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James Franklin is Setting the Foundation for Future Success at Penn State

James Franklin took over a Penn State football program in the midst of difficult times. His predecessor, Bill O’Brien, managed to keep the...
Via Athlon Sports
July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Penn State Lands Commitment From The No. 1 Kicker In The 2016 Class, Quinn Nordin

Quinn Nordin, the No. 1 kicker in the 2016 class, has committed to Penn State.  The 6-foot-1, 200-pound prospect out of Rockford, Mich., chose the Nittany Lions over Michigan, Iowa and Arizona State, among other programs. He’s ranked the top player at his position in his class by 247 Sports’ Composite Rankings.  Nordin announced his commitment with an awesome video.  #WeAre...
Via College Spun
July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Class of 2016: Penn State secures nation’s top kicker via music video

Penn State secures commitment from kicker Quinn Nordin. He released a music video for the announcement. This is a thing that actually happened. This is the age in which we live. It is part fascinating, and part self-serving. But hey, Penn State got the nation’s top kicker so how many fans are really going to complain? Nordin is the nation’s top-ranked kicker in the Class of...
Via Nittany Lions Den
July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Athlon Sports: Franklin heading Penn State in right direction

This is a big week it seems. Not only did the first episode of the Nittany Lions Den Podcast go live, but so too did my first contribution to Athlon Sports. I will be contributing to Athlon Sports this season, and it looks like most of my content will be focused on Penn State and the Big Ten. Whenever I write something up about Penn State, I will be sure to share a link here so you...
Via Nittany Lions Den
July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Do you want to see Penn State play on a neutral field?

Penn State has a history of neutral site games, and big money can be made by playing them today. Should Penn State dabble in the neutral field craze? In 1978, Penn State played in the very first Kickoff Classic in the old Giants Stadium. It was a crushing defeat at the hands of Nebraska, with Turner Gill and the Huskers ambushing the defending national champion and top-ranked Nittany...
Via Nittany Lions Den
July 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Top Hits: Your favorite content through July 11

Here are the top five links on Nittany Lions Den this month according to Google Analytics (through July 11). 1. The Next Phase Video – If you missed it, check out this video put out by Penn State football. If you didn’t miss it, watch it again. 2. Quick Temple preview – If you think the Owls are an easy win, you may want to read this. 3. Nittany Lions Den Podcast Debut –...
Via Nittany Lions Den
July 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Morning Cup of Joe: Penn State players raise $119,303 for cancer research

53 days until Penn State at Temple Penn State players got together for another year of the Lift For Life event. The offense nudged by the defense thanks in part to a key tug-of-war victory. Penn State says 2,500 fans came out to watch the event. The goal was to raise $100,000. They got there, with Greg Pickel reporting via PennLive the total raised was $119,303 for cancer research...
Via Nittany Lions Den
July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Penn State Football: 4-Star QB Sean Clifford Becomes First Member Of Nittany Lions’ 2017 Class

We’re still months away from the beginning of the 2015 football season, but Penn State landed its first commitment on the 2017 recruiting class today. Four-star quarterback Sean Clifford from St. Xavier High School in Cincinnati made the pledge on Twitter. Blessed and excited that I will be furthering my academic and athletic career at Penn State University! #WeAre pic.twitter...
Via College Spun
July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

AUDIO: Talking Big Ten with Nittany Lions Den

From time to time we happen to be guests on various podcasts, this week our friends from the Nittany Lions Den asked us to talk Big Ten ahead of the upcoming media days. Needless to say we were happy to oblige. Here is the full episode, where these topics were discussed: New Big Ten Media Days & Impact on Coverage James Franklin’s shrinking media spotlight Did PSU football...
Via Talking 10
July 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Penn State taking names off back of jerseys

A return to tradition Penn State will be wearing a bit more of a traditional and familiar look this season. The names of players are being taken off Penn State’s jerseys starting this season. The school announced the uniform change this morning. Black Shoes. Basic Blues. No Names. All Game. Head coach James Franklin met with several members of the Penn State Lettermen and current...
Via Nittany Lions Den
July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Penn State ditching jersey names for tradition in 2015

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Penn State's football jerseys will have a throwback look this season: no names. The university said Thursday it's returning to the style it sported for 125 years before player names were added the last three seasons. Coach James Franklin says there's only one name that matters: Penn State. Former Coach Bill O'Brien added names to Penn State's solid blue and...
Via AP on Fox
July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Former Penn State Football Players Talk About No-Name Jerseys

Penn State football announced its decision to bring back to the traditional no-name jerseys Thursday morning.  Instead of trying to explain the history behind the tradition all by itself, the school decided to release a video of former players talking about what the tradition means to them, and what it will mean to have that back.  It’s definitely worth the watch.  “The most...
Via College Spun
July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

