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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...
Via College Spun
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Athlon Sports
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Nittany Lions Den
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Double Coverage Football
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Video: Penn State Goes Behind The Scenes Of The Schedule Poster Photo Shoot

These days, its not enough to produce an awesome schedule poster, teams have been releasing videos of the process of creating these posters during the summer. Penn State is the latest to get in on this trend. A number of Nittany Lions players, including Bill Belton, Zach Zwinak, and Brad Bars got into uniform for the first time this year for the photo shoot at Beaver Stadium. We...
Via College Spun
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via College Spun
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Penn State Will Reportedly Name Former Cal AD Sandy Barbour Its New Athletics Director

Penn State reportedly has its new athletics director. According to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy, former Cal athletics director Sandy Barbor will assume the role. Former Cal AD Sandy Barbour will be Penn State’s new AD, sources told @ESPN — Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) July 26, 2014 If this report is true, it is certainly an unexpected hire. Barbour stepped down as Cal’s AD on...
Via College Spun
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State press conference scheduled for Saturday; new AD?

#PennState will hold press conference Saturday afternoon to “make an announcement on a personnel decision within Intercollegiate Athletics." — Kevin McGuire (@KevinOnCFB) July 25, 2014
Via Nittany Lions Den
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State picked fourth in B1G East by media

There is no official Big Ten preseason media poll anymore, but the idea lives on thanks to the staff at With Big Ten media day just around the corner next week, the unofficial media poll was released today. Ohio State is the favorite to win the Big Ten East Division as well as the Big Ten Conference Championship Game. Penn State is predicted to finish fourth in the...
Via Nittany Lions Den
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nittany Lions Den is on Fancred, a social network for sports fans

Today I am very proud to say Nittany Lions Den is on Fancred! This makes Nittany Lions Den the first Penn State blog to appear on the sports social network, as far as I know. What is Fancred? I am glad you asked. In brief, it is a social network specifically for sports fans. Imagine a Twitter or Facebook timeline filled entirely with sports commentary, GIFs and links without political...
Via Nittany Lions Den
4 days ago  |  Discuss

PSU Commit Says New Jersey Recruits Are Not Going To Rutgers Because “We’re Just Doing What’ll Benefit Us Later In Life”

New Penn State head football coach James Franklin has made it a point to recruit the state of New Jersey heavily. This has shown in his success in getting recruits from the state to come to Happy Valley, as five of the top 10 recruits in the state have committed to Penn State, per 247 Sports. The other five recruits in the 247 top 10 are committed to Alabama, Michigan, Wisconsin...
Via College Spun
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jay Paterno Sues Penn State over Jerry Sandusky Scandal

Yes, Jerry Sandusky’s name somehow repeatedly finds it way back into the news. Jay Paterno, son of former Penn State coach Joe Paterno, is suing the university following his dismissal from the coaching staff two years ago. Jay, along with another former assistant, Bill Kenney, filed a federal lawsuit in Philadelphia on Monday, saying they had been linked unfairly to the Jerry Sandusky...
Via Next Impulse Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State Football: Game-by-Game Predictions for 2014

The Big Ten’s new 14-team alignment brought another shift in the divisions for 2014. Ohio State, Michigan State, Penn State and Michigan...
Via Athlon Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jay Paterno, Bill Kenney sue Penn State for 'improper termination'

Jay Paterno is targeting Penn State University in another lawsuit. Mr. Paterno today filed a complaint in Philadelphia federal court, where he and fellow former assistant coach Bill Kenney are suing the university for improper termination. Mr. Paterno and Mr. Kenney were not retained as assistant coaches by Penn State coach Bill O’Brien in January 2012. They are seeking compensation...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jay Paterno Suing Penn State for $1 Million for Wrongful Termination

Joe Paterno’s son, Jay, was an assistant coach at the time when the Jerry Sandusky child molestation charges were uncovered. Now Jay and another former assistant coach, Bill Kennedy, are suing Penn State for wrongful termination. The pair claim that the university unfairly linked them to Jerry Sandusky’s child molestation charges and would like a sum of $1 million and a statement...
Via BlackSportsOnline
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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