Less than a month after talented guard, and big personality Geno Thorpe decided to transfer out of State College, Pat Chambers and his coaching staff have picked up a commitment from another guard to potentially take his place. Former UConn point guard Terrence Samuel visited Penn State today and committed today as well according to Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports.
Monthly Archives: June, 2015
James Franklin and his staff have been on a hot streak with recruiting recently, and it doesn’t look like that trend will stop any time soon, as they just picked up a commitment from four-star defensive end Daniel Joseph, from Lake Forest, Illinois. Joseph is the class’ second defensive end recruit, along with Shane Simmons, one of the classes first, and most touted recruits.
After a busy week for football, with recruits, student tickets, and more game time announcements, James Franklin gave fans even more to be excited about with a fantastic hype video.
President Barron accepted all of the Sexual Assault and Harassment Task Force recommendations, including the switch to an investigative sexual assault model that allows a trained investigator to take part in the compilation of evidence for trial.
Though there are still about two months until we return to Happy Valley, the remainder of summer will fly, and freshmen will be taking over their new campus before they know it. To make the most of the remaining time, we’ve put together a checklist of things that will make transitioning into your freshman year of college a little bit easier.
Lift for Life, the marquee event conducted by the Penn State Uplifting Athletes chapter is set to kick off on July 11 from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. at the Penn State Lacrosse Field.
The 6-foot-6 center, currently playing in the USHL, is the fifth recent Nittany Lion who has been drafted to the NHL.
After the former Penn State star didn’t hear his name called in either of the two rounds of the NBA Draft on Thursday night, D.J. Newbill was left waiting for an NBA team to come calling for his services. Newbill worked out with a number of teams before the draft, including the Denver Nuggets, Charlotte Hornets, Philadelphia 76ers, and many others. One team in particular, the Los Angeles Clippers, was impressed enough to sign Newbill to their Summer League roster, giving the Nittany Lion great his first opportunity in the NBA.
The 6-foot, 270 pound Maryland native had 21 offers and was choosing between Virginia Tech, Maryland, and Penn State.
The student section that Kirk Herbstreit called “as good as there is in the country” will once again, of course, be full at every home game.
The Penn State Altoona pitcher took matters of revenge into her own hands after discovering that a teammate allegedly ratted out a coach for violating the school’s alcohol policy.
Make that commit No. 13 for James Franklin and the Penn State football program. Franklin and his staff were able to lure three-star defensive tackle Christian Colon (Independence/Charlotte, NC) away from in-state schools Charlotte and UNC today, as the behemoth defensive tackle gave his verbal commitment to Penn State.
Ali Krieger, former Nittany Lion soccer star and current member of Team USA, will appear in the issue when it hits stands in July. ESPN released a sneak peek of its interview and photoshoot entitled Under Ali Krieger’s Uniform on Thursday.
Penn State and Temple will start their football seasons at 3:30 p.m. on September 5th in Philadelphia. It will be the two teams’ 43rd meeting all-time.
Former New Orleans Saints Head Coach and Washington Redskins Defensive Coordinator Jim Haslett has been brought on by Penn State football as a team consultant, working throughout the program to assist coaches and staff.
Penn State football is on the rise, and one national media outlet even believes the team can be a national power within the next few years.
Three-star defensive tackle Michael Dwumfour (DePaul Catholic/Wayne, NJ) announced his commitment to James Franklin and Penn State University today, joining a loaded Class of 2016 that will see him team up with four-star defensive end Shane Simmons — one of the top defensive end recruits in the country.
Penn State basketball will gain some pre-conference tournament action in late December as one of eight teams in the 2015 Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic. Colorado, SMU, Kent State, Canisius, Louisiana Monroe, Nicholls State and Hampton will join the Nittany Lions for the Dec. 22 and 23 tip-offs at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.
Even though Joe Paterno preferred a stiff glass of bourbon to a beer, he’d probably smile at what his family has coming up on tap. Jay Paterno, the son of the legendary coach, has teamed up with Latrobe’s City Brewing Co. to create the Paterno Legacy Series of beer.
Alumni Dan Galiczynski and Devon Saunders will take their talents to the popular show ‘American Ninja Warrior’ on an episode airing Monday, June 22.
Penn State is currently ranked seventh nationally and second in the Big Ten.
The Metropolitan building, located on the corner of West College Avenue and South Atherton Street, will be one of the first buildings in State College that offers amenities to both Penn State students and the State College residents.
Penn State Athletics released the themes for the home games this year. Many themes are old favorites, some are new, and others are jam-packed into one game. This season’s promotions will include a White Out, appreciation days, reunions, and even a Stripe Out.