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Video: Penn State Releases Clip Of Intense Oklahoma Drill During Practice

Earlier this week, Big Ten Network’s Gerry DiNardo praised Penn State for having the most physical practices he’s seen on his spring tour of the conference’s football programs. In a video put out today by GoPSUTV, fans got an inside look into a Nittany Lion practice. The team runs through an Oklahoma drill in the video that backs up DiNardo’s description of the team. New...
Via College Spun
March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Penn State adds 247′s No. 2 inside LB, Josh Barajas

After a long and stressful recruiting process. I'm truly blessed to say I'm committing to Penn State!! It's time to takeover baby #WeAre — Josh Barajas (@ScoopNScore11) March 30, 2014
Via Nittany Lions Den
March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Penn State’s recruiting buzz lets imaginations run wild ☆

Penn State had a pretty eventful weekend in the recruiting world. First, the Nittany Lions added offensive lineman Steven Gonzalez on Saturday. Then, on Sunday, Penn State added talented inside linebacker Josh Barajas to the Class of 2015 mix. The buzz continues to swirl around the Penn State program with James Franklin leading the recruiting the charge. Dominate the state? Franklin...
Via Nittany Lions Den
March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Unfunny April Fools Jokes: Christian Hackenberg IS NOT transferring to Pitt.

It's April Fools Day. You know what that means: multiple websites trying to con you into believing some kind of outrageous story or another. Sadly, this includes Penn State blog Black Shoe Diaries, which claims this morning that Nittany Lions starting quarterback Christian Hackenberg is planning to transfer to Pitt. It's not happening! Don't believe the hype!Seriously...
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April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Penn State Lineman and Coaches Partake In Punt Catching Competition

One of the best parts of spring ball for football players has to be the fun they get to have with their teammates. It’s a serious atmosphere, but far less intense than during the regular season. Penn State lightened the mood by having the lineman and coaches partake in a punt catching competition and the results were hilarious. Well done, James Franklin. [Bleacher Report] The...
Via Diehardsport
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Penn State linemen and coaches catch punts

This video is a couple of days old, but it is worth sharing in case you happened to miss it recently. In it you see James Franklin sending the message to his team that they are going to work hard, but they are also going to loosen up and have some fun at the same time when appropriate. This special teams game has been done before at other programs, and perhaps it has been done at...
Via Nittany Lions Den
April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Penn State wide receiver Allen Robinson is killing his Pro-Day; 42 inch vertical, Sub 4.5 forty

Allen Robinson the former Penn State Nittany Lion wide receiver is putting on a performance at his pro day according to Gil Brandt.  Brandt sent out a tweet stating that Robinson had a 42 inch vertical and an 11′ broad jump which would have placed him second at the Combine behind Pierre Desir the cornerback […] The post Penn State wide receiver Allen Robinson is killing his...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Assault charges filed against Penn State OL Anthony Alosi

Assault charges filed this week against a Penn State offensive lineman stem from a January incident in which police say he kicked another man in the head on the street in State College, sending the victim to the hospital. Anthony Alosi, a redshirt junior, is charged with simple assault and harassment following a Jan. 31 incident in State College, according to court paperwork. Police...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

James Franklin Wants to Know if the Nittany Lions Can Smell What He's Cooking

One of the things that Penn State is going to see right away with new head coach James Franklin is that he knows how to motivate. He knows how to connect with his players in a way that they can't help but like him. When you like playing for a coach you find yourself wanting to go to practice instead of doing it because you have to. Franklin is one of those guys that knows how...
Via FatManWriting
April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Penn State Football: Unbroken

It wasn’t supposed to be like this. The hammer was dropped. Wins were vacated. Scholarships were reduced. A legendary coach was fired. Penn State football was supposed to be left for dead — a culture and fanbase left behind, tattered and torn in the wake on one man’s horrible sins and the efforts of a few others to cover those sins up. Penn State football was to be no more...
Via Know It All Football
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Recruiting Snapshot: Penn State

Scout.com field reporter Rachel Klein and national recruiting analyst Brian Dohn discus the latest news surrounding Penn State's recruiting efforts under James Franklin.
Via recruiting.scout.com
April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Beckham High on Nittany Lions

One of Ohio’s top defensive back prospects recently visited Penn State and gives Scout.com the latest about his interest in the Nittany Lions.
Via recruiting.scout.com
April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Penn State’s James Franklin shows us a new side

Remember a couple of years ago when it became a funny story how Joe Paterno was just getting involved with using Skype to communicate with recruits? My how far we have come. James Franklin, and his coaching staff, have been taking advantage of a collective presence through social networking since arriving in State College. This comes as no surprise. Franklin and his staff have been...
Via Crystal Ball Run
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

