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Penn State’s running duo has game-changer potential in 2016

Mike Poorman of StateCollege.com wrote an interesting article on the history of two-back (and three-back) rotations at Penn State a few weeks back. The focus of his feature was the Saquon Barkley-Miles Sanders duo. Barkley, although just a true freshman in 2015 and behind upperclassmen on the early depth charts, emerged as a quasi-game-changer for a lethargic Penn State offense....
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Understanding what a game-changer is in college football

Football has frequently been called a game of inches. Some players have the kind of skills that get you those extra inches over and over again. These game-changers are all eventually funneled into the NFL, where only 1,500 of them get to compete in a typical season. But during their NCAA careers, when competing with 10,000 other athletes, one or two special players can completely...
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Class of 2017 QB Sean Clifford invited to Elite 11

Penn State commit earns MVP honors at The Opening Regional in Columbus Penn State will once again be represented at the Elite 11 finals. Class of 2017 commitment Sean Clifford has been invited to participate in the Elite 11 at The Opening in Oregon this summer. Sean Clifford, see you in LA. #invited #Elite11Finals #whosnext @seancliff13 pic.twitter.com/DjPISW7TfP — Elite11 (...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

I guess we have to have to talk about Joe Paterno again

Alright, let’s discuss this latest Joe Paterno news With Jerry Sandusky getting his appeal process granted, we are bound to revisit and learn all sorts of information related to the Sandusky scandal. This will inevitably bring a lot of stuff back to the surface, including what former head coach Joe Paterno did or did not know as it relates to Sandusky’s vile actions against...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Dan Marino: Why wouldn’t Penn State want to play Pitt every year?

Former Pitt Panther Dan Marino is making the rounds in western Pennsylvania, and he had something to say about the revival of the Penn State-Pitt series It took a long time for in-state foes Penn State and Pittsburgh to come to terms on a new series on the football field. After years of avoiding each other for whatever reasons you choose to hang your hat on, Penn State and Pittsburgh...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State is going satellite camping in Atlanta, Detroit, Tampa and Washington D.C.

Penn State will attend satellite camps in some key recruiting areas this summer Last week the NCAA decided to show some common sense and reverse a decision previously made by the Division 1 council that banned satellite camps effective immediately. With schools once again free to participate in satellite camps, Penn State once again got in on the fun as they have done each of the...
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2017 NFL Draft: Who from Penn State will be drafted?

The 2016 NFL Draft is still seeing the ink dry, but we are already looking forward to the 2017 NFL Draft. All eyes are now moving forward to the upcoming college football season. For some, the work on compiling the big boards for the 2017 NFL Draft is already underway. Will any Penn State players be drafted in 2017? Yes, absolutely. It is very likely at least one Penn State player...
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ESPN putting Penn State vs. Ohio State in prime-time for fifth straight year

Once again, Penn State vs. Ohio State will be played in prime-time; Could GameDay be coming? It has become almost routine at this point, but Penn State and Ohio State will be slated for a primetime kickoff this October 22. The game was among those selected by ESPN to be aired in prime-time on either ABC, ESPN or ESPN2. ESPN made their picks official this morning with a press release...
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2016 NFL Draft: Most Penn State players drafted since 2010

Austin Johnson was first on the board, but Christian Hackenberg and Carl Nassib each joined him on day two of the NFL Draft. Anthony Zettel and Jordan Lucas each went in the later rounds on Saturday. The first round of the NFL Draft came up dry on Penn State players for a sixth consecutive season, but the second day of the draft saw some notable Nittany Lions get picked up. Defensive...
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2016 NFL Draft: Penn State still looking to get on the board on Day 2

No Penn State football players were selected in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft, but Day 2 should be more promising. For the sixth straight year, the first round of the NFL Draft failed to see any player from Penn State hear his name called by the commissioner. Penn State’s last first-round draft pick was Jared Odrick in 2010. The ongoing first-round drought is now the...
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In defense of the Cincinnati Bengals drafting Ki-Jana Carter

Whenever the NFL Draft rolls around, there are a number of routine conversations that are held. What school is Linebacker U is one of them. Another revolves around the biggest draft busts of all time, which always is highlighted by former Penn State running back Ki-Jana Carter. Did the Cincinnati Bengals make a mistake in drafting the Penn State running back with the top pick of...
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Penn State dismisses TE Brent Wilkerson

Penn State has dismissed tight end Brent Wilkerson for a violation of team rules. Jeff Rice of Lions 247 was the first to report the news of the dismissal. “Brent Wilkerson is no longer a member of the Penn State football team due to a violation of team rules,” a statement from Penn State said Tuesday. “We appreciate Brent’s contributions to the program and wish him success...
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Florida Panthers making mistake with new logo, as Penn State can say from experience

