Penn State Recruit Picks Nittany Lions Because He Likes the Recruiting Class

High school football recruits pick what college they are going to play for due to a variety of reasons; some rational (close to home, chance for playing time, etc.) and some not so rational (bottle of whiskey, awesome parties, hot coeds, etc.). Do you hear of many choosing a school because of the rest of the recruiting class? And not because it sucks?Well--that's why a New Jersey high...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

James Franklin Is A Big Fan Of This Fan-Made “Lion King” Penn State Hype Video

Most of the time, fan-made college football hype videos are sub-par compared to school-produced clips. But every once in a while, the script is flipped. Last week, a Penn State supporter named Alec Berger put together a two-minute Nittany Lions hype video that makes use of the famous Lion King track “Circle of Life”.  PSU fan or not – you’ll have to admit that he did an...
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June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Awesome Fan Made ‘Lion King’ Penn State Hype Video

  9 times out of 10 the school made hype videos are much better than anything fans produce. Every once in a while, you come across something like this though. Check out this video that Alec Berger made with the famous Lion King “circle of life” music mixed in with a hot beat. If something like this doesn’t fire up Penn State fans, I don’t know what will. Of course because...
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June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Penn State’s Herb Hand Is The Best Rapper In College Football

Herb Hand is cultured. The Penn State assistant coach was on the Food Network’s cooking show, “Chopped,” earlier this month. Recently, at the Nittany Lions’ Junior Elite football camp, the offensive line coach rapped for the recruits in attendance.  He’s actually not bad:  The rap:  “It’s different. It’s a cert of significance, a certificate of authenticity you...
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June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

LB Manny Bowen Commits to Penn State

James Franklin’s Class of 2015 notched commit No. 17 this evening, as three-star linebacker Manny Bowen of New Jersey announced his commitment to Penn State on Twitter. The 6-foot-2, 202-pound Bowen had offers from Alabama, Miami, Oklahoma, Florida, Oregon, Notre Dame, Michigan State, and other big time programs. A product of Barneget High School, he’s the 34th-ranked linebacker...
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June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Penn State Linemen Turn Musical Chairs in to a Contact Sport

Over the weekend the Penn State Nittany Lions hosted a bunch of recruits--some committed, some not--at what was called the Lasch Bash, a barbecue complete with good food, games, and a competition or two. No, it was nothing crazy. In fact it was just the kind of thing parents like to see--good, clean wholesome fun (yes it does exist in college).It also gave the guys a chance to...
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June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Penn State Releases “Every Moment” Hype Video

We’re in the middle of pump-up video season for college football teams, with teams putting out videos left and right to get fans ready for the upcoming season. We’ve seen a lot of good ones, but Penn State released a video last week that is among the best we’ve seen so far. The video, titled “Every Moment,” doesn’t feature too many highlights of Penn State playing football...
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June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Penn State Football’s Student Season Tickets Sell Out In Six Minutes

Penn State football fans are known as some of the most passionate in all of America. Its students are no exception, as Beaver Stadium’s student section is arguably the most menacing in all of college football. Part of this is due to the fact that it’s massive, as more than 21,000 students fill the student section on Saturdays in the fall. This week, Penn State had its annual...
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June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Penn State Football Gives An Inside Look Into Its Summer Workout Program

Ever since Penn State hired James Franklin to be its head football coach, the school has put an emphasis on making videos that give an inside look into some of the things happening in the football program. The latest example of that came yesterday, when the school put out a cool video of its summer workouts. The video shows Penn State players lifting and doing speed and agility drills...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Penn State picks up third 2015 commitment in Josh Reaves

We all know the guys across the street can recruit, but Penn State basketball and coach Patrick Chambers are assembling an impressive recruiting class of their own already in the early stages of the 2015 recruiting cycle. That now-three-member class got its highest-ranked prospect to date last night, as four-star shooting guard Josh Reaves from Oak Hill Academy in Virginia announced...
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July 02, 2014  |  Discuss writer ranks Penn State uniform No. 1in 2014

The offseason is starting to shift into full preview mode for college football fans, which is fantastic. Hopefully, this means no more rankings of scoreboards and more discussion on wins and losses, key players and so on. This morning this tweet from Philadelphia sports radio station 94 WIP caught my eye while I was writing something up about Louisville’s black out uniforms; Penn...
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July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Penn State Commit Adam McLean Shows Off Nittany Lion Themed Haircut At The Opening

Penn State 2015 defensive tackle commit Adam McLean is at The Opening this week. While it is unfortunate that the four-star Maryland native can’t compete in any of the drills due to a hamstring injury — especially because he’s the 13th best defensive tackle in America, according to 247 Sports — McLean is still turning heads with an awesome Penn State themed haircut. It features...
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July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

