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Big questions ahead of Northwestern for Illinois

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) Big questions face Illinois as it gets ready for something it hasn't faced since 2011: a big game to close the regular season with a potential bowl bid on the line. Illini coach Tim Beckman said Monday he doesn't yet know the answer to two of the biggest questions. The first: Who starts at quarterback Saturday at Northwestern after backup Reilly O'Toole came...
Via AP on Fox
16 minutes ago  |  Discuss

PSU QB Christian Hackenberg: high NFL Draft stock, poor stats

In just two years at Penn State, so much has been said about starting Quarterback Christian Hackenberg. The reigning Big Ten freshman of the year has been hyped up as the greatest thing since sliced bread. He’s also been hit with the “overrated” label. ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. extolled his virtues as a future professional signal caller. Kirk Herbstreit sees the NFL in his future...
Via The Sports Bank
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Newbill's 22 lead Penn State past Trojans 63-61

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) If Penn State wanted to close the Charleston Classic with a victory, coach Pat Chambers knew D.J. Newbill would have to make the biggest plays. Newbill came through with 16 of his 22 points in the second half in the Nittany Lions' 63-61 win over Southern Cal in Sunday's fifth place game. ''I gave him the ball,'' Chambers said. ''I said, `If we're going down...
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22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Christian Hackenberg: explaining his statistical regression this year

In just two years at Penn State, so much has been said about starting Quarterback Christian Hackenberg. The reigning Big Ten freshman of the year has been hyped up as the greatest thing since sliced bread. He’s also been hit with the “overrated” label. ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. extolled his virtues as a future professional signal caller. Kirk Herbstreit sees the NFL in his future...
Via The Sports Bank
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Penn State football fans need to move past Tim Beckman HATRED

Given the approach that Tim Beckman took to openly recruiting Penn State football players, in the wake of the sanctions imposed in 2012, Nittany Nation would have liked nothing more than a little karmic payback. Had this Penn State football team won today, it might have possibly been the final nail in the coffin of his Illini regime. Obviously, it didn’t happen that way as Illinois...
Via The Sports Bank
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Illini field goal sinks Penn State, 16-14

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) Backup quarterback Reilly O'Toole led Illinois on a late drive that set up a game-winning David Reisner field goal, delivering a 16-14 win over Penn State on Saturday. Reisner hit from 36 yards with eight seconds left on the clock. Minutes earlier he missed a 50-yarder that would have put Illinois on top. O'Toole relieved an ineffective Wes Lunt late in the...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Maybe Now Indiana RB Tevin Coleman Will Get Some Respect

Indiana's junior running back Tevin Coleman has run for at least 100 yards in every game but one this season (71 versus Penn State). Three times he has run for over 200 yards. Last week he rattled off 307 yards in a loss to Rutgers, but no one heard about it because someone else had to run for over 400 yards somewhere else.He is second in the nation in rushing yet gets very...
Via FatManWriting
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Penn State faked a punt to set up a botched FG

In one drive, the Penn State Nittany Lions show you the good and bad of special teams play… First, they are successful on a fake punt… http://t.co/zd0gUxwgqH — CFBZ (@CFBZ) November 22, 2014 Then, they can’t execute a simple FG from the three yard line…. http://t.co/0DaS3Ssdlm — CFBZ (@CFBZ) November 22, 2014
Via The Student Section
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Penn State faked a punt to set up a botched FG

In one drive, the Penn State Nittany Lions show you the good and bad of special teams play… First, they are successful on a fake punt… http://t.co/zd0gUxwgqH — CFBZ (@CFBZ) November 22, 2014 Then, they can’t execute a simple FG from the three yard line…. http://t.co/0DaS3Ssdlm — CFBZ (@CFBZ) November 22, 2014
Via Bloguin Best
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State’s Eamon McAdam Makes Phenomenal Diving Save

The Penn State Nittany Lions were in Ann Arbor to take on the Michigan Wolverines on Friday night. They were in danger of falling behind 2-0 early in the first period when Penn State goaltender Eamon McAdam made this miraculous diving save. The save with the paddle changed the entire momentum of the game and […] The post Penn State’s Eamon McAdam Makes Phenomenal Diving Save...
Via Diehardsport
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State Nittany Lions at Illinois Fighting Illini: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

Getty Images It is a Big Ten showdown between the Penn State Nittany Lions and Illinois Fighting Illini scheduled for Saturday. Now bowl eligible, Penn State (6-4) will look to drop Illinois (4-6) in this one. Coverage of the game between these two will air on ESPN2 beginning at 12:00 pm ET from Memorial Stadium in Campaign, IL. The Odds: The Penn State Nittany Lions are 6.5 point...
Via Tireball.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State relaxed, Illini under pressure

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) Penn State coach James Franklin was relaxed enough as his team got ready to play Illinois this week to talk at length about movies with reporters. At Illinois, coach Tim Beckman tensely pushed back against what he called bashing of his players. The moods in the two programs were far different as they prepared to play each other Saturday in Champaign. Penn State...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Congressmen urge NCAA to release Penn State papers

