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I grew up following the joyous sport of college football. I was thrilled at how a young and earnest coach, Joe Paterno, built Penn State into a program that could beat the likes of Syracuse and Army. But around the eighties, I jumped ship and never looked back. I decided college football: a) Is basically all about institutional cheating, b) Has no educational value whatsoever, c...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Hoosiers hoping toughness continues into Penn State game

It was a game that Indiana fans remember for the wrong reasons. Last season on Feb. 12, the Hoosiers were stunned when Penn State came back from a 64-53 deficit with 2:26 remaining to win, 66-65, in front of a sold out Assembly Hall. It was the defining moment of a season of fragility for […] The post Hoosiers hoping toughness continues into Penn State game appeared first on Inside...
Via Inside the Hall
12 days ago  |  Discuss

2 Penn State trustees say NCAA settlement may be in works

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) Two alumni-elected trustees said Monday they have learned Penn State has proposed new settlement terms with the NCAA in a lawsuit related to the university's handling of the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal, and they want the board chairman to tell them the purported details. Trustees Anthony Lubrano and Al Lord released an email they sent to board chairman...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Crean, IU players preview Penn State

Nick Zeisloft, Collin Hartman and Tom Crean met with the media on Monday afternoon to preview Tuesday’s game at Assembly Hall with Penn State. Watch both press conferences below: The post Video: Crean, IU players preview Penn State appeared first on Inside the Hall | Indiana Hoosiers Basketball News, Recruiting and Analysis.
Via Inside the Hall
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State guard John Johnson suspended over conduct

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Penn State officials say guard John Johnson has been suspended from Penn State's basketball team for conduct inconsistent with team standards. The school announced the suspension Monday. Johnson is averaging 7.4 points and just over 20 minutes per game for the Nittany Lions (12-4, 0-3 Big Ten). He is in his second season with Penn State after transferring from...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Introducing Assembly Call’s IU Big Ten Picks Challenge for 2015 (Submit Your IU-Penn State Pick Here)

This year we are introducing something new here at The Assembly Call: our IU Big Ten Picks Challenge. Not only will the Assembly Call staff be picking each IU game for the remainder of the Big Ten schedule, but we are also giving you, our loyal audience members, an opportunity to join in on the action. And we’ve decided to add a little incentive to make it worth your while. ...
Via The Assembly Call
12 days ago  |  Discuss

What to Expect: Penn State

After a hard-fought 69-66 win over No. 22 Ohio State on Saturday, Indiana is back in Assembly Hall on Tuesday night for a meeting with Penn State. The Nittany Lions are 12-4 overall, but 0-3 in Big Ten play. The game will be broadcast on BTN at 7 p.m. ET with Dave Revsine and Jimmy […] The post What to Expect: Penn State appeared first on Inside the Hall | Indiana Hoosiers Basketball...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Transfer QB U: D.J. Crook transfers from Penn State to Albany

For the second time since the end of the regular season, Penn State is losing a quarterback to a transfer. D.J. Crook announced via Twitter Thursday evening he is transferring to Albany. Excited to be a part of Albany football!! — DJ crook (@juicebucket21) January 8, 2015 I’m leaving Penn State on good terms and I wish the team the best of luck in the future! #FOE — DJ crook...
Via Nittany Lions Den
16 days ago  |  Discuss

James Franklin’s most valuable recruit of 2015: Bob Shoop

Forget whatever happens over the course of the next month for Penn State on the recruiting trail. On Wednesday night, James Franklin got the most important verbal commitment he could have possibly received this year; defensive coordinator Bob Shoop. #WeAre…Better #107kStrong #PSUnrivaled — James Franklin (@coachjfranklin) January 8, 2015 Not too long after Franklin’s tweet...
Via Nittany Lions Den
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Penn State’s Bob Shoop To Interview For LSU Defensive Coordinator Job

Twitter/@OnwardStSports Bob Shoop went to Penn State along with head coach James Franklin, but according to reports, he may be looking to head back to the SEC. Shoop, whose Nittany Lions ranked No. 2 nationally in total defense, will reportedly interview with Les Miles for the vacancy at LSU. Penn State defensive coordinator Bob Shoop will interview for the job soon, multiple sources...
Via College Spun
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Big Ten Basketball Viewers Guide: Jan. 6, 2015

The Big Ten has been nothing if topsy-turvy this season and that means every night is important. In a league that has been defined by Wisconsin and Maryland pulling away from the rest of the league, every night early on is a chance for someone to step up to the plate as a legit challenger. On Tuesday night the slate is rather light on matchups, but not on importance. So, let’s...
Via Talking 10
18 days ago  |  Discuss

CFB Bowl Ratings: Three-Year Low For Pinstripe Bowl

In Penn State’s return to postseason play, the Pinstripe Bowl hit a three-year low in ratings and viewership. The Penn State/Boston College Pinstripe Bowl drew a 2.4 final rating and 4.0 million viewers on ESPN Saturday afternoon, down 25% in ratings and 18% in viewership from Notre Dame/Rutgers last year (3.2, 4.8M) and down 29% [...]
Via Sports Media Watch
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Nittany Lions Shine Through the Dark Days