4-star DT Adam McLean commits to Penn State Nittany Lions

James Franklin has done it again. Since leaving the Vanderbilt Commodores to take over as head coach of the Penn State Nittany Lions, Franklin has been on an absolute roll on the recruiting trail. On Saturday, 4-star defensive tackle Adam McLean gave his pledge to the Nittany Lions, becoming the 12th commitment for the Nittany Lions in the class of 2015. McLean announced his...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Penn State Football: Nittany Lions usher in new era at spring game

STATE COLLEGE, Pa — James Franklin wasn’t afraid to challenge Penn State fans during his introductory press conference. But he hedged his bet, and  knew what the response would be. Three months after challenging Nittany Lion nation to pack Beaver Stadium to capacity for the 2014 season, one of the largest fan bases in the country packed Penn State’s annual spring game to the...
Via isportsweb.com
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

DeBerry Discusses Nittany Lions

Five-star VA linebacker Ricky DeBerry updates his recruitment and talks specifically about the Nittany Lions given the interesting apparel he's wearing for the interview.
Via pennstate.scout.com
April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Draft A Scout's Eye View: DaQuan Jones DL Penn State

DaQuan Jones DT Penn StateMeasurables: 6'4 322 lbs 33 1/2" arms 9 5/8" handsTesting Results: 5.35 40 yard dash, 25 bench reps 27.5" vertical, 101" broad jump, 4.78 20 yard shuttle 7.73 3 cone drillScouting Notes: Very much looks the part of a 3-4 defensive end/5 technique or a 4-3 defensive tackle, very big very thick especially in the lower half, a little...
Via Football Nation
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Saturday Edge: Wrapping up Penn State’s spring ☆

I was asked to share my thoughts on Penn State coming out of the spring practice season. Here is a sample of what I had to offer. Be sure to check out the entire wrap-up on The Saturday Edge and give it a follow on Twitter @SaturdayEdge. This is going to be quite an interesting season for Penn State, and if all goes right for the Nttany Lions there should be nothing holding them...
Via Nittany Lions Den
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Billboard For Penn State-UCF “Croke Park Classic” In Ireland Features Players As Actual Knight And Lion

Penn State and UCF face off in Dublin, Ireland to kick off the season with the “Croke Park Classic” on August 30. The game is already putting up billboards to draw interest from the local community, and they’re taking this “Lions” vs. “Knights” match-up very literally. A billboard in Dublin features players from each team, with the UCF player’s helmet featuring a...
Via College Spun
April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: James Franklin Contacted Alleged Victim In Vanderbilt Rape Case Days Following Alleged Assault

New details have come out in the Vanderbilt football rape case, and they don’t look good for new Penn State head coach James Franklin, who left the same job with Vanderbilt following the 2013-14 season. According to a report by The Tennessean‘s Tony Gonzalez, Franklin and then-Vanderbilt director of performance enhancement Dwight Galt, who has also joined the staff at Penn State...
Via College Spun
April 29, 2014  |  1 Comment

James Franklin allegedly contacted a Vanderbilt rape victim

Well this isn’t good. Just when you think Penn State Football is better than it has been since the Jerry Sandusky sanctions were released, we have to deal with this. Recently hired Penn State Football Coach James Franklin has allegedly contacted a victim of the Vanderbilt rape case. USA Today Sports worded it tremendously in their article about it, so here’s an excerpt from their story...
Via Total Sports Live
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Penn State coach denies misconduct

Reported in the Tennessean, Penn State Football head coach James Franklin has denied any misconduct while he was the head coach at Vanderbilt.  Franklin has been accused of reaching out to an alleged rape victim–an individual who may have been a part of a so called ‘hostess’ program to entertain and entice potential recruits. The post Penn State coach denies misconduct appeared...
Via NCAA Football Zone
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers Meeting With Penn State WR Allen Robinson

  Rand Getlin of Yahoo Sports reports that the Panthers are traveling for a “last minute meeting” with Penn State WR Allen Robinson. There is no question that they could some help at the receiver position and Robinson should be available to them at the end of round one. You could easily make the case that offensive line help is the more pressing need. However, they currently...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Penn State Assistant Coach Herb Hand To Appear On Food Network Show “Chopped”

The Penn State football program has been getting a decent amount of publicity this offseason with the hire of coach James Franklin, who has those associated with the State College, Pa. school thinking optimistically about the future. The Nittany Lions will get some more exposure come June, when assistant coach Herb Hand will appear on the Food Network show, Chopped.  I am now...
Via College Spun
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Penn State lands another - four-star prospect Brandon Wimbush

Four-star quarterback Brandon Wimbush of Jersey City (N.J.) St. Peter's Prep, Ohio State's top quarterback target in the 2015 class, announced his commitment to Penn State on Tuesday night. Rated by Rivals.com the No. 6 quarterback in the 2015 class, Wimbush chose Penn State over the Buckeyes, Miami (Fla.) and Boston College.
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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