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Penn State Football: Caravan Comes To A Close, And Probably Just In Time Penn State Football: Caravan Comes To A Close, And Probably Just In Time
12 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
If James Franklin, a man who thrives in front of the camera, is happy to shorten the tour before it ever starts, then that's a sign it has lasted just long enough. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Franklin Sees Graduate Transfer Rule As Challenge, Barbour Critical Of Its Application Penn State Football: Franklin Sees Graduate Transfer Rule As Challenge, Barbour Critical Of Its Application
20 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"We graduate so many players in three and a half years, that if they redshirt they've got another year left. So that's kind of one of the decisions we make, where is he going to be the most useful to us, as a fifth year redshirt senior or as a true freshman now." [Read More]
Penn State Football: James Franklin Doesn't Enjoy Recruiting 'I Enjoy Winning' Penn State Football: James Franklin Doesn't Enjoy Recruiting 'I Enjoy Winning'
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
The prevailing belief is that James Franklin enjoys recruiting. That he enjoys hitting the trail for long days and short nights. But Franklin isn't scouring the state for talent simply because he enjoys the thrill. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Reihner A Bonus For Growing Offensive Front Penn State Football: Reihner A Bonus For Growing Offensive Front
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"The most important thing for us is we want to be able to get five guys on the field that give us the best chance to win. he’s an older guy, he’s a mature guy, he’s a smart guy, that’s valuable alone. But, to me I look at him as a bonus." [Read More]
Penn State Basketball:Despite Combine Snub, Newbill Not Without Opportunity To Prove His Worth Penn State Basketball:Despite Combine Snub, Newbill Not Without Opportunity To Prove His Worth
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"I don't think he's a starter in this league," Chambers said. "But I think he can come off the bench and spell at (shooting guard) or (point guard)." [Read More]
Penn State Football: Barbour Talks Beaver Stadium Improvements Penn State Football: Barbour Talks Beaver Stadium Improvements
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
There are high definition HDTV screens on the very top of the Stadium and decades old bathrooms in the lowest corners. The press box is as old as the football program. The wi-fi system is always a challenge. "It's pretty clear to me that we need to put together a plan to address a whole lot of iss [Read More]
Penn State Football: For Franklin, Quality Is As Important As Quantity Penn State Football: For Franklin, Quality Is As Important As Quantity
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
And for Penn State football things are looking nice, but far from the real thing. That's something Franklin has quietly alluded to each time he acknowledges the program is still rebuilding. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Chambers Heads To Philly On Caravan And The City Is Finally Listening Penn State Basketball: Chambers Heads To Philly On Caravan And The City Is Finally Listening
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
That tune is slowly changing, and as coach Patrick Chambers hits the road for the final leg of Penn State's coaches caravan he will return to Philadelphia a familiar face. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Gellersted Continues Momentum For 2016 Class Penn State Football: Gellersted Continues Momentum For 2016 Class
5 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State landed its second commitment in three days as Ohio offensive tackle Alex Gellersted made the call on Monday afternoon. The commitment continues the forward momentum for Penn State's 2016 class. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Get Bowl Rings Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Get Bowl Rings
5 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
The best things takes time, and for Penn State football, the Nittany Lions finally picked up their Pinstripe Bowl rings on Sunday much to the delight of the team. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Zettel, Man Of The Woods, Takes Out Tree Penn State Football: Zettel, Man Of The Woods, Takes Out Tree
6 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State defensive tackle Anthony Zettel is apparently going about his offseason workouts a little unconventionally. As documented on teammate Jordan Dudas' Instagram page, Zettel set up in his usual stance and took out a new opponent. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Add Tight End Commit Danny Dalton Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Add Tight End Commit Danny Dalton
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State's class of 2016 picked up its latest commitment as Marshfield, Mass tight end Danny Dalton committed to the Nittany Lions early Saturday afternoon. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Freshman Ineligibility Practice For Barbour To Raise Her Voice  Penn State Football: Freshman Ineligibility Practice For Barbour To Raise Her Voice
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
The topic of freshman ineligibility is an interesting thought experiment, but that's about as far as it goes. But for new Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour it is an important opportunity to make her voice known and heard by others within the Big Ten. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Shoop, Franklin And Complementary Parts Penn State Football: Shoop, Franklin And Complementary Parts
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
In the year and change that microphone friendly James Franklin has been at Penn State, it's defensive coordinator Bob Shoop that has said the most interesting statement of their collective tenures. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Homecoming Kickoff Time Set For Noon Penn State Football: Homecoming Kickoff Time Set For Noon
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State and Indiana have squared off every year since 2007. The Nittany Lions are 17-1 all-time against the Hoosiers, including a perfect 8-0 mark in home games. The teams first met in Beaver Stadium in 1993 with Penn State claiming a 38-31 win. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Franklin, Jones And Many Others Offer Thoughts On Fran Fisher's Passing Penn State Football: Franklin, Jones And Many Others Offer Thoughts On Fran Fisher's Passing
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State athletics has released a long and wide ranging collection of comments and thoughts from those who knew legendary broadcaster Fran Fisher best. You can read those comments below. [Read More]
Penn State Football: James Signs Deal With Steelers Penn State Football: James Signs Deal With Steelers
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Former Nittany Lion tight end Jesse James has signed a four-year contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers according to multiple reports. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Fran Fisher Leaves Lasting Memories Penn State Football: Fran Fisher Leaves Lasting Memories
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Fans, players and coaches react the news that long time broadcaster Fran Fisher has passed away [Read More]
Penn State Football: Updates From NFL Rookie Camps As Nittany Lions Turn Heads Penn State Football: Updates From NFL Rookie Camps As Nittany Lions Turn Heads
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"Of Miami’s three undrafted free-agent linebackers, Mike Hull of Penn State had the best rookie camp. He was quick to the football and got an interception Saturday by reading the eyes of the quarterback." [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: 95 Percent Renewal Rate Fuels Third Consecutive Season Ticket Sellout Penn State Hockey: 95 Percent Renewal Rate Fuels Third Consecutive Season Ticket Sellout
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
“Our team absolutely loves playing in front of our great, loyal fans,” coach Guy Gadowsky said. “A 95 percent renewal rate is fantastic. Our home ice advantage is built up on the support and energy of our season ticket holders. We can’t thank them enough.” [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions To Face Boston College In Big Ten/ACC Challenge Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions To Face Boston College In Big Ten/ACC Challenge
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
The Nittany Lions are 6-8 all-time in the competition and are currently on a one-game winning streak after knocking off Virginia Tech last season at the Bryce Jordan Center. Penn State's meeting against the Eagles will mark the rubber match between the two squads. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Smith An Outsider No More On Franklin's Staff Penn State Football: Smith An Outsider No More On Franklin's Staff
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"I wanted an opportunity to be with a group of guys that aren't fly by night guys who aren't going to just get up and go for any job opportunity," Smith added. "That want us to build something special. I want us to be back to National Championship caliber" [Read More]
Penn State Football: Redshirt? An Easier Choice As Talent And Depth Come To Happy Valley Penn State Football: Redshirt? An Easier Choice As Talent And Depth Come To Happy Valley
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"So there are a lot of current things that you're looking at based on your current depth chart as well as the talent that guy brings in," Franklin added. "Also is he physically ready, yes or no, is he mentally ready, maturity? All of those things factor into it." [Read More]
Penn State Football: White Out Game Set For Home Finale Against Michigan Penn State Football: White Out Game Set For Home Finale Against Michigan
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
The game time for the 2015 Penn State White Out game will be announced at a later date. The Penn State dorms will remain open through 10 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 22, which will allow students to attend the game before heading on Thanksgiving break. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Franklin, Barbour Balance Scheduling Excitement With Big Picture Goals Penn State Football: Franklin, Barbour Balance Scheduling Excitement With Big Picture Goals
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"I think there is going to come a time where the selection committee, because they're human, is going to look at "so here is the part you can control" so what did you do?" [Read More]
Penn State Athletics: Student Athlete Graduation Totals Hit Record Numbers Penn State Athletics: Student Athlete Graduation Totals Hit Record Numbers
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
More than 100 Penn State student-athletes graduated this weekend as part of commencement representing 26 programs across campus. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Extension Of Pitt Series 'Open For Discussion' Penn State Football: Extension Of Pitt Series 'Open For Discussion'
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
For Penn State the positives are a tangible assertion of dominance over another rival in the regional recruiting field. Nothing proves a point better than beating your rivals. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Gadowsky Gets Plenty Of Attention On Tour As Program Grows Penn State Hockey: Gadowsky Gets Plenty Of Attention On Tour As Program Grows
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Following the season the Nittany Lions had in 2014-15 and Casey Bailey heading to the NHL, that curiosity has developed into full blow interest. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Lasch Building Renovations Hit Caravan Circuit
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Penn State Football: Lasch Building Renovations Hit Caravan Circuit
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"One of the things that's been interesting to me is that, a lot of times, you hear the board approves a certain amount of money to be spent on something in Lasch," James Franklin said on Thursday. "Well, typically, that's money we've already raised, and when you heard the board making that ann [Read More]
Penn State Football: Thursday Night Football? Probably Not For Nittany Lions Penn State Football: Thursday Night Football? Probably Not For Nittany Lions
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"Obviously, college football has kind of taken over Thursday night," Barbour said. "But I'm not sure what direction that is going toward overall. Thursday night would be really, really difficult in Happy Valley." [Read More]
Penn State Football: Franklin Heads To Pittsburgh As Caravan Moves West Penn State Football: Franklin Heads To Pittsburgh As Caravan Moves West
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"Building those relationships, support and trust, those sorts of things is really valuable for us to get to where we want to go. It's probably magnified because of what we've been through," Franklin said. "We've had some people leave the family or distance themselves from the family, so we've [Read More]
Penn State Football: Even With Hull Departure, Pry Excited For Linebacker Corps Penn State Football: Even With Hull Departure, Pry Excited For Linebacker Corps
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"There is more depth, there’s greater competition, there’s guys that will emerge, I believe, that will be impact players, all-conference caliber players," Pry said. "We may not man-for-man match a guy we lost, but we could be better at each spot." [Read More]
Penn State Football: With Big Picture In Mind, Donovan Takes Criticism In Stride Penn State Football: With Big Picture In Mind, Donovan Takes Criticism In Stride
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
“You've got to rely on your work ethic and the people around you and just trust in your abilities and what you've done. We've had a pretty good run, so hopefully we'll be able to get back on track here and go.” [Read More]
Penn State Football: Year Of The Hackenberg Arrives As Caravan Begins Penn State Football: Year Of The Hackenberg Arrives As Caravan Begins
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
“You guys are unbelievable,” Franklin said laughing but not without a hint of irritation. “Can’t you just ask me about how do you develop the other quarterbacks on our roster? Do you have to lead with that? You guys are relentless.” [Read More]
Penn State Football: Barbour Supports All-Or-Nothing Approach To Satellite Camps Penn State Football: Barbour Supports All-Or-Nothing Approach To Satellite Camps
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
“The opposition doesn’t surprise me," Barbour said on Tuesday speaking to the media in Harrisburg. "You don’t hear the opposition necessarily coming from the conferences that allow it, you hear the opposition coming from the conferences that don’t allow it and particularly the coaches." [Read More]
Penn State Football: Caravan Begins, And With It A Plan To Meet Everyone Penn State Football: Caravan Begins, And With It A Plan To Meet Everyone
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
James Franklin is hitting the recruiting trail, but this time he's looking to pick up key season ticket holders as Penn State's annual PR tour kicked off on Tuesday in Harrisburg. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Year Two On Caravan Brings New Challenges For Franklin Penn State Football: Year Two On Caravan Brings New Challenges For Franklin
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Because for all of his charm and all of recruiting buzz, Penn State has won 10 or more games only four times since 1997. That's not Franklin's fault, but talk is cheap. Everyone talks, not everyone wins. It's not that anyone doubts if Franklin can win, they just want to see it happen. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Conway Dismissed For Violation Of Team Rules Penn State Hockey: Conway Dismissed For Violation Of Team Rules
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Conway scored 10 goals and had a total of 26 points during his up and down freshman campaign. The England native became a dependable force on both ends of the ice by the end of the year. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Busy As Free Agency Winds Down Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Busy As Free Agency Winds Down
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Not getting drafted is a fine way to start an NFL career, but it does require a lot more patience. The minutes feel like hours, the hours feel like days. When a prospect finally signs with a team for a tryout it's months of preparation finally paying off. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Assistant Brian Daly Departing Program Penn State Basketball: Assistant Brian Daly Departing Program
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Daly spend four season as a member of the Penn State basketball coaching staff and second serving as an associate head coach. He had previously worked with head coach Patrick Chambers at Boston University prior to taking the job at Penn State. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Not To Be Forgotten, Bolden's NFL Dream Comes True Penn State Football: Not To Be Forgotten, Bolden's NFL Dream Comes True
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"Coming from my city man I'm so hype for his opportunity," Bolden tweeted. "I get to show what I can do right in my backyard! I'm forever thankful I thank God for this chance." [Read More]
Penn State Football: Free Agent Picture Begins Following Conclusion Of Draft Penn State Football: Free Agent Picture Begins Following Conclusion Of Draft
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Certainly being a drafted NFL player has its benefits, that much is obvious. But when it comes to controlling your future as a player, being a free agent can bring with it certain freedoms. [Read More]
Garth Brooks Takes To Pegula Ice Arena For Special Camp Garth Brooks Takes To Pegula Ice Arena For Special Camp
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
With a week between the second half his six show stop in State College, country star Garth Brooks used at least some of that time to help with a great cause. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Donovan Smith Drafted 34th Overall By Tampa Bay Penn State Football: Donovan Smith Drafted 34th Overall By Tampa Bay
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Donovan Smith made the trip to Chicago earlier this week for the NFL Draft and didn't need to wait long as he was selected 34th overall by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Friday night. [Read More]
Penn State Football: No Future In Sight For Syracuse Series Penn State Football: No Future In Sight For Syracuse Series
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State doesn't have Syracuse football on the radar anytime soon. The possible clashes during the 2020 and 2021 seasons are off the table. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Day Two Of NFL Draft Set To Bring More Action For Nittany Lions Penn State Football: Day Two Of NFL Draft Set To Bring More Action For Nittany Lions
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Day Two of the NFL Draft could be a lot more full of familiar names as Penn State players wait to find out their professional fate. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Philadelphia Guard Nazeer Bostick Commits To Nittany Lions Penn State Basketball: Philadelphia Guard Nazeer Bostick Commits To Nittany Lions
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State basketball took a important step forward on Thursday night landing a verbal commitment from Roman Catholic guard Nazeer Bostick. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Clock Winds Down As First Round Of NFL Draft Draws Near Penn State Football: Clock Winds Down As First Round Of NFL Draft Draws Near
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
All of the waiting and the projecting and the talking is over. The NFL Draft starts tonight and with it, the next chapter in the careers of many Nittany Lions who hope to take the talents to the professional level. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Blue White 2016 Set For April 16 Penn State Football: Blue White 2016 Set For April 16
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
In this year's edition, the Nittany Lions concluded spring practice on April 18, with an estimated 68,000 fans attending the Blue-White game, the nation’s third-largest spring football crowd this year. [Read More]
Penn State Football: As Renewals Roll In So Do New Season Ticket Holders Penn State Football: As Renewals Roll In So Do New Season Ticket Holders
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
The university reports new season ticket sales of almost 3,000 seats. That increase is coupled with what a Penn State spokesperson describes as a renewal percentage rate "in the mid nineties" for current season ticket holders. [Read More]
Penn State Football: James Franklin Tosses Strike To Kick Off Yankees' Game Penn State Football: James Franklin Tosses Strike To Kick Off Yankees' Game
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
James Franklin didn't have to worry about tossing out an embarrassing first pitch on Tuesday night as he slammed a heater right in over the plate. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Series With Georgia In The Future? Penn State Football: Series With Georgia In The Future?
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
According to Seth Emerson of The Telegraph in Georgia, Bulldog athletic director Greg McGarity is interested in getting his fans on the road to some of the nation's "iconic" stadiums. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Linebacker And Special Teams Ace Von Walker Awarded Scholarship Penn State Football: Linebacker And Special Teams Ace Von Walker Awarded Scholarship
4 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"Congrats to (Von Walker) on EARNING his $$$$" Defensive coordinator Bob Shoop tweeted. "Von has earned the respect of this coaching staff as much as anyone in the program. #MostImproved" [Read More]
Penn State Football: As James Franklin Approaches First Pitch Tonight, Baseline Is Rapper 50 Cent Penn State Football: As James Franklin Approaches First Pitch Tonight, Baseline Is Rapper 50 Cent
4 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
James Franklin is slated to throw out the first pitch Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium and his goals are very simple. [Read More]
Penn State Athletics: Nittany Lions Up To No. 2 In Learfield Standings Penn State Athletics: Nittany Lions Up To No. 2 In Learfield Standings
4 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State is seeking its 11th Top 10 overall finish in the 22 year history of the Directors’ Cup. The Nittany Lions were No. 5 in the 2013-14 Learfield Sports Directors' Cup standings. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Pick The Long Odds For Penn State's Season Penn State Football: Pick The Long Odds For Penn State's Season
4 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
The Vegas odds are out. The smell of college football was in the air Monday morning as a few marquee games for the first week of the season were given early point spreads. Take a stab at the long odds for Penn State football players and the season at large. [Read More]
Penn State Football: CBS Sports Has Smith, Amos And James High On Position Rankings Penn State Football: CBS Sports Has Smith, Amos And James High On Position Rankings
4 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
CBS Sports has some former Nittany Lions ranked high on its draft board at a few different positions. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Incoming Freshman Not To Be Forgotten This Summer Penn State Football: Incoming Freshman Not To Be Forgotten This Summer
4 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Spring practice is over, here are five incoming Nittany Lions that could make an impact right off the bat. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Assistant Coaches Set To Join Franklin On Tour Penn State Football: Assistant Coaches Set To Join Franklin On Tour
4 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
With the Penn State coaches caravan only days away, James Franklin will be joined by five head coaches and eight assistant football coaches this May. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Franklin Set To Throw Out First Pitch At Yankee Stadium Penn State Football: Franklin Set To Throw Out First Pitch At Yankee Stadium
4 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
No word yet on what kind of pitch Franklin will throw, but judging by his background at the quarterback position, Penn State second year head coach might just opt for fastball down the middle. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Zettel Named To Lott IMPACT Trophy Preseason Watch List Penn State Football: Zettel Named To Lott IMPACT Trophy Preseason Watch List
4 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
In 2014, Zettel had his most productive season after switching from defensive end to defensive tackle. A fourth-team All-American selection by Athlon Sports and an All-Big Ten first-team pick by both the coaches and media, Zettel logged career-best totals with 17 tackles-for-loss and 8.0 sacks. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Set To Face DePaul In Big Ten/Big East Series Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Set To Face DePaul In Big Ten/Big East Series
4 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State basketball's season is months away but the 2015-16 schedule is slowly coming into focus with the announcement that the Nittany Lions will host DePaul as part of the Big Ten/Big East Challenge. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Did You See That? Five Things You Might Have Missed Penn State Football: Did You See That? Five Things You Might Have Missed
4 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
The Blue White game gives football fans a terrific opportunity to see the Nittany Lions' rising stars. But it's also a great time to tailgate, socialize and soak in the sun. With so much going on, here are five Blue and White highlights we noticed -- that you may have missed. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Tim Frazier Named D-League MVP And Rookie Of The Year Penn State Basketball: Tim Frazier Named D-League MVP And Rookie Of The Year
5 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Frazier's first season at the professional level couldn't have gone much better, playing in 41 games for the Maine Red Claws, 40 as a starter, averaging 16.1 points, 7.1 rebounds and 9.5 assists. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Defensive Ends Live Up To Hype In Spring Game Penn State Football: Defensive Ends Live Up To Hype In Spring Game
5 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
The three man tandem of Garrett Sickels, Carl Nassib and Torrence Brown all looked the part. All three making the most of a scrimmage that can often be unkind to anyone looking to rack up stats. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Blue White Jersey Auction Set To Benefit Uplifting Athletes Penn State Football: Blue White Jersey Auction Set To Benefit Uplifting Athletes
5 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
The Penn State football program is offering fans the chance to help raise money for charity and get a jersey that was worn during the annual Blue White game. [Read More]
Penn State Football: The Anatomy Of A Touchdown
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Penn State Football: The Anatomy Of A Touchdown
5 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
The point is simple, for all of football you may have watched in your life, nothing beats slowing down the film and watching a play again. With 22 players on the field all at once, chances are pretty good that you missed something. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Handing Out The Grades After The Blue White Game Penn State Football: Handing Out The Grades After The Blue White Game
5 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
The good looked good, the bad looked bad. Christian Hackenberg's interception was preventable, his 41-yard toss to Saeed Blacknall was a beauty. Spring scrimmages are tough to grade, but here are the marks after the Blue White game on Saturday. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Spring Game Was Every Spring Game
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Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Spring Game Was Every Spring Game
5 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Fans will leave Saturday undoubtedly with a mixed taste in their mouths. Penn State did not look overly impressive, but then again it didn't really attempt to impress. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Blue Beats White 17-7 In Annual Scrimmage Penn State Football: Blue Beats White 17-7 In Annual Scrimmage
5 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
It was a 51-yard run by Nick Scott in the third quarter though that stole the show. In a play that was seemingly dead in the water, Scott somehow turned it into a replay worth watching. If nothing else the Nittany Lions exited Saturday without any major bumps and bruises. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Live Blue White Game Observations Penn State Football: Live Blue White Game Observations
5 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
A running blog of all observations and notes from the Blue White game [Read More]
Penn State Football: Since You've Been Gone, Recapping Spring Practice Penn State Football: Since You've Been Gone, Recapping Spring Practice
5 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
There is a good chance that your life revolves around a good number of things unrelated to Penn State football. So here is a recap of everything you missed this spring [Read More]
Penn State Football: Five Players To Watch During The Blue White Game Penn State Football: Five Players To Watch During The Blue White Game
5 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Strong performances can often be disregarded and the outcome is rarely an indication of how Penn State will fare when the games really matter. Even so, there are still plenty of things to watch that could give you a glimpse into the future. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Take A Look At The Blue/White Game Rosters Penn State Football: Take A Look At The Blue/White Game Rosters
5 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
While there are plenty of players on both teams who are worth keeping an eye on, the Blue Team is made up of players who are expected to play a major role in Penn State's season in 2015. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Big Weekend Ahead As Top Targets Head To Town Penn State Basketball: Big Weekend Ahead As Top Targets Head To Town
5 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State basketball is taking full advantage of the large crowds and great weather on Blue White weekend, hosting several of the program's biggest recruiting targets. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Lynch Ready To Leave His Mark On Running Game Penn State Football: Lynch Ready To Leave His Mark On Running Game
5 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"I've always tried to prepare myself for this role," said Lynch. "You've got to be the guy to go out there and make plays; run the ball, block, catch the ball out of the backfield. You have to go out there and make the plays to win the game." [Read More]
Penn State Football: Smith To Attend NFL Draft In Chicago Penn State Football: Smith To Attend NFL Draft In Chicago
5 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State tackle Donovan Smith announced on Wednesday afternoon that he will be attending the NFL Draft. The announcement sends a Nittany Lion to the draft in Chicago for the first time since Devon Still in 2012. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Blue White Parking Details Announced Penn State Football: Blue White Parking Details Announced
5 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
As in previous years, there will be no admission or game day parking fee for the game. The overnight RV lot off Park Avenue opens Friday, April 17 at 8 a.m. and is $60, cash only. Beaver Stadium parking lots will open on game day at 8:00 a.m. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Ross Travis Declares For NFL Draft Penn State Basketball: Ross Travis Declares For NFL Draft
5 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
If things work out the 6-foot-7, 235 pound Minnesota native could join a special group of players as NFL stars Tony Gonzalez, Antonio Gates and Jimmy Graham all made the switch from college basketball to professional football with relative ease. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Wartman Ready To Be Next Man Up For Linebacker Unit Penn State Football: Wartman Ready To Be Next Man Up For Linebacker Unit
6 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"I just like the energy. The chemistry that I have with Jason (Cabinda) and Brandon (Bell) when I’m out there," Wartman said. "I like the fact that now that I’m in the middle and he’s right there right next to me; just have someone that was your backup right next to you now." [Read More]
Penn State Football: Sorry, But Rutgers Is A Rival. For Now.
