PENN STATE NITTANY LIONS NEWS

Penn State Football: Interview with Commit DwumFour

On Tuesday, Penn State picked up a commitment from 3 star defensive tackle Michael DwumFour. DwumFour is from Wayne, New Jersey and attends De Paul Catholic. DwumFour was one of four recruits to make the call to coach James Franklin this week, he being the first of 3 DTs and is Penn State’s 12th recruit for the 2016 class.  DwumFour has great size at 6’2 and 286 pounds, he...
Via Complete Philly Coverage
June 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Penn State Football: Penn State Lands Big Commitment From 2016 4-Star DT Ellison Jordan

Ellison Jordan, a four-star defensive tackle in the 2016 class, has committed to Penn State.  The 6-foot, 270-pound prospect out of Baltimore, Md., picked the Nittany Lions over Maryland, Michigan State and Virginia Tech, among other programs. He’s ranked the No. 17 defensive tackle in his class by 247 Sports’ Composite Rankings.  Jordan announced his commitment on Twitter...
Via College Spun
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Watch Penn State DL Anthony Zettel Toss An Alley-Oop To Himself, Throw It Down With 1 Hand

Georgia star running back Nick Chubb isn’t the only college football player throwing down impressive dunks this offseason.  Penn State defensive lineman Anthony Zettel is quite a dunker, too.  Watch the 6-foot-4, 278-pound lineman get off the floor with ease and finish with one hand.  @Zettel98 doesnt just tackle trees on his spare time… @coachjfranklin @SpenceChaos pic.twitter...
Via College Spun
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

A View from C-Deck: My Hatred for Penn State

As I was driving around the mean streets of Cleveland on Monday, I thought to myself, wow, I’m actually having a great Monday. I decided to turn on my favorite XM radio show, College Football with Jack Arute and Gino Teretta. The first few segments were great as usual and was getting me more more pumped for college football to get here. And then it happened…….”when we come...
Via Buckeye Battle Cry
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Penn State adds Jim Haslett as consultant

Penn State head coach James Franklin announced on Wednesday that he has hired former NFL head coach and defensive coordinator Jim Haslett to serve as a consultant to the Nittany Lions football program. Haslett, a Pittsburgh native, was the defensive coordinator for the Washington Redskins from 2010-2014 until he and the club announced a “mutual parting of ways” in late December...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Class of 2016: Penn State plugs big hole with punter Blake Gillikin

It is not very often much attention will be given to the recruitment of a punter, but this is no ordinary situation. Blake Gillikin of Georgia announced his intention to join the Penn State Nittany Lions in the Class of 2016, choosing Penn State over Georgia, Northwestern and Vanderbilt. Gillikin will end up filling a significant role in Penn State’s special teams unit when he...
Via Nittany Lions Den
June 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Penn State Football: Penn State Lands Commitment From Blake Gillikin, One Of The Nation’s Top Punters

Blake Gillikin, a punter in the class of 2016, has committed to Penn State.  The 6-foot-1, 180-pound prospect out of Atlanta chose the Nittany Lions over Georgia, Northwestern and Vanderbilt, among other programs.  Gillikin, ranked by Kohl’s Kicking as the No. 4 punter in his class, announced his commitment on Twitter.  So incredibly excited and proud to announce I’ve committed...
Via College Spun
June 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Penn State RB Mark Allen Tweets About Team’s Ridiculous Workout Today

While college football players across the country aren’t technically taking part in team practice, most are getting in workouts, one way or another. At Penn State, those workouts are apparently very intense, and involve a great deal of running. How do we know? Second-year Nittany Lions running back Mark Allen took to Twitter Thursday afternoon, claiming that he may as well be on...
Via College Spun
June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

James Franklin, Primanti Bros. and mocking the heck out of Pitt

It was not so long ago we witnessed the offensive line coaches at Penn State and Pittsburgh get into a bit of a heated exchange through a series of subtweets. It was gold for fans following along on Twitter, but it did get to a point where James Franklin had to pull Herb Hand back from the edge before something bad happened. But the tweet game is strong within the Penn State coaching...
Via Nittany Lions Den
June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Penn State guard Geno Thorpe to transfer

With the NBA Draft rapidly approaching, college basketball players across the country are looking towards their future. While not all players have the NBA in their sights, they are always looking ahead at those futures. Penn State guard Geno Thorpe is now acting on his. According to Penn State athletics, the sophomore guard from Pittsburgh has been granted a release from the program...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Penn State lands four-star OL Will Fries

