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Badger softball makes it 10 in a row ☆

Wisconsin’ softball team may have gotten off to a rocky start this season, but lately it’s been anything but that for the Badgers. UW has been on a pretty healthy win streak as of late, and they continued it this weekend with a sweep of Penn State on the road—moving the win streak to 10 straight in the process. The Badgers (27-15, 9-5 B1G) took both contests in Saturday’s...
Via Madtown Badgers
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Viewing Picks for April 20, 2014

HAPPY EASTER!!!! All Times Eastern College Baseball Illinois at Penn State — Big Ten Network, noon Georgia at Florida — ESPNU, noon Vanderbilt at Arkansas — ESPN, 1 p.m. Kansas at Oklahoma — Fox Sports 1, 2 p.m. College Lacrosse Stanford at USC — Pac-12 Networks, 4 p.m. College Softball Minnesota at Michigan — Big Ten Network, 3 p.m. Syracuse at Florida State — ESPNU...
Via Awful Announcing
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Draft Spotlight: WR Allen Robinson

Today we look at a potential second round or later option at wide receiver, for the Jets. (Last Spotlight: RB De’Anthony Thomas) Feature Image: PennStaterMag.com Look at this Mane Allen Robinson enters the 2014 NFL Draft after playing three seasons of college ball at Penn State. As a true freshman, in 2011, Robinson was a very small contributor on offense, but was the team...
Via One Jet At A Time
1 day ago  |  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...
Via Nittany Lions Den
1 day ago  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Draft A Scout's Eye View: DaQuan Jones DL Penn State

DaQuan Jones DT Penn StateMeasurables: 6'4 322 lbs 33 1/2" arms 9 5/8" handsTesting Results: 5.35 40 yard dash, 25 bench reps 27.5" vertical, 101" broad jump, 4.78 20 yard shuttle 7.73 3 cone drillScouting Notes: Very much looks the part of a 3-4 defensive end/5 technique or a 4-3 defensive tackle, very big very thick especially in the lower half, a little...
Via Football Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Former Vanderbilt OL Coach Herb Hand Tweets Out “Back To Back State Champs” Football

Herb Hand may have followed James Franklin to Penn State this offseason, but he clearly still feels some connection to his last school, Vanderbilt. Hand was a part of the staff that really turned around Vandy football, a run that includes back to back wins over state rival Tennessee.  Today, Hand tweeted out a neat piece of Vanderbilt memorabilia—a football with the scores of...
Via College Spun
3 days ago  |  Discuss

We Are! 2014 – Whoaaa… We’re half way there!

James Franklin and DJ Crook during the 2014 Blue White Game. Photo by Mike Pettigano Spring football may be over, but our work raising funds for We Are! 2014 is far from over. And we need your help! We have crossed the halfway mark ($6,500) on the Kickstarter. There are 24 days left. We’re doing ok, but we won’t be happy until we cross the 100% funded mark of $13,000. This is...
Via Linebacker-U.com
4 days ago  |  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.
Via pennstate.scout.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mercury add three players in WNBA draft

The Phoenix Mercury added three players in Monday night's WNBA draft, selecting Oklahoma State point guard Tiffany Bias 17th overall in the second round, Penn State shooting guard Maggie Lucas 21st overall in the second round and Australian forward Stephanie Talbot 33rd overall in the third round. The Mercury did not have a first-round pick. The 5-foot-6 Bias is a speedy, pass...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
5 days ago  |  Discuss

FOS TV: Lion DC Bob Shoop

Get to know Penn State's first year defensive coordinator from our post Blue-White Game interview.
Via pennstate.scout.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State Football: Nittany Lions usher in new era at spring game

STATE COLLEGE, Pa — James Franklin wasn’t afraid to challenge Penn State fans during his introductory press conference. But he hedged his bet, and  knew what the response would be. Three months after challenging Nittany Lion nation to pack Beaver Stadium to capacity for the 2014 season, one of the largest fan bases in the country packed Penn State’s annual spring game to the...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Commitment Impact: DT Adam McLean

Gaithersburg (Md.) Quince Orchard four-star defensive tackle Adam McLean committed to Penn State on Saturday, and Scout.com takes a look at what the Nittany Lions are getting.
Via recruiting.scout.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

PSU's 2015 Class Advances to No. 1

Saturday proved to be another big recruiting milestone for the Nittany Lions. Aside from hosting a bevy of prospects, the program managed to land one 4-star, Adam McLean, which was enough to move the Class of 2015 into Scout's No. 1 spot.
Via pennstate.scout.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Braxton Miller Trolls Michigan Over Spring Game Attendance (Photo)

The rivalry runs deep, even in the spring. pic.twitter.com/BpY08WGXix — BRAXTON MILLER (@BraxtonMiller5) April 13, 2014 Penn State beat them both with an attendance of over 72,000 for their spring game.
Via BlackSportsOnline
6 days ago  |  Discuss

B-W GAME: FOS Recruit Gallery

Check out many of the prospects who were on hand for Penn State's 2014 spring game at Beaver Stadium.
Via pennstate.scout.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Four-Star Newsome Talks Penn State Trip

Lawrenceville, N.J., junior tackle was on campus Saturday and plans to visit again this summer.
Via pennstate.scout.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

B-W GAME: Franklin Press Conference

See what the Penn State coach had to say following his first spring game with the Nittany Lions.
Via pennstate.scout.com
7 days ago  |  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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State Blue-White Game: What To Watch For

Penn State’s new chapter under newly hired Head coach James Franklin officially begins tomorrow afternoon at 1:30. The Blue-White game is Penn State’s annual spring football game that culminates weeks of winter workouts before starting the long grind to August. The game kicks of at 1:30 with free admission and parking and will be televised on the Big Ten Network at 6 p.m Sunday...
Via Total Sports Live
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Penn State’s Players Are Posterizing Their Coaches

Penn State’s new head coach James Franklin has wasted no time endearing himself to his players – and that apparently includes getting involved with locker room “posterizations”. In the two videos below, Nittany Lions players set up trash cans behind unsuspecting coaches’ heads, then watch as their teammates “dunk” over them. It’s called “posterizing” – an obvious...
Via College Spun
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: James Franklin Loses Mind After Coach Gets Dunked On

Video of James Franklin losing his mind after Penn State wide receiver coach Josh Gattis got dunked on.
Via Gamedayr
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State’s James Franklin shows us a new side

Remember a couple of years ago when it became a funny story how Joe Paterno was just getting involved with using Skype to communicate with recruits? My how far we have come. James Franklin, and his coaching staff, have been taking advantage of a collective presence through social networking since arriving in State College. This comes as no surprise. Franklin and his staff have been...
Via Bloguin Best
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State’s James Franklin shows us a new side

Remember a couple of years ago when it became a funny story how Joe Paterno was just getting involved with using Skype to communicate with recruits? My how far we have come. James Franklin, and his coaching staff, have been taking advantage of a collective presence through social networking since arriving in State College. This comes as no surprise. Franklin and his staff have been...
Via Crystal Ball Run
8 days ago  |  Discuss

James Franklin shows his 'Lion face' and it's utterly frightening

Penn State coach James Franklin, by all accounts, is not a scary guy. He's friendly and awesome. But his 'Lion face' that he Tweeted out? This borders on creepy.
Via FOXSports.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue White Recruiting Preview

Penn State has held a few big recruiting weekends this spring and this Saturday's Blue White Game, which marks the conclusion of the spring practice period, marks another one. Get a review here.
Via pennstate.scout.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

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