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Penn State Football: Sorry, But Rutgers Is A Rival. For Now.
6 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State fans like to think of Ohio State and Michigan as rivals. And they are, if simply because bigger things lie in wait for the team that comes out on top in those meetings. Ultimately though Penn State isn't even playing in the same park as Ohio State right now. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Nittany Lions To Host Rutgers Under The Lights Penn State Football: Nittany Lions To Host Rutgers Under The Lights
6 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State will once again play under the Beaver Stadium lights this season as the Nittany Lions will host Rutgers no Sept. 19 according to a conference announcement. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Ability To Replace Quality Not To Be Overlooked As Spring Comes To Close Penn State Football: Ability To Replace Quality Not To Be Overlooked As Spring Comes To Close
6 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"We went into this spring with question marks at d-end, and I don't have those question marks," coach James Franklin said this weekend after practice. [Read More]
Penn State Athletics: Equipment Sale Set For Blue White Weekend Penn State Athletics: Equipment Sale Set For Blue White Weekend
6 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State athletics will hold an equipment sale to include game-worn and team-issued equipment on Saturday, April 18 in conjunction with Blue-White Weekend. The sale will run from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in Pegula Ice Arena and is open to the public. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Cost Of Attendance Stipend Projected To Be One Of The Nation's Highest Penn State Football: Cost Of Attendance Stipend Projected To Be One Of The Nation's Highest
6 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
According to a recent report by The Chronicle Of Higher Education, Penn State will hand out the sixth highest figure in the nation. Penn State will also outpace the rest of the Big Ten conference per the report. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Hoping To Gain Edge Over Soreness With Protein Shake Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Hoping To Gain Edge Over Soreness With Protein Shake
6 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
“A lot of products only use one protein. We wanted to make the best possible fresh product fortified with the proteins that are needed,” Bordi said. “Slow disbursement of protein helps ensure muscles recover from a workout and reduces the chance of soreness and injury.” [Read More]
Penn State Football: Hackenberg Reflects On How He Got Here, And Where He Is Going Penn State Football: Hackenberg Reflects On How He Got Here, And Where He Is Going
6 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"Hey Hack," a voice said as he sped by. "I know the dude that just took over the Penn State job, he'd be a great fit for you. Do you want me to send them some film?" [Read More]
Penn State Football: Hamilton Making Strides In Spring Penn State Football: Hamilton Making Strides In Spring
6 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"I'm a lot more comfortable after playing a whole season of football. Having the season and expeirence under your belt makes the game a lot slower and you get to play a lot faster. I've made a lot of strides from when I stepped onto the field last year before the spring game." [Read More]
Penn State Football: Linebackers Look For Next Man Up Penn State Football: Linebackers Look For Next Man Up
6 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Some of the nation's best linebackers call State College home every year. Almost every season, the team needs to replace an elite linebacker who now calls the NFL home. Penn State has plenty of talent this year but question still remains. Who's next? [Read More]
Penn State Football: Breneman Hopes to Wrap Up Recovery Over Summer Penn State Football: Breneman Hopes to Wrap Up Recovery Over Summer
7 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Praised for taking the hard road and sticking with a troubled program, the highly touted tight end has been rewarded with an ACL injury to one knee and wear and tear on the other. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Room To Improve, But Tight Ends Set To Be A Strength Penn State Football: Room To Improve, But Tight Ends Set To Be A Strength
7 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
For all the talent this group still has a little bit to prove. But if everyone stays healthy and can contribute to the ground game there is no reason why this can't be a strength of the roster once again. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Wisconsin Blueprint The Light At The End Of The Tunnel Penn State Basketball: Wisconsin Blueprint The Light At The End Of The Tunnel
7 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
To be sure the Badgers are lightyears ahead of where Penn State stands right now. That much is obvious, but a look in the history books and what you think of Wisconsin basketball is not the majority of the program's history. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Announce Team Awards Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Announce Team Awards
7 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
With the 2014-15 season in the books and the program ready to face the next step in its history, the Nittany Lions announced player awards to officially close out the second campaign at the Pegula Ice Arena. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Changing History And The Outcome Of Five Big Plays In Program History Penn State Football: Changing History And The Outcome Of Five Big Plays In Program History
7 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Five plays that could have changed major moments in Penn State football history. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Obstacles Easier As Program Moves Forward This Spring Penn State Football: Obstacles Easier As Program Moves Forward This Spring
7 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
“I think my mind was in a lot of places last year,” Hackenberg said. earlier this week. “I kind of lost the ability to sort of focus on myself when I need to in a sense that making sure I’m doing my job, and a lot of these guys have done a great job of holding me to that standard this offsea [Read More]
Penn State Football: Talent At Receiver, But Still Room To Improve Penn State Football: Talent At Receiver, But Still Room To Improve
7 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
If Penn State is going to win games this coming football season, it will be because Christian Hackenberg has targets to throw to and that Nittany Lion receivers make the catches and plays they need to make. In turn, Penn State's receiving corps offseason is as key as any position on the team. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Spring Brings Familiarity For First Time In Long Time Penn State Football: Spring Brings Familiarity For First Time In Long Time
7 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"I think just having another year in the system, the guys are just a lot more comfortable," Williams said on Wednesday. "Some of the guys have left on the defense, but it's still the same philosophies. Playing fast, playing smart. Coach Shoop, he has done a great job putting us in situations to [Read More]
Penn State Football: Running Backs Aplenty, But Roles To Be Filled Behind Lynch Penn State Football: Running Backs Aplenty, But Roles To Be Filled Behind Lynch
7 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
A solid running game is key to keeping Hackenberg on his feet and healthy, so this isn't a position to overlook, especially when it comes to finding the best pass blocker of the bunch. If that doesn't sound as important as running the ball, just watch the last play of Penn State's loss to Ohio St [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Frazier Joins Portland Trailblazers As Playoffs Near Penn State Basketball: Frazier Joins Portland Trailblazers As Playoffs Near
8 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"I would be surprised if he plays meaningful minutes," Richman told StateCollege.com. "He's a "glass case" signing, meaning they'll only break the glass on Tim in case of emergency. He's a low risk insurance policy." [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Notre Dame In Hockey Valley? Frozen Four Comparisons Shows A Work In Progress Penn State Hockey: Notre Dame In Hockey Valley? Frozen Four Comparisons Shows A Work In Progress
8 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Taking a look at how Penn State's resume stacks up against the teams in the Frozen Four [Read More]
Penn State Football: Hackenberg The Lead, But Depth An Issue At Quarterback Penn State Football: Hackenberg The Lead, But Depth An Issue At Quarterback
8 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Christian Hackenberg is the man on campus, but the next man up is a little less obvious when you look at Penn State's quarterback position [Read More]
Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Replaying Mistakes In Practice To Open Up Shot At Redemption Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Replaying Mistakes In Practice To Open Up Shot At Redemption
8 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"We took the 'Illinois situation', exact yard-line, situation, timeouts, and went through it again," James Franklin said after practice this weekend. "We've gone back and took all these situations from the games last year and we're going to play them out and we're going to learn from some of [Read More]
Penn State Football: Jim Harbaugh And Michigan Set Work Football Camp In Pennsylvania  Penn State Football: Jim Harbaugh And Michigan Set Work Football Camp In Pennsylvania
8 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Taking James Franklin's own idea and making it his own, Michigan's newest head coach Jim Harbaugh and the entire Wolverine staff will co-host the 12th Annual Lauren's First and Goal Football Camp on Sunday, June 7 at Lafayette College in Easton, PA. [Read More]
Exclusive Conversation With Penn State AD Sandy Barbour: James Franklin, The Arms Race, Spending To Spend Exclusive Conversation With Penn State AD Sandy Barbour: James Franklin, The Arms Race, Spending To Spend
8 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour has a lot on her plate. Balancing the department's financials, finding the resources to run a 31 team athletic program and continue to keep the ship above water. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Casey Bailey Puts Up Solid Effort In NHL Debut Penn State Hockey: Casey Bailey Puts Up Solid Effort In NHL Debut
8 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
On Thursday night he took his very first shift of what he hopes to be a long NHL career. And across from him in a Florida Panthers' uniform, one of the NHL's all-time greats, Jaromir Jagr. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Autograph Session Returns Again For Blue White Weekend Penn State Football: Autograph Session Returns Again For Blue White Weekend
8 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
After a few years off the schedule and a return last season the ever popular Blue-White weekend player autograph session will again be a part of festivities next month. [Read More]
Exclusive Conversation With Penn State AD Sandy Barbour: The BJC, Basketball Support And Extensions Exclusive Conversation With Penn State AD Sandy Barbour: The BJC, Basketball Support And Extensions
8 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"That's not an easy thing to do," Barbour said in her office this week. "To really analyze and understand the programs." [Read More]
Blue-White Game Countdown / 23 Days: Gaines Departure Noteworthy Even If Loss Is Not Blue-White Game Countdown / 23 Days: Gaines Departure Noteworthy Even If Loss Is Not
8 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State has depth on the roster again, so not every loss is a huge one for the Nittany Lions. [Read More]
Exclusive Conversation With Penn State AD Sandy Barbour: The Books, The Stipends And The TV Deals Exclusive Conversation With Penn State AD Sandy Barbour: The Books, The Stipends And The TV Deals
8 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
We don't get to decide if it's worth the price of a ticket for a fan, the fan decides that. So we've got to create value. Our number one priority is to create this world class student athlete experience but in order to do that we have to have resources and be able to create resources, so how do w [Read More]
Blue-White Game Countdown / 24 Days: A Way-Too-Early Season Prediction Blue-White Game Countdown / 24 Days: A Way-Too-Early Season Prediction
8 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State won't play a game for a few more months, which means it's plenty early to guess how those games will go. [Read More]
Penn State Athletics: Additional Coaches Set To Join Franklin On Caravan Tour Penn State Athletics: Additional Coaches Set To Join Franklin On Caravan Tour
9 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
James Franklin will headline Penn State's 12 stop Coaches Caravan tour but now some of his supporting acts are known as the university announced the schedule for additional coaches scheduled to join Franklin on the road. [Read More]
Blue-White Game Countdown / 25 Days: Limiting Hackenberg's Hats As Crucial Season Approaches
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Blue-White Game Countdown / 25 Days: Limiting Hackenberg's Hats As Crucial Season Approaches
9 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
It took five short claps for the huddle to form around Christian Hackenberg, the sound cutting through the buzz of Penn State's second spring practice. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Beaver Stadium Press Box Set For Minor Facelift Penn State Football: Beaver Stadium Press Box Set For Minor Facelift
9 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
The Beaver Stadium press box will be getting a renovation treatment this offseason according to plan recently approved by the universities' Board of Trustees. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Casey Bailey Heads To NHL, Signs With Maple Leafs Penn State Hockey: Casey Bailey Heads To NHL, Signs With Maple Leafs
9 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State forward Casey Bailey will forego his final year of eligibility and sign with the Toronto Maple Leafs according to multiple league reports. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Ficken Ready For Next Step, Whatever That Might Be Penn State Football: Ficken Ready For Next Step, Whatever That Might Be
9 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"Not every kid gets to be in the position that I'm in. So I'm making sure to be thankful for that," Ficken said after his workout on Thursday. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Lehman Goes From Pizza To Pro Day For One Last Shot Penn State Football: Lehman Goes From Pizza To Pro Day For One Last Shot
9 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
It can be difficult to let go of a dream. To put so much work into something and see it still fall short. Few things can be harder to handle that the realization that it may never happen. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Season Ends With 3-1 Loss To Ohio State Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Season Ends With 3-1 Loss To Ohio State
9 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
You know, you look at the game and you certainly wouldn't think it was one of our best performances, but I tell you what. It was definitely one of our grittiest,” head coach Guy Gadowsky said. “We had a couple of guys that probably shouldn't have played at all and really gritted it out." [Read More]
Penn State Football: Notes From Nittany Lions' Pro Day Penn State Football: Notes From Nittany Lions' Pro Day
9 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State hosted scouts and coaches from all but two NFL teams on Thursday as a few Nittany Lion hopefuls looked to improve their draft stock only weeks before the NFL Draft. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Chambers Extended Through 2018-19 Season Penn State Basketball: Chambers Extended Through 2018-19 Season
9 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State basketball's future will continue to be in the hands of Pat Chambers as athletic director Sandy Barbour announced a two-year contract extension Thursday. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Set To Face Ohio State Thursday Afternoon Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Set To Face Ohio State Thursday Afternoon
9 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
This series has seen just about every kind of game you could imagine. Big wins, close losses, late leads turned defeat. Nothing is off the table when these teams meet. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Technique The Focus For Spring Ball Penn State Football: Technique The Focus For Spring Ball
9 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"Our focus this spring is going to be about techniques, not tactics," Franklin said earlier this week. "Really try to get to our fundamentals, things like that. It's our goal to identify play‑makers and put them in position to be successful." [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Bailey Decision Looms As Season Draws To Close Penn State Hockey: Bailey Decision Looms As Season Draws To Close
9 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Standing inside the Pegula Ice Arena media room Casey Bailey has nearly every reporter within 20 feet surrounding him. That might bring the total for Tuesday's media session to a number less than 10, but there isn't any doubt what everyone wants to know. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Stability Not To Be Overlooked As Year Two Of Franklin Era Begins Penn State Football: Stability Not To Be Overlooked As Year Two Of Franklin Era Begins
9 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
It comes as no surprise to anyone that Penn State football players have had to adjust to a lot the past few years. New head coaches, new assistants, new defensive coordinators. All of it makes for a lot of ever changing parts and a lot of learning. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Fans Ought To Get A Kick Out Of New Blue White Game Event Penn State Football: Fans Ought To Get A Kick Out Of New Blue White Game Event
9 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
The Blue White game already has a later start date this year, and now it will have a new twist during pregame and halftime according to coach James Franklin. [Read More]
Penn State Football: The Four Things You Need To Know From James Franklin's News Conference Penn State Football: The Four Things You Need To Know From James Franklin's News Conference
9 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
James Franklin said a lot on Tuesday. But to break it all down into the most important parts, here are the four takeaways from his press conference to open Spring practice. [Read More]
Penn State Football: James Franklin Spring Practice Press Conference Updates Penn State Football: James Franklin Spring Practice Press Conference Updates
10 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
James Franklin will speak with the media at 2:00 at Beaver Stadium. Here are the bullet points. [Read More]
Penn State Athletics: Barbour Announces Structural Changes To Athletic Department Penn State Athletics: Barbour Announces Structural Changes To Athletic Department
10 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
According to Penn State, four administrative divisions have been formed. These include Business and Finance; Student-Athlete Performance, Health and Welfare; Internal and External operations; and Administration. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Gadowsky, Bailey and Conway Take Home All-Conference Honors Penn State Hockey: Gadowsky, Bailey and Conway Take Home All-Conference Honors
10 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
During the season, Penn State defeated every team in the Big Ten at least once. The Nittany Lions were selected by many preseason voters for a last place finish in the conference. [Read More]
Nittany Lion Fans Contemplate Pitt Season Tickets To Save Costs For 2016 Meeting Nittany Lion Fans Contemplate Pitt Season Tickets To Save Costs For 2016 Meeting
10 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Beck's thinking: Buying road tickets through Penn State can be expensive when you add in the cost of a ticket to your Nittany Lion Club donation and the price of season tickets. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: 2014-15 Season Comes To Close Penn State Basketball: 2014-15 Season Comes To Close
10 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State basketball's season is over. The Nittany Lions opting not to pursue a College Basketball Invitational bid after missing out on the NIT late Sunday night. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Despite Strong Start Nittany Lions Can't Hang On As Minnesota Wins 6-2 Penn State Hockey: Despite Strong Start Nittany Lions Can't Hang On As Minnesota Wins 6-2
10 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State kept things close, but a flurry of second period goals pulled Minnesota ahead for good as the Gophers celebrated senior night and an eventual Big Ten regular season title Saturday. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Gophers Skate Over Nittany Lions In 5-0 Victory Penn State Hockey: Gophers Skate Over Nittany Lions In 5-0 Victory
10 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State hockey entered on Friday night with a theoretical shot at winning the Big Ten this weekend. A dominating performance by Minnesota quickly snuffed out that flame though to the tune of a 5-0 victory over the Nittany Lions. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Run Out Of Gas, Fall To Purdue 64-59 Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Run Out Of Gas, Fall To Purdue 64-59
10 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
DJ Newbill cried so hard as the buzzer sounded that he covered his face and nearly collapsed to the floor. The game lasted just around two hours, but it was a moment years in the making. Penn State's 64-59 loss to Purdue closing the books on the Nittany Lions' unexpected tournament run. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Opportunity Knocks As Nittany Lions Enter Final Weekend Penn State Hockey: Opportunity Knocks As Nittany Lions Enter Final Weekend
10 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
“It’s great, it’s awesome, it’s unbelievable right now,” Gadowsky said. earlier this week following practice. “To be in the conversation right now is unbelievable. Our coaches are talking about it, (and) it’s amazing." [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Down Iowa 67-58 To Advance In Big Ten Tournament Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Down Iowa 67-58 To Advance In Big Ten Tournament
10 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State picks up its 18th win of the year and will face Purdue for a date in the Big Ten tournament quarterfinals on Friday afternoon. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: NIT Dream Not Dead, But Win Against Iowa Likely Necessary Penn State Basketball: NIT Dream Not Dead, But Win Against Iowa Likely Necessary
10 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
A few weeks ago the postseason seemed a bit out of the question. Even head coach Patrick Chambers said that his team would accept a postseason bid, but didn't seem to think the Nittany Lions would get one. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Advance With 68-65 Win Over Nebraska Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Advance With 68-65 Win Over Nebraska
10 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
If the regular season is a long preparation for the postseason, then the Nittany Lions were well prepared on Wednesday afternoon, knocking off Nebraska 68-65 in the first round of the Big Ten tournament. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Five Memorable Big Ten Tournament Moments Penn State Basketball: Five Memorable Big Ten Tournament Moments
10 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
The good news, of the five times Penn State has advanced out of the first round, three different years have resulted in appearances in the tournament semifinals or finals. So if the Nittany Lions can get past Nebraska, Penn State has history on its side to make a run. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Williams Added To Staff As Spring Ball Draws Close Penn State Football: Williams Added To Staff As Spring Ball Draws Close
10 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State football might be on a break before spring practice starts, but that doesn't mean James Franklin isn't working behind the scenes to tweak the program. Williams is no stranger to Franklin. The two men worked together while Franklin was head coach at Vanderbilt. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Face Favorable Schedule If Big Ten Tournament Run Happens Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Face Favorable Schedule If Big Ten Tournament Run Happens
11 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Less than 24-hours removed from somewhat surprisingly being left off of the All-Big Ten first team, Newbill just smiled when asked about the snub. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: As Season Enters Final Weekend, Bailey's Stock Continues To Rise Penn State Hockey: As Season Enters Final Weekend, Bailey's Stock Continues To Rise
11 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
As Penn State hockey celebrated senior night just this past weekend, the eventual 4-3 win over Michigan may have also marked the final game of junior forward Casey Bailey's career at Penn State. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Newbill Snubbed From All-Big Ten First Team Because Voters Value Wins Over Skill
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Penn State Basketball: Newbill Snubbed From All-Big Ten First Team Because Voters Value Wins Over Skill
11 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
DJ Newbill not making the first team isn't in itself indefensible. But the three players the media and coaches ended up choosing over him show a bigger flaw in the system than how Newbill plays the game. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Hampton Decommit Hits Reset Button On 2016 Class Penn State Basketball: Hampton Decommit Hits Reset Button On 2016 Class
11 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"Opened my recruitment," Hampton tweeted. "Nothing against the PSU coaching staff or family." Some of those spots may be filled long before members of that class sign on the dotted line with transfers or other options. But no matter what, it remains a large moment in the Pat Chambers era. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Newbill Buzzer-Beater Lifts Nittany Lions Over Gophers Penn State Basketball: Newbill Buzzer-Beater Lifts Nittany Lions Over Gophers
11 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
From there the teams battled back and forth, Newbill hitting a few shots, Geno Thorpe and Brandon Taylor not far behind. Penn State pushed the lead back out to its 43-34 halftime margin behind 50% shooting and six made threes from beyond the arc. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Sweep Michigan With 4-3 Victory Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Sweep Michigan With 4-3 Victory
11 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
PJ Musico knew for nearly a week that he would be playing Saturday. No matter how Friday night went, the California native was suiting up one last time in goal for the Nittany Lions at home. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Shine In 6-4 Upset Of No. 16 Michigan Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Shine In 6-4 Upset Of No. 16 Michigan
11 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Winning against Michigan is nothing new though. The Nittany Lions are 5-3-0 against the Wolverines with wins on the road, at home and in the Big Ten tournament to write home about. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Watch Dowrey Squat 545, Freshman Gains A Positive In Early Going
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Penn State Football: Watch Dowrey Squat 545, Freshman Gains A Positive In Early Going
11 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
If you think getting used to college life is hard, wait until you find out that workouts are at 5:00 in the morning and the weights are only going to get heavier. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Post Impressive Improvements In Offseason Workouts Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Post Impressive Improvements In Offseason Workouts
11 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
It may have been chilly outside of the Lasch Building, but inside the weight room on Thursday afternoon it was plenty warm as the Nittany Lions tested for the final time during the winter workout period. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Offseason Workouts Not To Be Overlooked Penn State Football: Offseason Workouts Not To Be Overlooked
11 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
There is always film to watch, playbooks to study and workouts to get in. When you look at football that way instead of the 12 or so weekends out of the year, the season can truly be won or lost before a game is ever played. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Set For One Final Run On Senior Night Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Set For One Final Run On Senior Night
11 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
The last time Penn State canceled classes was on February 14, 2007, and it produced one of the most memorable nights in the history of the Nittany Lion basketball program. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Holstrom Likely To Miss Remainder Of Season With Injury Penn State Hockey: Holstrom Likely To Miss Remainder Of Season With Injury
11 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
“The response [to Holstrom leaving the game Saturday] you saw was genuine. I think everybody really knows how much he means to the team, not just on the ice but to the team. You can see how the guys feel about him,” Gadowsky said. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Upcoming Offseason As Big As It Gets For Program's Future Penn State Basketball: Upcoming Offseason As Big As It Gets For Program's Future
12 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Whatever you might think about the successes and failures of Penn State's season, Pat Chambers and his staff face an offseason that might be even more important than the regular season they're about to complete. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Spring Ball Mailbag, Award Winners In 2015? Penn State Football: Spring Ball Mailbag, Award Winners In 2015?
