With the excitement of a successful 2012 season, Penn State fans can begin to look towards next season. Though there are still scholarship reductions and postseason bans to deal with, but that doesn't mean players and fans alike can't get excited for what is coming down the road.
The Nittany Lions finished 8-4 last season despite being thrown directly into the middle of adversity and a media firestorm due to the Jerry Sandusky scandal.
In the face of everything that happened at Penn State over the last year-and-a-half, the future is bright. Head coach Bill O'Brien reaffirmed his commitment to the school and has lined up a 24th-ranked recruiting class, according to ESPN Recruiting Nation.
National signing day is now just a few weeks away, which means that spring practice will be here before you know it.
Believe it or not, the start of the regular season is just seven short months away.
Looking at the 2013 schedule, there is a good mix of traditional games that bring a lot of excitement as well as a renewal of some old rivalries.
While every Penn State game is worth looking forward to, there are three in particular that stand out on the schedule.