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  1. What we learned in Week 2: Penn State

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- What we learned from Week 2 in Penn State's 21-3 nonconference win against Akron: 1. The new, aggressive defense is a winner: This wasn't a terrible Akron offense, and the defense came up big time and time again. First quarte...

    Blog | September 07, 2014
  2. Big Ten helmet stickers: Week 1

    Josh Moyer

    Recognizing the best and the brightest from Week 1 in the Big Ten: Rutgers RB Paul James: It sure looks as if we can add James to the growing list of solid running backs in the conference. James was the constant in the Knights' offense Thursday an...

    Blog | August 31, 2014
  3. Hackenberg 1st sophomore captain at PSU

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- The season hasn't yet started for Penn State, but Christian Hackenberg is already making program history. The second-year quarterback was announced as a team captain Wednesday morning, making him the first sophomore to earn t...

    Blog | August 13, 2014
  4. Penn State trying not to get bowl hopes up

    Josh Moyer

    CHICAGO -- Penn State tailback Bill Belton folded his hands under the table and shifted in his seat. He didn't want to answer the question; he didn't even want to think about it. How would you guys react, hypothetically, if you're eligible for a b...

    Blog | July 29, 2014
  5. B1G media day preview: Penn State

    Josh Moyer

    At this time next week, we'll all be reporting from Chicago and letting you know just what the conference's coaches and players have to say. But, until then, we're continuing our series by looking at three questions facing each Big Ten team and the p...

    Blog | July 21, 2014
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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