12 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Spring practice is almost here, and while the season won't be decided over the span of those few short weeks, it's a good time to start thinking about what lies ahead in 2015. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Injuries To Cut Milley's Career Short Penn State Hockey: Injuries To Cut Milley's Career Short
12 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"I know he gave his absolute best effort to play but his body just didn't comply. He is a great student and will continue to help our program off the ice. I am very impressed with the support of Penn State University in regards to Jonathan's health and commitment to get his degree." [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Miscue Dooms Nittany Lions In 81-77 Overtime Loss Penn State Basketball: Miscue Dooms Nittany Lions In 81-77 Overtime Loss
12 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
It was a play that essentially ended the game, Iowa taking a three point lead on the next possession and hitting clutch free throws to seal the deal. An 81-77 victory over the Nittany Lions. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Buckeyes Push Past Nittany Lions 5-3 Penn State Hockey: Buckeyes Push Past Nittany Lions 5-3
12 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
The Buckeyes out-shot Penn State 44-27 for the game, which included higher shot totals in all three frames (15-10-, 13-12, 16-5). Skoff’s counterpart, Christian Frey, had 24 saves for his seventh win of the year. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Barbour Support Important As Key Offseason Approaches Penn State Basketball: Barbour Support Important As Key Offseason Approaches
12 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
If he can get back-to-back recruiting classes of note he could be on to something. If the momentum was a flash in the pan, it's anyone's guess what happens next. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Games Only Get Bigger As Nittany Lions Head to Columbus Penn State Hockey: Games Only Get Bigger As Nittany Lions Head to Columbus
12 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Heading into Friday night's game with Ohio State, Penn State is five points out of first place. Minnesota playing on Thursday night pushed the Gophers an additional three points ahead of the pack, a games played advantage that will even out by the end of the weekend. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Bettman Likes Idea Of NHL Hockey In Beaver Stadium Penn State Hockey: Bettman Likes Idea Of NHL Hockey In Beaver Stadium
12 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State coach Guy Gadowsky would love it. Athletic director Sandy Barbour thinks it is the kind of thing that would be a positive. “There's been talk about it,” Bettman said earlier this week. “I'm intrigued by the possibility. But it's not anywhere close to fruition.” [Read More]
Penn State Football: Single Season Ticket Prices Released For 2015 Campaign Penn State Football: Single Season Ticket Prices Released For 2015 Campaign
12 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
“In an effort to be sensitive to our schedule, we are offering three of the first five games at our lowest possible ticket price. We know our fans must commit time, resources and effort to attending a Penn State weekend and variable pricing allows us to respond accordingly.” [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Inside The Dots, Winning A Faceoff With Scott Conway Penn State Hockey: Inside The Dots, Winning A Faceoff With Scott Conway
12 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
“Every centerman has a different strategy for winning a draw,” Conway said on Tuesday. “When I first line up for a draw I look to see if he (his opponent) is a lefty or a righty. I’m better on my one side than my other. There are five or six ways to take a draw so you have to look and see ho [Read More]
Penn State Football: Coaches Caravan Tour Stops Announced Penn State Football: Coaches Caravan Tour Stops Announced
12 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State football head coach James Franklin will be taking the good word around the state and region this spring as part of this year's Coaches Caravan. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Hudson Comes Home To 107 Letters From Penn State Penn State Football: Hudson Comes Home To 107 Letters From Penn State
13 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State made sure there was little doubt where recruit Khaleke Hudson stands on its wish list Monday as the Pennsylvania native McKeesport product came home to 107 letters from James Franklin and company. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Praise And Position Change Highlight Morning Workouts Penn State Football: Praise And Position Change Highlight Morning Workouts
13 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Nearly 30 players have seen their efforts rewarded on social media. It doesn't mean that Penn State has 30 All-Americans in the making, but there are a few interesting notes worth mentioning as spring practice rapidly approaches. Until the real news comes along, here are some nuggets to chew on for [Read More]
Penn State Football: Schedules, Evaluations And Testing Results From NFL Combine Penn State Football: Schedules, Evaluations And Testing Results From NFL Combine
13 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Check out below for what days each Nittany Lion will best testing, and NFL.com's overall evaluation for each prospect. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Knock Off No. 15 Minnesota In Overtime Thriller 4-3 Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Knock Off No. 15 Minnesota In Overtime Thriller 4-3
13 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Just 2:13 into that extra period, Luke Juha - who almost didn't play on Saturday due to bumps and bruises - rocketed home a shot from the right of the point to give Penn State a 4-3 overtime victory. [Read More]
PennState Basketball: Nittany Lions Stumble To 60-39 Loss To Northwestern PennState Basketball: Nittany Lions Stumble To 60-39 Loss To Northwestern
13 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State opened Saturday afternoon's game well, and perhaps that was the biggest sign it was going to end so poorly as the Nittany Lions' stumbled to a 60-39 loss to Northwestern. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Can't Get Past Gophers, Fall 2-1 Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Can't Get Past Gophers, Fall 2-1
13 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Musico was once again strong in net with a 33 save effort while Bailey led the way with six shots on goal. Penn State would technically outshoot the Gophers 36-35 but Minnesota was able to create the game's best chances on a more consistent basis. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Best Case/Worst Case For Final Stretch Of Regular Season Penn State Hockey: Best Case/Worst Case For Final Stretch Of Regular Season
13 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
With eight games remaining in the regular season, Penn State hockey sits two points out of first place in the Big Ten. It could go very good, or very bad for the Nittany Lions [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Sixers Sign Tim Frazier To Second 10-Day Deal Penn State Basketball: Sixers Sign Tim Frazier To Second 10-Day Deal
13 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
The NBA's Tim Frazier era hasn't ended just yet as the Philadelphia 76ers have signed Frazier to another 10-day contract. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Former Defensive Coordinator Tom Bradley Lead Candidate For UCLA Job Penn State Football: Former Defensive Coordinator Tom Bradley Lead Candidate For UCLA Job
13 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
West Virginia defensive line and assistant head coach Tom Bradley is close to being named the new defensive coordinator at UCLA, according to a report from Fox Sports. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: As Newbill Shines, Will College Basketball Stop Long Enough To Notice?
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Penn State Basketball: As Newbill Shines, Will College Basketball Stop Long Enough To Notice?
13 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"He's an amazing kid. I love him to death. I hurt for him," Chambers said after the game through gritted teeth. [Read More]
Penn State Athletics: Barbour Donates $100,000 To New Academic Center Fund Penn State Athletics: Barbour Donates $100,000 To New Academic Center Fund
13 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Introduced as the “Bridge to the Future” Fund, it will go towards facility upgrades and renovations. Penn State Director of Athletics Sandy Barbour has already made the first major contribution to the fund of $100,000. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Franklin's First Season Sees Attendance Increase At Beaver Stadium Penn State Football: Franklin's First Season Sees Attendance Increase At Beaver Stadium
13 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
The first year under James Franklin was a good one for Penn State football attendance as the program reported an increase of more than 5,000 fans per game this season over last year. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Barbour Gives Chambers Vote Of Confidence, Talks Program Trajectory Penn State Basketball: Barbour Gives Chambers Vote Of Confidence, Talks Program Trajectory
14 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"I'll tell you this, Patrick Chambers is my guy. He's gonna be with us, and I believe he's going to build us a long term, sustainable winner at Penn State and I support every ounce of that." [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Chambers' Comments Earn $10,000 Fine From Big Ten Penn State Basketball: Chambers' Comments Earn $10,000 Fine From Big Ten
14 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
It was only a matter of time as the Big Ten announced on Tuesday a public reprimand of Penn State men's basketball coach Pat Chambers for his comments following Penn State's game against Maryland on Feb. 14. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Glen To Miss Friday's Meeting Against Minnesota With Suspension Penn State Hockey: Glen To Miss Friday's Meeting Against Minnesota With Suspension
14 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State forward David Glen has been suspended for one game by the Big Ten conference announced on Monday. He will miss Friday's meeting against Minnesota at the Pegula Ice Arena. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Chambers Moves Forward From Controversy But Doesn't Back Down From Defending Players Penn State Basketball: Chambers Moves Forward From Controversy But Doesn't Back Down From Defending Players
14 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
As of 3 p.m. Monday, Penn State men's basketball coach Pat Chambers has yet to hear from the Big Ten regarding his criticisms of a late game officiating decision in Penn State 76-73 loss to Maryland. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lion Comeback Falls Short, Fall To Spartans 3-2 Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lion Comeback Falls Short, Fall To Spartans 3-2
14 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State hockey put together a better effort on Saturday afternoon but it wasn't enough as the Nittany Lions fell 3-2, to Michigan State [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Late Call Swings Game As Nittany Lions Fall 76-73 To No. 19 Maryland Penn State Basketball: Late Call Swings Game As Nittany Lions Fall 76-73 To No. 19 Maryland
14 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State coach Pat Chambers didn't leave any room for interpretation regarding how he felt about a late game call that turned the tide in Maryland's favor on Saturday night. The game was decided by three points but it could have gone Penn State's way had just one or two calls done the same. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Spartans Upend Nittany Lions 3-0 On Friday Night Penn State Hockey: Spartans Upend Nittany Lions 3-0 On Friday Night
14 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn Sate's eight game unbeaten streak finally came to a close on Friday night as Michigan State knocked off the Nittany Lions 3-0 in East Lansing. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Program Generates Profit In First Year At Pegula Ice Arena Penn State Hockey: Program Generates Profit In First Year At Pegula Ice Arena
14 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Entering its second year at the Division I level and first in Big Ten conference play, Penn State hockey generated nearly $4.4 million in revenue during the 2013-14 fiscal calendar. [Read More]
Penn State Athletics Report Gains For 2013-14 Fiscal Year, Deficit In 2014-15 Expected Penn State Athletics Report Gains For 2013-14 Fiscal Year, Deficit In 2014-15 Expected
14 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State Athletics released its recently filed 2013-14 NCAA Annual Financial Report on Friday, which shows a a small yet important profit gain for the department over that span. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Uplifting Athletes Day Set For Saturday Penn State Football: Uplifting Athletes Day Set For Saturday
14 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State fans looking to watch the Nittany Lion basketball team take on Maryland on Saturday night and help out a worthy cause will be able to take care of both this weekend. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Program To Receive Full Share Of Big Ten Bowl Revenue This Season Penn State Football: Program To Receive Full Share Of Big Ten Bowl Revenue This Season
14 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
One final sanction will be ending sooner than expected as Penn State will be getting its full share of the Big Ten bowl revenue starting this upcoming season according to an announcement by the conference and university. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Get Rolled 75-55 By Ohio State Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Get Rolled 75-55 By Ohio State
14 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State lost to Ohio State on Wednesday night in the kind of game that showed why the Nittany Lions are near the bottom of the conference and the Buckeyes are a Top 25 team. [Read More]
Penn State Football: James Using NFL Combine Reps To Raise Money For Charity Penn State Football: James Using NFL Combine Reps To Raise Money For Charity
14 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Former Uplifting Athletes Chapter Director of Marketing and tight end Jesse James will be making the most of his time at the NFL Combine raising money for the fight against Kidney Cancer. [Read More]
Penn State Athletics: Stipends A Benefit, But In The End Players Want To Win Penn State Athletics: Stipends A Benefit, But In The End Players Want To Win
14 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Earlier this year, exercising newly granted autonomy, the Power Five conferences passed a measure that will allow schools to provide scholarship athletes annually with cost-of-attendance stipends. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Dates To Remember As Winter Workouts Begin Penn State Football: Dates To Remember As Winter Workouts Begin
15 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
With time quickly speeding by, there are plenty of things to look forward to in the offseason. In fact here are five dates to put on your calendar as spring approaches. The football season is over, but the football season never really ends. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: How Has It Gone So Well So Fast? Penn State Hockey: How Has It Gone So Well So Fast?
15 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
So what happened? How did a program go from a question mark to one of the nation's most aggressive offenses in just under three years? A new building is nice, but the Pegula Ice Arena isn't scoring goals, it's just hosting the games. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Five Nittany Lions Headed To NFL Combine Penn State Football: Five Nittany Lions Headed To NFL Combine
15 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
The invites are official now, five Penn State football players will take part in the NFL Combine later this month. The total is the second most in the Big Ten this year. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Hold Off Late Charge To Beat Nebraska 56-43 Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Hold Off Late Charge To Beat Nebraska 56-43
15 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"We can respond and we can punch back," Head coach Pat Chambers said after the game. "Shep Garner hit huge three-point shots. He is a freshman who stepped up and hit big time shots. I thought D.J. Newbill’s dives and rebounds were really good. You saw a senior who laid it all out there." [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Sweep Wisconsin With 4-1 Victory Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Sweep Wisconsin With 4-1 Victory
15 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State hockey finished off the weekend sweep and regular season sweep of Wisconsin with a 4-1 victory over the Badgers on Saturday afternoon. [Read More]
Tim Frazier Shines In NBA Debut With Sixers Tim Frazier Shines In NBA Debut With Sixers
15 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Less than 48 hours earlier Tim Frazier was preparing for the NBA D-League All-Star game. Then he got the call, the Sixers had signed him to a 10-day contract, he was quite literally shipping up to Boston to play the Celtics. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Skate Past Wisconsin 5-2 Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Skate Past Wisconsin 5-2
15 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State hockey took care of business on Friday night as the Nittany Lions knocked off Wisconsin 5-2. The victory gave Penn State its third straight win against Wisconsin and 14th win of the year. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Recruiting Success This Year Investment in Future Penn State Football: Recruiting Success This Year Investment in Future
15 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"It won't be easy," Smith said. "But it gives us the opportunity to build relationships with coaches. It's a long term process and as we recruits these guys now, a year, two years, three years from now they have to be on the field performing so it'll really make a difference when they see thes [Read More]
Penn State Football: Six 2015 Commits To Keep Eye On For Immediate Impact Penn State Football: Six 2015 Commits To Keep Eye On For Immediate Impact
15 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Nothing is ever set in stone until the pads are strapped on, but these are six freshman you might want to keep an eye on this year. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Tim Frazier Reportedly Set To Sign 10-Day Contract With Sixers Penn State Basketball: Tim Frazier Reportedly Set To Sign 10-Day Contract With Sixers
15 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Currently Frazier is a member of the Maine Red Claws D-league team, an affiliate of the Boston Celtics. The former Penn State standout is averaging 15.9 points, 8.9 assists and 6.8 rebounds so far this year in D-League action. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lion Upset Bid Of No. 16 Maryland Falls Short In Final Minute Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lion Upset Bid Of No. 16 Maryland Falls Short In Final Minute
15 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State basketball has gotten so close so many times this season, and a 64-58 loss to No. 16 Maryland in College Park was the latest in a growing list of last minute heart breaks. [Read More]
Penn State Football: 'Signature Event' Caps Off Busy Signing Day Penn State Football: 'Signature Event' Caps Off Busy Signing Day
15 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"You know, I think it's exciting, because there's so many things right now that are falling into place," Franklin said. "You look at the recruiting class, you look at the length and the athleticism and the size and the fit that we were able to, we were able to attract." [Read More]
Penn State Football: War Room A Celebration As Recruiting For 2015 Class Wraps Up Penn State Football: War Room A Celebration As Recruiting For 2015 Class Wraps Up
15 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
The room was silent while the FaceTime call booted up on the four large television screens at the front of the gathering crowd. As the brightness adjusted on each of the TVs, suddenly Jarvis Miller's face was font and center in the Lasch Building war room. [Read More]
Penn State Football: National Signing Day Live Blog Penn State Football: National Signing Day Live Blog
15 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Over a year of work has gone into the recruiting class that Penn State football will announce today. What will be a 25 man class is the first true recruiting effort for James Franklin and his staff while at Penn State. Franklin said he would dominate the state, and so far he has. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Add Stanford Grad Transfer Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Add Stanford Grad Transfer
15 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"I can't even explain how long I've wanted to say this. I just accepted an offer to play for the Nittany Lions. I'm coming home! #WeAre #570" Reihner tweeted. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Flip Second Pitt Commit Of Past Week To Finish Off 2015 Class Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Flip Second Pitt Commit Of Past Week To Finish Off 2015 Class
16 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State's recruiting class is now maxed out at 25 strong. Givens is actually the second Pitt commit to flip to Franklin and company in the last week after three-star tight end Nick Bowers did the same. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Looking To Reduce Unforced Errors Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Looking To Reduce Unforced Errors
16 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"I think Penn State is hurting Penn State," Chambers said on Monday. "We have to stop beating ourselves or almost beating ourselves. Minnesota did press but I felt like those were some careless turnovers there." [Read More]
Penn State Football: Signing Day Hype Easy Display Of Changing Program Penn State Football: Signing Day Hype Easy Display Of Changing Program
16 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Signing Day has always been a big deal for Penn State. But it hasn't always been this big of a deal. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Add To 2015 And 2016 Classes With Commits Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Add To 2015 And 2016 Classes With Commits
16 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
With National Signing Day only a few days away, Penn State's football program continues to get good recruiting news with two more verbal commitments joining the fold on Saturday. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Upend No. 14 Vermont For 4-2 Victory Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Upend No. 14 Vermont For 4-2 Victory
16 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State hockey did it's comeback routine once against turning a 2-0 deficit into a 4-2 victory on Saturday at the Wells Fargo Center. This time the victims were the No. 14 ranked Vermont Catamounts. Penn State is now 13-7-4 on the year. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Fall To Illinois In Final Seconds 60-58 Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Fall To Illinois In Final Seconds 60-58
16 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State couldn't overcome 19 turnovers and a last second shot by Illinois to fall 60-58 Saturday afternoon. A DJ Newbill running layup at the buzzer came up just short closing out the Nittany Lions first loss in three games. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Olczyk Doing Just Fine In New Role Penn State Hockey: Olczyk Doing Just Fine In New Role
16 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"I don't know that it would have worked [with a player other than Olczyk] We had all the optimism that it would be a success." [Read More]
Penn State Football: Parking Changes For ADA Fans And Price Increases Announced Penn State Football: Parking Changes For ADA Fans And Price Increases Announced
16 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Parking at Beaver Stadium is going to cost just a little more for everyone involved the university officially announced this week. However season ticket prices and Nittany Lion Club donation levels will not change. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Amos Set To Take Part In NFL Combine Penn State Football: Amos Set To Take Part In NFL Combine
16 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Nittany Lion safety Adrian Amos has accepted an invitation to the NFL Combine according to Penn State. Amos is the third now former Nittany Lion to publicly accept an invitation to the event. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Depth Shines As Nittany Lions Get Past Minnesota 63-58 Penn State Basketball: Depth Shines As Nittany Lions Get Past Minnesota 63-58
16 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State basketball put together a complete team game on Wednesday night to beat Minnesota 63-58 thanks to nine different scorers. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Chambers Happy Keeping His Own Stats Penn State Basketball: Chambers Happy Keeping His Own Stats
16 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Stats have always been a part of sports. They've always been a part of coaching. They verify your success and give your struggles a tangible value. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Ficken And Smith Accept NFL Combine Invites Penn State Football: Ficken And Smith Accept NFL Combine Invites
16 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
While Ficken may not need to impress with his 40-yard dash and ability to bench press, the invitation will likely raise his stock with NFL teams. ESPN recently rated Ficken as the top kicking prospect in this year's draft. [Read More]
PennState Football: Lynn Joins Buffalo Coaching Staff PennState Football: Lynn Joins Buffalo Coaching Staff
17 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State fans might just recognize a new face on the Buffalo Bills sideline this upcoming season as new head coach Rex Ryan hired former Nittany Lion D’Anton Lynn as a defensive assistant. The Bill announced a six man staff hire late Monday evening. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Nittany Lions' Domination Of In State Recruiting Continues With Latest Commit Penn State Football: Nittany Lions' Domination Of In State Recruiting Continues With Latest Commit
17 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
James Franklin has made the claim since his first day on the job that he and his staff would work to dominate the state of Pennsylvania as it pertained to recruiting. So far he has delivered. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Two Weekend Commits Cap Off Recruiting Frenzy Penn State Football: Two Weekend Commits Cap Off Recruiting Frenzy
17 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
A weekend packed full of recruiting visits and tours of Penn State's campus ended with two verbal commitments for James Franklin and his staff this past weekend. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Tie Northern Michigan 5-5 In Hectic Game Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Tie Northern Michigan 5-5 In Hectic Game
17 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
One thing is certain, Penn State hockey may not win every game, but the Nittany Lions will make sure that you get your money's worth. Penn State came back from a three goal deficit for the second straight game to eventually tie Northern Michigan 5-5 on Saturday night. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Thump Rutgers 79-51 Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Thump Rutgers 79-51
17 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State basketball put together a 40 minute effort on Saturday afternoon that finally showcased the team head coach Pat Chambers has said he sees on his roster. The Nittany Lions steamrolling Rutgers 79-51 for their first Big Ten win of the season and 13th of the year. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Score Four Straight To Win 5-4 On Friday Night Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Score Four Straight To Win 5-4 On Friday Night
17 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State scored 4 straight goals to overcome a 4-1 deficit and pick up the 12th win of the year on Friday night. Dylan Richard led the way with two goals an assist but it was freshman Scott Conway with the game winner with just over three minutes to go in regulation. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Chambers Era Still Has To Be Viewed With Longterm In Mind Penn State Basketball: Chambers Era Still Has To Be Viewed With Longterm In Mind
17 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
As Penn State struggles in Big Ten play there are obvious questions to be asked, and some of those may not be answered this season. That's why Penn State can't pull the plug on the Pat Chambers era. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Five Nittany Lions Pick Up Final Postseason Honors Penn State Football: Five Nittany Lions Pick Up Final Postseason Honors
17 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Five Penn State football student-athletes have been selected to several All-Bowl Teams as the season finally wraps up with a few last postseason awards. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Late Calls Swing Tide As Nittany Lions Fall To Michigan State 66-60 Penn State Basketball: Late Calls Swing Tide As Nittany Lions Fall To Michigan State 66-60
17 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State kept it close and often tied with Michigan State on Wednesday night but failed to pull off the road win as the Spartans snuck by for a 66-60 victory [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Using Momentum In Offensive Attack Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Using Momentum In Offensive Attack
17 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Momentum is everything. It may not make your shots for you, it may not catch the passes or makes the saves, but if capitalized on it can put even the best teams on their heels. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Early Enrollees Bring Size As Spring Practice Slowly Closes In Penn State Football: Early Enrollees Bring Size As Spring Practice Slowly Closes In
18 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State football's season hasn't been done for long but it's already time to start thinking about spring practice and the newest Nittany Lions to call State College home. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Athletic Director Sandy Barbour Apologizes For '409' Sticker Tweet Penn State Hockey: Athletic Director Sandy Barbour Apologizes For '409' Sticker Tweet
18 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
It's a story that just won't go away for Penn State. The Nittany Lion men's hockey team opted to wear 409 stickers to recognize the recently unsanctioned wins under former football coach Joe Paterno. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Gilliam Catch For Seahawks A High Point In Long Road Penn State Football: Gilliam Catch For Seahawks A High Point In Long Road
