LATEST STORIES FROM NITTANY LIONS DEN

Blue White Roundtable - Will Penn State bounce back at Virginia?

Last week Nittany Lions Den was late to the Blue White Roundtable, so we missed out on appetizers and the main meal. But not this week. We're getting a jump on everything by ensuring we are one of the first to post our responses. This week Penn State looks to regroup and try to find a win, but to do so they will have to pull through on the road against a decent opponent in the Virginia...
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September 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Missed opportunity changed the game and the day

  It’s amazing how one play can change things. The football somehow bounced off the hands of Penn State safety Stephen Obeng-Agyapong, who was the only player around the dying pass, and caromed far enough that it landed in Ohio receiver Landon Smith’s, who was alone behind the defense. Smith corralled the fortunate bounce and raced untouched into the end zone. Penn State still...
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September 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Postgame Notebook: Penn State 14, Ohio 24

Penn State dropped their season opening game to the visiting Ohio Bobcats, 24-14. Here is a look through my postgame notebook from the game. Hodges returning kicks. Huh? Starting linebacker Gerald Hodges was used a number of times to return kickoffs and punts. Bill O'Brien said after the game that he had been working on special teams recently and said he was a good athlete so they...
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September 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Adam Breneman: The NCAA woke a sleeping giant

Penn State commit Adam Breneman was interviewed by recruiting analyst Tom Lemming, of CBS Sports, and asked about his decision to stick with Penn State. According to Breneman, the NCAA woke a sleeping giant and he wants to be a part of it. See the full interview tonight at 8pm on CBS Sports Network.
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August 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Blue White Roundtable - Delay of Game Edition

My apologies to the members of the Blue White Roundtable for the lack of responses from Nittany Lions Den. I fully admit to a failure of leadership and a lack of institutional control and have commissioned a report to investigate why I failed. Upon its completion I will willingly and unquestionably accept any penalties that may be deemed appropriate for our tardiness. The good folks...
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August 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Nittany Minute - What can we expect from Penn State's offense?

The Nittany Minute returns with Nittany Lions Den managing editor asking how much fan should realistically expect from the Penn State offense in week one. While there will be plenty of fans anticipating some good things with a new style offense under head coach Bill O'Brien, given some of the recent transfers leading in to the season you may wants to scale back some of those...
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August 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Illinois planning to Stripe The Stadium vs. Penn State

Illinois "Stripe the Stadium" vs Ohio State, 2011. Penn State has become known for their white out games. In recent years some schools have taken a new approach to color coordinating their fan base for a specific game. Illinois will take another stab at what they call "Stripe the Stadium" for the Big Ten opener between the Illini and Penn State on September 29. From an...
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August 30, 2012  |  Discuss

NLD Football Podcast - The Ohio Bobcats Preview

Frank Solich leads his Ohio Bobcats to Beaver Stadium this weekend with no fear. A lot has changed since our last podcast. The Joe Paterno statue was the topic of our last football episode, and whether or not it should stay up or come down. Paternoville had just changed their name to Nittanyville. And the debate over whether or not the NCAA needs to issue any sort of punishment...
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August 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Behind Enemy Lines: Ohio Bobcats

Welcome back to football season, Penn State fans! It's been far too long since we had the pleasure to venture behind enemy lines to learn about our opponent. This week, Stephen Uhlmann from MAC Report Online sat down with NLD writer Derek Aschman to discuss this year's Bobcat team, and what might be in store this Saturday.   1) The Ohio QB, Tyler Tettleton, has been getting a...
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August 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Ohio State, Iowa t-shirts make jokes about sexual abuse of children

Penn State fans, do you want another reason to hate Ohio State and Iowa? Here are exhibits A and B... Oh Buckeyes and Hawkeyes, you are so witty and clever. Nobody has ever thought of a phrase like that before... oh, wait... At least Ohio State and Iowa use the proper word to complete the so-called joke ("than" instead of "then", and insert SEC education joke here). Everybody...
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August 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Despite what many think, Lions to post winning record

  Believe it or not, it’s time to play actual football games. After the most difficult off-season in college football history, the Penn State football team finally begins the 2012 season Saturday at noon at Beaver Stadium against Ohio. Jerry Sandusky is in jail. Joe Paterno passed away and his statue was taken down. The Freeh report was released and the NCAA slammed Penn State...
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August 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Updates on Nittany Lions Den changes, Pinterest and more

It has been a long summer and for many reasons the wait to get to the next college football season has been exhausting. As we prepare to flip our calenders from August to September and attempt to get back to somewhat of a sense of normalcy, Nittany Lions Den is more than ready to rock and roll for season two. Some of our regular readers may have picked up on a few changes on the...
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August 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Lions add linebacker recruit to 2012 class

