Month: December 2014
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.
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.