Penn State Football: Are player transfers concerning?

Five players have elected to transfer from Penn State in the last week, the questions are why and how concerning is it? Those players include a former starter at receiver and running back and a fill-in starter at linebacker. Not exactly reserve defensive backs. So why would these players choose to re-start their college careers elsewhere? Well, talent for one. Thanks to three-straight...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Geno Lewis announces transfer to Oklahoma

Penn State wide receiver Geno Lewis will join Oklahoma as a graduate transfer in 2016. Penn State wide receiver Geno Lewis will be catching footballs with some other college football team in the fall. Lewis announced his intention to transfer out of Penn State with a statement released on his Twitter account Monday morning. Lewis announced he will be moving to Oklahoma. “After...
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January 11, 2016  |  Discuss

PSU vs UGA: Players to Watch

Penn State and Georgia are set to face off this Saturday in the Taxslayer Bowl, and there are plenty of names to remember. Penn State Saquon Barkley- The freshman  running back has been stellar all season rushing for 1,007 yards and 7 touchdowns. He will face a tough task against Georgia who’s defense ranks 5th nationally, but is 46th nationally against the run. Daesean Hamilton...
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December 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Trio of Nittany Lions earn All-Big Ten honors on offense

Penn State football was a defensive team first again in 2015, but the offense was not without outstanding performers. Running back Saquon Barkley was named to the All-Big Ten second team this week by both the coaches and the media. Receiver Chris Godwin was a second-team pick by the media and a third-team pick by the coaches while receiver DaeSean Hamilton received honorable mention...
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December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Penn State skirts disaster on crazy trick play TD pass

Penn State football had a hard time getting its passing game going Saturday at Northwestern.Then a Nittany Lions receiver picked up a bouncing ball and chucked it downfield to another PSU receiver who had beaten man coverage for an improbably touchdown.No, really. Watch.That was Geno Lewis grabbing a botched handoff and going with it before finding DaeSean Hamilton down the field...
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November 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Penn State looks to slow down Illinois

Penn State has certainly learned how to win ugly in 2015, but at least they’re winning. They hope to win in a bit more of an impressive fashion this Halloween weekend when the Nittany Lions (6-2, 3-1 Big Ten) host the Illinois Fighting Illini (4-3, 1-2 Big Ten) Saturday at noon. The game will be televised on ESPN2. James Franklin and his Penn State team come in as bowl eligible...
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October 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Penn State-Maryland: quick hits

Penn State (6-2, 3-1 Conf.) came into this matchup with Maryland (2-5, 0-3 Conf.) following their loss at Ohio St, 38-10. Though PSU played far better than the final score would indicate, it was clear that OSU is a superior team. In a game that was back-and-forth the whole time, PSU held on for a 31-30 win at the Baltimore Ravens’ M & T Bank Stadium. Here are some thoughts...
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October 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Hackenberg leads Penn State past Maryland 31-30

BALTIMORE (AP) Christian Hackenberg threw for 315 yards and three touchdowns, and Penn State beat Maryland 31-30 on Saturday to spoil the debut of interim coach Mike Locksley. Although Hackenberg completed only 13 passes, many of them were big-gainers. Chris Godwin had four catches for 135 yards and DaeSean Hamilton totaled 96 yards on his five receptions. Hackenberg became the...
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October 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Penn State Review #6: Indiana

Penn State dominated this one from start to finish en route to their fifth straight victory beating Indiana 29-7. Recap Hackenberg does it all. QB Christian Hackenberg throws for 262 yards on 21 completions out of 39 attempts. He throws 39 yard touchdowns to Brandon Polk and Daesean Hamilton. He would also rush for two scores. He did struggle from time to time and was rushed constantly...
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October 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Hackenberg leads Penn State to 29-7 win over Indiana

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) Christian Hackenberg threw for 262 yards, two touchdown passes, ran for two more and Penn State beat Indiana 29-7 on Saturday. Hackenberg was 21 of 39 and hit Brandon Polk and DaeSean Hamilton on 39-yard scoring strikes and turned a bootleg into a 1-yard touchdown run for a 19-7 halftime lead. He scrambled for a 5-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter and...
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October 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Youth being served early at Penn State

Penn State football is 2-1 on the young season, and much of the Nittany Lions' success on the offensive side of the ball has been thanks to first-year players.  True freshman running back Saquon Barkley has three touchdowns on the season while classmate Brandon Polk (a wide receiver) has one.  That means true freshmen have accounted for half of Penn State's eight touchdowns scored...
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September 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Game review

For the first time since World War 2, Temple has beaten Penn State. The 2015 season got underway this afternoon and it didn’t take long for the Lions to show glimpses of improvement  and then not so much. After a 3 and out by the Owls, Penn State opened the game with a 33-yard run by Freshman Brandon Polk. Penn State would later score a field goal to go up 3-0. Akeel Lynch later...
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September 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Penn State relying on young players up and down depth chart

