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Junior college WR Josh McPhearson walks on at Penn State

In addition to a pair of verbal commitments for the Class of 2015 and Class of 2016 yesterday, Penn State reportedly will add another walk-on option from the junior college ranks. Per a report from Jeff Rice over at Lions 247, Josh McPhearson joined the program as a walk-on in January. He transferred from Nassau Community College and has two years of eligibility remaining. Because...
Via Nittany Lions Den
51 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Penn State boosts secondary depth with new commits for 2015 and 2016

While I was out and about today, Penn State added a pair of recruits — one to the Class of 2015 and another to the Class fo 2016 — to pad the depth in the defensive secondary. John Petrishen was first on the board today… Pittsburgh (Pa.) Central Catholic safety John Petrishen has committed to #PennState. via @247Sports — Lions247 (@Lions247) January...
Via Nittany Lions Den
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hill delivers nail-biting 60-58 Illini win over Penn State

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) Illinois forward Malcolm Hill scored 27 points Saturday including two on a layup with four seconds left in the game to deliver a 60-58 win over Penn State. Hill was mobbed at midcourt by teammates when Penn State's last, desperate attempt to tie fell short. The win was relief for an Illini team (14-8, 4-5) already depleted by injury that got more bad news just...
Via AP on Fox
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Penn State Defeats Vermont in Philadelphia College Hockey Faceoff

Philadelphia PA: College Hockey made its return to Wells Fargo Center in South Philadelphia on January 31 as the Penn State Nitty Lions took on the 14th Ranked Vermont Catamounts in the third annual Philadelphia College Hockey Faceoff. This is the 3rd time that Penn State & Vermont will play each other in this game, […]
Via Philly Sports Live
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

LISTEN: PSU coach Herb Hand on how to recruit with social media

Penn State offensive line coach Herb Hand is known for being particularly active on social media, and with National Signing Day on Feb. 4, now is busy time for college football recruiters. Hand dropped by The Audible to chat with Bruce Feldman about how to effectively use social media in recruiting, the pros (FOOD!) and cons (your scale) of recruiting visits, how he's essentially...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lara Spencer represents Penn State on GMA

This morning Good Morning America had a Super Bowl-themed show (there is a big game on Sunday, if you missed it). Patriots this, Seahawks that. Except for Lara Spencer, who was seen wearing a Happy Valley t-shirt on the set of GMA this morning. Spencer is a Penn State alum and served as the grand marshall for homecoming this past fall. No @NFL team for @LaraSpencer in our #GMASuperBowl...
Via Nittany Lions Den
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Franklin asks Herb Hand to relax off Pitt

Penn State and Pittsburgh will finally resume their series on the football field in 2016 with the start of a four-game series between the instate rivals. The build-up to that renewal of the series should continue to build in recruiting battles between the coaches at both schools, but James Franklin has asked one of his assistants to cool off a little bit on Twitter. During a live...
Via Nittany Lions Den
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State Flips In-State Tight End Previously Committed To Pitt

The Penn State and Pittsburgh coaching staffs have exchanged some Twitter barbs over the past week, each claiming their supremacy within the state of Pennsylvania. Today, PSU head coach James Franklin officially won his first head-to-head recruiting battle with new Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi, when he flipped in-state 2015 tight end Nick Bowers, who committed to the Panthers when Paul...
Via College Spun
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Bobby Bowden Lobbies On Facebook To Be Credited With 34 Additional Wins So He Can Surpass Joe Paterno’s Record

When Joe Paterno’s 111 wins were restored by the NCAA earlier this month, it bumped the former Penn State coach back up to 409 total wins, the most by any Division I head coach. Paterno re-surpassed Florida State’s Bobby Bowden, who officially recorded 377 wins throughout his illustrious coaching career. Bowden technically won 389 games, but the NCAA vacated 12 of those victories...
Via College Spun
5 days ago  |  Discuss

James Franklin Checks Penn State Player Bragging On Twitter

James Franklin called out a Penn State player over an exam who was bragging on Twitter.
Via Gamedayr
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State Looking for a Sideout

Penn State men’s Volleyball has never had a season start like this season. Right now, the Nittany Lions are 0 – 6 after four matches on the road and two at home. Since we’ve already looked at the first four Penn State matches, let’s examine the statistics for matches five and six and some possible reasons for this Penn State dilemma.   STATISTICS General Information ...
Via The Net Set
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State adds DT Robert Windsor to Class of 2015

With National Signing Day coming up next week, Penn State has received a verbal commitment from Wisconsin defensive tackle Robert Windsor. Windsor made his commitment Sunday morning, just days after making an official visit to Penn State. Well, somebody committed to Penn State. RT @coachjfranklin: #WeAre…Better #107kStrong #PSUnrivaled — Kevin McGuire (@KevinOnCFB) January 25...
Via Nittany Lions Den
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Herb Hand Responds To Pitt’s OC With List Of Reasons Why Penn State Is The Better Program

