What started as four guys sitting on a back porch and posting on YouTube has grown in popularity beyond what any of them could have imagined.

The Obligatory PSU PreGame Show is back for a Third Season…Who Knew?

The+Obligatory+PSU+PreGame+ShowThis Fall, Nittany Lions fans will start their Saturdays with the 3rd 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.

PSU football, four friends and their (self-proclaimed) TV-Tailgating sensation

As summer winds down, we know it means that Penn State football season is ramping up.  You’ve been waiting nine months for the season, and you’re ready to get back to Happy Valley to tailgate, hang-out in downtown bars and restaurants and pre-game the way you did for years when you were living in State College.  But then it hits you: you have a family now and a very full agenda.

You’re stuck, dozens or hundreds of miles away from Happy Valley and cut off from the excitement and spirit that makes Penn State tailgating the best collegiate tailgating coast to coast. Nothing you can do now, though, right?


The Obligatory PSU PreGame Show is HERE. FOR. YOU.

Three years ago, a few Nittany Lion super fans had a game-changing idea: just because some fans can’t make it to the tailgating fields at Beaver Stadium doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be part of the experience…read more at HappyValley.com


Catch the show every week on Amazon Prime, Direct TV, Dish Network and a hearty handful of regional and local stations including:

  • Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN) – Saturdays at 10:00 am
  • WGBT TV – Rochester, NY – Saturdays at 1:00 pm
  • WJKP TV – Elmira / Corning, NY – Saturdays at 11:00 am
  • WIFS TV 57 – Madison, WI – Saturdays at 10:00 am
  • Untamed Sports TV – Fridays at 12:30 pm, 11:59 pm and Saturdays at 9:30 am
  • Eleven Network* –  Fridays at 5:00 pm, 11:59pm and Saturdays at 6:00 am
  • NESN National** – Saturdays at 2:30 pm

*Eleven Network can be found on DIRECTV channel 623, Verizon Fios channel 597, AT&T    U-Verse channel 1665, RCN channel 571 and Atlantic Broadband channel 501.

**NESN National can be found on AT&T U-Verse channel 1711, Bright House Networks –       DIRECTV channel 628, Dish Network channel 434, Frontier Communications, Spectrum     channel 342 and Verizon Fios channel 97.


Watch Seasons 1 and 2 here.