Found August 04, 2012 on Blatant Homerism:
The rumored transfer of Penn State refugee Justin Brown to Oklahoma became official Saturday, according to ESPN's Joe Schad. Brown was the Nittany Lions' top receiver a year ago, which on its face, sounds a lot like a "tallest midget" kind of thing if you know anything about PSU's offense. I asked my buddy and Penn St. expert Kevin McGuire of Nittany Lions Den for a quick scouting report: Having watched Justin Brown the last couple of years, I have noticed a few tendencies in his game. He has decent speed, but his hands can be frustrating more often than you would expect at this point. While he has the kind of size to go up and grab a football, there are times when the ball just seems to bumble out of his finger tips. But to be fair, how much of the problem stems from the players throwing the football may be a legitimate question to explore deeper. He has struggled to battle defenders at times, but he does seem to have some potential to pick u...

Penn State Football: Life after transfers

The big question on all Penn State football fans minds following player transfers this past week in wake of NCAA sanction is simple: what next? What next in the Nittany Lions’ backfield, where 1,200 yard rusher Silas Redd is gone and off to Southern California. Also on offense, quarterback Rob Bolden left for LSU and tight end Kevin Haplea bolted to Florida State. On defense,...

Penn State’s WR corps deplete as Justin Brown bolts for Oklahoma.

Penn State has lost another offensive starter as WR Justin Brown has elected to join the Oklahoma Sooners program. Brown met with Penn State coach Bill O’Brien after he visited the Sooners last week and decided that his best interests lied elsewhere. The 6’3 receiver‘s decision comes as he has only one remaining year of eligibility left. Had he stayed at Penn State it could...

The Paterno Family is at it again, filing appeal to NCAA

Well, we almost got out of the week without hearing from the Paterno family. Oh so close, but oh so far. This time the Paterno family is formally going after the NCAA. According to Onward State, lawyers representing the Paterno family sent an official appeal letter to the NCAA offices responding to the sanctions handed to Penn State's football program last week. The appeal...

Penn State practice opens after long offseason

The Penn State Nittany Lions are finally back on the practice field following a turbulent offseason. Bill O'Brien opened his first training camp Monday as head coach with morning drills. It's also the first formal workout since strict NCAA sanctions including a four-year bowl ban and significant scholarship declines were leveled for the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal...

Penn State RB Curtis Dukes Tells Fizz He’s Staying, Will Not Transfer to SU

PennLive Penn State RB Curtis Dukes tells The Fizz he is staying in Happy Valley, and will not join Syracuse. Last night, after things had cooled down over the last 48 hours on the possible transfer front, Dukes confirmed to us via text that none his potential landing schools followed up, and that he will remain a Nittany Lion for his final two years of eligibility. “I’m just...

Fizz Radio: Curtis Dukes on Staying at PSU, SU Summer Football Preview

Joe Hermitt, Patriots News Kevin Fitzgerald and Andrew Kanell bring you a jam packed episode of Fizz Radio where Penn State running back Curtis Dukes joins the program to explain his choice to stay a Nittany Lion instead of transferring to SU. Plus, Doug Marrone talks to D.A. about why he’s frustrated and how he’ll approach things differently this time around. Kanell and Fitz...

Paterno Family Files Appeal With NCAA

((HT: In a letter obtained by Kevin Horne at Onward State, the Paterno family has officially not yet learned to leave well enough alone... The family is filing their own appeal with the NCAA... The HQ has no idea what they think they're going to attempt to accomplish over something that the university that employed their father has already signed off...

Fortt takes second chance to come to Cal

Penn State transfer linebacker Khairi Fortt was too "immature" to move across the country coming out of high school, but is looking forward to playing at California.

Maybe Penn State Football Players Should Think Twice Before Transferring

Normally if you’re a D1 football player and you decide to transfer to a new school, you have to sit out for a year.  But in the wake of this giant mess in Happy Valley (I wonder if people will stop using that name?), the NCAA has ruled that PSU players can leave without being penalized.  In the last several days a few players have decided to switch schools.  Given the fact that...

Schad: Justin Brown will transfer to Oklahoma

Penn State wide receiver Justin Brown will transfer to Oklahoma, per Joe Schad.   Penn State Sr WR Justin Brown has told Oklahoma coaches he will transfer there. Plans to arrive Monday. — Joe Schad (@schadjoe) August 5, 2012   The loss of Brown puts Penn State's offense in even more trouble heading in to 2012 as he was the only returning receiver with any sort of real...

Penn St. to support abuse victims

Penn State has designated the Sept. 22 game against Temple as its second annual ''Blue Out'' game to show solidarity with victims and survivors of child sexual abuse. Fans are being encouraged to wear blue, while donations will be collected around Beaver Stadium for the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape. Students are organizing Blue Out activities. The first such...

A Brief And Obvious Point For Penn State Football Fans

Going to CA for your career? TRAITOR!The young men who came to play football for your school are not, in fact, doing so out of a deep and abiding wonder of being your personal puppets, or out of a need to join the vast tapestry of the team's history.Nor did they, in all likelihood, dream of wearing your laundry as the final point of their football playing life, with no regard...

Video tribute to 2012 Nittany Lions

There have been a number of Penn State hype videos heading in to the 2012 season already, including this one and this one. Well, here is one more to add to the YouTube play list. HT: Victory Bell Rings

An Opportunity For a Beleaugered University

[caption id="attachment_2211" align="alignleft" width="300"] Given Penn State's four consecutive national women's volleyball titles from 2007 to 2010, plus former Nittany Lions Megan Hodge (left) and Christa Harmotto (middle) on the U.S. Olympic team, PSU could re-brand itself as the home of women's volleyball.[/caption] So I'm watching...
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