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PENN STATE RUMORS & GOSSIP

No College Football In Ireland in 2016

Those who enjoyed watching the Penn State Nittany Lions take on the Central Florida Knights in Ireland to open the season last year are in for some disappointment. In a post by Kevin McGuire of NBC Sports’ College Football Talk, the game known as the Croke Park Classic will not take place in 2016 as originally planned. A statement from the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) cites...
Via Campus Sports Net
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State Coach James Franklin Is Throwing Out The First Pitch At Next Tuesday’s Yankee Game

Penn State held on for a 31-30 overtime victory over Boston College in the 2014 New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium in December. Next Tuesday, Nittany Lion head coach James Franklin will return to the Bronx to throw out the first pitch before the New York Yankees take on the Tampa Bay Rays.   #PSU fans come see @coachjfranklin throw out the ceremonial first pitch on Tuesday...
Via College Spun
5 days ago  |  Discuss

How Penn State held on to a hot defensive coordinator

After crafting one of the top defenses in the country last season, Penn State defensive coordinator Bob Shoop could have left Happy Valley for another job. He chose to remain on head coach James Franklin's staff for at least another year, though, and explained his reasoning Saturday after the spring game. “Let me say this: I’m very happy with the job I have and I’m excited...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Predicting start times for Penn State’s 2015 season

The NFL has its fun Tuesday night by unveiling the entire 2015 schedule. College football is a little different in that bits and pieces of the schedule are unveiled over time, thanks in large part to the process the networks have in determining which games they will carry. The Big Ten Network has already confirmed a handful of games that will appear on primetime in 2015, including...
Via Nittany Lions Den
6 days ago  |  Discuss

SEC takes aim at Penn State when they should look in the mirror

It’s that time of the year again when folks around the SEC cry about Penn State setting up camps on their pristine recruiting soil. Just as they did a year ago, Penn State twill be traveling south to set up football camps. And just like they did last year, the SEC is not all too happy about it. SEC rules prevent coaches from working at a football camp outside of a 50-mile radius...
Via Nittany Lions Den
6 days ago  |  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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

4-Star DB Zechariah McPhearson Commits To Penn State

On the day of its Blue-White spring game, Penn State has picked up a commitment from 2016 four-star cornerback Zechariah McPhearson. The news was first reported by Ryan Snyder of Rivals.com and confirmed moments ago by McPhearson himself. Officially committed to Penn State University pic.twitter.com/qcoFyveZgf — ZMac (@ZMcphearson) April 19, 2015 McPhearson, of Upper Marlboro...
Via College Spun
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo/Video: NASCAR Star Jeff Gordon Unveils Penn State-Branded Car In Happy Valley

On June 7, Jeff Gordon will race in the Axalta ‘We Paint Winners’ 400 at Pocono Raceway, and he will do it in a car that is sure to draw some cheers from the local Pennsylvania fans. Gordon was in State College today to unveil the car, which features Penn State branding. The moment has arrived! The No. 24 @AxaltaRacing/@penn_state Chevy SS @JeffGordonWeb will race @poconoraceway...
Via College Spun
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Gordon unveils Pocono paint scheme at Penn State University visit

Four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon headed back to school Tuesday afternoon, as the Hendrick Motorsports driver took time to visit Penn State University. Gordon, along with sponsor Axalta, have partnered with Penn State to highlight STEM and business education. Penn State's College of Engineering and Smeal College of Business students will have a special opportunity...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Penn State TE Jesse James Scheduled To Visit With Steelers

Penn State tight end Jesse James has several visits and workouts scheduled with teams ahead of the 2015 NFL Draft and according to Tony Pauline of draftinsiders.net, the Pittsburgh Steelers are on his calendar. Jesse James/TE/Penn St visits/workouts scheduled with Pittsburgh Steelers, GB Packers, SD Chargers, Philadelphia Eagles, Baltimore Ravens — Tony Pauline (@TonyPauline) April...
Via Steelers Depot
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State Nittany Lions 2015 Schedule and Analysis

James Franklin enters his second season in Happy Valley with his work cut out for him. The quarterback position is settled and the defense...
Via Athlon Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Axalta, Penn State and Jeff Gordon partner to highlight STEM, business education

