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Podcast: Breaking Down Indiana’s Offense and B1G Week 6 Rundown

Penn State welcomes Indiana to Beaver Stadium this weekend, and the Hoosiers are hoping to have a healthy offense for the trip and early noon kickoff. After giving Ohio State all it could handle last week, will these Hoosiers come in feeling a little rundown, or will they carry over a high level of play and give Penn State all it can handle? Penn State has developed a knack for winning...
Via Nittany Lions Den
19 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Franklin won't discuss PSU's offensive woes with press -- or on Twitter

Penn State football coach James Franklin is riding a four-game winning streak built mostly on playing stout defense. He has heard questions about his offense since the Nittany Lions were beaten 27-10 in their season-opener against Temple, and they have not quieted much as the offense has averaged 28.0 points per game since. During his weekly Tuesday press conference in State College...
Via Fox Sports
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Penn State's Nassib tabbed nation's best 4-3 DE through 5 games

Penn State defensive end Carl Nassib has put up great individual numbers whether you look at the traditional or advanced kind. For the former, Nassib is second in the nation with eight sacks on the season, a figure that trails only Joe Schobert of Wisconsin. Nassib is tied with Andrew King of Army and Steven Taylor of Houston for No. 5 in the country in tackles for loss with 2...
Via Fox Sports
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Penn State recruiting update

When the season starts, recruiting often gets over looked. Here’s a little update on Penn State’s recruiting situation. 2016 This class is ranked #4 in the nation and has 20 recruits. Only 5 spots remain. Guys most notably to take those spots are 4 star WR Tre Nixon, who is favoring PSU and Georgia. 3 star DB Khaleke Hudson who is between Penn State, Pitt, and WVU. 4 star linebacker...
Via Complete Philly Coverage
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Penn State a test of IU football team's maturity, improvement

BLOOMINGTON -- Sometime between Saturday night and Monday morning, Kevin Wilson’s phone buzzed. A former player had texted IU’s fifth-year coach.           

Wilson mum on injuries as IU preps for Penn State

BLOOMINGTON -- Kevin Wilson wouldn't elaborate significantly on the status of his two injured offensive starters, or suspended defensive tackle Darius Latham, during his weekly meeting with the media Monday.            

Penn State 7, Army 0

Nick Scott hits the gap & 11 yards later it's six points for @PennStateFBall. Brought to you by @hotelsdotcom. — Penn State on BTN (@PennStateOnBTN) October 3, 2015
Via Nittany Lions Den
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ohio State, Nike Officially Release Black Uniforms Team Will Wear Against Penn State

Ohio State will be wearing black uniforms against Penn State on October 17. We already knew that. But today, Nike and the school made it official. Ohio State released the full black uniform Saturday morning around 8:30 AM ET. The look features black jerseys, black pants and a black matte helmet.  Nike also released what it calls the “Black Pack”, which features shirts, hats...
Via College Spun
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Here are the black jerseys Ohio State will wear vs Penn State

It has been long confirmed that the Ohio State Buckeyes will wear black jerseys for the first time in team history. They will be wearing the jerseys on October 17 when they host the Penn State Nittany Lions. The one problem everyone was having was the fact that nobody knew what the jerseys looked like. It seems like we now know what they look like as College Spun shared a photo of...
Via Campus Sports Net
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Nittany Lions Den Podcast: Designing the future for Penn State Athletics and Week 5 B1G Rundown

No time to waste this week. Let’s get right to the podcast! This episode covers some quick thoughts on last week’s win over San Diego State, what to make of Hackenberg and the running game, touches on this coming weekend against Army, discusses the recent news regarding the potential renovation of Penn State athletics facilities and runs through this week in the Big Ten. Sponsors...
Via Nittany Lions Den
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Fred Says: Penn State Needs the Army Game for a Tune Up

There is no substitute for good defense. Penn State can thank their defense for the win against San Diego State. Austin Johnson’s fumble recovery aside, the defense was forced into defending a short field a couple times and only let up one score. Considering how the offense struggled to move the ball — forcing the defense to play a lot of downs — they did an outstanding job...
Via Know It All Football
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State: 1/3 season grades

When you were in school, every quarter of the year you got a report card with grades on it telling you how good you did in every subject. Well here’s my first quarter grades for the Nittany Lions. Offense Let’s start with QB Christain  Hackenberg. The signal caller had a rough game to start the season against Temple, getting sacked 10 times and throwing an interception with...
Via Complete Philly Coverage
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Christian Hackenberg generating split opinions

Entering the season, Penn State Nittany Lions quarterback Christian Hackenberg was widly regarded as one of the top signal-callers in the nation. However, a lackluster start to the season has led to some skepticism about his ability to transition to the pro level. In a recent post from Walter Football, it is clear that Hackenberg is generating mixed reviews from talent evaluators...
Via Campus Sports Net
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State looking to move from Beaver Stadium?

