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Prosecutors seek to restore Penn State officials' charges

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) Prosecutors said Friday they were asking a Pennsylvania appeals court to reconsider its dismissal of some criminal charges against three former Penn State administrators accused of covering up sex abuse complaints against former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. The attorney general's office said it was making a sealed filing to ask the full Superior...
Via Associated Press
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

AG wants dismissal of Penn State officials' charges reversed

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) Prosecutors want a Pennsylvania appeals court to reconsider its dismissal of some criminal charges against three former Penn State administrators accused of covering up sex abuse complaints against Jerry Sandusky. The attorney general's office said Friday it will ask the full Superior Court to overturn last month's decision throwing out several of the more...
Via Associated Press
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Penn State awaiting improvement options for Beaver Stadium

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) A team of architects and engineers have spent the last two months at Penn State helping formulate a plan that will include a renovation or rebuild of Beaver Stadium. Penn State Athletic Director Sandy Barbour said she expects global architecture firm Populous to present its findings in July. Then the athletic department will begin the second phase of its...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Penn State Signing Day summary: Rankings, trends and more

Penn State appeared to be headed toward a top 10 class at one point, but momentum waned down the stretch after a big summer on the recruiting trail. Some significant staff turnover likely hindered coach James Franklin's recruiting efforts, but he still pulled in some supreme talents to conclude his second full year in Happy Valley. Scout.com national class ranking: 22Big Ten ranking...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wolverines and Penn State take center stage at MSG

New York, NY-This past weekend, in what is deemed the “World’s Most Famous Arena,” Madison Square Garden hosted a Super Saturday Big Ten Showdown as the Penn State Nittany Lions faced off against the sixth ranked Michigan Wolverines in a rivalry renewed on the ice. As the players took the ice and the cracking of the puck began, the Wolverines drew first blood as they took an...
Via Total Sports Live
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Meet Penn State’s 2016 Recruiting Class: National Signing Day Recap

Is this the year that James Franklin’s Penn State program takes a leap? The Nittany Lions should have the talent on campus to do so. Penn State’s class once again ranked in the Top 25 nationally, as it has every season under Franklin, finishing 19th according to 247Sports, and No. 3 in the Big Ten behind just Ohio State and Michigan. 20 players signed with Penn State, eight of...
Via College Spun
2 days ago  |  Discuss

How Penn State’s Class of 2016 stacks up

Penn State’s Class of 2016 may have lost some momentum, but how does it compare against the competition? Penn State’s Class of 2016 is now signed, faxed, and official. In addition to the four early enrollees on campus, Penn State added to its newest batch of recruits without a tremendous amount of drama, although the loss of a four-star safety on signing day to Stanford stung...
Via Nittany Lions Den
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State Football Recruiting: National Signing Day Recap

James Franklin and Penn State were busy on National Signing Day, securing 20 recruits to add to the program in their 2016 recruiting class. By all indications, the 2016 class will be a good one. The hard work the Penn State staff put into the class has been rewarded with a top 25 ranking in every major recruiting service from ESPN to Rivals to 24/7. Not only do the members of the...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State lands 1 of top RBs in the nation on signing day

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) James Franklin hoped he took a big step toward turning Penn State into Big Ten title contenders Wednesday, landing one of the best running backs and defensive ends in the country. The Nittany Lions also have finally emerged from the NCAA sanctions levied against them in the Jerry Sandusky scandal. Blake Gillikin, from Atlanta, was the first scholarship...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

National Signing Day: Four-star safety Andrew Pryts flips to Stanford

Penn State took a hit on the recruiting trail at the very last minute today. Four-star safety Andrew Pryts, who had been committed to the Nittany Lions since August, announced this morning he is instead signing with Stanford. Pryts was to be Penn State’s lone safety in the Class of 2016, although Penn State returns three redshirt freshmen to keep the depth in decent order. Losing...
Via Nittany Lions Den
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State keeps Toney in Class of 2016, adds walk-on QB and JUCO

On the eve of National Signing Day, Penn State had some good news roll in. Penn State secured a commitment of defensive end and linebacker Shake Toney from Philadelphia. Toney announced his reaffirmed commitment to the program on his Twitter account after spending more time recently being recruited by Pittsburgh. His photo choice offered a nice glimpse of the future he hopes to...
Via Nittany Lions Den
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State Lands Commitment From Cornerback Anthony Johnson

Three-star Ohio cornerback Anthony Johnson held out for an offer from Penn State, and his plan paid off. The Cleveland native took an official visit to Happy Valley last weekend, and got the offer he was looking for. It didn’t take long for Johnson to turn it in to a verbal commitment. Ohio DB Anthony Johnson was waiting for a #PennState offer. He got it and committed. Stay tuned...
Via College Spun
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lavert Hill Now Wearing Penn State Gear Before NSD

Lavert Hill, who sported Michigan State gear on Monday, is now donning a Penn State hat and jacket the day before National Signing Day. Signing Day Tomorrow 🤔🤔 @VertHill21 #WeAre pic.twitter.com/u6Uf9szdaW — DPJ™ (@dpeoplesjones) February 2, 2016 Hill, a one-time PSU commit, will make his announcement tomorrow morning at 9 am between Michigan, Michigan State and Penn...
Via Diehardsport
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State Football: National Signing Day Primer

