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EJ Barthel Leaving Penn State to Become Running Backs Coach at Albany

A key member of Penn State’s backroom staff is heading out the door After an earlier move that would’ve seen him head to Baylor and rejoin Matt Rhule fell apart, Penn State Recruiting Coordinator EJ Barthel is heading elsewhere. Barthel, who has long been rumored as someone interested in getting back into the coaching side of the game, announced via his twitter account on Friday...
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9 hours ago

NCAA Ice Hockey Tournament Predictions

BSD’s hockey beat tests its fortune telling abilities for the NCAA Ice Hockey Tournament. For the second straight season, Penn State is going dancing. The Nittany Lions begin their second NCAA Tournament appearance Saturday at 7 p.m. when they face reigning National Champion Denver at PPL Center in Allentown, Pa. Before the puck drops in the East and West Regionals Friday afternoon...
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15 hours ago

DaeSean Hamilton Does Reddit AMA. Hilarity ensues.

Find out all you ever wanted to know about Penn State’s all-time leading receiver Ever wanted to know more about (former) Penn State wide receiver DaeSean Hamilton? Well, here’s your chance. Hamilton sat down on Thursday and did a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything). During the AMA, the Penn State record holder discussed football questions, like his favorite route or the most difficult...
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17 hours ago

Penn State Wrestling Mailbag

No doubt, you’ve read that the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania produced the most NCAA champions, the most finalists, and the most All-Americans of any state in our Union. That’s tradition, mostly. What you haven’t read - until now - is this. When you place those PA wrestlers into 10-man squads, 3-deep, you get the following: WT Team MOUNTAIN FARM POINTS WT Team STEEL...
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17 hours ago

Penn State Battles Denver in NCAA Tournament

The Nittany Lions take on reigning National Champion Denver, with the winner facing either Ohio State or Princeton. Guy Gadowsky often preaches about the lessons his team learns from each game. One lesson and one game have stuck out more than the rest. Saturday night at 7 p.m., Penn State will be tested by that teacher once again. The Nittany Lions begin their 2018 NCAA...
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18 hours ago

Penn State Football Early Position Preview: Secondary

Penn State lost all four starters from last seasons secondary, but don’t hit the panic button. Hey national media, I have a joke for you. What does Penn State and every other collegiate football program have in common? I’ll save you...
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22 hours ago

Penn State Football: Tommy Stevens’ absence unsettling

Tommy Stevens didn’t show up to Penn State football’s first spring practice. The highly touted backup QB’s absence is cause for concern. The time all Penn State football fans have feared has come. Tommy Stevens might transfer. No official...
Via Victory Bell Rings
1 day ago

WWE sends a scout to Penn State Pro Day

In listing those who attended Wednesday’s Pro Day, the Penn State football program revealed some unusual information: A scout from World Wrestling Entertainment was in attendance. That came as a surprise and raised immediate questions about which player or players the WWE scout was looking at. There’s been some speculation that the WWE scout could [more]
Via Pro Football Talk
1 day ago

Giants watching QBs Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen closely

The Giants appear to be leaning towards Penn State running back Saquon Barkley if they don't fall for another QB. But all things are possible.
1 day ago

Penn State Football Recruiting: Visits, new offers, and more

Welcome back to the weekly look at all things Penn State football recruiting here at Victory Bell Rings – the recruiting roundup Spring football has begun in Happy Valley. With that, things are about to get very busy once again in the...
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1 day ago

Entire NFL showed up to Penn State’s Pro Day and a WWE scout did too

All the movers and shakers in the NFL world descended upon Happy Valley this week to watch top five pick Saquon Barkley and others work out at Penn State’s Pro Day. As much as the Nittany Lions made sure to publicize the fact that all 32 NFL teams were in attendance, the school was nothing but detailed when noting
Via College Football Talk
2 days ago

NIT: Penn State advances to Final Four with win over Marquette

Penn State basketball is headed to the NIT Final Four! It’s not the “Big Dance” but Penn State is making its mark in a postseason tournament. One of the hottest college basketball teams over the past week kept things rolling Tuesday...
Via Victory Bell Rings
3 days ago

Saquon Barkley explains why he eschewed pro day drills

Tuesday marked an exciting day for draftniks and NFL scouts as Penn State held its pro day, meaning it was time for some more Saquon Barkley.If you tuned into the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine, then you know why that’s such a big deal (more on that here). Only, instead of seeing if Barkley could better his absurd combine numbers, he stood on the sidelines with the scouts and coaches...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Draft rumors: Bradley Chubb could slide past five; Steelers looking for LB?

