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Pennsylvania LLWS team visits Penn State practice

The Little League World Series U.S. Championship game takes place on Saturday afternoon, when the Red Land Little League team from Lewisberry, Pennsylvania takes on Pearland from Texas. To prepare for the game, Red Land decided to go check out the team that a lot of the players idolize: the Penn State football team. Penn State shared photos welcoming in Red Land to their practice...
Via Campus Sports Net
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Photos: Pennsylvania’s Little League World Series Team Attended Penn State Football Practice

Red Land Little League from Lewisberry, Pa. is one of the final four teams remaining in this summer’s Little League World Series, and ahead of the semi-final matchup against Pearland West out of Texas this afternoon, the team took a quick trip to State College to check out Penn State football practice. PennLive.com caught up with Red Land’s coach, who says that many of his players...
Via College Spun
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Purdue Basketball Scheduling Info Released (Shhh, ESPN Doesn’t Know Yet)

Details of the Purdue men’s basketball Big Ten schedule were recently released so for those of you planning to visit me in NJ for Purdue-Rutgers, you can begin making your plans. The Boilers visit scenic Piscataway, NJ on Monday, January 18, which also happens to be MLK Day. The Boilers do not visit Penn State this season so for those of you in the East, you’ll have to either...
Via Boiled Sports
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Penn State Football to Face Idaho in 2019 Season Opener

Penn State Athletic Director Sandy Barbour announced that the Nittany Lions will open the 2019 season against the Idaho Vandals at Beaver Stadium. The game will be held on Aug. 31, according to GoPSUSports.com. This game will mark the first meeting between the two schools’ respective programs’ histories. After scheduling Idaho, Penn State is now set to face off against...
Via Campus Sports Net
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Freshmen to keep an eye on

Penn State is coming off one of its best recruiting classes in recent memory, and some of those guys are ready to make an impact. Wide receivers Brandon Polk and Juwan Johnson will not be redshirted and will add to an already very deep unit. Polk was one of the fastest players in his recruiting class, while Johnson is a big target at 6’4 213. The two will likely only see playing...
Via Complete Philly Coverage
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Meet the four “green lights” for Penn State football

Wednesday, Penn State football head coach James Franklin gave four true freshmen the “green light”, meaning they will suit up and play for the Nittany Lions this season. Let’s have a look at them. RB Saquon Barkley Saquon Barkley is one of four true freshmen who will play for Penn State this year Saquon Barkley is a 5’11” 215 lb. running back out of Whitehall High School...
Via isportsweb.com
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Video: Aerial tour of Penn State campus, Beaver Stadium

Drones have become a way of life for many people today. You fly it around, film everything and make people freak out about the unidentified flying object. It is a lot more fun than it actually sounds. Penn State has come up with a cool way to give everyone a look at the campus and yes, it involves a drone. Someone flew it around the campus and gave a nice view of the quad, the dorms...
Via Campus Sports Net
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Penn State reveals plans for football facility upgrades (video)

Penn State football's plans to keep up in the arms race of college facilities were unveiled this week, and they are impressive.  Calling it a "multi-phased project," the school announced the Lasch Building renovations will feature an awards area that recognizes the program's history, an updated team auditorium and an outdoor terrace lounge.  The locker room will be getting a new...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State names starting left tackle

Penn State football coach James Franklin told reporters this week his offensive line is nearly set for the season opener against Temple.  Paris Palmer, a 6-foot-7, 288-pound junior-college transfer, is the No. 1 left tackle, joining a group that returns mostly intact from last season.  Palmer was generally considered the favorite to claim that job heading into camp, but Franklin...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lots of youngsters in running for playing time at Penn State

Penn State football coach James Franklin named four true freshmen who will play for the Nittany Lions this fall while saying another dozen or more remain in the running.  “To be honest with you there is a larger number than I’ve ever been associated with that I think we could legitimately play this year and they would play well," Franklin told reporters in State College on Wednesday...
Via Fox Sports
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Franklin sees different Penn State team during second camp as head coach

Penn State football coach James Franklin often seems to carry with him a certain confident air, but that was especially true as he met with reporters earlier this week in State College.  The source was the knowledge a lot of changed for his Nittany Lions in his second season as head coach compared to the first.  “Our D-line just looks differently," Franklin said. "You look at...
Via Fox Sports
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Penn State hopes Hamilton's success at wideout trickles down

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) When DaeSean Hamilton made his college football debut last season, he looked like a man trying to make up for lost time. Team doctors discovered a broken bone in Hamilton's left wrist during his physical in 2013 and shut him down before training camp. By the start of 2014, Hamilton hadn't put in much work with quarterback Christian Hackenberg and instead...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State Football position preview: Defensive line

