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

Today I am very proud to say Nittany Lions Den is on Fancred! This makes Nittany Lions Den the first Penn State blog to appear on the sports social network, as far as I know. What is Fancred? I am glad you asked. In brief, it is a social network specifically for sports fans. Imagine […]


Penn State has 10-win potential in 2014

Penn State has the potential to win 10 games in the 2014 season, but many uncertainties will have to go their way. This week I was asked to provide my game-by-game predictions for Penn State in a round-up put together by Athlon Sports. I happily obliged, went down the schedule and gave my gut-instinct prediction […]


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

The college career of Rob Bolden has not exactly gone to plan, but he will have a chance to wrap things up as a starting quarterback after a long and winding road leading from State College to Baton Rouge and now back to his home-state of Michigan. Bolden has reportedly transferred to Eastern Michigan, giving […]

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Athlon Sports: Beaver Stadium one of the best

Penn State’s Beaver Stadium may not get much love from the Ted Mosby’s of the world, but the total package that comes with the old erector set stadium has its charm that is respected across the country. Beaver Stadium was ranked among the top ten college football stadiums in the country by a recent panel […]

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Elite 11: PSU commit Wimbush shows off skills

The future of Penn State’s quarterback position looks to be pretty solid. Not only does Christian Hackenberg, 2013 Big Ten Freshman of the Year, have three years of eligibility remaining, but Class of 2015 commit Brandon Wimbush continues to raise the bar for his own hype. Wimbush is in Beaverton, Oregon at the Nike headquarters for […]

Penn State wide receiver Allen Robinson was drafted in the late second round by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the 2014 NFL Draft. Photo: USA Today Sports writer ranks Penn State uniform No. 1in 2014

The offseason is starting to shift into full preview mode for college football fans, which is fantastic. Hopefully, this means no more rankings of scoreboards and more discussion on wins and losses, key players and so on. This morning this tweet from Philadelphia sports radio station 94 WIP caught my eye while I was writing […]

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A B1G welcome to Maryland and Rutgers

Today is conference realignment day, which means the Big Ten’s additions of Maryland and Rutgers is now official. The Big Ten is now a 14-school conference and the divisions have been reorganized. For Penn State, Maryland and Rutgers should make for plenty of regional battles for years to come and it should be a lot […]

Hall of Fame Penn State linebacker Shane Conlan. Photo courtesy: Penn State Athletics

Shane Conlan is the gold standard for Linebacker U

On Thursday afternoon the latest class to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame was announced. Among the 16 names to be honored is one of the pillars of Linebacker U, Penn State linebacker Shane Conlan. Conlan will be the 18th Penn State player to be inducted to the College Football Hall of […]

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Penn State, 1994 National Champions… ?

Penn State’s ring of honor already pays tribute to the undefeated 1994 season, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this fall. That season the Nittany Lions finished second in the major polls behind Nebraska, but the New York Times crowned Penn State as the national champion. The only problem is the New York Times national champion will […]

Penn State offensive lineman John Urschel. Photo: Penn Stater Magazine

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

The NCAA released the latest APR scores for division one programs yesterday. Penn State’s football program posted a score of 954, the lowest by the football program since the NCAA started tracking the scores. Does this mean Penn State is doomed with the “Success With Honor” philosophy or is this merely a result of the […]