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How Penn State’s Class of 2016 stacks up

Penn State’s Class of 2016 may have lost some momentum, but how does it compare against the competition? Penn State’s Class of 2016 is now signed, faxed, and official. In addition to the four early enrollees on campus, Penn State added to its newest batch of recruits without a tremendous amount of drama, although the […]


National Signing Day: Four-star safety Andrew Pryts flips to Stanford

Penn State took a hit on the recruiting trail at the very last minute today. Four-star safety Andrew Pryts, who had been committed to the Nittany Lions since August, announced this morning he is instead signing with Stanford. Pryts was to be Penn State’s lone safety in the Class of 2016, although Penn State returns […]

Shaka Toney

Penn State keeps Toney in Class of 2016, adds walk-on QB and JUCO

On the eve of National Signing Day, Penn State had some good news roll in. Penn State secured a commitment of defensive end and linebacker Shake Toney from Philadelphia. Toney announced his reaffirmed commitment to the program on his Twitter account after spending more time recently being recruited by Pittsburgh. His photo choice offered a nice […]

Dae'lun Darien

Penn State Class of 2016: WR Dae’lun Darien flips from Temple to Nittany Lions

With National Signing Day just under 48 hours away, Penn State picked up some good news Monday morning. Wide receiver Dae’lun Darien announced via Twitter he was committing to Penn State. He had previously been committed to Temple. Darien is a three-star recruit according to the 247 Sports composite ranking. Darien was on Penn State’s […]


Penn State’s coaching shuffle in review

Barring any further changes, it appears Penn State’s coaching staff for 2016 is now in place. The addition of Tim Banks to serve as the team’s new safeties coach, while also helping to coordinate the defense, filled the final vacancy on the staff for James Franklin. Whiel the loss of defensive cooridnator Bob Shoop was […]

Herb Hand

Herb Hand mentioned in Auburn coaching rumors; This is the new norm

If you have not gotten used to the idea of assistant coaches routinely being thrown in the rumor mill for other vacancies around the country, it is time to make that adjustment. Penn State fans have long been spoiled by having a tight-knit coaching staff for decades under Joe Paterno with few adjustments and departures. […]

Assistant coach Brent Pry looks on during third quarter action of the Nittany Lions game with Georgia. The Nittany Lions lost to the Bulldogs 17-24 in the TaxSlayer Bowl held at EverBank Stadium in Jacksonville, FL.

Photo by Mark Selders

Bob Shoop leaves for Tennessee, Brent Pry promoted to fill vacancy

A year after managing to keep Bob Shoop from heading to the SEC, the Nittany Lions lost their defensive coordinator to Tennessee. A day later it promoted Brent Pry to be the new defensive coordinator. Penn State ponied up a year ago at this time of year to keep Bob Shoop from leaving the program […]


The legacy of Christian Hackenberg will age like a fine wine

Christian Hackenberg could have gone to Alabama and become the face of a budding dynasty with the nation’s top offensive line protecting him and a Heisman Trophy-caliber running back in the backfield with him. The pro-style passer, a five-star recruit on 247 Sports’ composite ranking system and an Under Armour All-American would have been a star […]

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)

Christian Hackenberg, Austin Johnson declare for NFL Draft

Not long after Penn State’s second-half rally against Georgia fell just short in the TaxSlayer Bowl, it became official that quarterback Christian Hackenberg and defensive tackle Austin Johnson will skip their senior seasons at Penn State and enter the 2016 NFL Draft. Penn State made the official announcements yesterday on the team’s official website, and […]

Penn State wide receiver Geno Lewis runs after a reception as Georgia's Dominick Sanders closes in during the first half of the TaxSlayer Bowl NCAA college football game in Jacksonville, Fla., Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016.  (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)

TaxSlayer Bowl: Penn State rally falls short vs. Georgia

Georgia (10-3) once led Penn State (7-6) 24-3 in the TaxSlayer Bowl but a furious rally by the Nittany Lions with a backup quarterback fell just shy. Georgia’s 24-17 victory was made official when a Hail Mary attempt from Trace McSorely fell incomplete at the goal line. Georgia’s defense knocked out Penn State starting quarterback […]