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  1. Hackenberg to face biggest test to date

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Christian Hackenberg's three Big Ten awards aren't plastered on the the walls of his first-floor dorm room. He earns the freshman-of-the-week honors, appreciates them -- and then forgets them. It's that focus, that short-term...

    Blog | October 23, 2013
  2. Seeing green with the PSU-UCF game

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Dan Rooney hoped to see Ireland host an NFL game, but the Pittsburgh Steelers' chairman -- and former ambassador to Ireland -- said he was pleased to see Penn State and Central Florida agree to face each other in Dublin next Aug...

    Blog | September 14, 2013
  3. Big nonconference test awaits PSU

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- In a few hours tailgaters will fire up their grills, players will daydream on the blue-bus ride to Beaver Stadium, and the Nittany Lions will face their toughest nonconference test of the season. Penn State's win over Syracus...

    Blog | September 14, 2013
  4. 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
  5. 2015 OL Clark's day ends in PSU offer

    Josh Moyer

    Austin Clark (Lexington, Va./Rockbridge County) inched his face closer to the car window and craned his neck to get a closer look at Beaver Stadium on a humid Saturday morning. This was his first trip to Happy Valley, so he tried not to reflect to...

    Blog | June 25, 2013
  6. Geiss becomes PSU's newest walk-on

    Josh Moyer

    Chris Geiss remembers milling around the Nittany Lion Inn back when he was in grade school, standing near his parents' side when a familiar face in Coke-bottled frames strolled past. He wasn't yet old enough to watch a PG-13 movie, but he instantl...

    Blog | January 28, 2013
  7. Interest picking up in 2014 RB Lawry

    Josh Moyer

    A familar face caught Ray Lawry's eye as he loosened up before tip-off last week. Penn State assistant Ron Vanderlinden took a seat to watch the junior score 21 points in Woolwick Township (N.J.) Kingsway's 49-44 win over Oakcrest. Penn State comm...

    Blog | January 28, 2013
  8. Big Ten podcast: Penn State recruiting

    Josh Moyer

    NittanyNation's Josh Moyer joined Big Ten bloggers Adam Rittenberg and Brian Bennett on Thursday morning to talk about Penn State and how it's managed to recruit successfully in the face of NCAA sanctions. Click here to listen...

    Blog | January 24, 2013
  9. 2014 OT Grimm talks combine, Penn State

    Josh Moyer

    Mike Grimm (Bethel Park, Pa./Bethel Park) felt his palms sweat as he stepped in line for one-one-ones at the U.S. Army National Combine. He didn't know what to expect and felt uneasy around a group of unfamiliar faces. The 2014 offensive tackle al...

    Blog | January 16, 2013
  10. Tuesdays with O'Brien: 'It's a free country'

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Bill O'Brien's face didn't grow red, nor did his mood shift to anger, when asked about two outspoken players -- one of whom publicly complained about his playing time. Penn State tailback Curtis Dukes told his hometown paper,...

    Blog | October 16, 2012
  11. Akron WR Fagnano transfers to PSU staff

    In a unique reversal, Akron Zips wideout Jared Fagnano recently transferred to Penn State -- largely because of the NCAA's sanctions against the school. While nine players have decided to leave the Nittany Lions in the face of a postseason ban and...

    Blog | August 17, 2012
  12. Five underclassmen to watch

    Josh Moyer

    After so many departures from last year's squad, Penn State will need to count on some fresh faces this season. NittanyNation has the scoop on who to look out for. While talented freshmen Eugene Lewis, Jordan Lucas and Da'Quan Davis were all tempt...

    Blog | August 16, 2012