Penn State in Ireland? BRILLIANT!

Penn State is still looking to work out a plan to play a game in Ireland in the future. Quite honestly, as one of Irish descent, I love the idea. Playing a game in Ireland may get overshadowed nationally if the game is played on the opening weekend of the college football season. When huge […]


Penn State National Signing Day Live Blog

Today is National Signing Day, the most important day of college football's off-season. While the national attention will focus on a number of recruiting announcements in SEC territory we know that you are more interested in a unique recruiting class being put together in Happy Valley. Penn State's Class of 2013 figures to a pivotal […]

Penn State finishing up a strong recruiting class

  As we head into the NCAA’s recruiting dead period this week, it’s hard to imagine that Penn State could’ve had a better postseason so far. The Nittany Lions have added five recruits since topping Wisconsin in the season finale. Zayd Issah, Jonathan Walton, DaeSean Hamilton and Anthony Smith all committed on the Sunday of […]


Plenty of talent surrounds Steven Bench

With Jake Waters announcing he will attend Kansas State and not Penn State, the questions about the talent and abilities of quarterback Steven Bench have started to emerge. Matt McGloin had an incredible season for the Nittany Lions in 2012, setting records and limiting turnovers. Now the time has come for Bench to step up. […]

Who is Tyler Ferguson and is he Penn State’s next target?

So who’s next for Penn State? With Jake Waters picking Kansas State over the Nittany Lions Thursday morning, many Penn State fans were wondering if there would be more than one quarterback on the roster when spring practice starts. As soon as Waters chose to go to Manhattan, Kan., rumors started flying about Tyler Ferguson. […]

Waters set to make decision

  Penn State will find out if its outstanding postseason continues today as quarterback Jake Waters announces his college choice at 11:30 a.m. Eastern time. Waters, from Iowa Western Junior College, threw for 3,501 yards and 39 touchdowns this season. He had just three interceptions. His decision comes down to Penn State and Kansas State. […]


AP: Nine linebackers in nation better than Mauti, Hodges

The Associated Press unveiled the 2012 AP All-American teams today, but you will not find any Penn State players on the list this year. So, cue the perhaps unnecessary outrage if you choose. On offense you will see Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Johnny Manziel headlining your first team AP All-American offense, joined by the Big […]

PSU gets four new verbal commitments

  There may not be a bowl game for Penn State this year, but the postseason continues to be a good one. After a host of awards and honors earlier this month, the Nittany Lions Sunday added a recruiting coup. It was a big recruiting weekend that ended with Penn State getting four verbal commitments […]

Top JUCO QB would be good get for PSU

  The Penn State football season may have ended two weeks ago, but the work certainly hasn’t. While well-deserved honors have rolled in for a host of Nittany Lions and coach Bill O’Brien, it’s O’Brien and his staff that have ramped up preparation for next season and beyond. The one, and only one, benefit to […]


Why I voted for Bill O’Brien for Coach of the Year

It's about more than wins and losses Earlier this week I received my ballot for the Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award. With a number of very worthy candidates on the ballot I know that this should be a close race when the votes start being counted by the Football Writers Association of America. […]

Now accepting nominations for First Annual Penn State Fan Vote

The 2012 season is in the books and college football's award season is in full swing. This year I wanted to try something new during the early months of the off-season knowing there would be no bowl game for Penn State fans to be looking forward to. Introducing the (First Annual?) Penn State Fan Vote, […]

Nittany Lions Den now on Kindle

Do you or somebody know use a Kindle, or Kindle Fire? Does the Kindle user in your life have a desire for more Penn State commentary on their e-reader device? Good news. Nittany Lions Den is here for you, now on Kindle. Nittany Lions Den is now available for subscription in the Amazon Kindle Store […]

Nittany Lions Den Bowl Pick’Em

Penn State may not be going to a bowl game this season but that does not mean we can't all enjoy watching the postseason and making some picks along the way, right? You are invited to join our free college bowl pick 'em, which is being hosted by The rules are simple. Find our […]

How to Heal Big Ten Football

  For the past five years, the debate about Big Ten football’s weaknesses has occurred on New Year’s Day. Bowl game loss after bowl game loss—mostly against SEC foes—caused a whole heap of abuse on the Midwestern conference as the season wrapped up.   But this year, it happened at an even more embarrassing time. […]