Penn State Nittany Lions Articles

Seth Russell
Every college football team has personnel issues or question marks entering the 2015 season. But some concerns are bigger than others for teams in the national title or playoff mix. Whether it’s a quarterback battle, an open spot at defensive...
Steven Lassan
10 months ago
Jaylon Smith
Picking the top linebacker units in college football is no easy task. After all, schemes dictate how linebackers are used and the rise of spread offenses generally means more defensive backs on the field. Regardless of whether a scheme utilizes a 4...
Steven Lassan
10 months ago
Having two national championship contenders in your conference is one way to make sure you stay in the spotlight all season. As good as Ohio State and Michigan State are and are projected to be in 2015, the Big Ten Conference has a slate of games...
J.P. Scott
10 months ago
A'Shawn Robinson
The rise of spread offenses and the different schemes teams face on a week-to-week basis in a college football season has altered how some defensive coordinators think. While some are placing more emphasis on building a secondary, the success...
Steven Lassan
10 months ago
Raekwon McMillan
Projecting college football’s breakout players for any given season is no easy assignment. After all, each person has a different take on what a “breakout player” is, and college football is always home to several new faces...
Steven Lassan
10 months ago
Georgia Bulldogs
The offensive line is often the most overlooked position for any college football team. While the linemen in the trenches don’t get enough credit, they are often the most important piece to a successful offense. Flashy skill talent and...
Steven Lassan
10 months ago
Every season of college football starts out the same way. We have all of these things that we think are knowns — lead-pipe locks as one popular radio host calls them. Then, by midseason, we're all wrong, sitting around wondering what...
J.P. Scott
10 months ago
Joey Bosa
The balance of power in the Big Ten clearly rests with Ohio State and the East Division in 2015. The Buckeyes are a heavy favorite to repeat as college football’s national champion, and one look at the expert poll results for the best players...
Steven Lassan
10 months ago
Just about every sports fan is tied to their team’s logo, which makes ranking logos complicated. To get an educated opinion on what is a good logo and what isn't, Athlon Sports turned to one of the people most responsible for helping...
Athlon Sports
10 months ago
As the Big Ten Conference improves, so too does the incoming talent. The end result is a new crop of players talented enough to crack their respective starting lineups and make an impact throughout the season. The Big Ten has a group of...
J.P. Scott
10 months ago
James Franklin
Year two of the James Franklin era at Penn State brings with it a renewed sense of optimism. After going through some adjustments with a coaching transition, the second in three years for the Penn State program, things are expected to run a bit...
Kevin McGuire
10 months ago
College Football's 2015 All-Name Team
With 128 teams in the FBS and around 100 players on a roster, there are certainly some interesting names that pop-up throughout the course of production for Athlon's 2015 college football magazine. We took a look through the rosters...
Steven Lassan
10 months ago
College football’s long offseason is almost over. Kickoff for the 2015 season is less than 25 days away, and fall camps are underway across the nation. While every team is 0-0 and hopes of an undefeated season are still alive, all 128 FBS...
Steven Lassan
10 months ago
Ohio State Buckeyes
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
10 months ago
Christian Hackenberg
The Penn State Nittany Lions are still rebuilding depth across the board, which means James Franklin’s squad is not quite ready to go head-to-head with the top of the Big Ten just yet. But they are getting there. In 2014 there were some bumps...
Kevin McGuire
10 months ago
Cardale Jones
With fall camps set to open in August for all 128 college football teams, the 2015 season is officially around the corner. There’s no shortage of position battles or schemes to work on this fall, but quarterback competitions will steal the...
Steven Lassan
11 months ago
For the moment college football has forgotten about college football in a mad dash forward to appease a small group of the viewing public and more importantly to make television advertisers happy. Due to some unnecessary upcoming changes in...
Ryan Wright
11 months ago
Ezekiel Elliott
We go through this exercise every year. "Who will be the face of the college football season?," we ask ourselves. Recently, names like Mariota, Manziel and Winston have answered that question, putting their own personal stamps on an...
J.P. Scott
11 months ago
Then-Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien's decision in 2012 to add names to the back of the Nittany Lions' football jerseys seemed to signal a new era for the program and was seen by many as a clear mark that things will never be...
Kevin McGuire
11 months ago
Michigan Wolverines
The College Football Playoff Committee proved the general trend of tougher scheduling last fall.  The Big Ten may not get one team in the Playoff — it could actually end up with two in college football's version of the...
Braden Gall
11 months ago
Joey Bosa
Kickoff for the 2015 college football season is just around the corner. With fall camps underway, it won’t be long before teams are officially preparing for the opening week. With the season countdown under 15 days until kickoff, it...
Steven Lassan
11 months ago
Nebraska Cornhuskers
Last summer, Athlon Sports asked 12 Big Ten experts Gerry DiNardo, Eddie George, Tom Dienhart, David Jones and more to rank their favorite stadiums in the Big Ten. Based on general atmosphere, fan support, home-field advantage,...
Braden Gall
11 months ago
James Franklin
James Franklin took over a Penn State football program in the midst of difficult times. His predecessor, Bill O’Brien, managed to keep the ship floating in spite of massive scholarship reductions and a four-year postseason ban for the program...
Kevin McGuire
11 months ago
The Big Ten is home to some of the best storylines in college football. In the East Division alone, you've got defending national champion Ohio State, which has three QBs capable of starting for anyone in the country. Watching who will come out...
Matt Josephs
11 months ago
Josh Ferguson
Every college football team has players most would consider underrated. However, defining underrated players is no easy assignment, as that term varies in meaning between fans and experts. The Big Ten is home to college football...
Steven Lassan
11 months ago

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