The Opening: Penn State commit shows off fantastic haircut

Class of 2015 defensive lineman Adam McLean is in Oregon this week for The Opening. The four-star recruit, according to the 247 Sports composite ranking, left no mistake just where he is heading for college next year. Check out this awesome haircut. #WeAre DL commit Adam McLean (@MoneyMakeinAdam) is out w/ a hammy. But the fresh cut is still turning heads.
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July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Penn State Commit Shows Off Cool PSU Themed Haircut At The Opening

Adam McLean, a four-star defensive end recruit from Bethesda, Maryland, showcased his new Penn State haircut at Nike’s The Opening event this week in Beaverton, Oregon. Although McLean pulled his hamstring during the 40-yard-dash on the first-day of The Opening, there’s no question he caught the eye of college football fans across the country. #WeAre DL […] The post Penn State...
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July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Penn State Adding Numbers To Their Football Helmets?

Penn State freshman running back Nick Scott posted a photo of his helmet with numbers on the side on Instagram and it obviously sent Nittany Lions fans into a frenzy and speculating whether or not this will be a permanent change. It’s not the first time that the Nittany Lions have had numbers on their […] The post Is Penn State Adding Numbers To Their Football Helmets? appeared...
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July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Recruiting analyst: Penn State the most surprising in recruiting

10 most surprising recruiting teams so far 1. #PSU 2. #Gamecocks 3. #MissState 4. #Duke 5. #BC 6. #UNC 7. #TCU 8. #UMD 9. #Wisc 10. #WVU — Mike Farrell (@rivalsmike) July 16, 2014
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July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Penn State lands verbals from Irvin Charles, Miles Sanders

Penn State picked up verbal commitments early Saturday afternoon from New Jersey wide receiver Irvin Charles and Pittsburgh Woodland Hills' running back Miles Sanders, per Internet reports. Charles, from Haddonfield, N.J., will be a member of the Nittany Lions' Class of 2015, and Sanders will be in the Class of 2016.
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July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Jay Paterno Suing Penn State for $1 Million for Wrongful Termination

Joe Paterno’s son, Jay, was an assistant coach at the time when the Jerry Sandusky child molestation charges were uncovered. Now Jay and another former assistant coach, Bill Kennedy, are suing Penn State for wrongful termination. The pair claim that the university unfairly linked them to Jerry Sandusky’s child molestation charges and would like a sum of $1 million and a statement...
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July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Jay Paterno, Bill Kenney sue Penn State for 'improper termination'

Jay Paterno is targeting Penn State University in another lawsuit. Mr. Paterno today filed a complaint in Philadelphia federal court, where he and fellow former assistant coach Bill Kenney are suing the university for improper termination. Mr. Paterno and Mr. Kenney were not retained as assistant coaches by Penn State coach Bill O’Brien in January 2012. They are seeking compensation...
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July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Penn State Football: Game-by-Game Predictions for 2014

The Big Ten’s new 14-team alignment brought another shift in the divisions for 2014. Ohio State, Michigan State, Penn State and Michigan...
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July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Jay Paterno Sues Penn State over Jerry Sandusky Scandal

Yes, Jerry Sandusky’s name somehow repeatedly finds it way back into the news. Jay Paterno, son of former Penn State coach Joe Paterno, is suing the university following his dismissal from the coaching staff two years ago. Jay, along with another former assistant, Bill Kenney, filed a federal lawsuit in Philadelphia on Monday, saying they had been linked unfairly to the Jerry Sandusky...
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July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

PSU Commit Says New Jersey Recruits Are Not Going To Rutgers Because “We’re Just Doing What’ll Benefit Us Later In Life”

New Penn State head football coach James Franklin has made it a point to recruit the state of New Jersey heavily. This has shown in his success in getting recruits from the state to come to Happy Valley, as five of the top 10 recruits in the state have committed to Penn State, per 247 Sports. The other five recruits in the 247 top 10 are committed to Alabama, Michigan, Wisconsin...
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July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Nittany Lions Den is on Fancred, a social network for sports fans

Today I am very proud to say Nittany Lions Den is on Fancred! This makes Nittany Lions Den the first Penn State blog to appear on the sports social network, as far as I know. What is Fancred? I am glad you asked. In brief, it is a social network specifically for sports fans. Imagine a Twitter or Facebook timeline filled entirely with sports commentary, GIFs and links without political...
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July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Penn State picked fourth in B1G East by media

There is no official Big Ten preseason media poll anymore, but the idea lives on thanks to the staff at With Big Ten media day just around the corner next week, the unofficial media poll was released today. Ohio State is the favorite to win the Big Ten East Division as well as the Big Ten Conference Championship Game. Penn State is predicted to finish fourth in the...
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July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Penn State press conference scheduled for Saturday; new AD?

#PennState will hold press conference Saturday afternoon to “make an announcement on a personnel decision within Intercollegiate Athletics." — Kevin McGuire (@KevinOnCFB) July 25, 2014
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July 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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