Oh, Hello: MD WR Cameron Sullivan-Brown Commits To Penn State

The first 2017 wide receiver is on the board for the Nittany Lions. Cameron Sullivan-Brown, ladies and gentlemen! Stats Hometown/High School: Laurel, MD/St. Vincent Pallotti Height/Weight: 6-foot-1, 180 pounds Recruited By: Josh Gattis and Charles Huff Starz ‘n Sheetz Rankings: Three-star on Rivals, Scouts, 247Sports, and ESPN Offers: Maryland, Northwestern, Duke,...
Via Black Shoe Diaries
2 hours ago

Three-star WR Cameron Sullivan-Brown commits to Penn State

James Franklin and the Penn State football program received a solid commitment on Friday afternoon when three-star wide receiver Cameron Sullivan-Brown announced he will be joining the Nittany Lions. Sullivan-Brown made the announcement on social media. “Coming out of eighth grade, my friends and I decided to take the road less traveled and go to Pallotti. Ever since, it has been...
Via Campus Sports Net
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Penn State Football: Commit drought ends, negative recruiting

Penn State football got off to a fast start on the recruiting trail this year, but saw a lengthy drought that spanned nearly two full months that ended with a pair of commitments in the past few days. After landing a commitment from three-star DJ Brown (Fairburn, GA) back on April 25th, Penn State spend two full months without another commitment. That ended on July 20th, as three...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

All-BSDecade Penn State Wrestling Teams

It’s an in-house battle, as we compare 20 of Penn State’s greatest wrestlers from the past ten years in a dual meet for the ages Since the start of Black Shoe Diaries, the Penn State Wrestling program has undergone a transition from a sleeping giant to ruling the roost in the college wrestling world. Thanks in no small part to the arrival of Cael Sanderson as head coach beginning...
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1 day ago

Only Chris Gulla Until Penn State Football

A scant 37 days to kickoff! Chris Gulla has been embroiled in one of the most back-and-forth competitions that the Nittany Lions have had over the past two seasons.  After Alex Butterworth graduated following the 2013 season, the team turned to two unknown, walk-on players to handle punting duties: redshirt freshman Chris Gulla and true freshman Daniel Pasquariello. Gulla recorded...
Via Black Shoe Diaries
1 day ago

Penn State Officially Releases 2016 Non-Conference Basketball Schedule

Trust us, you’ll love it. After numerous leaks on either via Penn State or their future opponents’ Twitter accounts and with merely a couple more unfilled slots to fill, PSU officially released its entire 2016 non-conference schedule for the upcoming basketball season. The schedule now currently reads as follows: Penn State Basketball 2016-17 Schedule Date Opponent 11/4...
Via Black Shoe Diaries
1 day ago

Oh, Hello: WV S Derrek Pitts Commits To Penn State

In a somewhat unexpected turn of events, high 3-star Safety Derrek Pitts committed to Penn State over West Virginia. Derrek Pitts, ladies and gentlemen! Stats Hometown/High School: Charleston, WV/South Charleston Height/Weight: 6'1", 174lbs Recruited By: Brent Pry Starz 'n Sheetz Rankings 247 Sports:⭐⭐⭐Rivals: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ESPN: ⭐⭐⭐Scout: ⭐⭐⭐ Offers...
Via Black Shoe Diaries
1 day ago

Mark Dantonio denies MSU negatively recruits against PSU

James Franklin said earlier this summer that Penn State has to deal with other programs using the Jerry Sandusky scandal against it on the recruiting trail. Michigan State, per the Nittany Lions’ head coach, was apparently one of those programs.  At Big Ten Media Days in Chicago this morning, Spartans’ head coach Mark Dantonio was asked about this. Dantonio denies himself or...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Sandusky scandal still casts shadow at Penn State

CHICAGO (AP) Penn State coach James Franklin sees an improved team in Happy Valley - and a program that can't escape the shadow cast by the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. Franklin made some pointed comments about negative recruiting against the Nittany Lions, saying there are issues that need to be addressed possibly at the conference level. ''I think there's a fine line...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Coaches at Penn State with Sandusky find selves on defense

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) Newly disclosed sworn statements by men who say Jerry Sandusky sexually abused them raise new questions about his fellow assistant coaches at Penn State. That includes what they might have seen or known in the decades before his November 2011 arrest, and why they've been largely silent since. Questions that have dogged Sandusky's former colleagues were renewed...
Via Associated Press
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Greg Schiano denies having knowledge of Sandusky abuse

Greg Schiano has denied having any knowledge of sexual abuse by Jerry Sandusky when the two were working together at Penn State. Court documents that were unsealed on Tuesday revealed that Mike McQueary, the only former Penn State assistant who has admitted to having knowledge of Sandusky’s abuse against children, testified in court that Tom Bradley, another former assistant who...
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Penn State Assistants Tom Bradley, Greg Schiano Were Aware Of Sandusky Abuse, Per Released Deposition

Various court documents from the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal have been released, and they reveal how much Penn State coaches knew about the abused committed by the former Nittany Lions defensive coordinator before the story broke in 2011. In a deposition of Mike McQueary, the former Penn State quarterback and coach who witnessed Sandusky assaulting a 10-year old boy in 2002...
Via College Spun
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Unsealed records show Paterno knew of Sandusky abuse in 1976

