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UCF Reveals Special Irish Helmet for Game vs. Penn State in Ireland

After avoiding an unexpected volcanic threat, Central Florida and Penn State’s season opener in Ireland will go on, with everyone still confused if playing across the pond makes sense. Potentially in an effort to drum up local support from the impartial fans in attendance on Saturday, UCF has revealed a special helmet complete with a tiny pot of gold and a couple shamrocks. The...
Via Next Impulse Sports
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Penn State Pep Rally Takes Over Dublin

Penn State's Dublin pep rally rolls deep, really deep. Like 10,000 people deep.
Via Gamedayr
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Video: Penn State Football Players Try To Play Gaelic Games In Ireland

Penn State football players are pretty good at football. As for Gaelic games — namely Gaelic football and hurling — well, let’s just say the team needs to practice some more. In a video released by the school’s athletic department on Thursday, the Nittany Lion football team tried out the two aforementioned sports, while senior defensive back Adrian Amos provided commentary...
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UCF Wearing Neat Ireland-Themed Helmet For Penn State Game

Central Florida will sport these cool helmets when they take on Penn State in the Croke Park Classic. The game, which is taking place in Dublin, Ireland even with the of threat of volcanic eruption. [UCF]   The post UCF Wearing Neat Ireland-Themed Helmet For Penn State Game appeared first on Diehardsport.
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Former Penn State wideout lands with Temple

Former Penn State wide receiver Richy Anderson Jr. has officially transferred to Temple University and will join the Temple Owls football team. Anderson, who was a part of the 2013 Penn State recruiting class was a “legacy recruit” by Bill O’Brien and his staff as his father is Penn State great, running back Richy Anderson Sr. Anderson was a three-star all purpose back...
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Penn State, UCF, and a brief history of football in Ireland

Dublin will again host an American football game between Penn State and UCF this weekend at Croke Park. This game comes following the much needed financial success of 2012’s game at Aviva Stadium between Navy and Notre Dame. The city has been the sight of several failed attempts to bring the sport to Ireland in the 1980’s and 90’s before the 2012 game. Croke Park has long been...
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Penn State 2015 Wide Receiver Recruit Irvin Charles Does Not Like MaxPreps

Irvin Charles is a three/four star wide receiver recruit from the state of New Jersey who is committed to play his college ball at Penn State. He is the No. 6 recruit in New Jersey on Rivals, the No. 9 recruit in the state on 247 Sports and ESPN, and the No. 41 recruit in Jersey on MaxPreps. He’s also MaxPreps’ No. 1,947 recruit in the country. As you can guess, he’s not a...
Via College Spun
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nittany Minute: Time to see what James Franklin can do

Today marks the official relaunch of The Nittany Minute, a video blog series focusing on Penn State football. Rather than put together a brand new video every day of the week, I have decided to give this a shot on every Monday, Wednesday and Friday of the football season. I will get on that schedule after the Labor Day weekend, so consider this a sneak peak of things to come. The...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Big Ten OT Power Rankings: Where does Penn State rank?

On the heels of Big Ten Network analyst Tom Dienhart releasing his Big Ten power ranking for the 2014 season, The Big Ten OT  has released the first batch of power rankings for this year’s conference. The Big Ten OT is an independent site covering the Big Ten, with Andy Coppens of Madtown Badgers launching it this summer. Having worked with Andy before, he asked for me to be a...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State going with names on jerseys this season?

On Tuesday the entire Penn State football program was in final prep mode for its trip to Ireland to take on UCF. Social media being what it is, news broke that PSU appeared to have names on jerseys for this game, as Phil Hecken of UniWatch pointed out: Looks like Penn State is keeping their NOBs for the season -> — Phil Hecken...
Via The Big Ten OT
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Penn State Will Reportedly Have Names On The Backs Of Its Jerseys In 2014

In 2012, then-Penn State head football coach Bill O’Brien decided to do something that went against the norm in Happy Valley: he put the names of players on the back of the team’s jerseys. This was a first at Penn State, and it was one of the ways that O’Brien honored the players who stayed at the school after the NCAA sanctioned the university after the Jerry Sandusky scandal...
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Video: James Franklin Posts Adorable Video Of His Daughter Taking On A Blocking Sled

This is one of the most adorable things you’ll see today. On Sunday afternoon, Penn State head football coach James Franklin tweeted out an adorable video of his daughter, Shola, taking on a blocking sled.  Proud Dad moment – seeing your daughter take on the sleds with #PSUnrivaled aggression! — James Franklin (@coachjfranklin) August 24, 2014 You...
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Women’s Soccer: No. 10-ranked Mountaineers Drop Season Opener

Despite a strong second half, the  No.10-ranked Mountaineers couldn’t overcome a 3-0 deficit and fell to Penn State 3-1 Friday Night at Jeffrey Field, in the first of two matches at the Penn State Invitational. Penn State now holds a 6-5-1 edge over the Mountaineers, and have played the Mountaineers three times in season openers. “This was a team of two halves tonight. We looked...
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RIP TailGreat: 3 ways Penn State can fix its latest self-inflicted PR blunder

My initial reaction to TailGreat’s cancellation can be found on my Twitter feed. Since then, I’ve mostly moved on from the shock with a hint of rage… mostly. There was so much wrong with how Penn State handled this situation, if it were any other athletic department, I’d say it was shocking. You simply don’t hand out 800ish free iPads to your athletes, then turn around...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Penn State Football Releases A Thank You Video For Its Fans

Last month, James Franklin and several members of the Penn State football program took to the streets of State College to meet Nittany Lion football fans. On Tuesday night, the school released a thank you video for Penn State fans, which shows players and coaches discussing the importance of fans, with clips of Franklin and co. meeting Nittany Lion supporters. It’s always cool...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss
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