PENN STATE NITTANY LIONS NEWS

At media days, star quarterbacks can be hard to find

Conference media days have become made-for-TV events, but some of the most notable players are often missing. Plenty of teams have been leaving their quarterbacks at home. Even some of the biggest stars in college football such as Penn State's Christian Hackenberg, Clemson's Deshaun Watson and Ohio State's Cardale Jones are being left behind as coaches lean toward rewarding upperclassmen...
Via AP on Fox
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Life-long Phillies fan Franklin to throw out first pitch

He's already been to Yankee Stadium this year. Now Penn State football coach James Franklin is throwing out a first pitch at an MLB stadium closer to home.  The school announced this week Franklin will throw out the first pitch at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia before the Phillies take on the Atlanta Braves at 7:05 Thursday night.  The appearance will coincide with THON Night...
Via Fox Sports
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Morning Cup of Joe – Big Ten media poll results, the Big 16 and more

We could have had Oklahoma and Texas A&M, but got Rutgers and Maryland? Oof!…? Penn State was picked to finish third in the Big Ten this upcoming season by a selected panel of voters from throughout the Big Ten, as conducted by Cleveland.com. Ohio State was the runaway favorite, as expected. A third place finish feels appropriate and respectable for Penn State this season...
Via Nittany Lions Den
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Big Ten media unimously picks Ohio State to win B1G, Penn State 3rd in East

It’s that time of the year again. Big Ten media days kick off later this week, which means Cleveland.com organized an official unofficial Big Ten media poll to predict how things will end up this fall around the conference. To the surprise of nobody, Ohio State is a heavy favorite. A unanimous favorite, in fact. Penn State seems to be well respected around the conference’s media...
Via Nittany Lions Den
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Morning Cup of Joe – Yep, Penn State football lives on

Hey, what do you know. Penn State football still exists! Well, here we are. Penn State football is still here and getting ready for the 2015 season. They may even be good. Maybe even sleeper good. But let’s not get too carried away just yet. It is amazing though to think about just how far this program has come in the past three years. We are now three years removed from the NCAA...
Via Nittany Lions Den
2 days ago  |  Discuss

With NCAA sanction era in rear view, Penn State still ticking

Three summers ago Penn State’s football program was thought to be wiped as much from existence as a program can get this side of the SMU death penalty. The NCAA dropped a three-ton anvil on the program following the release of the Freeh Report related to the university’s handling of former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky and his sickening crimes against children both on and off...
Via Nittany Lions Den
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Prospect primer: Christian Hackenberg | QB | Penn State

As one of the best prospects in the country coming out of high school in 2013, Christian Hackenberg had his fair share of suitors but decided to commit to the troubled Penn State program that was still reeling from the Jerry Sandusky scandal. His performance as a true freshman starting quarterback in the Big 10 led many to believe he was a future #1 overall pick. Hackenberg threw...
Via EndZoneScore
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State Football: Keys to a successful season

Penn State has their work cut out for them if they want to contend for a Big Ten title From new and departing faces to strength of schedule, a number of factors come into play when breaking down how a team will perform during a particular season. College football fans around the country have already started crunching numbers and trying to ascertain what a good season would look...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Narduzzi says Pennsylvanians would vote for Pitt, PSU to play 12 weeks a year

Pittsburgh and Penn State have not played each other in football since 2000, but the hiatus of the series will end next September when the Nittany Lions visit the Steel City. In 2017, the Panthers will return the favor with a game in State College.  The teams will meet again in 2018 and '19, but will that be it?  New Panthers head coach Pat Narduzzi hopes not.  "In the state of...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Bloguin Top 50: No. 29 — Penn State

Penn State Nittany Lions2014 Record: 7-6 overall, Big Ten (won Pinstripe Bowl vs. Boston College) 1 Burning Question: Is the offensive line going to be better? It can’t get worse, right? Penn State’s offensive line has always been one of the weaker spots on the roster in recent years, and last season was no exception. The good news is it could be better. The bad news is it...
Via The Student Section
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Bloguin Top 50: No. 29 — Penn State

Penn State Nittany Lions2014 Record: 7-6 overall, Big Ten (won Pinstripe Bowl vs. Boston College) 1 Burning Question: Is the offensive line going to be better? It can’t get worse, right? Penn State’s offensive line has always been one of the weaker spots on the roster in recent years, and last season was no exception. The good news is it could be better. The bad news is it...
Via Bloguin Best
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Syracuse Gets Verbal From Penn State Target Isaiah McDuffie

Syracuse has added a second member to its football class of 2017 – the first being Daewood Davis – as Buffalo, New York LB Isaiah McDuffie commits to the Orange. The report initially came from Mike McAllister of Scout.com and has since been confirmed on McDuffie’s twitter. McDuffie tweeted: “Thanks to all the Syracuse family #CuseFamily #cusetwitterarmy #OrangeNationRising...
Via Orange Fizz
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State Gets A Second Chance To Make A First Impression

