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Easy Decision: Penn State fires John Donovan

Penn State’s offense ranked 108th and 114th in two years under John Donovan It was a move that absolutely had to happen if Penn State is going to start fixing problems with the offense moving forward. On Sunday, Penn State announced a staff change with James Franklin relieving offensive coordinator and tight ends coach John […]

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Hackenberg says he’s not thinking about leaving PSU

This weekend Penn State will play its final home game of the season against Jim Harbaugh, Jabrill Peppers and the surging Michigan Wolverines. As is typically the case around college football, the last home game of the year will see a proper sendoff to Penn State’s seniors, the first class signed by former Penn State […]

Penn State and Boston College will participate in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl to be held in Yankee Stadium on December 27, 2014 where the winner will take home the George Steinbrenner Championship Trophy.

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Which bowl game is Penn State going to?

With Penn State heading into a bye week after losing on the road at Northwestern, now feels like a good time to start digging into the bowl possibilities for the Nittany Lions. With two games still to play and Penn State already eligible for postseason play, there are a number of possibilities for where Penn […]

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Podcast: Penn State in the Top 25? It could happen!

Penn State is getting set for another revenge game, their fourth in a row. This week the Nittany Lions head out to the state of Illinois to take on Northwestern. The Wildcats smacked Penn State silly last season, so Penn State hopes to return the favor. If they do, could Penn State make a long-awaited […]


Penn State DE Carl Nassib named semifinalist for Bednarik Award

No school has more Chuck Bednarik Award winners than Penn State, and no matter what happens this season that fact will not change. Defensive end Carl Nassib is hoping to provide a little bit more of a cushion for Penn State though. Nassib was named a semifinalist for the Bednarik Award earlier today by the […]

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Schedule changes give PSU bye week for OSU (2016) and Michigan (2017)

Penn State’s September schedule just got a bit more interesting, and difficult. A Big Ten conference game with Michigan, originally scheduled to be played October 15, 2016, has been moved up to September 24, 2016. In addition, a 2017 game against Iowa originally scheduled for November 5 will also be moved up on the calendar, […]


How Penn State can still win the Big Ten

Over the weekend  Penn State demolished Illinois, 39-0, to improve to 7-2 on the season with a respectable 4-1 mark in Big Ten play. So allow your imaginations to run wild if you choose, because it is still possible for Penn State to win the Big Ten East Division and advance to play for the […]


Throwback Thursday: The Drive

“Yes sir, never a doubt!” The 1994 Penn State team was the team that sparked my interest in Penn State football for good. I had gone to a few games before that season, but I did not get truly invested in actively following sports until 1993 when the Phillies went to the World Series. The […]

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Podcast: Penn State looks for revenge on Illinois

Penn State is bowl eligible after hanging on for a narrow victory down in Baltimore last weekend against Maryland. Wins have not come in pretty fashion, but that seems to be OK. This week’s opponent also seems to thrive on winning ugly when it has to as well. This week Penn State once again looks […]

James Franklin: I’ve worked my ass off to get to Penn State

Penn State head coach James Franklin was asked about his name being connected as a potential target for the coaching vacancy at Miami. Coaches tend to say what sounds good for their current situation, but there is pretty much no reason to expect Franklin to be an actual candidate for the Miami job.

Nov 23, 2013; University Park, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions head coach Bill O'Brien prior to the game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Beaver Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew O'Haren-USA TODAY Sports

Bill O’Brien Working Through NFL Struggles; Hackenberg to the rescue?

Could Bill O’Brien be done in Houston sooner than expected? (Nah.) Things are not going so well for former Penn State head coach Bill O’Brien. Hitting the midway point of his second season with the Houston Texans, O’Brien is beginning to be placed in the crosshairs of NFL media as the Texans continue to struggle […]