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Franklin, Penn State captains air out frustrations

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) Coach James Franklin was frustrated, wanting to get to the bottom of Penn State's surprising loss at Illinois last last week. Talking it out immediately was the only approach he thought would work. The Nittany Lions' first-year coach summoned the team's captains to his office as soon as they got off the bus from the airport. About an hour later...
Via AP on Fox
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Penn State football fans need to move past Tim Beckman HATRED

Given the approach that Tim Beckman took to openly recruiting Penn State football players, in the wake of the sanctions imposed in 2012, Nittany Nation would have liked nothing more than a little karmic payback. Had this Penn State football team won today, it might have possibly been the final nail in the coffin of his Illini regime. Obviously, it didn’t happen that way as Illinois...
Via The Sports Bank
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Penn State faked a punt to set up a botched FG

In one drive, the Penn State Nittany Lions show you the good and bad of special teams play… First, they are successful on a fake punt… http://t.co/zd0gUxwgqH — CFBZ (@CFBZ) November 22, 2014 Then, they can’t execute a simple FG from the three yard line…. http://t.co/0DaS3Ssdlm — CFBZ (@CFBZ) November 22, 2014
Via The Student Section
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State’s Eamon McAdam Makes Phenomenal Diving Save

The Penn State Nittany Lions were in Ann Arbor to take on the Michigan Wolverines on Friday night. They were in danger of falling behind 2-0 early in the first period when Penn State goaltender Eamon McAdam made this miraculous diving save. The save with the paddle changed the entire momentum of the game and […] The post Penn State’s Eamon McAdam Makes Phenomenal Diving Save...
Via Diehardsport
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State Nittany Lions at Illinois Fighting Illini: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

Getty Images It is a Big Ten showdown between the Penn State Nittany Lions and Illinois Fighting Illini scheduled for Saturday. Now bowl eligible, Penn State (6-4) will look to drop Illinois (4-6) in this one. Coverage of the game between these two will air on ESPN2 beginning at 12:00 pm ET from Memorial Stadium in Campaign, IL. The Odds: The Penn State Nittany Lions are 6.5 point...
Via Tireball.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State relaxed, Illini under pressure

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) Penn State coach James Franklin was relaxed enough as his team got ready to play Illinois this week to talk at length about movies with reporters. At Illinois, coach Tim Beckman tensely pushed back against what he called bashing of his players. The moods in the two programs were far different as they prepared to play each other Saturday in Champaign. Penn State...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State Decommit Upset With Nittany Lions Fans Bashing Him On Twitter

Unfortunately, there is a faction of college football fans who go overboard when recruits wind up choosing against playing for their favorite school. Defensive end prospect Adam McLean, who decommitted from Penn State yesterday, is finding that out Wednesday afternoon. McLean, a four-star talent who committed to play for the Nittany Lions back in April but has decided to open back...
Via College Spun
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Nittany Lions prepare for a trip to Charleston

The Penn State Nittany Lions will face off against the Charlotte 49ers on Thursday in the Gildan Charleston Classic. The Charleston Classic does not have any ranked teams participating this year, but it is certainly a deep tournament with several teams that will be in the thick of the race for a 2015 NCAA Tournament bid. Since that’s the case, it’s a great opportunity for Penn...
Via Nittany Lions Den
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State's Defense Delivers Once Again to Clinch Bowl Spot in Win Over Temple

It is hardly a secret to anyone watching Big Ten football that Penn State is getting by this season on the strength of the defense. With an offense...
Via Athlon Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Penn State LB T.J. Rhattigan Celebrated The Nittany Lions Becoming Bowl Eligible By Air Bowling

Saturday was a huge day for Penn State football. Thanks to a 30-13 win over Temple, the Nittany Lions became bowl eligible, and the school is now in line to go to a bowl game for the first time since 2011. Understandably, some PSU players were excited for the opportunity. One player, linebacker T.J. Rhattigan, decided to celebrate by pretending to bowl on the field at Beaver Stadium...
Via College Spun
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State Nittany Lions upset UMass Lowell River Hawks

(Photo/Chris Tran/Mill City Sports) LOWELL, Mass. – Saturday night looked a lot different than Friday night at the Tsongas Center in Lowell, Massachusetts. The Penn State University Nittany Lions upset the UMass Lowell River Hawks, 4-1. The crowd of 4,548 was hushed before things really even got started as Penn State forward Casey Bailey tallied the games first two goals at 6...
Via Mill City Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Hockey East Roundup: No. 4 UMass Lowell Upended By Penn State 4-1

No team is safe in the Hockey East this season. One night after No. 16 Providence handed No. 10 Vermont its second loss of the season, unranked Penn State (6-2-2) traveled to UMass-Lowell (7-2-2) and handed the River Hawks a 4-1 loss. The Nittany Lions came roaring out of the gates, opening up a 2-0 lead less than ten minutes into the game thanks to back-to-back goals from Casey...
Via NESN.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Penn State DB makes incredible interception

