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Millen returns to FOX Sports family in multiple roles

FOX Sports added a Nittany Lions legend this week in Matt Millen. Millen, an All-American defensive lineman at Penn State and Super Bowl winning linebacker who played for the Raiders, 49ers and Redskins, will also appear on the Big Ten Network as lead analyst for football games. “Matt obviously has a great familiarity and history with the Big Ten Conference and we believe his experience...
Via Fox Sports
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Coach explains how Penn State's star tackles can get better

We already knew Anthony Zettel was an All-Big Ten defensive lineman for Penn State. Now we know he can also tackle a tree. But how can he get better as a senior? His position coach offered some ideas to to FightOnState.com. “I think his consistency in his pad level and his technique can be refined,” coach Sean Spencer told the Scout.com affiliate. “He's a guy that's smaller...
Via Fox Sports
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

APR release brings good news, bad for Penn State

The Penn State football team's APR score is still last in the Big Ten, but it went up for the first time after five years going the other way. The latter note comes from The Patriot News. With a 956 multi-year average, Penn State is well above the threshold for punishment by the NCAA (930), but the Nittany Lions are still feeling the effects of the transfers that were allowed after...
Via Fox Sports
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Franklin explains importance of 'youthfulness' in his program

Most outsiders probably view James Franklin as young, but the Penn State football head coach told Blue and White Illustrated he prefers "youthful." And why is that? Well, the 43-year-old knows he isn't 23 anymore, but he also seems to understand the vibe he puts out. He also explained why youth -- or at least youthfulness -- is an important aspect to his program. "You want to make...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Penn State recruiting class not too big nor too small heading into summer

With spring winding down, summer camp season is nearly upon us. That often means a lot of movement in the world of recruiting, and therein lies the trouble with the current climate of recruiting across the country: As more and more players commit early, fewer spots are available later. At one time, that meant coaches having to get used to taking players before they have played their...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

PSU’s Kappa Delta Rho Suspended Three Years For Idiotic Facebook Page

Penn State University‘s fraternity Kappa Delta Rho learned its punishment on Tuesday after PSU officials and the media learned about the frat’s private Facebook pages...
Via COED
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Penn State Nittany Lions 2015 Preview and Prediction

If not for an NCAA decision midway through 2014, the highlight of last season may have been a win over UCF on Aug. 30 across the Atlantic Ocean. The...
Via Athlon Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Matt Millen coming to Big Ten Network

Love him or hate him, you are going to get more of him in 2015, Penn State fans. Matt Millen, a former Nittany Lion, is now a former employee of ESPN. Millen is reportedly leaving ESPN to join FOX Sports, which will come complete with a significant role at Big Ten Network. Per John Ourand of Sports Business Daily, Millen will be the lead football analyst for the Big Ten Network alongside...
Via Nittany Lions Den
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State-Pitt extension talks show politics matter over fans

Penn State and Pitt, it was one of college football’s better in-state rivalries back in the day. However, as is an all-too familiar story these days — that rivalry went by the wayside after Penn State chose conference affiliation and the money coming from the Big Ten coffers back in the early 1990’s. There was a glimmer of hope put out there when the two schools agreed to a...
Via Talking 10
3 days ago  |  Discuss

PA lawmaker wants to name bridge after Joe Paterno

Former Penn State Nittany Lions head coach Joe Paterno could soon stir up another controversy. We all know about Paterno’s connection to the Jerry Sandusky scandal — which led to vacated wins and a postseason ban (the wins have since been reinstated — so whenever his name is brought up people immediately have an opinion on the subject. Enter Pennsylvania representative Michael...
Via Campus Sports Net
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State Head Coach James Franklin Has Man Crush on Philadelphia Eagles WR Jordan Mathews

A lot of guys will freely say that they are big fans of an actor or an athlete, but few will say they find another guy 'good-looking' or that they have a man-crush on one. Penn State head coach James Franklin is not one of those guys.While appearing on a recent episode of Philly Sports Talk he had no problem admitting that he has a man-crush on Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jordan...
Via FatManWriting
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State alum tries to re-enact Zettel’s tree tackle

Perhaps you have seen Penn State’s All-Big Ten defensive lineman Anthony Zettel tackle a tree by now. If not, go ahead and check it out. Zettel’s tree-tackle made the rounds through the blogopshere and Twitterverse, and former Nittany Lion Anthony Adams was inspired to give it a try himself. A video posted by Anthony Adams (@spiceadams) on May 19, 2015 at 9:38am PDT ...
Via The Student Section
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Buy This Penn State Tailgate RV — $24,500

Looking to make a splash in the Penn State tailgate market? Well, you won’t have to look too far from home, because a 1996 Born Free RV is available for purchase in State College. It’s flashy and has a custom paint job, but I must warn you, it’ll set you back in the money department — $24,500 to be exact. Information from the seller: This is the vehicle you need to have...
Via Busted Coverage
6 days ago  |  Discuss

