PENN STATE NITTANY LIONS NEWS

Penn State boosts secondary depth with new commits for 2015 and 2016

While I was out and about today, Penn State added a pair of recruits — one to the Class of 2015 and another to the Class fo 2016 — to pad the depth in the defensive secondary. John Petrishen was first on the board today… Pittsburgh (Pa.) Central Catholic safety John Petrishen has committed to #PennState. http://t.co/cjgKAz1ACV via @247Sports — Lions247 (@Lions247) January...
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4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hill delivers nail-biting 60-58 Illini win over Penn State

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) Illinois forward Malcolm Hill scored 27 points Saturday including two on a layup with four seconds left in the game to deliver a 60-58 win over Penn State. Hill was mobbed at midcourt by teammates when Penn State's last, desperate attempt to tie fell short. The win was relief for an Illini team (14-8, 4-5) already depleted by injury that got more bad news just...
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9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Penn State Defeats Vermont in Philadelphia College Hockey Faceoff

Philadelphia PA: College Hockey made its return to Wells Fargo Center in South Philadelphia on January 31 as the Penn State Nitty Lions took on the 14th Ranked Vermont Catamounts in the third annual Philadelphia College Hockey Faceoff. This is the 3rd time that Penn State & Vermont will play each other in this game, […]
Via Philly Sports Live
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

LISTEN: PSU coach Herb Hand on how to recruit with social media

Penn State offensive line coach Herb Hand is known for being particularly active on social media, and with National Signing Day on Feb. 4, now is busy time for college football recruiters. Hand dropped by The Audible to chat with Bruce Feldman about how to effectively use social media in recruiting, the pros (FOOD!) and cons (your scale) of recruiting visits, how he's essentially...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

2 Ex-Penn St. rugby players get probation in team shed arson

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) Two former Penn State rugby players have been sentenced to three years of probation and 200 hours of community service on charges they torched the team's storage shed because they were unhappy with their coach. A judge Friday also ordered 23-year-old Christopher Petri and 22-year-old Sean Herbert to pay $31,000 in restitution for damage to the shed and its contents...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lara Spencer represents Penn State on GMA

This morning Good Morning America had a Super Bowl-themed show (there is a big game on Sunday, if you missed it). Patriots this, Seahawks that. Except for Lara Spencer, who was seen wearing a Happy Valley t-shirt on the set of GMA this morning. Spencer is a Penn State alum and served as the grand marshall for homecoming this past fall. No @NFL team for @LaraSpencer in our #GMASuperBowl...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Morning Cup of Joe – Amos to Combine, Taliaferro continues magical story

Penn State sends another player to NFL Scouting Combine. It’s Friday. You made it. Have yourself a Super Bowl. Proud to share that another Nittany Lion is headed to the 2015 @nfl combine. Congrats, @SmashAmos_4! #PennStateProud pic.twitter.com/HHelAfnowp — Penn State Football (@PennStateFball) January 29, 2015 Penn State safety Adrian Amos is the latest Nittany Lion to accept...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Penn St. ex-player who overcame spinal injury now a lawmaker

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) A former Penn State football player who recovered from a spinal cord injury has been sworn in as a New Jersey legislator. Adam Taliaferro took the oath of office Thursday to fill a vacancy created when Assemblywoman Celeste Riley stepped down from the southern New Jersey post to serve as Cumberland County clerk. Taliaferro was paralyzed during a Penn State-Ohio...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Links of the Day 1/29/15

Good morning. I hope you are in the mood to read some stuff. The NHL All Star Game (like all all star games) interested nobody.  MLB Teams that are Going For It.  The Timberwolves are ready for the big return game tonight.  SCOREBOARD NCAAB Penn State 63, Minnesota 58 – If the Gophers wanted to do anything this year, this was the game they needed to win. Kansas 64, TCU 61 –...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Morning Cup of Joe – PSU President slams Freeh Report, updated scholarship distribution and more

The latest round of Penn State vs. the Freeh Report was written. Also, no news on recruiting front but a good time to update the scholarship outlook with a little a lot of help from Twitter. Penn State president slams Freeh Investigation After taking it upon himself to review the findings of the Freeh Investigation himself, Penn State president Eric Barron told the Associated Press...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Gophers rally falls short against Penn State

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- D.J. Newbill scored 12 points, Jordan Dickerson blocked a shot with 4 seconds left and Penn State held off a late Minnesota rally to defeat the Gophers 63-58 Wednesday night. Penn State (14-7, 2-6 Big Ten) led by 10 points at the half but the Gophers (13-9, 2-7) shot their way back into a 46-45 lead before Devin Foster gave the Lions a lead they would hold...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State holds off Minnesota rally in 63-58 win

