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Blue White Game gets 2 p.m. kickoff on April 16 (will not be televised)

Mark your calendars, Nittany Nation! We reunite in Beaver Stadium in just 66 days. https://t.co/SbaoaNxWim #WeAre pic.twitter.com/XuUbpwQzmy — Penn State Football (@PennStateFball) February 9, 2016
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State takes hit from Maryland in Xfinity Super Bowl ad

Former Nittany Lion Jordan Norwood set a Super Bowl record with his 61-yard punt return on Sunday for the Denver Broncos against the Carolina Panthers. Norwood is now a Super Bowl champion, but Penn State fans watching the Super Bowl with a keen eye may have seen Penn State take a hit from Maryland during a Super Bowl commercial break. Xfinity’s Super Bowl spot showed off the features...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Podcast: Recapping B1G signing day on Talking 10

On a special signing day episode of the revamped Talking 10 Podcast, we recapped the day that was around the Big Ten. Midwest scouting director Allen Trieu of Scout.com, after a long day on the Big Ten Network set, hopped on to answer some questions as we skip around the conference. And yes, there is some Penn State discussion as well. Be sure to check out the newly updated Talking...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

How Penn State’s Class of 2016 stacks up

Penn State’s Class of 2016 may have lost some momentum, but how does it compare against the competition? Penn State’s Class of 2016 is now signed, faxed, and official. In addition to the four early enrollees on campus, Penn State added to its newest batch of recruits without a tremendous amount of drama, although the loss of a four-star safety on signing day to Stanford stung...
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National Signing Day: Four-star safety Andrew Pryts flips to Stanford

Penn State took a hit on the recruiting trail at the very last minute today. Four-star safety Andrew Pryts, who had been committed to the Nittany Lions since August, announced this morning he is instead signing with Stanford. Pryts was to be Penn State’s lone safety in the Class of 2016, although Penn State returns three redshirt freshmen to keep the depth in decent order. Losing...
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Penn State keeps Toney in Class of 2016, adds walk-on QB and JUCO

On the eve of National Signing Day, Penn State had some good news roll in. Penn State secured a commitment of defensive end and linebacker Shake Toney from Philadelphia. Toney announced his reaffirmed commitment to the program on his Twitter account after spending more time recently being recruited by Pittsburgh. His photo choice offered a nice glimpse of the future he hopes to...
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Penn State Class of 2016: WR Dae’lun Darien flips from Temple to Nittany Lions

With National Signing Day just under 48 hours away, Penn State picked up some good news Monday morning. Wide receiver Dae’lun Darien announced via Twitter he was committing to Penn State. He had previously been committed to Temple. Was told to be a man and make tough decisions. I will be attending Penn State ⚪️#WeAre #PSU @coachjfranklin pic.twitter.com/ZqN7IYZgaE — Dae...
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Jake Kiley to move on as graduate transfer

Thank you for everything PSU! pic.twitter.com/1gd1vhuKK3 — Ace Boogie (@PSU_Kiley2) January 28, 2016
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Penn State’s coaching shuffle in review

Barring any further changes, it appears Penn State’s coaching staff for 2016 is now in place. The addition of Tim Banks to serve as the team’s new safeties coach, while also helping to coordinate the defense, filled the final vacancy on the staff for James Franklin. Whiel the loss of defensive cooridnator Bob Shoop was a significant loss for the program, Penn State added some...
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Penn State announces hiring of Tim Banks

Welcome Tim Banks to the Nittany Lion family – Co-Defensive Coordinator and Safeties Coach! https://t.co/dT9fCHpPNv pic.twitter.com/5Ik5sPbqZA — Penn State Football (@PennStateFball) January 18, 2016
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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

Penn State WR Geno Lewis announces intent to transfer

Thank you Penn State Nation for the incredible journey!! pic.twitter.com/guzFftYNIU — Geno Lewis (@GENOALLDAY7) January 11, 2016
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January 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Herb Hand mentioned in Auburn coaching rumors; This is the new norm

If you have not gotten used to the idea of assistant coaches routinely being thrown in the rumor mill for other vacancies around the country, it is time to make that adjustment. Penn State fans have long been spoiled by having a tight-knit coaching staff for decades under Joe Paterno with few adjustments and departures. Penn State has entered the modern world of college football...
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January 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Bob Shoop leaves for Tennessee, Brent Pry promoted to fill vacancy

