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Committany Nation: Micah Parsons Schedules Penn State Visit

Count those stars. Five-star and former commit Micah Parsons will be back in State College for Penn State’s primetime matchup with Georgia State this Saturday. Parsons is fresh off his Ohio State official visit where he met Eddie George and Kirk Herbstreit on the set of College Gameday, and also made headlines for a critical tweet saying he would consider benching JT Barrett in...
Via Black Shoe Diaries
9 days ago

Nine things the college football polls got wrong after Week 2

Two full weeks of the college football season are in the books, and the rankings for Week 3 have been posted. Some teams have been rewarded for victories over the weekend, while others were punished by voters for their losses. Many changes happened — some good, and others bad. Here’s a look at nine things the college football polls got wrong after Week 2.1. USC should not have...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Post-Game Link Dump: Pitt

It wasn’t pretty, but it’s still 2-0 Penn State just missed the cover on Saturday, topping the visiting Panthers 33-14 in less than spectacular fashion. Here are some of our favorite post-game takeaways from across the web. PennLive’s Dave Jones has Penn State atop his Week 2 Big Ten power rankings. The Nittany Lions move to No. 1 for the first time this season ahead of Wisconsin...
Via Black Shoe Diaries
9 days ago

Penn State’s Contest at Iowa Gets Primetime on ABC

Penn State plays on ABC in three of their first four games. For the third time in four games, Penn State will play a game on ABC, this time getting primetime billing. The Nittany Lions’ week four matchup against the Iowa Hawkeyes is now scheduled for 7:30 in the aforementioned network, also making it the second straight primetime game of the season. With the game against Michigan...
Via Black Shoe Diaries
9 days ago

BSD MVP Pitt: Marcus Allen

The safety brought the lumber for a safety, and generally made Pitt’s offense have a not good time Marcus Allen had another typical day at the office - that is to say, he terrorized Pitt’s offense from kickoff to the final, fumble recovery whistle. In a game when Penn State’s offense was merely okay - which, quick aside, if you asked any Penn State fan a couple years ago how...
Via Black Shoe Diaries
9 days ago

Big Ten Power Rankings — Week 2

The defending Big Ten Champs are back on top. 1. Penn State (2-0) The Nittany Lions didn’t have their A-game, especially offensively, but handled Pitt rather easily, avenging last year’s loss with a 33-14 victory. Penn State will finish up its non-conference schedule with Georgia State under the Beaver Stadium lights next week. 2. Ohio State (1-1) Could Ohio State’s...
Via Black Shoe Diaries
9 days ago

Grant Haley Is The Most Clutch Penn State Defender of the Last Five Years

After a number of big plays, the senior defensive back has been a go-to game changer. Penn State has been fortunate to have some fantastic defenders over the years (especially at linebacker), but in recent times, the offensive side of the ball has received more accolades, thanks to talents like Chris Godwin, Saquon Barkley, Trace McSorley, Mike Gesicki and the Scranton Slinger himself...
Via Black Shoe Diaries
9 days ago

Penn State Opens as 38.5 Point Favorite Over Georgia State

The Nittany Lions are heavy favorites in their first-ever contest against Georgia State. Penn State has opened as an overwhelming 38.5 point favorite against its week three opponent, the Georgia State Panthers. It is the largest starting point spread for the Nittany Lions since 2007, when they opened as a similar 38.5 point favorite against Florida International, a game Penn State...
Via Black Shoe Diaries
10 days ago

Penn State Ranked Number 5 in Latest AP Poll

The Lions drop a spot after taking down Pitt. Last week, PSU moved up in the rankings after a demolishing of Akron, having been number six preseason. This week? Despite a double-digit victory over an historical rival, Penn State dropped a spot to number five in this week’s AP poll. However disappointing this may be to some fans, the drop is understandable - all four teams now ahead...
Via Black Shoe Diaries
10 days ago

Make No Mistake, James Franklin Meant What He Said

If Pitt wants to continue to be seen as a rival, it needs to hold up its end of the bargain An audible gasp, as well as a few chuckles from onlooking recruits, accompanied that quote from James Franklin in the media room following Penn State’s 33-14 victory over Pitt in Beaver Stadium on Saturday. While Franklin later tried to walk back that statement, saying that Penn State...
Via Black Shoe Diaries
10 days ago

Penn State Football: What we learned from Penn State’s 33-14 win over Pittsburgh

Penn State was looking for revenge against Pittsburgh, and they got and then some on Saturday afternoon. Saquon Barkley accounted for 183 yards and a pair of touchdowns as Penn State overcame a large deficit in time of possession (38:20 to 21:40) to avenge their loss to Pitt a year ago by a 33-14 final at Beaver Stadium in front of 109,898 fans. Three Pitt turnovers helped aid...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

James Franklin’s “Super Bowl” shot at Pitt all part of a designed plan

Whether he wants to admit it or not, there is no escaping the importance of Penn State’s 33-14 victory over Pittsburgh on Saturday afternoon in Beaver Stadium for head coach James Franklin. He is too smart of a coach to not understand the value of scoring a double-digit victory against another power conference opponent residing in the same state, when a good number of recruits...
Via The Comeback
10 days ago

