1. Penn State Football: Incoming Freshmen Most Likely to Start This Season

    It's no secret that the Nittany Lions have depth issues, forcing players into action earlier than they probably should be...

    Tim Tolley Written by Tim Tolley about 3 months ago 8,565 reads 5 comments

  2. Penn State Football: Strengths, Weaknesses and Secret Weapons

    The Nittany Lions won't have everything they need to chase a Big Ten divisional crown in 2014, but not all hope should be lost. This team has several bright spots and players to build on this year and beyond...

    Tim Tolley Written by Tim Tolley about 3 months ago 6,048 reads 5 comments

  3. Power Ranking Penn State's Positional Units for 2014

    Like any team, the 2014 Nittany Lions have some bright spots and some...not so bright spots on the roster. Christian Hackenberg and Jesse James are names people will know this fall...

    Tim Tolley Written by Tim Tolley about 3 months ago 3,422 reads 6 comments

  4. Power Ranking Penn State's 2014 Schedule from Easiest to Toughest

    The college football season is just over two months away, and Penn State predictions are starting to formulate about the 2014 campaign...

    Tim Tolley Written by Tim Tolley about 3 months ago 4,338 reads 35 comments

  5. Penn State Football: 'Lasch Bash' Recruiting Event Will Be Huge for Franklin

    The grills will be fired up this weekend outside of the Lasch Building when James Franklin and his staff host most of their currently committed 2015 recruits as well as several high-profile targets...

    Tim Tolley Written by Tim Tolley about 3 months ago 12,158 reads 8 comments

  6. Re-Evaluating Penn State's 2011 Recruiting Class

    While it's fun to grade and rank recruiting classes in the present, the truth is no one really knows how a group of kids is going to work out until after the fact...

    Tim Tolley Written by Tim Tolley about 3 months ago 5,696 reads 4 comments

  7. Penn State Football: 2014 Struggles Could Lead to Big Success in 2015

    When Penn State takes the field against UCF in Ireland on Labor Day weekend, there will be several new faces wearing white helmets. On offense alone, up to seven players could be starting for the first time in their careers...

    Tim Tolley Written by Tim Tolley about 3 months ago 6,687 reads 6 comments

  8. Penn State Recruiting: 5 Commits and Top Targets to Watch at the Opening

    Held by Nike, The Opening is a high school combine of sorts that places the country's elite prospects against one another in various competitions and drills, including a seven-on-seven tournament...

    Tim Tolley Written by Tim Tolley about 3 months ago 6,119 reads 0 comments

  9. Penn State Football: Recapping the Biggest 2014 Offseason News so Far

    It seems like the 2013 football season ended an eternity ago. Enough has changed in and around Happy Valley in the last six months to fill a calendar year and in a place not particularly ...

    Tim Tolley Written by Tim Tolley about 3 months ago 5,835 reads 0 comments

  10. Penn State Football: Don't Confuse Recruiting Hype with on-Field Expectations

    Penn State has earned a lot of headlines this spring, largely due to James Franklin and his early recruiting success. Unfortunately, it's going to be a while before that success impacts the product we see on Saturdays...

    Tim Tolley Written by Tim Tolley about 3 months ago 4,396 reads 11 comments

  11. Penn State Football: Tight Ends Part of Bill O'Brien's Nittany Lion Legacy

    The 2014 Nittany Lions will be forced to lean heavily on their stable of diverse tight ends. Luckily, former head coach Bill O'Brien left the team with what should be the deepest group in the conference, if not the country...

    Tim Tolley Written by Tim Tolley about 3 months ago 2,954 reads 4 comments

  12. Position-by-Position Preview of Penn State's 2014 Roster

    In just about a month, Penn State will welcome its incoming freshman and begin preparing them for the 2014 season. The losses of Allen Robinson and DaQuan Jones have created holes in the depth chart that will soon be filled by new faces...

    Tim Tolley Written by Tim Tolley about 4 months ago 4,791 reads 1 comments

  13. The Case for Bill Belton as Penn State's Starting Running Back

    The Nittany Lions will be looking for a vocal senior leader on offense in 2014, and running back Bill Belton is the perfect player to assume the role...

