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Kicking woes underscore a larger problem for Penn State.
Coach Bill O'Brien's offense will need to improve in the red zone if the Nittany Lions plan on making any splash in the Big Ten. It's getting tough enough after an 0-2 start in nonconference play.
After forcing four turnovers inside Virginia territory in a 17-16 loss last week to the Cavaliers, resilient Penn State came away with just three points off those chances.
''Offensively, we've got to do a better job in the red zone. We can't take four turnovers from our defense and come away with only three points,'' O'Brien said. ''That's ridiculous, and we all know that, and it starts with coaching and we've just got to do a better job there.''
Better make it quick if Penn State wants to avoid opening a season with three straight losses for the first time since beginning the 2001 campaign 0-4. Navy (0-1) and its triple-option attack visits Beaver Stadium on Saturda...
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Penn State University will be doling out money for years to come.
The New York Daily News is reporting that former Penn State Assistant coach Mike McQueary plans to sue the university.
McQueary who is a former quarterback for the Nittany Lions will now be remembered for being the graduate assistant who walked in on Jerry Sandusky in the shower with a young boy in 2001.
And here we figured gay North Dakota footballer Jaime Kuntz would use his Twitter account to give us the gay plague. Nope, the guy seems pretty damn normal. He likes pumpkin lattes, thinks Peyton Manning has a big head and he just wants to play DI college football. Shockingly, we didn’t even feel the least bit gay after reading Jamie’s timeline @Jamie_Kuntz.
I want you to read this with an open mind, if you will. I ask this because I am fully aware of the fact that for many Penn State fans any change to the way the game day atmosphere can be seen as a negative, but this is clearly a new era that will open up new ideas for a program that needs to move forward.
This weekend the San Diego Chargers will hold their own version of the White...
Nearly three months after Penn State said it wanted to settle ''privately, expeditiously and fairly'' with the boys Jerry Sandusky sexually abused, lawyers for the victims from his criminal case and other potential claimants say the school has not followed up with concrete action.
The attorneys told The Associated Press in recent days that had very limited contact...
Navy travels to Penn State for the first time since 1974 when they beat the Nittany Lions, 7-6. The Mids enter the game after getting trounced by Notre Dame 50-10 in Dublin, Ireland. Last week the Nittany Lions missed four field goals including a last second attempt in a 17-16 loss at Virginia. Penn State enters the game 0-2. Navy's all-time record against Penn State is 17-18-2.
Central Dauphin (Harrisburg, PA) linebacker Zayd Issah uses the terms re-opened and decommitted interchangeably when talking about his recruiting situation with Penn State, but that doesn’t mean the four-star linebacker has ruled out the Nittany Lions completely. In fact, he still plans on visiting University Park this fall.
One of the best running backs to wear a Penn State uniform, Ki-Jana Carter, celebrates a birthday today. Carter has his name on a few Penn State records, including the most 100-yard rushing games in a season (nine, 1994), rushing touchdowns in a half (four, vs. Michigan State in 1994), rushing yards by a junior (1,539, 1994) and career rushing average (7.2 ypa).
Penn State is among those schools that have been checking up on the Class of 2014 prospect. He gives an update on his early recruitment.
A new name for the Big East? Former Mid Eric Kettani is with a new NFL team. Penn State game takes on extra importance.
Check out some images from the portion of Penn State's Wednesday workout that was open to the media.
For about half the conference last Saturday, week two could not have been much worse. Penn State lost a second straight nail-biter with a 17-16 defeat at the hands of Virginia, which ended with Sam Ficken missing his fourth field goal of the day! The Nebraska defense gave up 653 yards to UCLA in their 36-30 loss. Iowa could only muster six points in their 9-6 defeat by Iowa...
It is time once again to openly discuss a couple questions regarding Penn State's next game. Coming off a tough setback at Virginia the round table searches for hope. Will we find it? Be sure to check out the round up later on Black Shoe Diaries, but here are my responses to this week's questions.
(1) Saturday's loss to Virginia was pretty painful. How did you think...
Back in 1999, Alabama had a kicker named Ryan Pflugner. Besides the fact that my brain is calibrated to remember absurdly trivial details (and forget that I have homework due this week) there's no good reason for me to remember this, except for one: the 2000 Michigan-Alabama Orange Bowl. I don't even remember who kicked for Michigan in that game. But I remember Pflugner...