The disgusting story that is Penn State football and the Jerry Sandusky sexual assault case somehow continues to get worse. According to the Washington Post, new court documents unsealed Tuesday in a Philadelphia court reveal that a man testified in court in 2014 that Joe Paterno ignored his complaints of sexual assault committed by Jerry Sandusky all the way back in 1976 when...
Via The Comeback
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Expert: Penn State payouts in abuse case surprisingly high

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) An expert who reviewed settlements paid by Penn State over sex assault claims involving ex-assistant coach Jerry Sandusky says the payments of as much as $5.5 million appeared high to ''extremely high.'' Lawyer Eric Anderson says the $92 million in total payouts to settle 32 claims might have been fueled by the school's ''concern about publicity'' and a wish...
Via Associated Press
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State players pushing to restore Joe Paterno statue valuing wins over victims

In 1971, a 15-year-old boy stood at a urinal in a Penn State bathroom when Jerry Sandusky, the then-Nittany Lions’ assistant linebacker coach, appeared behind him. “I felt his presence behind me,” he told CNN’s Sara Ganim (whose coverage on this scandal for the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Patriot-News earned a Pulitzer Prize). “I felt his left knee on the back of my knee...
Via The Comeback
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Mackey Award Watch List names Penn State TE Mike Gesicki

Mike Gesicki hopes to become Penn State’s first Mackey Award winner A day after Saquon Barkley, Chris Godwin and Jason Cabinda landed on watch lists released by the Maxwell Football Club, Penn State tight end Mike Gesicki joined in the summer watch list fun by being named to the Mackey Award watch list. Gesicki is one of 13 juniors to be named to the watch list a year after recording...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State releases statement in response to lettermen calling for return of Paterno statue

Coming up on five years after the Jerry Sandusky scandal hit Penn State and the Nittany Lions football program, a large group of football alumni want to see steps taken to restore the legacy of former head coach Joe Paterno. In a letter signed by over 200 former players from the 1950s to Paterno’s final years in Happy Valley, the lettermen want to see Paterno’s statue returned...
Via College Spun
24 days ago  |  Discuss

200+ Penn State lettermen sign letter demanding return of Joe Paterno statue

More than 200 Penn State Lettermen have signed a letter calling for the return of the Joe Paterno statue Let’s talk about the Joe Paterno statue, shall we? The emotions attached to the Joe Paterno statue continue to stir this summer. A total of 200 former Penn State players signed a letter calling for the statue to be returned to a visible place on the campus along with a formal...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

If Penn State beats Pitt and Temple, should Nittany Lions celebrate a state championship?

Let’s not put the cart in front of the horse, but instead ask a very hypothetical question. If Penn State beats both Pittsburgh and Temple this fall, would you be OK with the Nittany Lions players receiving state championship rings at the end of the year, regardless of what else happens during the regular season? The reason for this question stems from this week’s buzz surrounding...
Via Nittany Lions Den
29 days ago  |  Discuss

James Franklin names four power programs that negatively recruit against Penn State

Penn State is two coaches removed from Joe Paterno, the legendary figure who was removed during the Jerry Sandusky scandal that rocked the school during the 2011 football season, but it still feels the effects on the recruiting trail. Head coach James Franklin gave an interview to the Reading Eagle and named four specific power programs, three with which Penn State shares a division...
Via College Spun
June 29, 2016  |  Discuss

TSS Top 50: No. 48 Penn State Nittany Lions

Penn State Nittany Lions 2015 Record: 7-6 overall, 4-4 Big Ten (lost 24-17 to Georgia in the TaxSlayer Bowl) 1 Burning Question: Can Penn State Break into the Top of the Big Ten East? The Big Ten East might not be the best top-to-bottom division in college football, but heading into the 2016 season it definitely looks like it is the strongest at the top. Ohio State and Michigan...
Via The Student Section
June 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Penn State Sandusky settlement files may be unsealed

Media outlets are determined to unseal the settlement agreements between former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky and his victims of sexual abuse. reports a lawyer for a number of Philadelphia media outlets told a Philadelphia judge the Penn State’s settlement files should be released as the public deserves to know about the agreement reached with Sandusky and his accusers...
Via The Comeback
June 09, 2016  |  Discuss

More shocking details emerge from Jerry Sandusky victims

Just yesterday, we learned that according to a court filing, one of Penn State’s insurers claimed that a child had reportedly approached Joe Paterno in 1976 about abuse allegations against Jerry Sandusky. The court order detailed that other assistant coaches witnessed Sandusky sexually assaulting children. NBC News is reporting that as many as six assistant coaches at Penn State...
Via The Comeback
May 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Joe Paterno first heard of Sandusky's child abuse in 1976

Former Penn State coach Joe Paterno was first made aware of Jerry Sandusky sexually abusing boys in 1976, according to a report by The report cites a court document from an insurance case connected to Sandusky’s abuse of children. #BREAKING: Penn State officials had heard of Sandusky abuse as early as 1976.
Via College Spun
May 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Jerry Sandusky seeking new trial four years after being convicted

Everybody deserves a fair trial. Even Jerry Sandusky. It’s the basic premise of our nation’s judicial system, and nobody should be prevented from having due justice in the court of law. Jerry Sandusky had his day in court, but he wants a new trial. Sandusky, the former Penn State assistant coach who was sentenced to 30-60 years in jail for sexual abuse to children four years...
Via The Comeback
May 03, 2016  |  Discuss

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