PENN STATE NITTANY LIONS NEWS

Paterno’s wins restored, still doesn’t make him a winner

Joe Paterno is back to being the winningest head coach in major college football history. All is right with the world and Paterno’s statue is the only thing left for a full adjudication of the man who led Penn State’s football program for so many years. That’s what many around the Penn State program would have you believe after Friday’s announcement of an agreement between...
Via Talking 10
January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Penn State hockey team wears '409' decals honoring Paterno wins (PHOTO)

To help commemorate the return of Joe Paterno's 111 victories — once vacated by the NCAA as part of sanctions leveled against Penn State in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse tragedy — the Penn State's men's hockey team wore “409” decals on their helmets Friday night as they took on Michigan State University in a Big Ten matchup. The 409 represents the total...
Via The Other Paper
January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo: A Giant Picture Of Joe Paterno Was Projected Onto A Penn State Apartment Building Friday Night

Friday was all about Joe Paterno in State College, Pa. After the NCAA ruled Friday morning that Penn State is getting back the 112 victories taken away due to the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal – making Paterno the winningest coach in the history of major college football with 409 victories – fans of the Nittany Lions wanted to honor their former coach. They put up...
Via College Spun
January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo: Flavor Flav Is With James Franklin At Today’s Penn State Basketball Game

Penn State football may be receiving most of the attention on campus this weekend, but in our opinion, Nittany Lions basketball is the real winner in Happy Valley. Head football coach James Franklin is attending today’s basketball game against Purdue with none other than Public Enemy’s Flavor Flav. We’re a little disappointed by the rather subdued clock that Flav chose for...
Via College Spun
January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Flavor Flav and James Franklin Make for an Odd Couple

What do you get when you combine a 55-year-old former hip-hop star and the head coach of Penn State’s college football team? Well. An awkward looking James Franklin posing for the camera with former Public Enemy star Flavor Flav, who is happily sporting a clock around his neck. This is all sorts of random. Flav still apparently thinks its cool to wear that clock around his neck...
Via Sportsnaut
January 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Keith Olbermann Eviscerated Penn State And The NCAA After Lawsuit Settlement

On Friday, the NCAA reached a settlement in the lawsuit led by State Senator Jake Corman, which led to the restoration of Joe Paterno’s 111 vacated wins. Many around the sports world are very upset about this decision and the reaction at Penn State, including ESPN’s Keith Olbermann. On the Friday evening edition of his ESPN2 show “Olbermann,” the former SportsCenter anchor...
Via College Spun
January 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Penn State AD Sandy Barbour Apologizes For The “409″ Decals, Tweets Statement About Joe Paterno Situation

The NCAA ruled Friday that Penn State is getting back the 112 wins taken away due to the Jerry Sandusky scandal, making Joe Paterno the winningest coach in major college football history. This caused some celebrations in State College, Pa. There were banners, giant pictures and “409″ decals worn.  Many people weren’t happy with the admiration being shown for Paterno, especially...
Via College Spun
January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Penn State AD wants no part of '409' decals for Nittany Lions teams

Not everyone was a fan of the "409" decals that Penn State hockey players wore on their helmets on Friday. That includes the uinversity's athletic director. The stickers celebrated the restoration of 409 victories to late coach Joe Paterno's official record -- making him once again college football's winningest coach -- as part of a settlement of a lawsuit against the NCAA for its...
Via Fox Sports
January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Are Penn State and Villanova Really Considered Temple’s ‘Rivals?’

I often allude to Temple’s Wikipedia page. Specifically, I like to talk about the subsection called “the Steve Addazio Era” and the irony of his era being two years and a record just over .500 (even though it’s really just Wikipedia protocol to have that subsection). But mostly, I like to talk about the Owls’ listed rivals: Penn State and Villanova.Let’s be honest. Nobody...
Via AAC Football Fever
January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Penn State head coach… Paul Chryst?

Not really sure what to make of this, other than maybe somebody responsible for some recruiting material at Wisconsin thought it would be more impressive if Paul Chryst was the former head coach of Penn State instead of Pittsburgh. Poor #Pitt been a rough few years w coaches “@JAKEHEINRICH1: @rivalsmike what's wrong with this picture? pic.twitter.com/R418Rf00Nn” — Mike Farrell...
Via Nittany Lions Den
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Pitt’s O-Line Coach Trolls Penn State, Tweets “The Premier Program In The State Of Pennsylvania” Graphic

Pittsburgh offensive line coach John Peterson has only been on the job for one week, but he’s apparently gotten the memo on how to endear himself to the Panthers’ fan base. Peterson, who was hired away from Akron by new head coach Pat Narduzzi, tweeted out a graphic Wednesday night that refers to Pitt as the “Premier Program In The State Of Pennsylvania.” For those unaware...
Via College Spun
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Herb Hand Responds To Pitt’s OC With List Of Reasons Why Penn State Is The Better Program

Well, that was fast. It was just a few hours ago that new Pitt offensive line coach John Peterson trolled Penn State, tweeting out a graphic with the claim that the Panthers are the “premier” program in the state of Pennsylvania. Nittany Lions offensive line coach Herb Hand, a big-time fan favorite, has already responded. Hand checked off a number of facts – including academic...
Via College Spun
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Penn State adds DT Robert Windsor to Class of 2015

With National Signing Day coming up next week, Penn State has received a verbal commitment from Wisconsin defensive tackle Robert Windsor. Windsor made his commitment Sunday morning, just days after making an official visit to Penn State. Well, somebody committed to Penn State. RT @coachjfranklin: #WeAre…Better #107kStrong #PSUnrivaled — Kevin McGuire (@KevinOnCFB) January 25...
Via Nittany Lions Den
January 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Penn State adds Philly defensive end Shareef Miller to Class of 2015