Penn State ends the 2014 campaign with a 31-30 overtime win against Boston College in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl. This is more than just a victory on the field, but also off the field. For all of the naysayers who dismissed Penn State in the wake of the Sandusky scandal, the Nittany Lions proved that with the right coaches, teammates and chemistry, winning is possible. Under coach...
Via TheMatadorSports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State OT Donovan Smith declares for draft

Penn State offensive tackle Donovan Smith has decided to declare for this year’s upcoming NFL Draft. A redshirt junior, Smith will forego his final year of eligibility at Penn State. A former U.S. Army All-American in high school, the 6’5 340 pound offensive tackle made 31 career starts over his three seasons. On Twitter, the redshirt junior stated: “Feels like yesterday that...
Via Total Sports Live
26 days ago  |  Discuss

PSU Players Akeel Lynch, Adam Breneman Have A Message For The Naysayers

Saturday night, Penn State played in its first postseason game in three years, defeating Boston College in a wild Pinstripe Bowl that went into overtime. It was an emotional victory for the Nittany Lions’ players, who, through no fault of their own, were forced to deal with a multi-year bowl ban and reduced scholarships as a result of the Jerry Sandusky scandal.  After the game...
Via College Spun
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Pinstripe Bowl: Donovan Smith the punt returner (video)

As Penn State continues to work through some roster depth issues, perhaps James Franklin will want to give his offensive linemen a chance to run the football or return a punt. Donovan Smith was caught showing off his moves, perhaps hoping to catch the head coach’s eye.
Via Nittany Lions Den
27 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Penn State QB Christian Hackenberg Completes Game-Winning Touchdown in OT

It has been an up and down kind of season for Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg and the Nittany Lions, but it culminated in the best way possible--a thrilling overtime win over Boston College in the Pinstripe Bowl. After winning the over time coin toss and going on defense first they knew they had to score a touchdownSo they did on this 10-yard pass from Hackenberg to Kyle...
Via FatManWriting
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Fat Guy Play of the Day Courtesy of Penn State Offensive Lineman Donovan Smith

Some may argue with this call because he didn't actually make any play. All he did was field a dead ball and throw a beast of a spin move on an imaginary defender before giving the ball back to the ref. So why does this play deserve such an honor?Because there is nothing wrong with having a little fun on the sideline (just a little though) and it made me and thousands of other people...
Via FatManWriting
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State seniors get just reward in Pinstripe Bowl victory

Penn State football was supposed to be dead, gone or at least completely irrelevant after the NCAA hammer came down on the program in the summer of 2012. However, for a select group of seniors on this team they got a just reward for sticking things out in the form of a 31-30 overtime win against Boston College in the Pinstripe Bowl. No other player has exemplified the struggle and...
Via Talking 10
28 days ago  |  Discuss

GIF: Penn State Wins Pinstripe Bowl In OT After Scoring 10-YD TD, Converting Extra Point

Bowl season does not disappoint, as proven once again Saturday evening.  Penn State defeated Boston College in overtime, 31-30, in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankees Stadium in New York.  Both schools made field goals in the final minutes of regulation to force the extra session and Boston College got the ball first. The Golden Eagles scored a touchdown but missed their extra...
Via College Spun
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State Lineman Lives Out Punt Return Dream On Sideline

A Penn State lineman got to love out his dreams by acting like he was returning a punt.
Via Gamedayr
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Empire State Building Lit Up With Colors For Penn State, Boston College

With the New Era Pinstripe Bowl set to kick off Saturday, both Penn State and Boston College have been getting the royal treatment in New York City. Friday morning, players and coaches from both sides rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange. Friday night, it looks like the Empire State Building has dedicated its color scheme to the contest. The famous landmark is currently...
Via College Spun
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Penn State Fans, Players Chant “We Are” After Ringing Bell At NYSE

As is tradition before the Pinstripe Bowl, Friday morning, representatives from both teams participating in the contest, set to take place Saturday, got to ring the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange. But shortly after the event, it became clear which school had the most fans on the floor. “We Are” chants broke out – and players Sam Ficken, Brad Bars and Devin Pryor...
Via College Spun
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Mizzou Fans Made An Impressive Christmas Lights Show Synced To The ‘Missouri Waltz’

Awesome Christmas lights shows are becoming more and more popular, and now we’re getting some great college football-themed shows. Last week, we shared a video of a particularly inspired Penn State show. Now, we have video of a show set to the “Missouri Waltz,” the state’s official song which is also played at Missouri Tiger football games by the marching band. We can’t...
Via College Spun
December 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Pinstripe Bowl Preview and Prediction: Boston College vs. Penn State

The last Penn State bowl appearance was hardly an experience the Nittany Lions want to remember. In 2011, Penn State went to Dallas to play in...
Via Athlon Sports
December 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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