Penn State Rumors & News

  • Anonymous NFL Scout: Saquon Barkley is better than Ezekiel Elliott

    Sportsnaut "There’s been a ton of buzz surrounding Penn State running back Saquon Barkley since the 2017 college football season started. Some already view the junior as the Heisman Trophy favorite. Others conclude he’s simply the best player in the nation. Likely to enter the 2018 NFL Draft after this..." September 21

  • Jerry Sandusky's son Jeffrey pleads guilty to 14 child sex abuse charges

    CBS Sports "Jeffrey Sandusky, the son of convicted sex abuser and former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky, has pleaded to 14 counts of child-sex abuse charges. The 41-year-old Sandusky entered his pleas on Friday. The charges include "soliciting sex from a child younger than 16 and soliciting..." September 16

  • More evidence Joe Paterno knew about Jerry Sandusky’s child sex abuse before 2001

    New York Daily News "What did Joe Paterno know and when did he know it? According to an explosive new CNN report published Saturday, there is now even more evidence the legendary ex-Penn State football coach may have known about Jerry Sandusky's sexual abuse of young boys years before Sandusky's 2011..." September 09

  • Penn State approves pricey six-year extension for James Franklin

    CBS Sports "James Franklin stood tall in Indianapolis last December as the unlikely champion of the Big Ten, and Penn State has rewarded him for it handsomely. Penn State approved a six-year contract extension worth $5.8 million per year for the fourth-year head coach, according to Sports Illustrated's..." August 18

  • Penn State's Barkley still undecided on declaring for NFL draft

    Penn Live "Penn State running back Saquon Barkley said on Saturday that he has not made a decision yet regarding whether or not he will declare for the 2018 NFL Draft. The junior would be eligible to, and all observers expect him to leave school early considering he's projected to be a top-5 pick in next..." August 05

  • Penn State kicker Joey Julius no longer with the program

    CBS Sports "It's not often the departure of a kickoff specialist earns headlines, but Joey Julius' exit from Penn State is a rare exception. Bob Flounders of reported Monday afternoon that the 5-foot-10, 258-pounder from Hummelstown, Pennsylvania, has left the program prior to the start of his..." July 24

  • Imhotep Charter's Isheem Young commits to Penn State "The news Isheem Young announced Tuesday, he knew on April 12. That day, he silently committed to play football at Penn State. Tuesday, he broke the silence. Young, a rising senior safety at Imhotep Charter, made his commitment to the Nittany Lions public with a video of a pool party filmed by..." July 18

  • Penn State bolsters top-5 class with 4-star WR Anderson-Butts

    Land of 10 "Shaquon Anderson-Butts, a 3-star athlete and Harrisburg, Pa., native, has committed to Penn State, he announced Saturday. Anderson-Butts is ranked as the No. 16 athlete nationally and No. 12 recruit in Pennsylvania, according to the 247Sports composite. The 6-foot, 202-pound wide receiver from..." July 16

  • Former DC Bob Shoop being sued by Penn State

    Yardbarker "Penn State has grown accustomed to having legal issues in recent years. So it should come as no surprise that the University is headed back to court. But what is a little surprising is that this time the university is are not the one being sued. This time Penn State is the plaintiff. The school..." July 05

  • Recruit says James Franklin signed new 5-year deal with Penn State

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Solomon Enis is a four-star wide receiver from the Phoenix area and a Penn State recruit. He also might have a future as a sports reporter. While speaking with reporters Friday at the Nike Opening Finals in Oregon, the son of former Penn State running back Curtis Enis broke some news about..." July 01

  • Penn State lands 4-star DE Dorian Hardy

    Land of 10 "After Penn State’s 2018 class took a blow earlier in the week, the group took a big step forward Sunday morning with the addition of 4-star defensive end Dorian Hardy. Hardy, from Paramus, N.J., is the sixth-ranked strong-side defensive end in the 2018 class and became Penn State’s 13th verbal..." June 12

  • Penn State football loses verbal commitment from five-star quarterback Justin Fields

    Daily Collegian "Penn State's 2018 recruiting class just took a major hit. Five-star quarterback Justin Fields, who is the top-ranked dual-threat quarterback in the class, has decided to decommit. Fields, who hails from Kennesaw, Georgia, has been attracting serious interest from SEC programs..." June 07

  • Al Pacino set to star as Joe Paterno in HBO movie, per report

    ESPN "Al Pacino is reportedly in line to star as former Penn State coach Joe Paterno, whose story is being made into a movie for HBO, according to a report According to The Hollywood Reporter, Barry Levinson will be the executive producer and director for a movie about Penn State's legendary football..." June 06

  • 3 Ex-Penn St officials get jail terms in Sandusky abuse case

    Chicago Tribune "A former president of Penn State and two other former university administrators were each sentenced Friday to at least two months in jail for failing to alert authorities to a 2001 allegation against ex-assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, a decision that enabled the now-convicted serial..." June 02

  • Penn State kicker Joey Julius back in treatment for eating disorder

    ESPN "Penn State place-kicker Joey Julius says he is again in treatment for an eating disorder. Julius, who made headlines last season for making big tackles on his kickoffs, issued a statement on Facebook explaining why he was not at this season's spring game. "I have been struggling over the..." May 06

  • Saquon Barkley won’t rule out skipping bowl game

    Pro Football Talk "College football players are starting to make business decisions. Which is good news, because everyone else connected to college football makes business decisions (especially since they all get paid for doing business with college football). Penn State running back Saquon Barkley, who rushed..." May 03

  • Penn State loses commitment of No. 8 recruit Micah Parsons

    ESPN "Defensive end Micah Parsons, the No. 8-ranked prospect in the 2018 class, decommitted from Penn State on Sunday. Parsons was one of two commitments ranked as a five-star recruit for the Nittany Lions, along with quarterback Justin Fields, but is reopening his recruitment. " April 24

  • Does Penn State have what it takes to compete for another Big Ten title?

    Fox Sports "Penn State’s stunning turnaround to win the Big Ten by way of the conference’s East division—the toughest in college football—proved to be one of the biggest stories in the sport in 2016. A team that was one of the youngest in the country and one that didn’t register one single voting point in..." April 19

  • Penn State trustee who was “running out of sympathy” for “so-called victims” of Sandusky not seeking second term

    College Football Talk "The Penn State trustee who said he was “running out of sympathy” for the victims of former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky will reportedly not seek a second term on the board of trustees in State College. Al Lord made his decision official while speaking at a forum. “I’ll continue to work with..." April 05

  • Penn State trustee says he is 'running out of sympathy' for 'so-called' victims

    USA Today "Penn State trustee Albert L. Lord said he is “running out of sympathy” for the “so-called” victims of former Nittany Lions assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, according to an email sent to The Chronicle of Higher Education. Lord, a former CEO of student loan company Sallie Mae, also..." March 30