Penn State Nittany Lions Articles

David Yankey
The unsung heroes of every college football team are the men in the trenches. Offensive lines are often overlooked when it comes to preseason predictions, but this position is arguably the most important unit on the team.Stanford has churned out...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
When we sit down to iron out our Top 25 Poll each year at Athlon Sports, we are trying to project the final year-end standings not build a preseason power poll. It might be a small and subtle difference but an important one to acknowledge.We don...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Players like LaMichael James, Marcus Lattimore, Braxton Miller and Johnny Manziel have set the bar for freshmen awfully high in recent years with elite first-year performances.Manziel earned top frosh honors in the SEC a year ago while Oregon's...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Marqise Lee
USC is limited on scholarships due to NCAA sanctions, but coach Lane Kiffin didn’t take any shortcuts on his receiving corps. The Trojans have the nation’s No. 1 receiver in junior Marqise Lee, while sophomore Nelson Agholor is due for...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Every now and then, the college football schedule is a kingmaker. Or it turns conference title hopefuls into paupers.In our series examining critical stretches across the country, we take a look at the Big Ten. Each team will have its string of...
David Fox
1 year ago
Derrick Green
Named after two transcendent freshmen — Minnesota’s Darrell Thompson and Indiana’s Antwaan Randle El — the Thompson-Randle El Big Ten Freshman of the Year award has been given to some seriously talented first-year athletes...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
As debate rages over the merits of providing college football players a full “cost of attendance” scholarship to cover all of life’s needs, consider the plight of one Sally Bars.She’s now the mother of three FBS college...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
It's not easy getting college football coaches to honestly comment on another coach, player or team. Most coaches don't want to give opposing teams billboard material, which is why there is a lot of coach speak or overused cliches...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
A year after being the nation’s most competitive conference at the top, the Big Ten is counting on a handful of new faces to remain so in 2013-14.Michigan State returns nearly intact, but most of the Big Ten wasn’t so lucky. Indiana is...
David Fox
1 year ago
College Football's Best and Worst Logos for 2013
Brand image is a massive part of modern 21st century business and college football is big business. Signature uniforms like Michigan’s winged helmet, picturesque monuments like Lake Washington in Seattle or historic personalities like...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
The SEC rules the recruiting rankings, but three big-time Big Ten signees from the last two seasons could play major roles in how the league is decided.Michigan and Ohio State are both plugging in five-star signees from the class of 2012 in...
David Fox
2 years ago
Penn State is still dealing with NCAA sanctions, but the program appears to be on stable ground with second-year coach Bill O’Brien. The Nittany Lions rebounded from an 0-2 start to finish 8-4 last season, which included a win over Wisconsin...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Every year, college football fans are introduced to a handful of players that become household names by the end of the season. Predicting which players will breakout any year is never an easy task.The Big Ten has plenty of candidates to project for...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Whether you hate or love the BCS, the bowl season is exciting time for college football fans. Although some believe there are too many bowl games, it's one last chance to see teams before the long offseason sets in. And considering how long the...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
It all seems so obvious now, as if everyone could see the hand of destiny at work. But the truth is, when Christian Hackenberg showed up as a sophomore at Fork Union Military Academy, a private boarding school in Fork Union, Va., no one really knew...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Brand image is a massive part of modern 21st century business and college football is big business.Signature uniforms like Michigan’s winged helmet, picturesque monuments like The Horseshow in Columbus or historic personalities like...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
Ohio State marching band
There are many reasons a sports fan can come to the realization that the college game is a better product than the professional version. Some of that has to do with charming, sleepy college towns and the scenic tailgating. The college game has...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
The Big Ten had only four offenses average 30 points or more last season. Ohio State, Nebraska, Indiana and Northwestern reached that mark and each of those four teams should be among the conference’s best offenses for 2013.The Hoosiers take...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
The 2013 college football season is just around the corner, and Athlon continues its countdown to kickoff with a look at our first, second and third All-Big Ten teams for this season.Related Content: Big Ten Predictions for 2013First-Team...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
The 2013 college football season is just around the corner, and Athlon continues its countdown to kickoff with a look at our first, second and third All-Big Ten teams for this season.Related Content: Big Ten Predictions for 2013First-Team...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Fall Saturdays are special. Small towns, huge crowds, tailgating, bands, cheerleaders and student sections are just a few of the reasons college football is the best sport on the planet. When campuses jump to life across the nation each weekend...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
  2013 Big Ten Predictions     Leaders Division   Big Ten Overall 1. Ohio State 8-0 13-0 2. Wisconsin 6-2...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
The start of the college football season is just weeks away, and Athlon Sports is counting down the top teams for the upcoming year.Alabama is Athlon’s pick to win the national championship, with Urban Meyer’s Ohio State Buckeyes...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
The start of the college football season is just weeks away, and Athlon Sports is counting down the top teams for the upcoming year.Alabama is Athlon’s pick to win the national championship, with Urban Meyer’s Ohio State Buckeyes...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Depending on your point of view, spring practice is either a respite from the football-free months of winter and a taste of things to come in August. On the other hand, it’s only appealing to the hardcore football fan. Sure, there’s the same...
David Fox
2 years ago

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