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PSU DC says young corner Haley too good to sit

Moving a multiyear starter to a new position for his senior year might sound like a risky proposition, but Penn State defensive coordinator Bob Shoop has done so before with positive results. In fact, it was just last year with Adrian Amos, who became a safety and ended up with a team-high 10 passes defended in 2014.  This fall Jordan Lucas is following the same path, and Shoop...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

A Conway on the Ducks?

Is there going to be a real life Mighty Ducks? Well there might be. After being dismissed from the Penn State hockey team, Scott Conway seems to be...
Via Athlon Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

James Franklin’s spotlight has shrunk, production on recruiting trail hasn’t

When James Franklin was hired to replace Bill O’Brien as the Penn State Nittany Lions’ head coach, there arguably wasn’t a bigger celebrity in the Big Ten outside of Urban Meyer. The guy came from the star-studded coaching ranks of the SEC, had a great on-camera personality and embraced social media in a big way. He even was a star of ESPN’s 2014 National Signing Day coverage...
Via Talking 10
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Penn State snags UConn transfer

The Penn State Nittany Lions basketball team may have just found the piece they needed to compete in the Big Ten in coming years. It comes in the form of former Connecticut Husky guard Terrence Samuel. The news was confirmed on Samuel’s Twitter account as he retweeted many followers of his that sent congratulations to him. According to College Basketball Talk, Samuel will be...
Via Campus Sports Net
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Get pumped for Penn State football with new hype video

Miss anything from the first year of the James Franklin experience as the leader of Penn State football? Antsy about the start of the season still being months away? We have just the thing for you as the coach shared a new hype video with his Twitter followers this week. 
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Redshirt freshman LB could surprise for Penn State

Injuries might have robbed Troy Reeder of an opportunity to work his way into the starting lineup this spring, but Penn State defensive coordinator Bob Shoop told PennLive.com not to count Reeder out as a contributor this fall.  "He just has the body type, the football intelligence," said Shoop, who also described the 6-foot-1, 235-pound Reeder as "a skill set player" and "a guy...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State adds another defensive line prospect

After a run on defensive tackles, Penn State picked up a potential pass rusher Tuesday with a verbal commitment from Daniel Joseph.  A three-star defensive end from Lake Forest Academy in Illinois, Joseph is the No. 43-ranked player in the nation at his position for 2016 per Scout.com.  Other scholarship offers for Joseph included Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska, Wisconsin,...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State Lands Commitment From 2016 4-Star DE Daniel Joseph

Daniel Joseph, a four-star defensive end in the 2016 class, has committed to Penn State.  The 6-foot-3, 240-pound prospect out of Lake Forest, Ill., chose the Nittany Lions over Michigan and Michigan State, among other programs. He’s ranked the No. 14 player at his position by 247 Sports’ Composite Rankings.  Joseph announced his commitment on Twitter.  I’m proud to announce...
Via College Spun
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Predicting Wins and Losses for the 2015 Penn State Nittany Lions

The Penn State Nittany Lions are still trying to recover from the tragic Jerry Sandusky scandals and they are well on their way. The Penn State brass decided that former Vanderbilt Coach James Franklin was the man for the job and he has instantly put respect back into this program. Penn State finished the 2014 season at 7-6, including a disappointing 2-6 in Big Ten play. Despite...
Via Football Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Athlon Sports 2015 preview and Hackenberg’s cover shot

To avoid a cover jinx in recent years magazine companies have started expanding their regional covers to feature talent a little closer to home whenever possible. Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg appears on the cover of this particular Big Ten preview, which I received in the mail today along with a copy of the national preview from Athlon Sports. “Hackenberg poised...
Via Nittany Lions Den
4 days ago  |  Discuss

New Pitt AD says scheduling PSU is a priority, but it may have to wait

The in-state rivalry between Penn State and Pittsburgh will finally be renewed in 2016. Stop me if you have heard this before, but the new athletics director at Pittsburgh is eyeing a more long-term relationship between the two in-state power conference programs. Scott Barnes is just now getting situated as the new AD at Pittsburgh, and he has his hopes of getting his Panthers on...
Via Nittany Lions Den
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State Football: Interview with Commit DwumFour

On Tuesday, Penn State picked up a commitment from 3 star defensive tackle Michael DwumFour. DwumFour is from Wayne, New Jersey and attends De Paul Catholic. DwumFour was one of four recruits to make the call to coach James Franklin this week, he being the first of 3 DTs and is Penn State’s 12th recruit for the 2016 class.  DwumFour has great size at 6’2 and 286 pounds, he...
Via Complete Philly Coverage
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State Football: Penn State Lands Big Commitment From 2016 4-Star DT Ellison Jordan

Ellison Jordan, a four-star defensive tackle in the 2016 class, has committed to Penn State.  The 6-foot, 270-pound prospect out of Baltimore, Md., picked the Nittany Lions over Maryland, Michigan State and Virginia Tech, among other programs. He’s ranked the No. 17 defensive tackle in his class by 247 Sports’ Composite Rankings.  Jordan announced his commitment on Twitter...
Via College Spun
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Penn State Defensive Tackle Anthony Zettel Completes One-Handed Alley-Oop With Ease

