Found August 26, 2013 on Nittany Lions Den:
On Saturday MetLife Stadium will serve as Syracuse's home-away-from-home against Penn State. Photo: Kevin McGuire After months of waiting, the first kickoff of the 2013 season is nearly upon us. Penn State will begin year two under Bill O'Brien and serve the second of a four-year postseason ban? Nothing to play for? Hardly. While the 2012 season will forever be recognized as one of the most memorable seasons worthy of discussion against a pair of national championship seasons, 1994, 2005 and 2008 and more, the 2013 season will be about taking the next steps forward as a football program. This Saturday, the next step comes against historic rival Syracuse on an NFL stage in MetLife Stadium. Penn State has the talent on he first string roster to do plenty of damage this season but the depth will begin to be more of a concern this fall as a result of NCAA sanctions limiting scholarship numbers in the program. The key players will have familiar names on off...

State College minor league team has Bill O’Brien bobblehead night

Careful Happy Valley, don’t start building statues just yet. It certainly didn’t take long, but Penn State fans are completely behind new head coach Bill O’Brien. Part of it is due to the team playing respectable football a year ago as NCAA sanctions began, and also because he returned and re-upped on his deal to remain in State College. While he may not be as revered in those...

The Good, The Bad And The Ugly: The 2013 Penn State Nittany Lions

When I was tasked with laying out the good, bad and ugly of my alma mater heading into the 2012 college football season, Penn State football was complete disarray. No need to go into the particulars, since everyone knows about what happened. The thing is, no one knew exactly what would happen last season on […]The post The Good, The Bad And The Ugly: The 2013 Penn State Nittany...

Help Wanted: Penn State football writers

Are you passionate about Penn State football? Do you want to get involved with blogging about the Nittany Lions? If you answered yes to these two questions, then Nittany Lions Den wants to hear from you. Writing experience is preferred but not necessarily a requirement, but I do expect you know how to form complete sentences and use proper punctuation as a prerequisite. I am...

Penn State vs. Syracuse: Nittany Lions look to continue winning tradition in Meadowlands

Penn State will play their first game in the state of New Jersey since the 2000 season opener in the Kickoff Classic, a dismal defeat at the hands of the USC Trojans. Their opponent, Syracuse, is making efforts to make this their home-away-from-home with a series of games lined up in what is being dubed New York's College Classic. Of course, playing in the Meadowlands is nothing...

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Photo: The State College Spikes Are Giving Away Bill O’Brien Bobbleheads

Bobbleheads, get your bobbleheads — the State College Spikes are excited for the return of Penn State football. To celebrate, the minor league baseball team in Happy Valley will be giving away Bill O’Brien bobbleheads on Wednesday night when the Spikes take on the Williamsport Crosscutters. Here is a picture of the O’Brien giveaway: The bobbleheads are presented by The Nittany...

No Surprises on Depth Chart

Penn State released its official DC for the season-opener vs. Syracuse. There is still no public clarity on the QB race.

Nittany Notes: Preseason Progress (Defense)

The latest news and notes from the defensive side of the ball as Penn State eyes Saturday's opener against Syracuse.
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