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NLD Track Report Podcast

This week on the show, Nick and I discuss a few results from this past weekend in the track world. I also hit on the topic of the Penn State Dance Marathon held this past weekend. Nick and I also break down the recent decision by Millersville University to cut their men's track program (at the 26 minute mark), as well as preview the weekend ahead.  Links mentioned...
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February 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Icers Cruise Past Duquesne on Senior Night

The Penn State Icers (26-3-1) defeated the Duquesne Dukes 8-1on Friday evening at the Greenberg Ice Pavilion, extending their home winning streak to eighteen games. On a night that would see six seniors honored for their commitment to Penn State Hockey over the course of their careers, it seemed only fitting that State College area native and current senior Kurt Collins gave Penn...
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February 17, 2012  |  Discuss
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Penn State baseball to honor Paterno

The Penn State baseball team will pay tribute to the recently deceased head football coach by having the initials "JVP" stitched onto their caps.

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February 17, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 THON Live Coverage

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February 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Video: Bill O'Brien introduces staff, addresses fans

Penn State opened up their morning practice session to the media this morning, and Bill O'Brien formally announced the hiring of quarterback coach Charlie Fisher, who previously worked with Jay Cutler at Vanderbilt and was an offensive assistant at Temple for a couple years under Bobby Wallace (but we'll try to let that one go). Yesterday, at the Bryce Jordan Center during...
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February 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Penn State's NFL Draft Busts in Big Ten Era

Earlier this week on Bleacher Report, I took a look at some of the best players to ever play in the NFL following their college career at Penn State (read it here). Today, I flip things around and take a look at a few of the biggest disappointments in the NFL to come out of Penn State. To limit how far we went in to the archives for this, we limited our time frame to players in...
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February 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Penn State defeats Iowa, leaving fans hungry for more

For the second game in a row, Penn State defeats a Big Ten rival at home, but falls short of free Big Macs. The Penn State men’s basketball team won their second consecutive game Thursday night against the Iowa Hawkeyes at the Bryce Jordan Center, 69-64. The Nittany Lion’s picked up momentum early on in the first half with eight players putting points on the board, the most...
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February 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Icers Head to Nationals as No. 1 Overall Seed

The Penn State Icers received 26 out of a possible 37 first place votes in the final American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) poll, locking up the No. 1 overall seed at the National Tournament in Cleveland in March. Penn State, which still has two games left to play, is 25-3-1 so far on the season. This will be the first year that the ACHA National Tournament will feature a...
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February 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Penn State offense's greatest hits

Penn State released a new video on YouTube on Valentine's Day, showing off some of the classic offensive moments in program history. So why not start your day by soaking in a minute's worth of Greg Garrity, Kerry Collins, Michael Robinson, Chafie Fields, Ki-Jana Carter and many more giving Penn State fans a reason to smile. Enjoy.   Follow Nittany Lion's Den on Twitter...
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February 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Introducing The Track Report Podcast

I am excited to introduce the first episode "The Track Report" podcast right here on Nittany Lions Den. The show will be on the site every Tuesday and will cover everything from Penn State track and field to professional marathoning.  I am also excited to welcome Nick Scarpello on board, where he will serve as my co-host for the show. Nick is a distance runner on the...
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February 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Chambers wants students to eat Big Macs

Every mens home basketball game is full of suspense for the fans in attendance. There is one thing on their mind: will Penn State score enough for a free Big Mac? The magic number of points needed is 70, but on Saturday, Penn State fell short of the goal when they defeated Nebraska 67-51.  Coach Chambers announced on twitter today that the first 200 students to go to McDonalds...
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February 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Audio: Devon Still talks to 94 WIP about preparing for NFL Draft

Penn State defensive tackle Devon Still spoke to 94 WIP's Glen Macnow last week about preparing for the NFL Draft, his training regimen and more as he gets ready for the NFL Scouting Combine. Still is expected to go high in the first round, perhaps in the top ten, and also reflected on the 2011 season at Penn State. Still said  that last season was tough but the team decided...
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February 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Icers Cruise Past Mercyhurst to Continue Streak

The Penn State Icers (25-3-1) defeated the Mercyhurst Lakers 9-1 on Saturday afternoon at the Greenberg Ice Pavilion, extending their home winning streak to seventeen games. The game was the final contest before bids and seedings will be announced for the ACHA Tournament in March. After an early slashing penalty against Mercyhurst to begin the first period, Penn State got the scoring...
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February 11, 2012  |  Discuss