Penn State has a good one in 6'4" 278 pound defensive tackle Anthony Zettel. The senior defender is considered one of the better defensive tackles in the conference and could very well end up being drafted next year should he have another quality season. To make sure he does the big man has been working out; sometimes in unusual ways.Whatever he has been doing must be working. How...
Via FatManWriting
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Watch Penn State DL Anthony Zettel Toss An Alley-Oop To Himself, Throw It Down With 1 Hand

Georgia star running back Nick Chubb isn’t the only college football player throwing down impressive dunks this offseason.  Penn State defensive lineman Anthony Zettel is quite a dunker, too.  Watch the 6-foot-4, 278-pound lineman get off the floor with ease and finish with one hand.  @Zettel98 doesnt just tackle trees on his spare time… @coachjfranklin @SpenceChaos pic.twitter...
Via College Spun
8 days ago  |  Discuss

A View from C-Deck: My Hatred for Penn State

As I was driving around the mean streets of Cleveland on Monday, I thought to myself, wow, I’m actually having a great Monday. I decided to turn on my favorite XM radio show, College Football with Jack Arute and Gino Teretta. The first few segments were great as usual and was getting me more more pumped for college football to get here. And then it happened…….”when we come...
Via Buckeye Battle Cry
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State adds Jim Haslett as consultant

Penn State head coach James Franklin announced on Wednesday that he has hired former NFL head coach and defensive coordinator Jim Haslett to serve as a consultant to the Nittany Lions football program. Haslett, a Pittsburgh native, was the defensive coordinator for the Washington Redskins from 2010-2014 until he and the club announced a “mutual parting of ways” in late December...
Via Campus Sports Net
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Class of 2016: Penn State plugs big hole with punter Blake Gillikin

It is not very often much attention will be given to the recruitment of a punter, but this is no ordinary situation. Blake Gillikin of Georgia announced his intention to join the Penn State Nittany Lions in the Class of 2016, choosing Penn State over Georgia, Northwestern and Vanderbilt. Gillikin will end up filling a significant role in Penn State’s special teams unit when he...
Via Nittany Lions Den
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State Football: Penn State Lands Commitment From Blake Gillikin, One Of The Nation’s Top Punters

Blake Gillikin, a punter in the class of 2016, has committed to Penn State.  The 6-foot-1, 180-pound prospect out of Atlanta chose the Nittany Lions over Georgia, Northwestern and Vanderbilt, among other programs.  Gillikin, ranked by Kohl’s Kicking as the No. 4 punter in his class, announced his commitment on Twitter.  So incredibly excited and proud to announce I’ve committed...
Via College Spun
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State RB Mark Allen Tweets About Team’s Ridiculous Workout Today

While college football players across the country aren’t technically taking part in team practice, most are getting in workouts, one way or another. At Penn State, those workouts are apparently very intense, and involve a great deal of running. How do we know? Second-year Nittany Lions running back Mark Allen took to Twitter Thursday afternoon, claiming that he may as well be on...
Via College Spun
15 days ago  |  Discuss

James Franklin, Primanti Bros. and mocking the heck out of Pitt

It was not so long ago we witnessed the offensive line coaches at Penn State and Pittsburgh get into a bit of a heated exchange through a series of subtweets. It was gold for fans following along on Twitter, but it did get to a point where James Franklin had to pull Herb Hand back from the edge before something bad happened. But the tweet game is strong within the Penn State coaching...
Via Nittany Lions Den
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State guard Geno Thorpe to transfer

With the NBA Draft rapidly approaching, college basketball players across the country are looking towards their future. While not all players have the NBA in their sights, they are always looking ahead at those futures. Penn State guard Geno Thorpe is now acting on his. According to Penn State athletics, the sophomore guard from Pittsburgh has been granted a release from the program...
Via Campus Sports Net
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State lands four-star OL Will Fries

James Franklin and the Penn State Nittany Lions’ 2016 recruiting class just got a little stronger and a lot bigger with the coach’s first commit from the state of New Jersey. Four-star offensive lineman Will Fries committed to joining the State College campus in the fall of 2016 late Tuesday evening. According to SB Nation’s Black Shoe Diaries, Fries is the tenth ranked player...
Via Campus Sports Net
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Jeff Gordon to drive Penn State car at Pocono

There is going to be plenty of college football presence at Pocono Raceway in Pennsylvania for the Axalta “We Paint Winners” 400. NASCAR star Jeff Gordon is set to drive his No. 24 at the racetrack with blue and white colors along with Penn State Nittany Lions branding along the rear quarters of the car. Peep this beauty! @JeffGordonWeb will be racing his blue & white ...
Via Campus Sports Net
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State Coach James Franklin Gets a Sweet Office Upgrade

Penn State coach James Franklin has a new and rather interesting addition to his office. On Friday, a fan gave Franklin a taxidermied Nittany Lion....
Via Athlon Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss
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