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Penn State holds off Bucknell 88-80

LEWISBURG, Pa. (AP) D.J. Newbill had 28 points and Penn State pulled away late for an 88-80 victory over Bucknell on Friday. The Nittany Lions (6-1) never trailed but never led by more than 12. Bucknell (2-5) tied the game once, at 66-all, with 6:19 to play. Penn State answered with a 12-4 run and held steady from there with Newbill scoring six of the Nittany Lions' last 10 points...
Via AP on Fox
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Spanier-Freeh lawsuit ordered back to county court

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) A federal judge says former Penn State president Graham Spanier's (SPAN'-yerz) defamation lawsuit against former FBI director Louis Freeh (LOO'-ee free) must start with a local judge. U.S. District Judge Malachy Mannion on Wednesday ordered the case back to Centre County. He says he can't determine whether federal court is the proper jurisdiction before a complaint...
Via AP on Fox
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

WISCONSIN-MINNESOTA: THE BADGERS GET A CHANCE TO WRITE A DIFFERENT ENDING TO THEIR SEASON

(This post originally appeared on Bloguin’s national college sports blog, The Student Section) By Matt Zemek Wisconsin was ready to make a BCS bowl last season. The Badgers played their final home game of 2013 on the Saturday after Thanksgiving against Penn State. Wisconsin was expected to handle an average bunch of Nittany Lions, but what was also expected was that Stave would...
Via Madtown Badgers
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Spartans at Penn State Nittany Lions: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

Two Big Ten schools will face off against one another when the Michigan State Spartans travel to take on the Penn State Nittany Lions. No. 10 Michigan State (9-2) will look to knock off the recently struggling Penn State (6-5) in this one. Coverage of this game will air on ABC and ESPN2 beginning at 3:30 pm ET from Beaver Stadium in University Park, PA. The Odds: The Michigan State...
Via Tireball.com
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Penn State defensive coordinator Bob Shoop nominated for Broyles Award

Penn State defensive coordinator Bob Shoop has been nominated for the Broyles Award. The award goes to the nation’s top assistant coach in college football. No Penn Sate assistant coach has won the award since it was first introduced in 1996. Shoop’s case will have some legs to stand on considering how well Penn State’s defense has played this season. Shoop is one of six Big...
Via Nittany Lions Den
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State WR Tyler Lippett Making History Saturday Against Penn State?

The Spartans have a pretty good wide receiver in senior Tyler Lippett. He's caught more passes this season than last (56 this season; 44 last) and surpassed his yardage total from the last two (1071 this season; 1005 combined in '13 and '12). With the season and his time at Michigan State winding down the team has decided to get all they can out of him.So they are going to start...
Via FatManWriting
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State football fans need to move past Tim Beckman HATRED

Given the approach that Tim Beckman took to openly recruiting Penn State football players, in the wake of the sanctions imposed in 2012, Nittany Nation would have liked nothing more than a little karmic payback. Had this Penn State football team won today, it might have possibly been the final nail in the coffin of his Illini regime. Obviously, it didn’t happen that way as Illinois...
Via The Sports Bank
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Maybe Now Indiana RB Tevin Coleman Will Get Some Respect

Indiana's junior running back Tevin Coleman has run for at least 100 yards in every game but one this season (71 versus Penn State). Three times he has run for over 200 yards. Last week he rattled off 307 yards in a loss to Rutgers, but no one heard about it because someone else had to run for over 400 yards somewhere else.He is second in the nation in rushing yet gets very...
Via FatManWriting
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Penn State faked a punt to set up a botched FG

In one drive, the Penn State Nittany Lions show you the good and bad of special teams play… First, they are successful on a fake punt… http://t.co/zd0gUxwgqH — CFBZ (@CFBZ) November 22, 2014 Then, they can’t execute a simple FG from the three yard line…. http://t.co/0DaS3Ssdlm — CFBZ (@CFBZ) November 22, 2014
Via The Student Section
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State relaxed, Illini under pressure

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) Penn State coach James Franklin was relaxed enough as his team got ready to play Illinois this week to talk at length about movies with reporters. At Illinois, coach Tim Beckman tensely pushed back against what he called bashing of his players. The moods in the two programs were far different as they prepared to play each other Saturday in Champaign. Penn State...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State Decommit Upset With Nittany Lions Fans Bashing Him On Twitter

Unfortunately, there is a faction of college football fans who go overboard when recruits wind up choosing against playing for their favorite school. Defensive end prospect Adam McLean, who decommitted from Penn State yesterday, is finding that out Wednesday afternoon. McLean, a four-star talent who committed to play for the Nittany Lions back in April but has decided to open back...
Via College Spun
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Nittany Lions prepare for a trip to Charleston

The Penn State Nittany Lions will face off against the Charlotte 49ers on Thursday in the Gildan Charleston Classic. The Charleston Classic does not have any ranked teams participating this year, but it is certainly a deep tournament with several teams that will be in the thick of the race for a 2015 NCAA Tournament bid. Since that’s the case, it’s a great opportunity for Penn...
Via Nittany Lions Den
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State's Defense Delivers Once Again to Clinch Bowl Spot in Win Over Temple