James Franklin and the Penn State Nittany Lions’ 2016 recruiting class just got a little stronger and a lot bigger with the coach’s first commit from the state of New Jersey. Four-star offensive lineman Will Fries committed to joining the State College campus in the fall of 2016 late Tuesday evening. According to SB Nation’s Black Shoe Diaries, Fries is the tenth ranked player...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Penn State Football: 4-Star OL Will Fries Announces His Commitment To Penn State

Penn State football continues to clean up in recruiting in the Northeast. Today, the Nittany Lions landed a commitment from Cranford, NJ offensive lineman Will Fries, who announced his decision on Twitter. Thank you to all coaches that recruited me. I am honored to announce I will be continuing my athletic and academic career at Penn State! — Will Fries (@willfries55) June 10...
Via College Spun
June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Penn State Football: Penn State Football Releases Awesome “Why Penn State” Hype Video

If you’re a fan of Penn State football, there’s a lot to be excited about.  Your coach, James Franklin, seems to be a budding star. He’s one of the country’s best recruiters and has been reeling in elite prospects to State College, Pa., since he arrived on campus. The Nittany Lions have some momentum heading into 2015, too, as they’re coming off a bowl game victory vs...
Via College Spun
June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo: Jeff Gordon to drive Penn State car at Pocono

There is going to be plenty of college football presence at Pocono Raceway in Pennsylvania for the Axalta “We Paint Winners” 400. NASCAR star Jeff Gordon is set to drive his No. 24 at the racetrack with blue and white colors along with Penn State Nittany Lions branding along the rear quarters of the car. Peep this beauty! @JeffGordonWeb will be racing his blue & white ...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Penn St. fan sends James Franklin a stuffed lion for his office

Penn State Nittany Lions fans love their football. They also love the program’s coaches and James Franklin is the latest head coach to feel the love in State College. One Penn State fan decided to get Franklin a gift for his office and it is certainly one of a kind. Franklin shared a photo of the gift on social media, so what is it? Well, nothing other than a mountain lion that...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Penn State Coach James Franklin Gets a Sweet Office Upgrade

Penn State coach James Franklin has a new and rather interesting addition to his office. On Friday, a fan gave Franklin a taxidermied Nittany Lion....
Via Athlon Sports
June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Penn State LB LaVar Arrington to Name Daughter after Alma Mater

Two-Time First-Team All-American. Two-Time First-Team All-Big Ten. Winner of the Butkus Award, Bednarik Award, and the Lambert Award; LaVar Arrington had an incredible career at Penn State as a linebacker in the late 1990s. Fifteen years later, the number 2 overall pick of the 2000 NFL Draft, Arrington has not forgotten his Alma Mater. Currently the father to three children: LaVar...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

LA Galaxy Secures a Penn State Superstar Goalkeeper on its Roster

Penn State’s Andrew Wolverton is the newest goalkeeper to sign with the Los Angeles Galaxy (Mandatory Credit: LA Galaxy). The Los Angeles Galaxy is shaping up defense inside the net with its latest recruit of 2015. On Tuesday, the club signed Penn State University goalkeeper Andrew Wolverton to the team. Wolverton was a fourth-round pick for the Galaxy in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft...
Via The Sports Journal
June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

80s Penn State recruit claims sexual abuse by Sandusky

Jerry Sandusky is already in just in the early stages of his 30-60 year sentence, but he is still somehow making the big headlines. It was reported early Saturday morning that a former Penn State recruit has anonymously stepped up to claim that he was sexually abused by the former assistant to Joe Paterno. According to College Football Talk, The Centre Daily Times reported that Daniel...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Penn State Football: Penn State Lands Commitment From 2016 4-Star OT Michal Menet

Michal Menet, one of the top offensive tackles in the 2016 class, has committed to Penn State.  The 6-foot-5, 271-pound offensive lineman is ranked the No. 6 player at his position and the No. 37 player overall, according to 247 Sports’ Composite Rankings.  Menet was also considering Alabama, Auburn, Duke and Arkansas, among other programs.  4-star OL Michal Menet, the top...
Via College Spun
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Penn State Football: Thoughts on Penn State/Pitt Rivalry

James Franklin hasn’t been non-commital about much since becoming Penn State’s 17th head coach, but his stance on one thing does need to change. The Penn State/Pitt football rivalry needs to be a permanent fixture on the schedule every year. Franklin so far has basically just pointed to the teams’ upcoming four-game home-and-home series from 2016-2019 as enough. But the problem...
Via isportsweb.com
May 29, 2015  |  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
May 27, 2015  |  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
May 25, 2015  |  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
May 20, 2015  |  Discuss
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