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Penn State Nittany Lions Football Preview: Predicting the 2016 season

We’ve hit the home stretch of our Penn State football preview and that can mean only one thing for the entire staff here at talking10 — game-by-game picks for the entire 2016 Nittany Lions season. Can PSU become a spoiler in the mighty Big Ten East division, or will they continue to sit just below the threesome of Michigan, Michigan State and Ohio State? Let’s see how our staff...
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7 hours ago

Only Michael Mauti Until Penn State Football

Like there was even a doubt who would be our 42. Michael Mauti probably would have become one of the great Penn State linebackers, in the pantheon of that position at LBU, anyway. A legacy whose dad, Rich, played in Happy Valley and whose brother, Patrick, was a wideout for the Nittany Lions, Mauti committed on the spot to Joe Paterno (to his father’s chagrin) during an on-campus...
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8 hours ago

SOURCE: Penn State Basketball To Move Home Game Against Michigan State To Philadelphia

Ready for another big scheduling twist for the hoops team? MLive.com earlier today reported that Penn State would be moving its January 7th home affair with Michigan State to Philadelphia’s famed Palestra building. While neither school has confirmed this change of venue (as of the time this post is being written), it seems like an official announcement should be coming shortly...
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1 day ago

Success With Hyperlinking Is... Jousting in Japan?

Football news and articles to help cope with the offseason, and some fun news about the Olympics in Rio next month. Football Penn State football adds long snapper as preferred walk-on in 2017 6'1",  260lb Joe Calcagno committed to Penn State this week after receiving an offer to join the team as a preferred walk-on this past weekend. He will join the Nittany Lions as a part...
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1 day ago

2006 Penn State Wrestling: A Different Era

Ten years ago, Nittany Lion wrestling looked pretty darn different. Back when Black Shoe Diaries started, the site didn’t cover Penn State wrestling. This wasn’t too surprising; not many sites did, and the Nittany Lion wrestling squad wasn’t a powerhouse like we’ve come to expect—even though exactly ten years ago, they capped off a pretty good (by then-standards) season...
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1 day ago

Only Manny Bowen Until Penn State Football

43 days until kickoff! Linebacker Manny Bowen committed to Penn State a little over two years ago, and stayed committed throughout James Franklin’s first year on the field. He was a four (or three) star linebacker, a top ten recruit out of the state of New Jersey, and filled a position of need for the Nittany Lions in the class. With Nyeem Wartman-White’s injury last year, Bowen...
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1 day ago

Sandy Barbour Talks About On-Field Progress, Negative Recruiting, and Facilities

Penn State Athletic Director Sandy Barbour was all over the news earlier today, talking with various media outlets about expectations for the football program going forward, the continued negative recruiting by other schools in relation to IT, and when the general public will know of the facilities renovation plans. While we highly recommend reading the full articles that are linked...
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1 day ago

talking10 Podcast: Previewing the 2016 Penn State football season

It’s our second edition this week and that means we’re back to focusing on one specific team. Up next in our hot seat of previews are the Penn State Nittany Lions and here to help preview the team is Ben Jones of StateCollege.com. He talks about the need for more offensive firepower, which players will be key and even throws out a bold prediction or two. There’s also our internal...
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2 days ago

AD Sandy Barbour against anti-Penn State recruiting

A few weeks ago, new reports arose of former Penn State head coach Joe Paterno having knowledge of the sexual abuse at the school and chose to ignore it to focus on the football season. Earlier this week, current head coach James Franklin said some of the schools in their division are recruiting negatively against the school because of it and athletic director Sandy Barbour seems...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State AD Sandy Barbour: Negative Recruiting “A Slap In The Face To This Profession”

Twitter/@GoPSUJeff Penn State is a few years and two coaches removed from the Jerry Sandusky scandal rocked the football program, but the Nittany Lions continue to feel the lingering effects of the horrid event. Last month, James Franklin very bluntly called out four programs for their negative recruiting tactics against his program: Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame, and Ohio...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

BSD’s All-Decade Basketball Team (2006-2016)

As part of BSD’s celebrate a decade of existence, we are taking a look back at some of the best players to grace the Penn State hoops universe. You certainly may not agree with all of the choices on here, but here’s our best crack at what would comprise of our starting five (plus a few guys from the bench): STARTERS Talor Battle (Guard, 2007-2011) - PSU’s all-time points...
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2 days ago

Only Shaka Toney Until Penn State Football

44 days til the 2016 season! Imhotep Institute’s Shaka Toney committed to Penn State last summer and though it looked like he might flip to Pitt at the last minute, he stayed firm in his commitment and is a Nittany Lion, up on campus and part of the 2016 class. Toney was recruited initially as an outside linebacker with the potential to be a hybrid defensive end pass rusher, and...
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2 days ago

3-Star Safety Brelin Faison-Walden Announces Penn State Commitment

Greensboro (N.C.) Grimsley three-star safety Brelin Faison-Walden announced his commitment to Penn State moments ago during a ceremony at Kickback Jack’s in Greensboro.  BREAKING: #PennState lands Carolina ‘backer Brelin Faison-Walden https://t.co/RZdjdNzxkr @247Sports pic.twitter.com/8iMMazICPf — Sean Fitz (@seanfitz247) July 20, 2016 Faison-Walden is the No. 32 safety...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Three-Star Safety Brelin Faison-Walden Announces College Choice

