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Penn State Stops Recruiting A Player Because Of “Social Media Presence”

Penn State’s offensive line coach sent out a pretty interesting tweet on Monday morning, saying the school has stopped recruiting a high school prospect because of his “social media presence,” likely meaning his Twitter account. Dropped another prospect this AM due to his social media presence…Actually glad I got to see the 'real' person before we offered him. ...
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9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Herb Hand Drops A Penn State Prospect Because Of His “Social Media Presence”

It’s hard to argue that any coach in America is better at social media than Penn State offensive line coach and run game coordinator Herb Hand. Hand’s twitter account perfectly balances being funny with being motivational and insightful. Earlier today, we saw a more serious side of Hand, when he explained that Penn State stopped its pursuit of a recruit because of his presence...
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Five-Star recruit Shane Simmons set to make decision

“Dominate the region” was one of James Franklin‘s biggest goals when he first stepped on campus back in January. Well, since James Franklin has done just that and it may just get a lot better for Franklin and the Penn State coaching staff as five-star defensive end Shane Simmons is set to make his decision on Wednesday afternoon. Simmons, who announced his top five earlier...
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Video: James Franklin Has An Amazing Reaction When A Reporter Asks If He “Has A Little Urban Meyer In Him”

James Franklin has definitely made waves as the new coach Penn State. At Big Ten media day, Franklin fielded numerous questions, but one in particular really baffled him. An Ohio State beat reporter asked Franklin if he thought he had “a little Urban Meyer in him.” Franklin’s reaction is priceless; he admits he has no idea how to answer the question. Franklin winds up dropping...
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Penn State hires Sandy Barbour

Former Cal athletic director Sandy Barbour was introduced as Penn State's new athletic director Saturday afternoon, making her the first female AD in the university's history. She resigned from Cal last month after a 10-year stint and will officially begin her Penn State tenure on Aug. 18. She will take over for Penn State's Dave Joyner, who retired in June after taking...
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How the media preseason polls predict Penn State’s opponents

Now that the media day circuit is wrapping up for this summer, we have preseason polls taking a crack at forecasting the upcoming college football season in every conference. Penn State was picked by selected Big Ten media to finish fourth in the Big Ten East Division, behind Ohio State, Michigan State and Michigan. But what about how media from across the country views Penn State’s...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Penn State’s James Franklin Takes Selfie With T-Rex

Selfie w/my homeboy T -Rex #107kOld, at the @FieldMuseum in Downtown Chicago! #107kStrong #PSUnrivaled — James Franklin (@coachjfranklin) July 28, 2014 Because why not. Seems safe to say that James Franklin is enjoying his time as Penn State’s head coach. The post Penn State’s James Franklin Takes Selfie With T-Rex appeared first on Diehardsport.
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New Penn State AD Sandy Barbour’s Verified Twitter Account Sends Readers To A Cal-Berkeley Parody Facebook Page

Penn State announced the hiring of Cal-Berkeley athletic director Sandy Barbour late last week, and she’s quickly made moves on social media to display move to Happy Valley. It turns out that someone else decided to go into her account and make some changes as well. While none of Barbour’s tweets seem out of the ordinary, here profile page raises some questions. Barbour’s location...
Via College Spun
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Penn State's James Franklin photobombed by a T-Rex.

James Franklin and his new friend. Penn State head coach James Franklin is enjoying himself in Chicago, where he is attending SEC Media Days. He took time from the goings on at the Hilton Chicago to head over to the Field Museum, where he took this selfie of himself being photobombed Sue, the museum's Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton.Selfie w/my homeboy T -Rex #107kOld, at the @FieldMuseum...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

New Coach James Franklin Brings New Edge to Penn State

CHICAGO — This is not the Penn State program Mike Hull thought he was joining.Now, that’s not a bad thing, but the James Franklin style...
Via Athlon Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State has one commit on the Rivals 100 for 2016

For those looking ahead in the recruiting game, Rivals unveiled its top 100 list for the Class of 2016. Penn State commit Miles Sanders comes in at No. 42. The Big Ten has just two players currently committed in the Class of 2016 that appear on this latest ranking. Illinois offensive lineman Erik Swenson is currently committed to Michigan. Swenson is ranked No. 70 on the list. The...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Messed Up Pretty Badly With This Headline

Penn State recently hired Sandy Barbour — formerly Cal’s Athletic Director — as its new Athletic Director. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette decided to report on the news. Unfortunately, its headline could’ve used a couple of edits. No name. Just woman. — Virginia Montanez (@JanePitt) July 27, 2014 Is it factual? I guess. Sandy Barbour is a woman...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Maryland, Penn State Playing for a Trophy Because You Don't Hate Them Enough Yet - Penn State knows all about fabricated rivalries between fellow Big Ten teams and it looks like Maryland wants to get in on the action as well according to the Washington Post. According to the report, Maryland is already in talks with Penn State and fellow Big Ten entrant Rutgers for annual trophy games that could help spice up the meetings between Maryland and...
Via Double Coverage Football
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Penn State Goes Behind The Scenes Of The Schedule Poster Photo Shoot

These days, its not enough to produce an awesome schedule poster, teams have been releasing videos of the process of creating these posters during the summer. Penn State is the latest to get in on this trend. A number of Nittany Lions players, including Bill Belton, Zach Zwinak, and Brad Bars got into uniform for the first time this year for the photo shoot at Beaver Stadium. We...
Via College Spun
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette flubs headline about Penn State hiring

We’re not sure how this got through without anyone at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette wondering if this headline could be received poorly, but the paper probably wants this one back right about now. No name. Just woman. — Virginia Montanez (@JanePitt) July 27, 2014 @JanePitt Maybe the future bylines for PG writers should be WOMAN (with name then underneath...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss
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