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Bowls are always such a weird phenomenon. Sports are often about rhythms and patterns. The team is used to a certain schedule. Yet with bowls, the whole routine changes. I never know what to expect. If BC had played this game the week after Syracuse, I would have felt sure they would win. Now it is about regrouping and preparing for one certain opponent. I still like our chances...
Via Eagle in Atlanta
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Video: Mizzou Fans Made An Impressive Christmas Lights Show Synced To The ‘Missouri Waltz’

Awesome Christmas lights shows are becoming more and more popular, and now we’re getting some great college football-themed shows. Last week, we shared a video of a particularly inspired Penn State show. Now, we have video of a show set to the “Missouri Waltz,” the state’s official song which is also played at Missouri Tiger football games by the marching band. We can’t...
Via College Spun
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pinstripe Bowl Preview and Prediction: Boston College vs. Penn State

The last Penn State bowl appearance was hardly an experience the Nittany Lions want to remember. In 2011, Penn State went to Dallas to play in...
Via Athlon Sports
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Eagles to Éire?

For the past 25 years, I've heard about BC Football's return to Ireland. With teams from Penn State to Alabama and of course Notre Dame, it was the scheduling white whale. Now it looks like it is finally happening as multiple reports leaked out that BC will host Georgia Tech in Croke Park in 2016. In response to the reporting, BC called the news premature. Even though the trip hasn...
Via Eagle in Atlanta
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Penn State striving for offensive line development

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) What Penn State already has won with its berth in the Pinstripe Bowl is more practice time. Offensive linemen gaining additional experience is vital for the program, coach James Franklin said. Miles Dieffenbach was the only senior starter on the offensive line; he played in four games and started only two after recovering from knee surgery in March. There...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Experts predict the Pinstripe Bowl and other links

Most of ESPN's experts expect BC to win the Pinstripe Bowl. Phil Steele likes Penn State.The Walter Camp Foundation also named Murphy the Connecticut Player of the Year. ESPN also published a nice feature on Murphy.CJ Parson received a suspended sentence for his fight with a homeless man earlier this year.Josh Bordner has many ties to Penn State and James Franklin.The ECAC named...
Via Eagle in Atlanta
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State beats Dartmouth 69-49 for 10th straight victory

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) D.J. Newbill scored 17 points, Geno Thorpe added 12 and Penn State defeated Dartmouth 69-49 Monday for its 10th straight win and a school-record 12th non-conference victory. John Johnson and Brandon Taylor each added 10 points for Penn State (12-1), which held Dartmouth to 19 of 54 from the field and 2 of 20 from 3-point range. The Nittany Lions shot 47 percent...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State receiver blocks out distractions

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) Wide receiver DaeSean Hamilton has the tendencies of an offensive lineman - he's all about protecting his quarterback. The Penn State redshirt freshman, who finished among the Big Ten's top five in three statistical categories, said public criticism his team and his quarterback, Christian Hackenberg, have taken is ''annoying.'' The Nittany Lions (6-6) will...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pinstripe Bowl prices dropping as game approaches

The Penn State Nittany Lions (6-6) and Boston College Eagles (7-5) will travel to the Big Apple to play in The New Era Pinstripe Bowl on December 27th. Both teams feature top-ranked defenses, but the same cannot be said for their offenses. James Franklin’s Nittany Lions struggled on offense all season (117th out of 128 teams in FBS). Meanwhile, Steve Addazio’s offense (81st)...
Via Nittany Lions Den
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State Does It Again!

Penn State turned in a commanding performance on Saturday night to retain the Women’s Division I Volleyball title as the Nittany Lions swept BYU by a score of 25-21, 26-24, and 25-14.  With this victory Penn State becomes the all-time leader in Women’s DI Volleyball championships with seven, moving ahead of Stanford with six titles. In the first set BYU fought gamely and scrapped...
Via The Net Set
2 days ago  |  Discuss

BYU Volleyball: Cougars' NCAA run stopped by Penn State in title match

Oklahoma City • The BYU women’s volleyball team, unseeded, unheralded and under-appreciated, fell one match short of the program’s first national championship, losing in the title game to Penn State, 3-0 (25-21, 26-24, 25-14). BYU (31-5) was the first unseeded team in the NCAA Tournament’s 34-year history to reach the championship match. After being snubbed when the NCAA...
Via The Salt Lake Tribune - BYU
4 days ago

Penn State repeats as women's volleyball champs

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Megan Courtney and Aiyana Whitney each had 11 kills, and Penn State defeated Brigham Young 25-21, 26-24, 25-14 Saturday to win their second consecutive NCAA women's volleyball championship. Micha Hancock had 36 assists and five digs for the Nittany Lions. The senior from nearby Edmond won in front of family and friends in her final college match. Her expert setting...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Grand Finale!

