the NFL Draft w/ ESPN's Matt Bowen
  3. SPRING '21 Episode 19: Blue-White Redux Review
  4. SPRING '21 Episode 18: Penn State alum Rob Lawless (Rob's 10k Friends)
  5. SPRING '21 Episode 17: Penn State Scrimmage Summary w/ Nubyjas Wilborn

Each Fall, Nittany Lions fans start their Saturdays with another season of “The Obligatory PSU Pregame Show,” a TV “tailgate” full of the fun, camaraderie, and passion – from joy to heartbreak and back again – that makes Penn State football the healthy obsession of students, alumni, and fans across the country. For every loyal Nittany Lion who can’t be there in person, it’s the next best thing: A weekly dose of Happy Valley to kick off the football weekend.

Starring PSU postal icon, Mike “the Mailman” Herr, every Penn Stater’s favorite and most beloved mailman; Brandon Noble, former defensive tackle for Penn State, the Dallas Cowboys and the Washington Redskins; Chris Buchignani, the founding president of The Nittany Valley Society; and Kevin Horne, proud holder of three Penn State degrees and former managing editor of Onward State. Giving you the next-best tailgating experience, no matter how far you are from Dear Old State. They’re the most unlikely and lovable bunch of dudes in football pregame show history.