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Penn State coach praises Green Bay Packers organization

James Franklin has shot up the coaching ranks to a head position with the Penn State Nittany Lions, but he hasn't forgotten where he came from. Last month, Franklin took a moment to reflect upon his time with the Green Bay Packers as a wide receivers coach in 2005, according to Josh Folk of LehighValleyLive.com. "Going to the Green Bay Packers, I think a lot of people would make...
Via Fox Sports
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Penn State Football Recruiting: Menet picks Nittany Lions, other notes

Penn State picked up its second ESPN 300 offensive lineman Friday with the addition of Under Armour All-American Michal Menet. Menet becomes the sixth member of ESPN’s 300 to commit to James Franklin and Penn State for 2016 and is the second-ranked offensive guard in the country according to ESPN. The Reading, PA, native is rated a four-star prospect by Rivals and is their fourth...
Via isportsweb.com
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

BSR TOP 5 Linebackers: #5 Tom Cousineau

You can brag all you want Penn State fans about being ‘Linebacker U.’ The fact of the matter is there is a school within the conference that can more than rival your long history. Some of the best linebackers in conference history have played for The Ohio State Buckeyes. Year after year, coach after coach, All-Americans have continuously made their way through the tunnel at...
Via Buckeye Battle Cry
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Penn State gets commit from top prospect in Pennsylvania

Michal Menet could be classified as a must-get recruit in just about every way for Penn State. And James Franklin got the Exeter Township, Pa., four-star offensive lineman on Friday. Menet is the top-rated recruit in Pennsylvania according to Scout.com, and he plays a position of need for the Nittany Lions. Aside from Penn State, his other finalist was Duke, but he also had offers...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

80s Penn State recruit claims sexual abuse by Sandusky

Jerry Sandusky is already in just in the early stages of his 30-60 year sentence, but he is still somehow making the big headlines. It was reported early Saturday morning that a former Penn State recruit has anonymously stepped up to claim that he was sexually abused by the former assistant to Joe Paterno. According to College Football Talk, The Centre Daily Times reported that Daniel...
Via Campus Sports Net
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State Football: Penn State Lands Commitment From 2016 4-Star OT Michal Menet

Michal Menet, one of the top offensive tackles in the 2016 class, has committed to Penn State.  The 6-foot-5, 271-pound offensive lineman is ranked the No. 6 player at his position and the No. 37 player overall, according to 247 Sports’ Composite Rankings.  Menet was also considering Alabama, Auburn, Duke and Arkansas, among other programs.  4-star OL Michal Menet, the top...
Via College Spun
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State Football: Thoughts on Penn State/Pitt Rivalry

James Franklin hasn’t been non-commital about much since becoming Penn State’s 17th head coach, but his stance on one thing does need to change. The Penn State/Pitt football rivalry needs to be a permanent fixture on the schedule every year. Franklin so far has basically just pointed to the teams’ upcoming four-game home-and-home series from 2016-2019 as enough. But the problem...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

APR release brings good news, bad for Penn State

The Penn State football team's APR score is still last in the Big Ten, but it went up for the first time after five years going the other way. The latter note comes from The Patriot News. With a 956 multi-year average, Penn State is well above the threshold for punishment by the NCAA (930), but the Nittany Lions are still feeling the effects of the transfers that were allowed after...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State Nittany Lions 2015 Preview and Prediction

If not for an NCAA decision midway through 2014, the highlight of last season may have been a win over UCF on Aug. 30 across the Atlantic Ocean. The...
Via Athlon Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State-Pitt extension talks show politics matter over fans

Penn State and Pitt, it was one of college football’s better in-state rivalries back in the day. However, as is an all-too familiar story these days — that rivalry went by the wayside after Penn State chose conference affiliation and the money coming from the Big Ten coffers back in the early 1990’s. There was a glimmer of hope put out there when the two schools agreed to a...
Via Talking 10
8 days ago  |  Discuss

PA lawmaker wants to name bridge after Joe Paterno

Former Penn State Nittany Lions head coach Joe Paterno could soon stir up another controversy. We all know about Paterno’s connection to the Jerry Sandusky scandal — which led to vacated wins and a postseason ban (the wins have since been reinstated — so whenever his name is brought up people immediately have an opinion on the subject. Enter Pennsylvania representative Michael...
Via Campus Sports Net
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State Head Coach James Franklin Has Man Crush on Philadelphia Eagles WR Jordan Mathews

A lot of guys will freely say that they are big fans of an actor or an athlete, but few will say they find another guy 'good-looking' or that they have a man-crush on one. Penn State head coach James Franklin is not one of those guys.While appearing on a recent episode of Philly Sports Talk he had no problem admitting that he has a man-crush on Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jordan...
Via FatManWriting
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State alum tries to re-enact Zettel’s tree tackle

Perhaps you have seen Penn State’s All-Big Ten defensive lineman Anthony Zettel tackle a tree by now. If not, go ahead and check it out. Zettel’s tree-tackle made the rounds through the blogopshere and Twitterverse, and former Nittany Lion Anthony Adams was inspired to give it a try himself. A video posted by Anthony Adams (@spiceadams) on May 19, 2015 at 9:38am PDT ...
Via The Student Section
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Buy This Penn State Tailgate RV — $24,500

