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Nittany Lions Den:
No matter who was talking, the themes were the same.
Before an overflow crowd of media members, the Penn State football team held its annual Media Day Thursday morning at Beaver Stadium and it was clear that everybody wanted to move forward and move forward together. It was also unanimous among players that coach Bill O’Brien was the man to lead that move.
“This is a special place,” said O’Brien, who has had a tumultuous first seven months on the job. “We all have to come together and realize why we’re in the position we’re in.”
O’Brien knows there are factions of lettermen and board members that want to fight the NCAA and its sanctions.
“It’s just my opinion, but I think we have to move forward,” he said. “We have to stop arguing about it.
“I respect everybody’s opinion to do what they think is right. But I have to make sure the football team does a good job of coming together and playing as good as football as they can play - and then being good in the community. We have
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Penn State is the latest school to add a twitter hashtag to their sideline. However, the tag is not on the field, but on one of the field tarp boxes on the Penn State sideline.
The tag says #OneTeam.
Here is a photo:
#OneTeam hashtag on the Beaver Stadium sideline
[photo via @KevinOnCFB]
Former Penn State football players and coaches have sent a letter of intent to appeal the penalties levied against Penn State’s football program in the wake of the Sandusky scandal and the Freeh Report. The letter alleges that the penalties have caused specific damages to the former players and coaches, that the university agreed to the NCAA penalties without consulting them,...
The changing of the Penn State jerseys has generated a tremendous amount of interest and discussion – especially in the social media world.
For those who have been under a rock for the last month, Penn State announced that it is adding a blue ribbon to its jersey to support the end of child abuse. In addition, the Nittany Lions will also have their names on the back of their...
Former Penn State quarterback Rob Bolden recently transferred to LSU and although he now sits at least third on a depth chart that includes junior Zach Mettenberger and redshirt freshman Stephen Rivers, he’s happy to finally be away from the madness in Happy Valley. He even goes so far as to say he was hoping to find a way out long before the scandal ever took place: …Bolden...
Texas kicker and punter Anthony Fera, who transferred from Penn State, has a groin injury and is not practicing.
Texas athletic trainer Kenny Boyd said Friday that Fera reported to training camp with a groin strain that he recently aggravated. Boyd says there is no timetable set for Fera to return to practice.
Texas must find a starting kicker and punter this season.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Players’ names are being added to Penn State’s football jerseys for the coming season, the university announced Tuesday, along with blue ribbons to show support for victims of child abuse.
The team’s generic look – blue-and-white, no names on jerseys – has long been a trademark and was associated with the buttoned-down style of former coach Joe...
Penn State announced Tuesday it will add individual names to the back of its uniforms for the first time ever in 2012 in order to recognize the players who stayed committed to the football program in the wake of severe NCAA sanctions. The uniforms will also feature a blue ribbon in support of all victims of child sex abuse, the school said, and encouraged all fans to wear a blue...
Although it’s been just under a month since the Freeh Report was released and over three weeks since the NCAA dropped the hammer on Penn State, incredibly, the fallout from the two events has never seemed to end. From players transferring and staying, recruits reaffirming their commitments or looking elsewhere and the Paterno family keeping their name in the headlines as...
Originally reported that this 'Overstepping their Bounds and Punishing the Innocent' NCAA National Communist Athletic Association tee shirt was selling in a Penn State bookstore -- it is not. It's a...
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Add yet another sickening turn to the Jerry Sandusky saga. This time, it involves the former Penn State coach sharing young boys in what RadarOnline.com source is calling a "pedophile ring." David Perel, the executive vice president/managing editor of RadarOnline.com reported on Friday that "Both the FBI and a criminal investigative division of the United States Postal...
One more with McGloin after the jump...
Thursday marked Penn State's Football Media Day, the first under Bill O'Brien. And the new head coach talked about a variety of units, keys to success and even freshmen.