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  1. What we learned from PSU spring game

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - James Franklin kept many of his skill players off the field for most of Penn State's annual scrimmage, but there were certainly still other aspects to glean from the game. Christian Hackenberg played in just three series, and ...

    Blog | April 12, 2014
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  3. Electric Franklin is Penn State's generator

    Adam Rittenberg

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Last Thursday morning, a barefoot James Franklin exited his office and walked -- Franklin's walk is most people's jog -- through the Penn State football lobby. Asked about his footwear situation, Franklin explained he had a s...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  4. Spring position breakdown: Specialists

    Adam Rittenberg

    We're taking snapshots of each position group with every Big Ten team entering the spring. The series wraps up with the specialists. Illinois:The Illini might not be exceptional in the kicking game, but they're in better shape than they were when ...

    Blog | March 07, 2014
  5. Big Ten weekend rewind: Week 13

    Brian Bennett

    Let's begin the rewind with a little chop talk. Players and coaches from Wisconsin and Minnesota nearly brawled following the Badgers' 20-7 win at TCF Bank Stadium on Saturday. The brief altercation happened when Wisconsin brought Paul Bunyan's Ax...

    Blog | November 25, 2013
  6. Nebraska win keeps questions at bay

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Ameer Abdullah nervously chewed on his mouthpiece like a stick of gum, seconds before Nebraska's kicker would attempt the game-winning field goal in overtime. The Cornhuskers I-back watched from the sideline, backtracking to ...

    Blog | November 23, 2013
  7. Nebraska sneaks by Penn State in overtime

    Smith kicks Nebraska past Penn State, 23-20 in OT

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | November 23, 2013
  8. Big Ten Wednesday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    It's mail time. I'll warn you in advance, it's going to get weird at the end. Jason from Columbus writes: Brian, Iowa is the only FBS team in the country that has not allowed a rushing touchdown in the country this season. Ohio State is 12th in th...

    Blog | October 16, 2013
  9. Sam Ficken goes from goat to hero

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Sam Ficken might've been the most hated man on campus just one year ago. After missing four field goals and a PAT in a 17-16 loss against Virginia, the Penn State kicker retreated to his campus apartment and refused to leave ...

    Blog | October 10, 2013
  10. 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
  11. Big Ten awards race tracker: Week 7

    Brian Bennett

    Conference play is in full swing, so it's time once again to gauge where players stand in the individual Big Ten awards races. Remember, there's still plenty of time left, and these will fluctuate quite a bit until we get deep into the season: Gra...

    Blog | October 09, 2013
  12. Big Ten weekend rewind: Week 1

    Brian Bennett

    Exhale. You wait nearly nine months for the return of college football, to see players and coaches that have been endlessly analyzed all offseason, and then it all spills out on opening weekend. So of course the natural inclination is to make imme...

    Blog | September 02, 2013
  13. Instant analysis: Penn State 23, Syracuse 17

    Brian Bennett

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- A pair of new starting quarterbacks in an opening game led to a predictably choppy afternoon at MetLife Stadium on Saturday. It was only a 6-3 game at halftime, but both teams made some big plays in the second half and create...

    Blog | August 31, 2013
  14. Most to prove in the Big Ten

    Josh Moyer

    Every season, each Big Ten player, coach and team sets out to prove something. Maybe it's to prove last season was just a hiccup or that this season is the start of something special. Whatever it is, some naturally have more to prove than others. ...

    Blog | August 28, 2013
  15. Spring Q&A: Penn State's Bill O'Brien

    Adam Rittenberg

    The last time we saw Penn State, the Lions were celebrating a surprisingly strong finish to the 2012 season and saying farewell to a special senior class. Penn State since has turned the page and will begin spring practice Monday with a mix of famili...

    Blog | March 18, 2013
  16. B1G postseason unit rankings: Specialists

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten postseason position/unit rankings wrap up with the specialists. This list considers kickers, punters and returners, as well as coverage teams. Here's how the Big Ten stacked up before the season. If you missed any of our postseason pos...

    Blog | February 22, 2013
  17. Big Ten's best moments from 2012

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten had a mostly forgettable season in 2012, and most are anxious to turn the page to 2013. But the fall did provide some memorable moments around the league. Here are a few ... Miller's mastery: Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller...

    Blog | January 14, 2013