CB Da’Quan Davis No Longer With Penn State

Penn State cornerback Da’Quan Davis is no longer with the program. Nittany Lions head coach James Franklin informed Audrey Snyder of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette of the news. “Da’Quan is no longer with the team,” Franklin said. “I keep my comments pretty limited on those things, but we wish him the best, but yeah, he’s no longer with the program. That’s also why we...
Via Campus Sports Net
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State, Pitt Coaches Look To Extend In-State Rivalry

The Penn State Nittany Lions and Pittsburgh Panthers have not played each other since 2000, but that’s about to change. According to Kevin McGuire of NBC Sports’ College Football Talk, the two teams will play each other four times between 2016 and 2019. However, Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi and PSU coach James Franklin have stated that they would like the series to be more long term...
Via Campus Sports Net
8 days ago  |  Discuss

James Franklin Says Penn State is Catching Up in Recruiting

Ever since legendary Nittany Lion coach Joe Paterno passed away, the recruiting at Penn State just hasn’t come as easily for them. Third year head coach James Franklin recently talked about how that is quickly changing for his team. Franklin told Greg Pickel of Pennlive.com “Probably in three years we’ll get back to having not only numbers that make more sense, but also how...
Via Campus Sports Net
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Penn State unveils Pinstripe Bowl rings

The Penn State Nittany Lions won a thriller over the Boston College Eagles in the Pinstripe Bowl to end last season, and today they have received their rings for the big win. Penn State’s official Twitter account shared the photos. Yankee Stadium, the host of the Pinstripe Bowl, is one one side of the ring along with the player names, while the other side commemorates the matchup...
Via Campus Sports Net
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State DT Anthony Zettel Tackles a Tree

Penn State’s Anthony Zettel is one of the top defensive tackles in the nation. The Michigan native recorded 17 tackles for a loss and eight...
Via Athlon Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Photos: Penn State’s Players Receive Pinstripe Bowl Rings

The 2014 campaign was a big one for Penn State football. The Nittany Lions saw their NCAA sanctions lifted mid-season, qualified for a postseason contest and then won the New Era Pinstripe Bowl over Boston College in overtime, 31-30. Sunday, the school unveiled the rings the players have received to celebrate the accomplishment. PSU’s official Twitter account tweeted out photos...
Via College Spun
11 days ago  |  Discuss

4-Star Penn State Commit Shane Simmons Tweets Turtle Emoji, PSU Fans Freak Out

The college football recruiting Twitter world is a place full of top-10 lists, little humility and cryptic emojis. Avoid it at all costs, if you can.  There are times when you can’t avoid it, though. Like when a recruit committed to a school tweets something about another school, causing a semi-freakout among fan bases. That happened today.  Shane Simmons, a four-star linebacker...
Via College Spun
11 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Penn State Defensive Tackle Anthony Zettel Tackles a Moderately Sized Tree

These days training is not done solely in the gym or on the track for sports. Athletes will look for all sorts of ways to work on their game. For first team All-Big 10 defensive lineman Anthony Zettel if his training goals mean he needs to walk around the farm tackling trees then that is exactly what he is going to do.Eh--so maybe the ground is loosened up first and it's already...
Via FatManWriting
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Penn State DT Anthony Zettel Tackled A Tree To The Ground

Penn State defensive tackle Anthony Zettel is a large (6-foot-4, 278 pounds) man. He’s plenty strong too. After all, you don’t earn first team All-Big Ten honors in the trenches by being weak, and you definitely can’t tackle trees to the ground with your bare hands without some serious strength. Yes, that’s right, Zettel brought a tree down with a perfect form tackle. It...
Via College Spun
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State Lands Commitment From 4-Star TE Danny Dalton

Penn State has landed a commitment from Marshfield (Mass.) four-star tight end Danny Dalton. The news was first hinted at by Nittany Lion head coach James Franklin using his customary commitment bat signal.  247Sports’ Sean Fitz then confirmed Dalton was the new addition.  #WeAre…Better #107kStrong #PSUnrivaled — James Franklin (@coachjfranklin) May 16, 2015 #PennState...
Via College Spun
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State Fan Creates Awesome “We Are” Hype Video Ahead Of 2015 Season

2014 was a big year for Penn State. The Nittany Lions hired new head coach James Franklin, were relieved of their sanctions, qualified for a postseason contest, and finished the season with a winning record after a Pinstripe Bowl victory over Boston College. In 2015, PSU fans are thinking even bigger. One – YouTube user ELRT Conglomerate – has put together a great hype video...
Via College Spun
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State and Georgia schedule agreement would be sweet as sugar

Scheduling rumors are always fun to discuss, even if we must do so with an expectation nothing will truly come of it. One thing most Penn State fans can say about the non-conference scheduling since joining the Big Ten in 1993 is the line-up has tended to be more disappointing than exhilarating, with a few notable exceptions from time to time. Opening the season against USC in the...
Via Nittany Lions Den
29 days ago  |  Discuss
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