James Franklin made two things clear before the Lions travel South: Carl Nassib is 100 percent healthy for a game for the first time in more than a month, and Christian Hackenberg and Austin Johnson have both applied for draft evaluations from the NFL.
Author Ben Berkman
Penn State avenged its heartbreaking collapse the last time it played at Rec Hall in an 81-67 victory over Canisius. Brandon Taylor scored 18, and Julian Moore added 14 points on only five shots.
“He can do a little bit of everything. He can shoot, drive, big — 6-foot-6, he can rebound, he can defend really well,” Shep Garner said. “He’s a big part of our team. We love Payton.”
In Week 12, two Nittany Lions (one a former coach, the other a former linebacker) that helped keep the program alive during its darkest days met on an NFL field to face off. Another player during the era, a record-setting quarterback, also saw game action.
Carl Nassib is the Big Ten defensive player of the year, and was named a first-team defender. Michigan’s Jabrill Peppers edged Saquon Barkley as the conference’s top freshman.
Three Nittany Lions were honored in BTN.com’s All-Big Ten football team and awards. Defensive lineman Carl Nassib was named the conference’s player of the year and earned a spot on the all-defensive team. Fellow big man and defensive lineman Austin Johnson was also named to the team. Freshman running back Saquon Barkley earned conference freshman of the year honors after breaking the school’s freshman rushing record.
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Penn State basketball finalized its best recruiting class ever today. Using his Philadelphia roots, Pat Chambers received commitments — and today, letters of intent — from Roman Catholic High School trio Tony Carr, Lamar Stevens, and Nazeer Bostick, and Oak Hill big man Joe Hampton.
“If you can invent a way to create public recognition for companies to give back, I think this is a multimillion dollar market,” McCarthy said. “And I used to do it with mini golf passes.”
Penn State is the 15th most militarized university in the nation, according to a Vice News study.
Sports happened this weekend, and we’re here to tell you all about them.
Something about the atmosphere at Northwestern is worrying James Franklin, but he’s reluctant to go into specifics.
Joey Julius, Penn State’s 5-foot-10, 261-pound boulder of a placekicker, quickly became a fan favorite for his nontraditional stature. But the novelty of having a very large man doubling as a kicker is quickly wearing off, as Julius has missed one field goal and two extra points in the last two weeks.
After Josh Gattis took home wide receiver coach of the week honors last week, defensive line coach Sean Spencer earned the same award for his position this week.
Christian Hackenberg led a balanced attack — a steady combination of screens, deep balls, and precise lasers — that saw helped Penn State hang 39 points, the most of the season.
Where has this team been all year? Penn State clicked on all cylinders Saturday afternoon, defeating Illinois 38-0 in a happy, sunny, Halloween party in Beaver Stadium.
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The 2015 Little League World Series U.S. Champions (and Pennsylvania native) Red Land Little League will be recognized by the university this Saturday before and during Saturday’s noon matchup against Illinois at Beaver Stadium.
Maryland brought it, and Penn State’s passing game served it right back.
Christian Hackenberg is Penn State’s new all-time leading passer.
Two of Penn State’s most experienced starters — Shep Garner and Brandon Taylor — will be asked to fill much of the scoring void that Newbill left. To do that, they’re looking to assume the quality that defined Newbill, and has plagued other Nittany Lion scorers: consistency.
Penn State’s Oct. 31 Halloween home matchup against Illinois will kickoff at noon and air on either ESPN2 or ESPNU. ESPN will announce the specific network after this coming Saturday’s slate of games.
A night after sweeping Indiana, Penn State women’s volleyball continued its winning ways Saturday night at Rec Hall, defeating No. 18 Purdue in straight sets (25-18, 25-17, 25-17).
John Donovan’s rare media availability left anyone expecting insight or explanations highly unsatisfied.
Penn State has posted some thrilling, depressing, and amusing stats through its first half of the season. Let’s take a closer look.
Jordan Dickerson was known for blocked shots and offensive struggles last year. Now a senior, he will look to do more of the former and less of the latter, while making a conscious effort to add another title to his name: leader.