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  • Penn State's James Franklin says faked injuries have 'not shown up' on teams he has coached

    ESPN "Penn State's James Franklin on Wednesday fired back against accusations from Iowa fans and coaches that his players faked injuries in Saturday's 23-20 loss to the Hawkeyes, saying that strategy "has not shown up" in his 12 years as a head coach. When a reporter asked..." October 14

  • Kirk Ferentz: Booing Iowa fans 'smelled a rat' with Penn State's injuries

    The Score "Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz showed his support for fans who booed Penn State players when they appeared to be faking injuries during the Hawkeyes' 23-20 win last Saturday. "Our fans thought they smelled a rat, I guess, I don't know, so they responded the way they..." October 13

  • James Franklin is still fuming over referee error against Auburn

    Larry Brown Sports "Penn State coach James Franklin still hasn’t gotten over a key officiating mistake in last Saturday’s win over Auburn. During the second quarter of Saturday’s game, the referees somehow managed to take two downs from the Nittany Lions on an intentional grounding call..." September 25

  • SEC admits officiating mix-up forced Penn State to punt on third down

    USA Today "The Southeastern Conference admitted its officials got it wrong against Penn State. The Nittany Lions beat Auburn 28-20 Saturday night, but Penn State coach James Franklin was visibly upset earlier in the game when his team was forced to punt on third down. With..." September 19

  • Auburn’s Zakoby McClain responds to ridiculous targeting call at goal line

    Larry Brown Sports "Auburn linebacker Zakoby McClain issued a response on Twitter Saturday night after being ejected for targeting in his team’s 28-20 loss at Penn State. Penn State had a 1st-and-goal at the Auburn 1 early in the fourth quarter while leading 21-20. Sean Clifford completed a pass to..." September 19

  • James Franklin, Luke Fickell deflect USC questions as coach search rumors begin

    The Athletic "Less than 24 hours after USC parted ways with head coach Clay Helton, rumored candidates to replace Helton have started to push back on questions about their interest in the role. Penn State coach James Franklin, when asked Tuesday about the USC speculation, said that he will address..." September 14

  • Fox Sports' Joel Klatt rips targeting rules following ejection of Penn State's Ellis Brooks

    Sporting News "Joel Klatt sounded like he was having a great time calling Saturday's game between Penn State and Wisconsin alongside Gus Johnson, but there was one play late in the Big Ten battle that had the Fox Sports analyst fuming. During a pivotal fourth-quarter drive, Badgers quarterback..." September 04

  • Four-star safety Cristian Driver commits to Penn State on CBS Sports HQ

    CBS Sports "Penn State is closing the gap with Ohio State for the No. 1 spot in the 2022 college football recruiting rankings, solidifying its spot at No. 2 in the country with the commitment of four-star safety Cristian Driver.  Driver, the son of former Green Bay Packers wide receiver..." July 29

  • Four-Star CB Cam Miller Commits to Penn State

    Black Shoe Diaries "THE TALE Cam Miller earned his Penn State offer back in November 2020, but like with so many out-of-region prospects this recruiting cycle, it was tough to get a gauge of Miller’s interest in the Nittany Lions being that visits weren’t permitted. Once..." July 26

  • Four-star 2022 DL Dani Dennis-Sutton picks Nittany Lions

    CBS Sports "Penn State's impressive 2022 recruiting class picked up another impressive addition on Thursday, when four-star defensive end prospect Dani Dennis-Sutton announced his commitment to the Nittany Lions live on CBS Sports HQ. The consensus top-100 prospect chose PSU over Alabama and Georgia,..." July 22

  • Nicholas Singleton, top-10 RB in 2022 class, commits to Nittany Lions

    CBS Sports "One of the most talented running backs in the 2022 recruiting class has made his college decision. Nicholas Singleton, a four-star running back from Governor Mifflin High School in Reading, Pennsylvania, announced his commitment to Penn State live on CBS Sports HQ on Tuesday..." July 06

  • Penn State football recruiting: Three-star LB Keon Wylie commits to Nittany Lions over Pitt, Kentucky

    CBS Sports "Penn State's holiday weekend got off to a terrific start Saturday when three-star linebacker Keon Wylie announced his commitment to Penn State on CBSSports HQ. Wylie, a 6-2, 210-pound linebacker from Imhotep Institute in Philadelphia, chose his home-state school over Pitt..." July 03

  • Penn State and James Franklin aim to prove last year was an anomaly

    The Athletic " James Franklin’s customary pregame lap around Beaver Stadium last season was a regular reminder of how bizarre the world had become in 2020. The Penn State coach’s daughters weren’t able to be there walking side by side with him, and there wasn’t much for..." June 07

  • Penn State football to return to full capacity for 2021 season

    Yardbarker "Add the Penn State Nittany Lions to the growing list of top-tier football entities planning for a return to normalcy this year.  Penn State vice president for intercollegiate athletics Sandy Barbour confirmed Tuesday that the lifting of statewide health and safety..." June 01

  • Projecting Penn State's Starting Offense

    SI "Penn State's offense expects to get a kickstart from coordinator Mike Yurcich, whose fresh approach has energized the group. Quarterback Sean Clifford testified to that this spring. "This is one of my favorite teams that I’ve had to be a part of, and..." May 23