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  • TCF Bank Stadium sold out for first time since 2015 for No. 4 Penn State vs. No. 17 Minnesota

    NBC Sports "Not that you need a numerical reminder, but Saturday afternoon is a rather huge day college sports-wise in the Twin Cities. Shortly after noon Eastern Time, one of the biggest games in the history of the University of Minnesota football program kicks off as the No. 17 Golden Gophers..." November 09

  • Most Compelling Match-ups In College Football Week 11

    Sportsnaut "November is here, and with it comes the first College Football Playoff rankings of the season ahead of Week 11. Those rankings won’t stand for long, though, thanks to some outstanding matchups this weekend. The biggest game of the college football season so far is taking place..." November 08

  • Clemson left out of playoff in first CFP rankings of season

    Larry Brown Sports "The College Football Playoff committee on Tuesday released its first rankings of the season, and there are two big takeaways. One, they have Ohio State ranked No. 1. Two, they have the defending national champion Clemson Tigers ranked fifth, which means they would not be in the..." November 05

  • How each College Football Playoff contender could fare with its backup quarterback under center

    CBS Sports "As the College Football Playoff picture starts to come into focus, it's understandable that quarterbacks like Tua Tagovailoa, Justin Fields and Joe Burrow have become the faces of their team's playoff runs. But in four of the five College..." November 02

  • Penn State Police Investigating New Jerry Sandusky Sexual Abuse Allegation

    Inside Hook "Penn State police are looking into a new allegation of sexual abuse which has been lodged against convicted child molester and former Nittany Lions assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. An unidentified individual told police they were sexually assaulted by Sandusky between..." November 01

  • Penn State starting DT Antonio Shelton suspended for spitting on Michigan State player

    College Football Talk "While it’s true that spit happens sometimes, that same spit can get you into some hot water with both your team and your conference. In the fourth quarter of Penn State’s win over Michigan State, Antonio Shelton was ejected from the contest after expectorating in..." October 30

  • Michigan's Jim Harbaugh questions 'interesting' officiating calls in loss to Penn State

    USA Today " Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh appeared to be displeased with some calls that went against his team in a 28-21 loss at No. 7 Penn State on Saturday night. After the game, Harbaugh was asked a question about the offense's final play, a failed..." October 20

  • College football winners and losers: Parsing through the remaining unbeatens

    Washington Post "It’s down to a dozen. At the midpoint of the regular season (seven full weeks in the books, seven more to come before the conference title games), there are 12 undefeated teams left in the FBS. Not all unblemished records are the same, and some of those perfect teams have far..." October 19

  • Why Penn State doesn't wear white uniforms during its Whiteout Game

    Sporting News "Penn State has a tradition of hosting a whiteout on its home turf for big games. The annual Whiteout Game is pretty much what it sounds like: Penn State fans dress in all white so the crowd looks as intimidating as possible. The event is saved for the biggest home..." October 19

  • Is Penn State a legitimate contender? We're about to find out

    The Score "As a kid, PJ Mustipher would wake up at 8 or 9 a.m. on Saturday mornings in the fall to watch ESPN. The College GameDay crew would visit a different college campus every week, and that fascinated him. As a sophomore defensive tackle at Penn State, he's a little busy..." October 18

  • Penn State takes players' shirts backing teammate Jonathan Sutherland

    ESPN "Penn State personnel confiscated T-shirts bearing the words "Chains, Tattoos, Dreads, & WE ARE" that Nittany Lions football players were wearing during the pregame portion of Saturday night's contest at Iowa. According to ESPN's Holly Rowe, coach James..." October 13

  • Why demeaning letter to Penn State player doesn't stun me

    Yardbarker "I wasn’t exactly surprised to hear this week that a Penn State alumnus sent safety Jonathan Sutherland a letter complaining about his dreadlocks and lamenting the era when football players conformed to a restrictive code of appearance. But maybe that’s because I grew up in..." October 12

  • Penn State Fan Doubles Down On Offensive Letter

    TMZ "A Penn State fan ain't apologizing for a letter he sent to a football player that many found offensive ... in fact, the guy is DOUBLING DOWN on it, saying, "Get the guys cleaned up." In case you missed it ... a man named Dave Petersen wrote a letter to Nittany..." October 09

  • Penn State’s James Franklin offers powerful statement on fan’s ‘racist’ letter to safety

    Centre Daily Times "In the wake of a fan’s letter criticizing a football player’s dreadlocks, Penn State head coach James Franklin opened his weekly press conference Tuesday with a powerful statement on football and tolerance. Dave Petersen, an opinionated 78-year-old fan from Johnstown,..." October 08

  • Angry Penn State fan sends nasty letter telling Jonathan Sutherland to cut his dreadlocks

