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  1. Comparing Hackenberg to past elite QBs

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Christian Hackenberg has made just 15 starts, but there is no shortage of hype surrounding the Penn State quarterback: One AFC scout recently called him the top quarterback in college football, and The Sporting News asked months...

    Blog | September 19, 2014
  2. B1G QBs fare well in Sunday's NFL games

    Josh Moyer

    We interrupt your regular feeling of Big Ten doom-and-gloom to bring you a positive conference announcement for once. Sorry, B1G fans, it has nothing to do with this current college football season ... which probably doesn't come as a surprise. Bu...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  3. Looking back at the 9 Penn State transfers

    Josh Moyer

    Two seasons ago, in the wake of unprecedented sanctions, the football world waited to see what kind of fate would befall the Penn State Nittany Lions. Could they still win? Could they still recruit? Better yet, just how many players would leave? ...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  4. Rules changes to know for the 2014 college football season

    Josh Moyer

    There aren't many changes to the 2014 college football rule book, but there are some important ones to watch.

    Story | Conversation | August 19, 2014
  5. Historically, B1G top conference for defense

    Josh Moyer

    Grab a pencil and a notepad. There will be a short test. Five questions. Open answer. And no cheating. Ready? OK, who is the best linebacker in college football history? How about defensive tackle? Defensive end? Cornerback? Safety? Time's up. ...

    Blog | August 06, 2014
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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