Brelin Faison-Walden, a three-star safety out of Greensboro, North Carolina, announced for Penn State on Wednesday. BREAKING: 4-star Brelin Faison-Walden has committed to #PSU. He breaks it down here https://t.co/vi3SeHMhO4 pic.twitter.com/P38DniFyjR — Adam Friedman (@RivalsFriedman) July 20, 2016 Faison-Walden, the No. 32 safety in 2017, picked the Nittany Lions over Oregon...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Oh, Hello: NC LB Brelin Faison-Walden Commits to Penn State

Let the GIF party commence! Brelin Faison-Walden, ladies and gentlemen! Stats Hometown/High School: Greensboro, NC/Grimsley Height/Weight: 6-foot-1, 200 pounds Recruited By: Brent Pry and Josh Gattis Starz 'n Sheetz Rankings 247 Sports:⭐⭐⭐Rivals: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ESPN: ⭐⭐⭐Scout: ⭐⭐⭐ Offers Alabama, Charlotte, Clemson, Duke, East Carolina, Florida...
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3 days ago

Penn State hockey quickly paying off Pegula’s investment

Penn State hockey outside of the club level was but a pipe dream for the longest time. That all changed with PSU alumnus Terry Pegula though. The billionaire invested a good chunk of change and made a once interesting club hockey team a full-fledged NCAA program starting in the 2012-13 season. It was an ambitious ask, going from pure club to D1 hockey overnight. Many wondered if...
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3 days ago

Penn State Nittany Lions Football Preview: A look at the 2016 defense

For all the gripes about Penn State’s offense, the one constant under head coach James Franklin has been a defense that can be counted on at times to win football games. That all took place under the direction of defensive coordinator Bob Shoop, but he is off to the same position at Tennessee and that means a bump up the coaching ranks for long-time Franklin assistant Brent Pry...
Via Talking 10
3 days ago

Penn State Included in Morgan State’s Recently-Released Schedule

While Penn State hasn’t made an official announcement, Morgan State released their upcoming schedule, with Penn State slated for 12/21. Morgan State released their full schedule for the 2016-17 season, and Penn State is listed as an opponent on December 21. There hasn’t been an official announcement from Penn State’s athletic department yet, but were this to be a mistake, it...
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3 days ago

Committany Nation: Sutherland, Faison-Walden on Commit Watch

Three Penn State targets have set commitment dates, and two of them could pick the Nittany Lions this week. It’s no secret that the lack of commitments in recent months has set up an uneasy feeling among the fanbase. With only eight recruits so far, the Nittany Lion’s class has tumbled all the way down to number 45 in 247’s team rankings. Relatively speaking, with eight on...
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3 days ago

Success With Hyperlinking Is Getting Enshrined

Links and miscellany for your pleasure. Hall of Fame Bound: Joe Moorhead may have moved on from Fordham when he became Penn State football’s newest offensive coordinator, but he will be joining the Ram’s Athletic Hall of Fame next April. As a player, he had an accomplished career as a three-year starting quarterback. He graduated having earned both the Fordham single-season...
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3 days ago

Only Sean Lee Until Penn State Football

45 days! Before finishing his fifth playing NFL season sixth in the league in tackles (behind former teammates NaVorro Bowman and Paul Pozluszny, natch), Sean Lee was the Next Big Thing at Linebacker U—even after he tore his ACL in the spring before what was supposed to be his senior year. He turned that into being essentially another coach on the sidelines for PSU’s 2008 Big...
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3 days ago

Penn State Basketball To Face Duquesne November 13th

#duqane BACK While it hasn’t been officially announced on Penn State’s end, #duqane’s Twitter account leaked the news earlier today that the Nittany Lions and the Dukes will face off for the seventh straight season. #DuqMBB travels to State College to face Penn State on Nov. 13 | it is the 7th straight season the two will meet. pic.twitter.com/V1sV9NJrj4— Duquesne...
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3 days ago

Penn State Nittany Loins Football Preview: A look at the 2016 offense

New season, new look and hopefully much better results for the Penn State Nittany Lions offense. That is at least the plan with James Franklin making a switch at offensive coordinator and bringing in highly successful Fordham head coach Joe Moorhead as his new offensive coordinator. It certainly isn’t the only change on the books for the PSU offense, and that means a lot of work...
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4 days ago

Jonathan Sutherland Sets Announcement Date, Names Finalists

Jonathan Sutherland, a four-star safety out, will pick either Michigan, Syracuse, Penn State, Boston College or Wisconsin on July 24th. I will be announcing my commitment July 24th!! #Michigan #Syracuse #PennState #BostonCollege #Wisconsin pic.twitter.com/4y0tvOTWvE — Jonathan★Sutherland (@jay_suth) July 19, 2016 Like Michigan commit Luiji Vilian, Sutherland is from Ontario...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State’s All-Decade Volleyball Team (2006-2016)

In honor of BSD's tenth anniversary, let's take a look at the very best of Russ Rose's exceptional women's volleyball teams of the BSD era! Penn State’s All Decade Volleyball Team (2006-2015) This list is a mixture of stats, overall impact, and my personal opinion (not the opinion of anyone else at BSD). I’m sure I left a few All-Americans off of the list, but everyone on...
Via Black Shoe Diaries
4 days ago
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