One of the strongest units on the Penn State football team last year was the defensive line, and they look to be just as good in 2015. Of Penn State’s 31 sacks last season, fifth in the Big Ten, 23 came from members of the defensive line. Anthony Zettel led the team with eight sacks and established himself as one of the most dominant interior linemen in the country in the process...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nittany Lions Den Podcast: Episode 1.03 – All about preseason rankings

Because all of this matters The start of the college football season is nearly here, and it is time to take a quick look at the preseason rankings. The Associate dPress released its preseason top 25 poll on Sunday, and Talking 10 has put together a preseason Big Ten ranking. Those are the topics of conversation today as Andy Coppens joins the show briefly to recap some thoughts...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

NCB 2015 CFB Previews: Penn State Nittany Lions

We’re waiting, Penn State. Granted, our expectations for the Nittany Lions might be skewed high, given how Penn State weathered the NCAA’s attempts to bomb it into the stone age. But Bill O’Brien kept the ship afloat and passed it off to hot up-and-comer James Franklin. Despite scholarship reductions and a postseason ban O’Brien recruited [&hellip The post NCB 2015 CFB...
Via No Coast Bias
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Volleyball title run makes it hard to pick against Penn St.

The loss of two All-Americans and two other senior mainstays would foretell a rebuilding season for almost any volleyball team. Not Penn State. ''Right now,'' Stanford coach John Dunning said, ''it's Penn State against everybody else. Until a few more teams beat them, how could you not pick them No. 1 preseason, winning as much as they have the last five or six years? I'm fine with...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Keegan-Michael Key named 2015 PSU Homecoming Grand Marshal

Penn State University’s 2015 Homecoming Grand Marshal will be, drumroll please…television star Keegan-Michael Key! The university made the announcement on its official YouTube page. Key is the star and co-creator (along with Jordan Peele) of the Comedy Central hit series Key & Peele and received his MFA from Penn State in 1996. He is also a former cast member of MAD TV...
Via Campus Sports Net
5 days ago  |  Discuss

A look at Penn State football’s running backs

Penn State has had notable running backs in the past, from Curt Warner, to Larry Johnson, to the Nittany Lions’ lone Heisman winner, John Cappelletti. Last year, seniors Bill Belton and Zach Zwinek led the running back corps. Now in 2015, and with a full arsenal of backs at his disposal, Penn State football head coach James Franklin will look to Akeel Lynch to pick up where Belton...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Fred Says: What a Difference a Year Makes for Penn State’s Offensive Line

“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 here on Know It All Football...
Via Know It All Football
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Paterno themed beer packaged and ready to be sold

The late, great Joe Paterno will always be remembered as one of the greatest football coaches of all time. Despite how his career at Penn State and life may have ended, there is no denying that Paterno is one of the best coaches to ever live. The city of State College still obviously still loves the national championship winning coach. The city loves him so much that they have decided...
Via Campus Sports Net
7 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Odds

The 2015 college football season is just weeks away, and the Penn State Nittany Lions are holding out hope that they can surprise the oddsmakers and win the Big Ten this season. If you’re interested in laying some money down on the team, BetDSI has released Penn State’s season odds. The video below previews the betting action.
Via Gamedayr
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Ham represents Penn State on FWAA 75th-year anniversary team

Penn State football's representative on the Football Writers Association of America's 75th anniversary All-America team is legendary linebacker Jack Ham.  An All-American in 1970, Ham is also a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the College Football Hall of Fame.  The Nittany Lions lost only three games during Ham's three years as a starter, including unbeaten campaigns...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Don’t Sleep on Hackenberg and Penn State in 2015…or 2016

I remember first hearing about Christian Hackenberg a couple of years back. He was one of the top quarterback recruits in the nation and was recruited by Alabama, Florida, Tennessee, Penn State and a host of other schools. I was pleasantly surprised when he gave a verbal commit to Joe Paterno. I was downright shocked when he kept his commitment throughout the fallout of the Jerry...
Via Know It All Football
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Penn State QB Tyler Ferguson now an Ex-Louisville QB too

Tyler Ferguson is reportedly transferring out of Louisville When Penn State head coach Bill O’Brien added Tyler Ferguson to the roster in 2013, it was seen as a decent alternative to landed Jake Waters out of the junior college ranks. Waters ended up going to Kansas State instead of Penn State, but O’Brien adding Ferguson was not a bad move at the time as he needed depth. Ferguson...
Via Nittany Lions Den
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Quarterback Tyler Ferguson Will Transfer From Louisville

Photo: Pete Cautilli – The Cardinal ConnectWith so many quarterbacks on the Louisville football depth chart this season, most fans expected there to be at least one QB to transfer. On Tuesday morning Jody Demling of Scout.com broke the news that Penn State transfer Tyler Ferguson has decided to leave the Louisville program and has been granted a full release. Ferguson started...
Via The Cardinal Connect
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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