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  • Penn State's Aeneas Hawkins Details Terrifying Racist Encounter While Pumping Gas

    Total Pro Sports "Aeneas Hawkins just simply wanted to get gas and go about his day, but one guy had other ideas. The Penn State football player took to Twitter last week to detail a terrifying encounter where a White man was staring at him at a convenience store while traveling home to Cincinnati from..." May 28

  • Ex-Penn St. DB says Michigan Stadium is ‘very overrated’

    Larry Brown Sports "Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor may have the largest fan capacity in the country, but that does not necessarily make it the most intimidating venue. A former Penn State defensive back called “The Big House” overrated while responding to a tweet from FOX college..." May 28

  • No. 9 Penn State sets sights on finally joining the postseason elite

    CBS St. Louis "There are just six FBS programs that have won at least 11 games in three of the past four seasons: Alabama, Ohio State, Clemson, Oklahoma, Georgia and Penn State. Five of those have appeared in the College Football Playoff during that span. Penn..." May 20

  • James Franklin: College football reopening 'needs to be national or not at all'

    The Score "If and when college campuses open back up ahead of the football season, Penn Statehead coach James Franklin wants an even playing field. Franklin says the NCAA should ensure conferences aren't opening too early, and no school is gaining a competitive..." May 06

  • Penn State AD: football needs 60 days to ramp up before season can start

    College Football Talk "The college football world is largely in wait-and-see mode as leaders across the country try to sort out which way will be forward in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Much of this focus in recent days has centered not on the spring but rather the fall… and if the sport can start on..." April 02

  • Penn State lands OL Landon Tengwall for 2021 class

    Penn Live "Penn State has landed its third verbal commitment in the recruiting Class of 2021. The Lions picked up a pledge from Olney, Md., Good Counsel four-star offensive tackle Landon Tengwall on Thursday. The 6-foot-6, 315-pound lineman picked the Lions over Notre Dame during a live stream..." March 26

  • Penn State cancels pro day in suspending football activities

    Pro Football Talk "Many NFL teams are putting limits on travel today. Soon, the colleges they’d be traveling to may make it a moot point. " March 12

  • Penn State AD hired search firm to negotiate new James Franklin contract

    College Football Talk "Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour appears to really be a fan of a particular search firm. So much so she hired one to do part of her job and recommended them to a rival school to boot. Those are a few of the takeaways after reporter Andy Wittry decided to..." February 29

  • Penn State announces it has settled all claims with Joe Paterno's family

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Following eight years of rocky relations in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal, Pennsylvania State University has made peace with the family of Joe Paterno. The head of the Penn State’s board of trustees announced Friday that the school had resolved all..." February 21

  • Penn State corner DJ Brown enters the NCAA transfer portal

    Penn Live "A Penn State cornerback has entered the NCAA transfer portal. DJ Brown, who was set to enter his redshirt junior season with the Lions in 2020, is now seeking a new home, he announced on Twitter on Monday. ”I am truly thankful for being able to attend Penn State these..." February 04

  • Judge Flatly Denies Jerry Sandusky’s Latest Request For A Shorter Sentence

    Daily Mail "A judge flatly rejected Jerry Sandusky's latest request to have his 30 to 60-year child molestation sentence reduced during a brief hearing Tuesday. Judge Maureen Skerda said she purposely fashioned the prison term to have an impact on the former Penn State assistant football..." January 29

  • Lavar Arrington backs Penn State players accused of hazing in lawsuit

    USA Today "Former Penn State football star LaVar Arrington takes pride in mentoring two up-and-coming linebackers, even from 3,000 miles away.  He said he knows Micah Parsons and Jesse Luketa well enough to guarantee they could not have hazed a former teammate as alleged in a..." January 17

  • Early leaders for 2020 Heisman Trophy race include Trevor Lawrence, Justin Fields

    USA Today "Clemson's Trevor Lawrence and Ohio State's Justin Fields were in the same high school class coming out of the same state, Georgia. While Lawrence was an immediate star, Fields didn't blossom until transferring after his freshman season. They met in the Fiesta Bowl, with Lawrence..." January 17

  • James Franklin accused of retaliating against former player who reported hazing

    Larry Brown Sports "A former Penn State football player says he was the victim of violent hazing during his time with the program, and head coach James Franklin is accused of ignoring the acts and worse. Matt Miller of PennLive.com obtained a copy of a federal lawsuit that was filed in U.S...." January 14

  • Penn State swipes OC Kirk Ciarrocca from Minnesota

    NBC Sports "When it came to filling a hole on its coaching staff, Penn State didn’t have to look outside of the Big Ten to find Kirk Ciarrocca. Thursday morning, Penn State announced that it has hired Ciarrocca as James Franklin‘s new offensive coordinator. Ciarrocca..." December 26

  • Did ousted team doctor who claims Penn State Coach James Franklin pressured him wait too long to sue?

    Penn Live "A former team doctor who claims Penn State football Coach James Franklin pressured him to prematurely return injured players to the gridiron is a “disgruntled employee” who missed the deadline for taking his case to court, Franklin’s lawyer contended..." December 18

  • Penn State and coach James Franklin agree to contract extension through 2025 season

    CBS Sports "Penn State and coach James Franklin have agreed to a new contract extension that will keep him in Happy Valley through 2025. The announcement came Friday as Franklin's name had been loosely connected with other jobs, including USC. The financial terms of the new six-year deal were..." December 06

  • Penn State defensive end Yetur Gross-Matos declares for NFL Draft

    Penn Live "Penn State defensive end Yetur Gross-Matos will leave school early to enter the 2020 NFL Draft. The junior from Virginia announced the news on Tuesday. He did not play in the team’s season finale against Rutgers due to an upper-body injury, but he said in a statement posted to..." December 04