Looking to make a splash in the Penn State tailgate market? Well, you won’t have to look too far from home, because a 1996 Born Free RV is available for purchase in State College. It’s flashy and has a custom paint job, but I must warn you, it’ll set you back in the money department — $24,500 to be exact. Information from the seller: This is the vehicle you need to have...
Via Busted Coverage
10 days ago  |  Discuss

CB Da’Quan Davis No Longer With Penn State

Penn State cornerback Da’Quan Davis is no longer with the program. Nittany Lions head coach James Franklin informed Audrey Snyder of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette of the news. “Da’Quan is no longer with the team,” Franklin said. “I keep my comments pretty limited on those things, but we wish him the best, but yeah, he’s no longer with the program. That’s also why we...
Via Campus Sports Net
13 days ago  |  Discuss

James Franklin Says Penn State is Catching Up in Recruiting

Ever since legendary Nittany Lion coach Joe Paterno passed away, the recruiting at Penn State just hasn’t come as easily for them. Third year head coach James Franklin recently talked about how that is quickly changing for his team. Franklin told Greg Pickel of Pennlive.com “Probably in three years we’ll get back to having not only numbers that make more sense, but also how...
Via Campus Sports Net
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Penn State unveils Pinstripe Bowl rings

The Penn State Nittany Lions won a thriller over the Boston College Eagles in the Pinstripe Bowl to end last season, and today they have received their rings for the big win. Penn State’s official Twitter account shared the photos. Yankee Stadium, the host of the Pinstripe Bowl, is one one side of the ring along with the player names, while the other side commemorates the matchup...
Via Campus Sports Net
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State DT Anthony Zettel Tackles a Tree

Penn State’s Anthony Zettel is one of the top defensive tackles in the nation. The Michigan native recorded 17 tackles for a loss and eight...
Via Athlon Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Photos: Penn State’s Players Receive Pinstripe Bowl Rings

The 2014 campaign was a big one for Penn State football. The Nittany Lions saw their NCAA sanctions lifted mid-season, qualified for a postseason contest and then won the New Era Pinstripe Bowl over Boston College in overtime, 31-30. Sunday, the school unveiled the rings the players have received to celebrate the accomplishment. PSU’s official Twitter account tweeted out photos...
Via College Spun
15 days ago  |  Discuss

4-Star Penn State Commit Shane Simmons Tweets Turtle Emoji, PSU Fans Freak Out

The college football recruiting Twitter world is a place full of top-10 lists, little humility and cryptic emojis. Avoid it at all costs, if you can.  There are times when you can’t avoid it, though. Like when a recruit committed to a school tweets something about another school, causing a semi-freakout among fan bases. That happened today.  Shane Simmons, a four-star linebacker...
Via College Spun
15 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Penn State Defensive Tackle Anthony Zettel Tackles a Moderately Sized Tree

These days training is not done solely in the gym or on the track for sports. Athletes will look for all sorts of ways to work on their game. For first team All-Big 10 defensive lineman Anthony Zettel if his training goals mean he needs to walk around the farm tackling trees then that is exactly what he is going to do.Eh--so maybe the ground is loosened up first and it's already...
Via FatManWriting
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Penn State DT Anthony Zettel Tackled A Tree To The Ground

Penn State defensive tackle Anthony Zettel is a large (6-foot-4, 278 pounds) man. He’s plenty strong too. After all, you don’t earn first team All-Big Ten honors in the trenches by being weak, and you definitely can’t tackle trees to the ground with your bare hands without some serious strength. Yes, that’s right, Zettel brought a tree down with a perfect form tackle. It...
Via College Spun
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State Lands Commitment From 4-Star TE Danny Dalton

Penn State has landed a commitment from Marshfield (Mass.) four-star tight end Danny Dalton. The news was first hinted at by Nittany Lion head coach James Franklin using his customary commitment bat signal.  247Sports’ Sean Fitz then confirmed Dalton was the new addition.  #WeAre…Better #107kStrong #PSUnrivaled — James Franklin (@coachjfranklin) May 16, 2015 #PennState...
Via College Spun
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State and Georgia schedule agreement would be sweet as sugar

Scheduling rumors are always fun to discuss, even if we must do so with an expectation nothing will truly come of it. One thing most Penn State fans can say about the non-conference scheduling since joining the Big Ten in 1993 is the line-up has tended to be more disappointing than exhilarating, with a few notable exceptions from time to time. Opening the season against USC in the...
Via Nittany Lions Den
April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Penn State spring attendance ranks third in nation and Big Ten

Penn State head coach James Franklin may have wanted a full house on Saturday at Beaver Stadium, but the 68,000 fans that showed up for the annual Blue White Game is nothing to be ashamed of. Penn State’s spring game crowd currently ranks third in the nation and gives the Big Ten the top three spots in the order. Ohio State set a new national spring game record with 99,391 fans...
Via Nittany Lions Den
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss
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