NFL Scout: Saquon Barkley better than Ezekiel Elliott

There’s been a ton of buzz surrounding Penn State running back Saquon Barkley since the 2017 college football season started. Some already view the junior as the Heisman Trophy favorite. Others conclude he’s simply the best player in the nation. Likely to enter the 2018 NFL Draft after this season, one anonymous NFL scout is going on record to indicate that Barkley is a better...
Via Sportsnaut
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

No. 4 Penn State at Iowa: Game Preview

It’s time for Big Ten play! Penn State and Iowa both look to remain unbeaten in front of a nationally-televised, prime time audience. (4) Penn State (3-0) vs. Iowa (3-0) Kickoff: 7:30 p.m., Kinnick Stadium, Iowa City, IA The Betting Line: Penn State -12.5 TV: ABC-Chris Fowler (play-by-play), Kirk Herbstreit (analyst), Maria Taylor (sideline) Weather: Hot and cloudy with temperatures...
Via Black Shoe Diaries
11 hours ago

Penn State Football: Why the Nittany Lions need more production out of the receivers

Penn State has one of the deepest, most talented receiving corps in the nation, but you sure wouldn’t have known it through the first two weeks of the season. That started to change in the midst of Penn State’s 56-0 drubbing of Georgia State last Saturday where receivers had 12 of the teams’ 21 catches on the day. Saeed Blacknall made his first catch of the season and finished...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Success with Hyperlinking is Celebrating Top Ten Teams

Several Penn State sports programs find themselves ranked in the Top Ten this fall. Penn State is tearing it up right now in Fall sports with 5 teams ranked in the Top-10 nationally. Aside from football (#4), the women’s volleyball (#2), field hockey (#3), women’s soccer (#7), and women’s cross country (#9) are all having successful seasons so far. With 5 teams in the top ten...
Via Black Shoe Diaries
1 day ago

What We’ve Learned About Penn State Heading Into Big Ten Play

Three games are in the books so what have we learned about the Nittany Lions? For the first time in almost a decade, the Nittany Lions headed into a college football season with legitimate championship aspirations. Now that the non-conference schedule is in the past, here’s five things we’ve learned about Penn State. 1. Work To Be Done Along The Offensive Line Despite returning...
Via Black Shoe Diaries
1 day ago

Ex-Penn State president’s suit against ex-FBI boss dismissed

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — A defamation lawsuit filed by Penn State’s former president against former FBI director Louis Freeh (LOO’-ee free) has been thrown out. Graham Spanier (SPAN’-yur) sued Freeh over a 2012 report he issued on Penn State’s handling of the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal. Freeh’s lawyers said the lawsuit should be dismissed, citing Spanier’s...
1 day ago

James Franklin denies trying to ice kicker with Penn State up 56-0

Penn State Nittany Lions head coach James Franklin continues to deny he was trying to ice a kicker late in Saturday’s game with the team up 56-0 on the Georgia State Panthers. Franklin called a time out at the last moment with 11 seconds remaining with Panthers kicker Brandon Wright lining up for a field goal attempt. Wright nailed the 31-yarder but officials granted Penn State...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Francesa explodes on Penn State coach James Franklin for icing a kicker up 56-0

Penn State head coach James Franklin isn’t worried about making any friends or winning any popularity contests. A couple weeks ago, he dissed in-state rival Pitt by comparing them to Akron after gaining revenge for Pitt’s upset victory over the Nittany Lions last year. This week Franklin stepped into somewhat controversial waters once again by having the audacity to ice Georgia...
Via Awful Announcing
2 days ago

Once Again, Penn State Prepares for Big Ten Supremacy

After a satisfying non-conference performance, Penn State now looks to head to battle to defend its championship against its Big Ten foes. For the first time since 2014, Penn State has begun the season with three consecutive victories. While there are a few things to nit-pick about the Pitt victory in week two, overall the feeling should be overwhelmingly positive after two blowout...
Via Black Shoe Diaries
2 days ago

Committany Nation: Penn State Picking Up Steam On The Recruiting Trail

CHOO! CHOO! ALL ABOARD! THE NEXT STOP WILL BE A TOP 5 RECRUITING CLASS! Parsons & Smith Trending Toward Penn State After a choppy couple months, things seem to be turning around for Micah Parsons and Penn State. The five-star Pennsylvania product was back in Happy Valley for the first time this season, taking in the atmosphere of a college football Saturday in State College...
Via Black Shoe Diaries
2 days ago

