Will Hackenberg lead the Big Ten in TD passes in 2014?

The Big Ten has a handful of good quarterbacks taking the field this fall, including Penn State’s Christian Hackenberg. I personally still say Braxton Miller of Ohio State is the best all-around quarterback in the conference this season, but who will lead the Big Ten in passing touchdowns this season? That was a question the Big Ten Network debated. The four names that came up were...
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July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Nittany Lions Den is on Fancred, a social network for sports fans

Today I am very proud to say Nittany Lions Den is on Fancred! This makes Nittany Lions Den the first Penn State blog to appear on the sports social network, as far as I know. What is Fancred? I am glad you asked. In brief, it is a social network specifically for sports fans. Imagine a Twitter or Facebook timeline filled entirely with sports commentary, GIFs and links without political...
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July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Penn State has 10-win potential in 2014

Penn State has the potential to win 10 games in the 2014 season, but many uncertainties will have to go their way. This week I was asked to provide my game-by-game predictions for Penn State in a round-up put together by Athlon Sports. I happily obliged, went down the schedule and gave my gut-instinct prediction for each. I admit I sometimes allow a bit of homerism when making some...
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July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Recruiting analyst: Penn State the most surprising in recruiting

10 most surprising recruiting teams so far 1. #PSU 2. #Gamecocks 3. #MissState 4. #Duke 5. #BC 6. #UNC 7. #TCU 8. #UMD 9. #Wisc 10. #WVU — Mike Farrell (@rivalsmike) July 16, 2014
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July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Rob Bolden’s search for stability leads to Eastern Michigan

The college career of Rob Bolden has not exactly gone to plan, but he will have a chance to wrap things up as a starting quarterback after a long and winding road leading from State College to Baton Rouge and now back to his home-state of Michigan. Bolden has reportedly transferred to Eastern Michigan, giving him a chance to win a starting job at quarterback. BREAKING NEWS FROM SPARTAN...
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July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

The Opening: Penn State commit shows off fantastic haircut

Class of 2015 defensive lineman Adam McLean is in Oregon this week for The Opening. The four-star recruit, according to the 247 Sports composite ranking, left no mistake just where he is heading for college next year. Check out this awesome haircut. #WeAre DL commit Adam McLean (@MoneyMakeinAdam) is out w/ a hammy. But the fresh cut is still turning heads.
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July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

State College Spikes to hand out James Franklin bobbleheads

Here's the unveiling of the @coachjfranklin Bobblehead for the #SCSpikes Thursday, 8/28 home game. First 1,000 fans! — State College Spikes (@SCSpikes) July 8, 2014
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Quote: Wimbush not wavering from Penn State commitment

“[Penn State] doesn’t have to work at all [to keep me committed]. I gave them my commitment and it is what it is.” - Brandon Wimbush, Class of 2015 quarterback committed to Penn State, to Audrey Snyder for, July 7, 2014
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July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Athlon Sports: Beaver Stadium one of the best

Penn State’s Beaver Stadium may not get much love from the Ted Mosby’s of the world, but the total package that comes with the old erector set stadium has its charm that is respected across the country. Beaver Stadium was ranked among the top ten college football stadiums in the country by a recent panel effort organized by Athlon Sports. Beaver Stadium rounded out the top ten in...
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July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Elite 11: PSU commit Wimbush shows off skills

The future of Penn State’s quarterback position looks to be pretty solid. Not only does Christian Hackenberg, 2013 Big Ten Freshman of the Year, have three years of eligibility remaining, but Class of 2015 commit Brandon Wimbush continues to raise the bar for his own hype. Wimbush is in Beaverton, Oregon at the Nike headquarters for the prestigious Elite 11 camp and he has been putting...
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July 07, 2014  |  Discuss writer ranks Penn State uniform No. 1in 2014

The offseason is starting to shift into full preview mode for college football fans, which is fantastic. Hopefully, this means no more rankings of scoreboards and more discussion on wins and losses, key players and so on. This morning this tweet from Philadelphia sports radio station 94 WIP caught my eye while I was writing something up about Louisville’s black out uniforms; Penn...
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July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Super Bowl champ Jordan Hill addresses PSU freshmen

Six years after @J_HILL_47's first day of class, the Super Bowl champ returned to campus to chat with our freshmen. — Penn State Football (@PennStateFball) July 2, 2014
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July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

A B1G welcome to Maryland and Rutgers

Today is conference realignment day, which means the Big Ten’s additions of Maryland and Rutgers is now official. The Big Ten is now a 14-school conference and the divisions have been reorganized. For Penn State, Maryland and Rutgers should make for plenty of regional battles for years to come and it should be a lot of fun getting reacquainted with some past regional rivals. It may...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Shane Conlan is the gold standard for Linebacker U

On Thursday afternoon the latest class to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame was announced. Among the 16 names to be honored is one of the pillars of Linebacker U, Penn State linebacker Shane Conlan. Conlan will be the 18th Penn State player to be inducted to the College Football Hall of Fame. Conlan will be the third Penn State linebacker enshrined in the hall, along...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Penn State, 1994 National Champions… ?

