With two national titles and four Big Ten Championships to its name, the Penn State Nittany Lions football program is coming off a year where it captured its first conference title under James Franklin. 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 team will try to make even more strides with Saquon Barkley and Trace McSorley leading the charge for the 2017 season.
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Penn State football fans won’t have to wait until the week before the first game to find out who their quarterback is, as has been customary for the past couple seasons. Bill O’Brien promised on the Coaches Caravan tour that he would name a starting quarterback soon, and he kept his word today by announcing that Matt McGloin would be the first player off the bus on September 1 against Ohio.
Bill O’Brien announced today that the September 15th football game at Beaver Stadium between Penn State and Navy will be Military Appreciation day.
With the first pick, and the last pick, coming and going, another NFL Draft comes to a close. There will be 12 former Nittany Lions that will be part of football teams over the summer, however, as they joined pro teams this weekend. Four were drafted, and the other eight were signed as free agents after the draft was completed.
The next time Devon Still suits up for a football game, he’ll be wearing orange and black instead of white and blue. The former Penn State All-American defensive tackle was selected by the Cincinnati Bengals with the 53rd overall pick in the NFL Draft last night
A few Penn State football players will wait for their names to be called during the National Football League Draft, which begins this Thursday and ends on Saturday. Here’s what to expect from your Nittany Lion hopefuls as they end their careers in Happy Valley and look toward the pros.
Looking to make something happen right away, Matt McGloin dropped back and aired a ball down the left sideline in the direction of Allen Robinson. Floating through the air, the pass looked good before hitting the ground a few yards ahead of Robinson as he couldn’t quite catch up to it. That right there was the first play of the Blue-White game and went on to symbolize the game as a whole.
Football is back in the air this weekend on campus as Blue-White Weekend festivities begin today with the actual spring game taking place at 2 p.m. tomorrow in Beaver Stadium. Saturday will mark the first time that many have entered Beaver Stadium since the emotional 17-14 loss to Nebraska last November. I’ve looked forward to this weekend for a while for many reasons. Listed below are five things I’m looking to get out of this weekend, including the game, and around State College in general.
Saturday’s Blue-White game will have an additional intriguing storyline as a new scoring system has been implemented with the offense and defense having the potential to earn points in various ways during every play.
There are a ton of festivities throughout Blue-White Weekend including the annual spring game; however, it can be a bit overwhelming for those attending for the first time. Onward State provides answers to some frequently asked questions to make people more informed.
Blue-White Weekend is one of the best weekends in the spring every year. It’s time to break out the tailgating stuff (and ponchos, it rains every year) and get ready for some football!
As much as we might not want to admit it, there are many different things to do during Blue-White Weekend, even if you don’t like football. Here’s a list of the top five things you should do this weekend.
Often thought of as a “tease”, Saturday’s Blue-White game has the potential to be a little more exciting and significant than usual. Bill O’Brien will be walking the Beaver Stadium sidelines for the first time, and with a limited number of summer practices to implement his system, it is likely that this game will be a little more serious than your typical spring “glorified scrimmage.”
Bill O’Brien was hired as the new head coach of the Penn State football program two months and 23 days ago to the tune of disappointment and disdain from fans, students, and alumni. In the time that has passed since then, he’s put together one of the strongest recruiting classes that the team has seen in years and has quickly endeared himself to the State College community, forcing the haters to eat their words.
It was about as eventful of a day as it can get in late March when it comes to college football. It began with a Bill O’Brien press conference and concluded with another Class of 2013 recruit giving Penn State a verbal commit. In between, the first of fifteen spring practice took place and a typical blue Penn State jacket became the story of the day.
Spring football practice for Penn State will begin today as the Nittany Lions will practice fifteen times under Bill O’Brien’s watch before playing the annual Blue-White game on April 21st. Between now and then, there are some questions that will hopefully be made a little clearer.
Two time All-Big Ten quarterback Daryll Clark played his final game for Penn State on January 1, 2010. Immediately after, the Nittany Lions began searching for his replacement. Fast forward more than two years later, and the search is still unable to find stability, consistency, and quality play from the quarterback position. Read about this years contenders after the jump.
Coach Bill O’Brien has made quite a few splashes since his hire in January, but none bigger than signing 5 star tight end Adam Breneman out of Cedar Cliff High School (Camp Hill, PA). Breneman hauled in 72 passes for 1,120 yards with 12 touchdowns during his junior season, while earning an invitation to the Under-Armour All American game and the designation of #1 tight end recruit in the country. I was able to sit down with Adam earlier this week for a 10-questions feature:
With Blue-White weekend just a month away, Penn State is gearing up for its first season with Bill O’Brien at the helm. Unfortunately, he’ll be missing a few key playmakers from last season. Here’s a breakdown of players Penn State lost to graduation or the draft.
Acting Penn State athletic director David Joyner spoke to nearly 150 students in 101 Thomas for a little over an hour last night, and surprisingly, nearly fifty of those minutes centered around the coaching search for the late Joe Paterno’s successor.
Another week, another big splash in recruiting for new Penn State head coach Bill O’Brien. And this one might be the biggest one yet. Tight end Adam Breneman from Camp Hill, Pa (5 miles from Harrisburg) announced his decision to attend Penn State from the Cedar Cliff High School gymnasium in an event that was open to the public.