WATCH: Saquon Barkley hits the afterburners on 85-yard TD catch

Saquon Barkley is the most complete running back in the nation. In addition to his stellar vision, his power, his wiggle and burst, Barkley has that one quality nobody can teach: The guy can straight-up fly. We got to see this in full effect Saturday as Penn State hosted Georgia State. Quarterback Trace McSorley was being flushed out of the pocket when he found Barkley on an outlet...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

McSorley leads No. 5 Penn State in rout of Georgia State

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Trace McSorley threw a Beaver Stadium-record 85-yard touchdown pass to Saquon Barkley for one of his four scoring strikes and also ran for a touchdown in No. 5 Penn State’s 56-0 victory over Georgia State 56-0 on Saturday night. A week after a shaky start against Pittsburgh, McSorley bounced back in a rare prime-time game against a non-Power Five school...
5 days ago

Penn State Football: What we learned from Penn State’s 33-14 win over Pittsburgh

Penn State was looking for revenge against Pittsburgh, and they got and then some on Saturday afternoon. Saquon Barkley accounted for 183 yards and a pair of touchdowns as Penn State overcame a large deficit in time of possession (38:20 to 21:40) to avenge their loss to Pitt a year ago by a 33-14 final at Beaver Stadium in front of 109,898 fans. Three Pitt turnovers helped aid...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

James Franklin slights Pitt after Penn States win

James Franklin slighted rival Pitt after Penn State handled the Panthers 33-14 on Saturday.Last year, the Nittany Lions dropped only two games in the regular season before falling to USC in the Rose Bowl. Their first loss of the season came to Pitt 42-39.Winning on Saturday was a measure of revenge for Penn State, and Franklin took the opportunity to downplay his opponent. That certainly...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Five takeaways from Penn State Football’s 52-0 win over Akron

If there was any questions whether Penn State would have any sort of hangover following their Big Ten title a season ago, those were answered with a dominating performance in their 52-0 season opening throttling of visiting Akron on Saturday. Saquon Barkley paced the Nittany Lions with 172 yards and two touchdowns on the ground and added another 54 yards on three catches to get...
18 days ago  |  Discuss

What James Franklin’s contract extension means for Penn State Football

Penn State announced a six-year extension for head football coach James Franklin on Friday. Franklin, 45, is entering his fourth at Penn State and has compiled a 25-15 (14-11 Big Ten) record in Happy Valley. That mark includes a breakout year for the Lions a season ago, culminating in a Rose Bowl berth for the first time since 2008. While nobody will argue that Franklin’s first...
August 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Former Penn St. K Joey Julius ‘in full recovery’ in battle with eating disorder

Joey Julius, beloved for his big kicks and big hits on the gridiron as a member of Penn State’s football team, is no longer with the program. Though, it’s clear Julius is still very much in the minds and hearts of his teammates and coaches. Julius made a very public declaration last year that he was dealing with an eating disorder. He bravely opened up about how he’d been dealing...
Via Sportsnaut
July 25, 2017  |  Discuss

Penn State RB Saquon Barkley Solidifies His Freak Athlete Status by Running and 4.30 40 and Benching 225 30 Times

Saquon Barkley continues to prove that he's one of the rarest athletes college football has ever seen. The 5-foot-11, 223-pound Penn State running back has performed a number of impressive training feats this offseason, including a 405-Pound Power Clean and a 4.33 40-Yard Dash. You can add 30 reps on the 225-pound Bench Press test to his list of awesome athletic accomplishments...
Via Stack
July 24, 2017  |  Discuss

HBO releases image of Al Pacino as Joe Paterno for upcoming film

We’ve known for quite some time that Al Pacino was going to portray legendary Penn State football coach Joe Paterno in a HBO biopic. Earlier this summer, details of the production were released, with the story being less of a career-spanning biopic (based on Joe Posnanski’s biography), but more of a focused narrative on the aftermath of the Jerry Sandusky scandal and how his...
Via The Comeback
July 17, 2017  |  Discuss

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