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Franklin explains importance of 'youthfulness' in his program

Most outsiders probably view James Franklin as young, but the Penn State football head coach told Blue and White Illustrated he prefers "youthful." And why is that? Well, the 43-year-old knows he isn't 23 anymore, but he also seems to understand the vibe he puts out. He also explained why youth -- or at least youthfulness -- is an important aspect to his program. "You want to make...
Via Fox Sports
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Penn State recruiting class not too big nor too small heading into summer

With spring winding down, summer camp season is nearly upon us. That often means a lot of movement in the world of recruiting, and therein lies the trouble with the current climate of recruiting across the country: As more and more players commit early, fewer spots are available later. At one time, that meant coaches having to get used to taking players before they have played their...
Via Fox Sports
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

PSU’s Kappa Delta Rho Suspended Three Years For Idiotic Facebook Page

Penn State University‘s fraternity Kappa Delta Rho learned its punishment on Tuesday after PSU officials and the media learned about the frat’s private Facebook pages...
Via COED
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Penn State Nittany Lions 2015 Preview and Prediction

If not for an NCAA decision midway through 2014, the highlight of last season may have been a win over UCF on Aug. 30 across the Atlantic Ocean. The...
Via Athlon Sports
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Matt Millen to join Big Ten Network

Matt Millen is returning to Big Ten country, sort of. The former Detroit Lions general manager and Penn State Nittany Lions linebacker is set to leave his broadcasting gig at ESPN to join FOX Sports and the Big Ten Network. FOX owns more than fifty percent of the Big Ten Network and Millen is set to serve as the college network’s lead college football analyst. Millen will be paired...
Via Campus Sports Net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

DT Christian Colon Releases Top 5

Syracuse’s Class of 2016 is only three strong so far but the Orange got a boost over the weekend in their pursuit of DT Christian Colon.  Colon released his “top five” which was actually comprised of six schools.  Syracuse made the cut along with Penn State, Maryland, UCLA, Pitt and UNC. Colon is rated at three-stars and he received his offer from Syracuse last month. The...
Via Orange Fizz
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Matt Millen coming to Big Ten Network

Love him or hate him, you are going to get more of him in 2015, Penn State fans. Matt Millen, a former Nittany Lion, is now a former employee of ESPN. Millen is reportedly leaving ESPN to join FOX Sports, which will come complete with a significant role at Big Ten Network. Per John Ourand of Sports Business Daily, Millen will be the lead football analyst for the Big Ten Network alongside...
Via Nittany Lions Den
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State-Pitt extension talks show politics matter over fans

Penn State and Pitt, it was one of college football’s better in-state rivalries back in the day. However, as is an all-too familiar story these days — that rivalry went by the wayside after Penn State chose conference affiliation and the money coming from the Big Ten coffers back in the early 1990’s. There was a glimmer of hope put out there when the two schools agreed to a...
Via Talking 10
2 days ago  |  Discuss

PA lawmaker wants to name bridge after Joe Paterno

Former Penn State Nittany Lions head coach Joe Paterno could soon stir up another controversy. We all know about Paterno’s connection to the Jerry Sandusky scandal — which led to vacated wins and a postseason ban (the wins have since been reinstated — so whenever his name is brought up people immediately have an opinion on the subject. Enter Pennsylvania representative Michael...
Via Campus Sports Net
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State Head Coach James Franklin Has Man Crush on Philadelphia Eagles WR Jordan Mathews

A lot of guys will freely say that they are big fans of an actor or an athlete, but few will say they find another guy 'good-looking' or that they have a man-crush on one. Penn State head coach James Franklin is not one of those guys.While appearing on a recent episode of Philly Sports Talk he had no problem admitting that he has a man-crush on Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jordan...
Via FatManWriting
3 days ago  |  Discuss

PSU's Franklin cites pros and cons of college recruiting

James Franklin's recruiting has been causing a buzz since he arrived at Penn State last year, but does he see the practice as a necessary evil? "Yes, I enjoy recruiting, because I enjoy people and I love getting to know people and building relationships," he said during a coaches caravan stop in Allentown, Pa., per the Allentown Morning Call. "I enjoy all that, but it's because I...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State alum tries to re-enact Zettel’s tree tackle

Perhaps you have seen Penn State’s All-Big Ten defensive lineman Anthony Zettel tackle a tree by now. If not, go ahead and check it out. Zettel’s tree-tackle made the rounds through the blogopshere and Twitterverse, and former Nittany Lion Anthony Adams was inspired to give it a try himself. A video posted by Anthony Adams (@spiceadams) on May 19, 2015 at 9:38am PDT ...
Via Bloguin Best
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State alum tries to re-enact Zettel’s tree tackle

Perhaps you have seen Penn State’s All-Big Ten defensive lineman Anthony Zettel tackle a tree by now. If not, go ahead and check it out. Zettel’s tree-tackle made the rounds through the blogopshere and Twitterverse, and former Nittany Lion Anthony Adams was inspired to give it a try himself. A video posted by Anthony Adams (@spiceadams) on May 19, 2015 at 9:38am PDT ...
Via The Student Section
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Buy This Penn State Tailgate RV — $24,500

