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Four Big Ten teams in preseason coaches poll

The first of the not useless preseason polls was released today, with the unveiling of the coaches poll. Penn State is not eligible to receive votes in the coaches poll until completing its NCAA sentence (currently set at end of the 2015 season, making Penn State eligible for coaches poll voting in 2016). With the new College Football Playoff, the coaches poll is now just another...
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Penn State Assistant Says Nittany Lions Dropped Recruit Over “Social Media Presence”

Dropped another prospect this AM due to his social media presence…Actually glad I got to see the ‘real’ person before we offered him. — Herb Hand (@CoachHand) July 30, 2014 Let this be a lesson for all the young recruits out there. Penn State didn’t drop the recruit because he was active on Twitter, but […] The post Penn State Assistant Says Nittany Lions Dropped Recruit...
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Dan Connor helping to make West Chester D2′s Linebacker U

One of Penn State’s al-time best defensive players is beginning his coaching career. Former Penn State linebacker Dan Connor has been added to the caching staff at West Chester University, one of the top Division 2 programs in the northeast. Connor will be the linebackers coach for the Golden Rams, a perennial contender in the PSAC. I first saw the report from 247 Sports, but...
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Ohio State Recruit Takes Shot At Penn State Following Nittany Lions Receiving Commitment From His 5-Star Teammate

Tyler Green doesn’t care about your five-star commitment, Penn State.  The Nittany Lions received a pledge today from Shane Simmons, a 6-foot-2, 223-pound five-star defensive end in the 2016 class. Simmons plays at DeMatha Catholic in Hyattsville, Md. with Ohio State commit Tyler Green, a safety in the 2015 class.  Green reacted to Simmons’ commitment by poking fun at his teammate’s...
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Penn State receives 2016 verbal from five-star DE Shane Simmons

Penn State head coach James Franklin is working his way through the ESPN car wash up in Bristol, Connecticut today. Somewhere along the way he probably received a phone call that will have him beaming. Class of 2016 five-star defensive end Shane Simmons verbally committed to Penn State this afternoon, choosing the Nittany Lions over Florida State, Alabama and Big Ten (division...
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Penn State Stops Recruiting A Player Because Of “Social Media Presence”

Penn State’s offensive line coach sent out a pretty interesting tweet on Monday morning, saying the school has stopped recruiting a high school prospect because of his “social media presence,” likely meaning his Twitter account. Dropped another prospect this AM due to his social media presence…Actually glad I got to see the 'real' person before we offered him. ...
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Herb Hand Drops A Penn State Prospect Because Of His “Social Media Presence”

It’s hard to argue that any coach in America is better at social media than Penn State offensive line coach and run game coordinator Herb Hand. Hand’s twitter account perfectly balances being funny with being motivational and insightful. Earlier today, we saw a more serious side of Hand, when he explained that Penn State stopped its pursuit of a recruit because of his presence...
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Penn State hires Sandy Barbour

Former Cal athletic director Sandy Barbour was introduced as Penn State's new athletic director Saturday afternoon, making her the first female AD in the university's history. She resigned from Cal last month after a 10-year stint and will officially begin her Penn State tenure on Aug. 18. She will take over for Penn State's Dave Joyner, who retired in June after taking...
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Penn State’s James Franklin Takes Selfie With T-Rex

Selfie w/my homeboy T -Rex #107kOld, at the @FieldMuseum in Downtown Chicago! #107kStrong #PSUnrivaled — James Franklin (@coachjfranklin) July 28, 2014 Because why not. Seems safe to say that James Franklin is enjoying his time as Penn State’s head coach. The post Penn State’s James Franklin Takes Selfie With T-Rex appeared first on Diehardsport.
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New Penn State AD Sandy Barbour’s Verified Twitter Account Sends Readers To A Cal-Berkeley Parody Facebook Page

Penn State announced the hiring of Cal-Berkeley athletic director Sandy Barbour late last week, and she’s quickly made moves on social media to display move to Happy Valley. It turns out that someone else decided to go into her account and make some changes as well. While none of Barbour’s tweets seem out of the ordinary, here profile page raises some questions. Barbour’s location...
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Penn State's James Franklin photobombed by a T-Rex.

James Franklin and his new friend. Penn State head coach James Franklin is enjoying himself in Chicago, where he is attending SEC Media Days. He took time from the goings on at the Hilton Chicago to head over to the Field Museum, where he took this selfie of himself being photobombed Sue, the museum's Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton.Selfie w/my homeboy T -Rex #107kOld, at the @FieldMuseum...
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New Coach James Franklin Brings New Edge to Penn State

CHICAGO — This is not the Penn State program Mike Hull thought he was joining.Now, that’s not a bad thing, but the James Franklin style...
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Penn State has one commit on the Rivals 100 for 2016

For those looking ahead in the recruiting game, Rivals unveiled its top 100 list for the Class of 2016. Penn State commit Miles Sanders comes in at No. 42. The Big Ten has just two players currently committed in the Class of 2016 that appear on this latest ranking. Illinois offensive lineman Erik Swenson is currently committed to Michigan. Swenson is ranked No. 70 on the list. The...
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Maryland, Penn State Playing for a Trophy Because You Don't Hate Them Enough Yet - Penn State knows all about fabricated rivalries between fellow Big Ten teams and it looks like Maryland wants to get in on the action as well according to the Washington Post. According to the report, Maryland is already in talks with Penn State and fellow Big Ten entrant Rutgers for annual trophy games that could help spice up the meetings between Maryland and...
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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette flubs headline about Penn State hiring

We’re not sure how this got through without anyone at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette wondering if this headline could be received poorly, but the paper probably wants this one back right about now. No name. Just woman. — Virginia Montanez (@JanePitt) July 27, 2014 @JanePitt Maybe the future bylines for PG writers should be WOMAN (with name then underneath...
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