Shane Conlan is the gold standard for Linebacker U

On Thursday afternoon the latest class to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame was announced. Among the 16 names to be honored is one of the pillars of Linebacker U, Penn State linebacker Shane Conlan. Conlan will be the 18th Penn State player to be inducted to the College Football Hall of Fame. Conlan will be the third Penn State linebacker enshrined in the hall, along...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Interview with Penn State Commit Juwan Johnson

Player Profile: Name: Juwan Johnson High School: Glassboro (Glassboro,NJ) Graduation Year: 2015 Height: 6’4 Weight: 200 Position: Wide Reciever   Today, I was able to interview Penn State wide receiver commit Juwan Johnson. Johnson committed to Penn State over schools such as Alabama. In the interview we discuss his thoughts on Penn State’s recruiting, his goals for the...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Penn State, 1994 National Champions… ?

Penn State’s ring of honor already pays tribute to the undefeated 1994 season, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this fall. That season the Nittany Lions finished second in the major polls behind Nebraska, but the New York Times crowned Penn State as the national champion. The only problem is the New York Times national champion will never receive the same praise as Nebraska...
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May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Penn State Baseball Team Turns Two Triple Plays In One Game (Video)

It’s not very often that you see one triple play in a baseball game, let alone two, but that’s just what Penn State did in their game against Michigan State on Friday. The Associated Press had a summary of the events that aligned perfectly for the impressive feat to take place. “In the fourth inning with runners on first and second, shortstop Jim Haley caught Blaise Salter’s...
May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Penn State Baseball Turns Two Triple Plays In One Game

The Penn State Baseball team pulled off an incredibly rare feat. They turned not one but two triple plays in one game. In their game against Michigan State on Friday, The first was by Nittany Lions shortstop Jim Haley. The PSU infielder got hold of a line drive and stepped on second base before throwing out the runner at first base in the fourth inning. In the eighth inning, Taylor...
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May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Penn State Baseball Turns 2 Triple Plays In Same Game

Penn State may have lost the first game of its double header against Michigan State yesterday 4-2, but they certainly won the bizarre highlight contest. For only the second time in NCAA history, a team turned two separate triple plays in the same game. The first was turned in the fourth inning by the shortstop, who catches a liner, steps on second base to catch a runner off the bag...
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May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Interview with Penn State Commit Steven Gonzalez

Player Profile: Name: Steven Gonzalez High School: Union Hill (Union City, NJ) Graduation Year: 2015 Height: 6’3 Weight: 300 Position: Offensive Guard   Today, I was able to interview Penn State offensive guard commit Steven Gonzalez. Gonzalez commited to Penn State over schools such as Ohio State (where he was favored heavily to go) and Rutgers. In the interview, we discuss...
Via Total Sports Live
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Here’s Video Of Penn State Installing Its Huge New Backlit Nittany Lion

Yesterday, we showed you a photo of the giant new backlit Nittany Lion logo that will live on the back of Penn State’s scoreboard at Beaver Stadium. Today, we’ve got a quick video, put together by the school itself, that shows the new structure being added to the facility. It’s also the first shot we’ve seen of the stadium with its newest enhancement. Penn State fans ...
Via College Spun
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

A look at Penn State’s APR history and how the Big Ten stacks up

The NCAA released the latest APR scores for division one programs yesterday. Penn State’s football program posted a score of 954, the lowest by the football program since the NCAA started tracking the scores. Does this mean Penn State is doomed with the “Success With Honor” philosophy or is this merely a result of the NCAA sanctions? Let’s take a look and see what’s going...
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May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Photos: Penn State Installing Giant Light-Up Nittany Lion Logo On Back Of HD Scoreboard

If, in the near future, you’re wandering around State College, Pa. at night and you need to find Penn State’s football stadium, just look up into the sky. Soon, there will be a giant, glow-in-the-dark Nittany Lion logo shining on the back of Beaver Stadium’s HD scoreboard. Installation of the logo began today.  Awesome new Nittany Lion backlit logo to be installed on our...
Via College Spun
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Penn State Football: How Many Games Will the Nittany Lions Win in 2014?

Penn State is one of the Big Ten’s most intriguing teams to watch in 2014. The Nittany Lions are under the direction of new coach James...
Via Athlon Sports
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

James Franklin declares Maryland and New jersey are Penn State territories.