The Florida Panthers are about to update their logo, which has mostly been unchanged since the franchise was founded in 1993. I loved the old logo, but the Panthers appear to be heading in a new direction after a successful regular season. The new logo being leaked has stirred up some painful memories for Penn State fans. For those who have not seen it yet, here is the image that...
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CBS Sports: Penn State is not Linebacker U candidate because Posluszny, Lee and Bowman were injured too often

Penn State fails to crack top five for Linebacker U candidates from CBS Sports Every year when the NFL Draft rolls around, outlets start creating annual debates over which school owns each position. This type of stuff has been going on for years because it is easy content to generate page views, and I’m not slamming them for doing so, this is the name of the game when it comes...
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Penn State Recruiting: Georgia CB D.J. Brown commits

Penn State adds three-star cornerback D.J. Brown to recruiting class out of Georgia Penn State has been racking up verbal commitments in the last week. On Monday, Georgia cornerback D.J. Brown became the fourth commit since the Blue-White Game. He is the first cornerback to join the class as well. He did so by announcing his decision on Twitter with a very amateur-looking Photoshop...
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April 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Class of 2017 continues to rebuild offensive line

Penn State landed a verbal commitment from Ohio offensive lineman Michael Miranda on Thursday, continuing the effort to rebuild the offensive line. The latest addition to the offensive line comes from the Buckeye state to the west. Michael Miranda announced his decision to commit to Penn State Thursday night on his Twitter account, choosing the Nittany Lions over offers from Pittsburgh...
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April 22, 2016  |  Discuss

FOX Sports reportedly makes big push for Big Ten media rights share

The relationship between the Big Ten and FOX is about to get much stronger. According to Sports Business Journal reporter John Ourand, FOX and the Big Ten have agreed to basic terms on a significant share of the Big Ten’s media rights package that would net $250 million per year for six years. Per Ourand’s report, the deal with FOX would send 25 Big Ten football games to FOX...
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April 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Athlon Sports ranks Nittany Lion worst mascot in Big Ten

The stately Nittany Lion may stand the test, but not when Athlon Sports is doing the grading The offseason leads many to turn to silly ranking and list articles to kill some time in the offseason, so it should come as no surprise Athlon Sports asked one of its contributors to come up with a ranking of the Big Ten mascots from best to worst. What may come as a surprise, however,...
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April 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Well this is something different…

If you are a traditionalist, look away now, but I have to say I sort of dig this look on the field. A touch of blue for the Blue white game! #canyoufeelit @psufootball1 @psufootball pic.twitter.com/DYP6nNhJMG — Paul Curtis (@osceolashamrock) April 14, 2016 I honestly would not be upset if Penn State makes this a permanent look on the field. Connect with Nittany Lions Den: Facebook...
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2016 NFL Draft: NFL folks still mixed on Christian Hackenberg

The NFL Draft is fast approaching, and the value of Christian Hackenberg remains something nobody seems to have ironed out. This much we know at this point about Christian Hackenberg. The hype about being a potential No. 1 overall draft pick is ancient history at this stage. The top quarterback in the draft will more than likely be either Cal’s Jared Goff or North Dakota State’s...
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April 11, 2016  |  Discuss

How does Penn State’s 2016 schedule stack up against rest of Big Ten?

I was given the task of ranking each of the Big Ten football schedules for Athlon Sports. When comparing schedules I took into account Big Ten home and road games as well as non-conference schedules. One aspect I admit I probably could have given more attention to was the placement of bye weeks, but I still feel I put together a pretty fair ranking of schedules from most challenging...
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April 06, 2016  |  Discuss

26 Saturdays Until Kickoff

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Christian Hackenberg heading to Gruden’s QB Camp

Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg will be one of seven players to go through the annual Gruden QB Camp on ESPN, hosted by Monday Night Football analyst and former Super Bowl winning coach Jon Gruden. Hackenberg is one of three Big Ten quarterbacks in this year’s Gruden QB Camp, with Michigan State’s Connor Cook and Ohio State’s Cardale Jones being the other two. “He’s...
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March 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Saquon Barkley going beast mode with 390 lb weights

Penn State running back Saquon Barkley has already offered a glimpse of some greatness on the football field last season, but he also a monster in the weight room. Yesterday, Barkley tied the Penn State program power clean record previously set by Anthony Zettel. For those unfamiliar with the term, power clean is simply picking up a weight from the ground and lifting up to your shoulders...
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March 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Nittany Lions Den on Instagram

We are… A photo posted by Nittany Lions Den (@nittanylionsden) on Mar 1, 2016 at 2:37am PST … on Instagram (you’re welcome). With a new month here comes a new emphasis on building the community and providing multiple ways to stay connected to Nittany Lions Den. Today we pull back the curtain on the brand new Instagram account, which you can follow here. There may not...
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