Penn State Rumors & News

  • 4-star LB Brandon Smith commits to Penn State

    Sporting News "Penn State has received its first five-star commitment of the 2019 class with linebacker Brandon Smith. Smith, the No. 2 inside linebacker in the country, the No. 30 overall player in 247Sports' Composite rankings and the top player in the state of Virginia, made his decision..." May 22

  • Penn State-Pitt rivalry renewal put on hold due to ‘complicating puzzle’

    Centre Daily Times "Penn State and Pitt football fans could wait a decade or more until its rivalry is further renewed. An extension of the storied series might be revisited at some point after 2030, Nittany Lions athletic director Sandy Barbour said Tuesday at Penn State’s first Coaches Caravan stop. But in the..." May 09

  • Former Penn State players blast HBO over Joe Paterno movie

    Larry Brown Sports "A movie that focused on the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal at Penn State aired over the weekend, and several of the school’s former football players are furious over the way the late Joe Paterno was depicted. In a statement they issued on Monday, 300 Penn State football lettermen — most..." April 10

  • Saquon Barkley still not talking about his NFL Draft status

    Yardbarker "Saquon Barkley is still not talking about his NFL Draft status. Barkley rushed for 137 yards and two touchdowns — including a 92-yard score — in Penn State’s win over Washington in the Fiesta Bowl on Saturday. The junior running back is widely expected to enter the draft, but he was..." December 30

  • Penn State's Barkley will make NFL draft decision after Fiesta Bowl

    Sporting News "Don't expect Saquon Barkley to talk about whether he will enter the 2018 NFL Draft until after Penn State's bowl game. The ninth-ranked Nittany Lions are playing No. 11 Washington in the Fiesta Bowl slated for Dec. 30, which is what Barkley said he has devoted much of his focus. He said he..." December 28

  • 5-star DE Micah Parsons commits to Penn State

    Fanrag Sports "The Penn State Nittany Lions added a dominant pass rusher on Wednesday, earning a commitment from 2018 5-star defensive end Micah Parsons, who’s expected to sign in the near future during the early signing period The 6-3, 235-pounder hails from Harrisburg, Pa. (Harrisburg). The 247Sports..." December 20

  • Saquon Barkley to Wait Until After Fiesta Bowl to Make NFL Draft Decision

    Bleacher Report "Saquon Barkley isn't rushing his announcement regarding a potential declaration for the 2018 NFL draft. Speaking to reporters Wednesday, the Penn State Nittany Lions running back said he would wait until after his team's showdown against the Washington Huskies in the Fiesta Bowl on Dec. 30 to..." December 07

  • Nittany Lions commit Isheem Young charged with robbing convenience store

    ESPN "Penn State commit Isheem Young has been accused of robbing a convenience store in Philadelphia over the summer, according to a media report. A Philadelphia court official told The Philadelphia Inquirer that Young was charged Friday with robbery, conspiracy and firearms violations after he and..." December 02

  • Mississippi State to name Penn State OC Joe Moorhead head coach

    ESPN "Penn State offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead, who helped guide the Nittany Lions to a Big Ten title last season with his record-setting offense, will be named Mississippi State's new coach, sources told ESPN on Tuesday night. Moorhead, 44, will replace former Bulldogs coach Dan Mullen, who was..." November 29