Next FOS Magazine Cover Revealed

The latest issue of Fight On State the Magazine, featuring PSU standouts Justin King and Derrick Williams on the cover, should arrive in mailboxes any day now. If you did not subscribe in time to get that issue, we have another slick edition coming up. Our tribute to Penn State's unsung heroes features senior Tim Shaw on the cover.

Though we are working to extend the order deadline, MIDNIGHT TUEDAY is now the last time you can subscribe and still get this issue mailed to your door.

Here is some of the content you will find in our next issue:

TIM SHAW FEATURE

Our cover story is on Penn State linebacker Tim Shaw. Shaw cringes a bit when called an “unsung hero,” saying he has no problem with the amount of publicity (or lack thereof) he receives while playing alongside Paul Posluszny and Dan Connor. But no one in the program fits the description more. Shaw is about to become a three-year starter. He changed positions early in his career for the good of the team. And he has been a strong player and exemplary student throughout his career. Shaw is also the target of or monthly center spread poster.

Q&A: KULKA AND RICHARDSON

You've heard so much about the Penn State football program's outstanding graduation rate and strong commitment to academics. Now meet the two men who have as much to do with that as anyone: Former Nittany Lion players Todd Kulka and Wally Richardson. Heading up the football program's academic support team, this dynamic duo goes head to head with FOS editor Mark Brennan, talking about the challenges and rewards of their profession while they give an inside look at a part of the program few ever see.

SNAPPERS' DELIGHT

Has any position received less praise at Penn State down through the years than long snapper? Sure, everyone notices when a snap goes awry. But long snappers have also been a part — albeit in a quiet manner — of some of the most memorable plays in school history. Lou Prato catches up with three of the very best in his latest contribution to The Magazine.

FADING AWAY

FOS writer Matt Herb sets his sites on the national scene, examining why fullbacks have become a dying breed in major college football. See how this trend looks though the eyes of one of the nation's top young fullbacks, Pennsylvania prep star Henry Hynoski. Former NFL and college coach Dick Vermeil is among the others who chime in on the topic.

STRESS TEST

What impact did the tragic death of Northwestern's Randy Walker have on the rest of the coaches in the league? FOS talked to a number of them to find out how they deal with the high-pressure world of college football.

INSIDE THE HELMET

Sure he can cover and hit. But did you realize former Nittany Lion cornerback Rich Gardner can also turn a phrase? The current Tennessee Titan takes his crack at our series, where actual football players explain the game to Penn State fans. Gardner examines the differences between playing cornerback in college and the NFL.

FOS RECRUITING REPORT

There are still months to go before Penn State's Class of 2007 signs. But writer Scott Cole has already spotted some clear trends in the staff's efforts on the recruiting trail this year. From chasing versatile athletes, to the debate over early commitments, to the Nittany Lions' alleged inability to recruit Florida, Texas and California, Cole lets you know what's developing.

You can order the magazine on its own at this link.

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As an added bonus, mention or use the special code GOLions06 and you will receive a book on Penn State football, too. Note that you can only get the book if you order before midnight Monday.

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Remember, the deadline for subscribing and receiving this issue is midnight Tuesday, so act now. If you have already joined us, thank you. Please let the rest of the Nittany Lion fans in your life know how they can join in the fun.

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