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The College Cup – The Blue and the Orange

As many know, we are avid supporters of Penn State Men’s Soccer. The goalkeeping program is the recipient of the Mack Brady Fund in memory of our son and I am the “faculty partner.” All of that means I attend most of the games with camera in hand. As of a few weeks ago that camera is now a Nikon D810.

I was in the stands for the second round of NCAA playoffs called the “College Cup” in soccer,  versus Syracuse and I was armed with my Nikkor 300mm f4 (the older version, not the newer version). Even so, I had a fairly good angle. Our lads lost but our keeper Andrew Wolverton had an incredible game, blocking 8 difficult shots. Connor Maloney scored on a PK and for a time quieted the 1500+ strong Orange crowd. Our Bhoys in Blue ended up losing 2-1, but it was a hard fought match and I could not be more proud of this great group of young men. Watch for some of these men to be playing in the MLS! Especially our Mack Brady Keeper, Wolvey.

Penn State Football v. U Md

I was invited by Athletics to be “Guest Coach” for a game and chose Maryland. It was a cold and blustery day, gray with occasional sunshine. An interesting experience for me, to be sure, sitting in on team meetings and meals over Friday and Saturday. Photographically, I borrowed a friend’s D300 with grip in order to get the greater frames per second. The sensor is not as good as the D7000, but I hoped the FPS would outweigh that. And I think it would have if I had been more comfortable with the set up. These shots aren’t too bad, but I lost focus on many, just simple user error. It is great to have that frame rate though!

Penn State’s Old Main in the Snow at Night

Snow was falling on Penn State’s University Park campus in mid December 2013. Students had organized a vigil in front of the central administration building, Old Main, as a memorial for the Sandy Hook victims killed one year earlier. These images were taken after the event.

Big Ten Champs! PSU MSOC

On Sunday October 27, 2013 Penn State Men’s Soccer came back from a 0-1 deficit to tie the game with 1:40 left in regulation. They scored the winning goal with only 1:35 left in double overtime! (In NCAA regular season play the game would have ended in a tie.) That gave them the B1G Championship outright, even with several more games to play. The pictures here are a sampling of the action, including a key save and some jubilant celebrations.

Old Main

The iconic main administration building on Penn State’s University Park campus. I had never noticed that the interior of the tower was covered in orang-ish bricks.