Michigan loss still stings a year later for Nittany Lions

The Big Ten Network cameras had followed Marcus Allen into the tunnel at Michigan Stadium last September. The Penn State safety and his teammates had just suffered a 49-10 loss to the Wolverines that dropped them to 2-2. Walking next to Saquon Barkley, Allen made a pledge to the running back. “We’ll never get embarrassed […]

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Penn State’s annual White Out game develops a wide-ranging influence

Not satisfied with just Beaver Stadium dressing in all white on Saturday night, James Franklin set his sights on the entire town for the weekend. The Penn State coach has been asking everyone in State College to take part in the Nittany Lions’ annual White Out on Friday and Saturday, leading into the game against […]

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Penn State-Michigan features a showdown between nation’s top defenses

Before James Franklin reunited with Brent Pry at Vanderbilt, he had Don Brown to learn from. For the last nine years now, the Penn State coach has been able to work with some of the most successful defensive coordinators in the country. In his seven seasons as a head coach, he had Bob Shoop and […]

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Big week at Penn State brings big distractions for Nittany Lions

Ranked No. 2 in the nation and at the center of the college football world on Saturday, Penn State players got a message from their coach to start off the week. “They’ve earned these things,” James Franklin said at his weekly press conference on Tuesday. “These things are nice. The rankings are nice. The fact […]

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PSU notes: Lions reach No. 2 in the polls; Dallas’ Monk dismissed

Despite not playing this weekend, Penn State has reached its highest spot in the polls in the 21st century. Thanks to Clemson’s stunning loss at Syracuse on Friday, the Nittany Lions moved up one spot to No. 2 in both the Associated Press and coaches’ top 25 polls on Sunday. They are behind only fellow […]

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Recruit from New Jersey loses Penn State scholarship offer after altercation

The fallout of a fight between players on a New Jersey high school football team has cost a Penn State recruit his scholarship. According to multiple outlets and first reported by Lions247, defensive end Dorian Hardy had his offer from the Nittany Lions rescinded this week after Hardy was allegedly involved in an altercation that […]

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Penn State defense dominates Northwestern to improve to 6-0

EVANSTON, Ill. — A second after the snap of the ball, Shaka Toney already had the edge. Penn State’s redshirt freshman defensive end got his hand up into the collar of Northwestern left tackle Blake Hance, who had two inches and 70 pounds on him. But Toney sped right around him en route to Clayton […]

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Wildcats lavish praise on Barkley ahead of tough matchup

CHICAGO — Forget, for a moment, all of the standout running backs Pat Fitzgerald has merely schemed against. Two decades ago, the Northwestern coach was tackling the Big Ten’s best himself, a star linebacker who twice won national defensive player of the year awards. That would include Ohio State Heisman winner Eddie George and Wisconsin’s […]

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Gillikin brothers worked together to reach PSU, Northwestern

At first, Blake and Tyler Gillikin started their drills in the basement. The twin brothers would clear out enough room for Tyler to fire footballs back to Blake, who would then give them a light boot. Before they became starting specialists at Big Ten schools that face each other on Saturday — Blake as Penn […]

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Trace McSorley battling heavy expectations for PSU’s offense

The question was about his quarterback, and James Franklin had numbers at the ready. “I think he’s pretty much better in every metric possible,” the Penn State coach said when asked to compare Trace McSorley’s performance from this time a year ago. “To be honest with you, it’s not even really close,” Franklin said, first […]

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