18 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"The main thing going through my mind at that point was 'Just catch is Garry," Gilliam told StateCollege.com on Monday. "Follow the ball all the way in. It seemed like it was up there forever." [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Retake Big Ten Lead With 5-2 Win Over Michigan State Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Retake Big Ten Lead With 5-2 Win Over Michigan State
18 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State retook the lead in the Big Ten title race on Saturday night behind a commanding third period and 5-2 victory over Michigan State. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Final Seconds Doom Nittany Lions As Penn State Falls To Purdue 84-77 Penn State Basketball: Final Seconds Doom Nittany Lions As Penn State Falls To Purdue 84-77
18 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State falls to 12-6 on the year after a fifth straight loss and overtime defeat to Purdue after a late three tied the game to give the Boilermakers a second life. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Pick Up Point In Shootout Loss To Michigan State Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Pick Up Point In Shootout Loss To Michigan State
18 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State couldn't score in the shootout and a lone Michigan State goal slipped through Eamon McAdam's legs to give the Spartans the eventual game winning tally. The Nittany Lions had a strong third period but it wasn't enough to take a late lead after tying the game. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Settlement Doesn't Absolve Paterno But It Does Remove Focus From Countless Players
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Penn State Football: Settlement Doesn't Absolve Paterno But It Does Remove Focus From Countless Players
18 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
If anything it forces college athletics to face a complicated moment in its history. Instead of sweeping the records under the rug and letting them settle to the middle of Top 10 lists Joe Paterno's name will sit at No. 1 for a very long time. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Report Values Nittany Lions At Just Over A Half Billion Penn State Football: Report Values Nittany Lions At Just Over A Half Billion
18 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State football has always been a valuable asset to the university at large and according to the Wall Street Journal that value is worth just over a half billion dollars. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Hit New Academic High During Fall Semester Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Hit New Academic High During Fall Semester
18 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
“We take a great deal of pride in our academic performance and we are committed to a high level of success and achievement in the classroom and on the field,” Penn State coach James Franklin said. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Virginia Tech Series Light At End Of Uneventful Scheduling Tunnel Penn State Football: Virginia Tech Series Light At End Of Uneventful Scheduling Tunnel
18 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State and Virginia Tech announced on Tuesday that the Nittany Lions will travel to Blacksburg on Sept. 12, 2020 and the Hokies will visit State College on Sept. 6, 2025. The series was announced in 2013. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Buzzer Beat Falls Too Late, Nittany Lions Lose 76-73 Penn State Basketball: Buzzer Beat Falls Too Late, Nittany Lions Lose 76-73
18 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State's last second basket was too late and the Nittany Lions fell 76-73 in Bloomington Indiana on Tuesday night to fall 0-4 in the Big Ten. The Nittany Lions were lead by six different players in double figures. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: For Nittany Lions It's As 'Simple' As Making Shots Penn State Basketball: For Nittany Lions It's As 'Simple' As Making Shots
19 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
As Penn State basketball looks to pick up its first Big Ten win of the season on the road tonight, the solution to the Nittany Lions' struggles isn't that complicated. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Hackenberg's Attack On Record Book Not To Be Overlooked Despite Up And Down Season Penn State Football: Hackenberg's Attack On Record Book Not To Be Overlooked Despite Up And Down Season
19 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
In total, Hackenberg could leave Penn State next season (if he leaves) with nearly every major passing record the school has. Say what you will about the quarterbacks Penn State has produced, his overall numbers will still be nothing to laugh at. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: John Johnson Suspended Penn State Basketball: John Johnson Suspended
19 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
According to the release, Johnson was suspended due to conduct inconsistent with team standards and values. Johnson will not participate in team actives during his suspension. The release did not indicate how long the suspension would last. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Beat Ohio State 4-1 To Split Weekend Series Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Beat Ohio State 4-1 To Split Weekend Series
19 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State scored two goals in a span of 50 seconds midway through the second period to give the Nittany Lions a 3-1 lead and all the momentum needed to carry out the rest of the game [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Heartbreaker For Nittany Lions As 4-0 Comeback Turns Into 5-4 Overtime Loss Penn State Hockey: Heartbreaker For Nittany Lions As 4-0 Comeback Turns Into 5-4 Overtime Loss
19 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"I've talked about the hockey gods and guys working hard and getting results and in the end, and maybe just because of our attitude there in the middle of the game the hockey gods weren't going to let us get away with that one." [Read More]
Penn State Football: Quarterback DJ Crook Set For Transfer Penn State Football: Quarterback DJ Crook Set For Transfer
19 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State back-up quarterback DJ Crook has been granted his release and will transfer to Albany he announced via his Twitter account late on Thursday night. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lion Back At Home To Face Ohio State This Weekend Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lion Back At Home To Face Ohio State This Weekend
19 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Now 70 days later the Nittany Lions are back at home for the first time in seemingly forever to take on Ohio State this weekend starting Friday night at 7 PM. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Bailey And Holstrom Nominated For Hobey Baker Award Penn State Hockey: Bailey And Holstrom Nominated For Hobey Baker Award
19 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State hockey players Casey Bailey and Taylor Holstrom have both been nominated for the 2015 Hobey Baker Memorial Award, what is essentially college hockey’s version of the Heisman Trophy. [Read More]
The Day Penn State Went All-In Behind James Franklin The Day Penn State Went All-In Behind James Franklin
19 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
It will never make a history book, fans won't tell their kids about this day, but Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 is the day Penn State went all-in on the James Franklin era. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Franklin Set For ESPN Appearances Thursday  Penn State Football: Franklin Set For ESPN Appearances Thursday
19 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Last year Penn State fans watched James Franklin on ESPN during the national title game wondering if he was their new head coach to be. This year they'll be able to see Franklin on the world wide leader and know that's their man. [Read More]
Bob Shoop Flattered By LSU Conversations But Set To Stay At Penn State For Reportedly $1 Million Per Year Bob Shoop Flattered By LSU Conversations But Set To Stay At Penn State For Reportedly $1 Million Per Year
19 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"#WEARE..So excited to be a part of the Penn State Family. Lots of work to be done. Committed to building a Big 10 and National Championship Program!" Shoop tweeted late on Wednesday night. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Franklin's Assistant List Could Come Into Use If Shoop Goes South Penn State Football: Franklin's Assistant List Could Come Into Use If Shoop Goes South
19 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"It's all the time," Franklin said of updating his candidate list during a coaches caravan stop this past summer. "It's talking to somebody else and they're talking about the most valuable guy on their staff is this guy and I'm writing that down." [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lion Comeback Falls Short In 73-64 Loss To Michigan Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lion Comeback Falls Short In 73-64 Loss To Michigan
19 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State fell to 12-4 on the year and 0-3 in the Big Ten as Michigan held off the Nittany Lions 74-64 on Tuesday night at the Bryce Jordan Center. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Newbill Edge Good Sign As Nittany Lions Face Michigan Penn State Basketball: Newbill Edge Good Sign As Nittany Lions Face Michigan
20 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"What do you mean 'dodging bullets'?" Newbill said with a stare that was only equaled by how pointed his words were. For as friendly, cooperative and likable Newbill usually is, he wasn't interested in entertaining the notion Penn State had been fortunate to win a few close games this season. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Smith And Dieffenbach Accept Individual Bowl Invitations Penn State Football: Smith And Dieffenbach Accept Individual Bowl Invitations
20 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Two Penn State offensive linemen will be headed to a little more postseason play before the NFL Draft as guard Miles Dieffenbach will take part in the 90th East-West Shrine Game and tackle Donovan Smith will participate in the 66th Reese's Senior Bowl. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Jesse James Latest To Declare For NFL Draft Penn State Football: Jesse James Latest To Declare For NFL Draft
20 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"We want to thank Jesse for all he’s done at Penn State and wish him all the best in the NFL," Penn State head coach James Franklin said. "Jesse has been a big contributor for the program on and off the field and we’re looking forward to watching him at the next level.” [Read More]
Penn State Football: Measuring The Talent Gap Penn State Football: Measuring The Talent Gap
20 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Trying to gauge where Penn State stands in the race for top talent and top level rosters. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Fall 50-46 To Rutgers Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Fall 50-46 To Rutgers
20 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State's men's basketball team lost to Rutgers on Saturday night and it wasn't a pretty game to watch. The Nittany Lions missed open looks, took bad shots and turned the ball over seven times in the first half. [Read More]
Penn State Football: As One Season Ends Another Begins For Early Enrollees Penn State Football: As One Season Ends Another Begins For Early Enrollees
20 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
One season may have only just ended but college football never really stops as three future Nittany Lions are set to enroll early at Penn State this January. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Shoop Candidate For LSU Job And Opportunity For Penn State To Buck Tradition Penn State Football: Shoop Candidate For LSU Job And Opportunity For Penn State To Buck Tradition
20 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State defensive coordniator Bob Shoop is among a few assistant coaches in the running for a similar position at LSU according to NOLA.com. [Read More]
Penn State Football: The Top Moments Of 2014 Penn State Football: The Top Moments Of 2014
20 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
What was your top moment for the Penn State football season? Check out a few options and vote now! [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Can't Hang On With No. 4 Wisconsin, Fall 89-72 Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Can't Hang On With No. 4 Wisconsin, Fall 89-72
20 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State held its own with one of the nation's best on Wednesday but a second half surge by No. 4 Wisconsin was too much for the Nittany Lions as they fell 89-72 on New Years' Eve. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Fall 4-1 To Western Michigan Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Fall 4-1 To Western Michigan
20 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State men's hockey couldn't overcome a sluggish opening two periods in a 4-1 loss to Western Michigan Tuesday night at CONSOL Energy Center in the Three Rivers Classic. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Barnes To Forgo Final Year To Enter NFL Draft Penn State Football: Barnes To Forgo Final Year To Enter NFL Draft
20 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
The 2014 All-Big Ten honorable mention selection started every game this season and 30 contests in his career. Barnes graduated in December, earning his degree in recreation, parks and tourism management in just three and a half years. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Crucial Seven Day Stretch Awaits Nittany Lions As They Open Big Ten Play Penn State Basketball: Crucial Seven Day Stretch Awaits Nittany Lions As They Open Big Ten Play
21 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
For the first time in a while Penn State basketball has backed up its own hype. Led by one of the best guards in the nation in DJ Newbill with a cast of players who contribute from the bench and on the floor there are options and there are wins. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Harbaugh Hire A Good Challenge For Penn State, Big Ten Penn State Football: Harbaugh Hire A Good Challenge For Penn State, Big Ten
21 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
On the field, Penn State will still be the underdog for the time being. The Nittany Lions will be better next season but even with the sanctions officially over the impact will still be felt across the roster. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey Falls 4-2 To No. 19 Robert Morris Penn State Hockey Falls 4-2 To No. 19 Robert Morris
21 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
The Nittany Lions pushed hard to bring the game close but it would take a Casey Bailey goal with just over 2 minutes to play to make it a one goal margin. An empty net tally gave Robert Morris the victory and the 4-2 final. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Donovan Smith Declares For NFL Draft Penn State Football: Donovan Smith Declares For NFL Draft
21 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
“It seems like it was yesterday that I was sitting at the kitchen table talking with the greatest college football coach in history, Joseph Vincent Paterno,” Smith stated. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Ficken Kick Concludes One Of The Great Careers In Program History Penn State Football: Ficken Kick Concludes One Of The Great Careers In Program History
21 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"I couldn't have written a better way for it to go," Ficken said. "This team has worked so hard, fought through so much, and to say we made it to a bowl, first off, then won the bowl, that's really incredible." [Read More]
Penn State Football: Glimpses Of Future Shine Through In Nittany Lion Victory Penn State Football: Glimpses Of Future Shine Through In Nittany Lion Victory
21 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"We have a lot of redshirt freshman and redshirt sophomores," Lynch said smiling. "So you know, the future is really bright and that's on our shoulders." [Read More]
Handing Out The Grades Following Penn State's 31-30 Pinstripe Bowl Victory Over Boston College Handing Out The Grades Following Penn State's 31-30 Pinstripe Bowl Victory Over Boston College
21 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Time to hand out the grades on final time for the 2014 edition of Penn State football. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Catharsis Found As Nittany Lions Take Home Bowl Victory Penn State Football: Catharsis Found As Nittany Lions Take Home Bowl Victory
21 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"It has very little to do with James Franklin," Franklin would say following the game, remarking on the return of Penn State football. "It has to do with the fans, with the alumni..it has to do with all the former players, the current players, the assistant coaches, the trainers, the doctors, the [Read More]
Penn State Beats Boston College In Overtime 31-30 Penn State Beats Boston College In Overtime 31-30
21 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
It's a stadium where memories have been made and legends have been born, and for Penn State football Saturday is a chance to make a memory of its own in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Set For Season's Final Opportunity Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Set For Season's Final Opportunity
21 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
There has been a lot to digest this season for Penn State, but with one final game, there is a chance to take a positive step forward for all parties involved. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Franklin Set To Answer Only Unasked Question Of Busy Bowl Week Penn State Football: Franklin Set To Answer Only Unasked Question Of Busy Bowl Week
21 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State and Boston College have jumped through all the hoops and it is finally time for the teams to play some football. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Previewing The Opponent: Boston College Penn State Football: Previewing The Opponent: Boston College
21 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
This is it for Penn State football, a meeting with Boston College in Yankee Stadium at the New Era Pinstripe Bowl. A win would push Penn State's record above .500 in every season under sanctions and end an up and down year on a high note. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Franklin Brings Plenty Of Bowl Experience With Him To New York Penn State Football: Franklin Brings Plenty Of Bowl Experience With Him To New York
21 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State coach James Franklin might be new to the scene in Happy Valley, but this isn't his first rodeo when it comes to getting ready for a bowl. In fact, Franklin has been spending nearly all of his collegiate career in the post season. Since 2000, Franklin has been to a bowl game 10 times. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Pinstripe Bowl Unique Meeting For Academic Success Penn State Football: Pinstripe Bowl Unique Meeting For Academic Success
21 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Sixteen members of the Penn State football team have earned their degrees entering the 2014-15 bowl season to rank in the top 10 percent among all Football Bowl Subdivision institutions according to a release. [Read More]
Penn State Football: ESPN Films To Review 1969 National Title Controversy Penn State Football: ESPN Films To Review 1969 National Title Controversy
22 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Only a few days before the College Football Playoffs finally begin, ESPN Films will show a 30-minute documentary that Penn State fans should enjoy even if the story doesn't work out for the Nittany Lions in the end. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Visit 9/11 Memorial
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Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Visit 9/11 Memorial
22 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"Emotional morning w/the team at the @Sept11Memorial. Found the name of my former teammate." James Franklin tweeted, finding the name of Martin Michael Wartley, a teammate of Franklin's while at East Stroudsburg. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Jenkins Makes Commitment Official Penn State Football: Jenkins Makes Commitment Official
22 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Jenkins is rated as the No. 1 player in the state of Pennsylvania, according to Scout.com and ESPN.com, and is ranked No. 4 and No. 9, respectively, among offensive line recruits nationally. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Thump Dartmouth 69-49 To Improve To 12-1 Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Thump Dartmouth 69-49 To Improve To 12-1
22 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State trailed by 2 just under 5 minutes into the game but never looked back after taking the lead. The win gives Penn State a 12-1 record on the year, the most non conference wins ever in program history. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Measuring Nittany Lions' Early Season Success Penn State Basketball: Measuring Nittany Lions' Early Season Success
22 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State basketball is set to play Dartmouth today at 4 PM in the final non conference game of the season. Assuming that the Nittany Lions pull out the victory, it will give the program the most non conference wins in a single season in program history. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Breaking Down Where Penn State Has Played Its Bowls Penn State Football: Breaking Down Where Penn State Has Played Its Bowls
22 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State is headed to a bowl game, and has been to many bowl games. But how well do you know all of the little details about the bowls the Nittany Lions have played in all of the program's history? [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Beat Drexel 73-68 Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Beat Drexel 73-68
22 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State basketball improved to 11-1 on the year with a 73-68 win over Drexel on Saturday. The Nittany Lions were led by DJ Newbill's 20 points and a double-double effort by Brandon Taylor. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Franklin Makes Case For Eligibility Free Bowl Games Penn State Football: Franklin Makes Case For Eligibility Free Bowl Games
22 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"You'd love to be able to ‑‑ coaches have always talked about trying to get a rule in place where the bowl game is kind of not really connected to the season, and you can play pretty much everybody in the bowl game and it not count against eligibility" [Read More]
Penn State Football: Awards Continue To Pile Up For Nittany Lions Penn State Football: Awards Continue To Pile Up For Nittany Lions
22 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
The postseason awards continue to stack up for the Nittany Lions as several more earned All-Big Ten and All-America honors from Athlon Sports, Phil Steele’s College Football and Scout this week. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Garner's Play A Positive In Season Full Of Many Penn State Basketball: Garner's Play A Positive In Season Full Of Many
22 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"I saw myself get better, a lot better in the summer time. I pushed myself," Garner said pausing to reflect on a series of preseason workouts with his teammates. "They pushed me to another level that I didn't think I would ever get to." [Read More]
Penn State Football: Shoop High On Future Of Defense Even With Key Players Set To Depart Penn State Football: Shoop High On Future Of Defense Even With Key Players Set To Depart
22 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"We knew Marcus might even be a little better athlete and more productive but Keiser was hard to replace because he's such a great communicator," Shoop said. "He was the quarterback of the defense he made everyone know what they were doing." [Read More]
Penn State Football: Addazio Confident As Boston College Sets To Face Nittany Lion Defense Penn State Football: Addazio Confident As Boston College Sets To Face Nittany Lion Defense
22 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"We’ve played some really good defenses," Boston College coach Steve Addazio said on Tuesday.. "The strength of the ACC has been its defenses. That’s why when people start rattling off numbers and stats, they have to understand what goes behind them." [Read More]
Penn State Football: Hull Picks Up AP All-American Honors Penn State Football: Hull Picks Up AP All-American Honors
22 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State senior Mike Hull picked up another All-America honor this week as he was named an Associated Press third-team All-American on Tuesday. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Murphy A Real Test For Nittany Lions Penn State Football: Murphy A Real Test For Nittany Lions
23 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
So far this season Murphy has rushed for over 100 yards on four different occasions to the tune of 118, 127, 132, and 191 yards. He has had rushes of 20 or more yards in all but two games this season with for rushes for over 50 yards in four games. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Crack Rankings For First Time In Program History Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Crack Rankings For First Time In Program History
23 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
It's another first checked off the list for Penn State hockey as the Nittany Lions cracked into the national rankings on Monday afternoon. Penn State enters the week ranked No. 20 in the Top 20 of the USCHO Poll. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Pick Up Votes In AP Top 25 Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Pick Up Votes In AP Top 25
23 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State basketball's early season success hit a high point on Monday as the Nittany Lions picked up two votes in the latest AP Top 25 poll. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Hull MVP Honor Highlights Team Banquet Awards Penn State Football: Hull MVP Honor Highlights Team Banquet Awards
23 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State linebacker Mike Hull was named the team's most valuable player this past weekend, highlighting a host of awards handed out at the annual team banquet. [Read More]
Penn State Football: $12 Million Lasch Building Renovations, $7.7 Million In Branding Upgrades Planned Penn State Football: $12 Million Lasch Building Renovations, $7.7 Million In Branding Upgrades Planned
23 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
The planned renovations will included upgrades to the head coach's office, deck area overlooking practice fields, the staff meeting room, the player locker room, nutrition bar, equipment room and improved branding across the Lasch Building. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball Capitalizes On Moment With 64-51 Victory Over George Washington Penn State Basketball Capitalizes On Moment With 64-51 Victory Over George Washington
23 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
It is a rare occurrence that Penn State basketball is presented with an opportunity and capitalizes. So often the "big game" has resulted in a big letdown. A seemingly expanding catalog of "almost" moments and "what if" post game questions. [Read More]
PennState Football: Palmer Adds Commitment To Growing Offensive Line Haul For 2015 PennState Football: Palmer Adds Commitment To Growing Offensive Line Haul For 2015
23 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
“This is my life, my moment, my opportunity, my destiny, and i have to follow my own path and my pathway is leading me to Penn State University,. Palmer said on Twitter. [Read More]
Penn State Football: John Donovan Talks Offense, Season And More Penn State Football: John Donovan Talks Offense, Season And More
23 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State offensive coordinator John Donovan spoke with the media at Beaver Stadium on Saturday about the Nittany Lions' season and upcoming bowl game with Boston College. Here are his remarks in full. [Read More]
Penn State Football: James Franklin Bowl Media Day Press Conference Bullet Points Penn State Football: James Franklin Bowl Media Day Press Conference Bullet Points
23 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Follow along for highlights from James Franklin and Penn State assistant coaches speaking to the media prior to the Pinstripe Bowl on December 27. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Prepare For Big Sunday Meeting With A10 Foe George Washington Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Prepare For Big Sunday Meeting With A10 Foe George Washington
23 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Even if this particular opportunity doesn't define the course of the season, it's the kind of opportunity that doesn't appear in the Bryce Jordan Center very often. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Mike Hull Named Second Team USA Today All-American Penn State Football: Mike Hull Named Second Team USA Today All-American
23 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State linebacker Mike Hull has been overlooked and underrated by many this season but he's getting the recognition at the season's end. The USA Today named Hull a second team All-American on Thursday validating a season of dominating play at the linebacker position. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Quarterback Michael O'Connor Set To Transfer From Penn State Penn State Football: Quarterback Michael O'Connor Set To Transfer From Penn State
23 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
“We thank Michael for his contributions to the program,” Penn State coach James Franklin said, “and wish him well in his future academic and athletic endeavors.” [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Hold Off Duquesne To Improve To 9-1 Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Hold Off Duquesne To Improve To 9-1
23 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
It was back and forth action in the first half and a comeback rally in the second as Penn State held on to win 64-62 and improve to 9-1 on the year. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Gadowsky Plays Down Early Season Success Penn State Hockey: Gadowsky Plays Down Early Season Success
23 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"Its four games," Gadowsky said inside Pegula Ice Arena on Wednesday. "We have a long ways from (relevancy), we've had a good start and that's nice and we're felling better about how we started the season performance wise. But if we don't keep that up and keep improving then the results are g [Read More]
Penn State Football: Conlan Inducted Into College Football Hall of Fame Penn State Football: Conlan Inducted Into College Football Hall of Fame
23 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Former Penn State All-America linebacker Shane Conlan, the leader of the Nittany Lions' historic 1985-86 defenses, was inducted into the National Football Foundation College Football Hall of Fame on Tuesday night. [Read More]
Penn State Ticket Allotment For Pinstripe Bowl Sells Out Penn State Ticket Allotment For Pinstripe Bowl Sells Out