Finals are set! In a Saturday night showdown in the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, unseeded BYU will challenge defending Champion Penn State for the 2014 Women’s Division I Volleyball Crown. And, as acronyms go, how about BYU vs PSU?                              BYU became the first unseeded team to reach the finals of the DI tournament by knocking off...
Via The Net Set
5 days ago  |  Discuss

BYU Volleyball: Cougars ready for national championship match

OKLAHOMA CITY • In collegiate volleyball, tradition is a word usually reserved for schools like UCLA, Stanford, Hawai’i and Nebraska. Perennial powers all, each with multiple championships. Of late, no shelves sag more than those at Penn State, winners of five of the past seven NCAA Division I titles. When upstart BYU (30-4) meets Penn State (34-3) in Saturday night’s national...
Via The Salt Lake Tribune - BYU
5 days ago

Hancock leads Penn State into final vs. BYU

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Micha Hancock could finish a standout career in storybook fashion. The Penn State senior setter will try to win her second consecutive national championship just a few miles from where she played high school volleyball in Edmond. The Nittany Lions (35-3) will face Brigham Young (30-4) on Saturday for the title. Hancock said she has faced extra distractions this...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jerry Sandusky won't get $4,900 Penn State pension back

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has lost a legal battle to restore his $4,900-a-month pension, a benefit that was canceled two years ago after he was sentenced for child molestation. The State Employees' Retirement Board's 122-page opinion, made public Friday, determined Sandusky remained a Penn State employee after his announced retirement...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

APNewsBreak: Sandusky won't get his pension back

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has lost a legal battle to restore his $4,900-a-month pension, a benefit that was canceled two years ago after he was sentenced for child molestation. Sandusky's attorney Chuck Benjamin told The Associated Press on Friday that the State Employees' Retirement System issued a 122-page opinion with the decision...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State, BYU to meet for title

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) It would be difficult to find two schools with more differing pedigrees heading into a championship match than Penn State and Brigham Young. Penn State earned a chance to repeat with a 25-16, 23-25, 25-22, 25-21 win over top-seeded Stanford on Thursday night. The Nittany Lions (35-3) will seek their seventh title, and their sixth in eight years, on Saturday. BYU...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Courtney leads Penn State past Stanford

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Megan Courtney had 23 kills and defending champion Penn State beat top-seeded Stanford 25-16, 23-25, 25-22, 25-21 on Thursday night to reach the NCAA women's volleyball final. Micha Hancock had 55 set assists and Ali Frantti added 16 kills for the Nittany Lions (35-3), They will seek their seventh championship and sixth in eight years Saturday night against BYU...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Judge delays trial in lawsuit vs. NCAA over Penn State sanctions

  A judge is delaying a trial on the legality of the NCAA's consent decree that punished Penn State for its handling of sex abuse complaints about former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. Commonwealth Court Judge Anne Covey on Thursday said the case brought by Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman and state Treasurer Rob McCord will begin Feb. 17. It had been scheduled for Jan...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Judge delays January trial on Penn State sanctions

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) A judge is delaying a trial on the legality of the NCAA's consent decree that punished Penn State for its handling of sex abuse complaints about former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. Commonwealth Court Judge Anne Covey on Thursday said the case brought by Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman and state Treasurer Rob McCord will begin Feb. 17. It had been...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

New Era Pinstripe Bowl Preview: Penn State Vs. Boston College

Continuing our series of Big Ten bowl previews, today our writers take a look at the New Era Pinstripe Bowl in Yankee Stadium, where Penn State makes its return to postseason play against a tough Boston College team. Let’s see how they think it’ll go down. Ryan Osbahr –The Nittany Lions are bowling again — oh what fun! I just don’t think this is a team that actually deserves...
Via Know It All Football
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Pinstripe Bowl has already made BC a winner

We all want BC to beat Penn State, but the Pinstripe Bowl is already a huge positive for BC. By selling out our full ticket allotment and the game selling out quickly BC can finally start to change our travel reputation. Technically BC sold our ticket allotment for the 2007 Champs Bowl, but I know for that game we gave some tickets away to local charities and Catholic churches....
Via Eagle in Atlanta
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State, Stanford to meet again in volleyball semis

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Penn State is looking to repeat as the national champion in women's volleyball. The Nittany Lions will have to get by No. 1 Stanford in a national semifinal Thursday at Chesapeake Energy Arena to advance to Saturday's final. It's a true matchup of blue bloods -- both schools have won six national titles and are tied for the most NCAA tournament appearances all...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State VB Profile

Pennsylvania State University, better known as Penn State, defeated Wisconsin 3 – 1 in the Louisville Regional Finals to earn a berth in the Women’s DI Final Four Volleyball Tournament.  Penn State began the season as the top ranked team and lost that designation to Stanford on September 5th in a 3 – 2 loss on the Cardinal’s home court.  Because of conference losses to...
Via The Net Set
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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