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  1. Franklin opens up during PSU's 'Caravan'

    Josh Moyer

    James Franklin learned quickly that there's no such thing as a quick shopping trip in Happy Valley -- not when you're the face of the football program. He stopped by Wegman's, a regional grocery chain, earlier in the week to purchase five apples. ...

    Blog | May 07, 2014
  2. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Josh Moyer

    Nice hook, Marty. Jim Delany said the Big Ten is not looking to add Friday games, but one of its priorities is scheduling more Saturday night games in November. NFL Network analyst Charles Davis shared his thoughts on the Big Ten prospects in t...

    Blog | February 28, 2014
  3. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Josh Moyer

    The only thing scarier than Friday the 13th? Knowing there's nearly no football on Saturday the 14th ... How did Michigan State manage to find the kind of success not seen since the 1950s or 1960s? Look no further than the coaches. More than 31...

    Blog | December 13, 2013
  4. Sam Ficken went from Penn State's goat to hero in 11 weeks

    Josh Moyer

    Penn State's Sam Ficken was the worst kicker in football last season, especially if you believe Twitter. But with the help of a Pro Bowler and a change in technique, Ficken set a school record for consecutive made field goals earlier this season.

    Story | Conversation | October 09, 2013
  5. 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
  6. Looking back on B1G freshman QB starters

    Josh Moyer

    It's rare for a true freshman like Christian Hackenberg to earn the starting quarterback job -- but it's not unheard of in the Big Ten. We took a look at the Big Ten true freshmen who came before the Penn State signal-caller to see how they fared....

    Blog | September 02, 2013
  7. PSU position preview: Quarterback

    Josh Moyer

    As part of an ongoing series, NittanyNation will preview a different position leading up to the season opener against Syracuse on Saturday. Today is the last installment: Quarterback. Projected starter: Christian Hackenberg (2012 HS stats: 156-of-...

    Blog | August 29, 2013
  8. PSU position preview: Wide receivers

    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: Wide receivers. Projected starters: Allen Robinson (2012 stats: 1,013 yards, 77 catches, 11 touchd...

    Blog | August 23, 2013
  9. PSU position preview: Defensive ends

    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: Defensive ends. Projected starters: Deion Barnes (2012 stats: 26 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, six...

    Blog | August 06, 2013
  10. Early look at the Syracuse Orange

    Josh Moyer

    Every weekday over the next three weeks, NittanyNation will take a closer look at a different game this season and how the matchup stacks up for PSU. Up today: Syracuse. If there's one team on PSU's schedule that has as many -- or, possibly, more ...

    Blog | July 18, 2013
  11. Q&A: 2015 OL Hoge talks PSU, recruitment

    Josh Moyer

    2015 OL Tristen Hoge (Pocatello, Idaho/Highland) flew into State College about three weeks ago for a one-day camp and left with a PSU offer. Since then, he's also picked up offers from LSU and Notre Dame. NittanyNation recently caught up with Hoge...

    Blog | July 11, 2013
  12. NittanyNation mailbag

    Josh Moyer

    Welcome to NittanyNation's mailbag! We asked you to tweet or email your questions, and we've selected three to answer in-depth this week. Brian Wess (@bwessfootball) writes: What do you make of the Qadree Ollison offer? Would they take three runni...

    Blog | June 21, 2013
  13. PSU DL coach impresses DT Johnson

    Josh Moyer

    Cory Johnson (Brooklyn, N.Y./ASA College) stood on the practice field in a light-blue T-shirt and jeans -- hardly the right uniform for Saturday drills -- but he told PSU's DL coach he needed to get a closer look at his pass-rush technique. Larry ...

    Blog | June 10, 2013
  14. Penn State 10: Post spring rankings

    Josh Moyer

    It's Rankings Week at NittanyNation. Until today, we've ranked some aspect touching on PSU heading into the 2013 season. On this final day of Rankings Week, we've released PSU player power rankings for the spring. Spring PSU player power rankings ...

    Blog | May 23, 2013
  15. Ranking PSU's opposing offensive players

    Josh Moyer

    It's Rankings Week at NittanyNation. Through Thursday, we'll rank some aspect touching on PSU heading into the 2013 season. Today we're ranking the top offensive players Penn State will face this season. Ranking the opposing offensive players 1...

    Blog | May 20, 2013
  16. DT Ricky Walker talks Penn State in Q&A

    Josh Moyer

    DT Ricky Walker (Hampton, Va./Bethel) holds more than a dozen offers and will name his top five shortly after the end of the evaluation period. He's high on PSU's big board, and the DT recently spoke with NittanyNation about his interest in PSU, h...

    Blog | May 14, 2013