Happy Birthday Joe Paterno [video]

Today is the 85th birthday for former Penn State head coach Joe Paterno. To me it is still odd to write that phrase. Former Penn State head coach, Joe Paterno. The legacy of Paterno has certainly taken a beating over the past two months. Some of it has been fair, while some of it has […]


TicketCity Bowl Media Day Recap

Matt McGloin could be Penn State’s quarterback for the TicketCity Bowl, according to interim head coach Tom Bradley. Despite being involved in a fight with teammate Curtis Drake over the weekend, Bradley may stick with McGloin under center for the TicketCity Bowl against Houston if McGloin is healthy. A decision on the actual starter for the game will not […]


Why Matt McGloin’s Twitter Was Deleted

On Saturday we learned that quarterback Matt McGloin was hospitalized following a fight with wide receiver Curtis Drake. While details are still being hashed out, the Penn State Twitterverse watched in some shock as McGloin appeared to be following up the altercation by venting on his Twitter account. In fact, in all likelihood McGloin’s account […]

Post-Practice Altercation Sends McGloin to Hospital

Matt McGloin – Photo Courtesy of Following the Nittany Lions’ fourth bowl practice before their January 2nd clash against the Houston Cougars, starting quarterback Matt McGloin and wide receiver Curtis Drake were caught in a scuffle that sent McGloin to the hospital for a “possible seizure.” It appears the incident took place after the […]

Penn State’s Johnnie Troutman heading to Senior Bowl

Penn State offensive lineman Johnnie Troutman is heading to the Senior Bowl, if this Instagram from him is any indication (which it clearly is).   The Senior Bowl will be a great opportunity for Troutman to show his skills and abilities to the entire scouting world. This is the biggest all-star game event for college […]


Jerry Sandusky Court Room Sketches

I have a new appreciation for those court room artists who are hired to draw the sketches in court rooms. There must be small demand for this profession, and perhaps it is generally filled by free-lance artists depending on whether a state allows cameras in the court room or not. But given the fact that […]

Dates to Watch: Penn State Coaching Search

The Penn State coaching search is–without hyperbole–one like no other. Think about it. Never has someone left shoes to fill as big as Paterno’s, never has a school been more in limbo than Penn State, never has a football community been so attacked and grieved and ashamed. As the coaching search has lapped the one-month […]

Video: Ann Curry Grills Jerry Sandusky’s Lawyer

After speaking to the media for a full hour on Tuesday, Joe Amendola continued his national media blitz Wednesday morning. Amendola was a guest on NBC’s The Today Showas well as ABC’s Good Morning America Wednesday morning to discuss his client’s case after Jerry Sandusky opted to waive his right to a preliminary hearing. The decision was met with a […]

Nittany Minute: Jerry Sandusky Reaction

Nittany Lions’ Den manager and editor, and Penn State columnist for, reacts to the news that Jerry Sandusky waived his preliminary hearing.   Buy your tickets for the TicketCity Bowl through us! Follow Nittany Lion’s Den on 


DVR Alert: The Penn State Basketball Story Debuts Sunday

Set your DVR devices hoops fans. The Penn State Basketball Story is set to debut on Sunday, December 18 in the State College viewing area and across the Penn State television sports network (check your local listings). According to a pres release issued by Penn State there will be eight episodes this season and they […]


Jerry Sandusky waives right to hearing

Sandusky waives right to preliminary hearing The small town of Bellefonte, Pennsylvania was not built for this kind of event. Police stationed all around the courthouse, a police escort and a throng of media reporters and photographers staked out since three o’clock in the morning. This is the day Jerry Sandusky entered court for his preliminary […]

Jerry Sandusky arrives for preliminary hearing

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — Ex-Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has arrived at a courthouse in Pennsylvania where he’ll face his accusers in the child sex-abuse case against him. Sandusky is charged with more than 50 counts of child sex-abuse involving 10 boys over a span of 15 years. A judge will decide if […]

Jerry Sandusky Preliminary Hearing Begins

And so it begins. The ugly Jerry Sandusky Saga is about to hit the next stage of evolution, as the preliminary hearing for the trial will get underway today in Centre County court in Bellefonte, PA. The disgraced former Penn State defensive coordinator and Joe Paterno disciple is charged with over 50 counts of child […]