Penn State was not done adding to the Class of 2015 on Sunday. Following the commitment of defensive tackle Robert Windsor to this year’s recruiting class, one more defensive linemen joined the pack. Defensive end Shareef Miller, out of Philadelphia, committed to Penn State a day after getting to campus for a visit. Miller is a three-star player according to the 247 Sports composite...
Via Nittany Lions Den
January 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Penn State Looking for a Sideout

Penn State men’s Volleyball has never had a season start like this season. Right now, the Nittany Lions are 0 – 6 after four matches on the road and two at home. Since we’ve already looked at the first four Penn State matches, let’s examine the statistics for matches five and six and some possible reasons for this Penn State dilemma.   STATISTICS General Information ...
Via The Net Set
January 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Morning Cup of Joe – Penn State adds two recruits, PSU up to No. 10 in recruiting

This past weekend was a huge one for recruiting updates around the country, including Penn State. James Franklin and his staff added a pair of defensive linemen to the Class of 2015 and managed to move up the recruiting rankings a bit as well. Signing Day is next week, and there are still a few scholarships to fill. The next week and a half could be interesting to watch. Penn State...
Via Nittany Lions Den
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

What Big Ten West team would you want Penn State to schedule?

Earlier today North Carolina and Wake Forest announced an upcoming home-and-home deal to be played in 2019 and 2021. Yes, two ACC schools agreed to play each other in a non-conference scheduling agreement. It is weird, but it may be the new reality of power conferences in college football when it comes to scheduling. With UNC and Wake Forest now set to play each other in non-conference...
Via Nittany Lions Den
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Penn State Coach James Franklin Zings Player Who Claims He Didn’t Study For Test

College football players, beware. Most of your head coaches are on Twitter – mainly to track what you’re tweeting out to your followers. Walk-on Bryant Harper found that out the hard way Monday afternoon. Harper, boasting a bit, told his followers that despite not studying for his Anatomy test, he received a B grade. Franklin responded, telling him that if he didn’t study,...
Via College Spun
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Penn State flips Pitt TE Nick Bowers for Class of 2015

I am already eager to see what Herb Hand will tweet next. Penn State added recruit No. 23 to the Class of 2015 by flexing some in-state muscle. Tight end Nick Bowers has switched his verbal commit from Pittsburgh to Penn State. Both Rivals and 247 Sports reported the recruiting update shortly after a signature commitment tweet was shared by James Franklin (when he was not cracking...
Via Nittany Lions Den
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

James Franklin Checks Penn State Player Bragging On Twitter

James Franklin called out a Penn State player over an exam who was bragging on Twitter.
Via Gamedayr
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Bobby Bowden Lobbies On Facebook To Be Credited With 34 Additional Wins So He Can Surpass Joe Paterno’s Record

When Joe Paterno’s 111 wins were restored by the NCAA earlier this month, it bumped the former Penn State coach back up to 409 total wins, the most by any Division I head coach. Paterno re-surpassed Florida State’s Bobby Bowden, who officially recorded 377 wins throughout his illustrious coaching career. Bowden technically won 389 games, but the NCAA vacated 12 of those victories...
Via College Spun
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Penn State Flips In-State Tight End Previously Committed To Pitt

The Penn State and Pittsburgh coaching staffs have exchanged some Twitter barbs over the past week, each claiming their supremacy within the state of Pennsylvania. Today, PSU head coach James Franklin officially won his first head-to-head recruiting battle with new Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi, when he flipped in-state 2015 tight end Nick Bowers, who committed to the Panthers when Paul...
Via College Spun
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Franklin asks Herb Hand to relax off Pitt

Penn State and Pittsburgh will finally resume their series on the football field in 2016 with the start of a four-game series between the instate rivals. The build-up to that renewal of the series should continue to build in recruiting battles between the coaches at both schools, but James Franklin has asked one of his assistants to cool off a little bit on Twitter. During a live...
Via Nittany Lions Den
January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Lara Spencer represents Penn State on GMA

This morning Good Morning America had a Super Bowl-themed show (there is a big game on Sunday, if you missed it). Patriots this, Seahawks that. Except for Lara Spencer, who was seen wearing a Happy Valley t-shirt on the set of GMA this morning. Spencer is a Penn State alum and served as the grand marshall for homecoming this past fall. No @NFL team for @LaraSpencer in our #GMASuperBowl...
Via Nittany Lions Den
January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Penn State boosts secondary depth with new commits for 2015 and 2016

While I was out and about today, Penn State added a pair of recruits — one to the Class of 2015 and another to the Class fo 2016 — to pad the depth in the defensive secondary. John Petrishen was first on the board today… Pittsburgh (Pa.) Central Catholic safety John Petrishen has committed to #PennState. http://t.co/cjgKAz1ACV via @247Sports — Lions247 (@Lions247) January...
Via Nittany Lions Den
January 31, 2015  |  Discuss
Penn State News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Every starting QB ranked by mobility

WATCH: CP3 goes nuts

UFC must make Rousey vs. Cyborg happen

Suh to Dolphins a 'done' deal?

Why haven't brands shown love to James Harden?

Nobody’s safe in the NFL and nothing is sacred

Tim Lincecum’s last best chance

Ten most underrated players in the NBA

Stevens: LeBron looks like the MVP

Spiller: EJ Manuel learned not to be 'buddy buddy' with everyone

Ten most underrated NFL free agents

Five potential landing spots for Andre Johnson

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.