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80s Penn State recruit claims sexual abuse by Sandusky

Jerry Sandusky is already in just in the early stages of his 30-60 year sentence, but he is still somehow making the big headlines. It was reported early Saturday morning that a former Penn State recruit has anonymously stepped up to claim that he was sexually abused by the former assistant to Joe Paterno. According to College Football Talk, The Centre Daily Times reported that Daniel...
Via Campus Sports Net
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Penn State Football: Penn State Lands Commitment From 2016 4-Star OT Michal Menet

Michal Menet, one of the top offensive tackles in the 2016 class, has committed to Penn State.  The 6-foot-5, 271-pound offensive lineman is ranked the No. 6 player at his position and the No. 37 player overall, according to 247 Sports’ Composite Rankings.  Menet was also considering Alabama, Auburn, Duke and Arkansas, among other programs.  4-star OL Michal Menet, the top...
Via College Spun
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Penn State Football: Thoughts on Penn State/Pitt Rivalry

James Franklin hasn’t been non-commital about much since becoming Penn State’s 17th head coach, but his stance on one thing does need to change. The Penn State/Pitt football rivalry needs to be a permanent fixture on the schedule every year. Franklin so far has basically just pointed to the teams’ upcoming four-game home-and-home series from 2016-2019 as enough. But the problem...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Millen returns to FOX Sports family in multiple roles

FOX Sports added a Nittany Lions legend this week in Matt Millen. Millen, an All-American defensive lineman at Penn State and Super Bowl winning linebacker who played for the Raiders, 49ers and Redskins, will also appear on the Big Ten Network as lead analyst for football games. “Matt obviously has a great familiarity and history with the Big Ten Conference and we believe his experience...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Coach explains how Penn State's star tackles can get better

We already knew Anthony Zettel was an All-Big Ten defensive lineman for Penn State. Now we know he can also tackle a tree. But how can he get better as a senior? His position coach offered some ideas to to FightOnState.com. “I think his consistency in his pad level and his technique can be refined,” coach Sean Spencer told the Scout.com affiliate. “He's a guy that's smaller...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

APR release brings good news, bad for Penn State

The Penn State football team's APR score is still last in the Big Ten, but it went up for the first time after five years going the other way. The latter note comes from The Patriot News. With a 956 multi-year average, Penn State is well above the threshold for punishment by the NCAA (930), but the Nittany Lions are still feeling the effects of the transfers that were allowed after...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Franklin explains importance of 'youthfulness' in his program

Most outsiders probably view James Franklin as young, but the Penn State football head coach told Blue and White Illustrated he prefers "youthful." And why is that? Well, the 43-year-old knows he isn't 23 anymore, but he also seems to understand the vibe he puts out. He also explained why youth -- or at least youthfulness -- is an important aspect to his program. "You want to make...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State recruiting class not too big nor too small heading into summer

With spring winding down, summer camp season is nearly upon us. That often means a lot of movement in the world of recruiting, and therein lies the trouble with the current climate of recruiting across the country: As more and more players commit early, fewer spots are available later. At one time, that meant coaches having to get used to taking players before they have played their...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

PSU’s Kappa Delta Rho Suspended Three Years For Idiotic Facebook Page

Penn State University‘s fraternity Kappa Delta Rho learned its punishment on Tuesday after PSU officials and the media learned about the frat’s private Facebook pages...
Via COED
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State Nittany Lions 2015 Preview and Prediction

If not for an NCAA decision midway through 2014, the highlight of last season may have been a win over UCF on Aug. 30 across the Atlantic Ocean. The...
Via Athlon Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Millen to join Big Ten Network

Matt Millen is returning to Big Ten country, sort of. The former Detroit Lions general manager and Penn State Nittany Lions linebacker is set to leave his broadcasting gig at ESPN to join FOX Sports and the Big Ten Network. FOX owns more than fifty percent of the Big Ten Network and Millen is set to serve as the college network’s lead college football analyst. Millen will be paired...
Via Campus Sports Net
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Millen coming to Big Ten Network

Love him or hate him, you are going to get more of him in 2015, Penn State fans. Matt Millen, a former Nittany Lion, is now a former employee of ESPN. Millen is reportedly leaving ESPN to join FOX Sports, which will come complete with a significant role at Big Ten Network. Per John Ourand of Sports Business Daily, Millen will be the lead football analyst for the Big Ten Network alongside...
Via Nittany Lions Den
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State-Pitt extension talks show politics matter over fans

Penn State and Pitt, it was one of college football’s better in-state rivalries back in the day. However, as is an all-too familiar story these days — that rivalry went by the wayside after Penn State chose conference affiliation and the money coming from the Big Ten coffers back in the early 1990’s. There was a glimmer of hope put out there when the two schools agreed to a...
Via Talking 10
5 days ago  |  Discuss

