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New Penn State Football on Smartphone Apps, Powered by The Patriot-News, Launched with Advance Internet and Verve Wireless

  (August 31, 2011)

Harrisburg, PA (PRWEB) August 31, 2011 has launched new Android and iPhone smartphone apps covering Penn State Football powered by The Patriot-News.

The Penn State Football on Android app and the Penn State Football on iPhone app feature the latest news, videos and photos from the number one Central Pennsylvania sports and information website powered by The Patriot-News.

"Our coverage of Penn State football has long been a cornerstone of The Patriot-News and," said Patriot-News editor David Newhouse. "With this mobile app, we aim to remain the number one news source for Nittany Lion fans in any medium."

The apps are free for consumers to download and use. They provide live stats for Penn State and other college football teams, live Twitter updates from experts and fans, and a tool for fans to submit photos showing their PSU football spirit. They also include weather updates for fans to consider when making game day plans.

"These new apps supplement our already comprehensive Penn State football coverage," said Patriot-News Sports Editor Paul Vigna. "Now you can bring that coverage along with you and tap into it anytime, anywhere. Features such as the live Twitter updates and game day photos from fans will enrich the experience of a Penn State football Saturday, whether you're in Beaver Stadium or watching from across the country," he added.

The apps are available for download at no charge in the iTunes App Store and Android Market. They were developed and launched with Advance Internet and Verve Wireless to provide a unique and engaging smartphone app experience for the thousands of PSU football fans who visit and read The Patriot-News.

We are very excited to enhance our Penn State football coverage by reaching fans whenever, wherever with real-time updates, interviews, multimedia and more, said Senior Producer Ashley Zywusko. We look forward to engaging the Nittany Lions fan base on a new level with this new app.

Download the Penn State Football on app from the Android Market here.

Download the Penn State Football on app from the App Store here.

About The Patriot-News
The Patriot-News Co., founded in 1854, is a diverse media company that is central Pennsylvania's leading source of news and information. It publishes the region's largest daily newspaper, weekly community newspapers, and a large collection of magazines including Body & Mind and Central PA magazine. The Patriot-News is also the region's largest 24/7 digital news source via, Facebook and Twitter. Through all of its media, The Patriot-News reaches more than 490,000 readers each week.

About, an affiliate of Advance Internet, Inc., is the leading local website for news and information throughout Central Pennsylvania featuring the latest Central Pennsylvania news, business, sports, travel, weather, traffic, shopping and entertainment information. In addition, has a comprehensive business listings directory, as well as local classified listings for jobs, homes, apartment rentals and autos. is the online home of The Patriot News.

About Advance Internet
Advance Internet, Inc., based in Jersey City, NJ, is a leading creator of highly interactive, online community-based news and information websites created in alliance over 25 newspapers affiliated with Advance Publications Inc. Advance Internets websites are the number one local news and information online destinations for the markets they serve. The websites include,,,,,,,,,,, and

About Verve Wireless
Verve monetizes local mobile media. Our solutions help local media companies monetize their mobile inventory and enable advertisers to reach a valuable, premium audience where they live, work and play. Over 1000 local publishers use the Verve platform to manage their mobile advertising businesses and help make their sales teams more effective. In addition, we bring incremental revenue to our publishers through our relationships with national advertisers, who value the Verve networks high quality local media companies, including the mobile outlets of recognized local media brands as well as newer digital-only local and hyper-local publishers. It is a brand-safe, editorially-driven, high-quality and transparent environment with market-leading targeting, creative and reporting capabilities. Only Verve has assembled such an extensive national footprint of high quality local media. Verve is located in San Diego, CA and Washington DC. For more information, visit


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