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Penn State snags UConn transfer

The Penn State Nittany Lions basketball team may have just found the piece they needed to compete in the Big Ten in coming years. It comes in the form of former Connecticut Husky guard Terrence Samuel. The news was confirmed on Samuel’s Twitter account as he retweeted many followers of his that sent congratulations to him. According to College Basketball Talk, Samuel will be...
Via Campus Sports Net
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Get pumped for Penn State football with new hype video

Miss anything from the first year of the James Franklin experience as the leader of Penn State football? Antsy about the start of the season still being months away? We have just the thing for you as the coach shared a new hype video with his Twitter followers this week. 
Via Fox Sports
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Redshirt freshman LB could surprise for Penn State

Injuries might have robbed Troy Reeder of an opportunity to work his way into the starting lineup this spring, but Penn State defensive coordinator Bob Shoop told PennLive.com not to count Reeder out as a contributor this fall.  "He just has the body type, the football intelligence," said Shoop, who also described the 6-foot-1, 235-pound Reeder as "a skill set player" and "a guy...
Via Fox Sports
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Penn State adds another defensive line prospect

After a run on defensive tackles, Penn State picked up a potential pass rusher Tuesday with a verbal commitment from Daniel Joseph.  A three-star defensive end from Lake Forest Academy in Illinois, Joseph is the No. 43-ranked player in the nation at his position for 2016 per Scout.com.  Other scholarship offers for Joseph included Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska, Wisconsin,...
Via Fox Sports
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Penn State Releases 'The Next Phase' Hype Video

People are anxious to see what James Franklin and the Nittany Lions will do this year. With Christian Hackenberg under center and other top players...
Via Athlon Sports
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Penn State Lands Commitment From 2016 4-Star DE Daniel Joseph

Daniel Joseph, a four-star defensive end in the 2016 class, has committed to Penn State.  The 6-foot-3, 240-pound prospect out of Lake Forest, Ill., chose the Nittany Lions over Michigan and Michigan State, among other programs. He’s ranked the No. 14 player at his position by 247 Sports’ Composite Rankings.  Joseph announced his commitment on Twitter.  I’m proud to announce...
Via College Spun
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Video: Penn State Football Releases “The Next Phase” Hype Video

There’s a lot of excitement surrounding the Penn State football program right now.  The Nittany Lions have a potential No. 1 pick at quarterback in Christian Hackenberg, a lot of talent on both sides of the ball and a coach with an extremely bright future in James Franklin. What type of season will PSU have this fall? We’re getting close to finding out.  In anticipation of...
Via College Spun
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Predicting Wins and Losses for the 2015 Penn State Nittany Lions

The Penn State Nittany Lions are still trying to recover from the tragic Jerry Sandusky scandals and they are well on their way. The Penn State brass decided that former Vanderbilt Coach James Franklin was the man for the job and he has instantly put respect back into this program. Penn State finished the 2014 season at 7-6, including a disappointing 2-6 in Big Ten play. Despite...
Via Football Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Thoughts on the out of conference Basketball schedule

BC announced their non-conference schedule and it is best to call it...soft. The best games -- outside of one holiday tournament -- are Harvard, Penn State and Providence. This is not a schedule to build BC's resume. It is designed to help Christian get through his second season with a very young roster.I don't begrudge the soft scheduling this year. It is the same philosophy we...
Via Eagle in Atlanta
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Newest Penn State commit thanks God, parents, dog for support

Penn State pulled a four-star defensive tackle prospect out of a rival's backyard over the weekend with the verbal commitment of Ellison Jordan from the Gillman School in Baltimore.  In making his announcement via Twitter, Jordan thanked among others God, his parents and his dog, Nibbs.  Maryland and Virginia Tech were also among the finalists for Jordan, who said if he could clone...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Athlon Sports 2015 preview and Hackenberg’s cover shot

To avoid a cover jinx in recent years magazine companies have started expanding their regional covers to feature talent a little closer to home whenever possible. Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg appears on the cover of this particular Big Ten preview, which I received in the mail today along with a copy of the national preview from Athlon Sports. “Hackenberg poised...
Via Nittany Lions Den
2 days ago  |  Discuss

