Christian Hackenberg and Bill O'Brien

Hackenberg’s NFL hype already in full swing

Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg has had NFL people talking about his potential since the moment he started his first game as a freshman under Bill O’Brien. Hackenberg’s skill set is widely believed to be one that will transition to the NFL in smooth fashion, and having a coach of O’Brien’s pedigree get him started […]

NCAA Football: Temple at Penn State

2015 NFL Draft: Donovan Smith drafted by Tampa Bay

Penn State offensive lineman Donovan Smith was the second pick of the second night of the draft. He will be one of the key pieces of an offensive line that will now be tasked with protecting the draft’s first overall player, quarterback Jameis Winston. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers drafted their franchise quarterback with the first […]

Jared Odrick

Penn State’s first-round NFL Draft drought extends

The first round of the NFL Draft unfolded in Chicago Thursday night and no player from Penn State was drafted by an NFL franchise. There had been some talk suggesting Donovan Smith might go in the first round, but as the night came to a close it was clear Smith and any other Penn State […]

1983 Sugar Bowl: PSU vs. Georgia

Penn State and Georgia schedule agreement would be sweet as sugar

Scheduling rumors are always fun to discuss, even if we must do so with an expectation nothing will truly come of it. One thing most Penn State fans can say about the non-conference scheduling since joining the Big Ten in 1993 is the line-up has tended to be more disappointing than exhilarating, with a few […]

Roundtable: Spring stories to follow

Final 2015 Big Ten spring game attendance figures

For those interested… 99,391 – Ohio State 76,881 – Nebraska 68,000 – Penn State 60,000 – Michigan 48,000 – Michigan State 15,782 – Rutgers 10,100 – Minnesota 10,014 – Indiana 9,630 – Wisconsin 8,000 – Iowa 5,145 – Purdue There are no attendance numbers for Illinois, Maryland or Northwestern. The Big Ten totaled 410,942 fans […]

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Predicting start times for Penn State’s 2015 season

The NFL has its fun Tuesday night by unveiling the entire 2015 schedule. College football is a little different in that bits and pieces of the schedule are unveiled over time, thanks in large part to the process the networks have in determining which games they will carry. The Big Ten Network has already confirmed a […]

Evan Royster (vs LSU)

SEC takes aim at Penn State when they should look in the mirror

It’s that time of the year again when folks around the SEC cry about Penn State setting up camps on their pristine recruiting soil. Just as they did a year ago, Penn State twill be traveling south to set up football camps. And just like they did last year, the SEC is not all too […]

Steve Spurrier

Steve Spurrier says Joe Paterno got a terrible deal at Penn State

South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier turned 70 yesterday,, and the Head Ball Coach has not lost one step along the way. Spurrier is still working out like a machine, spouting off one-liners about his rivals out of the blue and he recently got started on Twitter. The guy is as in touch with the […]

2015 Blue White Game Beaver Stadium

Penn State spring attendance ranks third in nation and Big Ten

Penn State head coach James Franklin may have wanted a full house on Saturday at Beaver Stadium, but the 68,000 fans that showed up for the annual Blue White Game is nothing to be ashamed of. Penn State’s spring game crowd currently ranks third in the nation and gives the Big Ten the top three […]

Lucas Oil Stadium

If Big Ten wants to leave Indiana, it has plenty of options

With the state of Indiana taking questionable steps toward discrimination, the Big Ten should think long and hard about the realistic possibility of leaving the state. The state of Indiana recently passed Indiana Senate Bill 101, otherwise known as the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The act is designed to mandate that religious liberty of individuals […]

Chuck Bednarik (Penn)

Morning Cup of Joe – College football icon Chuck Bednarik passes

The football world lost a legend over the weekend. Chuck Bednarik, a Philadelphia Eagles icon and a former college star, passed away at the age of 89. Bednarik won the 1948 Maxwell Award and finished third in the Heisman Trophy that same season. The three-time All-American with the Penn Quakers went on to be inducted […]

Penn State is building a foundation with offensive line recruiting

Penn State recruiting is building foundation at offensive line

Anyone who watched Penn State in 2014 knows what was the biggest weakness. The offensive line struggled to be a cohesive unit capable of protecting quarterback Christian Hackenberg and allowing the running game to get moving. For multiple reasons, the offensive line was the biggest hurdle Penn State rarely overcame last fall but the Nittany […]

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