Penn State Nittany Lions Articles

Urban Meyer
Success with any college football team starts with coaching. Even if a program doesn’t have the resources of the nation’s elite jobs, a good coach can elevate a program into national title contention. With that in mind, Athlon...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Wisconsin Badgers
The old saying “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” couldn’t be more true when it comes to ranking college towns. Do you prefer larger metropolitan areas? Do you enjoy the isolated peace and quiet of a quaint...
Braden Gall
2 months ago
Big Ten Football
Never before has scheduling been a bigger issue than the 2014 College Football Playoff. The committee clearly took a stance on Baylor’s weak non-conference matchups and it cost the Bears a chance at the national championship. A perceived...
Braden Gall
2 months ago
Thanksgiving hasn’t been the same since the Texas A&M and Missouri started hanging out with the SEC. Or since West Virginia and Pitt started rolling with the Big 12 and ACC, respectively. Conference realignment ended a handful of...
David Fox
2 months ago
Thanksgiving hasn’t been the same since the Texas A&M and Missouri started hanging out with the SEC. Or since West Virginia and Pitt started rolling with the Big 12 and ACC, respectively. Conference realignment ended a handful of...
David Fox
2 months ago
Michigan Wolverines
Is it easier to win at Ohio State or Michigan? Wisconsin or Nebraska? Which program provides the most support? Which program has access to the best players? Which program has proven it can succeed at a high level over time? Which program has...
Braden Gall
2 months ago
Penn State Nittany Lions
James Franklin enters his second season in Happy Valley with his work cut out for him. The quarterback position is settled and the defense should be in good shape under star coordinator Bob Shoop, but his offensive line and running game are...
Braden Gall
2 months ago
Nebraska Cornhuskers
 Hosts Braden Gall and Steven Lassan go in-depth with an early 2015 Big Ten conference preview. The Big Ten enters a season as a defending champ for the first time since 2002 and only the third time since 1968. However, could a...
Braden Gall
3 months ago
Christian Hackenberg
James Franklin’s debut at Penn State had its share of ups and downs, as the Nittany Lions started 4-0 but dropped six out of their last eight regular season games. A bowl win over Boston College propelled Franklin to a winning mark in his...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
Joey Bosa
The national perception of the Big Ten shifted at the end of the 2014 season thanks to Ohio State’s national championship and Michigan’s hire of Jim Harbaugh as the program’s new coach. While the Ohio State-Michigan rivalry is...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
Spring practice is already underway for a handful of college football teams, and the offseason workouts and scrimmages provide the first glimpse of how all 128 teams will look in 2015. The Big Ten is home to college football’s defending...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
Nebraska Cornhuskers
Recruiting rankings matter. They are not a guarantee of future success but they are the foundation every national championship has been built upon. It takes great coaching, development and luck to win a title, but having better players is the...
Braden Gall
4 months ago
Gus Malzahn
Incoming freshmen usually steal the spotlight on college football’s signing day, but there’s no shortage of intrigue and potential surrounding the junior college recruits that may have inked signed in December. While the transition...
Steven Lassan
4 months ago
Athlon Sports has averaged out the four major recruiting services — 247Sports, Rivals.com, Scout.com and ESPN — and created the Big Ten consensus team recruiting rankings for 2015. Here is what we learned: Lapping the...
Braden Gall
4 months ago
Corey Clement
Attrition and finding replacements are a key part of any college football offseason. A coaching staff may find answers through the junior college ranks for a quick fix, or they may feel comfortable with a replacement that’s been on the roster...
Steven Lassan
5 months ago
Ezekiel Elliott
College football’s 2014 season has ended, and the focus shifts from the national championship picture to signing day, spring practice and early preseason rankings for 2015. While last year and Ohio State’s national title victory over...
Steven Lassan
5 months ago
Ohio State Buckeyes
Ohio State won the BCS National Championship in 2002 in dramatic fashion over heavily-favored Miami. An unbeaten, Charles Woodson-led Michigan team split a national championship with Nebraska in 1997. But, quickly, name the last time the...
Braden Gall
5 months ago
The last Penn State bowl appearance was hardly an experience the Nittany Lions want to remember. In 2011, Penn State went to Dallas to play in a bowl game televised on ESPNU in a crowded slot with more appealing matchups in the Capital One and...
David Fox
6 months ago
Georgia Bulldogs
Here are the 30 best, most entertaining, most dramatic and most important Power 5 football games of the 2014 season: 1. (2) Florida St 31, (5) Notre Dame 27It’s hard to make an entire nation root for the usually hated Fighting Irish but...
Braden Gall
6 months ago
Ohio State Buckeyes
The Big Ten played a lot of dramatic and exciting games in 2014. Unfortunately, when it came to non-conference contests, the league didn’t win too many of them. However, an entire year of disappointment can all be washed away by two...
Braden Gall
6 months ago
It is hardly a secret to anyone watching Big Ten football that Penn State is getting by this season on the strength of the defense. With an offense struggling to find a rhythm behind a shaky offensive line, Penn State’s defense has had to...
Athlon Sports
7 months ago
New rivalries are a part of any league as expansion has changed the outlook of all of the Power 5 conferences in recent years.In their first meeting as Big Ten foes, Maryland and Penn State attempted to jumpstart a new rivalry with some pregame...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
After a month of the season and a few close calls, Penn State learned a little bit about its ceiling. The Nittany Lions can’t survive an off game by quarterback Christian Hackenberg, and the offensive line continues to be the team...
David Fox
9 months ago
Christian Hackenberg
It’s hard to call Penn State and Rutgers a true rivalry since these two teams have not played since 1995. However, there’s some renewed interest in this series, as Rutgers has joined the Big Ten, and new Penn State coach James Franklin...
Steven Lassan
9 months ago
Ohio State Buckeyes
The Big Ten already has losses to the Pac-12 (twice), SEC, ACC and Notre Dame — not to mention two losses to the MAC. Many, including myself, are writing the Big Ten off as a playoff contender. It’s not that there won’t...
Braden Gall
9 months ago

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