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) Sixteen Pennsylvania congressmen are demanding the NCAA release all documents related to a 2012 consent decree that required Penn State to pay $60 million and imposed a football bowl ban and other penalties over the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal. The House members Wednesday released a letter saying the NCAA ''sought to insert itself into a...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

East Recruiting Notebook

A look at the latest happenings around the East Region: Gaithersburg (Md.) Quince Orchard four-star defensive tackle Adam McLean already had Penn State fans feeling a bit uneasy when he said he was going to make official visits, and then came the news Tuesday he decommitted.    “First off, I want to take the time out to say thank to everyone at Penn State and anyone who supports...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State Decommit Upset With Nittany Lions Fans Bashing Him On Twitter

Unfortunately, there is a faction of college football fans who go overboard when recruits wind up choosing against playing for their favorite school. Defensive end prospect Adam McLean, who decommitted from Penn State yesterday, is finding that out Wednesday afternoon. McLean, a four-star talent who committed to play for the Nittany Lions back in April but has decided to open back...
Via College Spun
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Nittany Lions prepare for a trip to Charleston

The Penn State Nittany Lions will face off against the Charlotte 49ers on Thursday in the Gildan Charleston Classic. The Charleston Classic does not have any ranked teams participating this year, but it is certainly a deep tournament with several teams that will be in the thick of the race for a 2015 NCAA Tournament bid. Since that’s the case, it’s a great opportunity for Penn...
Via Nittany Lions Den
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Meet Jacklyn Adelene — Aspiring Sports Broadcaster

  Jacklyn Adelene just might be the next big thing in sports sideline reporting. She’s going to the right school (Penn State —...
Via Busted Coverage
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State's Defense Delivers Once Again to Clinch Bowl Spot in Win Over Temple

It is hardly a secret to anyone watching Big Ten football that Penn State is getting by this season on the strength of the defense. With an offense...
Via Athlon Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Penn State LB T.J. Rhattigan Celebrated The Nittany Lions Becoming Bowl Eligible By Air Bowling

Saturday was a huge day for Penn State football. Thanks to a 30-13 win over Temple, the Nittany Lions became bowl eligible, and the school is now in line to go to a bowl game for the first time since 2011. Understandably, some PSU players were excited for the opportunity. One player, linebacker T.J. Rhattigan, decided to celebrate by pretending to bowl on the field at Beaver Stadium...
Via College Spun
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State Nittany Lions upset UMass Lowell River Hawks

(Photo/Chris Tran/Mill City Sports) LOWELL, Mass. – Saturday night looked a lot different than Friday night at the Tsongas Center in Lowell, Massachusetts. The Penn State University Nittany Lions upset the UMass Lowell River Hawks, 4-1. The crowd of 4,548 was hushed before things really even got started as Penn State forward Casey Bailey tallied the games first two goals at 6...
Via Mill City Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Hockey East Roundup: No. 4 UMass Lowell Upended By Penn State 4-1

No team is safe in the Hockey East this season. One night after No. 16 Providence handed No. 10 Vermont its second loss of the season, unranked Penn State (6-2-2) traveled to UMass-Lowell (7-2-2) and handed the River Hawks a 4-1 loss. The Nittany Lions came roaring out of the gates, opening up a 2-0 lead less than ten minutes into the game thanks to back-to-back goals from Casey...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State defeats Temple to become bowl eligible

For the first time since 2011, the Penn State Nittany Lions are bowl eligible. Penn State capitalized on five Temple turnovers on Saturday as they moved to 6-4 on the season following a 30-13 win. The Nittany Lions ran the ball for a season best 254 yards in the contest breaking open a lose game late in the third quarter after forcing four straight turnovers. Penn State will finish...
Via Tireball.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State president to review disputed Sandusky scandal report

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- The president of Penn State University says he will review the Freeh Report, a document regarding the school's response to the Jerry Sandusky molestation scandal that has divided the university and its alumni since it was issued more than two years ago. President Eric Barron vowed Saturday in a statement on the university's website that he would conduct...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Penn State DB makes incredible interception

Penn State forced five turnovers during its game against Temple today. The Nittany Lions picked off Owls QB P.J. Walker four times, and this interception by safety Jesse Della Valle is unquestionably the best of the bunch. Della Valle read this pass by Walker perfectly, went up, snagged the ball, and made sure that he got his hand down in bounds so that the interception would stand...
Via College Spun
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Vine: Penn State Kicker Sam Ficken Celebrated A Made Field Goal With A “Three Goggles” Celebration

Penn State and Temple are in the middle of a really ugly game in Happy Valley. All of the game’s scoring has come by way of field goals, and the Nittany Lions lead, 6-3. At the end of the first half, Penn State kicker Sam Ficken drilled a 50-yard field goal, which was his second made kick of the day. After the ball went through, Ficken celebrated by taking his right hand and putting...
Via College Spun
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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