Penn State’s ring of honor already pays tribute to the undefeated 1994 season, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this fall. That season the Nittany Lions finished second in the major polls behind Nebraska, but the New York Times crowned Penn State as the national champion. The only problem is the New York Times national champion will never receive the same praise as Nebraska...
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May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

A look at Penn State’s APR history and how the Big Ten stacks up

The NCAA released the latest APR scores for division one programs yesterday. Penn State’s football program posted a score of 954, the lowest by the football program since the NCAA started tracking the scores. Does this mean Penn State is doomed with the “Success With Honor” philosophy or is this merely a result of the NCAA sanctions? Let’s take a look and see what’s going on here...
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May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Penn State has three picked up in undrafted free agency

Three Penn State players were drafted in the 2014 NFL Draft, but the NFL dreams of a handful of Nittany Lions continues with the frenzy of undrafted free agency! It looks as though a few Penn State players are getting some phone calls and invites around the NFL. One of the most trusted sources for undrafted free agent news I have come across the past couple of years is NEPatriotsDraft...
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May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Draft: Baltimore’s smart pick, drafts John Urschel

The Baltimore Ravens have drafted the smartest player in the NFL Draft pool. Penn State offensive guard John Urschel was drafted by the Ravens wit the 175th overall pick just before the fifth round came to a close. The Ravens took OL John Urschel from Penn State with the No. 175 pick. — Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) May 10, 2014 Urschel will be welcomed by another former Penn State...
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May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Draft: Titans add DaQuan Jones in Round 4

After one Penn State player made it through the first three rounds of the NFL Draft, the Nittany Lions saw defensive tackle DaQuan Jones go in the fourth round. The Tennessee Titans selected Jones with the 112th pick in the draft. With the 112th overall pick in the fourth round, the Titans select Penn State defensive lineman DaQuan Jones! #TitansDraft #TitanUp — Tennessee Titans...
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May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Draft: Penn State’s Allen Robinson heading to Jacksonville

Allen Robinson was the best wide receiver to play at Penn State since Bobby Engram. If Robinson goes on to have half the success Engram did in the NFL, then he will have a solid pro career. Robinson had to wait a while but he was finally drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars with the 29th pick in the second round of the NFL Draft (61st overall). The #Jaguars traded for the No. 61 overall...
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May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Heismanberg? Christian Hackenerg named to watch list

Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg was named to the post-spring Heisman Watch List by Hackenberg is the only Nittany Lion on the watch list, although there are three other Big Ten players appearing on the watch list. Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah, Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon - who I believe will be the Big Ten’s leading rusher in 2014 ...
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May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Why a new Joe Paterno statue isn’t a bad idea

A new statue of former Penn State head coach Joe Paterno is reportedly in the works. As originally reported by Onward State, the new statue being organized through private means will be located outside the Tavern Restaurant in State College and show Paterno sitting on a bench. The statue funding will come through donations and private funding, with a Kickstarter campaign slated to...
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April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Big Ten era at Rutgers gets primetime stage vs. Penn State

RED ALERT: #RFootball will make its #B1G debut vs. PSU at 8pm on 9/13/14 on the @BigTenNetwork. RT! #144Days #ChopPSU — Rutgers Football (@RFootball) April 22, 2014
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April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Saturday Edge: Wrapping up Penn State’s spring ☆

I was asked to share my thoughts on Penn State coming out of the spring practice season. Here is a sample of what I had to offer. Be sure to check out the entire wrap-up on The Saturday Edge and give it a follow on Twitter @SaturdayEdge. This is going to be quite an interesting season for Penn State, and if all goes right for the Nttany Lions there should be nothing holding them...
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April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

James Franklin embraces his inner nittany lion

The LION has always been a part of me,waiting for the right time 2 show his face & attack,now it's time! #PSUnrivaled — James Franklin (@coachjfranklin) April 11, 2014
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