PA lawmaker wants to name bridge after Joe Paterno

Former Penn State Nittany Lions head coach Joe Paterno could soon stir up another controversy. We all know about Paterno’s connection to the Jerry Sandusky scandal — which led to vacated wins and a postseason ban (the wins have since been reinstated — so whenever his name is brought up people immediately have an opinion on the subject. Enter Pennsylvania representative Michael...
Via Campus Sports Net
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State Head Coach James Franklin Has Man Crush on Philadelphia Eagles WR Jordan Mathews

A lot of guys will freely say that they are big fans of an actor or an athlete, but few will say they find another guy 'good-looking' or that they have a man-crush on one. Penn State head coach James Franklin is not one of those guys.While appearing on a recent episode of Philly Sports Talk he had no problem admitting that he has a man-crush on Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jordan...
Via FatManWriting
5 days ago  |  Discuss

PSU's Franklin cites pros and cons of college recruiting

James Franklin's recruiting has been causing a buzz since he arrived at Penn State last year, but does he see the practice as a necessary evil? "Yes, I enjoy recruiting, because I enjoy people and I love getting to know people and building relationships," he said during a coaches caravan stop in Allentown, Pa., per the Allentown Morning Call. "I enjoy all that, but it's because I...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State alum tries to re-enact Zettel’s tree tackle

Perhaps you have seen Penn State’s All-Big Ten defensive lineman Anthony Zettel tackle a tree by now. If not, go ahead and check it out. Zettel’s tree-tackle made the rounds through the blogopshere and Twitterverse, and former Nittany Lion Anthony Adams was inspired to give it a try himself. A video posted by Anthony Adams (@spiceadams) on May 19, 2015 at 9:38am PDT ...
Via The Student Section
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State alum tries to re-enact Zettel’s tree tackle

Perhaps you have seen Penn State’s All-Big Ten defensive lineman Anthony Zettel tackle a tree by now. If not, go ahead and check it out. Zettel’s tree-tackle made the rounds through the blogopshere and Twitterverse, and former Nittany Lion Anthony Adams was inspired to give it a try himself. A video posted by Anthony Adams (@spiceadams) on May 19, 2015 at 9:38am PDT ...
Via Bloguin Best
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Buy This Penn State Tailgate RV — $24,500

Looking to make a splash in the Penn State tailgate market? Well, you won’t have to look too far from home, because a 1996 Born Free RV is available for purchase in State College. It’s flashy and has a custom paint job, but I must warn you, it’ll set you back in the money department — $24,500 to be exact. Information from the seller: This is the vehicle you need to have...
Via Busted Coverage
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State eyes college rugby 7s national title this weekend

DENVER (AP) Caution: ''Human Sledgehammer'' at work. Big hits about to happen. Penn State rugby standout Meya Bizer is known for her jarring collisions on the field, leading to her fitting nickname. There's even a compilation of her most ferocious tackles on Youtube that's been viewed more than 100,000 times. This weekend, Bizer (pronounced BIT'-zer) leads the Nittany Lions into...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Franklin says satellite camp idea planted by other coaches

NEW YORK (AP) Penn State coach James Franklin wants to make something clear when it comes to the debate about satellite camps: He stole the idea. Franklin sparked a controversy last year when he and his staff guest coached at Georgia State camp in Atlanta. Southeastern Conference coaches bristled because SEC rules prohibit them from doing something similar. Notre Dame, Ohio State...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

CB Da’Quan Davis No Longer With Penn State

Penn State cornerback Da’Quan Davis is no longer with the program. Nittany Lions head coach James Franklin informed Audrey Snyder of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette of the news. “Da’Quan is no longer with the team,” Franklin said. “I keep my comments pretty limited on those things, but we wish him the best, but yeah, he’s no longer with the program. That’s also why we...
Via Campus Sports Net
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State, Pitt Coaches Look To Extend In-State Rivalry

The Penn State Nittany Lions and Pittsburgh Panthers have not played each other since 2000, but that’s about to change. According to Kevin McGuire of NBC Sports’ College Football Talk, the two teams will play each other four times between 2016 and 2019. However, Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi and PSU coach James Franklin have stated that they would like the series to be more long term...
Via Campus Sports Net
10 days ago  |  Discuss

James Franklin Says Penn State is Catching Up in Recruiting

Ever since legendary Nittany Lion coach Joe Paterno passed away, the recruiting at Penn State just hasn’t come as easily for them. Third year head coach James Franklin recently talked about how that is quickly changing for his team. Franklin told Greg Pickel of Pennlive.com “Probably in three years we’ll get back to having not only numbers that make more sense, but also how...
Via Campus Sports Net
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Maryland earns all-sports bragging rights over Penn State

If Maryland's 20-19 win at Penn State last football season was not enough to get a real rivalry going, perhaps information dug up by a reader of Testudo Times can. The SBNation blog relayed this factoid Tuesday thanks to the research of a reader: Maryland's first season as a member of the Big Ten resulted in a 13-7 overall record against Penn State in all sports. The men's Terrapin...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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