LATEST STORIES FROM NITTANY LIONS DEN

James Franklin embraces his inner nittany lion

The LION has always been a part of me,waiting for the right time 2 show his face & attack,now it's time! #PSUnrivaled pic.twitter.com/EFhCo44O53 — James Franklin (@coachjfranklin) April 11, 2014
Via Nittany Lions Den
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Crab-flavored ice cream? Make it happen Maryland

Maryland will have a commemorative Big Ten ice cream flavor http://t.co/sEKJvroEnB — CollegeFootballTalk (@CFTalk) April 8, 2014
Via Nittany Lions Den
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State, Michigan set for primetime kickoff in Big House

Under The Lights (III): Michigan vs. Penn State » http://t.co/0s51bMDj8F pic.twitter.com/UwClZvtzZp — Michigan Football (@umichfootball) April 7, 2014  
Via Nittany Lions Den
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State linemen and coaches catch punts

This video is a couple of days old, but it is worth sharing in case you happened to miss it recently. In it you see James Franklin sending the message to his team that they are going to work hard, but they are also going to loosen up and have some fun at the same time when appropriate. This special teams game has been done before at other programs, and perhaps it has been done at...
Via Nittany Lions Den
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State’s recruiting buzz lets imaginations run wild ☆

Penn State had a pretty eventful weekend in the recruiting world. First, the Nittany Lions added offensive lineman Steven Gonzalez on Saturday. Then, on Sunday, Penn State added talented inside linebacker Josh Barajas to the Class of 2015 mix. The buzz continues to swirl around the Penn State program with James Franklin leading the recruiting the charge. Dominate the state? Franklin...
Via Nittany Lions Den
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State adds 247′s No. 2 inside LB, Josh Barajas

After a long and stressful recruiting process. I'm truly blessed to say I'm committing to Penn State!! It's time to takeover baby #WeAre — Josh Barajas (@ScoopNScore11) March 30, 2014
Via Nittany Lions Den
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions 247: Penn State lands Top 100 OL

BREAKING: #PennState has received a commitment from Top100 offensive lineman Steven Gonzalez from New Jersey. http://t.co/vavYPhYINJ — Lions247 (@Lions247) March 29, 2014
Via Nittany Lions Den
17 days ago  |  Discuss

James Franklin’s family values appreciated

“One of the things I know our players have really appreciated is having their parents coming to practices,” Franklin said. “I think we’ve had five sets of current players parents at practice today which they’re excited about as well. Now they can come up, see their son practice on a Saturday, take them out to lunch and that’s something that’s going to be very important...
Via Nittany Lions Den
17 days ago  |  Discuss

CFB Matrix Big Ten Cover Vote: Vote Hackenberg! ☆

I am happy to be a part of the upcoming CFB Matrix Digital Preview Magazine that is coming out soon. If you have never visited CFB Matrix, do so today. There is a lot of good stuff for those who like to dig deep into the numbers in the sport of college football (gamblers will love it). The magazine will have a national edition as well as regional editions for conference-specific...
Via Nittany Lions Den
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Something something about culture…

John Urschel of @PennStateFball named finalist for Sullivan Award, which recognizes nation's premier amateur athlete. http://t.co/ojMxo7E4CD — Big Ten Football (@B1Gfootball) March 28, 2014
Via Nittany Lions Den
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Don’t count on a 2016 Penn State vs. Vanderbilt game

The 2016 college football season could see the introduction of yet another neutral site money game pitting two teams from the power conferences in an NFL stadium. If a group of people in Nashville has it their way, the game will take place in the home of the NFL’s Tennessee Titans, LP Field. With a game in Nashville likely to become a reality, the early buzz has swirled around...
Via Nittany Lions Den
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Nittany Lions Den goes #NEXTLEVEL ☆

Nittany Lions Den is back and better than ever! While this site never truly went away, it had become very silent for some time for a variety of reasons. The good news is we have received an upgrade on the site, along with a number of our partner sites across the Bloguin network such as Awful Announcing, Crystal Ball Run, Madtown Badgers and Subway Domer. The face lift was painless...
Via Nittany Lions Den
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue White Roundtable: Don’t ask about Indiana

Penn State suffered a brutal loss at Indiana last weekend and returns home this weekend for Homecoming and an early evening, or late afternoon, kickoff against undefeated Michigan. The Wolverines have struggled on their way to a perfect mark entering the weekend, but have depth on their side against Penn State. Can the Nittany Lions bounce back with a strong overall performance to...
Via Nittany Lions Den
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Midweek Serenity: Ring the Bell Again

