1. Penn State Football Recruiting: How 4 Newest Commits Fit on the Depth Chart

    Despite obvious hindrances to recruiting, Bill O'Brien keeps doing quite a bang-up job. After an important recruiting weekend, the Big Ten Coach of the Year was able to snag verbal commitments from four guys on the Nittany Lions' radar...

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  2. Penn State Football: 4 Recruits with Best Shot to Start for Lions in 2013

    Following the sanctions levied on the Penn State football program, many wondered how they'd be able to convince kids to come play in this type of situation...

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  3. Penn State Football: Why Christian Hackenberg and Adam Breneman Should Redshirt

    There's really no doubt in anyone's mind that Christian Hackenberg and Adam Breneman are two of the most coveted recruits Penn State has had in recent memory...

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  4. Penn State Football: Why Bill O'Brien Won't Be a PSU Lifer

    Everyone who follows college football, and sports in general, knows what happened at Penn State and the "unprecedented" sanctions that followed...

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  5. Penn State Football: Will the 'Supa Six' Stay in Happy Valley or Transfer?

    Ah, the "Supa Six." Anyone who gleans the realm of college football may not recognize this group of youngsters, but to the Penn State football program, it represents so much...

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  6. Penn State Football: 8 Replacements for Bill O'Brien If He Bolts for the NFL

    To say that Bill O'Brien has done a phenomenal job at Penn State this year is an absolute understatement. While many (including me) doubted his hiring in the first place, O'Brien has done everything he's been asked and then some on and off the field...

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  7. Penn State Football: Why Allen Robinson Is the Future of PSU's Offense

    After the departure of Justin Brown to Oklahoma and Derek Moye to the NFL, Penn State was longing for a reliable wide receiver heading into the 2012 season...

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  8. Penn State Football: Grading All 22 Starters from the Indiana Game

    After a tumultuous offseason to say the least, Penn State secured a winning record on Saturday in Bill O’Brien’s first year at the helm...

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  9. Indiana vs. Penn State: Complete Game Preview

    Penn State will welcome Indiana to Beaver Stadium on Saturday after an emotional and controversial loss to Nebraska...

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  10. Penn State Football: Why the Nittany Lions Can't Close Games

    It's been no secret that Penn State has been a phenomenal first-half team in 2012. Not only are the Nittany Lions (6-4, 4-2 Big Ten) one of the Big Ten's best first-half teams, but they are among the nation's elite in this particular category...

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  11. Penn State Football: Why Bill O'Brien's Offense Saved Matt McGloin's Career

    To Penn State fans, Big Ten affectionados and college football pundits across the country, the name Matthew McGloin had a lot of meanings last year and heading into this past offseason...

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  12. Penn State Football: Grading All 22 Starters from the Purdue Game

    Unlike last weekend, this Saturday was a good time to be a Penn State Nittany Lions football fan. The Nittany Lions (6-3, 4-1 Big Ten) defeated the Purdue Boilermakers handily, 34-9...

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  13. Penn State Football: Freshmen Make Unexpected Impact in 2012

    As conventional wisdom tells us, the most seasoned and experienced veterans in any realm of work are expected to lead. This applies to most aspects of life, including sports and specifically—football...

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  14. Penn State Football: Grading All 22 Starters from the Ohio State Game

    Saturday night was a rough outing to be a Penn State fan. Thanks to a blocked punt for a touchdown, the Nittany Lions (5-3, 3-1 Big Ten) went into halftime tied 7-7 with Ohio State (9-0, 5-0 Big Ten)...

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  15. Penn State Football: The Importance of the Ohio State Game

    A few days before the beginning of Penn State's 2011 football season, I remember looking ahead a bit to the 2012 schedule to see what kind of home games were on the slate and saw Ohio State...

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  16. BYU vs. Notre Dame: Live Game Grades and Player Analysis for the Fighting Irish

    The Notre Dame Fighting Irish defeated the BYU Cougars in a close one, 17-14. Tommy Rees was a non-factor after the first quarter, but Irish running backs Theo Riddick and Cierre Wood carried the load for the offense...

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  17. Connecticut vs. Syracuse: 10 Things We Learned from Orange's Win vs. UConn

    After a slow and sluggish first quarter, Syracuse broke the game open in the second half and ran away with a 30-point victory over the Connecticut Huskies...

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  18. Connecticut vs. Syracuse: Live Scores, Analysis and Results

    Syracuse 40, UConn 10 -- Final After a slow and sluggish first quarter, Syracuse broke the game open in the second half and ran away with a 30-point victory...

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  19. Penn State vs. Iowa: Complete Game Preview

    Going into Saturday's matchup, Penn State and Iowa are almost in two completely different situations on the field, and yet they're kind of similar...

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  20. Northwestern vs. Penn State: Complete Game Preview

    Since 1993, Penn State and Northwestern have played each other every year with the exception of 1999, 2000, 2007 and 2008. The Nittany Lions (3-2, 1-0 Big Ten) hold a favorable margin on Northwestern (5-0, 1-0 Big Ten) throughout the years, 12-3...

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  21. Penn State Football: The 5 Most Disappointing Players in the 1st 5 Games

    If you told me that Bill O'Brien would open the first five games of the year with a 3-2 record, I'd be pretty content...

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  22. College Football: The Biggest Rivalries We Can't Enjoy

    There have been plenty of college football rivalries throughout the years: Army-Navy, the Iron Bowl, and the Red River Rivalry, just to name a few...

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  23. Penn State Football: Grading All 22 Starters from the Temple Game

    After picking up their first victory in convincing fashion against Navy a week ago, Bill O'Brien and Penn State improved to .500 with a 24-13 win over Temple...

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  24. Penn State Football: Players to Watch vs. Temple

    After starting off the season with two emotion-filled losses, Penn State finally tallied one in the "win" column with a 34-7 onslaught of Navy...

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  25. Navy vs. Penn State: How the Nittany Lions Plan to Defend the Option

    To say it's been an emotional start to the 2012 campaign would be a massive understatement for the Penn State football team...

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