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FOX Sports reportedly makes big push for Big Ten media rights share

The relationship between the Big Ten and FOX is about to get much stronger. According to Sports Business Journal reporter John Ourand, FOX and the Big Ten have agreed to basic terms on a significant share of the Big Ten’s media rights package that would net $250 million per year for six years. Per Ourand’s report, the deal with FOX would send 25 Big Ten football games to FOX...
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April 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Athlon Sports ranks Nittany Lion worst mascot in Big Ten

The stately Nittany Lion may stand the test, but not when Athlon Sports is doing the grading The offseason leads many to turn to silly ranking and list articles to kill some time in the offseason, so it should come as no surprise Athlon Sports asked one of its contributors to come up with a ranking of the Big Ten mascots from best to worst. What may come as a surprise, however,...
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April 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Well this is something different…

If you are a traditionalist, look away now, but I have to say I sort of dig this look on the field. A touch of blue for the Blue white game! #canyoufeelit @psufootball1 @psufootball pic.twitter.com/DYP6nNhJMG — Paul Curtis (@osceolashamrock) April 14, 2016 I honestly would not be upset if Penn State makes this a permanent look on the field. Connect with Nittany Lions Den: Facebook...
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April 14, 2016  |  Discuss

2016 NFL Draft: NFL folks still mixed on Christian Hackenberg

The NFL Draft is fast approaching, and the value of Christian Hackenberg remains something nobody seems to have ironed out. This much we know at this point about Christian Hackenberg. The hype about being a potential No. 1 overall draft pick is ancient history at this stage. The top quarterback in the draft will more than likely be either Cal’s Jared Goff or North Dakota State’s...
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April 11, 2016  |  Discuss

How does Penn State’s 2016 schedule stack up against rest of Big Ten?

I was given the task of ranking each of the Big Ten football schedules for Athlon Sports. When comparing schedules I took into account Big Ten home and road games as well as non-conference schedules. One aspect I admit I probably could have given more attention to was the placement of bye weeks, but I still feel I put together a pretty fair ranking of schedules from most challenging...
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April 06, 2016  |  Discuss

26 Saturdays Until Kickoff

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March 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Christian Hackenberg heading to Gruden’s QB Camp

Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg will be one of seven players to go through the annual Gruden QB Camp on ESPN, hosted by Monday Night Football analyst and former Super Bowl winning coach Jon Gruden. Hackenberg is one of three Big Ten quarterbacks in this year’s Gruden QB Camp, with Michigan State’s Connor Cook and Ohio State’s Cardale Jones being the other two. “He’s...
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March 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Saquon Barkley going beast mode with 390 lb weights

Penn State running back Saquon Barkley has already offered a glimpse of some greatness on the football field last season, but he also a monster in the weight room. Yesterday, Barkley tied the Penn State program power clean record previously set by Anthony Zettel. For those unfamiliar with the term, power clean is simply picking up a weight from the ground and lifting up to your shoulders...
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March 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Nittany Lions Den on Instagram

We are… A photo posted by Nittany Lions Den (@nittanylionsden) on Mar 1, 2016 at 2:37am PST … on Instagram (you’re welcome). With a new month here comes a new emphasis on building the community and providing multiple ways to stay connected to Nittany Lions Den. Today we pull back the curtain on the brand new Instagram account, which you can follow here. There may not...
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March 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Happy LaVar Leap Day!

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February 29, 2016  |  Discuss

ESPN doing 30 for 30 on 1994’s second best college football team

I do not love every “30 for 30″ that comes through the pipeline at ESPN, but more often than not I seem to really dig their college football stories. According to a report from The Omaha World-Herald, there is a new one in the works about the second best team in the nation in 1994, the Nebraska Cornhuskers Eric Drath, who’s directed several films for ESPN, including the 2013...
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February 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Penn State’s national title odds got worse since January

Penn State, in all likelihood, was not going to compete for a national championship in 2016. The experts considered the Nittany Lions a longshot before signing day, and since losing defensive coordinator Bob Shoop to Tennessee, offensive line coach Herb Hand to Auburn, quarterback Christian Hackenberg to the NFL, tight end Adam Breneman to retirement and a handful of others to various...
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February 16, 2016  |  Discuss

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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February 09, 2016  |  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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February 08, 2016  |  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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February 04, 2016  |  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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February 03, 2016  |  Discuss

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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February 03, 2016  |  Discuss

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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February 03, 2016  |  Discuss

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
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February 01, 2016  |  Discuss

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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January 28, 2016  |  Discuss

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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January 18, 2016  |  Discuss

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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January 18, 2016  |  Discuss

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
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