LATEST STORIES FROM NITTANY LIONS DEN

Penn State TE Adam Breneman sidelined

Per Penn State release… “Penn State football coach James Franklin announced today that tight end Adam Breneman (Mechanicsburg) will be out indefinitely with an injury. Coach Franklin asked that the public support and respect Adam and his family’s privacy.” That’s a major bummer, dude.
Via Nittany Lions Den
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Is this Michigan’s uniform for the Penn State game?

RT @RichDonahue New Michigan alternate jersey? pic.twitter.com/m032nttlPx — Phil Hecken (@PhilHecken) August 8, 2014   Michigan will host Penn State for a night game at Michigan Stadium this season. The Wolverines tend to make a big deal out of this new night game fad they are experiencing, and an alternate uniform worn for the game has been done before. Could it be done again...
Via Nittany Lions Den
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Going Viral: PSU kid’s Hackenberg TD dance

At one point in our lives we all probably imagined throwing or catching a game-winning touchdown for our favorite team. Some of you may have been older than you’d like to admit, but the youth of a fan base always seems to let the imagination run wild. Take this kid for instance, who imagined he was Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg tossing a big touchdown to tight end...
Via Nittany Lions Den
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: James Franklin talks with Jim Gardner

Jim Gardner is a veteran news anchor in Philadelphia at ABC affiliate WPVI. Gardner is well-respected in this area and he has had the opportunity to conduct one-on-one interviews with presidents and international dignitaries over his career. This week he added Penn State head coach James Franklin to that impressive list. Gardner asks Franklin about taking on the role of face of the...
Via Nittany Lions Den
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Christian Heismanburg?

The Heisman Trophy has seen a recent trend of underclassmen quarterbacks taking home college football’s most notable individual award. Could Penn State sophomore Christian Hackenberg follow up his impressive freshman debut in the Big Ten with a ride to New York? College Football Talk included Hackenberg in a list of potential Heisman Trophy candidates for the 2014 season. Here...
Via Nittany Lions Den
16 days ago  |  Discuss

So, about those Iowa Hawkeyes…

As we get closer to the start of the season you may be taking a closer look around the Big Ten to see how this conference is going to shape out. Ohio State is my team to beat in 2014, and Michigan State is right there in the hunt as defending champion. We know Penn State is ineligible, but I think a 10-win season is a high ceiling that is not exactly at Sistine Chapel height. I cannot...
Via Nittany Lions Den
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Four Big Ten teams in preseason coaches poll

The first of the not useless preseason polls was released today, with the unveiling of the coaches poll. Penn State is not eligible to receive votes in the coaches poll until completing its NCAA sentence (currently set at end of the 2015 season, making Penn State eligible for coaches poll voting in 2016). With the new College Football Playoff, the coaches poll is now just another...
Via Nittany Lions Den
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Dan Connor helping to make West Chester D2′s Linebacker U

One of Penn State’s al-time best defensive players is beginning his coaching career. Former Penn State linebacker Dan Connor has been added to the caching staff at West Chester University, one of the top Division 2 programs in the northeast. Connor will be the linebackers coach for the Golden Rams, a perennial contender in the PSAC. I first saw the report from 247 Sports, but...
Via Nittany Lions Den
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State receives 2016 verbal from five-star DE Shane Simmons

Penn State head coach James Franklin is working his way through the ESPN car wash up in Bristol, Connecticut today. Somewhere along the way he probably received a phone call that will have him beaming. Class of 2016 five-star defensive end Shane Simmons verbally committed to Penn State this afternoon, choosing the Nittany Lions over Florida State, Alabama and Big Ten (division...
Via Nittany Lions Den
23 days ago  |  Discuss

How the media preseason polls predict Penn State’s opponents

Now that the media day circuit is wrapping up for this summer, we have preseason polls taking a crack at forecasting the upcoming college football season in every conference. Penn State was picked by selected Big Ten media to finish fourth in the Big Ten East Division, behind Ohio State, Michigan State and Michigan. But what about how media from across the country views Penn State’s...
Via Nittany Lions Den
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitt’s Paul Chryst would prefer Penn State over West Virginia

Paul Chryst said he wants annual games w/WVU & Penn State, but if had to chose 1 he would pick PSU to “stay in state" — Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) July 28, 2014
Via Nittany Lions Den
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State has one commit on the Rivals 100 for 2016

For those looking ahead in the recruiting game, Rivals unveiled its top 100 list for the Class of 2016. Penn State commit Miles Sanders comes in at No. 42. The Big Ten has just two players currently committed in the Class of 2016 that appear on this latest ranking. Illinois offensive lineman Erik Swenson is currently committed to Michigan. Swenson is ranked No. 70 on the list. The...
Via Nittany Lions Den
25 days ago  |  Discuss