The Penn State Nittany Lions are looking to improve their facilities. According to a report from, the Nittany Lions are looking at all options for a future home which could include either renovating the iconic Beaver Stadium or finding a new venue for home games altogether. “Nobody’s trying to either renovate Beaver or build a new stadium just to be doing it,” Penn...
Via Campus Sports Net
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State in great hands with Populous for renovation plans

Penn State hires industry leader Populous to develop renovation master plan Penn State dropped some big news this morning as the calendars flipped to October. The university has hired architecture and sport event planning firm Populous to lead the way in developing a master plan for facilities upgrades for the athletics program. That includes the football program, which could lead...
Via Nittany Lions Den
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Sales of charitable PSU tee halted by athletic department

We’ve been a fan of Penn State kicker Joe Julius since Week 1 of the college football season. Naturally, PSU students and fans have also quickly hopped on the “Big Toe” fan boat. A couple people even turned their fandom into a charity  fundraiser–only to unfortunately have to, in the end, refund the raised money. Per the report by  Penn State’s athletic...
Via Campus Sports Net
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State’s defense forcing turnovers, but offense can still do more with them

Penn State defense is doing its job, but the offense can pick up the slack It has become common knowledge that turnovers can swing the momentum of a game from one sideline to the other, but it remains a full team effort to fully capitalize on any extra opportunities given up by the opponent. It’s one thing to stop a drive with a turnover, but driving down the field to tack on...
Via Nittany Lions Den
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Penn State’s Fat Guy Touchdown Turns the Tide

Faced with a third and 11 on its own 25, Penn State’s defense — trying to prevent San Diego State from scoring — was hoping for a stop. However, the Nittany Lions got a lot more than that. The Penn State pass rush got after San Diego State quarterback Maxwell Smith, forcing a fumble. Defensive tackle Austin Johnson scooped up the loose pigskin and lumbered 71 yards into the...
Via The Student Section
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Big Penn State DT Austin Johnson Rumbles 74-Yards To Return Fumble For A Touchdown

When you weigh 325 pounds--like Penn State defensive tackle Austin Johnson does--there are two things you don't like to do: (1) diet and (2) run. However, when necessary a good big man can do either when he must. Johnson certainly needed to during Penn State's game against San Diego State Saturday.When he recovered the ball the only thing between him and the end zone were a few offensive...
Via FatManWriting
10 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Penn State RB Saquon Barkley Makes Incredible Touchdown Run Through Traffic

Before leaving Saturday's game against San Diego State with an ankle injury, Penn State running back Saquon Barkley made sure he left an impact. After catching a screen pass in traffic, he bashed and spun his way through the San Diego defense--determined that he was not going to be denied--till he saw open field and was able to trot into the end zone.His score gave the Nittany Lions...
Via FatManWriting
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Penn State RB Saquon Barkley Broke A Slew Of Tackles On Highlight-Reel Touchdown

Penn State freshman running back Saquon Barkley is no stranger to scoring jaw-dropping touchdowns. He just produced another one for the Nittany Lions in the first quarter of today’s game against San Diego State.  Barkley took a short screen pass from QB Christian Hackenberg, broke out of a couple of tackles, got spun around and then made two more people miss en route to a 22-yard...
Via College Spun
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State’s Basketball Program Now Has A Top-10 Recruiting Class For 2016

Penn State’s men’s basketball program, which this afternoon received a commitment from four-star small forward Lamar Stevens, now has a top-10 recruiting class – nationally – for 2016.  Yes, you read that correctly. The Nittany Lions are putting together one of the greatest recruiting classes in the history of their program, with commitments from Stevens, four-star point...
Via College Spun
18 days ago  |  Discuss

AAC Football’s Official Twitter Account Trolled Penn State

Penn State made some news yesterday when it was revealed that the team literally buried the game tape of its 27-10 season-opening loss to Temple with a shovel. In the embarrassing defeat, the Nittany Lions surrendered 10 sacks. While Penn State was ready to let that game go, the American Athletic Conference, of which Temple is a member, wants to relish the memory of it . That...
Via College Spun
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State LB Nyeem Wartman-White Suffers Leg Injury, Will Miss Remainder Of Season

Penn State just lost one of its top defenders and the second-leading tackler from last season in middle linebacker Nyeem Wartman-White, after he suffered a leg injury during the second quarter of Saturday’s season opener against Temple.’s senior editor Brent Yarina posted Penn State’s press release on Twitter Sunday afternoon, confirming the loss of the Nittany Lions’...
Via College Spun
September 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Deflategate Part 2? Penn State’s James Franklin Argues Ball Pressure Vs. Temple

Deflategate just won’t go away. And it’s even starting to creep into college football. Penn State coach James Franklin got into an argument with referees over air pressure in footballs as his team took on Temple on Saturday. ESPN cameras picked up the refs inspecting the footballs, one of which had a gauge in it. It turns out Franklin probably should have focused more on Temple...
September 05, 2015  |  Discuss

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