Well, that was fast. It was just a few hours ago that new Pitt offensive line coach John Peterson trolled Penn State, tweeting out a graphic with the claim that the Panthers are the “premier” program in the state of Pennsylvania. Nittany Lions offensive line coach Herb Hand, a big-time fan favorite, has already responded. Hand checked off a number of facts – including academic...
Via College Spun
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitt’s O-Line Coach Trolls Penn State, Tweets “The Premier Program In The State Of Pennsylvania” Graphic

Pittsburgh offensive line coach John Peterson has only been on the job for one week, but he’s apparently gotten the memo on how to endear himself to the Panthers’ fan base. Peterson, who was hired away from Akron by new head coach Pat Narduzzi, tweeted out a graphic Wednesday night that refers to Pitt as the “Premier Program In The State Of Pennsylvania.” For those unaware...
Via College Spun
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Recruiting Letter Thinks Paul Chryst Came From Penn State

This Wisconsin recruiting letter is confused about Paul Chryst's coaching resuming, listing he coached at Penn State.
Via Gamedayr
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Reaction From The Hall: IU v Penn State

The stage was set tonight in Assembly Hall. The Hoosiers were coming off of a HUGE upset W against #22 Ohio State just a few days earlier. That win would be completely forgotten if we were to lose this game against the Nittany Lions. Each student who signs up for season tickets is given a select amount of games to attend. Fortunately, tonight’s game ticket was part of my package...
Via The Assembly Call
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Are Penn State and Villanova Really Considered Temple’s ‘Rivals?’

I often allude to Temple’s Wikipedia page. Specifically, I like to talk about the subsection called “the Steve Addazio Era” and the irony of his era being two years and a record just over .500 (even though it’s really just Wikipedia protocol to have that subsection). But mostly, I like to talk about the Owls’ listed rivals: Penn State and Villanova.Let’s be honest. Nobody...
Via AAC Football Fever
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State AD wants no part of '409' decals for Nittany Lions teams

Not everyone was a fan of the "409" decals that Penn State hockey players wore on their helmets on Friday. That includes the uinversity's athletic director. The stickers celebrated the restoration of 409 victories to late coach Joe Paterno's official record -- making him once again college football's winningest coach -- as part of a settlement of a lawsuit against the NCAA for its...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State AD Sandy Barbour Apologizes For The “409″ Decals, Tweets Statement About Joe Paterno Situation

The NCAA ruled Friday that Penn State is getting back the 112 wins taken away due to the Jerry Sandusky scandal, making Joe Paterno the winningest coach in major college football history. This caused some celebrations in State College, Pa. There were banners, giant pictures and “409″ decals worn.  Many people weren’t happy with the admiration being shown for Paterno, especially...
Via College Spun
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Flavor Flav and James Franklin Make for an Odd Couple

What do you get when you combine a 55-year-old former hip-hop star and the head coach of Penn State’s college football team? Well. An awkward looking James Franklin posing for the camera with former Public Enemy star Flavor Flav, who is happily sporting a clock around his neck. This is all sorts of random. Flav still apparently thinks its cool to wear that clock around his neck...
Via Sportsnaut
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Paterno’s wins restored, still doesn’t make him a winner

Joe Paterno is back to being the winningest head coach in major college football history. All is right with the world and Paterno’s statue is the only thing left for a full adjudication of the man who led Penn State’s football program for so many years. That’s what many around the Penn State program would have you believe after Friday’s announcement of an agreement between...
Via Talking 10
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Paterno’s 111 Wins Restored By NCAA In Settlement With Penn State

History has been rewritten once again. The NCAA announced a settlement with Penn State on Friday in which it agreed to restore 112 wins to the school’s football program — 111 of which came under former head coach Joe Paterno. Paterno’s additional wins once again make him the winningest coach in college football. Those 112 wins were wiped from the...
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State hockey team added ‘409’ decals on helmets to honor Joe Paterno

Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State-NCAA settlement sparks strong reaction across sports world

Reaction varied greatly after the decision came down on Friday that Penn State and the NCAA have agreed to replace a 2012 consent decree in the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal with a new agreement that restores 112 wins to the football program, makes the late Joe Paterno the winningest coach in major college football and clears the way for $60 million in penalties to be spent...
Via Fox Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Introducing Assembly Call’s IU Big Ten Picks Challenge for 2015 (Submit Your IU-Penn State Pick Here)

This year we are introducing something new here at The Assembly Call: our IU Big Ten Picks Challenge. Not only will the Assembly Call staff be picking each IU game for the remainder of the Big Ten schedule, but we are also giving you, our loyal audience members, an opportunity to join in on the action. And we’ve decided to add a little incentive to make it worth your while. ...
Via The Assembly Call
20 days ago  |  Discuss

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