23 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State fans might be a little tired of the up and down emotions of a 6-6 season but that hasn't slowed down ticket sales for the Nittany Lions' first bowl game in almost three years. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Plenty For Nittany Lions To Look Forward To During Bowl Trip Penn State Football: Plenty For Nittany Lions To Look Forward To During Bowl Trip
23 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"First and foremost I'm just thrilled for our guys," Barbour said. "Particularly what it means for the Penn State program, those players that stayed with the program. And the community, a community that this program means so much to." [Read More]
Penn State Hockey And Basketball Doubleheader Set For Madison Square Garden Penn State Hockey And Basketball Doubleheader Set For Madison Square Garden
24 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
For Penn State and Michigan, the dual sports day at one of the world's most famous venues is the first in what the conference is planning on a yearly "Big Ten Day" at MSG. The 2017 participants have yet to be announced. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Practices Welcome Sight Heading Into Bowl Game Penn State Football: Practices Welcome Sight Heading Into Bowl Game
24 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"I think that's really how we're looking at it. The big picture," Franklin said from his Pittsburgh hotel on Sunday night. "The short term obviously it let's us keep our family together for a little bit longer and continue this season, but big picture the extra reps and practice and things lik [Read More]
Nittany Lions To Face Boston College In New Era Pinstripe Bowl Nittany Lions To Face Boston College In New Era Pinstripe Bowl
24 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"I am so happy for our players, especially the seniors, for this chance to play together one more time. The thing that makes Penn State special is the people, and we can’t wait to see our alumni and fans storming New York and filling Yankee Stadium ...” [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Sweep Wisconsin With 4-2 Victory Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Sweep Wisconsin With 4-2 Victory
24 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State hockey continued its hot start to the season with a 4-2 victory over Wisconsin on Saturday night to give the program its first ever Big Ten series sweep. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Hold Off Marshall 73-69 Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Hold Off Marshall 73-69
24 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Two free throws by DJ Newbill put Penn State up by 4 with three seconds to play and with little time to close that gap Marshall walked away from the game with a loss and an incomplete comeback. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Thump Wisconsin 5-2 Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Thump Wisconsin 5-2
24 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
David Glen and the rest of the Nittany Lions were too much for a struggling Wisconsin team as Penn State improved to 8-4-2 on the year with a commanding 5-2 win over the Badgers on Friday night. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Continue Road Trip With Wisconsin Series Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Continue Road Trip With Wisconsin Series
24 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Wisconsin hockey might be having a surprisingly difficult start to the 2014 season but that doesn't mean that Penn State head coach Guy Gadowsky is overlooking the Badgers. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Supporting Cast Key As Season Progresses Penn State Basketball: Supporting Cast Key As Season Progresses
24 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"I thought Shep [Garner] carried us in the first half. He has to continue to do that. But we need John [Johnson] and Geno [Thorpe] and Donovon [Jack] and Jordan [Dickerson]. Those guys need to step up and they will." [Read More]
Penn State Football: Program To Receive $1 Million In Support From Donor Penn State Football: Program To Receive $1 Million In Support From Donor
24 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State alumnus and longtime donor Michael J. Farrell announced that The Farrell Family Charitable Foundation that he established has committed to give Penn State $1 million to support the Football Excellence Fund in Intercollegiate Athletics. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Penn State Outlasts Virginia Tech in ACC-Big Ten Challenge Penn State Basketball: Penn State Outlasts Virginia Tech in ACC-Big Ten Challenge
24 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
A three at the buzzer didn't fall for Virginia Tech saving Penn State from its second overtime game of the season, sending home the Nittany Lions with a 7-1 record and another close win. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Six Additional Games Set For Televised Broadcast This Season Penn State Hockey: Six Additional Games Set For Televised Broadcast This Season
24 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State men’s hockey fans around Pennsylvania will have the opportunity to watch up to six additional games on television this season. The American Sports Network will distribute these games to local outlets beginning with Saturday’s game at Wisconsin. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Newbill Focused On Present Not Past Penn State Basketball: Newbill Focused On Present Not Past
24 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
It wasn't too long ago that Penn State guard DJ Newbill was planning to go to Marquette. He had been recruited, he committed and he was mentally preparing for all the things that come with college and major college basketball. But then one day.... [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Newbill Picks Up Big Ten Player Of The Week Honors Penn State Basketball: Newbill Picks Up Big Ten Player Of The Week Honors
24 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
The senior guard is currently the Big Ten leader and third in the country in scoring with 25.0 points per game after producing an average of 28.5 points in leading the Nittany Lions to a home win over Akron, and a road victory at Bucknell last week. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Attendance Total Fifth Best Nationally For 2014 Penn State Football: Attendance Total Fifth Best Nationally For 2014
25 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
With two weeks remaining in college football’s regular season, Penn State is No. 5 in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) with its 101,623 home attendance average. Penn State fans have kept the Nittany Lions among the top five nationally in average home attendance every season since 1991, accordin [Read More]
Penn State Football: Hull And Zettel Lead Nittany Lions In All-Conference Honors Penn State Football: Hull And Zettel Lead Nittany Lions In All-Conference Honors
25 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Four Penn State football players earned All-Big Ten honors as voted by coaches and media with linebacker Mike Hull bringing home an individual award. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Rounding Up Expert Bowl Projections Penn State Football: Rounding Up Expert Bowl Projections
25 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Where might Penn State end up this postseason? We rounded up the latest expert projections for a look at all the possible locations and opponents the Nittany Lions might have. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Fall 3-1 To Cornell At Madison Square Garden Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Fall 3-1 To Cornell At Madison Square Garden
25 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
The Penn State men’s hockey team gave up three unanswered goals in a 3-1 loss to Cornell in the Frozen Apple at Madison Square Garden in front of 15,027 fans. David Goodwin scored a first-period goal to pace the offense. [Read More]
Handing Out The Grades Following Penn State's Loss To Michigan State Handing Out The Grades Following Penn State's Loss To Michigan State
25 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Handing out grades to the offense, defense and special teams following Penn States loss to Michigan State on Saturday afternoon. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Hackenberg Talks Transfer, Stays Firm With Commitment To Penn State Penn State Football: Hackenberg Talks Transfer, Stays Firm With Commitment To Penn State
25 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"Moving forward this is where I'm at this is where I want to be. This is the team that I love, the guys that I love and the university that I love. And I wouldn't rather be anywhere else." [Read More]
Penn State Vs. Michigan State Live Blog: Michigan State Wins 34-10 Penn State Vs. Michigan State Live Blog: Michigan State Wins 34-10
25 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
This is it for Penn State's regular season and home slate. The Nittany Lions are taking on No. 10 Michigan State for the chance to go 7-5 on the year. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Bob Shoop Nominee For Nation's Top Assistant Penn State Football: Bob Shoop Nominee For Nation's Top Assistant
25 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State defensive coordinator and safeties coach Bob Shoop has been nominated for the Broyles Award, the award is presented by the Rotary Club of Little Rock and Delta Dental to the nation's most outstanding assistant college football coach. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Previewing The Opponent: Michigan State Penn State Football: Previewing The Opponent: Michigan State
25 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
It's the final regular season game for both Penn State and Michigan State. All you need to know about the Spartans. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Newbill, Travis Push Nittany Lions Past Bucknell 88-80 Penn State Basketball: Newbill, Travis Push Nittany Lions Past Bucknell 88-80
25 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
DJ Newbill scored 28 points as the Nittany Lions improved to 6-1 on the year with a 88-80 victory over Bucknell on Friday. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Senior Day Set For Important Group Of Nittany Lions Penn State Football: Senior Day Set For Important Group Of Nittany Lions
25 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"It's significant. I think everybody in our program, all the players kind of look up to them, which is typically the case in most programs. But I think it's magnified, obviously, from what they've been through." [Read More]
Penn State Football: Five Things Nittany Lion Fans Can Be Thankful For Penn State Football: Five Things Nittany Lion Fans Can Be Thankful For
25 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Every Penn State fan has there own favorite team and favorite players and coaches, but if you're a fan of Penn State hockey, football or basketball here are five Nittany Lions you can be thankful for. [Read More]
StateCollege.Com Penn State Football Podcast: Michigan State Edition StateCollege.Com Penn State Football Podcast: Michigan State Edition
25 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Check out the latest from the StateCollege.com Penn State football podcast as Ben offers some insight into the Nittany Lion loss to Illinois and some trivia to share on Thanksgiving. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Snow To Close Overnight RV Lot, Additional Parking Changes To Be Determined Penn State Football: Snow To Close Overnight RV Lot, Additional Parking Changes To Be Determined
25 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State officials announced that Wednesday’s snowfall and wet grounds will close the overnight RV lot on Friday, Nov. 28 ahead of Saturday’s football game with Michigan State. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Franklin Talks Hackenberg Struggles, But Really There Is No Simple Solution Penn State Football: Franklin Talks Hackenberg Struggles, But Really There Is No Simple Solution
25 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"I think obviously Christian has got really high standards and expectations for himself and who he wants to be and how he wants to play," Franklin said. "I think there is frustration there with a lot of different things." [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Strong Second Half Pushes Nittany Lions Past Akron 78-72 Penn State Basketball: Strong Second Half Pushes Nittany Lions Past Akron 78-72
25 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
DJ Newbill's 29 points would lead the way for Penn State and clutch free throws and rebounds down the stretch kept Akron from ever gaining any serious control of a game that saw the lead change only three times. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Hull Ready To Face One Final Defensive Challenge Penn State Football: Hull Ready To Face One Final Defensive Challenge
25 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"The last two years we were big underdogs," Hull said on Tuesday. "Came out on top both times. We're just going to keep doing what we've been doing. Working hard every week, focusing on our fundamentals. Everything will take care of itself when we're out there on Saturday." [Read More]
Penn State Football: James Franklin News Conference Updates Penn State Football: James Franklin News Conference Updates
26 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Franklin will speak to the media around 12:40 to give the latest on Penn State football and the Nittany Lions as they prepare to face the Spartans before finding out which bowl game they will be heading to. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Newbill And Garner Talk Game Winning Play Against Cornell Penn State Basketball: Newbill And Garner Talk Game Winning Play Against Cornell
26 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"I didn't know what was going to happen," Newbill said on Monday. "I saw him steal the pass and I'm like 'what's going to happen next?' (Garner) looked up and we made eye contact and he threw it and I had to shoot fast. I had to look on the camera (afterwards) to see what really happened." [Read More]
Ben State Football: Even As Sanction Era Draws To Close, Nine Big Ten Programs Lost More Than Nittany Lions Ben State Football: Even As Sanction Era Draws To Close, Nine Big Ten Programs Lost More Than Nittany Lions
26 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State has gone 21-14 since 2012 with two games to go in what can safely be called the end of the most difficult years of the sanction era. Compared to the span of 2000-2004 it's a walk in the park after the Nittany Lions went 26-33 over that five year span. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Sneak By USC 63-61 Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Sneak By USC 63-61
26 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State opened up a 15-2 lead early in Sunday afternoon's contest thanks to hot shooting and balanced offense across the board. Turnovers and a cold streak shortly thereafter saw USC climb back into the game. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Handing Out The Grades Following Penn State's Loss To Illinois Penn State Football: Handing Out The Grades Following Penn State's Loss To Illinois
26 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
While fans could painfully see the apparent win slowly slip away from the Nittany Lions in the game's final minute, there is still plenty of football left to prepare for as the regular season finale and bowl game await. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Thumped 8-1 By Michigan Split Weekend Series Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Thumped 8-1 By Michigan Split Weekend Series
26 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Only 24 hours removed from a 3-2 defeat at the hands of the Nittany Lions, Michigan wasn't about to let their Big Ten opening series turn into a home sweep as the Wolverines won with ease Saturday night 8-1. [Read More]
Penn State Vs. Illinois Live Blog: Illinois Wins 16-14 Penn State Vs. Illinois Live Blog: Illinois Wins 16-14
26 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Stick to StateCollege.com for quarter by quarter updates, insight and stats as Penn State looks to find win No. 7 on the year. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Newbill Buzzer Beater Gives Nittany Lions 72-71 Victory Over Cornell Penn State Basketball: Newbill Buzzer Beater Gives Nittany Lions 72-71 Victory Over Cornell
26 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State finally tied the game with just under 5 minutes to go as both teams traded baskets back and forth. John Johnson's three-pointer with 4 seconds to play gave Penn State hope and that hope was all the Nittany Lions needed to steal the game. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lion Hold Off Michigan 3-2 Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lion Hold Off Michigan 3-2
26 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Michigan would cut the margin to only 1 with 17 minutes remaining in regulation but could not come up with the tying goal. The win moves Penn State to 7-2-2 on the year and 4-2 all-time against Michigan. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Previewing The Opponent: Illinois Penn State Football: Previewing The Opponent: Illinois
26 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
While Penn State hasn't been overly impressive at any point in the conference schedule on paper this game is Penn State's to lose. The Nittany Lions have the better defense, they have the better kicker and they have more weapons on offense. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Fall 106-97 To Charlotte In Double Overtime Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Fall 106-97 To Charlotte In Double Overtime
26 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State's men's basketball team falls short after a 17 point comeback bid in double overtime, losing in the first game of the Charleston Classic to go 2-1 on the season. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Rest, Nutrition And Taking It Easy All Part Of Surviving Long Season Penn State Football: Rest, Nutrition And Taking It Easy All Part Of Surviving Long Season
26 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"Instead of going from thud (tackling), where we're going from full speed and banging, you might go to a tag off, which is basically like two‑hand touch," coach James Franklin said earlier in the week."Then you might go, as the season goes on, you go to an actual jog‑through." [Read More]
StateCollege.Com Penn State Football Podcast: Illinois Edition StateCollege.Com Penn State Football Podcast: Illinois Edition
26 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
With Penn State now bowl eligible Ben thinks that could play a part in the regular season finale against Michigan State. Greg thinks Illinois doesn't stand a chance on Saturday even with an up and down Nittany Lion offense. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Offense Slowly Coming Into Focus For Program Penn State Basketball: Offense Slowly Coming Into Focus For Program
26 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"It's because of their willingness, to get on the floor and stay on the floor, to play hard on defense and rebound, and then you can get to the offensive side of the ball and really spread the ball and find open shots, uncontested shots." [Read More]
Penn State Football: McClean Latest To Decommit From 2015 Class Penn State Football: McClean Latest To Decommit From 2015 Class
26 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State recruiting took a hit on Tuesday. Four-star defensive tackle Adam McLean decommitted from Penn State last night according to his Twitter account. McLean is the second recruit to take his talents elsewhere in the past month. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Run Game Success A Group Effort Penn State Football: Run Game Success A Group Effort
26 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
It seems as though the Nittany Lions have finally figured out how to get the running game going. "To be honest with you, like I've said before, I don't really think it's Akeel Lynch," Franklin said on Tuesday. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Sign Five Man Recruiting Class Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Sign Five Man Recruiting Class
26 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State men’s hockey head coach Guy Gadowsky announced the latest future Nittany Lions to sign on the dotted line as members of a five-man recruiting class. The five signees will be on campus for the 2015-16 season. [Read More]
Penn State Football: James Franklin News Conference Updates Penn State Football: James Franklin News Conference Updates
27 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Follow along here for bullet point updates live from Beaver Stadium as StateCollege.com gets the latest from Franklin on the Fighting Illini and the Nittany Lions. [Read More]
Ben State Football: Hackenberg Struggles Require Patience More Than Criticism Ben State Football: Hackenberg Struggles Require Patience More Than Criticism
27 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
No one in State College is analyzed more under the lens of perfection than Christian Hackenberg. His incompletions are failures, his completions signs of impossibly high expectations coming that much closer to fruition. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Cruise To 73-54 Victory Over Fordham Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Cruise To 73-54 Victory Over Fordham
27 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State started slow on Sunday night but quickly overcame that slow start knocking off Fordham with relative ease en route to a 73-54 victory and 2-0 record to start the year. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Handing Out The Grades Following A 30-13 Victory Over Temple Penn State Football: Handing Out The Grades Following A 30-13 Victory Over Temple
27 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Handing out he grades following Penn State and Temple facing off inside a cold and windy Beaver Stadium this Saturday. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Upset No.4 UMass Lowell 4-1 Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Upset No.4 UMass Lowell 4-1
27 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Sophomore goaltender Eamon McAdam who played in his first game since Feb. 7, 2014 against then-No. 10 Michigan, made 24 saves to earn his first collegiate victory. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Bowling Again, Nittany Lions Reminder Of Why Team Is Motivation Enough Penn State Football: Bowling Again, Nittany Lions Reminder Of Why Team Is Motivation Enough
27 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"When I got here and finally the sanctions came, I was talking to Geno (Lewis) and said that even if we don't like it here we still have another year to transfer," Lynch said following Penn State's 30-13 win over Temple. "And after that year I stayed here, I just couldn't leave." [Read More]
Penn State Vs. Temple Live Blog: Final: Penn State Wins 30-13 Penn State Vs. Temple Live Blog: Final: Penn State Wins 30-13
27 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Check in here for quarter by quarter updates from Beaver Stadium as Penn State takes on the Owls looking for win No. 6 on the year. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Fall 5-3 To No.4 UMass-Lowell Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Fall 5-3 To No.4 UMass-Lowell
27 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
“You have to give UMass Lowell credit,” head coach Guy Gadowsky said after the game. “They out-worked us in our zone and deserved the victory. It will be nice to come back tomorrow night and get another chance.” [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Show Depth In 61-48 Season Opening Victory Over Morgan State Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Show Depth In 61-48 Season Opening Victory Over Morgan State
27 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Despite trailing early in the game by as many as 8, Penn State would never lead by fewer than 10 points in the games' final 13:50 after taking a 31-25 lead into the break. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Previewing The Opponent: Temple Penn State Football: Previewing The Opponent: Temple
27 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
It might not be pretty and it will almost certainly be cold, but at the end of the day on Saturday one of the two team will be headed towards postseason play. [Read More]
Penn State Football: 115 Stolen Tickets Not Valid For Penn State Vs. Temple Penn State Football: 115 Stolen Tickets Not Valid For Penn State Vs. Temple
27 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
If you buy a Penn State football ticket for this weekend's meeting with Temple from the secondary market, be careful which ones you buy. [Read More]
Penn State Football: James Franklin Radio Show Highlights Penn State Football: James Franklin Radio Show Highlights
27 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"I love a combination. I call them the Steagles. Which are the Eagles and the Steelers. I'm going to give a real political answer. I'm a hometown guy. I was a Sixers, Eagles, Flyers, Phillies guy." [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Set For First Big Test Of Season Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Set For First Big Test Of Season
27 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State hockey isn't a a program that has many years under its belt, but playing some of the biggest names in the game is far from a new experience. [Read More]
Penn State Football: StateCollege.Com Football Podcast: Temple Edition Penn State Football: StateCollege.Com Football Podcast: Temple Edition
27 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Ben and Greg both talk about John Donovan's season so far as offensive coordinator and what Bob Shoop has be able to do so far with the defense. That and much more in latest episode of the podcast. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Punting Success Found In The Basics Penn State Football: Punting Success Found In The Basics
27 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"Then what I'm hopeful for is once they build confidence in the games, that we can get back to directional punting, because I think that's in our best interest long‑term." [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Sign Historic Class With Top 100 Talent Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Sign Historic Class With Top 100 Talent
27 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State basketball is having a historic day today as head coach Patrick Chambers and his staff have landed the services of maybe the best recruiting class in program history. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Staying On Schedule Key For Struggling Offense Penn State Football: Staying On Schedule Key For Struggling Offense
27 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"I know that maybe isn't the sexy thing to do and the exciting thing to do, but in a lot of times, what we've been trying to do the last couple weeks is play great defense, find a way to make some plays on offense and special teams and play field position football." [Read More]
Penn State Football: James Franklin News Conference Bullet Points Penn State Football: James Franklin News Conference Bullet Points
28 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
James Franklin will speak to the media today at 12:45, follow along here for some notes and bullet points from his weekly news conference at Beaver Stadium. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Stevens Flips Commitment From Indiana To Penn State Penn State Football: Stevens Flips Commitment From Indiana To Penn State
28 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State is apparently coming away from Indiana with more than just a victory as dual-threat three-star quarterback Tommy Stevens flipped his commitment from Indiana to Penn State on Monday night. [Read More]
Ben State Football: Donovan Blame Shortsighted Ben State Football: Donovan Blame Shortsighted
28 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
As the law of conservation of energy states, "Energy can be neither created nor destroyed, but can change form," Donovan can't make something out of nothing, but he can change what it looks like. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Temple Game Set For Noon Kick Penn State Football: Temple Game Set For Noon Kick
28 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State’s Military Appreciation Day game against Temple has been set for a 12 p.m. ET kick the conference announced late Saturday night. The November 15 contest will air on ESPN2 [Read More]
Penn State Football: Handing Out The Grades Following A 13-7 Victory Over Indiana Penn State Football: Handing Out The Grades Following A 13-7 Victory Over Indiana
28 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State won for the first time in a long time. It wasn't pretty, but it was a win. Handing out the grades after the fact. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Once Again, But Now In Victory, Shoop Shines Penn State Football: Once Again, But Now In Victory, Shoop Shines
28 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State defensive coordinator Bob Shoop has been a bright spot for the Nittany Lions despite an up and down season on offense. [Read More]
Penn State Vs. Indiana Live Blog: Penn State Wins 13-7 Penn State Vs. Indiana Live Blog: Penn State Wins 13-7
28 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
It's coming down to crunch time for Penn State football and its bid to make a bowl game for the first time in the post-sanction era. With only four games remaining in the regular season, the Nittany Lions must win at least two more games to become bowl eligible. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Franklin Gives Latest On Keiser Hospitalization Penn State Football: Franklin Gives Latest On Keiser Hospitalization
28 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"We saw his wife, and his mom and dad, and the unbelievable doctors at Penn State," Franklin said on his radio show Thursday evening. "It was awesome to see him." [Read More]
Penn State Football: Previewing The Opponent: Indiana Penn State Football: Previewing The Opponent: Indiana
28 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
This game comes down to who makes the least mistakes in a game against two teams pretty proficient in making them. Penn State probably has the better players and that should be all it takes to win an ugly one. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Gattis Pleased With Receiver Progression This Season Penn State Football: Gattis Pleased With Receiver Progression This Season
28 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
'If you start off hot (like we did), people are going to try and gameplan against you and show different things to keep the plays in front of them. I think we still have one of the best passing offenses in the Big Ten' [Read More]
Penn State Football: Ficken Named Semifinalist For Groza Award Penn State Football: Ficken Named Semifinalist For Groza Award
28 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
The Lou Groza Collegiate Place-kicker Award was first presented in 1992 and is named in honor of Pro Football Hall of Famer Lou Groza, who played 21 seasons for the Cleveland Browns, and scored at least one point in 107 consecutive NFL games. [Read More]
Penn State Football: StateCollege.Com Football Podcast: Indiana Edition Penn State Football: StateCollege.Com Football Podcast: Indiana Edition