Looking to make a splash in the Penn State tailgate market? Well, you won’t have to look too far from home, because a 1996 Born Free RV is available for purchase in State College. It’s flashy and has a custom paint job, but I must warn you, it’ll set you back in the money department — $24,500 to be exact. Information from the seller: This is the vehicle you need to have...
Via Busted Coverage
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State eyes college rugby 7s national title this weekend

DENVER (AP) Caution: ''Human Sledgehammer'' at work. Big hits about to happen. Penn State rugby standout Meya Bizer is known for her jarring collisions on the field, leading to her fitting nickname. There's even a compilation of her most ferocious tackles on Youtube that's been viewed more than 100,000 times. This weekend, Bizer (pronounced BIT'-zer) leads the Nittany Lions into...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jay Harbaugh Takes Shot At Academics Of Other Schools With Massive Stadiums

Michigan not only has the largest stadium of any of these eight schools (Penn State, Ohio State, Texas A&M, Tennessee, LSU, Alabama and Texas), but as TE’s coach Jay Harbaugh asks, do any of them offer a better education than the Wolverines do? CHALLENGE: The TOP 8 Schools by stadium capacity (100K+) are UM, PSU, […] The post Jay Harbaugh Takes Shot At Academics Of Other...
Via Diehardsport
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Franklin says satellite camp idea planted by other coaches

NEW YORK (AP) Penn State coach James Franklin wants to make something clear when it comes to the debate about satellite camps: He stole the idea. Franklin sparked a controversy last year when he and his staff guest coached at Georgia State camp in Atlanta. Southeastern Conference coaches bristled because SEC rules prohibit them from doing something similar. Notre Dame, Ohio State...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

CB Da’Quan Davis No Longer With Penn State

Penn State cornerback Da’Quan Davis is no longer with the program. Nittany Lions head coach James Franklin informed Audrey Snyder of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette of the news. “Da’Quan is no longer with the team,” Franklin said. “I keep my comments pretty limited on those things, but we wish him the best, but yeah, he’s no longer with the program. That’s also why we...
Via Campus Sports Net
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State, Pitt Coaches Look To Extend In-State Rivalry

The Penn State Nittany Lions and Pittsburgh Panthers have not played each other since 2000, but that’s about to change. According to Kevin McGuire of NBC Sports’ College Football Talk, the two teams will play each other four times between 2016 and 2019. However, Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi and PSU coach James Franklin have stated that they would like the series to be more long term...
Via Campus Sports Net
7 days ago  |  Discuss

James Franklin Says Penn State is Catching Up in Recruiting

Ever since legendary Nittany Lion coach Joe Paterno passed away, the recruiting at Penn State just hasn’t come as easily for them. Third year head coach James Franklin recently talked about how that is quickly changing for his team. Franklin told Greg Pickel of Pennlive.com “Probably in three years we’ll get back to having not only numbers that make more sense, but also how...
Via Campus Sports Net
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Maryland earns all-sports bragging rights over Penn State

If Maryland's 20-19 win at Penn State last football season was not enough to get a real rivalry going, perhaps information dug up by a reader of Testudo Times can. The SBNation blog relayed this factoid Tuesday thanks to the research of a reader: Maryland's first season as a member of the Big Ten resulted in a 13-7 overall record against Penn State in all sports. The men's Terrapin...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State picks up offensive line prospect from Ohio

Penn State picked up its second verbal commitment in less than a week as Alex Gellerstedt of Dublin (Ohio) Coffman announced he will be a Nittany Lion on Monday. Gellerstedt, a three-star offensive tackle prospect according to Scout.com, gives head coach James Franklin eight verbal commitments so far for 2016. He is the second offensive lineman to pledge this year, joining four-star...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Reihner makes move from Stanford to Penn State

It's official: Stanford center Kevin Reihner will play for Penn State this upcoming season. Reihner, who played in 10 games for the Cardinal over the course of his career, becomes the fifth Cardinal lost as a graduate transfer this offseason. Of Reihner, Penn State head coach James Franklin had this to say:“We are excited to have Kevin join our family. He comes to us with great...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State announces transfer of Stanford's Reihner

Another year of seasoning is not the only boost Penn State's offensive line can hope to get this fall. Head coach James Franklin announced Monday senior Kevin Reihner will suit up for the Nittany Lions this fall after graduating from Stanford in March. A native of Scranton, Pa., Reihner played in six games for the Cardinal last season as a redshirt junior. He joins a unit that returns...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

PSU prospect ranking contains a surprising No. 2

Fight On State ranked the top five NFL prospects on the Penn State roster for the coming season, and the results might surprise. Quarterback Christian Hackenberg is the obvious No. 1, of course, but Marcus Allen, a safety who worked his way into the starting lineup last season as a freshman tops All-Big Ten defensive tackle Anthony Zettel on the Fight On State list.  What is working...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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