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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
  2. Top PSU spring position battles: No. 5

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- It's Monday, so you know what that means: the start of another countdown to help the offseason tick by a little faster. Every day this week, we'll be looking at another position battle to keep an eye on this spring. Up Monday...

    Blog | March 03, 2014
  3. Looking to the past & future: Special teams

    Josh Moyer

    It's never too late -- or too early -- to see what we learned from this past season and also look ahead to next season. So, we've started breaking down each position and unit on the Nittany Lions. Up today: Special teams REWIND Expectations ...

    Blog | December 31, 2013
  4. Few surprises for PSU on B1G teams

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- As expected, Allen Robinson was once again the big Penn State winner when it came to the Big Ten's All-Conference Selection Show on Monday night. He was the Big Ten's lone semifinalist for the national Biletnikoff Award so it...

    Blog | December 02, 2013
  5. What we learned: Week 14

    Josh Moyer

    Lessons learned from Penn State's 31-24 upset win over No. 15 Wisconsin in the season finale, its first win over a top-15 team since the Capital One Bowl victory over LSU in 2010: 1. Don't underestimate Penn State. You think we would've learned th...

    Blog | December 01, 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. What we learned: Week 12

    Josh Moyer

    Lessons learned from Penn State's 45-21 win against Purdue in Week 12: 1. Fumbling issues aren't behind Zach Zwinak ... or Bill Belton: Zwinak fumbled for the fourth time this season Saturday -- even with the gloves -- while Belton lost his third ...

    Blog | November 17, 2013
  8. Week 12 helmet stickers

    Josh Moyer

    Recognizing the best and the brightest from the Nittany Lions in Week 12: RBs Zach Zwinak and Bill Belton: Zwinak rumbled for 26 carries, 149 yards and three touchdowns. Belton started and ran 19 times for 81 yards and a score. Numbers don't alway...

    Blog | November 17, 2013
  9. O'Brien pushes limits on fourth down

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Bill O'Brien's gutsy decision to go for it Saturday on fourth-and-1 in the fourth overtime still has this town talking. Punter Alex Butterworth tweeted Monday morning that everyone in his classes was still chatting about the ...

    Blog | October 14, 2013
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. What we learned: Week 4

    Josh Moyer

    Every Sunday around this time, we'll recap five lessons from the week that was Penn State football. And away we go: 1. This running game means business. Last season Penn State struggled to find one featured tailback -- and now, this year, it bo...

    Blog | September 22, 2013
  13. Week 4 helmet stickers

    Josh Moyer

    Recognizing the best and the brightest from the Nittany Lions in Week 4: Penn State's three-headed running attack: Take your pick -- this trio was unstoppable Saturday. Zach Zwinak played the role of goal-line back and Mr. Consistency. He finished...

    Blog | September 22, 2013
  14. 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
  15. Week 3 helmet stickers

    Josh Moyer

    Recognizing the best and the brightest from the Nittany Lions in Week 3: Quarterback Christian Hackenberg: He's been a mainstay for these helmet stickers, but the true freshman has improved every week. He didn't account for a single turnover again...

    Blog | September 15, 2013
  16. What we learned: Week 2

    Josh Moyer

    Every Sunday around this time, we'll recap five lessons from the week that was Penn State football. And away we go: 1. Stephen Obeng-Agyapong is the No. 4 linebacker and will step up as the starter in case of injury. Sure, he's still listed as ...

    Blog | September 08, 2013