2016 NFL Draft

2016 NFL Draft: Penn State still looking to get on the board on Day 2

No Penn State football players were selected in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft, but Day 2 should be more promising. For the sixth straight year, the first round of the NFL Draft failed to see any player from Penn State hear his name called by the commissioner. Penn State’s last first-round draft pick […]

Ki-Jana Carter

In defense of the Cincinnati Bengals drafting Ki-Jana Carter

Whenever the NFL Draft rolls around, there are a number of routine conversations that are held. What school is Linebacker U is one of them. Another revolves around the biggest draft busts of all time, which always is highlighted by former Penn State running back Ki-Jana Carter. Did the Cincinnati Bengals make a mistake in […]


Penn State dismisses TE Brent Wilkerson

Penn State has dismissed tight end Brent Wilkerson for a violation of team rules. Jeff Rice of Lions 247 was the first to report the news of the dismissal. “Brent Wilkerson is no longer a member of the Penn State football team due to a violation of team rules,” a statement from Penn State said […]

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Penn State Recruiting: Georgia CB D.J. Brown commits

Penn State adds three-star cornerback D.J. Brown to recruiting class out of Georgia Penn State has been racking up verbal commitments in the last week. On Monday, Georgia cornerback D.J. Brown became the fourth commit since the Blue-White Game. He is the first cornerback to join the class as well. He did so by announcing his decision […]

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Class of 2017 continues to rebuild offensive line

Penn State landed a verbal commitment from Ohio offensive lineman Michael Miranda on Thursday, continuing the effort to rebuild the offensive line. The latest addition to the offensive line comes from the Buckeye state to the west. Michael Miranda announced his decision to commit to Penn State Thursday night on his Twitter account, choosing the […]

Enter FOX Sports...

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

The relationship between the Big Ten and FOX is about to get much stronger. According to Sports Business Journal reporter John Ourand, FOX and the Big Ten have agreed to basic terms on a significant share of the Big Ten’s media rights package that would net $250 million per year for six years. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EIIEQpE2MU Per […]

Nittany Lion

Athlon Sports ranks Nittany Lion worst mascot in Big Ten

The stately Nittany Lion may stand the test, but not when Athlon Sports is doing the grading The offseason leads many to turn to silly ranking and list articles to kill some time in the offseason, so it should come as no surprise Athlon Sports asked one of its contributors to come up with a […]

Well this is something different…

If you are a traditionalist, look away now, but I have to say I sort of dig this look on the field. I honestly would not be upset if Penn State makes this a permanent look on the field. Connect with Nittany Lions Den: Facebook |

Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg throws a pass during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Michigan State, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)

2016 NFL Draft: NFL folks still mixed on Christian Hackenberg

The NFL Draft is fast approaching, and the value of Christian Hackenberg remains something nobody seems to have ironed out. This much we know at this point about Christian Hackenberg. The hype about being a potential No. 1 overall draft pick is ancient history at this stage. The top quarterback in the draft will more […]

More Roundtable: Is the Big Ten back?

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

I was given the task of ranking each of the Big Ten football schedules for Athlon Sports. When comparing schedules I took into account Big Ten home and road games as well as non-conference schedules. One aspect I admit I probably could have given more attention to was the placement of bye weeks, but I […]

Christian Hackenberg (14)  in the second quarter of the Nittany Lions game against the Aztecs of San Diego State on Sept. 26, 2015.

Photo by Mark Selders

Christian Hackenberg heading to Gruden’s QB Camp

Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg will be one of seven players to go through the annual Gruden QB Camp on ESPN, hosted by Monday Night Football analyst and former Super Bowl winning coach Jon Gruden. Hackenberg is one of three Big Ten quarterbacks in this year’s Gruden QB Camp, with Michigan State’s Connor Cook and […]

Saquon Barkley BEAST MODE

Saquon Barkley going beast mode with 390 lb weights

Penn State running back Saquon Barkley has already offered a glimpse of some greatness on the football field last season, but he also a monster in the weight room. Yesterday, Barkley tied the Penn State program power clean record previously set by Anthony Zettel. For those unfamiliar with the term, power clean is simply picking […]