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) D.J. Newbill scored 12 points, Jordan Dickerson blocked a shot with 4 seconds left and Penn State held off a late Minnesota rally to defeat the Gophers 63-58 Wednesday night. Penn State (14-7, 2-6 Big Ten) led by 10 points at the half but the Gophers (13-9, 2-7) shot their way back into a 46-45 lead before Devin Foster gave the Lions a lead they would hold...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Gophers rally falls short against Penn State

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- D.J. Newbill scored 12 points, Jordan Dickerson blocked a shot with 4 seconds left and Penn State held off a late Minnesota rally to defeat the Gophers 63-58 Wednesday night. Penn State (14-7, 2-6 Big Ten) led by 10 points at the half but the Gophers (13-9, 2-7) shot their way back into a 46-45 lead before Devin Foster gave the Lions a lead they would hold...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Gophers at Nittany Lions: 1/28/15

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Penn St. president: Freeh report painted 'absurd' picture of school

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Penn State's president on Wednesday dismissed the university-commissioned review of how top administrators handled child molestation complaints about former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky as "not useful to make decisions." Eric Barron told The Associated Press that the report by former FBI Director Louis Freeh took a prosecutorial approach and created...
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Penn State president: Freeh acted like prosecutor in review

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) Penn State's president on Wednesday dismissed the university-commissioned review of how top administrators handled child molestation complaints about former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky as ''not useful to make decisions.'' Eric Barron told The Associated Press that the report by former FBI Director Louis Freeh took a prosecutorial approach and...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

East Recruiting Notes

Penn State had a big weekend with official visitors, and pulled in two more from the East region, including one in which it flexed its muscle in western Pennsylvania. The Nittany Lions hosted Pittsburgh commit Nick Bowers of Kittanning (Pa.) High on an official visit, and during a Monday in-home with Penn State coach James Franklin and several assistants flipped to the Nittany Lions...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Quick Preview: Gophers vs. Penn State

I admit I thought Penn State had a chance to be a sleeper in the Big Ten this season.  I said they had a chance to finish as high as 5th in the league this year (though I also said they could finish 14th and it wouldn't surprise me).  As usual, I'm an idiot and they are terrible.  They're 1-6 in conference play, which is actually worse than the Gophers if you can believe that...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

College basketball on television: Jan. 28

College basketball on television Wednesday night: 7:00 – SMU at South Florida (ESPNU) 7:00 – Temple at UCF (CBS Sports) 7:00 – Seton Hall at Marquette (Fox Sports 1) 7:00 – Minnesota at Penn State (Big 10) 7:00 – South … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
3 days ago

Reviewing Penn State’s Scholarships: Defense

Last week at this time I took a look at the scholarship situation on the offensive side of the football. Since then, Penn State added a tight end (Nick Bowers) to the recruiting class. Penn State also added a pair of defensive linemen to the Class of 2015, which was part of the reason I originally held of on diving into the scholarship breakdown on defense. As of now, I believe this...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Morning Cup of Joe – One week to Signing Day

We are now exactly one week from the one day a year people actually use fax machines. National Signing Day is next Wednesday, which means coaches are making their final push to fill recruiting classes across the country. Penn State recruiting update We are now one week away from National Signing Day. No new commitments were added to the fold for Penn State on Tuesday, which means...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Franklin asks Herb Hand to relax off Pitt

Penn State and Pittsburgh will finally resume their series on the football field in 2016 with the start of a four-game series between the instate rivals. The build-up to that renewal of the series should continue to build in recruiting battles between the coaches at both schools, but James Franklin has asked one of his assistants to cool off a little bit on Twitter. During a live...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mostly Recruiting Wins, A Loss and Waiting

Sorry about the paucity of posts. Been a bit under the weather for the last week. Not enough to call off sick, but enough to be low on energy and not nearly enough of a clear head for coherent thoughts to make it to a post. In the meantime, there have been several more verbals, one that will wait until signing day. And a flip away from Pitt. Guess I’ll get the flip of TE Nick Bowers...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Morning Cup of Joe – PSU flips Pitt TE and lessons in social media

Another day, another player heading to Penn State. Also, a lesson in social networking habits and a round-up from around the Big Ten and beyond. Put an extra spoonful of sugar in your Cup of Joe this morning. You’ve earned it. Penn State recruiting updates Following a day with two defensive linemen added to the Class of 2015, Penn State pulled in a tight end on Monday. Nick Bowers...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State Flips In-State Tight End Previously Committed To Pitt

The Penn State and Pittsburgh coaching staffs have exchanged some Twitter barbs over the past week, each claiming their supremacy within the state of Pennsylvania. Today, PSU head coach James Franklin officially won his first head-to-head recruiting battle with new Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi, when he flipped in-state 2015 tight end Nick Bowers, who committed to the Panthers when Paul...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss
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