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Clearly, it's a good time to be a Badger: Wisconsin 45, Penn State 7

Penn State's defense forced Russell Wilson, Montee Ball and Wisconsin's high-powered offense to punt on the game's opening drive. Matt McGloin connected on a 44-yard pass with Curtis Drake on Penn State's first possession of the game. The scoring play came moments after Wisconsin had given the Nittany Lions a second chance with a running in to the kicker penalty...
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November 26, 2011  |  Discuss

No Behind Enemy Lines This Week

Just a quick administrative note: Due to the holiday, there will be no Behind Enemy Lines this week.  However, make sure to keep up with NLD on twitter at @TheNLD and on facebook by liking Nittany Lions Den.   We Are!
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November 25, 2011  |  Discuss

Blue White Round Table is already taking seconds

Nittany Lion's Den took off last week after hitting the snooze alarm on the Blue White Round Table alarm a few too many times, but we're back for the regular season finale. Adam Collyer of Black Shoe Diaries once again serves up some questions for discussion as Penn State prepares to take on Wisconsin for the right to play in the first annual Big Ten championship game. 1...
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November 23, 2011  |  Discuss

Cross Country: Brief NCAA Championship Recap

This weekend I was at the pre-meet press conference on Sunday and both races on Monday. Check out my tweets here and my pictures here.   It was about 40 degrees with a light rain on Monday morning, but nonetheless there were tons of people at the race course. Neither the men's or women's race dissapointed. MEN Penn State Kyle Dawson was 73rd overall in 30:36 and Vince...
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November 21, 2011  |  Discuss

Recap: Penn State 20, Ohio State 14

Penn State gets creative on offense, remains solid on defense in rare Columbus win Wins in Columbus have not been easy to obtain for Penn State since joining the Big Ten in 1993. So why should Saturday have been any different? Penn State used a creative offensive game plan, tightened up on defense after halftime, and took advantage of Ohio State miscues to hold on for a 20-14...
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November 19, 2011  |  Discuss

Cross Country: Women's NCAA Championship Preview

The second and final installment of the Nittany Lions Den 2011 NCAA D1 Cross Country Nationals Preview is just as exciting as the first. The women's race is shaping up to be a tough battle all the way down to the final few meters. See who to look for in the race on Monday in Terre Haute, Indiana. Also, I mentioned in the last post that I will be at the races this weekend. I...
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November 18, 2011  |  Discuss

Cross Country: Men's NCAA Championship Preview

The 2011 college cross country season draws to a close this Monday in Terre Haute, Indiana, commonly referred to as “Cross Country Town USA”.  The only thing that lies between the fastest college men in the nation and their Thanksgiving break is the 10,000-meter LaVern Gibson National Championship Cross Country Course. Penn State Vince McNally is no stranger to the national...
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November 17, 2011  |  Discuss

Behind Enemy Lines: Ohio State

Hey NLD.  My apologies for last week’s lack of a Behind Enemy Lines segment – we were a little preoccupied for obvious reasons.  But we’re back this week, as Phil Shie joins us from EyeAndEerBlog.com to talk about this year’s Buckeyes and what to expect this Saturday. 1) This is the first year of the Luke Fickell era.  What has he done differently with this year'...
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November 17, 2011  |  Discuss

Fair and balanced, it hasn't been

As Penn State fans, our hope has been that the initial media feeding frenzy over this Sandusky scandal would lessen this week. After seeing the emotions of Saturday, a small amount of sympathy crept out towards us, the suffering Penn State community. But the tide has come back in. Maybe this college football weekend will finally be the one where PSU moves to page 2. Lord knows we...
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November 17, 2011  |  Discuss

Solid WE ARE PENN STATE video delivers message

[youtube]q_WMNetfFig[/youtube] HT: @A1exCohen
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November 16, 2011  |  Discuss

Sports Illustrated leaves Sandusky off cover

Sports Illustrated will have a special report in the next issue of the magazine. Here's the cover. Notice anyone in paticular missing from the cover? Not a single mention of Jerry Sandusky, the man largely responsible for ALL of this mess?   HT: @SInow
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November 16, 2011  |  Discuss

Recapping CBS News exclusive with Mike McQueary

Mike McQueary's emotions are shaken like a snow globe. Carry on.
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November 15, 2011  |  Discuss