  We all know we saw something special on Saturday night. The question now turns to—how special was it? Fans are asking. Journalists are asking. And authors are asking. Like me. My book Ring The Bell: The Twenty-two Greatest Penn State Football Victories of Our Lives tells the stories of the best games—home, away, and bowl—of Penn State’s past four decades. The chapters...
Via Nittany Lions Den
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Midweek Serenity: 63-14, now and then

  It was the worst of times, it was the best of times, it was the worst of times again. Was Charles Dickens talking about Penn State’s month of October 2013? From the Indiana game, to the Michigan game, to the Ohio State game—Penn State fans have experienced thrills and chills long before October 31st frightening holiday finish. By now, most of us have ranted and raved...
Via Nittany Lions Den
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Midweek Serenity: Ten years ago hope

  I’ll admit. I had various angles for this week’s edition. Freshman Follies—the story of Christian Hackenberg’s highs and lows as a precocious quarterback on an inexperienced offense. Sophomore Slump—the expose of coach Bill O’Brien’s lack of rhythm as a play-caller and unusual personnel decisions at key moments during his rough second season at the helm. ...
Via Nittany Lions Den
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Conference Championships Will Drive the College Football Playoff

With the college football regular season wrapping up this week and conference championship games just around the corner, the BCS picture is getting clearer. Of course, this is the last year that just two teams will be selected to play for the championship. The College Football Playoff (or CFP) will be the new sheriff in town when 2014 rolls around. We might know who’s on the...
Via Nittany Lions Den
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State themed Christmas light show

It's that time of year again when complex, well-crafted and carefully orchestrated Christmas light shows are put on display that could legitimately cause seizures for some, yet we all seem to get a kick out of. Personally, I have grown tired of these annual videos because at this point I have not seen anything real new with these videos. But I have to give props to Bob Witt...
Via Nittany Lions Den
21 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Penn State Position Breakdown (with analysis)

  I know we have nine more months to do this. But I can’t help it. My breakdown of positions where Penn State football will be better, worse, or the same in 2014. QB—Better. Hackenberg next year will probably resemble McGloin’s grasp and control of O’Brien’s offense, with even better physical tools. Hopefully Ferguson sticks around, and blue-chip freshman O’Connor...
Via Nittany Lions Den
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Silly Billy Season

  Although most of the major college job vacancies have been filled already (unless Mack Brown is or isn’t fired/quit/retired/secretly-abducted-and-replaced-by-a-smiling-Weekend-at-Bernies’-version-of-himself), the NFL’s coaching carousel’s spin has just begun. And what that means for Penn State fans is get ready for another coaching-search silly season with our own Bill...
Via Nittany Lions Den
21 days ago  |  Discuss

QB Michael O’Connor among January enrollees for Penn State

Penn State officially added five players to the program on Monday with five players enrolling in classes at Penn State for the spring semester. Among them was quarterback Michael O'Connor, who had put his early enrolling plans on hold following the coaching change at Penn State. After meeting with new head coach James Franklin, O'Connor must have felt comfortable enough to...
Via Nittany Lions Den
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Mount Nittany Rushmore

The great thing about the whole Mount Rushmore conversation is everybody has a different combination of faces that would be carved in to the side of the mountain. After giving it some thought, these are the four names I would have carved in to the side of Mount Nittany if it were up to me. Joe Paterno This is the most obvious name, of course. Paterno is Penn State football, and...
Via Nittany Lions Den
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Mount Nittany Rushmore

The great thing about the whole Mount Rushmore conversation is everybody has a different combination of faces that would be carved in to the side of the mountain. After giving it some thought, these are the four names I would have carved in to the side of Mount Nittany if it were up to me. Joe Paterno This is the most obvious name, of course. Paterno is Penn State football...
Via Nittany Lions Den
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

QB Michael O'Connor among January enrollees for Penn State

Penn State officially added five players to the program on Monday with five players enrolling in classes at Penn State for the spring semester. Among them was quarterback Michael O'Connor, who had put his early enrolling plans on hold following the coaching change at Penn State. After meeting with new head coach James Franklin, O'Connor must have felt comfortable enough to...
Via Nittany Lions Den
January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Silly Billy Season

  Although most of the major college job vacancies have been filled already (unless Mack Brown is or isn’t fired/quit/retired/secretly-abducted-and-replaced-by-a-smiling-Weekend-at-Bernies’-version-of-himself), the NFL’s coaching carousel’s spin has just begun. And what that means for Penn State fans is get ready for another coaching-search silly season with our own...
Via Nittany Lions Den
December 13, 2013  |  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.
Related Yards
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.