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It may not be a battle of two top ten teams, but in many ways Penn State’s game Saturday at Illinois is Big Game No. 1 of the Bill O’Brien era.
Before the season started many thought that the games at Virginia and at Illinois would go a long way in determining how good this Nittany Lion team would be.
Well, the loss at Virginia was as crushing as losses get. Yet, Penn State has won two straight since then and has shown improvement throughout the season.
Now, it’s the Big 10 opener and a win at Illinois puts the Lions above .500 mark and gives them as many wins as many detractors predicted they would get all season.
It also gives them an idea if their dream of winning a Big 10 division title is realistic or not. A loss to a less than mediocre Illinois team would not bode well for the remainder of the season.
However, a win on the road at Illinois means that all the goals this team had before the season are still attainable – a winning record and division title among them.
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According to a report by StateCollege.com's Nate Mink this morning, quarterback-turned-tight end Paul Jones is no longer with the team. The offensive package Jones had been adapted to has been dropped as a possible result according to a source in the initial report.
This was at least the second time Jones questioned his role on the team. He said following...
If the defense provided by the Nittany Lions in Beaver Stadium on Saturday wasn’t enough for you, the Penn Staters in the NFL came through for you on Sunday.
As far as single NFL weeks go, this one was about as good as they get by a single group of alumni.
One linebacker overtook another for the NFL tackles lead. Another moved into second place in turnovers forced in the...
Last week, Penn State coach Bill O’Brien won his first game.
This week, he extended his winning streak to two games. It’s might not seem like much, but it’s a start.
Matt McGloin’s three touchdowns led Penn State past Temple.
Senior quarterback Matt McGloin threw for 318 yards and accounted for three scores as Penn State (2-2) beat Temple (1-2), 24-13 at Beaver Stadium on...
StateCollege.com’s Nate Mink tweeted earlier that Paul Jones was not with the rest of his Penn State teammates. It was just one practice that he missed…didn’t sound like a big deal. But here we are five hours later and it’s looking more and more like Mink’s source was right about the Nittany Lions losing their backup quarterback and tight end.
Things revolving around PJ have...
Time once again to answer some questions for this week's edition of the Blue White Roundtable. Be sure to visit the redesigned Black Shoe Diaries (I'm getting used to the new look) later on for a full recap from the Penn State blogosphere. The topic this week, of course, is Penn State's Big Ten opener against Illinois this Saturday at noon eastern.
1. Our ground attack...
Recruiting Hotline: Brian Dohn gives us his take on Penn State's 2013 recruiting class and more.
NCAA President Mark Emmert said recently that he hopes he will never have to punish another school in the manner he punished Penn State. Some may think this means he doesn’t want to ever be as harsh again, but what he was referring to was the unprecedented powers granted to him by the Infractions Committee in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal.
The committee allowed him to...
Tanner Hartman, an offensive lineman who had previously committed to Maryland, reverses field and pledges to the Nittany Lions.
Bill Belton and Derek Day were dressed on the sidelines for the Temple game on Saturday but thanks to the work of Michael Zordich and Zach Zwinak, Penn State didn’t even have to think about its two starting running backs.
According to the Trib’s Scott Brown, that’s not the case anymore. It looks like Belton’s bum ankle is good to go just in time for Big Ten play. A different...
Teammates Lawry and Morrison were on hand or the Nittany Lions' win over Temple Saturday. See where things stand with their recruitment.
Penn State's starting quarterback takes exception to a question about whether this year's offense is better than last season's.
See what Penn State's play-making "Mike" linebacker had to say when he met the media this week. He talked about his role on the team, this week's Big Ten opener at Illinois and more.
Pomptom Lakes (N.J.) High receiver Corey Flynn made an unofficial visit to Penn State for the win against Temple, and the class of 2014 prospect spoke to FOXSportsNEXT about it.
Broad is proud to bring to you a brand new segment called "Inside
PSU." We are all aware of the recent events surrounding the proud
university involving some deranged higher-ups formerly employed by Penn State.
The 2012 football season at PSU marks the first season under a new regime and
even more monumentally, the start of a brand new chapter in Penn State history...
A key witness - Victim 1 - against former Penn State assistant
football coach Jerry Sandusky has a book deal and will soon reveal