Letter from a Penn State Alum

We have received a few emails lately from Penn State fans, students, and alumni in the aftermath of last week's stunning turn of events. Today we share a letter from Steven Derion, a Penn State Class of 2001 alum, with what "WE ARE... PENN STATE!" means to him.   We Are… Penn State. For Penn Staters it is a chant, a mantra, a way of life.  I was raised with these...
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November 15, 2011  |  Discuss

Photos: Penn State vs. Nebraska

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November 14, 2011  |  Discuss

Video: Penn State post game, Nebraska

Meant to post this earlier. [youtube]BBL4_YhP8xM[/youtube]
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November 14, 2011  |  Discuss

Cross Country: Regionals Recap

  Well, it’s Sunday. Selection Sunday that is. No, I’m not talking about basketball. There is just as much of a science in selecting the field for the NCAA Cross Country Championships as there is for basketball. Today, it’s all about cross country and the 31 teams who will be making the trek to Terre Haute, Indiana in just about a week. Penn State was in Princess Anne...
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November 13, 2011  |  Discuss

Another BCS mess?

With just three weeks left in the regular season, the national title race is getting clearer. Below are the relevant scenarios, and there really aren’t many. How the SEC West is Won Obviously, LSU holds the pole position to get to the Big Game. The last undefeated team in the country’s best conference, the spot’s theirs to lose. But hold on. The Tigers host Arkansas on the...
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November 13, 2011  |  Discuss

Penn State's Leaders Division clinching scenarios

With Saturday's loss Penn State maintains control of their fate in the Big Ten Leaders Division. With two games to play the Nittany Lions have a one game edge in the loss column over Wisconsin, and a two game lead over Ohio State. A win next week by Penn State would eliminate Ohio State from the Big Ten championship game picture and set up a possible must-win situation in the...
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November 12, 2011  |  Discuss

Cross Country: Teams Battle at Regionals

  Due to the extremely emotional and hectic week here at Penn State, I can't say that I gave my Mid-Atlantic Regional Cross Country Championships preview the time it deserved. Even as a journalist, it is hard to put into words what has gone on here this week and what continues to unfold. The darkest days this university has ever experienced are taking place in front of its...
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November 11, 2011  |  Discuss

Donate to Victims Here

This is just a quick note to all students, alumni and fans (or anybody else) to remind you to visit RAINN.org and donate to the victims of sexual abuse.  If you are interested in giving specifically to the fund started by Penn State alumni in the wake of the recent Penn State sex scandal, please click on or copy/paste this website into your URL:  http://rainn.org/ProudPSUforRAINN...
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November 10, 2011  |  Discuss

Nittany Lion's Den is taking names and chewing bubble gum

And we're allll out of bubble gum In the fallout of the Penn State scandal which has rocked the university and community as well as the college sports world, we are learning that some Penn Staters are seeing this impact them in the work force. We have seen tweets that some students have lost internships as a result of being associated with Penn State. We have also see reports...
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November 10, 2011  |  Discuss

Blue White Round Table is distracted this week

This week has been pretty hectic, which is why the Blue White Round Table is a little later than usual. Of course, Adam Collyer at Black Shoe Diaries was kind enough to send along some "football-only" questions, but I can't help but feel a little distracted by everything else going on this week. 1. Dan Persa.  Nathan Scheelhaase.  Next up is Taylor Martinez.  How...
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November 10, 2011  |  Discuss

One Student's Voice - Many Students' Reaction

Since Friday afternoon I have read countless articles, posts and tweets about my beloved Penn State University.  Most of them are uninformed.  Many of them point fingers.  None of them know or tell the entire story.  They can’t.  It is a story about power, lost innocence and selfishness that is bigger than any one person.  For this reason, I will not attempt to tell the entire...
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November 09, 2011  |  Discuss

An Alum's Defense of Joe Paterno

Joe Paterno's involvement in the Jerry Sandusky case has been a molten hot topic of conversation over the past few days and unfortunately his iconic status has helped to turn the big story of all of this away from where it should be focused and away from the biggest villains and victims in all of this. Remember that Sandusky is the man who is being charged with 40 counts of sexual...
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November 09, 2011  |  Discuss

Penn State Board of Trustees Statement

Released overnight The Board of Trustees of The Pennsylvania State University is outraged by the horrifying details contained in the Grand Jury Report. As parents, alumni and members of the Penn State Community, our hearts go out to all of those impacted by these terrible events, especially the tragedies involving children and their families. We cannot begin to express the combination...
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November 09, 2011  |  Discuss
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