Many people felt — and feel, and always will feel — that the NCAA took it easy on Penn State, and that the lifting of a bowl ban early in the 2014 season gave the program a rather soft landing after the events of the previous few years. You can argue whether the NCAA had to do what it did, and you can argue a million other aspects of the NCAA’s confrontation with Penn State...
Via The Student Section
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State Gets A Second Chance To Make A First Impression

Many people felt — and feel, and always will feel — that the NCAA took it easy on Penn State, and that the lifting of a bowl ban early in the 2014 season gave the program a rather soft landing after the events of the previous few years. You can argue whether the NCAA had to do what it did, and you can argue a million other aspects of the NCAA’s confrontation with Penn State...
Via Bloguin Best
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State Football: Penn State OL Coach Herb Hand Dropped An Awesome Rap Reference On Twitter Today

Penn State offensive line coach Herb Hand has shown to be an interesting Twitter follow and a rap music enthusiast in the past.  Today, he combined both of those passions to drop a glorious rap reference in a Twitter convo with Sports Illustrated college football writer Andy Staples. Staples was responding to a follower on the topic of “talk about” being used by reporters questioning...
Via College Spun
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Nittany Lions pick up pair of defensive recruits

A major Penn State football recruiting event over the weekend yielded two new future Nittany Lions.  Cameron Brown, a four-star linebacker from The Bullis School in Maryland, pulled the trigger Saturday morning while three-star defensive end Shaka Toney of Philadelphia joined him later in the day.  Both were attending the "Lasch Bash" camp on the PSU campus.  Scout.com rates Brown...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Lauren Bajorek Photos: Penn State University Student

Lauren Bajorek is the Penn State University student who died in Seville, Spain after falling off of a balcony. Seville authorities are still investigating her...
Via COED
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Lauren Bajorek, Penn State Student Spain Death: Details

Lauren Bajorek, a Penn State student studying abroad in Seville, Spain, died on Friday. Preliminary reports show that Lauren fell off a balcony. She had...
Via COED
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Morning Cup of Joe: Penn State’s big recruiting week

I made a cup of coffee this morning without placing a mug under the machine. Hope your week is off to a better start than mine. Penn State’s last big push on the summer camp schedule ended nicely for James Franklin and company. Penn State added a pair of players to the Class of 2016 haul, which came days after landing the commitment of a talented quarterback. The day got off to...
Via Nittany Lions Den
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State Football: Lions add four-star recruit, ditch nameplates

Penn State picked up yet another four-star recruit for its 2016 class over the weekend. Cameron Brown announced his commitment to the Nittany Lions via his twitter account on Saturday afternoon. Brown, a hybrid OLB/DE, is listed at six-foot-five and 200 pounds and rated as a four-star prospect according to every major scouting service. Brown becomes the eighth ESPN300 prospect...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State coach destroys troll on Twitter

When it comes to social media, there are plenty of people who push the boundaries of human decency. That is never more evident than in the sports world, where people constantly troll athletes and everyone involved in a top program. Penn State’s offensive line coach Herb Hand was the latest to discover this. Hand shared a message on social media about how happy he was regarding...
Via Campus Sports Net
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State O-Line Coach Blasts Twitter Troll, Defends Daughter

Twitter is a space that gives just about anybody a voice, and that’s not always a good thing. In fact, sometimes it provides an opportunity for people to be nasty towards others, and for no reason at all.  Penn State’s offensive line coach Herb Hand was reminded of this on Saturday when, after posting a grateful tweet about his daughter returning home from doing volunteer work...
Via College Spun
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State Football: Shaka Toney Is Penn State’s Second LB Commitment Of The Day

Philadelphia (Pa.) Imhotep Charter LB/DE Shaka Toney just became Penn State’s second linebacker commitment of the day, joining four-star Cameron Brown.  Toney’s father made the news official, tweeting a link to Toney posing with PSU head coach James Franklin.  #GoingState #ShakaToney making it official https://t.co/8pxPfHKRut — Malcolm Toney (@Versatile_Tone) July 18, 2015
Via College Spun
10 days ago  |  Discuss

PSU coach Herb Hand strikes back at Twitter follower

Penn State offensive line coach Herb Hand has been known for his ability to develop a strong front five, but more recently for his social media interactions.  Hand utilizes his account for far more than just football discussing how proud he was of his daughter Bailey’s trip to Haiti helping young children. Welcome back from Haiti to @bailey_hand. Love the way she SERVES others...
Via Campus Sports Net
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State Assistant Destroys Twitter Troll Over Comments On Family

Penn State assistant coach Herb Hand fired back at a Twitter comment making fun of his daughter.
Via Gamedayr
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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