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Backup LB leaves Penn State for personal reasons

A backup linebacker who didn't play in 2012 after becoming the first signee with Penn State since the NCAA announced sanctions has left the Nittany Lions. Coach Bill O'Brien announced on the team's Twitter account that Brennan Franklin had departed for personal reasons. The freshman never entered a game for Penn State. A native of Peoria, Ariz., Franklin was set to...
Via Fox Sports
January 09, 2013  |  Discuss

O'Brien's recruiting class has five early signees

Tight end Adam Breneman tops the list of five new recruits who have signed early at Penn State as part of the school's first recruiting class since the program was sanctioned by the NCAA. Breneman has remained vocal about sticking with the Nittany Lions since the NCAA penalties were announced in July for the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal. Breneman sat out his senior...
Via AP on Fox
January 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Fizz Radio: Curtis Dukes on Staying at PSU, SU Summer Football Preview

Joe Hermitt, Patriots News Kevin Fitzgerald and Andrew Kanell bring you a jam packed episode of Fizz Radio where Penn State running back Curtis Dukes joins the program to explain his choice to stay a Nittany Lion instead of transferring to SU. Plus, Doug Marrone talks to D.A. about why he’s frustrated and how he’ll approach things differently this time around. Kanell and Fitz...
Via Orange Fizz
August 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Penn State RB Curtis Dukes Tells Fizz He’s Staying, Will Not Transfer to SU

PennLive Penn State RB Curtis Dukes tells The Fizz he is staying in Happy Valley, and will not join Syracuse. Last night, after things had cooled down over the last 48 hours on the possible transfer front, Dukes confirmed to us via text that none his potential landing schools followed up, and that he will remain a Nittany Lion for his final two years of eligibility. “I’m just...
Via Orange Fizz
August 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Penn State Open Season: SU’s Marrone Contacts O’Brien About Transfers

The NCAA levied several debilitating penalties against Penn State football following the publication of The Freeh Report. Especially damaging is the provision that essentially allows other programs to pluck the Nittany Lions roster without limitation. All current players on Penn State are now permitted to transfer elsewhere over the next 12 months without having to sit out a season...
Via Orange Fizz
July 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Class of 2012 Review: Running Backs

A few days ago we brought you a review of the quarterback position from the class of 2012.  Today we have the running backs: Who We Lost:  Stephon Green Prospects Needed: 2-3 Prospects Signed: 1 Akeel Lynch (Athol Spring, NY) Penn State’s running back recruitment did not go as planned.  After there was no mutual interest from many of the in-state running backs, such as...
Via Nittany Lions Den
February 08, 2012  |  Discuss

FINAL REPORT CARD FOR PENN STATE

Penn State’s grades have slipped after a 1-3 finish. Here is the final report card:OFFENSEQuarterbacks: D+More interceptions than touchdowns and completed less than 50 percent of their passes. Matt McGloin didn’t produce the final several games and Rob Bolden is lost. McGloin also loses points for getting in a fight after practice with a teammate. That’s no way for a team leader...
Via Nittany Lines
January 04, 2012  |  Discuss

PENN STATE REPORT CARD GETTING BETTER

With a 7-1 record, Penn State's report card for the second trimester is looking fairly good (as always, grades are cumulative): OFFENSEQuarterbacks: C+.Matt McGloin has good stats and has separated himself from Rob Bolden. But can McGloin, who still gambles a bit too much, do the job against the tougher competition coming up? Bolden desperately needs a good game to regain his...
Via Nittany Lines
October 25, 2011  |  Discuss
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