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While Penn State was busy dominating Navy on Saturday, the Big Ten thought Michael Mauti and Deion Barnes were particularly dominant. Mauti was named the B1G Defensive Player of the Week and Barnes was selected as the B1G Co-Freshman of the Week. Not too shabby to pile on top of the Nittany Lions’ first win.
Mauti racked up double-digit tackles for the second time this season and finished with a game-high 12 stops – 2 for a loss – and his first sack of the year. He leads the team with 33 tackles so far. His badassness in general didn’t seem to be a factor in the selection process.
The redshirt freshman Barnes was only playing in his third career game but he’s been a force in each one. He only made 5 tackles but he picked up his third sack of the year and his second forced fumble of the year…sooo he’s on pace for 12 sacks and 8 forced fumbles? He’s a freshman. WOOOOO.
Think it’s safe to say that Ted Roof’s defense has found its footing after getting torched by Ohio.
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Penn State football's new era has cleared another hurdle.
The 34-7 win over Navy was the first victory for rookie coach Bill O'Brien. It was also the first win since the NCAA slammed the school with strict sanctions in July.
Linebacker Michael Mauti led the defense with 12 tackles. He says the win moves Penn State (1-2) another ''page forward'' and gives...
It’s been an odd first two weeks for Nittany Lions in the NFL.
To this point, there has been virtually no offense produced by Penn Staters. Evan Royster seems to be down to third-string and Michael Robinson can only do so much as a fullback.
Even on the defensive side of the ball, a normally pass-rush heavy group has vastly underachieved. Granted, it’s still only week 2...
The pregame flyover prior to Penn State's week three game against Navy was pretty cool, but few images will resonate the way the postgame singing of the Penn State Alma Mater will for me, and I can only imagine that those with much closer ties and bonds to the Penn State community will agree.
One of the new Penn State traditions head coach Bill O'Brien is bringing to the...
Penn State wide receiver Allen Robinson is named to the Biletnikoff Award Watch List after a fast start to his sophomore season.
It has been a while since we shared some photos with you, so I felt it was time to do so. Here is my photo set from Penn State's 34-7 win against Navy this past weekend.
Some of these photos have been added to the Nittany Lions Den Flickr group, which is open to all to join and share photos. From time to time we will share some of the photos found on the Flickr...
Penn State hosted Military Appreciation Day over the weekend as they hosted Navy in football. The day was filled with pageantry, including a military fly over, a parade of champions and salutes to our nation's veterans and those currently serving. The Penn State Blue Band also paid tribute to the different services of the armed forces during their halftime show. They have done...
A new NCAA task force will come up with guidelines for how to distribute the record $60 million fine that Penn State has agreed to pay in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal.
The money will fund programs designed to combat child sexual abuse and help victims around the country.
The 10-member task force was announced Tuesday. The group will set policy and hire a third-party administrator...
St. John's College (Washington, D.C.) class of 2014 cornerback Omar Truitt took in Penn State's win against Navy on Saturday, and he spoke to FOXSportsNEXT about what he called a "perfect" day. He also explained what the staff is saying about an offer.
Dunmore High offensive tackle James McHale camped at Penn State in June, and caught the eye of offensive line coach Mac McWhorter.
Ted Roof's charges came up big in Penn State's easy victory over the Midshipmen Saturday. The unit forced four more turnovers and improve on third downs.
Navy fell to Penn State 34-7 on Saturday afternoon. GoMids.com grades every aspect of the Mids performance against the Nittany Lions.
Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State assistant football coach who
in June was convicted of 45 counts of sex abuse against boys, is
scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 9.
Two former Penn State administrators facing charges related to
the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal are seeking to be tried
There's little doubt former Penn State assistant football coach
Jerry Sandusky faces a long prison sentence. In a few weeks, he'll
find out just how long.
Clearfield (Pa.) High outside linebacker Christian Lezzer knows all about Penn State since he grew up near the campus and had a pair of family members play for the Nittany Lions. On Saturday, he made an unofficial visit for the Navy game and he spoke with FOXSportsNEXT about it.