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) The anxiety Marcus Allen felt on the eve of Penn State's showdown with Ohio State last season wasn't uncommon for a rookie. The sudden responsibility was. The safety spent the night cramming for his first start, reading over his playbook in the team hotel and asking every veteran in the secondary questions until lights out. Seven starts for one of the nation...
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September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Penn State hopes Hamilton's success at wideout trickles down

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) When DaeSean Hamilton made his college football debut last season, he looked like a man trying to make up for lost time. Team doctors discovered a broken bone in Hamilton's left wrist during his physical in 2013 and shut him down before training camp. By the start of 2014, Hamilton hadn't put in much work with quarterback Christian Hackenberg and instead...
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August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Penn State receivers enjoying competitive camp

Penn State football has a pair of productive receivers returning as starters this fall, but StateCollege.com reports several youngsters are pushing DaeSean Hamilton and especially Geno Lewis for playing time during preseason camp.  Of particular note is Brandon Polk, a 5-foot-9, 163-pound freshman who offers a different look than Hamilton (6-1, 212) and Lewis (6-1, 208).  "He's...
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August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Penn State Football position preview: Receivers/tight ends

As we continue our Penn State football 2015 season preview here at isports, it’s time to turn the attention to perhaps the Nittany Lions’ best overall position group: receivers and tight ends. Penn State returns three of its top four receivers in terms of yardage from last season (DaeSean Hamilton, Geno Lewis and Chris Godwin) in addition to boasting a tight end group that is...
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August 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Bloguin Top 50: No. 29 — Penn State

Penn State Nittany Lions2014 Record: 7-6 overall, Big Ten (won Pinstripe Bowl vs. Boston College) 1 Burning Question: Is the offensive line going to be better? It can’t get worse, right? Penn State’s offensive line has always been one of the weaker spots on the roster in recent years, and last season was no exception. The good news is it could be better. The bad news is it...
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July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Bloguin Top 50: No. 29 — Penn State

Penn State Nittany Lions2014 Record: 7-6 overall, Big Ten (won Pinstripe Bowl vs. Boston College) 1 Burning Question: Is the offensive line going to be better? It can’t get worse, right? Penn State’s offensive line has always been one of the weaker spots on the roster in recent years, and last season was no exception. The good news is it could be better. The bad news is it...
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July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Rivalry Series: Maryland

Part 1 of our rivalry series starts with Maryland. Penn State and Maryland were never considered a rivalry until this past season. The Terps joined the Big Ten conference this past season and one of their goals was to make a name. On November 1st the Terps came into Happy Valley to face the Nittany Lions. According to witnesses Penn State players walked through the Maryland pre game...
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July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

PSU freshman WR intends to vie for early playing time

Penn State has no shortage of candidates to start at wide receiver, but incoming freshman Juwan Johnson intends to rise above the rest."I anticipate playing, but if I'm redshirted, there's always a reason for everything," the four-star 2015 signee from New Jersey told PennLive.com. "I'm just leaving it in God's hands. If I get redshirted, I'm just going to have to work and do my...
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June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Ten B1G Sleepers to watch in 2015

Last week I gave you the household names that you and everyone else will hear about during the 2015 Big Ten football season. Today, I tasked the Know It All Football staff with dropping a couple of names that don’t get a whole lot of attention right now who could blow up and have a say in how things shake out this coming season. Let’s see what our writers came up with: Jim Hoffman...
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April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Pinstripe Bowl Capsule

PENN STATE (6-6) vs. Boston College (7-5), 4:30 p.m. ET (ESPN) Line: Boston College by 2.5 Series Record: Penn State leads 19-4. WHAT'S AT STAKE: Penn State is back in the bowl game business after the NCAA rescinded penalties levied in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal. The Nittany Lions are trying to win their first bowl game since the 2010 Capital One Bowl. The Boston...
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December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Penn State receiver blocks out distractions

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) Wide receiver DaeSean Hamilton has the tendencies of an offensive lineman - he's all about protecting his quarterback. The Penn State redshirt freshman, who finished among the Big Ten's top five in three statistical categories, said public criticism his team and his quarterback, Christian Hackenberg, have taken is ''annoying.'' The Nittany Lions (6-6) will...
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December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Across The Web: Penn State

Once again we’re joined by a B1G Blogger, Kevin McGuire from our Bloguin Brothers at Nittany Lion’s Den. We checked in with his site yesterday… you wouldn’t believe the crazy things he asked us.  Here’s his thoughts on Saturday’s game… be sure to give him a follow on the Twitters as well! PSU is coming off a bye after a controversial loss to our hated rival. What is...
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October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Penn State football: Why the offense isn’t clicking

In Bill O’Brien’s NASCAR offense, then freshman quarterback Christian Hackenberg was thriving, and Penn State football was back on the map. Hackenberg even looked to be on the fast track to getting into Heisman contention. But O’Brien is gone, and is on to the bigger things in the NFL. Enter James Franklin. Franklin comes to Penn State after coaching Vanderbilt into a competitive...
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October 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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