Long considered to be a top-three pick, Bradley Chubb might be sliding down mock drafts after the Jets traded with the Colts to get to No. 3 in the upcoming NFL Draft. The move, which could signal a run on quarterbacks early in the draft, isn’t slowing down the NC State pass rusher, however.According to Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio, who spoke with Chubb’s agent, the top defensive...
Via Pro Football Rumors
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State Football: Nittany Lions kick of spring practice for 2018 season

Penn State football has officially started spring preparations for the upcoming 2018 season.  March is always an exciting time around Penn State thanks to the start of football practice. Monday marked the first day of spring practice...
Via Victory Bell Rings
3 days ago

Report: Browns haven't ruled out Saquon Barkley

The Browns added one of this year’s best available running backs in Carlos Hyde, but they haven’t ruled out selecting Saquon Barkley in next month’s draft, according to ESPN.com’s Pat McManamon. “Nobody is ruled out,” one source said of the Browns’ mindset. Of course, popular thought would dictate that the Browns will select a quarterback at No. 1 overall while addressing a different...
Via Pro Football Rumors
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Browns could still draft Saquon Barkley after signing Carlos Hyde

The Browns have been one of the teams most frequently linked to former Penn State star Saquon Barkley leading up to the NFL Draft, but Cleveland seemingly found a new starting running back on Wednesday in Carlos Hyde. What does that mean for Barkley’s draft stock?Very little, perhaps.While the Browns agreed to a three-year, $15 million deal with Hyde, Aditi Kinkhabwala of NFL Network...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Saquon Barkley does insane core workout

Penn State running back Saquon Barkley is arguably the best overall prospect in the 2018 NFL Draft, and he’s a surefire top-five pick.Barkley’s blend of strength and athleticism makes him a gamechanger, and he can make a difference for an NFL team right away.Not only that, he’s also ripped. Barkley possesses a lot of core strength — which is why he’s often seen shirtless — and after...
Via The Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Browns considering RB Saquon Barkley with first pick?

Following the Browns’ assortment of moves late last week, Bleacher Report’s Mike Freeman believes the organization has made it clear who they’ll select with the top-overall pick in the upcoming draft. After having added quarterback Tyrod Taylor, team executives and coaches believe the Browns are now eyeing Penn State running back Saquon Barkley with the first-overall pick. According...
Via Pro Football Rumors
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Franklin has perfect response to praise of Saquon Barkley

Saquon Barkley has long been a virtual lock to be selected early in the first round of the NFL Draft, but he has now worked his way into the top overall pick discussion with his performance at the Scouting Combine.Barkley posted insane numbers in the bench press, vertical and 40-yard dash over the weekend, and one NFL coach was so impressed he said he would inflict pain on himself...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Saquon Barkley absolutely dominating at NFL combine

We all knew that Penn State running back Saquon Barkley was going to perform well at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis this week. To many, he’s the best all-around prospect in the entire 2018 NFL Draft and will be a likely top-five pick.We just didn’t realize how absolutely absurd of an athlete the All-American is.Earlier in the week, Barkley put up 29 reps at 225 pounds in...
Via Sportsnaut
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Saquon Barkley turns heads with combine performance

Saquon Barkley was already a lock to be one of the first players off the board at the NFL Draft prior to the Scouting Combine, and the former Penn State star has certainly done nothing to hurt his stock.Simply put, Barkley put on a show in Indianapolis. After he repped 225 pounds 29 times in the bench press on Thursday, Barkley wowed scouts with a 41-inch vertical and 4.41 40-yard...
Via Larry Brown Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

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