    Tim Tolley Written by Tim Tolley about 4 months ago 3,658 reads 2 comments

  14. Penn State Football: Early Game-by-Game Prediction for the 2014 Season

    We're less than 100(!) days away from the 2015 football season which Penn State will kick off in Ireland against UCF in the Croke Park Classic...

    Tim Tolley Written by Tim Tolley about 4 months ago 14,892 reads 24 comments

  15. Penn State Recruiting: Early Success, Scholarship Limits Hindering Flexibility

    James Franklin and the Nittany Lions came out of the gate on fire on the 2015 recruiting trail. Penn State has the second-ranked class in the country with 16 prospects verbally ...

    Tim Tolley Written by Tim Tolley about 4 months ago 5,122 reads 6 comments

  16. Penn State Football: Summer Grades for 2015 Recruiting Class

    Penn State's 2015 recruiting efforts are off to a terrific start and have the Nittany Lions sitting pretty with the second-ranked recruiting class , behind only Alabama...

    Tim Tolley Written by Tim Tolley about 4 months ago 11,453 reads 6 comments

  17. Penn State Football: 5 Former Blue-Chippers Who Will Finally Shine in 2014

    In college football, there is no free agency. There are no trades between schools that drastically change rosters from year to year or even week to week...

    Tim Tolley Written by Tim Tolley about 4 months ago 11,991 reads 2 comments

  18. Penn State Football: Versatility Will Be Key for Linebackers This Season

    For the first time in several years, Penn State will return just one seasoned vet among its linebacker unit and this time it will be without longtime respected position coach, Ron Vanderlinden ...

    Tim Tolley Written by Tim Tolley about 4 months ago 2,710 reads 0 comments

  19. Meet Koa Farmer, Penn State's First Californian Recruit in Nearly a Decade

    By now, new Nittany Lions head coach James Franklin has caught the attention of just about everyone that follows college football recruiting...

    Tim Tolley Written by Tim Tolley about 4 months ago 10,746 reads 7 comments

  20. Penn State Football: Who Is Replacing Every Nittany Lion Taken in 2014 NFL Draft

    The 2014 NFL draft is behind us, and the Penn State football program has lost some of its most notable players to the highest level of organized football...

    Tim Tolley Written by Tim Tolley about 4 months ago 4,009 reads 2 comments

  21. Penn State Recruiting: Sterling Jenkins Commitment Serves as Symbol of New Era

    The Penn State football program received a big boost last night, both literally and figuratively. Shortly before landing the seventh-best dual-threat quarterback prospect in Brandon ...

    Tim Tolley Written by Tim Tolley about 4 months ago 6,435 reads 6 comments

  22. Penn State Football: NFL Draft Projections for Every Former Nittany Lion

    Unless you live under a rock, you've heard that the NFL draft will kick off this Thursday in New York. Bill O'Brien's Houston Texans possess the first overall pick, and several Nittany Lions are hoping to hear their names called over the weekend...

    Tim Tolley Written by Tim Tolley about 4 months ago 3,243 reads 0 comments

  23. Penn State Football: Anthony Zettel's Chance to Be Nittany Lions' Next Great DT

    Since 2010, Penn State has earned a bit of a reputation by sending several defensive tackles to the NFL. In fact, if DaQuan Jones is drafted in the first three rounds of next week's ...

    Tim Tolley Written by Tim Tolley about 5 months ago 3,567 reads 0 comments

  24. Penn State Football: 5 2015 Commits Who Dominated Nike Football Training Camps

    Nike Football Training Camps were held last weekend in both New Jersey and the D.C. area, and Penn State was represented well at both versions...

    Tim Tolley Written by Tim Tolley about 5 months ago 8,145 reads 0 comments

  25. Penn State Football: 5 Things We Learned About the Nittany Lions This Spring

    Spring camp in Happy Valley was a bit more dramatic this time around as the Nittany Lions got familiar with their new head coach, James Franklin, and several new players got acclimated to the college life...

    Tim Tolley Written by Tim Tolley about 5 months ago 6,358 reads 0 comments