QB1 4 OB ASAP

  New Penn State head coach Bill O’Brien said good-bye to one of the NFL’s most prolific passers on Monday. On Tuesday, he said hello to a quarterback situation that is considered by many to be the joke of the college football world. What’s a new coach to do? Unlike the NFL—where you can draft or trade or sign a new quarterback before taking the field next season—college...
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February 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Class of 2012 Review: Wide Receivers

Who We Lost: Derek Moye Prospects Needed: 1-3 Prospects Signed: 4 Malik Golden (Cheshire, CT) Eugene Lewis (Plymouth, PA) Jonathan Warner (Camas, WA) Trevor Williams (Towson, MD) Penn State never went after some of the top national talent at the wide receiver position, even when highly touted prospects such as Stefon Diggs (Uncommitted) and Jordan Payton (UCLA) claimed to have...
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February 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Petition: Restore Joe's Name on the B1G Trophy

Penn State students and alumni, as well as fans from all other BigTen schools, have begun electronically signing a petition to restore Joe Paterno's name on the BigTen's football trophy.  If you would like to sign the petition, it can be found here.  It reads in part:   "In the after math of the Sandusky scandal, the Big Ten Conference unjustly removed Joe Paterno...
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February 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Class of 2012 Review: Running Backs

A few days ago we brought you a review of the quarterback position from the class of 2012.  Today we have the running backs: Who We Lost:  Stephon Green Prospects Needed: 2-3 Prospects Signed: 1 Akeel Lynch (Athol Spring, NY) Penn State’s running back recruitment did not go as planned.  After there was no mutual interest from many of the in-state running backs, such as...
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February 08, 2012  |  Discuss

The Empire Strikes First: Delany’s Playoff Proposal

The Big Ten and the Pac-12—forever the fly in the college-football-playoff ointment—might be ready to lift anchor and ignite liftoff. Teddy Greenstein from the Chicago Tribune reported yesterday that the Big Ten is entertaining a proposal that would give college football a four-team playoff. While the 50 or 60 plans that were floated around during BCS meetings last month frustrated...
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February 07, 2012  |  Discuss

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February 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Bill O'Brien's quest for a ring will continue at Penn State

When Bill O'Brien was named the head coach of Penn State's football program in early January, he had said without hesitation that he would remain committed to his New England Patriots responsibilities until the end of the playoffs. As it turned out O'Brien stayed on the job in New England in to February with the Patriots reaching the Super Bowl. His decision to remain...
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February 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Penn State Storms Back to Knock off Oklahoma

Down 3-0 with five minutes left, The Penn State Icers (23-3-1) defeated the Oklahoma Sooners 4-3 in overtime on Saturday afternoon at the Greenberg Ice Pavilion, extending their home winning streak to fifteen games. Unlike many of the games this year that the Icers have played in, there was no scoring during the first period. Both teams had at least two opportunities on the power...
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February 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Recruiting: Don't Fear the Urban Reaper

 The 2012 recruiting cycle wrapped up last week, and college football nerds—like me—have already set their sights on the class of 2013. Penn State finished with a solid but unspectacular class in 2012. Par for the course, all things considered. However, the buzz around PSU’s recruiting for next year is—to put it mildly—enormous. A new coaching staff is always a recipe...
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February 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Drew Astorino discusses Sandusky allegations, Joe Paterno

Penn State safety training for NFL The 2011 season had plenty of negative story lines pollute the college football world, starting with realignment debates and tension in the south west and along the east coast and ending with one of the most unique twists in college athletics history. The Jerry Sandusky scandal rocked Penn State’s campus in a way nobody could ever imagine...
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February 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Penn State Class of 2012: Tight Ends Hope to Emulate Success of Rob Gronkowski

As previously mentioned, Penn State made a push to add some depth to the receiving game by adding four wide receivers in the Class of 2012. That philosophy extended to the tight end position as well. Here is a run down of the tight end position. Tomorrow we will take a look at the defensive side of the football with some key positions seeing some more depth added in the Class of...
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February 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Penn State Class of 2012: Wide Receivers Offer Youthful Depth

Penn State has signed 19 players to their Class of 2012, including one player who was already enrolled on campus. Of those players signed, nine will fill some spots on the offense, including four new wide receivers and a pair of tight ends. Here is a look at Penn State's new crop of wide receivers and tight ends, and how they might fit in to the future of the offense. Wide...
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February 01, 2012  |  Discuss
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