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  1. O'Brien a Coach of the Year finalist

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Bill O'Brien and Penn State finished the 2013 season at 7-5, with one more loss compared to an 8-4 campaign in his first season. But his coaching performance was still enough to qualify him as a finalist for the Liberty Mutual C...

    Blog | December 10, 2013
  2. Hackenberg named B1G freshman of year

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- There wasn't much anticipation for the Big Ten freshman of the year award because, after the season-long performance by Christian Hackenberg, the choice was pretty clear. Hackenberg officially won the award Tuesday night -- t...

    Blog | December 03, 2013
  3. Midseason power rankings: Penn State

    Josh Moyer

    It's the halfway point of the season, and that can only mean one thing. It's time for the midseason Penn State power rankings. Each player was ranked based on his production, performance and importance to the team. Here's the top 10: 1. WR Alle...

    Blog | October 17, 2013
  4. Five things: Penn State-Kent State

    Josh Moyer

    The Nittany Lions' defense will seek redemption at Beaver Stadium after a disappointing performance last week. Here's what we'll be watching in Penn State's final non-conference game before the Big Ten season. Turning around the defense: PSU surre...

    Blog | September 21, 2013
  5. PSU recruits guide in PIAA: Class AA

    Josh Moyer

    HERSHEY, Pa. -- NittanyNation was at the state title games over the weekend, checking in on PSU targets and seeing how they fared. Here's a look at recruits who played on Saturday in the Class AA championship game, their performances and what they...

    Blog | December 16, 2012
  6. PSU recruits guide in PIAA: Class AAA

    Josh Moyer

    HERSHEY, Pa. -- NittanyNation was at the state title games over the weekend, checking in on PSU targets and seeing how they fared. Here's a look at recruits who played on Friday in the Class AAA championship, their performances and what they showe...

    Blog | December 16, 2012
  7. PSU recruits guide in PIAA: Class AAAA

    Josh Moyer

    HERSHEY, Pa. -- NittanyNation was at the state title games over the weekend, checking in on PSU targets and seeing how they fared. Here's a look at recruits who played on Saturday in the Class AAAA championship, their performances and what they sh...

    Blog | December 16, 2012
  8. DT Jordan Hill sees uptick in draft stock

    Josh Moyer

    Defensive tackle Jordan Hill might have been frustrated by a slow start, but a strong, 12-tackle performance in the final game has undoubtedly increased his draft stock, according to Scouts Inc.'s Steve Muench. "He's making a strong case to be tak...

    Blog | December 02, 2012
  9. Sounding off: Commits react to comeback

    Josh Moyer

    NittanyNation contacted several Penn State commitments for their thoughts on the 39-28 comeback win against Northwestern and whether they're surprised with the team's performance this season. Here's what they had to say: DE Curtis Cothran (Newt...

    Blog | October 10, 2012
  10. NittanyNation's midseason awards

    Josh Moyer

    With the season halfway over, NittanyNation has looked over the games and each player performance to decide this year's midseason awards. Who's the team MVP to this point, and who's the biggest underachiever? NittanyNation has it all below: Tea...

    Blog | October 09, 2012
  11. LB Hodges earns weekly Big Ten honors

    Josh Moyer

    Linebacker Gerald Hodges was named Big Ten defensive player of the week after an 11-tackle performance against Northwestern -- making the honor the third for the Nittany Lions in six weeks. Michael Mauti earned the first two for Penn State, Sept. ...

    Blog | October 08, 2012
  12. Halftime analysis: Northwestern 14, PSU 10

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- In what's become a recurring theme, Penn State dominated the first half but hasn't seen the performance translated on the scoreboard. The Nittany Lions' defense has bottled up Kain Colter, and they've limited the country's ni...

    Blog | October 06, 2012
  13. Notebook: McGloin seeking improvement

    Josh Moyer

    Matt McGloin used some strange adjectives to describe his offense's performance against Illinois. He skipped over "dynamic" and "high-powered" -- and went straight to "not enough." Just one week ago, the fifth-year signal-caller said his goal enta...

    Blog | October 05, 2012
  14. LB Mauti is national player of the week

    Josh Moyer

    Michael Mauti was named the Walter Camp Defensive Player of the Week today after a performance where he likely made his case by the third quarter. He finished with two interceptions, one forced fumble and half a sack to go along with six tackles. ...

    Blog | September 30, 2012
  15. Kicker Sam Ficken's woes continue

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- A week after a 1-for-5 kicking performance, Sam Ficken struggled again Saturday. He pushed an extra point wide right, and Bill O'Brien didn't seem to put a lot of trust into the sophomore kicker. The coach opted to throw in t...

    Blog | September 15, 2012