28 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Check in for the latest edition of the StateCollege.com Penn State football podcast as Greg and Ben break down the latest Nittany Lion news. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Coleman The Latest Test For Nittany Lion Defense Penn State Football: Coleman The Latest Test For Nittany Lion Defense
28 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
“He’s a really explosive back, one-cut kind of guy that makes a big impact on the field when he gets the ball,” defensive tackle Anthony Zettel said. “It’s a big challenge for our defense and we’re excited for it.” [Read More]
Penn State Football: For Franklin, Offensive Line Future A Waiting Game Penn State Football: For Franklin, Offensive Line Future A Waiting Game
28 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"Are there some exceptions to the rule? There is no doubt about it. We're willing to do the exception when we think it's the right thing to do." [Read More]
Penn State Football: Franklin And Hackenberg Insist Sideline Emotions No Big Deal Penn State Football: Franklin And Hackenberg Insist Sideline Emotions No Big Deal
28 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"That's just us being competitive," Hackenberg said following the loss to Maryland last weekend. "Both those guys I have a ton of respect for and both those guys I am extremely close with and you know, I trust both those guys with my life." [Read More]
Penn State Football: James Franklin New Conference Bullet Points Penn State Football: James Franklin New Conference Bullet Points
29 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State head coach James Franklin will speak to the media on Tuesday afternoon about the latest for the Nittany Lions and their upcoming meeting with Indiana. [Read More]
Penn State Football Has Second-Highest Graduation Rate in Big Ten Penn State Football Has Second-Highest Graduation Rate in Big Ten
29 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State's football team scored big when it comes to the Graduation Success Rate (GSR), ranking in the Top 15 nationally. In fact, Penn State is ranked fifth nationally among public FBS institutions. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Ficken Earns All-Conference Honors After Strong Performance Penn State Football: Ficken Earns All-Conference Honors After Strong Performance
29 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State senior placekicker Sam Ficken was selected the conference’s Special Teams Player of the Week for the second time this season and the fourth time in his career on Monday. [Read More]
Ben State Football: Sometimes Better Isn't Good Enough Ben State Football: Sometimes Better Isn't Good Enough
29 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
There is still an undeniable truth -- Penn State has improved since the season began. Even if the Nittany Lions' best overall game may have come against UCF, Penn State is a better team than it was when James Franklin got here. [Read More]
Penn State Football: As Losses Mount So Does Frustration Penn State Football: As Losses Mount So Does Frustration
29 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"I really can't explain it. It hurts," Quarterback Christian Hackenberg said following Penn State's fourth straight loss. "You want to dig guys out of it and you want to do it for everyone else, so that's what I'm going to continue to try to do. I'm going to try and get these guys rallied an [Read More]
Penn State Football: Handing Out The Grades Following 20-19 Loss To Maryland Penn State Football: Handing Out The Grades Following 20-19 Loss To Maryland
29 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
It's probably safe to assume that most Penn State fans won't want to think too long and hard about the Nittany Lions' 20-19 loss over Maryland on Saturday afternoon. A cold, windy day coupled with a poor offensive performance and a last minute loss -the fourth in a row for Penn State- doesn't le [Read More]
Penn State Football: Even In Loss Ficken Continues To Be Valuable Asset On And Off Field Penn State Football: Even In Loss Ficken Continues To Be Valuable Asset On And Off Field
29 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"In my mind, every kick is important," Ficken said. "So that's how I approach it out there. That comes from experience so being able to relax out there makes it easier. Obviously it builds a lot of character (to go through struggles) and it made me focus on my fundamentals. But to go through tha [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Late Surge Makes It Four Straight With 3-2 Victory Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Late Surge Makes It Four Straight With 3-2 Victory
29 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State scored twice in 16 seconds in the final three minutes of play to upend Bentley on Friday night. The Nittany Lions are now 5-1-2 on the year. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Smith Dishes Out Goods On Apke, Plan To Contain Maryland Attack Penn State Football: Smith Dishes Out Goods On Apke, Plan To Contain Maryland Attack
29 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"Troy is an extremely athletic kid. He is very explosive. He is very fast. He has very good size. He's also a bright kid. He's going to bring added athleticism to us," Smith said. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Previewing The Opponent: Maryland Edition Penn State Football: Previewing The Opponent: Maryland Edition
29 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State and Maryland hit the field for a contest that could determine how the final four games of the regular season go for the Nittany Lions. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Knock Off Bentley 3-2 Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Knock Off Bentley 3-2
29 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State improved to 4-1-2 on the year as the Nittany Lions upended Bentley on Thursday night 3-2 despite a late push to tie the game in front of a strong Pegula Ice Arena crowd. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Uplifting Athletes Breaks $1 Million Mark Penn State Football: Uplifting Athletes Breaks $1 Million Mark
29 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"We all work really hard on it," said Kline. "It's something we take a lot of pride in and really enjoy doing. It's a great opportunity for us to give back and the players get behind it. It's a huge testament to what we do here at Penn State and how seriously we take giving back to others." [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Looking For Consistency Against Bentley Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Looking For Consistency Against Bentley
29 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State hits the ice on Thursday night to face Bentley for the first of a two game series, the Nittany Lions will look to keep the consistency headed int he right direction. A win on Thursday night would give Penn State three straight wins after sweeping Holy Cross last weekend for the first ser [Read More]
StateCollege.Com Penn State Football Podcast: Maryland Edition StateCollege.Com Penn State Football Podcast: Maryland Edition
29 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Ben and Greg tackle all of the issues from the past week against Ohio State and dish out some thoughts on this weekend and a meeting with Maryland on deck for the Nittany Lions. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Lynch Ready To Take Over At No.2 Spot Penn State Football: Lynch Ready To Take Over At No.2 Spot
29 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"My preparation for this week or last week hasn't changed," he said, "It hasn't changed since the day I've got here. Now I've just got to be more focused on game days." [Read More]
Penn State Football: Hull Snubbed From Award List Despite Outstanding Season Penn State Football: Hull Snubbed From Award List Despite Outstanding Season
29 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"I don't know if I could find something that I would say in terms of his preparation and his demeanor that I would want more from. How he is in meetings, how he is out at practice, you know, his focus, his attention to detail, his work ethic, how coachable he is" [Read More]
Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Hoping Punting Woes Will End With Open Competition Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Hoping Punting Woes Will End With Open Competition
29 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"I think kicking, shooting hoops, things like that they tend to be streaky, especially when you're young and inexperienced you can be streaky." Franklin said. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Athletic Director Sandy Barbour Responds To Officiating Controversy Penn State Football: Athletic Director Sandy Barbour Responds To Officiating Controversy
29 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Both Coach Franklin and I were in touch with the Big Ten Conference office through the course of Sunday and Monday, and the conference clarified a number of the issues that arose out of Saturday's game. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Dieffenbach Prepares For Possible Weekend Return Penn State Football: Dieffenbach Prepares For Possible Weekend Return
30 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"Yeah, I wish I kind of had a clear answer for you," Franklin said when asked how much or if Dieffenbach would play. "You know, we're kind of still determining that ourselves, and I think you guys have heard me say this before, it's not just a physical aspect of it, it's the muscle memory of t [Read More]
Penn State Football: Ryan Keiser Suffers Season Ending Rib Fracture, Bowel Injury, Recovering From Surgery Penn State Football: Ryan Keiser Suffers Season Ending Rib Fracture, Bowel Injury, Recovering From Surgery
30 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State senior safety Ryan Keiser was ruled out for the remainder of the season on Monday afternoon and head coach James Franklin went into detail regarding the injury on Tuesday afternoon. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Nothing But Home For Nittany Lions Moving Forward Penn State Football: Nothing But Home For Nittany Lions Moving Forward
30 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State will play 8 of its next 11 regular season games at home. With a trip to Temple set to open the 2015 season, 9 of the next 11 games will be in the state. The only road games Penn State has to worry about are in Indiana and Illinois. Hardly the toughest and most stressful places to play. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Zwinak And Keiser To Miss Remainder Of Season With Injuries Penn State Football: Zwinak And Keiser To Miss Remainder Of Season With Injuries
30 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Senior safety Ryan Keiser and senior running back Zach Zwinak will miss the remainder of the season with injuries according to head coach James Franklin. [Read More]
Ben State Football: Best Case/Worst Case For Penn State's Remaining Schedule Ben State Football: Best Case/Worst Case For Penn State's Remaining Schedule
30 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Trying to predict the outcome of games is usually the quickest way to look stupid later -- just ask everyone who predicted how Penn State's meeting with Ohio State would go -- but predicting is also one of the great pastimes of sports. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Kick Times Set For Maryland And Indiana Games Penn State Football: Kick Times Set For Maryland And Indiana Games
30 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State will take on Maryland this weekend in Beaver Stadium at 12:00 PM according to the conference. The Nittany Lions will then travel to Indiana to face the Hoosiers on Nov. 8 for game also scheduled for a noon start. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Third Period Buries Holy Cross 7-1 Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Third Period Buries Holy Cross 7-1
30 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State hockey picked up its first series sweep in Pegula Ice Arena history with a 7-1 victory over Holy Cross. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Even In Defeat Nittany Lions Put Up Historic Defensive Effort Penn State Football: Even In Defeat Nittany Lions Put Up Historic Defensive Effort
30 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"There are no moral victories," Hull said. "But I think that we are heading into the right direction. I think that if we keep playing like this every week, with that same type of effort, we will be hard to beat." [Read More]
Penn State Football Handing Out The Grades Following Nittany Lions' Double Overtime Loss To Ohio State Penn State Football Handing Out The Grades Following Nittany Lions' Double Overtime Loss To Ohio State
30 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
It was a game that had everything. Mistakes, great plays, a comeback and eventual heartbreak for Penn State fans across the nation. For every big play that Ohio State had, Penn State somehow found a way to keep it close before eventually tying the game in the final seconds. Safe to say Saturday nigh [Read More]
Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Will Expected Loss Into Heartbreaker Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Will Expected Loss Into Heartbreaker
30 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"There are no moral victories at Penn State and there never will be," Franklin said before pausing. "But I’m proud of how they fought and stood together. With that, we’ll get where we want to go. We’ll get where the fans want us to go." [Read More]
Referee John O'Neill And Replay Official Tom Fiedler Talk Controversial Calls  Referee John O'Neill And Replay Official Tom Fiedler Talk Controversial Calls
30 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State head coach James Franklin wouldn't comment on the calls or explanations during his post game press conference, but a pool reporter caught up with referee John O'Neill and replay official Tom Fiedler after the game. [Read More]
Penn State vs. Ohio State Live Blog: Ohio State Wins In Double OT 31-24 Penn State vs. Ohio State Live Blog: Ohio State Wins In Double OT 31-24
30 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Follow along here for quarter-by-quarter updates from Beaver Stadium as the Nittany Lions look to pull off the upset against No. 12 Ohio State [Read More]
Penn State Football: First Chapter In Meyer/Franklin Saga Only The Start Of Bigger Things Penn State Football: First Chapter In Meyer/Franklin Saga Only The Start Of Bigger Things
30 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"I don't ever, ever worry about the conference. That's not my job. My job is to do everything in my power to make this the best program in the country on the field and off the field in the classroom." [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Win 3-1 Over Holy Cross Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Win 3-1 Over Holy Cross
30 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State scored a late goal in the third period to secure a 3-1 victory over Holy Cross in front of a sold out Pegula Ice Arena on Friday night. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Conlan To Be Honored During Penn State/Ohio State Game Penn State Football: Conlan To Be Honored During Penn State/Ohio State Game
30 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
“It’s a great honor to join all the former Penn State players and all the great players in the College Football Hall of Fame,” Conlan said. “It's very humbling. The list of nominees was such a distinguished group.” [Read More]
Penn State Football: Previewing The Opponent: Ohio State Penn State Football: Previewing The Opponent: Ohio State
30 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
It will be a tough task for Penn State who enters the game on a two game losing streak and facing the best team it has seen all year. A White Out crowd might keep things interesting but it's hard to imagine a Nittany Lion victory. Even so, the game isn't played on paper. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Franklin Exploring Option Of Once A Year Throwback Uniforms Penn State Football: Franklin Exploring Option Of Once A Year Throwback Uniforms
30 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"I love it -- for other people," Franklin said about the every changing uniforms across college football. "I really do. I think it's cool, unique, a way for them to differentiate themselves. We don't need to do that because we have an iconic uniform." [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Hoping For Complete Games During Weekend Series Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Hoping For Complete Games During Weekend Series
30 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
“I think that’s kind of been our Achilles’ heel ever since I’ve been here,” forward David Goodwin said. “We feel like we played well at the beginning of both of those games, it’s just those little mistakes that keep on seeming to creep up on us at the end of games. They just bit us in [Read More]
Penn State Football: After Change Of Plans OC Donovan Back On Sideline Penn State Football: After Change Of Plans OC Donovan Back On Sideline
30 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
“John Donovan will probably be on the sideline on Saturday,” Franklin said Wednesday, correcting himself after stating otherwise on Tuesday. “We had a bunch of conversations today. You guys asked me that earlier in the week, and I said he'd be in the booth. That's probably changed now. So I [Read More]
Penn State Football: StateCollege.Com Football Podcast: Ohio State Edition Penn State Football: StateCollege.Com Football Podcast: Ohio State Edition
30 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Greg says this weekend might be the biggest recruiting weekend for James Franklin's career. Ben thinks that Penn State has a chance if the Nittany Lions score first. That and much more on the Ohio State edition of the podcast. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Hackenberg Pleased With Result Of Players-Only Meeting Penn State Football: Hackenberg Pleased With Result Of Players-Only Meeting
30 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"A lot of us had to get some things off our chest and we did," quarterback Christian Hackenberg said. "That was good. It was establishing the expectations again and making sure we're doing everything we can in that field to get the job done." [Read More]
Penn State Football: Franklin Hoping Less Is More With Offense Penn State Football: Franklin Hoping Less Is More With Offense
30 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"One of the other things we talked about, a lot of times as coaches you keep trying to help your guys by doing more and coming up with different schemes and I would make the argument and we have made the argument as a staff that less is more. Let's get good at things that we can hang our hat on a [Read More]
Penn State Football: Players Only Meeting Reminds Nittany Lions Of Tougher Times Penn State Football: Players Only Meeting Reminds Nittany Lions Of Tougher Times
30 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"During the bye week we had some guys‑‑ we had a team meeting with just the team and basically just come together and say, hey, listen, we got to get the things we need to do right and come together as a family and, you know, we've been through this before and we can get through anything ... [Read More]
Penn State Football: As Franklin Talks Expectations, What Fans Can Learn From Just Down The Street Penn State Football: As Franklin Talks Expectations, What Fans Can Learn From Just Down The Street
31 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"At the end of the year we'll look back and we'll look at that and see where we're at, but right now we're focused on Ohio State," Franklin said on Tuesday at his weekly press conference when asked about reasonable expectations. [Read More]
Penn State Football: James Franklin Press Conference Updates Penn State Football: James Franklin Press Conference Updates
31 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
James Franklin talks Ohio State week to the media at his weekly Tuesday press conference. [Read More]
Penn State Football: 800 Plus Set Up Shop Outside Beaver Stadium Penn State Football: 800 Plus Set Up Shop Outside Beaver Stadium
31 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
The rain fell as a light drizzle but that didn't stop the tents from going up outside Beaver Stadium Gate A as over 800 students signed up to be a part of the week long campout for the Ohio State game this Saturday. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Johnson Looking Forward To Return Penn State Football: Johnson Looking Forward To Return
31 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
“You don't know until you get there, to be honest with you. I know a lot of my family is coming in and a lot of my friends are coming in. It's exciting to be able to go back to somewhere you spent 18 years at. But I don't think I'm gonna have that much emotion that I'm gonna show it going int [Read More]
Ben State Football: Penn State Owes Three Coaches A Public Thank You, One Set To Return Saturday Ben State Football: Penn State Owes Three Coaches A Public Thank You, One Set To Return Saturday
31 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State hasn't had many chances to thank former coaches, and it will get just that kind of chance this weekend when Larry Johnson Sr comes back to town. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Defense Continues To Shine As Season Rolls Along Penn State Football: Defense Continues To Shine As Season Rolls Along
31 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"I think we've played pretty well," defensive coordinator Bob Shoop said this week. "Obviously, we are 4-2. In four weeks, we have done enough to win the game. In two weeks, we haven't done enough to win the game. At the midpoint to say you are No. 1 in the Big Ten in total defense, run defense [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Come Up Short 4-3 To Alaska Anchorage Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Come Up Short 4-3 To Alaska Anchorage
31 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Up 3-2 with six minutes left in the game, the Nittany Lions had a turnover that allowed UAA to rush in unimpeded and beat Skoff to his stick side to tie the score at three apiece with 5:57 to go. Just 27 seconds later, a two-on-one allowed Vieth free passage to the net and to score the game-winner. [Read More]
With Penn State On A Bye Week, Five Can't-Miss Games This Weekend With Penn State On A Bye Week, Five Can't-Miss Games This Weekend
31 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Assuming you don't intend on doing something productive with all that free time there are lots of games of note to watch that are worth your time. Really only two pertain to Penn State directly, but if you're going to watch football on Saturday, here are five games to keep in mind. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Tie 3-3 In Alaskan Opener Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Tie 3-3 In Alaskan Opener
31 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State couldn't hang on to a two-goals lead and had to settle for a 3-3 tie with Alaska Anchorage at the Brice Alaska Goal Rush Friday night at the Carlson Center. [Read More]
Penn State Football:Franklin Headed East For Recruiting Weekend Penn State Football:Franklin Headed East For Recruiting Weekend
31 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
“You might get your numbers back on the offensive line next year, but they’re still going to be almost all freshmen and sophomore, maybe a few juniors,” Franklin said. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Top Rated Defensive Tackle Tim Settle To Visit Happy Valley Next Weekend Penn State Football: Top Rated Defensive Tackle Tim Settle To Visit Happy Valley Next Weekend
31 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Things are looking up yet again for a Top 10 Nittany Lion class as five-star defensive tackle Tim Settle announced on Twitter that he plans to take an unofficial visit to Penn State next weekend for the primetime Ohio State game. [Read More]
Penn State Football: James Franklin Radio Show Highlights Penn State Football: James Franklin Radio Show Highlights
31 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"The scores? I think so. to fans, conference games are important. We try to keep our approach the same. I don't think there's any doubt that everyone steps up a notch for conference games. I think, except for us and Rutgers and Maryland, everybody kind of gets to know each other, know their perso [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Set For Alaskan Weekend Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Set For Alaskan Weekend
31 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
“I kind of was just focusing on making sure they were being professionals about it,” said Bailey, a native of Anchorage who is expecting dozens of tickets to be held in his name when he travels to his home state. “We don’t need to look for an excuse to play bad over the weekend.” [Read More]
Penn State Football: As Season Moves Along, Franklin Navigates Company Policy And Fan Expectations Penn State Football: As Season Moves Along, Franklin Navigates Company Policy And Fan Expectations
31 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
“I've read less the last two weeks, I'll admit that,” Franklin said smiling after practice on Wednesday. Franklin a self-professed reader of all things Penn State, cutting back on his literary intake after two losses. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Dieffenbach's Return Closes In As Senior Practices Penn State Football: Dieffenbach's Return Closes In As Senior Practices
31 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
“I think we’re close,” coach James Franklin said. “You guys have all seen he wasn’t out at practice and when you come on Wednesdays and then he started coming out at practice and doing more and more. I think he’s getting closer every single day. You’d love to see him this week, but I d [Read More]
Penn State Football: New Bye Week, Same Focus For Nittany Lions Penn State Football: New Bye Week, Same Focus For Nittany Lions
31 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
We are 4-2 right now and there’s a lot of teams across the country that would love to be 4-2," Franklin said earlier this week. "I think last year at this same point, they were 4-2. We knew there were going to be some challenges and issues going into this season. I couldn’t be more positive o [Read More]
Penn State Football: Season Ticket Prices To Stay The Same In 2015, Parking Prices Increase Penn State Football: Season Ticket Prices To Stay The Same In 2015, Parking Prices Increase
31 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Good news for Penn State football fans. Season ticket prices will not increase next season according to the university. But if you're looking to park at the stadium those price will increase just a little this upcoming season. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Breaking Down The Scholarship Situation Penn State Football: Breaking Down The Scholarship Situation
31 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Heading into this season Penn State was permitted to have 75 players on scholarship for 2014-15 academic year. That is an increase from the original sanctions which saw Penn State down in the range of 62-65 scholarship players in 2013. Teams not under NCAA sanctions are permitted to operate with up [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: As Nittany Lions Enter 2014-15 Season, Leadership And Communication Improves Penn State Basketball: As Nittany Lions Enter 2014-15 Season, Leadership And Communication Improves
31 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"I’m demanding, I’m intense," head coach Pat Chambers said on Tuesday. "But also, you pick and choose your spots. I think after three years of incredible experience, it’s an old cliché, there’s a lot to be learned from failure. I’ve learned so much over these last three years ..." [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Patrick Chambers Press Conference Bullet Points Penn State Basketball: Patrick Chambers Press Conference Bullet Points
32 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Follow along here for updates and key points from Pat Chambers and Penn State basketball media day. [Read More]
Penn State Football: MythBusters Returns After A 18-13 Loss To Michigan Penn State Football: MythBusters Returns After A 18-13 Loss To Michigan
32 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Taking on some myths after Penn State walked away from its meeting with Michigan with a 4-2 record on the year. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Jesse James Named to Award Watch List Penn State Football: Jesse James Named to Award Watch List
32 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
James has started all six games this season bringing his streak for consecutive starts to 18 contests over the past two seasons. The 6-7, 271-pound James is tied for third on the team with 18 receptions, good for 203 yards (11.3 avg.). [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Receive Ranking Votes For First Time Ever Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Receive Ranking Votes For First Time Ever
32 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State opened the 2014-15 season 1-0-1 against the newly minted Hockey East, UConn Huskies tying the season opener 2-2 and winning a Saturday afternoon contest 7-1 to start the year off on the right skate. [Read More]
Ben State Football: Fair Or Not, Franklin And Hackenberg Under Fans' Microscope Ben State Football: Fair Or Not, Franklin And Hackenberg Under Fans' Microscope
32 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
There might have been a moment we haven't seen, but it's hard to think of a time in his short tenure at Penn State that James Franklin has looked more unhappy than he did following the Nittany Lions' 18-13 loss to Michigan. [Read More]
Penn State Football: New Problems Mount As Nittany Lions Tackle Old Ones Penn State Football: New Problems Mount As Nittany Lions Tackle Old Ones
32 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"It was the way the whole week worked out with practice and some other things based on film and things we've been evaluating all year long. There were a lot of factors that went into it. Not one specific reason." Franklin would say. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Handing Out The Grades Following Penn State's 18-13 Loss To Michigan Penn State Football: Handing Out The Grades Following Penn State's 18-13 Loss To Michigan
32 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State was done in on Saturday night by poor decisions and poor execution once again while the Wolverines made just enough plays to come away with their first win after losing three games. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Small Room For Error Negates Positives In Loss To Michigan Penn State Football: Small Room For Error Negates Positives In Loss To Michigan
32 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"I think the margin for error is small." Penn State coach James Franklin said after the game in a room equally as small. "That when you have 62 recruited scholarship players, the margin of error is small. But the margin for error is small for a lot of teams in college football. We have to find a [Read More]
Penn State/Michigan Live Blog: Final: Michigan Wins 18-13 Penn State/Michigan Live Blog: Final: Michigan Wins 18-13
32 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Follow along here as StateCollege.com gives you insight and analysis live from Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor. Quarter-by-quarter updates will be posted at the conclusion of each quarter as well as facts and figures along the way. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Execution Key As Season Progresses Penn State Football: Execution Key As Season Progresses
