"I felt we made a mistake in building a baseball field. I thought that should have been the ice skating rink, because I think hockey in this state right now, not just hockey, but ice skating, if you come up to our office building at 6:00 in the morning, some mornings you can't get a parking spot because parents have taken their kids up here to skate...I think hockey will be a great addition to our intercollegiate program. [The Pegula gift] is a great, great gift. And I think very far-sighted and I'm really pleased with it." - Joe Paterno

Penn State vs. Neumann - January 4, 2012


Selected TYT coverage of the Penn State vs. Neumann (NCAA Division III) game scheduled as part of the Winter Classic festivities in Philadelphia's Citizens Bank Park on January 4, 2012 at 8 p.m.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

PSU-Neumann: Field Access

A batch of twelve photos taken from the Citizens Bank Park field prior to the Penn State-Neumann warmup, both in and around the Winter Classic rink.




Thursday, January 5, 2012

PSU-Neumann Postgame Transcript (Neumann)

Neumann's postgame presser featuring head coach Dominick Dawes and Jordan Zalba, who scored twice.



Thursday, January 5, 2012

PSU-Neumann Postgame Transcript (Penn State)

The complete postgame press conference from the PSU perspective, featuring Guy Gadowsky, Brandon Russo, Taylor Holstrom and Kurt Collins.



Wednesday, January 4, 2012

M: Penn State 3 vs. Neumann (NCAA DIII) 6

The TYT live blog from the Icers' defeat at the hands of the Knights, as well as links to recaps.




Wednesday, January 4, 2012

PSU-Neumann: The Scene Outside

Four photos depicting tailgaters and the Icers' equipment upon arrival at Citizens Bank Park.




Sunday, January 1, 2012

Championship Credibility

Neumann will come into Wednesday's game with plenty of momentum after shutting out No. 2 Oswego State on their home ice.




Saturday, December 31, 2011

How You Like Me Now?

Broad Street Hockey, a Philadelphia Flyers blog on the SBNation network, got some first-look photos of the Winter Classic ice.




Friday, December 30, 2011

One Game, Two Coaches

Guy Gadowsky and Dominick Dawes coach at very different universities. But they have more in common than you think.




Saturday, December 24, 2011

Gunning For a Record

Is it within the realm of possibility that January 4th will bring the largest crowd to ever watch an Icers game? What about Neumann?




Thursday, December 22, 2011

We've Been Here Before

A look back at Penn State's history with outdoor hockey, from the Duck Pond to flooded tennis courts in the first varsity era to the partially-open rinks that were still around in the 1990s.




Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The Middle of Somewhere

A TYT response to NHL commissioner Gary Bettman's dealing a major blow to the hopes of those who want to see a Winter Classic in Beaver Stadium.



Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Who is Neumann?

It's understandable if you don't know a thing about Neumann University, the school that will face PSU on the Citizens Bank Park ice. Here's your primer.




Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Penn State-Neumann: How Big?

A late announcement probably hurt the game's drawing power, but it's not too late for Joe Battista and company to make up for lost time.




Thursday, December 8, 2011

Finally

Five months following a leak of an outdoor game against NCAA Division III Neumann at Citizens Bank Park, Penn State has made it official.




Coverage from other sources:

Wednesday, January 11, 2012: Eddie Olczyk Interview - Citizens Bank Park Outdoor Game  (YouTube)

Monday, January 9, 2012: Despite Loss, Penn State Still Winning at Citizens Bank Park (B1G Ice Hockey)

Saturday, January 7, 2012: Penn State Hockey Plays at Winter Classic (Bob Long Sports)

Friday, January 6, 2012: Getting Caught Up (The View From the Booth) // Neumann latest DIII team to enjoy outdoor experience (d3hockey.com)