A year after managing to keep Bob Shoop from heading to the SEC, the Nittany Lions lost their defensive coordinator to Tennessee. A day later it promoted Brent Pry to be the new defensive coordinator. Penn State ponied up a year ago at this time of year to keep Bob Shoop from leaving the program to fill a vacancy as the defensive coordinator at LSU. One year later, Shoop is on the...
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January 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Hot Take: Hackenberg omitting Franklin from NFL Draft statement was not cool

I have defended Christian Hackenberg time and time again over the past couple of years and spent plenty of time offering the legitimate excuses for his results on the field when it had become increasingly easy to slam him. As Hackenberg moves on to the NFL, I have spent even more time sharing some thoughts about the overall positive effect he had on the Penn State program and suggested...
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January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Christian Hackenberg, Austin Johnson declare for NFL Draft

Not long after Penn State’s second-half rally against Georgia fell just short in the TaxSlayer Bowl, it became official that quarterback Christian Hackenberg and defensive tackle Austin Johnson will skip their senior seasons at Penn State and enter the 2016 NFL Draft. Penn State made the official announcements yesterday on the team’s official website, and neither comes as a huge...
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January 03, 2016  |  Discuss

TaxSlayer Bowl: Penn State rally falls short vs. Georgia

Georgia (10-3) once led Penn State (7-6) 24-3 in the TaxSlayer Bowl but a furious rally by the Nittany Lions with a backup quarterback fell just shy. Georgia’s 24-17 victory was made official when a Hail Mary attempt from Trace McSorely fell incomplete at the goal line. #PennState and #Georgia what a game on #CollegeFootballGameDay Liberty Bowl: Kansas S… ESPN https://t.co...
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January 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Former QB coach Charlie Fisher getting head coach gig

Former Penn State quarterbacks coach Charlie Fisher appears to be set to get a new head coaching job. According to Football scoop, Fisher is working on a deal to become the new head coach at Western Illinois. This would be Fisher’s first head coaching gig since a seven-year run as head coach at West Georgia from 1991 through 1998. Source…Western Illinois working towards a deal...
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January 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Ben Kline was slaying something in TaxSlayer Bowl warmups

Just in case UGA thought this was a game! Ball is life! #BEATUGA #TaxSlayerBowl pic.twitter.com/2QRe6JC2is — Stephen (@BigBENGTheory7) January 2, 2016
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January 02, 2016  |  Discuss

TaxSlayer Bowl: Penn State has chance to clinch winning bowl record for Big Ten

I don’t know how many of you take conference superiority or conference pride to heart, but that seems to be a popular discussion point these days. The Big Ten got off to a solid start this bowl season but took some big hits in the New Years Six lineup with Michigan State flatlining against Alabama in the Cotton Bowl semifinal of the College Football Playoff and Iowa getting tanked...
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January 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Rose Bowl: Ki-Jana Carter reacts to Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey

Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey opened up the Rose Bowl against Iowa by catching a pass over the middle and immediately taking off for a 75-yard touchdown on the first play of the game. As McCaffrey was running in open space, the memories of Rose Bowls past quickly surfaced for many Penn State fans that were watching. In the 1995 Rose Bowl, Penn State had an easy play to call on...
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January 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Penn State Tickets On Secondary Market Remain Steady For TaxSlayer Bowl

For the second consecutive season the Penn State Nittany Lions will play in a bowl game, marking it the final time any remaining players under the Joe Paterno regime will suit up for the program. On January 2nd of 2016, the Nittany Lions will face the Georgia Bulldogs in the TaxSlayer Bowl and EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Florida, home of the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars. James...
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December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Penn State-themed Christmas light display 2015

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December 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Maryland, Rutgers tab B1G assistants for new head coaches

College football’s annual spin on the coaching carousel is seeing some interesting developments. The coaching news out of the ACC Coastal Divison have been fascinating with Virginia pulling Bronco Mendenhall from BYU, Mark Richt quickly landing on his feet at Miami, Virginia Tech hiring Justin Fuente from Memphis. Syracuse hiring Dino Babers was also worth recognizing. In the Big...
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December 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Easy Decision: Penn State fires John Donovan

Penn State’s offense ranked 108th and 114th in two years under John Donovan It was a move that absolutely had to happen if Penn State is going to start fixing problems with the offense moving forward. On Sunday, Penn State announced a staff change with James Franklin relieving offensive coordinator and tight ends coach John Donovan of his coaching duties. “I have tremendous...
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November 30, 2015  |  Discuss
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