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  1. PSU paid price, deserves to be back

    Brian Bennett

    No one could argue that the Penn State football program did not pay a severe price for the Jerry Sandusky child-abuse scandal. Sure, there were people who believed then and perhaps now that the Nittany Lions deserved the death penalty for the scho...

    Blog | September 08, 2014
  2. NCAA restores Penn State scholarships

    Brian Bennett

    It's a milestone day for Penn State football. The NCAA has announced that it will modify some of the unprecedented sanctions it levied against the program in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal. Specifically, Penn State will have five additiona...

    Blog | September 24, 2013
  3. Friday Q&A: Penn State's Michael Mauti

    Brian Bennett

    Michael Mauti became one of the faces of Penn State football this summer with his outspoken defense of the program in the wake of heavy NCAA sanctions. The fifth-year-senior has also said a lot with his play so far this season for the 0-2 Nittany Lio...

    Blog | September 14, 2012
  4. PSU president's statement on NCAA ruling

    Brian Bennett

    Will Rodney Erickson be remembered as the man who dismantled Penn State football or the one who saved the school from itself? Time will tell, but it's a fact that Erickson was thrust into an incredibly difficult situation when he was named Graham ...

    Blog | July 23, 2012
  5. Penn State's backfield is on Redd alert

    Brian Bennett

    Silas Redd didn't go through the grueling workouts of last Friday's Lift for Life event, which featured Penn State football players raising money for cancer research through weightlifting competitions. Redd bowed out because of a mild back strain. ...

    Blog | July 12, 2011
  6. Video: Joe Paterno on teaching

    Brian Bennett

    ESPN's "Difference Makers: Life Lessons with Paterno & Krzyzewski" -- highlighting a discussion with Penn State football coach Joe Paterno and Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski -- will air Thursday night at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN (and again on ES...

    Blog | June 30, 2011
  7. A B1G youth movement at receiver

    Brian Bennett

    Like many football coaches, Penn State's James Franklin subscribes to the theory that young players can contribute quickly at wide receiver. "The farther from the ball you are, the better chance you have to get on the field early," Franklin said T...

    Blog | August 26, 2014
  8. Big Ten lunch links

    Brian Bennett

    Saw Jack White perform "Seven Nation Army" live this weekend. Felt like I was back in a Big Ten football stadium. Soon enough. A pair of freshman wide receivers left Wisconsin, which needs all the help it can get at that position. Penn State pi...

    Blog | July 21, 2014
  9. Big Ten lunch links

    Brian Bennett

    Every time an old man starts talking about Napoleon, you know he's going to die. Mark Dantonio is planning on keeping Michigan State football on a roll. Improving Penn State's branding is high on James Franklin's to-do list. A rather exhaustive...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  10. PSU's Conlan, Purdue's Butz get Hall call

    Brian Bennett

    The 2014 class of inductees into the College Football Hall of Fame has been announced, and it includes two former stars from Big Ten schools. Penn State linebacker Shane Conlan and Purdue defensive tackle Dave Butz were voted in among the 13 new i...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  11. Lions ready for the ride with Hackenberg

    Brian Bennett

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Before making his college football debut, Penn State true freshman quarterback Christian Hackenberg made a request for teammate Garry Gilliam. "If I get spaced out or anything, give me a smack," Hackenberg told his right t...

    Blog | August 31, 2013
  12. Big Ten QB class led by Michigan Wolverines' Devin Gardner, Nebra...

    Brian Bennett

    There's widespread uncertainty at the QB position in the Big Ten, but not at the league's three marquee programs.

    Story | Conversation | August 22, 2013
  13. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Second-to-last weekend without real football. Enjoy. Penn State's quarterback battle is drawing near its conclusion, though Bill O'Brien says it's still very even. True freshman tight end Adam Breneman will play this season. Wisconsin coaches a...

    Blog | August 16, 2013
  14. Schedule analysis: Penn State

    Brian Bennett

    August has arrived, so it's football season at long last. To get you ready, we're analyzing every Big Ten team's complete 2013 schedule. No. 4 in our series is Penn State Nonconference opponents (with 2012 records) Aug. 31: Syracuse (8-5) S...

    Blog | August 02, 2013
  15. Urschel, Maci win Big Ten medal of honor

    Brian Bennett

    The Big Ten has announced its 2013 Medal of Honor recipients, and they include two football players. Penn State offensive lineman John Urschel and former Purdue defensive end/linebacker Robert Maci were among the 24 recipients across 18 sports for...

    Blog | June 05, 2013
  16. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    "Is there anything that makes people smile more than Broadway and football?" This clip proves it. Penn State made good progress on offense during the spring. Christian Hackenberg still looms in the quarterback race. What's ahead in the next month...

    Blog | April 22, 2013