The Nittany Lions (12-2, 0-1) lost 89-72, despite a 29 point scoring outburst by D.J. Newbill, in a game nobody expected them to win. After a streak of hot shooting to begin the game, Penn State’s woeful second half start opened the door for the Badgers (13-1, 1-0) to jump ahead for good, ending the Lions’ impressive 10 game winning streak.
Monthly Archives: December, 2014
As we look (hopefully) fondly upon 2014 and all that it entailed, let us take a moment to reflect on the year’s events in Happy Valley. From new leaders to disgruntled employees, State College has seen its fair share of thrills and bewilderments throughout these past 12 months. We’ve compiled a list of the biggest events, and present to you the Penn State 2014 recap — in an interactive timeline.
A second Penn State player announced that he will forgo his final year of eligibility and enter the 2015 NFL Draft. Defensive end Deion Barnes, a redshirt junior who graduated in December, will not be returning to Penn State following a season in which he earned an All-Big Ten honorable mention.
The Penn State hockey team fell to Western Michigan 4-1 in the Three Rivers Classic consolation game.
Penn State opens its Big Ten season at Wisconsin on Tuesday. The No. 4 Badgers return four experienced upperclassmen, spearheaded by preseason all-American Frank Kaminsky.
The NFL’s regular season has come to a close, and teams fortunate enough to make the postseason will now be pitted against each other as they attempt to capture the ever-elusive Lombardi Trophy. Penn State has always held a presence in the NFL, with a total of 28 former Nittany Lions currently playing on NFL teams. That presence will be felt in the 2015 NFL playoffs, as 10 former Nittany Lions currently play on playoff bound teams. Let’s take a look at which players will be playing for a chance to win the Super Bowl.
Penn State fell to RMU 4-2 tonight in the Three Rivers Classic at CONSOL Energy Center.
Penn State left tackle Donovan Smith, seen by most as the team’s best offensive lineman, will forgo his senior season of eligibility and enter the 2015 NFL Draft.
The excitement around Penn State basketball has been palpable throughout the non-conference schedule this season for the first time in as long as I can remember. That game is apparently not lost on Wisconsin big man Frank Kaminsky, who took to Twitter during the Pinstripe Bowl jubilation on Saturday to come after Penn State’s sacred cheer.
After sanctions were handed down, “experts” thought that Penn State football was a thing of the past. Well, football Saturdays still mean something to Penn Staters, and we have Bill O’Brien to thank for it.
Christian Hackenberg threw for four touchdowns and 371 yards, as Penn State defeated Boston College, 31-30 in overtime to win the Pinstripe Bowl.
Say what you will about Hackenberg’s season, but the sophomore came up big when the spotlight shone brightest, completing 34-of-50 for 371 yards and four touchdowns in front of 49,012 fans, the second-largest crowd to ever watch a football game at Yankee Stadium.
Ficken topped off a rollercoaster of a career by nailing a field goal to tie up the Pinstripe Bowl in the final minute and knocking home an extra point in overtime for the walk-off win.
James Franklin said on Friday that Penn State’s offensive line was the most improved unit of pre-bowl practices. He wasn’t lying.…
Just in case you’re watching the Pinstripe Bowl at home, we’ve put together an official drinking game. Have fun and be careful.
New York City has earned itself the name as the city that never sleeps because of its constantly active lifestyle that blows State College out of the water. Luckily for our boys in blue, they got to experience that upgrade in full effect.
James Franklin and Boston College’s Steve Adazzio spoke with the media a day before the Pinstripe Bowl kicks off. Franklin fielded a variety of questions, ranging from Saturday’s opponent to following Joe Paterno’s legacy.
Penn State takes on Boston College in the Pinstripe Bowl on Saturday. Our preview:
A trio of alumni trustees responded yesterday to President Barron’s promise of confidentiality for those interviewed by Louis Freeh, calling their identities necessary for a credible review of his report.
One Penn Stater has been going the extra mile — I mean, he came all the way from the North Pole — to spread holiday cheer in State College.
Under the guise of Amazing Race, Justin Scheman and Diana Bishop, a Penn State alumnus and his girlfriend of seven years, traveled through six states before ultimately flying to Iceland, where he proposed beneath the shining colors of the Northern Lights.
Just four days before the inaugural College Football Playoff begins, ESPN Films will debut a special 30-minute documentary shedding light on the controversy that enveloped President Nixon and the 1969 college football season. “Nixon’s National Champs” premieres Sunday, Dec. 28 at 10:30 p.m. and examines the president’s decision to name Texas the national champion, overlooking an 11-0 Penn State squad.
With the NCAA sanctions limiting the Penn State football to 65 scholarships to begin the season — 20 fewer than the standard allotment of 85 — first-year head coach James Franklin was forced to compete in one of the nation’s top conferences with one hand tied behind his back, Now, after a full season of injuries and redshirts, only 41 scholarship players remain on the available roster.
The Penn State women’s volleyball team won an NCAA record seventh national championship over the weekend. Head coach Russ Rose is known for being all business, but his squad managed to have some fun on the championship run. Joined by the cheerleading team and the Penn State Volleyball Pep Band, the women’s volleyball team performed a music video set to Taylor Swift’s popular single “Blank Space” as it documented the journey to the top.