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Life-long Phillies fan Franklin to throw out first pitch

He's already been to Yankee Stadium this year. Now Penn State football coach James Franklin is throwing out a first pitch at an MLB stadium closer to home.  The school announced this week Franklin will throw out the first pitch at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia before the Phillies take on the Atlanta Braves at 7:05 Thursday night.  The appearance will coincide with THON Night...
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BTN analyst says Franklin much more than a recruiter

James Franklin already has a pair of top 25 recruiting classes signed since he became head coach at Penn State, and his 2016 effort could end up in the nation's top 10.  But in their first season on the field under the direction of Franklin, the Nittany Lions lost six games, leading some to wonder if Franklin is better off the field than on it.  Big Ten Network analyst Gerry DiNardo...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Morning Cup of Joe: Penn State’s big recruiting week

I made a cup of coffee this morning without placing a mug under the machine. Hope your week is off to a better start than mine. Penn State’s last big push on the summer camp schedule ended nicely for James Franklin and company. Penn State added a pair of players to the Class of 2016 haul, which came days after landing the commitment of a talented quarterback. The day got off to...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State taking names off back of jerseys

A return to tradition Penn State will be wearing a bit more of a traditional and familiar look this season. The names of players are being taken off Penn State’s jerseys starting this season. The school announced the uniform change this morning. Black Shoes. Basic Blues. No Names. All Game. Head coach James Franklin met with several members of the Penn State Lettermen and current...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State Football: 4-Star QB Sean Clifford Becomes First Member Of Nittany Lions’ 2017 Class

We’re still months away from the beginning of the 2015 football season, but Penn State landed its first commitment on the 2017 recruiting class today. Four-star quarterback Sean Clifford from St. Xavier High School in Cincinnati made the pledge on Twitter. Blessed and excited that I will be furthering my academic and athletic career at Penn State University! #WeAre pic.twitter...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Athlon Sports: Franklin heading Penn State in right direction

This is a big week it seems. Not only did the first episode of the Nittany Lions Den Podcast go live, but so too did my first contribution to Athlon Sports. I will be contributing to Athlon Sports this season, and it looks like most of my content will be focused on Penn State and the Big Ten. Whenever I write something up about Penn State, I will be sure to share a link here so you...
Via Nittany Lions Den
18 days 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...
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26 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
June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Penn State Football: Penn State Football Releases Awesome “Why Penn State” Hype Video

If you’re a fan of Penn State football, there’s a lot to be excited about.  Your coach, James Franklin, seems to be a budding star. He’s one of the country’s best recruiters and has been reeling in elite prospects to State College, Pa., since he arrived on campus. The Nittany Lions have some momentum heading into 2015, too, as they’re coming off a bowl game victory vs...
Via College Spun
June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Penn State Coach James Franklin Threw Out The First Pitch At Tonight’s Yankee Game

Because Penn State defeated Boston College in the 2014 New Era Pinstripe Bowl, Nittany Lions head coach James Franklin had the opportunity to throw out the first pitch before tonight’s Yankee game.  It looks like one of Franklin’s 2015 signees, linebacker Jake Cooper, is in the Bronx tonight and captured his future coach on the mound. The video isn’t the clearest but it appears...
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April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

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