Event to unveil details of program on the University Park campus on Tuesday, April 14 kamagra zsel rendels   UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global manufacturer of liquid and powder coatings, and Penn State today jointly announced a partnership that will include an on-campus press event and special learning opportunities with Jeff Gordon and...
Via On Pit Road
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State Nittany Lions 2015 Spring Football Preview

James Franklin’s debut at Penn State had its share of ups and downs, as the Nittany Lions started 4-0 but dropped six out of their last eight...
Via Athlon Sports
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Penn State trustees to review proposal to make for happier beat reporters

When James Franklin and his staff came to Penn State, a plan to improve the football facilities to keep up to speed with programs in the SEC and Ohio State was made clear. Now it appears Penn State could be one step closer to undergoing some facility upgrades. Last week, Audrey Snyder of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette made note of some items on agenda for this week’s Penn State Board...
Via Nittany Lions Den
March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Endgame Management: “One Stop, One Score” Sounds Logical, But It’s Not

You’re going to watch more college basketball on television than you can possibly stand over the next four days, and the cycle will be repeated the following Thursday through Sunday as well during the first (sprawling) weekend of the NCAA tournament. When you watch waves of games — one after the other — it will be easy to get caught up in the action. Game X at 12:15 Eastern...
Via The Student Section
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Vine: Penn State’s D.J. Newbill Drills A Three At The Buzzer To Beat Minnesota

While Penn State basketball isn’t a huge draw, Nittany Lions’ guard D.J. Newbill is a legitimate star. No power conference play scores more than Newbill, who averages 20.3 points per game, and today he showed a real flare for the dramatic. With the game tied at 7.6, Newbill sank a contested three to lift Penn State past Minnesota in today’s regular season finale.  Newbill...
Via College Spun
March 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Penn State Got Royally Screwed with Worst Foul Call in the History of Basketball

Sports officials have an extremely difficult job and while we can semi-sympathize with the difficulty and pressures of the profession, that smidgen of sympathy is eliminated when they pull crap like this. The average reasonable fan can look past a few missed calls here and there, including subjective block-charge calls or lightning quick out-of-bounds rulings. Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
March 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Penn State hockey kisses NCAA at-large hopes goodbye in loss to OSU

There wasn’t a better story in Big Ten hockey than the sudden and surprising rise of Penn State. For most of the league season the Nittany Lions were either leading, sharing the lead or well within striking distance of whomever was leading. It’s just too bad the feel-good story of the Big Ten has turned in to a personal nightmare for the Penn State team. A once promising resume...
Via Talking 10
February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Penn State Wants Keith Olbermann To Donate To THON

ESPN suspended on-air personality Keith Olbermann for one week over comments he made on Twitter regarding Penn State. This evening, Penn State’s official university Facebook account issued a statement asking Olbermann to make amends by donating to THON, the school’s well-known fundraiser for pediatric cancer.    Post by Penn State. Many Penn State alumni and supporters...
Via College Spun
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Keith Olbermann suspended by ESPN for trashing Penn State

Keith Olbermann was suspended for the rest of the week by ESPN for critical tweets he sent about Penn State, the network announced Tuesday. “We are aware of the exchange Keith Olbermann had on Twitter last night regarding Penn State. It was completely inappropriate and does not reflect the views of ESPN. We have discussed...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Avert your eyes! Penn State concept helmet alert!

At some point in time I think Penn State fans should accept that there will be a day when Penn State breaks tradition and suits up in an alternate uniform design provided by Nike. Here’s hoping this helmet design is not a part of that. Penn State Nittany Lions, college. Design concept by @deeyungentertainment. #freshfootballhelmets #ffh #design #concept #designconcept #footballhelmet...
Via Nittany Lions Den
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Penn State’s emergence has only helped Big Ten hockey’s credibility

When Penn State announced it was adding hockey and thusly the Big Ten could sponsor the sport for the first time, many were critical of the move for schools like Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin. After all, they were leaving two of the best conferences in college hockey to join forces with three programs without the tradition and depth of the leagues they were leaving. The chief...
Via Talking 10
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Swept by Penn State

The Badgers could not avoid the road series sweep falling to the Nittany Lions from Penn State 1-4. With the Badgers and Nittany Lions squaring off less than 24 hours since their last meeting, both teams looked a tad slow to start the game. The game was swaying back and forth with neither of the two teams grabbing the momentum. The Badgers were given the first opportunity of the...
Via Madtown Badgers
February 07, 2015  |  Discuss
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