For Penn State, the Time was Right to Remove Names From Jerseys

Then-Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien's decision in 2012 to add names to the back of the Nittany Lions' football jerseys seemed...
Via Athlon Sports
July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Penn State Players Talk About the Importance of the Nameless Jersey

Penn State is reverting to the nameless jerseys and fans couldn't be happier about it. To commemorate such an occassion, the program...
Via Athlon Sports
July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Penn State Football: 4-Star Maryland LB Cameron Brown Announces Commitment To The Nittany Lions

Penn State has a proud tradition of great linebackers, and this morning, James Franklin added another blue chip talent to his future defense. Four-star Cameron Brown, a dynamic 6-foot-5, 210 pound outside linebacker out of Paint Branch High School in Potomac, MD, announced his commitment on Twitter on Saturday morning.  IVE OFFICIALLY COMMITTED TO PENN STATE UNIVERSITY #WEARE pic...
Via College Spun
July 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Penn State Assistant Destroys Twitter Troll Over Comments On Family

Penn State assistant coach Herb Hand fired back at a Twitter comment making fun of his daughter.
Via Gamedayr
July 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Penn State Football: Shaka Toney Is Penn State’s Second LB Commitment Of The Day

Philadelphia (Pa.) Imhotep Charter LB/DE Shaka Toney just became Penn State’s second linebacker commitment of the day, joining four-star Cameron Brown.  Toney’s father made the news official, tweeting a link to Toney posing with PSU head coach James Franklin.  #GoingState #ShakaToney making it official https://t.co/8pxPfHKRut — Malcolm Toney (@Versatile_Tone) July 18, 2015
Via College Spun
July 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Penn State O-Line Coach Blasts Twitter Troll, Defends Daughter

Twitter is a space that gives just about anybody a voice, and that’s not always a good thing. In fact, sometimes it provides an opportunity for people to be nasty towards others, and for no reason at all.  Penn State’s offensive line coach Herb Hand was reminded of this on Saturday when, after posting a grateful tweet about his daughter returning home from doing volunteer work...
Via College Spun
July 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Penn State coach destroys troll on Twitter

When it comes to social media, there are plenty of people who push the boundaries of human decency. That is never more evident than in the sports world, where people constantly troll athletes and everyone involved in a top program. Penn State’s offensive line coach Herb Hand was the latest to discover this. Hand shared a message on social media about how happy he was regarding...
Via Campus Sports Net
July 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Morning Cup of Joe: Penn State’s big recruiting week

I made a cup of coffee this morning without placing a mug under the machine. Hope your week is off to a better start than mine. Penn State’s last big push on the summer camp schedule ended nicely for James Franklin and company. Penn State added a pair of players to the Class of 2016 haul, which came days after landing the commitment of a talented quarterback. The day got off to...
Via Nittany Lions Den
July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Penn State Football: Penn State OL Coach Herb Hand Dropped An Awesome Rap Reference On Twitter Today

Penn State offensive line coach Herb Hand has shown to be an interesting Twitter follow and a rap music enthusiast in the past.  Today, he combined both of those passions to drop a glorious rap reference in a Twitter convo with Sports Illustrated college football writer Andy Staples. Staples was responding to a follower on the topic of “talk about” being used by reporters questioning...
Via College Spun
July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Penn State Gets A Second Chance To Make A First Impression

Many people felt — and feel, and always will feel — that the NCAA took it easy on Penn State, and that the lifting of a bowl ban early in the 2014 season gave the program a rather soft landing after the events of the previous few years. You can argue whether the NCAA had to do what it did, and you can argue a million other aspects of the NCAA’s confrontation with Penn State...
Via The Student Section
July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Syracuse Gets Verbal From Penn State Target Isaiah McDuffie

Syracuse has added a second member to its football class of 2017 – the first being Daewood Davis – as Buffalo, New York LB Isaiah McDuffie commits to the Orange. The report initially came from Mike McAllister of Scout.com and has since been confirmed on McDuffie’s twitter. McDuffie tweeted: “Thanks to all the Syracuse family #CuseFamily #cusetwitterarmy #OrangeNationRising...
Via Orange Fizz
July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

With NCAA sanction era in rear view, Penn State still ticking

Three summers ago Penn State’s football program was thought to be wiped as much from existence as a program can get this side of the SMU death penalty. The NCAA dropped a three-ton anvil on the program following the release of the Freeh Report related to the university’s handling of former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky and his sickening crimes against children both on and off...
Via Nittany Lions Den
July 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Morning Cup of Joe – Yep, Penn State football lives on

Hey, what do you know. Penn State football still exists! Well, here we are. Penn State football is still here and getting ready for the 2015 season. They may even be good. Maybe even sleeper good. But let’s not get too carried away just yet. It is amazing though to think about just how far this program has come in the past three years. We are now three years removed from the NCAA...
Via Nittany Lions Den
July 27, 2015  |  Discuss
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