Penn State's all important 2012 recruiting class got a little bigger over the weekend as Hialeah, Fla. linebacker Gary Wooten joined the Nittany Lions. To many fans, it may seem like an odd time to add to the recruiting class this late, but what about this last nine months hasn't been odd for this program. Wooten, a 6-3, 225 pounder, begins practice today. Wooten was actually a...
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August 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Looking for a new passing offense? Better get used to Bill Belton

  Tom Brady. 40 points per game. Wes Welker. Rob Gonkowski and Aaron Hernandez. Those are the things we think about when we think about the New England Patriot offense. Those are the things many Penn State fans are dreaming about when they think about what Bill O’Brien is going to do to the Nittany Lions’ offense. Maybe? Or, more likely, maybe not. O’Brien doesn’t have Wes Welker...
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August 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Secondary a pleasant surprise & other camp notes

  When anyone in the off-season talked about actual football related issues with the Penn State football team, the secondary seemed to be one of the biggest areas of concern. Injuries, lack of depth, players changing positions – these were all concerns as the team headed into camp for the 2012 season. In fact, many thought the only thing that could keep this year’s defense from...
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August 17, 2012  |  Discuss

B1G Countdown to Kickoff talks Penn State

Our friends over at Madtown Badgers have been working hard this week to preview each Big Ten team before the 2012 season. Yesterday it was time to discuss Penn State in the B1G Countdown to Kickoff and I was happy to help kick the show off to talk about the Nittany Lions and offer my pick in the Big Ten this season. Philadelphia Inquirer beat reporter Joe Juliano was also a guest...
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August 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Nittany Lions Den partnering with Gameday Goods

College football season is just around the corner and you may be looking to pick up some new Penn State gear to wear to show your support or for some tailgating materials. If you can't wait to make the trip up to State College to stock up on your Penn State supplies, we have a new solution for you. Nittany Lions Den is proud to announce that we are the official partner for all things...
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August 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Sound Off! Should players transferring be able to complete Penn State degrees?

Former wide receiver Justin Brown confirmed he will continue to work to earn his degree from Penn State despite now playing football for Oklahoma. Former kicker Anthony Fera, who transferred to Texas, also will be working to complete his Penn state degree. Both players have said that the ability to finish their education through Penn State was important to them despite now playing...
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August 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Lady Lions add 2013 guard

Coquese Washington added another member to her 2013 recruiting class in the 5-7 guard, Lindsey Spann from Laurel, MD. This came to our attention from Michael Wallace Sr, father of former Penn State football player Mike Wallace Jr, wrote about it on his facebook page. Here is what his status had to say: Special congratulations to Good Counsel's rising senior Lindsey Spann. After...
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August 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Yet another Penn State hype video

Football season is just over two weeks away, seriously, and it looks as though there is at least one more hype video to hit the YouTube servers. This video was shared by Matt McGloin on Twitter, and I figured it would be worth sharing here as well. Enjoy.
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August 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Penn State wasn't bluffing about names on jerseys

Well, we know Penn State wasn't bluffing about those names on the jerseys. First this image was posted on the official Penn State football Facebook page. Now there is this short video to see how the process works for adding a name to the jersey.
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August 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Women's Volleyball: Penn State ranked third in coaches poll

While most of the sports attention is placed on the recovering of the football program in State College, we should also remember that other sports programs are gearing up for the 2012 season as well. That includes the women's volleyball team, which is ranked third in the American Volleyball Coaches Association preseason poll, which was released yesterday. Penn State did not receive...
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August 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Mike Wallace to miss season, secondary get thinner

On Monday it became public that redshirt junior Mike Wallace, CB, would not play for Penn State during the 2012 football season due to a bicep injury. Wallace will remain with the team in a leadership role for the season, however.  Wallace's injury caused him to miss most of spring practice and hindered his ability to full workout with the team during the summer. Because of O...
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August 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Media Day notes - Jerseys, long hair and more

  The changing of the Penn State jerseys has generated a tremendous amount of interest and discussion – especially in the social media world. For those who have been under a rock for the last month, Penn State announced that it is adding a blue ribbon to its jersey to support the end of child abuse. In addition, the Nittany Lions will also have their names on the back of their...
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August 10, 2012  |  Discuss

McGloin eager for new offense

  Questions? There have always been a lot when it comes to Matt McGloin playing quarterback at Penn State. While there have been a lot of questions about McGloin’s ability to play the position over the last few years, two things that shouldn’t be questioned are his love for his school and his passion for playing football. That was abundantly clear as the West Scranton native patiently...
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August 09, 2012  |  Discuss
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