1. Christian Hackenberg Ready to Pull Himself, Penn State off the Turf

    They all got after it years ago in that northeastern Pennsylvania home, the crush of competition, the reward of victory, defining the lives of four young boys...

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  2. Nittany Lions Focus on MLB, OL This Spring

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Spring practice has just begun for Penn State, but James Franklin already knows the keys for the Nittany Lions this offseason: offensive line and middle linebacker...

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  3. PSU Hosts Diggs, Numerous Other Recruits During First Two Spring Practices

    STATE COLLEGE -- Penn State's spring practice kicked off Friday, the first of 15 opportunities to build for the future.....

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  4. Penn State Is Accumulating All the Right Pieces at Linebacker, Ross Tucker Says

    Penn State's depth chart at linebacker is murky going into spring practice, but that could be a good thing, even as the search continues for senior captain Mike Hull's replacement...

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  5. Sized Up: 30 NFL Scouts Watch 13 Prospects at Penn State's Pro Day

    UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Thirty of the NFL's 32 teams were represented at Penn State's pro day Thursday, moving back and forth from the weight room to the indoor workout complex where players were put through the paces of NFL combine-style events...

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  6. Former Penn State Linebacker Mike Hull Talks Pro Day, NFL Potential, and More

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  7. Penn State Nittany Lions Spring Preview

    James Franklin's squad ended the 2014 season on a high note -- overcoming a two-TD deficit to shock Boston College in Pinstripe Bowl overtime -- and it is hoping to build off that in 2015...

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  8. Tommy Stevens Is the Future of Penn State Football

    When Penn State takes the field for its first spring practice of 2015 on Friday, there won't be any question who the Nittany Lions' No. 1 quarterback will be...

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  9. Franklin Confident Nittany Lions Can Improve on Special Teams in 2015

    The Penn State Nittany Lions have consistently struggled on special teams over the past few seasons. A big part of that was the fact that due to scholarship reductions, the Nittany Lions were forced to place several walk-ons on special teams...

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  10. Searching for an Edge, Coach Franklin Looks into Analytics, Sports Science

    UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — In 2005, James Franklin sat in meeting rooms adjacent to Lambeau Field, working as Packers wide receivers coach and trying to figure out exactly what job everyone did...

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  11. Penn State Football: Complete 2015 Spring Practice Primer

    By any reasonable measure, James Franklin's first season at Penn State was a successful one. A 7-6 record and a win in the Pinstripe Bowl underscored the Nittany Lions' emergence ...

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  12. PSU Experiencing Stability Under James Franklin

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  13. Five Questions Facing Penn State Football This Spring

    UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Coach James Franklin will continue leaving his mark on Penn State football when spring practice begins Friday.....

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  14. Penn State's Blue-White Game Could Have a Unique Twist, Per James Franklin

    STATE COLLEGE -- Penn State's annual Blue-White game to cap spring drills at Beaver Stadium generally features many things for both the team and its fans. Ample amounts of kicking and punting generally aren't on the list...

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  15. James Franklin Believes Jordan Lucas Can Be a "Special" Player at Safety in 2015

    James Franklin and his Penn State assistants made three significant position changes last spring that transformed the Lions' defense into one of the best units in the nation...

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  16. Two Top Penn State Football Recruiting Targets Set Visits

    Penn State's football drills will kick into a higher gear Friday when spring practice begins. The 15 opportunities for the Lions to improve also mark multiple chances for schools, including PSU, to host recruits...

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  17. Penn State Football a No. 14 Seed in Mythical Bracket

    It's March Madness time! So in today's Penn State football news, naturally some media outlet, in this case The Sporting News, made up a 68-team gridiron bracket.....

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  18. PSU Restructures Athletic Department; Pair of Football Staffers Among List

    In a move it says will better position its programs and best-serve its student-athletes, Penn State announced Monday that it is restructuring its Intercollegiate Athletics department...

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  19. 3 Position Battles to Watch in Spring Practice

    Penn State is set to begin spring practice on Friday. With several players gone due to either graduation or a decision to leave early for the NFL, there are holes in the depth chart at certain positions...

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  20. How Will Penn State Replace Mike Hull?

    Penn State returns many of the key pieces from a defense that ranked among the top 10 nationally in total (No. 2), scoring (No. 7) and run defense (No. 3).....

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  21. Five Questions for Penn State's Offense Heading into Spring Practice

    Programs across the country have questions on offense, defense, and special teams as spring drills begin if they haven't already. In State College, there is no question about who will play quarterback...

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  22. Penn State Accuses Paterno Estate of 'Bald Misstatements'

    The fight over a pending subpoena against Louis Freeh's law firm continues to heat up in Centre County Court.....

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  23. Penn State Football: Projecting the Offensive Spring Depth Chart

    Now that the early Penn State position previews for the offense have wrapped up, VBR has put together a 2-deep depth chart projection for the offense.....

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  24. Class of 2017's Top QB Visiting Penn State in April

    In today's Penn State football news, Victory Bell Rings writes that Class of 2017's top quarterback, Hunter Johnson of Brownsburg, Indiana, will visit Happy Valley on April 18. Tennessee and Notre Dame are also on Johnson's list of favorites...

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  25. What Position Groups, Players Stood out to Galt with Spring Practice Closing In?

    Penn State's winter workouts came to a close last week with a round of testing. Players lift as much as they can once, or a percentage of that multiple times, to record how far they've come in about eight weeks of work...

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