Penn State Nittany Lions Articles

  By Mitch Light (@AthlonMitch) Here are previews and predictions for the 10 best college football games this weekend. Nebraska (+3.5) at Michigan These two storied programs, who shared the national championship in 1997, meet for only the...
Mitch Light
3 years ago
By Braden Gall (@AthlonBraden on Twitter) Post-Week 11 Big Ten Power Rankings Check out all of our college football rankings. 1. Michigan State (8-2, 5-1) – The Spartans cleared one of their final hurdles in the race for...
Braden Gall
3 years ago
The current situation at Penn State is truly sad and tragic. We were all shocked by the revelations in the grand jury report involving long-time PSU assistant coach Jerry Sandusky and his 40-count sexual-abuse case. The fallout from this horrific...
Patrick Snow
3 years ago
This article on Penn State assistant head coach Jerry Sandusky originally appeared in our 1987 college football annual. Given the horrific, recent tragic events surrounding allegations against Jerry Sandusky, we felt our archival pieces...
Athlon Sports
3 years ago
I am not a parent. I cannot speak as one. And I won’t understand what parents across this country are feeling until, God willing, one day I’ve become one myself. But what has happened at Penn State University has shaken me to the core,...
Braden Gall
3 years ago
The surname Paterno mirrors the word paternal, whose Latin root “pater” means “father.” For decades, that was a fitting twist of fate for Joe Paterno, who was by all accounts the grandfather of college football. The myth of “JoePa” was built on...
Nathan Rush
3 years ago
In 1992 Sinead O'Connor stood on the stage of Saturday Night Live, held up a photograph of Pope John Paul II, sang the word "evil" and ripped up the photo to protest child abuse by the Catholic church. And from that point on, her world came...
Athlon Sports
3 years ago
I remember where I was Ronald Reagan was shot. I remember where I was when the space shuttle Challenger disintegrated over the Atlantic Ocean. I remember where I was when two airplanes hit the Twin Towers. I remember where I was when Twitter blew...
Athlon Sports
3 years ago
By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter) For the first time since 1965, Joe Paterno will not roam the sidelines this Saturday at Penn State. Replacing a coach that won 409 games won’t be easy, and the coaching search is even more...
Steven Lassan
3 years ago
By Mitch Light (@AthlonMitch) Here are previews and predictions for the 10 best college football games this weekend. Oregon (+3.5) at Stanford It’s the game of the year in the Pac-12, featuring two of the most statistically dominant teams in...
Mitch Light
3 years ago
-by CoachesByTheNumbers.com Joe Paterno has been fired three games before the end of his 46th year as the head coach of the Penn State Nittany Lions. Coach Paterno had recently announced that he would retire at the end of the 2011 season due...
Braden Gall
3 years ago
Joe Paterno has been fired from Penn State University. In the wake of the sexual abuse scandal involving his assistant coach Jerry Sandusky, the longest tenured coach in college football's career is now over. The Penn State board of trustees...
Athlon Sports
3 years ago
Somehow the Penn State story just got even worse. After a weeping Joe Paterno reportedly spoke to Penn State students outside his living room window about the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse allegations, he came out, seemingly all smiles and...
Athlon Sports
3 years ago
In light of the recent, disgusting events that have come out regarding Jerry Sandusky's alleged child sexual abuse while working as an assistant under Joe Paterno at Penn State, we feel that some of our archival content regarding Joe...
Steven Lassan
3 years ago
In light of the recent, disgusting events that have come out regarding Jerry Sandusky's alleged sexual child abuse while working as an assistant under Joe Paterno's at Penn State, we feel that some of our archival content regarding Joe Paterno is...
Steven Lassan
3 years ago
In light of the recent, disgusting events that have come out regarding Jerry Sandusky's alleged sexual child abuse while working as an assistant under Joe Paterno's at Penn State, we feel that some of our archival content regarding Joe Paterno is...
Athlon Sports
3 years ago
By Braden Gall (@AthlonBraden on Twitter) Post-Week 10 Big Ten Power Rankings Check out all of our college football rankings. 1. Michigan State (7-2, 4-1) – In a league where there is clearly no definitive No. 1 team, Michigan State...
Braden Gall
3 years ago
In light of the recent, disgusting events that have come out regarding Jerry Sandusky's alleged sexual child abuse while working as an assistant under Joe Paterno's at Penn State, we feel that some of our archival content regarding Joe Paterno is...
Steven Lassan
3 years ago
There were many jokes over the summer about who would be the ‘leader’ in the Big Ten’s Leaders, but the on-the-field answer should provide one of college football’s best divisional races down the stretch. Wisconsin looked like the prohibitive...
Patrick Snow
3 years ago
By Braden Gall (@AthlonBraden on Twitter) Post-Week 9 Big Ten Power Rankings Check out all of our college football rankings. 1. Nebraska (7-1, 3-1) – The recipe for success against Michigan State was simple: Establish the ground...
Braden Gall
3 years ago
The Big Ten has been known for elite running backs for years and years. From Mike Hart to Ron Dayne to Eddie George to Anthony Thompson to Archie Griffin to Alan Ameche and Howard Cassady in the '50s, the conference has produced some of college...
Patrick Snow
3 years ago
By Mitch Light (@AthlonMitch) Here are previews and predictions for the 10 best college football games this weekend. Stanford (-8) at USC Stanford owns the nation’s longest active winning streak at 15 games, and each of the last 10 wins have...
Mitch Light
3 years ago
By Braden Gall (@AthlonBraden on Twitter) Post-Week 8 Big Ten Power Rankings Check out all of our college football rankings. 1. Nebraska (6-1, 2-1) – Almost by default, and after an easy 41-14 win over Minnesota, the Cornhuskers...
Braden Gall
3 years ago
By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter) At the midpoint of the 2011 season, it's time to take a look at the first half and predict how the second half will turn out in the Big Ten. First-Half Awards Coach of the Year – Brady Hoke,...
Steven Lassan
3 years ago
By Braden Gall (@AthlonBraden on Twitter) Post-Week 7 Big Ten Power Rankings Check out all of our college football rankings. 1. Wisconsin (6-0, 2-0) –  Paul Chryst certainly gave the coaching staffs in East Lansing, Columbus and...
Braden Gall
3 years ago

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