Thursday, January 5, 2012: Icers Recap: Neumann Owns the Night or...IcersGuy Geeks Out (Black Shoe Diaries) // Men's Hockey Wins Over Penn State at Citzens Bank Park (neumannathletics.com) // Penn State Icers at Winter Classic Photo Gallery (gopsusports.com) // WE ARE... Neumann University; Neumann Tops Penn State 6-3 At Citizens Bank Park (Bleeding Brotherly Love) // Penn State falls to Neumann in outdoor game at Citizen's Bank Park (The Daily Collegian) // Icers' Holstrom makes return to the ice in team's outdoor game (The Daily Collegian) // Icers Fall to Neumann in First-Ever College Winter Classic, 6-3 (statecollege.com) // Zalba fuels Neumann in the great outdoors of Citizens Bank Park (Delaware County Times) // Icers Lose Winter Classic at Citizens Bank Park (Onward State) // Penn State vs. Neumann (YouTube) // Neumann freezes Penn State (Lions 247) // Winter Classic Post Game Press Conferences (Nittany Lions Den) // Penn State-Neumann outdoor game draws nearly 5,000 (Pennsylvania Puck)

Wednesday, January 4, 2012: Penn State hockey loses to Neumann at Citizens Bank Park (examiner.com) // PSU Post Game, Winter Classic (examiner.com) // Winter Classic: Penn State vs. Neumann (flickr.com) // Neumann tops Penn State outdoors at Citizens Bank Park (USCHO) // Icers Fall to Division III Neumann University (pennstatehockey.com)

Tuesday, January 3, 2012: Icers Head Outdoors For College Winter Classic (Onward State)

Monday, January 2, 2012: Harleysville's Kratz anticipates Classic experience (phillyburbs.com) // Chomping at the Bit (The View From the Booth)

Saturday, December 31, 2011: No rinky-dink college games (philly.com)

Friday, December 30, 2011: Musings on Outdoor Ice - Circa 1971 (The View From the Booth)

Thursday, December 29, 2011: Winter Classic: Neumann steps outdoors to take step up in class (Delaware County Times) // Penn State Hockey Ready To Skate At The Ballpark (cbsphilly.com) // PSU Icers Outdoor Hockey Game & Pre-Game Happy Hour (psuphila.org)

Wednesday, December 28, 2011: College teams get first view of Winter Classic rink (nhl.com) // Penn State Tailgate For Neumann vs. Penn State at the Winter Classic (The School Philly)

Tuesday, December 27, 2011: P-R Varsity, JV Teams Lose to North Allegheny (patch.com)

Sunday, December 25, 2011: Should Philadelphia Follow Bostons Lead with Future Outdoor Hockey Events? (gcobb.com)

Friday, December 23, 2011: PSU to Play Outdoor Game at Citizens Bank Park Jan. 4 (YouTube)

Thursday, December 22, 2011: It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like...Hockey!  (The View From the Booth)

Wednesday, December 21, 2011: Joe Battista: Icers Lucky to Experience Outdoor Hockey on Grand Stage (statecollege.com)

Tuesday, December 20, 2011: Neumann Hockey Excited For Outdoor Opportunity vs. Penn State (cbsphilly.com)

Thursday, December 15, 2011: Drexel and Villanova to Meet in City Ice Hockey Clash at Citizens Bank Park (drexel.edu)

Monday, December 12, 2011: Metro Exposure – South Philly Style (PSU Sports Blog by Lions Pride)

Saturday, December 10, 2011: Bill Downey on Penn State vs Neumann (ustream.tv)

Friday, December 9, 2011: Icers to play outdoor game at Citizens Bank Park (The Daily Collegian) // Icers to Take Part in Winter Classic (statecollege.com)

Thursday, December 8, 2011: Hello, Neumann! (The View From the Booth) // Icers to play outdoors (Lions 247) // Penn State to play at Winter Classic site (nhl.com) // Penn State Icers-Neumann outdoors Jan. 4 at Citizens Bank Park (Pennsylvania Puck)