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His college career has spanned all of three weeks, yet Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg seems to be succeeding at contrasting goals.
His grasp of the Nittany Lions' offense already has resulted in some gaudy passing statistics and a quick ascension to his role as one of the team's leaders. He said his ability to keep his head down on campus and be recognized only as a regular student is another test at which he is passing.
''I'm here doing the same things everyone else is, just trying to get an education,'' Hackenberg said. ''But I just play football as well.''
Fairly well, too. Penn State is 2-1 with Hackenberg under center, and he faces another winnable test Saturday, vs. Kent State (1-2).
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Not often does college football produce moral victories; they come in wins, sure, but finding them in losses is the only silver lining in defeat.
As the UCF Knights broke out the victory formation on Saturday night at Beaver Stadium, the Penn State Nittany Lions were left to wonder just what went wrong in the 34-31 upset.
They could have stewed on the 507 total yards their defense...
Penn State Head Coach Bill O’Brien is coming off a really rough week. Losing at home to Central Florida is an experience that is new to Nittany Nation. Home pre-conference losses don’t happen often in Happy Valley. And they certainly don’t happen to mid-majors.
However, this could be a sign of things to come for Bill O’Brien and Penn State football; this is life under sanctions...
As someone who grew up watching Penn State football, I unfortunately missed out on some of the long-standing regional rivalries of Penn State’s past. I caught on just as Penn State was preparing to move to the Big Ten, abandoning many of their regional rivalries in the process. With today’s news that Penn State and West Virginia have agreed to play a home-and-home series in 2023...
West Virginia and Penn State are renewing their football rivalry.
West Virginia athletic director Oliver Luck said Thursday the teams will meet in State College, Pa., on Sept. 2, 2023, and in Morgantown on Aug. 31, 2024.
They last met in 1992. The series ended when Penn State moved to the Big Ten.
"I know how exciting it was to play in Beaver Stadium and to have the Nittany...
Penn State hockey fans in the Delaware Valley and across the country will have ample opportunities to see their beloved Nittany Lions on national television this season. The Big Ten Conference announced Monday that Penn State will appear at least 10 times on national broadcasts for the upcoming 2013-14 season. Penn State fans will have the chance to watch the Lions’ christen the...
Penn State officials say they are gratified by the NCAA's decision to gradually restore football scholarships taken from the school following the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal.
President Rodney Erickson called the news particularly welcome to student athletes who want to attend Penn State ''and will now have the means to do so.''
Loss to UCF highlighted several areas where the Penn State defense must improve moving forward. LB Glenn Carson and head coach Bill O’Brien address the topic.
While starring on the field, the Nittany Lions' true freshman passer is trying to blend in as a student at PSU.
The Nittany Lion sophomore, an aspiring broadcaster, said the Penn State defense was not itself against UCF last week. But he is confident there will be improvement moving forward.
With college football’s postseason format set to change, teams are increasing the difficulty of their strength of schedule in future seasons....
The game is a couple more years away but the question is somewhat relevant today. When Maryland and Penn State play each other in Baltimore in 2015, will the Blue Band be allowed to perform on the field? This may not be as silly a question as you might think.
Maryland is playing West Virginia this weekend in Baltimore, in M&T Bank Stadium. Although the game is being played...
Watch the Nitwits crew review Penn State's painful home loss to Central Florida at Beaver Stadium this past week.