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Jerry Sandusky Preliminary Hearing Begins

And so it begins. The ugly Jerry Sandusky Saga is about to hit the next stage of evolution, as the preliminary hearing for the trial will get underway today in Centre County court in Bellefonte, PA. The disgraced former Penn State defensive coordinator and Joe Paterno disciple is charged with over 50 counts of child abuse with ten confirmed victims already having come forward. ...
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December 13, 2011  |  Discuss

Bleacher Report: Penn State's To-Do List for 2012

Nittany Lion's Den editor and columnist Kevin McGuire is a featured columnist on Bleacher Report. The following is an excerpt from Thursday'slide show, titled 7 Things That Need to be Fixed Before 2012. Penn State will have one of the more interesting off-seasons in college football for a number of reasons. With so much uncertainty surrounding the entire program there could...
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December 08, 2011  |  Discuss

Help Wanted: Sports Writers

Nittany Lion's Den is looking for writers to join the staff. If you would like to join an outlet that is growing in covering Penn State athletics and has access to some good network connections on Bloguin, YardBarker, and FOXSports.com, then we have room for you. Here are the positions we are looking to fill. Full-time basketball writer(s)We are looking for someone to carry...
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December 08, 2011  |  Discuss

Nittany Lion's Den on Google+

Here at Nittany Lion's Den we want to bring you our latest Penn State updates in as many ways as possible. That is why we would like you tointeract with you on Google+. If you are on Google+ add Nittany Lion's Den to your circle and be sure to introduce yourself to us so we can add you to our community as well. What will make this portion of our community unique is the hangout...
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December 08, 2011  |  Discuss

TicketCity Bowl: Breaking down the passing numbers

Penn State's pass defense will be put to the test in a big way in this season's TicketCity Bowl. The Houston Cougars have the nation's top air game and will look to wear down Penn State's secondary from start to finish. Here is a look at both teams' pass offenses and pass defenses and how they stack up against each other. Passing Offense Houston Offense: 443...
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December 08, 2011  |  Discuss

Buy Your TicketCity Bowl Tickets from Nittany Lion's Den

Nittany Lion's Den is pleased to announce that we have started up a ticket partnership with TicketCity, the sponsor for Penn State's bowl game this season, the TicketCity Bowl. If you are planning on attending this year's game and are in search of tickets, be sure to check out the title sponsor for the game and see what they have available. Of course, you can check out...
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December 06, 2011  |  Discuss

Bloguin Heisman Poll: RG3 Gets The Nod

It has been a while since I posted my official thoughts on the Bloguin Heisman Poll, although I have been submitting my weekly top three to College Football Zealots. This week voters across the Bloguin network submit their final votes for the Bloguin Heisman, much like the voters for the real thing have been doing this week. Be sure to check for the updated Bloguin Heisman news on...
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December 06, 2011  |  Discuss

TicketCity Bowl: Penn State takes on Houston

Penn State, like it or not, will take on the Houston Cougars in the 2012 TicketCity Bowl. The Nittany Lions, at 9-3, were indeed passed down the line in the Big Ten bowl chain and that certainly has ruffled some feathers within the football program and fan base. I get it. When Iowa and Northwestern get picked before Penn State with worst records and losses in head-to-head meetings...
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December 05, 2011  |  Discuss

Phil Grosz: Dan Mullen will interview with Penn State Monday

The folks at Blue White Illustrated say that Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen will interview with Penn State on Monday for the head coaching vacancy. Ryan Snyder reports, via Twitter, that Phil Grosz has confirmed the interview. Grosz, if you don't already know, is generally pretty connected with the football program so we'll tend to believe this report for the time...
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December 02, 2011  |  Discuss

Big Ten Championship Prediction

Over on Crystal Ball Run I shared my thoughts on the championship games being played this weekend (with the exceptions of the MAC and Conference USA - yeah, we're elitist I suppose). Here is my take on the Big Ten championship game. Feel free to share your predictions as well in the comment section below, or over on Crystal Ball Run. From Crystal Ball Run... Both teams are...
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December 02, 2011  |  Discuss

The Games of Our Lives: 1995 Rose Bowl Oregon vs. Penn State

  “The Granddaddy of Them All.” The Tournament of Roses Parade. The quintessential New Year’s Day college bowl game. The Rose Bowl Game, college football’s oldest bowl game, began in 1902, but as of 1994, Penn State had never appeared in the game. Before the 1960s, the Rose Bowl frequently pitted an undefeated West Coast team against a stellar eastern opponent, but by...
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December 02, 2011  |  Discuss

Penn State Men's Basketball helps Big Ten clinch Big Ten-ACC Challenge for Third Year

The Big Ten's dominance over the ACC, if we want to call it that, continued Wednesday night as the conference clinched the third straight challenge win in the Big Ten ACC Challenge. Penn State's road win at Boston College helped the conference inch closer to a challenge victory, with the Nittany Lions defeated the Eagles 62-54. Tim Frazier had 22 points in the winning effort...
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November 30, 2011  |  Discuss

Nittany Lion's Den Holiday Gift Guide: Gift Ideas for the Chef

The holiday season is upon is and while we wait to learn where exactly Penn State will be playing this bowl season we figure many of us will be killing time by doing some gift shopping. So, what do you get that Penn State fan on your shopping list, other than a way to forget about the past month or so even if just for a little bit? Between now and Christmas we are going to highlight...
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November 30, 2011  |  Discuss

Lions fans not ready for regime change

The terrible hangover from Saturday’s annihilation at the hands of Wisconsin should have subsided for most of us by now. After a few days of detox, I’m ready to think about football again. And football for PSU right now is all about the future. Usually the highest order of business this time of year is crunching depth charts for next year. Assessing strengths and weaknesses...
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November 30, 2011  |  Discuss

Cross Country: The End of XC 2011

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, a complete recap of the NCAA national meet would be a little untimely at this point. However, I would like to bring a few things to everyone's attention. First off, I was on the Bob Long Sports show last Monday night talking about cross country nationals. You can hear the podcast here.   Second, I will soon have my pictures from the meet up...
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November 28, 2011  |  Discuss

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

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November 16, 2011  |  Discuss
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