The Penn State Nittany Lions football program currently resides in the Big Ten conference and has won two National Championships. Known for tradition, Beaver Stadium, and Joe Paterno, the program is a point of pride in the community after the team persevered following harsh NCAA sanctions that eliminated wins and placed scholarship reductions on the program. The program looks to begin a new era when new head coach James Franklin leads the Nittany Lions into the 2014 season.
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.