James Franklin. Via Franklin is apparently a graduate of the Vlad Putin School of Geopolitics' sports management program. Speaking at a stop of the 2014 Penn State Coaches Caravan in Baltimore, the first year Nittany Lions head coach explained why the addition of Maryland and Rutgers to the Big Ten will not alter his recruiting strategy in Maryland or New Jersey...
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: James Franklin Leads ‘We Are’ Chant Before Answering Phone Call From Committing Penn State Recruit

The top prospect in the state of Pennsylvania in the 2015 football class decided where he will be playing collegiately Tuesday night. His choice? Penn State. So Sterling Jenkins, a four-star offensive tackle and the No. 34 ranked player in the country according to, grabbed his phone and called James Franklin.  Franklin, though, was on stage at an event in Hershey, Pa...
Via College Spun
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Penn State Assistant Coach Herb Hand To Appear On Food Network Show “Chopped”

The Penn State football program has been getting a decent amount of publicity this offseason with the hire of coach James Franklin, who has those associated with the State College, Pa. school thinking optimistically about the future. The Nittany Lions will get some more exposure come June, when assistant coach Herb Hand will appear on the Food Network show, Chopped.  I am now...
Via College Spun
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers Meeting With Penn State WR Allen Robinson

  Rand Getlin of Yahoo Sports reports that the Panthers are traveling for a “last minute meeting” with Penn State WR Allen Robinson. There is no question that they could some help at the receiver position and Robinson should be available to them at the end of round one. You could easily make the case that offensive line help is the more pressing need. However, they currently...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Penn State coach denies misconduct

Reported in the Tennessean, Penn State Football head coach James Franklin has denied any misconduct while he was the head coach at Vanderbilt.  Franklin has been accused of reaching out to an alleged rape victim–an individual who may have been a part of a so called ‘hostess’ program to entertain and entice potential recruits. The post Penn State coach denies misconduct appeared...
Via NCAA Football Zone
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Billboard For Penn State-UCF “Croke Park Classic” In Ireland Features Players As Actual Knight And Lion

Penn State and UCF face off in Dublin, Ireland to kick off the season with the “Croke Park Classic” on August 30. The game is already putting up billboards to draw interest from the local community, and they’re taking this “Lions” vs. “Knights” match-up very literally. A billboard in Dublin features players from each team, with the UCF player’s helmet featuring a...
Via College Spun
April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Saturday Edge: Wrapping up Penn State’s spring ☆

I was asked to share my thoughts on Penn State coming out of the spring practice season. Here is a sample of what I had to offer. Be sure to check out the entire wrap-up on The Saturday Edge and give it a follow on Twitter @SaturdayEdge. This is going to be quite an interesting season for Penn State, and if all goes right for the Nttany Lions there should be nothing holding them...
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April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

DeBerry Discusses Nittany Lions

Five-star VA linebacker Ricky DeBerry updates his recruitment and talks specifically about the Nittany Lions given the interesting apparel he's wearing for the interview.
April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

4-star DT Adam McLean commits to Penn State Nittany Lions

James Franklin has done it again. Since leaving the Vanderbilt Commodores to take over as head coach of the Penn State Nittany Lions, Franklin has been on an absolute roll on the recruiting trail. On Saturday, 4-star defensive tackle Adam McLean gave his pledge to the Nittany Lions, becoming the 12th commitment for the Nittany Lions in the class of 2015. McLean announced his...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Penn State Football: Unbroken

It wasn’t supposed to be like this. The hammer was dropped. Wins were vacated. Scholarships were reduced. A legendary coach was fired. Penn State football was supposed to be left for dead — a culture and fanbase left behind, tattered and torn in the wake on one man’s horrible sins and the efforts of a few others to cover those sins up. Penn State football was to be no more...
Via Know It All Football
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

James Franklin Wants to Know if the Nittany Lions Can Smell What He's Cooking

One of the things that Penn State is going to see right away with new head coach James Franklin is that he knows how to motivate. He knows how to connect with his players in a way that they can't help but like him. When you like playing for a coach you find yourself wanting to go to practice instead of doing it because you have to. Franklin is one of those guys that knows how...
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April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Assault charges filed against Penn State OL Anthony Alosi

Assault charges filed this week against a Penn State offensive lineman stem from a January incident in which police say he kicked another man in the head on the street in State College, sending the victim to the hospital. Anthony Alosi, a redshirt junior, is charged with simple assault and harassment following a Jan. 31 incident in State College, according to court paperwork. Police...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Penn State wide receiver Allen Robinson is killing his Pro-Day; 42 inch vertical, Sub 4.5 forty

Allen Robinson the former Penn State Nittany Lion wide receiver is putting on a performance at his pro day according to Gil Brandt.  Brandt sent out a tweet stating that Robinson had a 42 inch vertical and an 11′ broad jump which would have placed him second at the Combine behind Pierre Desir the cornerback […] The post Penn State wide receiver Allen Robinson is killing his...
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April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Penn State linemen and coaches catch punts

This video is a couple of days old, but it is worth sharing in case you happened to miss it recently. In it you see James Franklin sending the message to his team that they are going to work hard, but they are also going to loosen up and have some fun at the same time when appropriate. This special teams game has been done before at other programs, and perhaps it has been done at...
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April 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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