Penn State forced five turnovers during its game against Temple today. The Nittany Lions picked off Owls QB P.J. Walker four times, and this interception by safety Jesse Della Valle is unquestionably the best of the bunch. Della Valle read this pass by Walker perfectly, went up, snagged the ball, and made sure that he got his hand down in bounds so that the interception would stand...
Via College Spun
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Vine: Penn State Kicker Sam Ficken Celebrated A Made Field Goal With A “Three Goggles” Celebration

Penn State and Temple are in the middle of a really ugly game in Happy Valley. All of the game’s scoring has come by way of field goals, and the Nittany Lions lead, 6-3. At the end of the first half, Penn State kicker Sam Ficken drilled a 50-yard field goal, which was his second made kick of the day. After the ball went through, Ficken celebrated by taking his right hand and putting...
Via College Spun
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Robert Francis leads UMass Lowell past Penn State

(Photo/John Corneau/Mill City Sports) LOWELL, Mass. — Junior forward Robert Francis led the UMass Lowell River Hawks passed the Penn State University Nittany Lions on Friday night at the Tsongas Center, 5-3. Francis notched two of the River Hawks five goals on Friday night, including the game’s first goal at 11:13 mark of the first period....
Via Mill City Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State up to 11.5 -point favorite vs. Temple

After snapping a four-game losing streak in Big Ten play Saturday at Indiana, Penn State is an eleven-point favorite when they return home this week to take on Temple. Vegas Insider had Penn State open as a 10.5 point favorite but that has quickly dropped to nine points. It has since jumped up to 11 points. Another outlet, 888sport, currently has Penn State as an 11.5 point favorite...
Via Nittany Lions Den
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State narrowly dodged 'death penalty' for Sandusky scandal

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A 2-year-old email from NCAA's top lawyer, filed Thursday in a court case, documents just how close Penn State came to having its football program shut down over the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal. The email from NCAA attorney Donald Remy says the school's "cooperation and transparency" saved the program. The email, sent to Gene Marsh, an...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Game Preview: UMass Lowell River Hawks vs. Penn State University

This weekend will feature another B1G / Hockey East conference matchup. The UMass Lowell River Hawks welcome the Penn State University Nittany Lions into the Tsongas Center for a two-game home series starting on Friday, November 14 at 7:15 p.m. eastern. Friday night marks only the third time these two schools have gone head-to-head. Last year, UMass Lowell swept the Nittany Lions...
Via Mill City Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State's 4-year title run jeopardy

Penn State has dominated college wrestling since the day Cael Sanderson arrived in Happy Valley. This might finally be the year that someone other than the Nittany Lions wins the national title. Iowa, Minnesota and Cornell are among the teams poised to break Penn State's four-year stranglehold on the NCAA championship. The Nittany Lions lost a pair of national champions in David...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Penn State Released An Awesome Hype Video To Get Fans Fired Up For The Nittany Lions’ Final Home Games

Penn State football is one win away from making it to a bowl game for the first time since 2011. The Nittany Lions have two more home contests on the schedule — one this week against Temple, and one on Nov. 29 against Michigan State — and according to a hype video released by the football team, they want the fans at Beaver Stadium to help lift the squad to wins in both games...
Via College Spun
13 days ago  |  Discuss

What in the Heck Are These Indiana Band Members Doing?

The Penn State-Indiana game Saturday was not very entertaining. The best player on the field--IU running back Tevin Coleman only had 71 yards on the ground. The two quarterbacks combined for 236 yards. With the exception of Bill Pelton's 92-yard touchdown run for the Nittany Lions there were no fireworks on the day.So--that helps explain why these members of the Indiana band...
Via FatManWriting
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State is Truly Balanced When it Comes to the Running Game

Every coach has a different philosophy. Some are totally fine with being a great running team and a terrible passing team. Others prefer the pass and could care less about the run. Some go a little crazy and even like it when a team has what is called a balanced attack.Typically a balanced attack means that you run as much as you pass and you are effective at both, but in Penn State...
Via FatManWriting
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Maryland’s Stefon Diggs gets one game suspension

Maryland and Penn State had quite an interesting game on Saturday. There was pushing and shoving in the pre-game which led to Maryland refusing to shake Penn State’s hands at the coin flip and Maryland notched a come from behind victory with a last minute field goal. That puts Maryland at 6-3 and 5-2 in the Conference but with the Michigan State game coming up Stefon Diggs has...
Via The Student Section
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Fumbled Snap Hands Maryland Second Win Over Penn State in 38 Tries

Penn State was hoping to notch its second conference win under James Franklin against Maryland, and with history firmly in favor of the Nittany Lions there were few that thought it would be much of a problem. Prior to Saturday's game the Terrapins had only managed to beat Penn State once in 37 attempts.So if you are wondering what could drive Penn State head coach James Franklin...
Via FatManWriting
24 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Penn State QB Christian Hackenberg Nails Maryland Staffer in the Head With Pass

Part of me would almost like to think that this was done on purpose as a way to get back at the Terrapins for their unsportsmanlike conduct before the game even started--but I've watch Christian Hackenberg play before. This was not on purpose at all.It was just an unfortunate/fortunate accident depending on your perspective.@SBNationGIF/TwitterRead more »
Via FatManWriting
24 days ago  |  Discuss
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