With another recruiting class coming down to National Signing day, we’ll take a look at who Penn State has in the fold already and who they might hope to have sign on the dotted line come Wednesday. Over the years Penn State hasn’t been a program that deals with too many de-commitments, but things sure have changed on that front. First, it’s mainly the nature of the timing...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

3-Star WR Dae’lun Darien Commits To Penn State

Dae’lun Darien, a three-star wide receiver recruit from Baltimore, Maryland, will not be attending Temple – the school he committed to last April. Instead, Darien is flipping to Penn State, after taking an official visit this past weekend. Darien, a 6-foot-4, 205-pound athlete, announced the news on Twitter Monday morning – thanking the Owls’ staff in the process.  Was...
Via College Spun
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State Class of 2016: WR Dae’lun Darien flips from Temple to Nittany Lions

With National Signing Day just under 48 hours away, Penn State picked up some good news Monday morning. Wide receiver Dae’lun Darien announced via Twitter he was committing to Penn State. He had previously been committed to Temple. Was told to be a man and make tough decisions. I will be attending Penn State ⚪️#WeAre #PSU @coachjfranklin pic.twitter.com/ZqN7IYZgaE — Dae...
Via Nittany Lions Den
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan Makes Contact With Penn State Pledge Will Fries

With news that four-star OT Devery Hamilton was flipping his commitment from Michigan to Stanford, many wondered whether Will Fries, a former Wolverines OT target and a current Penn State commit, would get a call from the Michigan staff. According to Scout.com’s Brice Marich, contact has been made, but the three-star is not interested in wavering from the Nittany Lions. Penn State...
Via Diehardsport
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State Lands Commitment From 2016 DT Antonio Shelton

Antonio Shelton, a three-star defensive lineman in the 2016 class, has committed to Penn State.  The 6-foot-3, 265-pound defensive tackle out of Westerville, Ohio is ranked the No. 83 player at his position in the class by 247 Sports’ Composite Rankings.  He announced his commitment on Twitter.  Blessed to have the chance to wear blue and white next year. I’m committing to...
Via College Spun
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Renovating Beaver Stadium preferred over replacement at Penn State

There are some big changes coming at Penn State when it comes to their football home, Beaver Stadium. Right now, the school is in the process of gathering as much information as possible when it comes to the upgrade of their facilities on campus. The team is hoping that they will be able to get some much-needed upgrades at Beaver Stadium rather than having to replace the 107,000...
Via Campus Sports Net
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan Basketball vs Penn State: Preview and prediction

Michigan Basketball heads to New York this weekend to face off against the Nittany Lions of Penn State in Madison Square Garden Saturday, Jan. 30 at 12 p.m. This will be the second meeting of the two teams this season after Michigan easily defeated Penn State in early January by a score of 79-56. Since both teams are on the road, this could be end up being a very different game....
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State WR Jake Kiley to grad transfer for final season

Penn State wide receiver Jake Kiley will graduate transfer and play his final season of eligibility elsewhere, according to a statement posted to his Twitter. Thank you for everything PSU! pic.twitter.com/1gd1vhuKK3 — Ace Boogie (@PSU_Kiley2) January 28, 2016 A former three-star talent from New Hampshire, Kiley’s playing days in Happy Valley never panned out and he leaves...
Via Campus Sports Net
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Top kicker recruit de-commits from Penn State

Quinn Nordin, the No. 1 kicker in the 2016 class, has de-committed from Penn State.  The 6-foot-1, 200-pound prospect out of Rockford, Mich., had been committed to the Nittany Lions since July.  He announced his commitment on Twitter.  pic.twitter.com/M6SNH6Kk8m — Quinn Nordin (@QuinnNordin) January 28, 2016 Nordin, along with USC, is heavily considering Michigan. Alabama...
Via College Spun
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Badgers hold off late Penn State run in 66-60 victory

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Ethan Happ had 20 points and 11 rebounds and Wisconsin held off Penn State for a 66-60 win on Thursday night.Nigel Hayes added 15 points for the Badgers who won their second straight Big Ten game. Brandon Taylor scored 13 for Penn State.Wisconsin (11-9, 3-4 Big Ten) led by as many as 17 in the middle of the second half but Taylor came alive late. Although Penn...
Via Associated Press
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State’s coaching shuffle in review

Barring any further changes, it appears Penn State’s coaching staff for 2016 is now in place. The addition of Tim Banks to serve as the team’s new safeties coach, while also helping to coordinate the defense, filled the final vacancy on the staff for James Franklin. Whiel the loss of defensive cooridnator Bob Shoop was a significant loss for the program, Penn State added some...
Via Nittany Lions Den
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Todd McShay: Christian Hackenberg 'not ready' for NFL

At one time, Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg was the top quarterback prospect for the 2016 NFL Draft. Now, one NFL scout says Hackenberg is no where near ready to play in the NFL.Speaking on a conference call, ESPN NFL Draft analyst Todd McShay had some harsh words when it came to Hackenberg's NFL potential. In particular, McShay had problems with Hackenberg's accuracy...
Via Yardbarker
December 17, 2015  |  Discuss
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