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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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16 hours ago  |  Discuss

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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20 hours ago  |  Discuss

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...
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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...

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...
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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...
Via Nittany Lions Den
1 day 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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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Penn State: Headline About Athletic Director Sandy Barbour Angers Readers

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette had readers upset Sunday with its not-so-tactful front-page headline regarding Penn State’s hiring of Sandy Barbour as athletic director. No name. Just woman....Story
Via Lost Lettermen
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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
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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
2 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...
Via College Spun
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State Will Reportedly Name Former Cal AD Sandy Barbour Its New Athletics Director

Penn State reportedly has its new athletics director. According to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy, former Cal athletics director Sandy Barbor will assume the role. Former Cal AD Sandy Barbour will be Penn State’s new AD, sources told @ESPN — Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) July 26, 2014 If this report is true, it is certainly an unexpected hire. Barbour stepped down as Cal’s AD on...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nittany Lions Den is on Fancred, a social network for sports fans

Today I am very proud to say Nittany Lions Den is on Fancred! This makes Nittany Lions Den the first Penn State blog to appear on the sports social network, as far as I know. What is Fancred? I am glad you asked. In brief, it is a social network specifically for sports fans. Imagine a Twitter or Facebook timeline filled entirely with sports commentary, GIFs and links without political...
Via Nittany Lions Den
5 days ago  |  Discuss

PSU Commit Says New Jersey Recruits Are Not Going To Rutgers Because “We’re Just Doing What’ll Benefit Us Later In Life”

New Penn State head football coach James Franklin has made it a point to recruit the state of New Jersey heavily. This has shown in his success in getting recruits from the state to come to Happy Valley, as five of the top 10 recruits in the state have committed to Penn State, per 247 Sports. The other five recruits in the 247 top 10 are committed to Alabama, Michigan, Wisconsin...
Via College Spun
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jay Paterno Sues Penn State over Jerry Sandusky Scandal

Yes, Jerry Sandusky’s name somehow repeatedly finds it way back into the news. Jay Paterno, son of former Penn State coach Joe Paterno, is suing the university following his dismissal from the coaching staff two years ago. Jay, along with another former assistant, Bill Kenney, filed a federal lawsuit in Philadelphia on Monday, saying they had been linked unfairly to the Jerry Sandusky...
Via Next Impulse Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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