New Pitt AD says scheduling PSU is a priority, but it may have to wait

The in-state rivalry between Penn State and Pittsburgh will finally be renewed in 2016. Stop me if you have heard this before, but the new athletics director at Pittsburgh is eyeing a more long-term relationship between the two in-state power conference programs. Scott Barnes is just now getting situated as the new AD at Pittsburgh, and he has his hopes of getting his Panthers on...
Via Nittany Lions Den
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Fred Says: How Good Can Penn State Be At 100 Percent?

Photo by Jarrad Arnold “Fred Says” is the continuation of a newsletter series originally written and published by Fred Arnold. Fred was a member of the Space Coast Penn State Alumni Association group in Brevard County, Florida. He passed away in April of 2015. Fred’s nephew, Jarrad Arnold, has decided to continue Fred’s work in the form of a recurring series of articles...
Via Know It All Football
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State Football Recruiting: Lions snag trio for 2016 class

It’s been a productive week on the recruiting trail for James Franklin and Penn State. On Friday the Nittany Lions landed a verbal commitment from four-star prospect Ellison Jordan (Gilman School, MD). That came just a day after getting a commitment from another defensive tackle, three-star Chrisitan Colon (Independence High School, NC). But that wasn’t all on the defensive...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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
4 days ago  |  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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Penn State Defensive Tackle Anthony Zettel Completes One-Handed Alley-Oop With Ease

Penn State has a good one in 6'4" 278 pound defensive tackle Anthony Zettel. The senior defender is considered one of the better defensive tackles in the conference and could very well end up being drafted next year should he have another quality season. To make sure he does the big man has been working out; sometimes in unusual ways.Whatever he has been doing must be working. How...
Via FatManWriting
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan Football: Michigan Lands Huge Commitment From 2016 4-Star DE Ron Johnson

Ron Johnson, a four-star defensive end in the 2016 class, has committed to Michigan.  The 6-foot-4, 260-pound prospect out of New Jersey chose the Wolverines over Penn State, South Carolina and Rutgers, among other programs. He’s ranked the No. 14 player at his position in his class by 247 Sports’ Composite Rankings.  Johnson announced his commitment on Twitter.  I have committed...
Via College Spun
6 days ago  |  Discuss

New Jersey DT picks Penn State

Penn State picked up its 12th commit for 2016 with the announcement by New Jersey defensive tackle Michael Dwumfour.  A three-star prospect from Wayne DePaul Catholic, Dwumfour is the second big man from the Garden State to choose the Nittany Lions this month, joining Cranford Senior offensive tackle Will Fries.  Scout.com reports Dwumfour received his PSU offer after a strong...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State Altoona softball player charged for hit batter

ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) A Penn State Altoona softball player is discussing a plea deal with prosecutors on assault charges for hitting a batter with a pitch during practice. The Altoona Mirror reports (http://bit.ly/1QRB0Id ) 20-year-old Katelynn Burge faces one count of misdemeanor simple assault and harassment. Burge, a sophomore last season, is accused of hitting her teammate in retaliation...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  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
6 days ago  |  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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL coaching veteran Haslett joins Penn State staff

Penn State announced Wednesday former NFL Coach of the Year Jim Haslett will serve as a consultant for the Nittany Lions this fall.  A Pennsylvania native, Haslett was the head coach of the New Orleans Saints from 2000-05. He spent the past five seasons as defensive coordinator for the Washington Redskins.  "I am thrilled to join the Penn State football family," Haslett said via...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kickoff time set for Penn State-Temple season-opener

Penn State's football schedule continues to come into focus.  Wednesday the athletics department announced the season-opening game against Temple in Philadelphia will kick off at 3:30 p.m.  The ninth meeting between the Nittany Lions and Owls in the last 10 years will be played at Lincoln Financial Field.  Penn State leads the all-time series with its in-state foe 39-3-1, and...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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