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Memorable Superdome moments, No. 10: No. 2 Bama's late goal-line stand denies No. 1 Penn State

Penn State stopped 10 inches short by Alabama in bid for national championship during Sugar Bowl
Via The Times Picayune - LSU
2 hours ago

Penn State Football: Meet Saquon Barkley

Saquon Barkley will join the Penn State backfield in 2015 Penn State’s backfield just got a little stronger. One of the Nittany Lions’ top recruits in their newest class is running back Saquon Barkley. The Whitehall, Pennsylvania native stands 6’0”, weighs 208 pounds, and will surely provide a cushion for the Nittany Lions at the running back position. Barkley is not listed...
Via isportsweb.com
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sports on Earth: Zettel, Hackenberg among top 100 players

Penn State has two of the top 100 players in the nation according to a top 100 list compiled by Matt Brown of Sports on Earth. Anthony Zettel comes in at No. 18, the fourth highest-ranked defensive lineman on the list, and second-highest ranked defensive tackle behind Robert Nkemdiche of Ole Miss (Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa is ranked No. 1 overall). The only other Penn State...
Via Nittany Lions Den
3 hours 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
2 days 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
3 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

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
8 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
8 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

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
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
10 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

Penn State Football: 4-Star Maryland LB Cameron Brown Announces Commitment To The Nittany Lions

Penn State has a proud tradition of great linebackers, and this morning, James Franklin added another blue chip talent to his future defense. Four-star Cameron Brown, a dynamic 6-foot-5, 210 pound outside linebacker out of Paint Branch High School in Potomac, MD, announced his commitment on Twitter on Saturday morning.  IVE OFFICIALLY COMMITTED TO PENN STATE UNIVERSITY #WEARE pic...
Via College Spun
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Penn State Players Talk About the Importance of the Nameless Jersey

Penn State is reverting to the nameless jerseys and fans couldn't be happier about it. To commemorate such an occassion, the program...
Via Athlon Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

For Penn State, the Time was Right to Remove Names From Jerseys

Then-Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien's decision in 2012 to add names to the back of the Nittany Lions' football jerseys seemed...
Via Athlon Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State removes names from jerseys again

Penn State is going old school this season or, rather, going back to it. On the university’s official athletics website, it was announced that the football program was once again adopting jerseys with no names on the back. The Nittany Lions placed the names on the backs of their jerseys starting in 2012, when then-head coach Bill O’Brien put them there as “recognition of the...
Via Campus Sports Net
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Former Penn State Football Players Talk About No-Name Jerseys

Penn State football announced its decision to bring back to the traditional no-name jerseys Thursday morning.  Instead of trying to explain the history behind the tradition all by itself, the school decided to release a video of former players talking about what the tradition means to them, and what it will mean to have that back.  It’s definitely worth the watch.  “The most...
Via College Spun
12 days ago  |  Discuss

AUDIO: Talking Big Ten with Nittany Lions Den

From time to time we happen to be guests on various podcasts, this week our friends from the Nittany Lions Den asked us to talk Big Ten ahead of the upcoming media days. Needless to say we were happy to oblige. Here is the full episode, where these topics were discussed: New Big Ten Media Days & Impact on Coverage James Franklin’s shrinking media spotlight Did PSU football...
Via Talking 10
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Jay Paterno sucks up to Urban Meyer in hopes of getting a job

Jay Paterno, son of legendary former Penn State Nittany Lions, has been out of coaching since the firing of his father near the end of the 2011 season. Since then, Paterno has wagged war against the NCAA and hasn’t been afraid to speak his mind. He’s also in the midst of a lawsuit alleging he’s been locked out of getting a coaching job or a position in the media because of...
Via Talking 10
15 days ago  |  Discuss

James Franklin is Setting the Foundation for Future Success at Penn State

James Franklin took over a Penn State football program in the midst of difficult times. His predecessor, Bill O’Brien, managed to keep the...
Via Athlon Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss
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