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  1. Position review: Running back

    Josh Moyer

    Every day over the next two weeks, NittanyNation will take a closer look at each position and how Penn State fared over the course of the season. Up today: Running back. If one position symbolized Bill O'Brien's "next man up" philosophy, it wou...

    Blog | November 27, 2012
  2. Five most improved players since Week 1

    Josh Moyer

    NittanyNation asked several players for their opinions and also looked at the tape to find Penn State's five most improved players since Week 1: 1. RB Zach Zwinak He entered Week 1 as a player vying to become the fourth option at tailback: Bill B...

    Blog | November 13, 2012
  3. Penn State 10: Week 10 power rankings

    Josh Moyer

    Welcome to Week 10 of NittanyNation's power rankings, a top-10 list of Penn State players who are surpassing expectations, and who to keep an eye on. After a win on the road at Purdue, several offensive contributors returned to the list. Some new ...

    Blog | November 05, 2012
  4. Breaking down PSU's remaining offers

    Josh Moyer

    With about four scholarships left to give this year, Penn State coach Bill O'Brien and his staff are treading carefully -- but that doesn't mean they're starting to relax. Quarterbacks coach Charlie Fisher has taken to the road this week, and Tues...

    Blog | October 11, 2012
  5. 5 biggest surprises so far this season

    Josh Moyer

    No one would have blamed Bill O'Brien if his Penn State team managed to win just two games to this point. No one would have cursed his name if the offense struggled or regressed from last season. But, somehow, some way, O'Brien and the Nittany Lio...

    Blog | October 10, 2012
  6. Belton feeling fine after three-week absence

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Bill Belton woke up Sunday morning and, for once, didn't feel sore. After a three-week absence, he felt comfortable. He didn't limp, didn't wince and was finally able to push that first game toward the back of his mind. "D...

    Blog | October 03, 2012
  7. 5 storylines: PSU vs. Illinois

    Josh Moyer

    Every week, NittanyNation takes a look at five storylines that stand out: What should fans keep an eye on? What's the bigger picture? What might be on display Saturday? Here are NittanyNation's Week 5 storylines: 1. "Poaching" PSU players: When...

    Blog | September 27, 2012
  8. Watch: Derek Day on the backfield rotation

    Josh Moyer


    Blog | September 26, 2012
  9. Running backs finally healthy for PSU

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Penn State is finally trading in its ball-carrier carousel for a committee approach. After an injury-riddled month that saw four different tailbacks start four games, Bill O'Brien said everyone finally appears to be healthy -...

    Blog | September 25, 2012
  10. 3 Up, 3 Down: Penn State 24, Temple 13

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- The good and the bad from Penn State's 24-13 win over Temple on Saturday: THREE UP 1. Passing game: Coming into this game, Matt McGloin believed Temple's defense might be the best his team's faced yet this season. On paper...

    Blog | September 23, 2012
  11. Notebook: Who are the 'Supa Six'?

    Josh Moyer

    It started out as a joke and ended with a hashtag. Early last season, six of Penn State's Class of 2011 recruits began calling their close-knit group the "Supa Six," and the nickname recently caught on. They're now ending their tweets with #supasi...

    Blog | September 21, 2012
  12. 5 storylines: PSU vs. Temple

    Josh Moyer

    Every week, NittanyNation takes a look at five storylines that stand out: What should fans keep an eye on? What's the bigger picture? What might be on display Saturday? Here are NittanyNation's Week 4 storylines: 1. Temple hasn't beaten PSU sin...

    Blog | September 20, 2012
  13. Practice notebook: Belton still missing

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Another open practice, another question at tailback. Bill Belton missed the beginning of Wednesday's open practice, but Derek Day stretched and practiced with the running backs. Day is recovering from a separated shoulder, an...

    Blog | September 19, 2012
  14. Tuesdays with O'Brien: Upcoming tryouts

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Bill O'Brien has stressed the importance of walk-ons this season -- and today's weekly news conference was no different. Penn State will hold open tryouts Wednesday evening at Holuba Hall, and O'Brien said he hopes to unearth...

    Blog | September 18, 2012
  15. Dukes, Zordich take over for injured RBs

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- With its two starting tailbacks sidelined with injuries, the Nittany Lions were expected to struggle running the ball. Instead, the two bruising backup tailbacks -- Michael Zordich and Curtis Dukes -- combined for 22 carries ...

    Blog | September 15, 2012
  16. Instant analysis: Penn State 34, Navy 7

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Penn State rebounded from an 0-2 start behind a strong offensive effort and opportunistic defense Saturday. The Nittany Lions (1-2) forced four turnovers and finished with 341 total yards in a 34-7 victory over Navy. The Mids...

    Blog | September 15, 2012