It is hardly a secret to anyone watching Big Ten football that Penn State is getting by this season on the strength of the defense. With an offense...
Via Athlon Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Penn State LB T.J. Rhattigan Celebrated The Nittany Lions Becoming Bowl Eligible By Air Bowling

Saturday was a huge day for Penn State football. Thanks to a 30-13 win over Temple, the Nittany Lions became bowl eligible, and the school is now in line to go to a bowl game for the first time since 2011. Understandably, some PSU players were excited for the opportunity. One player, linebacker T.J. Rhattigan, decided to celebrate by pretending to bowl on the field at Beaver Stadium...
Via College Spun
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State Nittany Lions upset UMass Lowell River Hawks

(Photo/Chris Tran/Mill City Sports) LOWELL, Mass. – Saturday night looked a lot different than Friday night at the Tsongas Center in Lowell, Massachusetts. The Penn State University Nittany Lions upset the UMass Lowell River Hawks, 4-1. The crowd of 4,548 was hushed before things really even got started as Penn State forward Casey Bailey tallied the games first two goals at 6...
Via Mill City Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Hockey East Roundup: No. 4 UMass Lowell Upended By Penn State 4-1

No team is safe in the Hockey East this season. One night after No. 16 Providence handed No. 10 Vermont its second loss of the season, unranked Penn State (6-2-2) traveled to UMass-Lowell (7-2-2) and handed the River Hawks a 4-1 loss. The Nittany Lions came roaring out of the gates, opening up a 2-0 lead less than ten minutes into the game thanks to back-to-back goals from Casey...
Via NESN.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State president to review disputed Sandusky scandal report

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- The president of Penn State University says he will review the Freeh Report, a document regarding the school's response to the Jerry Sandusky molestation scandal that has divided the university and its alumni since it was issued more than two years ago. President Eric Barron vowed Saturday in a statement on the university's website that he would conduct...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Penn State DB makes incredible interception

Penn State forced five turnovers during its game against Temple today. The Nittany Lions picked off Owls QB P.J. Walker four times, and this interception by safety Jesse Della Valle is unquestionably the best of the bunch. Della Valle read this pass by Walker perfectly, went up, snagged the ball, and made sure that he got his hand down in bounds so that the interception would stand...
Via College Spun
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Vine: Penn State Kicker Sam Ficken Celebrated A Made Field Goal With A “Three Goggles” Celebration

Penn State and Temple are in the middle of a really ugly game in Happy Valley. All of the game’s scoring has come by way of field goals, and the Nittany Lions lead, 6-3. At the end of the first half, Penn State kicker Sam Ficken drilled a 50-yard field goal, which was his second made kick of the day. After the ball went through, Ficken celebrated by taking his right hand and putting...
Via College Spun
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Robert Francis leads UMass Lowell past Penn State

(Photo/John Corneau/Mill City Sports) LOWELL, Mass. — Junior forward Robert Francis led the UMass Lowell River Hawks passed the Penn State University Nittany Lions on Friday night at the Tsongas Center, 5-3. Francis notched two of the River Hawks five goals on Friday night, including the game’s first goal at 11:13 mark of the first period....
Via Mill City Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State narrowly dodged 'death penalty' for Sandusky scandal

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A 2-year-old email from NCAA's top lawyer, filed Thursday in a court case, documents just how close Penn State came to having its football program shut down over the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal. The email from NCAA attorney Donald Remy says the school's "cooperation and transparency" saved the program. The email, sent to Gene Marsh, an...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Game Preview: UMass Lowell River Hawks vs. Penn State University

This weekend will feature another B1G / Hockey East conference matchup. The UMass Lowell River Hawks welcome the Penn State University Nittany Lions into the Tsongas Center for a two-game home series starting on Friday, November 14 at 7:15 p.m. eastern. Friday night marks only the third time these two schools have gone head-to-head. Last year, UMass Lowell swept the Nittany Lions...
Via Mill City Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Penn State Released An Awesome Hype Video To Get Fans Fired Up For The Nittany Lions’ Final Home Games

Penn State football is one win away from making it to a bowl game for the first time since 2011. The Nittany Lions have two more home contests on the schedule — one this week against Temple, and one on Nov. 29 against Michigan State — and according to a hype video released by the football team, they want the fans at Beaver Stadium to help lift the squad to wins in both games...
Via College Spun
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Maryland’s Stefon Diggs gets one game suspension

Maryland and Penn State had quite an interesting game on Saturday. There was pushing and shoving in the pre-game which led to Maryland refusing to shake Penn State’s hands at the coin flip and Maryland notched a come from behind victory with a last minute field goal. That puts Maryland at 6-3 and 5-2 in the Conference but with the Michigan State game coming up Stefon Diggs has...
Via The Student Section
25 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Penn State QB Christian Hackenberg Nails Maryland Staffer in the Head With Pass

Part of me would almost like to think that this was done on purpose as a way to get back at the Terrapins for their unsportsmanlike conduct before the game even started--but I've watch Christian Hackenberg play before. This was not on purpose at all.It was just an unfortunate/fortunate accident depending on your perspective.@SBNationGIF/TwitterRead more »
Via FatManWriting
27 days ago  |  Discuss
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