Found April 22, 2012 on
It’s been 63 years since Joe Paterno was not present for a spring game, but the Nittany Lions still suffered from the same old issues during the annual Blue-White game. There is no clear starter at the quarterback position. Six gunslingers were rotated in-and-out throughout an enthusiastic Beaver Stadium but all failed to deliver. Though new head Coach Bill O’Brien is known for his high powered New England offense, the defense stole the show. The blue-clad defense forced five interception and eight sacks in a 77-65 victory in front of 60,000 plus fans. The perennial QB front-runners, Matt McGloin, Rob Bolden and Paul Jones were stiffled all day long with all three throwing at least one interception and Bolden toping the charts with a staggering three picks. After yesterday’s performance, Matt McGloin seems to be at the head of the pack not because of his stellar play, but because everyone else is playing so poorly. However, O’Brien is confident in his quarterbacks and he “feel[s] pr...
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Joe Paterno's family turned down an offer by Penn State to rename Beaver Stadium after the late coach as part of a package deal that would have prohibited the family from suing the university, The Patriot-News reported Sunday.
A source close to the Paterno family told the newspaper that renaming the field "was never important to Joe."
According to The Patriot-News...
After one of the messiest breakups between a coach and a college football program, the Penn State brass wants to rename Beaver Stadium after Joe Paterno. Not so fast says the Paterno family. They don't want the stadium named after the late Joe Paterno, because Paterno said he never wanted the stadium named after him. Part of the reasoning is also because it would have meant signing...
A report from the Chicago Tribune details $5.5 Million in payments made by Penn State University to Joe Paterno’s estate. Despite being fired for cause following the Jerry Sandusky child sex scandal, Penn State Trustees decided to honor Paterno’s contract as of he had retired. The bulk of the payment included a $3M “Career Bonus” [...]
FBS newcomer UMass will play Penn State in 2014 in an early-season nonconference game in Happy Valley.
UMass announced the Sept. 20, 2014 matchup in a statement over the weekend.
The game also allows Penn State coach Bill O'Brien to host a team from his home state. O'Brien was born Dorchester, Mass., and raised in the Boston suburb of Andover.
O'Brien also has notoriety...
At least according to our friends over at Maroon Musket. The guys over at the UMass blog made note that the announcement of Penn State and UMass getting set up to play a game in Beaver Stadium in 2014 made the front page of ESPN.com's college football page.
Over the weekend UMass confirmed a number of future non-conference games for the Minutemen, including the September 20...
Bill O'Brien is making his Beaver Stadium debut as Penn State's coach in the Blue-White game that wraps up spring practice.
It's another step forward for the football program as it transitions from the 46-year tenure of O'Brien's predecessor, the late Joe Paterno.
There were mixed emotions among many of the thousands of fans who showed up on a cloudy afternoon...
In nearly four months in Happy Valley, Penn State coach Bill O'Brien has delivered speeches, overseen pre-dawn conditioning drills and started installing a new high-octane offense.
But the most memorable day yet of his new job arrives Saturday.
The Blue-White game ending Penn State spring practice will mark the first time O'Brien will jog on to the Beaver Stadium field...
The new Nittany Lion coach worked his first game from the Beaver Stadium sideline during Penn State's Blue-White scrimmage Saturday. The entire program appears to have a spring in its collective step under the former NFL offensive coordinator.
Penn State gets spring game complete before rain hits
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St. John Vianney High (Holmdel, N.J.) receiver/defensive back Ishmael Hyman visited Penn State for Saturday's spring game. He spoke with Scout.com about the day, the campus and the prospects for an offer.
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Montclair (N.J.) High offensive lineman Sam Zeff was one of the many players on Penn State's campus for the annual spring game. He spoke to Scout.com about his experience, and what the Nittany Lions are saying about an offer.
New coach, same uncertainty behind center at Penn State.
Bill O'Brien heads into the offseason hoping to narrow the field in the three-man race for the starting quarterback job to two.
The quarterback questions aren't new in Happy Valley. O'Brien's predecessor, the late Joe Paterno, had open competitions for the starting job entering the previous two seasons - and...
The New Jersey linebacker gives the lowdown on his visit to Penn State for the Blue-White Game.
Get a look a the dozens and dozens of prospects who were on hand for Penn State's annual spring scrimmage.