Top takeaways from college football Week 2

There were some humongous games on the schedule in college football Week 2, and they produced memorable results for die-hard and casual fans alike. Starting early in the day when Iowa outlasted Iowa State to claim the Cy-Hawk Trophy in overtime, big plays were on the menu. One of last year’s Heisman finalists got some sweet revenge later in the evening, and last year’s Heisman...
Via Sportsnaut
11 days ago  |  Discuss

James Franklin Takes Swipe At Opponent After Big Win

After defeating Pitt 33-14 on Saturday, James Franklin took a shot at Nittany Lions’ in-state rival (who beat them last year):
Via Diehardsport
11 days ago  |  Discuss

James Franklin slights Pitt after Penn States win

James Franklin slighted rival Pitt after Penn State handled the Panthers 33-14 on Saturday. Last year, the Nittany Lions dropped only two games in the regular season before falling to USC in the Rose Bowl. Their first loss of the season came to Pitt 42-39. Winning on Saturday was a measure of revenge for Penn State, and Franklin took the opportunity to downplay his opponent. That...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions Roll To Rivalry Revenge Vs. Pitt

Trace McSorley threw for three touchdowns, including Saquon Barkley's 46-yard catch-and-run, and No. 4 Penn State pulled away from Pittsburgh for a 33-14 win on Saturday.
Via Sports On Earth
11 days ago

Barkley scores twice, No. 4 Penn State tops Pitt 33-14

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Trace McSorley threw for three touchdowns, including Saquon Barkley’s 46-yard catch-and-run, and No. 4 Penn State pulled away from Pittsburgh for a 33-14 win on Saturday. McSorley completed 15 of 28 passes for 164 yards, helping the Nittany Lions (2-0) avenge a loss to their in-state rivals a year ago. Tight end Mike Gesicki had two touchdown receptions...
Via MyNorthwest.com
11 days ago

No. 5 Penn State Women’s Soccer Tops No. 6 North Carolina 1-0

Frannie Crouse’s 7th-minute strike makes the difference It wasn’t pretty, but it didn’t have to be. Charlotte Williams assisted Frannie Crouse for a in the seventh minute and the Penn State women’s soccer team held on from there to top perennial powerhouse North Carolina, 1-0 The Tar Heels out-possessed the Nittany Lions significantly and forced a number of mistakes, but...
Via Black Shoe Diaries
13 days ago

Pitt at Penn State Preview: Can Nittany Lions return the favor from 2016?

When: Sat. Sept. 9; 3:30pm ET Where: University Park, Pa.; Beaver Stadium (106,572) TV: ABC All-Time Series: PSU leads 50-43-4 Last Meeting: Pitt won, 42-39 (2016) Line: Penn State (-21) This was a series that held major weight in college football for a long time. But, a huge hiatus made many around the country forget about its importance. That’s all back in the 2017 version...
Via Talking 10
13 days ago

Penn State Basketball’s 2017-2018 Tip-Off Times Have Been Announced

The climbing officially starts Friday, November 10th at 4:00 PM ET against Campbell University Earlier today, the Big Ten finalized most of its non-conference and all of its conference game and TV times. Penn State will open its regular season on Friday, November 10th at home against the Campbell Fighting Camels (yes, that is their actual mascot) on BTN Plus, which is BTN’s online...
Via Black Shoe Diaries
13 days ago

Ross Travis Is One of 29 Penn State Football Players To Make An Opening Day NFL Roster

The Lions could put together a pretty decent NFL team, especially once Barkley joins the ranks next season. The Nittany Lions remain one of the top producers of NFL talent with representatives on 21 different teams to open the season. Two of the players, Ross Travis and Chris Hogan, are former PSU athletes that did not play football while at Penn State. Hogan was a member of the...
Via Black Shoe Diaries
13 days ago

Penn State Football: What to watch for vs. Pitt Panthers

When Penn State and Pitt decided to renew their series following a 16-year hiatus, both sides knew that they’d be stirring up things in Pennsylvania college football, but neither expected the powder keg that went off last September in Heinz Field. In one of the most exciting games of the college season last year, Pitt edged Penn State by a final of 42-39 in a thriller that featured...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Stanford-Penn State rematch among NCAA volleyball games to watch this weekend

As week three arrives in college volleyball, it brought with it a new team atop the AVCA Coaches poll, with Minnesota replacing Stanford following the Cardinal’s loss to Penn State last weekend. However, Stanford will get its second chance at the Nittany Lions in a little over a week on Saturday in a match that is just one of a number featuring top ranked opponents. Here are...
Via Excelle Sports
13 days ago

The Penn State Football Run/Pass Option: Gif Room

Let’s break down some gif of the victory versus Akron. On the second play from scrimmage of the second half on Saturday, Joe Moorhead called a play that we will see a great deal of this year. It’s a play that is designed to allow Trace McSorley the option of handing the ball off to Saquon Barkley for a run up the middle or to throw to one of three wide receivers. The blocking...
Via Black Shoe Diaries
14 days ago

Fat Guy Gifs: No. 6 Penn State vs Akron

Your #6 Penn State Nittany Lions rolled over an outmatched Akron squad last Saturday. Hooray for blow outs. They’re fun, when you’re doing the blowing out. Of course, it’s also impossible to draw accurate conclusions from what’s effectively a pre-season warm up game. However, a lack of accuracy won’t stop us. It won’t even slow us down. This is the blogging game...
Via Black Shoe Diaries
14 days ago
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