1. Penn State Football: Is a 7-1 Start Such a Surprise?

    Penn State is off to a 7-1 start and around the nation the college football world seems to be surprised by the start. But, should they be? When the season got underway things looked to be pretty favorable leading up to this point in the schedule...

    Kevin McGuire Written by Kevin McGuire about almost 3 years ago 1,419 reads 4 comments

  2. College Football 2011: The Bottom 25 Heading into Week 9

    Another week of college football is in the books, and as luck would have it, there is football to be played every day of the week this week between the NFL and college football...

    Kevin McGuire Written by Kevin McGuire about almost 3 years ago 2,867 reads 6 comments

  3. Penn State Football: Grading the Nittany Lions' Game vs Northwestern

    Penn State played back and forth game with Northwestern Saturday night but made the halftime adjustments they needed to make to hold off the Wildcats at home...

    Kevin McGuire Written by Kevin McGuire about almost 3 years ago 2,131 reads 6 comments

  4. Penn State Football: Joe Paterno Reaches Milestone Against Northwestern

    Penn State ’s defense made the adjustments they needed to make as Penn State pulled away from Northwestern Saturday night. Penn State shut out the Wildcats in the second half after taking a 27-24 lead in to halftime...

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  5. Penn State Football: What to Root for This Weekend

    The BCS rankings were released Sunday evening, with Penn State being ranked 21st in the initial standings. Penn State was one of six Big Ten teams in the BCS top 25, with Wisconsin leading the conference at No...

    Kevin McGuire Written by Kevin McGuire about almost 3 years ago 1,612 reads 2 comments

  6. Penn State Football: Midseason Report Card for the Nittany Lions

    The 2011 season has had its fair share of mixed results for the Penn State Nittany Lions through just more than half of the season, and there are plenty of concerns moving forward...

    Kevin McGuire Written by Kevin McGuire about almost 3 years ago 1,789 reads 4 comments

  7. College Football Rankings 2011: The Bottom 25 Heading into Week 8

    It is time once again to pick through the leftovers and afterthoughts in college football with a look at this week's Bleacher Report Bottom 25...

    Kevin McGuire Written by Kevin McGuire about almost 3 years ago 1,253 reads 1 comments

  8. BCS Standings 2011: Where Did Wisconsin, Nebraska and the Top Big 10 Teams Land?

    The SEC has two teams on top of the BCS standings, but the Big Ten is well represented in the initial batch of BCS rankings . Six Big Ten teams, including Wisconsin, are ranked in the BCS top 25...

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  9. Penn State Football: Grading the Nittany Lions' Game vs Purdue

    Was Penn State pretty in Saturday's win against Purdue? No, but they never lost the lead and the defense came through in the clutch on a day on which they admit they were not playing to their usual standards...

    Kevin McGuire Written by Kevin McGuire about almost 3 years ago 1,356 reads 5 comments

  10. Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Hang on for Win vs. Purdue, 23-18

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – Penn State ’s defense didn’t have a standout performance, but they made the plays when they needed to...

    Kevin McGuire Written by Kevin McGuire about almost 3 years ago 1,019 reads 6 comments

  11. Penn State vs. Purdue: Live Score, Highlights and Analysis

    Penn State (5-1, 2-0 Big Ten) vs. Purdue (3-2, 1-0 Big Ten) Kickoff: 12 p.m. TV: Big Ten Network It's homecoming time for Penn State, and they look to move to 6-1 when Purdue pays a visit to Beaver Stadium this weekend...

    Kevin McGuire Written by Kevin McGuire about almost 3 years ago 1,629 reads 1 comments

  12. College Football 2011: The Bottom 25 Heading into Week 7

    The Bleacher Report Bottom 25 returns for another week of the season's worst, but we try to provide an optimistic spin wherever we can...

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  13. Penn State Football: Grading the Nittany Lions' Game vs Iowa

    Penn State knocked off Iowa by a score of 13-3 on Saturday, picking up their first win against the Hawkeyes since 2007...

    Kevin McGuire Written by Kevin McGuire about almost 3 years ago 1,585 reads 1 comments

  14. Penn State Football: Defense Leads Way Against Iowa in 13-3 Win

    Penn State 's defense made sure that Iowa would not leave Beaver Stadium with a win this time. The Nittany Lions defense kept Iowa out of the end zone, the first time Iowa failed ...

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  15. Penn State vs. Iowa: Live Score, Highlights and Analysis

    Penn State 13, Iowa 3 Final Penn State may be 4-1 this season, but do not let the record fool you. This team has plenty of questions to answer, and this weekend's contest certainly will not be an easy one...

    Kevin McGuire Written by Kevin McGuire about almost 3 years ago 2,273 reads 0 comments

  16. College Football 2011: The Bottom 25 Heading into Week 6

    It's an ugly job, but somebody around here at Bleacher Report has to do it. The responsibility of choosing the worst of the worst in college football has been bestowed upon me...

    Kevin McGuire Written by Kevin McGuire about almost 3 years ago 615 reads 0 comments

  17. Ohio State Football: Gene Smith Says He'll Take Blame, Then Takes None

    Let's start with the bare essentials of the story out of Columbus Monday afternoon. Ohio State Athletics Director Gene Smith addressed the media to discuss and explain the latest developments in the NCAA investigation taking place in Columbus...

    Kevin McGuire Written by Kevin McGuire about almost 3 years ago 629 reads 15 comments

  18. Penn State Football: 84-Year-Old Problem for Nittany Lions

    Stop me if you have heard this before. Joe Paterno is hurting the Penn State program more than he is helping it at this point...

    Kevin McGuire Written by Kevin McGuire about almost 3 years ago 1,661 reads 8 comments

  19. Penn State Football: Grading the Nittany Lions' Game vs. Indiana

    Penn State's 16-10 victory over Indiana was less than inspiring, to say the least. While the Nittany Lions did get off on the right foot in Big Ten and Leaders Division play by placing ...

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  20. Notre Dame Football: Report Card Grades for Purdue Game

    Notre Dame picked up their third straight win to improve to 3-2 on the season after defeating Purdue in Lafayette, Ind. Notre Dame blasted Purdue 38-10 Saturday night...

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  21. MLB Playoffs: Ranking the World Series Matchup Possibilities

    Eight teams, eight destinies, and only two will reach the World Series. Will it be the Phillies and their much hyped pitching rotation going up against Detroit's Justin Verlander ...

    Kevin McGuire Written by Kevin McGuire about almost 3 years ago 334 reads 0 comments

  22. Penn State Football: It's Time to Flip the Switch in Big Ten Division Play

    When Penn State takes the field on Saturday afternoon they will be doing something no prior Penn State, or Big Ten team has ever done before...

    Kevin McGuire Written by Kevin McGuire about almost 3 years ago 1,146 reads 3 comments

  23. Penn State Football: Only 1 Reason Joe Paterno's Lost His Touch

    We get it. Joe Paterno is no longer the head coach he once was. Sure, he still runs the program and is the one responsible for a good number of in-game decisions and operations off the field, but it is fair to say he has lost his touch at times...

    Kevin McGuire Written by Kevin McGuire about almost 3 years ago 3,138 reads 12 comments

  24. College Football 2011: The Bottom 25 Heading into Week 5

    LSU has jumped past Oklahoma in one poll, but neither team is listed in this poll—and they should be thankful for that. This is the college football bottom 25...

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  25. Penn State Football: Linebacker Michael Mauti Done for Season with ACL Tear

    Penn State redshirt junior linebacker Michael Mauti will undergo surgery within the next two weeks to treat a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee...

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