32 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"I think we're still searching and I think it'll come soon," Hackenberg said. "We're really starting to work hard. It goes back to practice. We're continuing to prove our practice habits and it's going to help our execution and help with whatever we're tasked to do." [Read More]
Penn State Football: Process Continues For Hand And Offensive Line Penn State Football: Process Continues For Hand And Offensive Line
32 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"We don't temper our expectations and our standards. We have a standard that we want to play at as a unit because we know the standards that are here at Penn State. We are working hard to achieve those." [Read More]
Penn State Football: Previewing The Opponent: Michigan Penn State Football: Previewing The Opponent: Michigan
32 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Things haven't been going so well for the Wolverines this year, and while Penn State might still be 4-1 the season's only loss brought with it plenty of issues the Nittany Lions will need to fix. [Read More]
Penn State Football: James Franklin Radio Show Highlights Penn State Football: James Franklin Radio Show Highlights
32 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"We try to keep the routine consistent as we possibly can. I understand it's a night game, great atmosphere, Michigan and all those types of things but we try not to change our approach. We just try to keep our routine same as we possibly can. We have the noise going like crazy in practice." [Read More]
Penn State Football: New Shirt Lets Fans Support Devon Still And Daughter's Battle With Cancer Penn State Football: New Shirt Lets Fans Support Devon Still And Daughter's Battle With Cancer
32 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Devon Still, a 2012 second-round pick of the Cincinnati Bengals, who wore No. 71 at Penn State, wants to help other families in a similar situation and support the hospital where Leah is receiving her treatment. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Set To Open Season Friday Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Set To Open Season Friday
32 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
“This is the first year we have that continuity," Gadowsky said. "We know where we are. We know who we're starting with. Although there are three unknowns (in freshman), the basic core of the team is the same. As a team maturity, we’re way ahead.” [Read More]
Penn State Football: StateCollege.Com Football Podcast: Michigan Edition Penn State Football: StateCollege.Com Football Podcast: Michigan Edition
32 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Ben and Greg answer some tough questions about an even tougher game to predict as Penn State and Michigan get set to face-off in Ann Arbor. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Franklin Testifies In Vanderbilt Rape Case
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Penn State Football: Franklin Testifies In Vanderbilt Rape Case
32 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
" ... I said to them is that I can't talk to you about the case, you better take this very seriously, you should tell your parents and you should be honest because you'll be dealing with the consequences of this for the rest of your life." [Read More]
Penn State Football: Trio Of Nittany Lions Looking Forward To Homecoming Against Michigan Penn State Football: Trio Of Nittany Lions Looking Forward To Homecoming Against Michigan
32 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
By a stroke of luck and a little help from conference expansion, Penn State has played Michigan in State College over the span of three of the last four meetings. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Even With Green Out For Michigan, Franklin Sees Plenty Of Threats Penn State Football: Even With Green Out For Michigan, Franklin Sees Plenty Of Threats
32 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"It's not like you're in a situation where it was just one guy playing," Franklin said on Tuesday. "Most people rotate their tailbacks, so you've had a chance to see them and evaluate them. I mean, the guy that we're expecting to be playing, No. 4, De'Veon Smith, he's averaging six yards a [Read More]
Penn State Football: 4-Star Wimbush Decommits, Franklin Talks Recruiting Process Penn State Football: 4-Star Wimbush Decommits, Franklin Talks Recruiting Process
33 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Wimbush took an official visit to Notre Dame over the weekend while McClean simply announced his intentions to take all five of the official visits allotted by NCAA rules. An official visit allows programs to roll out the red carpet for a recruit as they try and land his services down the road. [Read More]
Penn State Football: James Franklin Press Conference Updates Penn State Football: James Franklin Press Conference Updates
33 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
The bye week is over and that means it's back to football for James Franklin and his staff. With Michigan on the horizon there isn't any time to lose as the Nittany Lions prep for a big primetime showdown in Ann Arbor and the chance to go 5-1 on the year. With the Wolverines coming off of a third [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: As The Nittany Lions Start Practice, Five Things To Know Penn State Basketball: As The Nittany Lions Start Practice, Five Things To Know
33 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
The wait is over. Penn State's basketball team will hold its first practice of the 2014 season on Tuesday in preparation for a Nov. 14 opener against Morgan State at the Bryce Jordan Center. [Read More]
Ben State Football: For First Time In Long Time, Penn State Not The Headline Maker Ben State Football: For First Time In Long Time, Penn State Not The Headline Maker
33 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"Firsts" have been a big buzzword for Penn State fans. The first game in the post-Paterno era, the first win under Bill O'Brien, the first loss under James Franklin, the first recruiting class while the program was sanctioned. But this weekend Penn State will travel to a different kind of first. [Read More]
Penn State Athletics To Provide $500,000-$750,000 Annually For Enhanced Nutritional Options For Student-Athletes Penn State Athletics To Provide $500,000-$750,000 Annually For Enhanced Nutritional Options For Student-Athletes
33 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State will commit between $500,000-$750,000 annually towards this new nutritional benefit, allowing each of Penn State’s teams access to an even healthier and sport-specific set of nutritional choices. [Read More]
Penn State Football: What We Learned, Midseason Review Penn State Football: What We Learned, Midseason Review
33 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State fans have seen a lot of football now that the season is five weeks old. What have we learned so far? [Read More]
Penn State Football: Even Missing Out On Whitehead, Nittany Lions Claim Top Five In-State Prospects Penn State Football: Even Missing Out On Whitehead, Nittany Lions Claim Top Five In-State Prospects
33 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Whitehead comes in at No.3 in the state according to the 247 Network composite rankings which average out rankings between all major recruiting networks. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Nittany Lion Fans All Across The Mideast According To New York Times Study Penn State Football: Nittany Lion Fans All Across The Mideast According To New York Times Study
33 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
As far as the rest of the state, it's Nittany Lion county with majority fan base strongholds dipping into New Jersey as well. Penn State holds a strong --but not majority-- presence in border counties of Ohio, New York, Maryland and Virginia, West Virginia. [Read More]
Penn State Athletics: Nittany Lions Take Part In Day Of Caring
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Penn State Athletics: Nittany Lions Take Part In Day Of Caring
33 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
The 21st Annual Col. Gerald Russell Day of Caring, sponsored by the Centre County United Way, saw members of the Penn State men’s basketball and football teams will be working in the community Thursday. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Sanderson Stops By To Speak To Team Penn State Football: Sanderson Stops By To Speak To Team
33 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"Cael I think is like 220, but it's like 18 percent body fat," Franklin said. "I think Huff's like 240 with like 42 percent body fat. Just different stages of life." [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Finish Off Yoke Zone Challenge
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Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Finish Off Yoke Zone Challenge
33 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
College basketball teams can start practice on Friday, Oct. 3. and the Nittany Lions are scheduled to begin their 30 preseason practices on Tuesday, Oct. 7. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Franklin Admits Realities As Bye Week Continues Penn State Football: Franklin Admits Realities As Bye Week Continues
33 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
If you look at our scholarship board, we only have one offensive tackle, on scholarship, in three classes. So you have a senior and freshmen, that’s it. Some of these problems, you won’t solve in a week. I think our guys are doing awesome. They’re playing hard and they’re great kids, but it [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Prepare As Season Approaches Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Prepare As Season Approaches
33 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"We're still at that point that we have a long way to go and we’re really really focused on the process," he said. "We have to improve all over. The focus is very much on the process and we have a very good vision not to determine our improvement through wins and losses." [Read More]
Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Enter Much Needed Bye Week Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Enter Much Needed Bye Week
34 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"I think everyone's done a good job of handling last week's game," Hull said Tuesday. "We came in on Sunday and kind of pushed the reset button. We're ready to work out our kinks during the bye week." [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Miss Out On Alston, But 2015 Class Still Strong Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Miss Out On Alston, But 2015 Class Still Strong
34 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Wearing his father's uniform and smiling ear to ear 4-star guard and Philadelphia product Levan Alston made his official announcement, verbally committing to Temple University early Tuesday morning. [Read More]
Ben State Football: Busting Myths After A Not So Happy Weekend In Happy Valley Ben State Football: Busting Myths After A Not So Happy Weekend In Happy Valley
34 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
For the first time this season we're in for some MythBusters. Breaking down real solutions and conclusions offered up by Penn State fans across the Internet. Some are more valid than others. [Read More]
Penn State Football: No Worries Following Belton And Hackenberg Confrontation Penn State Football: No Worries Following Belton And Hackenberg Confrontation
34 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"I think that that's exactly what it was," Hackenberg said of the emotions. "Bill and I expect the best out of each other and that's why I love having him as a teammate and I think that's just one of those things that' fine and there is nothing being held against that. Again that's just the [Read More]
Penn State Football: Handing Out The Grades Following Penn State's Loss To Northwestern Penn State Football: Handing Out The Grades Following Penn State's Loss To Northwestern
34 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Nothing about Penn State's loss to Northwestern was pretty, not even how Northwestern went about scoring 29 was all that fun to watch. For Penn State there was far more bad than good but that doesn't mean there aren't worthwhile facts and figures to review. So without further ado, here are the gr [Read More]
Penn State Defeat Not A Shock, Simply The Sum Of All Fears Penn State Defeat Not A Shock, Simply The Sum Of All Fears
34 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"Let’s be honest, we haven’t played pretty all year long and it caught up to us today against a good, solid, well-coached, hard-nosed team." [Read More]
Penn State/Northwestern Live Blog: Fourth Quarter: Northwestern Wins 29-6 Penn State/Northwestern Live Blog: Fourth Quarter: Northwestern Wins 29-6
34 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Looking to go 5-0 for the first time since 2008 and the 9th time since 1990, Penn State will host Northwestern for the annual Homecoming game in front of what should be a nearly packed Beaver Stadium on a perfect Saturday afternoon. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Keen Named Penn State Assistant Athletic Director for Marketing Penn State Football: Keen Named Penn State Assistant Athletic Director for Marketing
34 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
At Penn State Keen will oversee the marketing and promotions for Penn State athletics and its 31-sport athletic program. More specifically, Keen will work closely with Penn State football coach James Franklin and his program in a variety of areas, including ticketing, branding and gameday fan experi [Read More]
Penn State Football: Previewing The Opponent: Northwestern Edition Penn State Football: Previewing The Opponent: Northwestern Edition
34 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Looking to go 5-0 for the first time since 2008 and the 9th time since 1990, Penn State enters Saturday's contest against Northwestern with plenty of forward momentum. The Wildcats on the other hand have won only 2 out of their last 9 games dating back to the 2013 season and have continued to strug [Read More]
Penn State Football: James Franklin Radio Show Highlights Penn State Football: James Franklin Radio Show Highlights
34 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State coach James Franklin talks on his weekly radio show as the Nittany Lions prepare to face Northwestern on Homecoming weekend. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Take On The Second Round Of The Yoke Zone Challenge
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Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Take On The Second Round Of The Yoke Zone Challenge
34 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State basketball draws closer and closer to the start of the 2014 basketball season and with that it means more and more conditioning. With that comes an in-house Yoke Zone Challenge which looks like just the worst way to start a morning. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Ficken Candidate For Multiple Academic Awards Penn State Football: Ficken Candidate For Multiple Academic Awards
34 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State senior placekicker Sam Ficken is among the candidates for the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame’s Scholar-Athlete Fellowship and the prestigious William V. Campbell Trophy, presented by Fidelity Investments, to the nation’s premier college football student-athlete. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Coaches Set To Wear Patch To Raise Awareness For Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy  Penn State Football: Coaches Set To Wear Patch To Raise Awareness For Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
34 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State and Northwestern coaching staffs will join a nationwide movement this weekend wearing a special arm patch to raise awareness of Duchenne muscular dystrophy. [Read More]
Penn State Football: StateCollege.Com Penn State Football Podcast: Northwestern Edition Penn State Football: StateCollege.Com Penn State Football Podcast: Northwestern Edition
34 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Ben and Greg preview this weekend and the chances that Penn State ends the first third of the season having gone 5-0. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Gadowsky Big Ten Media Day Q&A Penn State Hockey: Gadowsky Big Ten Media Day Q&A
34 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State is set to start its second full season of Division I play in the Big Ten in less than a month and that means Big Ten Hockey media day had plenty of questions for head coach Guy Gadowsky. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Nelson Says Line Not Satisfied After Dominating Performance Penn State Football: Nelson Says Line Not Satisfied After Dominating Performance
34 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"I think there's been a ton of improvement," Freshman tackle Andrew Nelson said earlier this week. "A lot of the offensive line is communication and executing together, and I think we were kind of struggling in the beginning to communicate not only amongst ourselves but with the tight ends, the [Read More]
Penn State Football: Franklin Doesn't See Youth As Obstacle Penn State Football: Franklin Doesn't See Youth As Obstacle
34 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"I don't know if it changes a whole lot," Franklin said of having to coach a young team. "Because where I think that you make mistakes as well is you start to get a little bit ‑‑ maybe you have a veteran team and you start saying, 'well, we don't have to do these things ...' [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Big Recruiting Weekend Ahead With Multiple Visits Planned Penn State Basketball: Big Recruiting Weekend Ahead With Multiple Visits Planned
35 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State basketball has an important recruiting weekend coming up as head coach Pat Chambers and his staff host a handful of future and potential Nittany Lions on official and unofficial visits. [Read More]
Penn State Football: James Franklin Press Conference Updates Penn State Football: James Franklin Press Conference Updates
35 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State is 4-0 on the year and will face Northwestern this weekend in the second game of the Big Ten slate for the Nittany Lions. This weekend is Homecoming for the Penn State faithful and should be a packed house for the Noon kick. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: TV Schedule To Feature Nittany Lions Eight Times On National Broadcasts Penn State Hockey: TV Schedule To Feature Nittany Lions Eight Times On National Broadcasts
35 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
The Nittany Lion men’s hockey team will have at least 11 games televised, including eight to a national audience on either BTN, ESPNU or ESPNews, during the 2014-15 season, the Big Ten Conference announced this week. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Franklin May Draw Close To His 107K This Weekend Penn State Football: Franklin May Draw Close To His 107K This Weekend
35 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
97,354 for Akron and an impressive crowd of 99,155 to see Penn State win a game against UMass it had basically won at the opening kick. The UMass game was in fact the largest non conference crowd since Penn State hosted Alabama in 2011. Penn State's new variable pricing program only helping people [Read More]
Ben State Football: Balancing The Blame Game With The Reality Checks
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Ben State Football: Balancing The Blame Game With The Reality Checks
35 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Figuring out who, or what to blame for any given issue is perhaps the hardest aspect of covering or even just following Penn State football. Finding the happy medium between critical analysis and the understanding that the chips are intentionally stacked against the Nittany Lions. Even in the "post [Read More]
Penn State Football: Watch The Nittany Lions Win Over UMass in Time Lapse Form
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Penn State Football: Watch The Nittany Lions Win Over UMass in Time Lapse Form
35 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State's 48-7 victory over UMass probably didn't feel like a blur to the Minutemen, but you can watch it all unfold from the StateCollege.com seat in the press box in just under 30 seconds. Unfortunately the lens of an iPhone isn't quite big enough to capture all of Beaver Stadium in a single [Read More]
Penn State Football: Hackenberg Self Adjusts After Bumpy Start Penn State Football: Hackenberg Self Adjusts After Bumpy Start
35 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"I think for me it was going back to what I needed to do. i was throwing off my back foot a little bit, seeing some things in my face, focusing on some things I really shouldn't have been focusing on and I just went back there and thought about it and then just started throwing the ball. Guys got [Read More]
Penn State Football: Handing Out The Grades Following 48-7 Victory Over UMass Penn State Football: Handing Out The Grades Following 48-7 Victory Over UMass
35 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State made quick work of UMass and here are the grades to prove it. [Read More]
Penn State Football: For The Nittany Lion Defense, It Takes 11 To Get To 198 Penn State Football: For The Nittany Lion Defense, It Takes 11 To Get To 198
35 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State has given up under 200 yards on the ground this season. The success? Thanks to the effort of all 11 players on the field. [Read More]
Penn State/UMass Live Blog:Penn State Wins 48-7 Penn State/UMass Live Blog:Penn State Wins 48-7
35 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State is looking to go 4-0 for the first time since 2008 with a win today in the first ever meeting between the Nittany Lions and UMass. Kick is scheduled for 4:00 PM with the Big Ten Network covering the action. [Read More]
Penn State Football: With Late Kick, Five Noon Games To Watch While You Tailgate Penn State Football: With Late Kick, Five Noon Games To Watch While You Tailgate
35 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
If you're watching from home or watching with a TV at your tailgate, here are five games worth checking out before it's Penn State's turn to hit the field. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Previewing The Opponent: UMass Penn State Football: Previewing The Opponent: UMass
35 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State sits at 3-0 on the year after two late game victories that have helped turn a season of question marks into a season of cautious optimism for the Nittany Lion faithful. That positive momentum should continue this week as Penn State takes on a struggling 0-3 UMass team coming off of a narr [Read More]
James Franklin Calls Radio Show As 'James From State College' After Getting Hung Up On James Franklin Calls Radio Show As 'James From State College' After Getting Hung Up On
35 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"I tried to call in but your producer hung up on me," Franklin said. "He says, 'how can we verify that it's you?' and I'm like, I can't give you my license over the phone." [Read More]
Penn State Football: James Franklin Radio Show Highlights Penn State Football: James Franklin Radio Show Highlights
35 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"I think that's the thing I've been most impressed is how they've handled everything; coaching changes, sanctions, academics. Going into that environment in Ireland wasn't an easy experience in terms of travel. Then to go on the road in an environment where those people, I don't think, like us [Read More]
Penn State Football: Hamilton A Star In Making After Delayed Start To Career Penn State Football: Hamilton A Star In Making After Delayed Start To Career
35 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"Kyle, he told me like the procedure that he went through, and he told me basically the time table on what maybe we could possibly go through and things like that. Unfortunately mine went a little longer than his did. At the same time it was him and Zach Zwinak, we both had wrist injuries in the pa [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Take Part In Week One Of Yoke Zone Challenge
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Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Take Part In Week One Of Yoke Zone Challenge
35 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State basketball is hard at work with some early, early morning workouts. Take a look behind the scenes of the first week of the Yoke Zone Challenge. [Read More]
StateCollege.Com Penn State Football Podcast: UMass Edition StateCollege.Com Penn State Football Podcast: UMass Edition
35 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
StateCollege.com's Ben Jones joins sports reporter Greg Pickel to break down last week's game between Penn State and Rutgers. Greg offers some inside information about where James Franklin might get his last four recruiting commitments. Also, what's riding on Saturday's game against UMass? [Read More]
Penn State Football: Franklin Looking To Tight Ends For Help In Running Game Penn State Football: Franklin Looking To Tight Ends For Help In Running Game
35 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"Everybody gets so caught up in catches and yards, but that really hasn't been our focus," Franklin said on Tuesday. "Our focus with them since the day we arrived on campus was their impact in the running game and that area still needs to improve. I think the offensive line hears a lot about wha [Read More]
Penn State Football: With Hectic Travel Over, Nittany Lions Face Long Stretch At Home Penn State Football: With Hectic Travel Over, Nittany Lions Face Long Stretch At Home
35 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
But I think the older you get, you realize that it's not always about the schemes. It's about chemistry; it's about morale -- is so important, and a big part of morale is making sure guys are well rested and healthy and fresh and that's physically, as well as mentally." [Read More]
Penn State Football: Red, Yellow, And Green Eligibility Under Franklin Penn State Football: Red, Yellow, And Green Eligibility Under Franklin
36 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"Bright eyed. I love bright eyed guys. What I mean by that are guys who are locked in, attentive, I don't like these sleepy eyed droopy slouching in their seats. We don't allow that and it's a big part of our recruiting as well. We want guys who have a real strong powerful body language. I think [Read More]
Penn State Football: James Franklin Press Conference Updates Penn State Football: James Franklin Press Conference Updates
36 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Coming off of a last minute 13-10 victory over Rutgers this past weekend Penn State will play two straight games at home after a whirlwind open to the 2014 season. Head coach James Franklin will take the podium at 12:40 to talk last week's contest and the week ahead for Penn State. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Hackenberg Can Eye Big Ten Season Record If Numbers Continue Penn State Football: Hackenberg Can Eye Big Ten Season Record If Numbers Continue
36 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
With three weeks under his belt this season, Hackenebrg has 1,082 yards to his name. That's good enough for sixth best in the nation -- making him the only Big Ten quarterback in the Top 10 (although Illinois' Wes Lunt comes in at No. 11). [Read More]
Ben State Football: As Sanction Era Draws To A Close Even 19-12 Looks Just Fine
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Ben State Football: As Sanction Era Draws To A Close Even 19-12 Looks Just Fine
36 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State has gone 19-12 since the last time Joe Paterno coached a game for the Nittany Lions. NCAA sanctions slammed the program like a ton of bricks shortly after that 10-7 victory over Illinois. The predictions that followed were all calling for the same future ... [Read More]
Penn State Football: Williams And Zettel Pick Up Weekly Honors Penn State Football: Williams And Zettel Pick Up Weekly Honors
36 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
It was a defensive effort for Penn State in last weekend's game against Rutgers and the Big Ten conference and Athlon Sports took notice -- honoring cornerback Trevor Williams and defensive tackle Anthony Zettel. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Four-Star Kelly Flips To Penn State After Receiving Offer Penn State Football: Four-Star Kelly Flips To Penn State After Receiving Offer
36 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
New Jersey native Daiquan Kelly finally received his coveted scholarship offer from Penn State this weekend and that was all it took for the 4-star prospect to verbally commit to the Nittany Lions according to his Twitter account. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Limit Mistakes And Make Plays In Second Half Of Victory Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Limit Mistakes And Make Plays In Second Half Of Victory
36 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"Two things," James Franklin said after the game of his team's second half. "We made less mistakes and we made more plays. I mean, how many of those receiver screens did we just drop? It may not seem like much but it gets you six yards. A few we had the corner and the sideline was wide open. We [Read More]
Penn State Football: Handing Out The Grades Following Nittany Lions' 13-10 Victory Over Rutgers Penn State Football: Handing Out The Grades Following Nittany Lions' 13-10 Victory Over Rutgers
36 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Handing out grades and standout player honors after Penn State's dramatic 13-10 victory over Rutgers on Saturday. [Read More]
Penn State Football: With 3:02 To Play, It Was 'Been There, Done That' For Nittany Lions Penn State Football: With 3:02 To Play, It Was 'Been There, Done That' For Nittany Lions
36 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"Each one presents different challenges and different guys being able to adapt to those challenges and step up and make a play. It's fun to be a part of. It's fun to watch." [Read More]
Penn State And Rutgers Live Blog: Penn State Wins 13-10 Penn State And Rutgers Live Blog: Penn State Wins 13-10
36 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Stay with StateCollege.com for quarter-by-quarter updates from Penn State and Rutgers facing off for the first Big Ten conference game of the 2014 season. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Future Nittany Lion Brandon Wimbush Puts Together An Unreal Performance Thursday Penn State Football: Future Nittany Lion Brandon Wimbush Puts Together An Unreal Performance Thursday
36 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Christian Hackenberg is the big man on campus right now, but 2015 commit and quarterback Brandon Wimbush might not be far behind as he exploded for video game type numbers on Thursday night on ESPNU. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Previewing The Opponent: Rutgers Penn State Football: Previewing The Opponent: Rutgers
36 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State and Rutgers will take the field this weekend in what could be a classic game. Here is everything you need to know about the Knights heading into the contest. [Read More]
Penn State Football: James Franklin Radio Show Highlights Heading Into Rutgers Game Penn State Football: James Franklin Radio Show Highlights Heading Into Rutgers Game
