Penn State Rumors & News

  • Barkley vows to play in bowl game: 'I play for my brothers'

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Penn State running back Saquon Barkley will not go the way of Leonard Fournette and Christian McCaffrey by skipping his team’s bowl game this season. After his 158-yard, three-touchdown performance in Penn State’s 56-44 win over Nebraska Saturday, Barkley clarified a story that was written..." November 19

  • Trace McSorley sets all-time Penn State record for total touchdowns

    Land of 10 "Another week, another record for Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley. McSorley — who broke the record for Penn State passing touchdowns last week at Michigan State — became Penn State’s all-time leader in total touchdowns with 66 on Saturday afternoon as he ran in a 20-yard score vs. Rutgers...." November 11

  • Penn State's James Franklin: Team needs to handle distractions better

    ESPN "Penn State coach James Franklin has preached about the dangers of distraction for most of the past two seasons. After his team lost its second game against a ranked opponent in as many weeks, Franklin said his group hasn't figured out how to handle the heat of the spotlight. "I would describe..." November 05

  • Lightning at Spartan Stadium delays Michigan State-Penn State

    ESPN "Lightning strikes have emptied Spartan Stadium and delayed the top 25 matchup between Michigan State and Penn State for at least an hour. Michigan State officials project that the game won't resume until 5:30 p.m., although that is not an official time for a restart. That would make for a..." November 04

  • Saquon Barkley now Bovada’s overwhelming Heisman wagering favorite

    College Football Talk "What a difference a week makes. Last Monday, Stanford running back Bryce Love had drawn even with his Penn State counterpart, Saquon Barkley, as 7/5 favorites to win the 2017 Heisman Trophy according to With the Cardinal on a bye and Barkley impressing in a huge nationally-televised..." October 24

  • Jerry Sandusky loses bid for new trial on sex abuse conviction; attorney vows to continue fight

    The Patriot News "Jerry Sandusky lost a significant battle Wednesday in his bid to free himself from jail and clear his name of the ignominy of being listed as one of America's most notorious pedophiles. Jefferson County Judge John Foradora closed a two-year appeal process with a clinical 60-page ruling that -..." October 19

  • Penn State, James Franklin reinforce commitment after Texas A&M reports

    ESPN "Penn State and coach James Franklin say they remain committed to each other amid reports that Texas A&M could be interested in the Nittany Lions coach. "Nothing has changed from the commitment that we made to Coach Franklin and the commitment James made to Penn State just before this season..." October 13

  • Penn State is preparing for Texas A&M to make a run at James Franklin

    CBS Sports "Penn State officials are preparing for Texas A&M to make a run at hiring James Franklin should Kevin Sumlin and the Aggies part ways, CBS Sports has learned. Franklin, in his fourth season with Penn State, has helped resurrect the Nittany Lions from crippling NCAA penalties in the Jerry..." October 12

  • 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