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  1. What we learned: Week 13

    Josh Moyer

    Lessons learned from Penn State's 23-20 overtime loss to Nebraska in Week 13: 1. Running-back-by-committee is nice -- but not required. Bill Belton missed the game with an undisclosed illness and stood on the sideline in street clothes, so it was ...

    Blog | November 24, 2013
  2. Penn State CB Lucas finding 'swagger'

    Josh Moyer

    Jordan Lucas' father and friends huddled around the basement television and leaned forward as if they were drawn to a warming campfire. One man pointed at the No. 9 on TV, cackling while the Penn State sophomore walked to the sideline. "Oh God," a...

    Blog | November 11, 2013
  3. What we learned: Week 10

    Josh Moyer

    Lessons learned from Penn State's 24-17 overtime win against Illinois in Week 10: 1. You can never count this team out. Surviving unprecedented sanctions? Check. Trailing by a touchdown against Michigan in the final minute and coming back? Check. ...

    Blog | November 03, 2013
  4. Video: PSU safety Jesse Della Valle

    ESPN.com staff

    Josh Moyer talks with Penn State safety Jesse Della Valle about defensive coordinator John Butler and the Nittany Lions defense....

    Blog | October 31, 2013
  5. Planning for success: Penn State

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- There's been a lot of talk about forgetting Saturday's 63-14 loss to Ohio State. About maybe pretending like the worst defeat in 114 years never happened, that the embarrassment should be shrugged off and discarded like an empty...

    Blog | October 31, 2013
  6. O'Brien, Della Valle defend coordinator

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Bill O'Brien remained calm and poised for much of Tuesday afternoon, but Penn State's head coach showed some fire when asked about the recent criticism of defensive coordinator John Butler. The first-year coordinator took som...

    Blog | October 29, 2013
  7. Midseason power rankings: Penn State

    Josh Moyer

    It's the halfway point of the season, and that can only mean one thing. It's time for the midseason Penn State power rankings. Each player was ranked based on his production, performance and importance to the team. Here's the top 10: 1. WR Alle...

    Blog | October 17, 2013
  8. Bye week to-do list: Penn State

    Josh Moyer

    Sure, Penn State's bye week comes just three weeks after its first one. But it certainly comes at a good time. PSU played Michigan to a four-hour, 11-minute 4 overtime classic Saturday night that caused several members of its thin roster to tweet ...

    Blog | October 16, 2013
  9. Five things: Michigan at Penn State

    Josh Moyer

    The Wolverines haven't been perfect, but they've made plays when necessary to remain undefeated. Penn State has been a different story. Still, with a sold-out home crowd, this won't be the kindest of environments for Michigan. Here are five things to...

    Blog | October 12, 2013
  10. Penn State arrives at critical juncture

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- The Nittany Lions have found themselves at a crossroads early on this season. Expectations last year were low. Students walked around campus with "We Still Are ..." plastered on their T-shirts and in their minds. The team, he...

    Blog | October 11, 2013
  11. Sanctions, depth impact Penn State defense

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Penn State's fiery defensive coordinator, John Butler, just crossed his arms and stared up at the big screen after UCF's third touchdown Saturday. Maybe he just needed to make sure this was real, that he wasn't trapped in a n...

    Blog | September 17, 2013
  12. PSU defense disappoints in loss to UCF

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Deion Barnes stared blankly ahead once the coaches shook hands near midfield. There was no changing the blinking lights on the scoreboard. Barnes hurriedly unbuckled his chin strap and headed to the tunnel. The defensive end'...

    Blog | September 14, 2013
  13. Looking back on past PSU QBs' first starts

    Josh Moyer

    Who'll start Saturday -- Christian Hackenberg or Tyler Ferguson? Whatever the answer is, the quarterback will face the same challenge on Saturday by making his first career start. We can't peer into the future to see what the end result will be. (...

    Blog | August 30, 2013
  14. PSU position preview: Cornerbacks

    Josh Moyer

    As part of an ongoing series, NittanyNation will preview a different position leading up to the season opener against Syracuse on Aug. 31. Up today: Cornerbacks. Projected starters: Trevor Williams (2012 stats, as WR: 10 receptions, 97 yards; four...

    Blog | August 16, 2013
  15. Notebook: Glance at the all-time PSU draft

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- The all-time Penn State fantasy draft might be over, but the controversy has only just begun. NittanyNation thought it'd take an extra day to reflect on the process, offer some analysis, give some opinions and then move on fr...

    Blog | July 10, 2013
  16. Tales From The Road: Penn State

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Every Wednesday, as part of a RecruitingNation-wide series, NittanyNation will take a closer look at what's going on in the world of Penn State recruiting. This week's targets: Defensive coordinator John Butler stopped by War...

    Blog | May 29, 2013