36 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"I think we've had a really good week. We've had two games now, good understanding of who we are. One of the things I've been proud of over the last four years is we've gotten better each week. We have strengths, we have weaknesses, but we're working real hard on our weaknesses and we're impr [Read More]
Penn State Football: Rahne Praises Hackenberg's Maturity And Performance So Far This Season Penn State Football: Rahne Praises Hackenberg's Maturity And Performance So Far This Season
36 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"I don't think anybody's harder on me than me in terms of coaching," Rahne said Thursday. "I do understand how it is. The one thing I'm not gonna do, and he wouldn't want me to do it, is that doesn't mean I give him a pass when he makes a mistake, even if he knows he made a mistake. He still [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Student Season Tickets Sell Out In Three Minutes Penn State Hockey: Student Season Tickets Sell Out In Three Minutes
36 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
“Penn State students comprise the most energized and passionate fan base in collegiate athletics,” said coach Guy Gadowsky. “We’re extremely appreciative of their continued support, along with the raucous atmosphere they help provide during games at Pegula Ice Arena. The coaches, staff and t [Read More]
StateCollege.Com Penn State Football Podcast Rutgers Edition StateCollege.Com Penn State Football Podcast Rutgers Edition
36 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
It's week two of the StateCollege.com Penn State football podcast as Ben Jones and Greg Pickel take on the previous week of action and preview Penn State's upcoming game against Rutgers. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Hackenberg Looking To Limit Mistakes This Weekend Penn State Football: Hackenberg Looking To Limit Mistakes This Weekend
36 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"Having done it in practice or the past, I get the feeling I can make that play again," Hackenberg said. "It's one of those things where you understand it's a very difficult play to make. You've got to fit the ball into a window the size of a mini-fridge. It's tough to do that consistently." [Read More]
Penn State Football: New Scoreboards Pass Eye Test But Fail In Actual Usage Penn State Football: New Scoreboards Pass Eye Test But Fail In Actual Usage
36 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Not everything was bad. The full screen shots of the field and players warming up showed real promise. The replays are crystal clear when they are shown. The NBC style entrance video for each starting player is fantastic. So it's obvious that there are plenty of ways to take advantage of the two bi [Read More]
Penn State Football: Franklin's Jab At Rutgers Subtle In Battle Of Proper Nouns Penn State Football: Franklin's Jab At Rutgers Subtle In Battle Of Proper Nouns
36 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"Second of all, I think we are a school in Pennsylvania, I think. So it just describes us. We are a school in Pennsylvania. So, no, I'm good about it. And again, I do, I really like Kyle and I think I have a good relationship with him. I do think this game from a regional perspective is good for [Read More]
Franklin Reminds All That Penn State Not Yet Bowl Eligible Franklin Reminds All That Penn State Not Yet Bowl Eligible
37 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"We're very very appreciative of the opportunity we have that the NCAA and Big Ten and Penn State administration worked so hard to make happen," Franklin said. "It's amazing how many people texted me and emailed me and said how it's awesome that we're bowl-eligible. Were not bowl-eligible. We [Read More]
Penn State Football: James Franklin Press Conference Live Updates Penn State Football: James Franklin Press Conference Live Updates
37 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Check back here for live updates from head coach James Franklin's first press conference since the news that the NCAA would reduce Penn State's sanctions. [Read More]
Penn State Students Rally Late Into The Night To Celebrate The Lifted Sanctions
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Penn State Students Rally Late Into The Night To Celebrate The Lifted Sanctions
37 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
With the energy on campus at an all-time high during what was the sanction era of Penn State football, it only continues to elevate the hype and excitement for Penn State's meeting with Rutgers this weekend. [Read More]
Penn State Football: UMass Kick Time Set Penn State Football: UMass Kick Time Set
37 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
The football game between Penn State and UMass will get underway inside Beaver Stadium at 4:00 p.m. on Sept. 20 the Big Ten conference announced on Monday. [Read More]
Reduction Of Sanctions The Right Move, But Not Because They Were Always Wrong
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Reduction Of Sanctions The Right Move, But Not Because They Were Always Wrong
37 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Certainly, there is an argument to be made that Penn State football had to pay somehow. That even though Sandusky's crimes were far, far removed from any NCAA rule or regulation that simply letting Penn State walk away would be nearly as egregious as those crimes. [Read More]
Ben State Football: History Is In Penn State's Favor, But Week 3 Might Be Biggest Meeting Yet Ben State Football: History Is In Penn State's Favor, But Week 3 Might Be Biggest Meeting Yet
37 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
The war of words, the common recruiting ground the boarders between states and the bad blood between programs. If you didn't know any better that might just sound an awful a lot like a rivalry. [Read More]
Penn State Football: James Heads South By Southeast Yet Again  Penn State Football: James Heads South By Southeast Yet Again
37 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"He's a very smart football player, he understands the game extremely well,'' Hackenberg said. "His football knowledge is through the roof. He's one of the those guys that you know you're on the same page with. You know that Jesse is going to be at the right spot at the right time, and that' [Read More]
Penn State Football: Handing Out The Grades Following Nittany Lions' 21-3 Victory Penn State Football: Handing Out The Grades Following Nittany Lions' 21-3 Victory
37 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
The Nittany Lions showed just about everything on Saturday, from flashes of greatness to miscues and mistakes. While Penn State's 21-3 victory improves the Nittany Lions to 2-0 on the season, it's hard to imagine that this game will list high on anyone's personal memory banks of great games playe [Read More]
Penn State/Akron Blog: Penn State Wins 21-3 Penn State/Akron Blog: Penn State Wins 21-3
37 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Follow along for quarter by quarter updates live from inside Beaver Stadium [Read More]
Penn State Football: Previewing The Opponent: Akron Penn State Football: Previewing The Opponent: Akron
37 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Somehow it's already Week 2 of the 2014 college football season. For Penn State that means a return trip to the friendly confines of Beaver Stadium after a road victory against UCF in Dublin, Ireland. The opponent of the week, the Akron Zips a 1-0 team in their own right after a 41-0 victory over H [Read More]
Penn State Football: James Franklin Delivers Pizza To Nittanyville Following Radio Show
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Penn State Football: James Franklin Delivers Pizza To Nittanyville Following Radio Show
37 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"I've been very impressed with Akron. They've got a veteran staff. They've got a real athletic team. The defense is undersized but they run as well as anybody I've ever seen. This is a team that expects to win. They're not going to be intimidated coming into this venue. Their QB is playing at [Read More]
Penn State Football: Nittanyville Set And Ready For Akron
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Penn State Football: Nittanyville Set And Ready For Akron
37 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
This week might have been a modest turnout compared to what fans will see in the thick of Big Ten season, but is yet another sign Penn State football is only days away from its home opener. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Pry Hands Out Passing Grades To Linebackers After Week One Penn State Football: Pry Hands Out Passing Grades To Linebackers After Week One
37 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"There's ways guy can be productive, there's ways guys can hurt your success as a unit," Pry said, "So we reward guys for the positive plays, we kind of keep it neutral if they do their job, which is what we expect, but there's nothing spectacular, and then if there's issues on the play, we' [Read More]
StateCollege.Com Penn State Football Podcast Akron Edition StateCollege.Com Penn State Football Podcast Akron Edition
37 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Ben and Greg take on Penn State and UCF as well as the upcoming contest against Akron. We also have a quick recruiting update. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Nittany Lions To Face Army In 2015 Penn State Football: Nittany Lions To Face Army In 2015
37 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State's 2015 schedule is now complete as Penn State Athletic Director Sandy Barbour announced today that Army will visit Beaver Stadium next season on October 3. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Inch Closer To First Ranking In Sanction Era Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Inch Closer To First Ranking In Sanction Era
37 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"All our attention and all our energy is spent on how do we create our best Penn State team that we possibly can both on and off the field; and then also preparing for Akron and understanding what their tendencies are and strengths and weaknesses." [Read More]
Penn State Football: Slim Victory Has Franklin Looking For Improvements In Key Areas Penn State Football: Slim Victory Has Franklin Looking For Improvements In Key Areas
37 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"Number one, we lost the turnover battle and we lost the penalty battle, which they are two things that are going to be a major point of emphasis for us this week," Franklin said Tuesday. "75-percent of college football teams will beat themselves with those two statistics. We want to get those th [Read More]
Penn State Football: James Franklin News Conference Updates Penn State Football: James Franklin News Conference Updates
38 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Check in here live for updates from the James Franklin press conference. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Ficken And Hamilton Pick Up Conference Honors Penn State Football: Ficken And Hamilton Pick Up Conference Honors
38 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
It has been quite the week for Penn State football and the positive news keeps on coming as kicker Sam Ficken and wide receiver DaeSean Hamilton earned Big Ten Football Player of the Week honors after career performances during Saturday’s 26-24 victory over Central Florida. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Receivers Start Off Post Robinson Era Just Fine Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Receivers Start Off Post Robinson Era Just Fine
38 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"I think DaeSean just came out and made plays. He got open. He did what he had to do, just like the other guys. Geno made two or three ridiculous catches. The guys really stepped up and understood what they had to do." [Read More]
Hackenberg Tosses Masterclass In First Chapter Of New Era Hackenberg Tosses Masterclass In First Chapter Of New Era
38 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Standing inside the tunnel of Croke Park stadium a group of men were smiling like little kids on Christmas morning. One of them was Christian Hackenberg, another was his father. 454 yards, 1 TD and 1 26-24 Penn State victory. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Ficken Adds Another Kick To Catalog Of Successes And Failures Penn State Football: Ficken Adds Another Kick To Catalog Of Successes And Failures
38 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"To come out here and to be able to help the team. When you’re presented an opportunity as a kicker, you have to seize that moment," Ficken said. "Obviously I couldn’t be happier for the guys. It was a hell of a game." [Read More]
Penn State And UCF Live Blog:Penn State Wins on Last Second Ficken Field Goal, Final Score is 26-24 Penn State And UCF Live Blog:Penn State Wins on Last Second Ficken Field Goal, Final Score is 26-24
38 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Follow along here for live updates from inside Croke Park as Penn State takes on UCF in the 2014 season opener in Dublin. [Read More]
Penn State Fans Pack The Streets Of Dublin For Pep Rally
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Penn State Fans Pack The Streets Of Dublin For Pep Rally
38 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
DUBLIN, IRELAND -- "Beer early in the morning and a free shuttle to get me to the game?" One fan who perhaps wisely refused to give his name. "I'm in Dublin, how could this possibly end poorly?" [Read More]
For Ireland, Croke Park Is More Than Just A Stadium For Ireland, Croke Park Is More Than Just A Stadium
38 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
DUBLIN, IRELAND -- "Players here are amateurs," JJ my tour guide said. "You play for the county that you were born in, so some athletes play their entire lives trying to make it to the semi-finals or finals here at Croke Park." [Read More]
A Chicken Burger, Some Fries, A Real Guinness And An Irish Pub A Chicken Burger, Some Fries, A Real Guinness And An Irish Pub
38 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
DUBLIN, IRELAND -- The servers are nice. On Thursday, Casey was especially friendly with a group of beat writers from Pennsylvania. "I'm not going to the game this weekend," she said, suddenly getting excited, "Oh I used the right word (game) instead of match!" [Read More]
Penn State Players Try Hurling And Gaelic Football With Mixed Results
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Penn State Players Try Hurling And Gaelic Football With Mixed Results
38 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
After a sunny Thursday practice Penn State got a training session from a local Gaelic Athletic Association club on the rules of the sports of hurling and Gaelic Football. [Read More]
Nittany Lions Wrap Up Practice In Dublin, Set For Saturday's Meeting With UCF Nittany Lions Wrap Up Practice In Dublin, Set For Saturday's Meeting With UCF
38 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
With the sun shining and a light breeze cooling off the field Penn State took part in the final practice of the week as the Nittany Lions prepare to open the 2014 season in Dublin. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Take A Look From The Top Of Croke Park
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Penn State Football: Take A Look From The Top Of Croke Park
38 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
The view from the top of Croke Park is something to see. Check out the Nittany Lion locker room and much more. [Read More]
Injuries, News, Franklin Talks Thompkins And More From Dublin Injuries, News, Franklin Talks Thompkins And More From Dublin
38 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"There were actually five guys who came in mid semester but for some reason we always end up talking about De'Andre Thompkins," Franklin said. "I don't think any of those five guys right now are in the first second team but I could be wrong about that. But you know, I think De'Andre is in grea [Read More]
Penn State Football: Soggy Practice Still A Good One In Franklin's Eyes Penn State Football: Soggy Practice Still A Good One In Franklin's Eyes
38 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"I thought we got a lot of work done," Franklin said. "I thanked the players for their focus and their attention to detail. I thought we got a lot out of today." [Read More]
Penn State Football: Donovan Happy With Depth at Running Back Position Penn State Football: Donovan Happy With Depth at Running Back Position
39 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
“It’s hard to play running back the entire game,” Donovan said on a teleconference call Monday. “So you’re going to need guys to spell each other and we’ll see how ultimately it works out. But they complement each other well — the two older guys — they’ve both played a lot of ball [Read More]
There And Back Again: Penn State Football Dublin Travel Blog There And Back Again: Penn State Football Dublin Travel Blog
39 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
The most recent update will run below this introduction and I'll be sure to push out a link on social media when it's needed. (Or you could make this your homepage, how great would that be?) [Read More]
Penn State Football: James Franklin Radio Show Highlights As Team Preps For Ireland Penn State Football: James Franklin Radio Show Highlights As Team Preps For Ireland
39 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"I'm not a big beer person. Everyone says the Guinness is different in Ireland so I want to taste it. Part of the dinner at the Guinness factory is they give everybody a 3-oz. taster. The drinking age is 18. But there will be no tasters at dinner. We're not gonna go that route. [Read More]
Countown To Dublin: We're Going To Ireland! Countown To Dublin: We're Going To Ireland!
39 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com Staff
Naturally, he'll have up-to-the-minute information about the game and the team, but there will be plenty to read about the city, the culture and the people of Dublin. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Fran Fisher And Lou Prato Set To Join Steve Jones For Two-Hour Special, Monday Penn State Football: Fran Fisher And Lou Prato Set To Join Steve Jones For Two-Hour Special, Monday
39 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
On Monday from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. the entire Sports Talk with Steve Jones show will feature a conversation between the three men as they tell stories and give their thoughts about the current coaching staff and team. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Despite Volcanic Rumbles It's Still Full Speed Ahead For Dublin Penn State Football: Despite Volcanic Rumbles It's Still Full Speed Ahead For Dublin
39 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"Over the past several days we have been talking with officials from UCF, the GAA (Gaelic Athletic Association) and United Airlines, our charter provider. We continue to monitor the situation and maintain regular communication with all appropriate parties. The safety and welfare of our student-athl [Read More]
Countdown To Dublin: Inside Training Camp, Linebackers Edition
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Countdown To Dublin: Inside Training Camp, Linebackers Edition
39 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State is giving football fans another inside look at Nittany Lion training camp by releasing yet another video. This time it's the linebacker position that's coming into focus with the likes of Mike Hull, Gary Wooten and Brandon Bell. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Season Tickets Sell Out With Renewals Above 95 Percent Penn State Hockey: Season Tickets Sell Out With Renewals Above 95 Percent
39 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Last season -- the first in the Pegula Ice Arena -- the Nittany Lions competed in front of sellout crowds on 16 occasions. Penn State was one of only five NCAA programs to play at more than 100 percent capacity at its home events. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: 2014 Schedule Complete With Release Of Big Ten Slate Penn State Basketball: 2014 Schedule Complete With Release Of Big Ten Slate
39 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
The Nittany Lions will once again open Big Ten play on the road against Wisconsin as part of a schedule that sees Penn State play four of its first six games on the road. Head Coach Patrick Chambers enters his fourth year at the helm of the program with his team being led by senior guard DJ Newbill. [Read More]
Penn State Football: James Franklin In Element At First Radio Show Penn State Football: James Franklin In Element At First Radio Show
39 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
It's safe to say that Franklin could have done a lot of different things with a skill set that makes him so people friendly, but as a head football coach he has to answer head football coach questions. Here are a few of the highlights from Thursday's event. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Headsets And Buying Airhorns Some Of Challenges For Ireland Trip Penn State Football: Headsets And Buying Airhorns Some Of Challenges For Ireland Trip
39 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"We're working through United. We've got some hurdles that we have to overcome with the customs authorities in Ireland, said Takach, who officially has been on the job as equipment manager for two weeks. [Read More]
Countdown To Dublin: Offensive Line Will Have Unconventional Depth Countdown To Dublin: Offensive Line Will Have Unconventional Depth
39 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"We haven't really had the same five guys at the same five spots for multiple practices yet," Penn State coach James Franklin said on Wednesday. "Now it's how do we get the best five on the field complementing each other, playing as a unit … how do we get some consistency there?" [Read More]
Penn State Football: Icelandic Volcano Could Threaten Season Opener Penn State Football: Icelandic Volcano Could Threaten Season Opener
39 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"We're aware of that, and we're monitoring that situation," said Michael Hazel, Penn State's director of football operations. "That's kind of out of our area of expertise." [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Frazier Set To Join Celtics In Training Camp Penn State Basketball: Frazier Set To Join Celtics In Training Camp
39 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Frazier is the fifth Penn State basketball player to make the NBA since 1995 although it is reasonable to assume that it will be quite some time before the talented guard sees action during the regular season. [Read More]
Countdown To Dublin: Takach Named Head Football Equipment Manager Countdown To Dublin: Takach Named Head Football Equipment Manager
39 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Takach replaces Brad “Spider” Caldwell, who retired from the University in June after 31 years of working with Penn State football, including the last 13 years as the head equipment manager. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Prepare For New Stadium Entrance
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Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Prepare For New Stadium Entrance
40 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
The blue buses aren't going anywhere, but they are going to drop the Nittany Lions off at a different location each Saturday as the team heads to the stadium. [Read More]
Countdown To Dublin: Franklin Radio Show Set To Debut This Week Countdown To Dublin: Franklin Radio Show Set To Debut This Week
40 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State football's Thursday radio show is back and this time James Franklin will be taking your questions as his first season in Happy Valley unfolds. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Receive Votes In AP Top 25 Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Receive Votes In AP Top 25
40 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
In total Penn State will face two teams in the opening Top 25 and three additional teams receiving votes in the poll. UCF received 94 votes putting The Knights (Penn State's season opening opponent) only 36 behind the No. 25 spot. [Read More]
Countdown To Dublin: UCF In Sight As Team Almost Ready To Flip Switch Countdown To Dublin: UCF In Sight As Team Almost Ready To Flip Switch
40 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"I think we've got some really good football players. I really do. I think the staff being together now is really valuable. And I see it showing up in a lot of different areas - how we plan, how we come out here and how we are effective. I don't know if there is anything that has surprised me, bu [Read More]
Penn State Set To Provide Over 800 iPads To Student Athletes This Fall Penn State Set To Provide Over 800 iPads To Student Athletes This Fall
40 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State athletics will continue support for over 800 student-athletes’ as the dpartment will begin providing iPads to student athletes this fall, Dr. David Joyner, Penn State’s Athletic Director, announced Friday. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Enter The Lion's Den
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Penn State Football: Enter The Lion's Den
40 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Hard hitting, high energy and with plenty of music blasting in your ears the Lion's Den drill is something to see. The Nittany Lions finished off Thursday practice with the latest edition and StateCollege.com was there to catch the action. Check out some of the highlights. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Practice Intense As UCF Draws Closer Penn State Football: Practice Intense As UCF Draws Closer
40 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Thursday marked the first glimpse the media has gotten into a James Franklin practice since training camp started just over a week ago. There was only one word to describe it. Energetic. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Scrimmage Highlights
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Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Scrimmage Highlights
40 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State released a video from inside Beaver Stadium of a scrimmage the Nittany Lions held this past weekend. Plenty of big hits and nice catches were caught on tape. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Settle Announces Decision Date, Penn State In Mix Penn State Football: Settle Announces Decision Date, Penn State In Mix
40 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Defensive tackle Tim Settle announced his decision date on his Twitter account earlier this week and will take an official visit to Penn State according to reports. [Read More]
Countdown To Dublin: Five Freshman To Watch This Fall Countdown To Dublin: Five Freshman To Watch This Fall
40 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
You can never really know who will make the biggest impact before the season begins, but positional needs and incoming talent can help hint at a few playmakers in the making. [Read More]
Countdown To Dublin: Catching Up With The Face Behind Penn State Football's Twitter Account Countdown To Dublin: Catching Up With The Face Behind Penn State Football's Twitter Account
40 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"We all know that social media accounts serve as a visual of personal brands. I work to remind them of the reality that every post is judged by fans, classmates and the media. The good news is that they have the power to control the message." [Read More]
Penn State Football: LeGrand And Taliaferro to Serve As Captains for Rutgers-Penn State Game Penn State Football: LeGrand And Taliaferro to Serve As Captains for Rutgers-Penn State Game
41 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
“It’s going to be pretty cool,” said LeGrand. “Adam is a role model for me. From meeting him for the first time, seeing him on his feet again when doctors told him he’d never be on his feet, he has really pushed me during my recovery. He’s still a big inspiration to me.” [Read More]
Penn State Football: Herb Hand And Offensive Line Take The Ice Bucket Challenge
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Penn State Football: Herb Hand And Offensive Line Take The Ice Bucket Challenge
41 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State's offensive line joined in on the Ice Bucket Challenge with a few large buckets of ice water poured on their head to help raise awareness for the fight against ALS. [Read More]
Countdown To Dublin: From Behind The Scenes Nelson And Mancuso Dish Out Memories Countdown To Dublin: From Behind The Scenes Nelson And Mancuso Dish Out Memories
41 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Communication staff members often go unnoticed by the average fan and they don't get into the job for the fame and fortune, but it's safe to say that three head coaches, hundreds of student athletes and an untold number of games will bring with it a few moments to remember. [Read More]
Penn State Football: 51,000 Single Game Tickets, 5,000 New Season Tickets Sold Penn State Football: 51,000 Single Game Tickets, 5,000 New Season Tickets Sold
41 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
New head coach James Franklin may not get his 107K strong that he has been pulling for but judging by new ticket numbers released by Penn State athletics on Monday it should be an increase over the 96,587 fans that averaged last season. [Read More]
UCF Names Starting Quarterback, O'Leary Future In Spotlight UCF Names Starting Quarterback, O'Leary Future In Spotlight
41 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"I'm not going to be 72 coaching, but I'm not going to start a season and not finish what I do," said O'Leary "I preach to the kids I don't quit." [Read More]
Penn State Football: Breneman Sidelined With Injury Penn State Football: Breneman Sidelined With Injury
41 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State football coach James Franklin announced Monday that tight end Adam Breneman will be out indefinitely with an injury. The program did not go into specifics regarding the injury and made a drastic change from usual Franklin protocol, addressing a team related injury for the first time in th [Read More]
Penn State Football: Team Photo Day Inside Sunny Beaver Stadium
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Penn State Football: Team Photo Day Inside Sunny Beaver Stadium
41 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
The Penn State football team hit the field at Beaver Stadium on Sunday morning for its annual team photos. Coach James Franklin showed off his artistic eye helping line up each position group for the perfect shot even giving pointers on properly holding up his patented No. 1 hand sign. [Read More]
Countdown To Dublin: Talk Is About Football, And Breneman Is Just Fine With That Countdown To Dublin: Talk Is About Football, And Breneman Is Just Fine With That
41 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"At that time you kind of got sick of hearing about the sanctions and about all that kind of stuff. So it's kind of nice for that and hopefully we'll move on from just being recognized for how we play on the field rather than all the other stuff." [Read More]
Countdown To Dublin: Huff Setting Bar High For Kick Return Unit Countdown To Dublin: Huff Setting Bar High For Kick Return Unit
41 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State football hasn't had the greatest kick returners. Coach Charles Huff is hoping to change that trend and improve the status of Penn State special teams. [Read More]