    Yardbarker "An angry Penn State fan sent a nasty letter to one of the school’s football players, telling the defensive back to cut his “awful” hair. Antonio Shelton, a senior defensive tackle for the Nittany Lions, shared a photo on Twitter of the letter and said one of his..." October 08

  • Penn State fans asked to check for invasive insect species before game

    Yardbarker "The Penn State Nittany Lions play host to the Purdue Boilermakers on Saturday afternoon, and the university is asking fans descending upon Beaver Stadium to inspect themselves and any gear for an invasive insect species currently wreaking havoc on the region. Penn..." October 04

  • That Sweet, Sweet Big Ten Defense Is Back

    The Big Lead "The Big Ten is no longer a collection of dust from three-yard gains. All manner of newfangled offensive schemes have come and gone and the scoreboards have reflected a more uptempo, freewheeling game. And yet, deep down in the soul of everyone from Cedar Rapids to Happy Valley who is of a..." October 03

  • Pittsburgh HC Pat Narduzzi Gives Bizarre Explanation For Late-Game Decision

    The Big Lead "A bizarre week of ACC football continued in Saturday afternoon’s early slate of games. Less than 24 hours after North Carolina was denied a potential winning second, Virginia Tech was taken to the brink by FCS Furman. Georgia Tech got pushed off entirely by fellow former..." September 14

  • James Franklin and Penn State change hand signals after player transfers to Pitt; Pat Narduzzi fires back

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Six minutes into his Thursday media availability, Pat Narduzzi was surprised: No one had asked him about James Franklin’s comments from earlier in the week. You know, when Franklin explained that the Nittany Lions changed their offensive and defensive signals immediately after safety John..." September 13

  • Penn State will owe Idaho $1.45 million for game even though Vandals are FCS. Here's why

    USA Today "Despite moving from the Football Bowl Subdivsion to the Football Championship Subdivision last year, the University of Idaho's football program is still reaping the financial benefits of a team with FBS status. Idaho will be getting a $1.45 million guarantee for playing at Penn..." August 31

  • Ex-team doctor sues Penn State alleging pressure to clear players but fails to cite examples

    CBS Sports "A former Penn State football team doctor is suing the university, football coach James Franklin and athletic director Sandy Barbour, among others, alleging Franklin pressured him to clear injured players. The lawsuit, filed by Dr. Scott A Lynch in Dauphin County Court, seeks more..." August 26

  • The 10 college football coaches with the hottest of hot seats entering the season

    USA Today "For every head coach with rock-solid job security — Dabo Swinney and Nick Saban, to name two — there are a couple of dozen firmly on the hot seat heading into the 2019 season. One name in particular stands out: Southern California coach Clay Helton. On the heels of last..." August 19

  • 25 Names You Need to Watch for 2019 College Football Season

    Bleacher Report "Heading into the 2019 season, there is a general consensus on the top players in college football. However, the order changes a bit when thinking about the most noteworthy. We've highlighted 25 names you should prepare to hear constantly this campaign. Many of them are..." August 15

  • 2021 Four-Star WR Dont’e Thornton Decommits from Penn State

    Black Shoe Diaries "Yesterday, Penn State landed a commitment from 2021 four-star tight end Nick Elksnis, who joined four-star wide receiver Dont’e Thornton in the Nittany Lions’ 2021 class. As is tradition though during the last few months of the recruiting cycle, the good vibes only lasted so long as..." August 01

  • Oak Park four-star athlete Enzo Jennings picks Penn State

    Detroit News "Enzo Jennings, a four-star athlete from Oak Park, committed to Penn State’s 2020 recruiting class on Thursday. Jennings (6-1, 185 pounds) has been offered by all of the nation’s top programs, including Michigan and Michigan State. " June 27

  • Penn State loses three players who committed to its 2020 recruiting class — all in the same week

    The Philadelphia Inquirer "Penn State running backs coach Ja’Juan Seider sounded wise beyond his 11 seasons as a college football assistant and one of the nation’s top recruiters when he spoke about the tricky landscape of persuading high school players to continue their careers with the Nittany..." June 14

  • Three-star OL Grant Toutant switches from Penn State to Ohio State

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Penn State, which has spent the past few months collecting offensive linemen for its recruiting class of 2020, lost one of them Sunday, when Grant Toutant announced on Twitter that he has de-committed from the Nittany Lions and given a verbal pledge to Ohio State. Toutant is 6 feet 7,..." June 10

  • 5-Star WR Julian Fleming Spurns Penn State and Commits to OSU

    12 Up "Head coach Ryan Day and the Ohio State Buckeyes football program scored a MAJOR win on Friday morning. Catawissa, PA. 5-star wide receiver, Julian Fleming has announced that he will be playing his college football in Columbus come fall 2020. Fleming..." May 31