The Big Ten’s new theme song

Via Nittany Lions Den
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Big Ten Media Day: PSU’s Hackenberg named a Player to Watch

Just before the fun gets started in Chicago with the Big Ten’s media day event, the conference announced the Big Ten Players to Watch in 2014. Penn State Christian Hackenberg is one of the five highlighted players from the Big Ten’s East Division. Other players from the East include Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller, the conference’s two-time Offensive Player of the Year...
Via Nittany Lions Den
25 days ago  |  Discuss

McMurphy: Penn State to name Sandy Barbour new AD

Former Cal AD Sandy Barbour will be Penn State’s new AD, sources told @ESPN — Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) July 26, 2014
Via Nittany Lions Den
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State press conference scheduled for Saturday; new AD?

#PennState will hold press conference Saturday afternoon to “make an announcement on a personnel decision within Intercollegiate Athletics." — Kevin McGuire (@KevinOnCFB) July 25, 2014
Via Nittany Lions Den
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State picked fourth in B1G East by media

There is no official Big Ten preseason media poll anymore, but the idea lives on thanks to the staff at Cleveland.com. With Big Ten media day just around the corner next week, the unofficial media poll was released today. Ohio State is the favorite to win the Big Ten East Division as well as the Big Ten Conference Championship Game. Penn State is predicted to finish fourth in the...
Via Nittany Lions Den
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Hackenberg lead the Big Ten in TD passes in 2014?

The Big Ten has a handful of good quarterbacks taking the field this fall, including Penn State’s Christian Hackenberg. I personally still say Braxton Miller of Ohio State is the best all-around quarterback in the conference this season, but who will lead the Big Ten in passing touchdowns this season? That was a question the Big Ten Network debated. The four names that came up...
Via Nittany Lions Den
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Nittany Lions Den is on Fancred, a social network for sports fans

Today I am very proud to say Nittany Lions Den is on Fancred! This makes Nittany Lions Den the first Penn State blog to appear on the sports social network, as far as I know. What is Fancred? I am glad you asked. In brief, it is a social network specifically for sports fans. Imagine a Twitter or Facebook timeline filled entirely with sports commentary, GIFs and links without political...
Via Nittany Lions Den
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State has 10-win potential in 2014

Penn State has the potential to win 10 games in the 2014 season, but many uncertainties will have to go their way. This week I was asked to provide my game-by-game predictions for Penn State in a round-up put together by Athlon Sports. I happily obliged, went down the schedule and gave my gut-instinct prediction for each. I admit I sometimes allow a bit of homerism when making some...
Via Nittany Lions Den
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Recruiting analyst: Penn State the most surprising in recruiting

10 most surprising recruiting teams so far 1. #PSU 2. #Gamecocks 3. #MissState 4. #Duke 5. #BC 6. #UNC 7. #TCU 8. #UMD 9. #Wisc 10. #WVU — Mike Farrell (@rivalsmike) July 16, 2014
Via Nittany Lions Den
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Rob Bolden’s search for stability leads to Eastern Michigan

The college career of Rob Bolden has not exactly gone to plan, but he will have a chance to wrap things up as a starting quarterback after a long and winding road leading from State College to Baton Rouge and now back to his home-state of Michigan. Bolden has reportedly transferred to Eastern Michigan, giving him a chance to win a starting job at quarterback. BREAKING NEWS FROM SPARTAN...
Via Nittany Lions Den
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

The Opening: Penn State commit shows off fantastic haircut

Class of 2015 defensive lineman Adam McLean is in Oregon this week for The Opening. The four-star recruit, according to the 247 Sports composite ranking, left no mistake just where he is heading for college next year. Check out this awesome haircut. #WeAre DL commit Adam McLean (@MoneyMakeinAdam) is out w/ a hammy. But the fresh cut is still turning heads. https://t.co/gSg7AJ6I5h...
Via Nittany Lions Den
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

State College Spikes to hand out James Franklin bobbleheads

Here's the unveiling of the @coachjfranklin Bobblehead for the #SCSpikes Thursday, 8/28 home game. First 1,000 fans! pic.twitter.com/W743V64E96 — State College Spikes (@SCSpikes) July 8, 2014
Via Nittany Lions Den
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Quote: Wimbush not wavering from Penn State commitment

“[Penn State] doesn’t have to work at all [to keep me committed]. I gave them my commitment and it is what it is.” - Brandon Wimbush, Class of 2015 quarterback committed to Penn State, to Audrey Snyder for PennLive.com, July 7, 2014
Via Nittany Lions Den
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss
SITE INFORMATION
Nittany Lions Den
Happy Valley is a special place with special fans. We're here to help you through the twilight years of the Paterno era while also looking at everything else going on in The Big Ten and beyond.
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.