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  1. PSU's impactful recruiting classes: No. 4

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- We've reached Day 2 of this week's countdown, which is ranking Penn State's most-impactful recruiting classes of the past decade. Up next is the class with big names, bigger surprises and even bigger offensive linemen ... ...

    Blog | February 18, 2014
  2. Penn State positions to improve: No. 3

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- We've made it to the middle of this week's countdown, and this next position shouldn't come as much of a surprise. This group is now without Penn State's MVP. No. 3: Wide receivers The players: Geno Lewis (18 catches, 234 ...

    Blog | February 12, 2014
  3. 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
  4. Happy Valley not placated by reduction

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- The afterglow of reduced sanctions has faded here in Happy Valley. Tuesday afternoon classes filled with chatter about the restoration of Penn State scholarships, but the wave of surprise and satisfaction has died down. F...

    Blog | September 25, 2013
  5. Planning for success: Penn State

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Bill O'Brien was asked nearly three dozen questions by the media this week. Only one directly addressed the Eastern Michigan contest. That wasn't a big surprise. The position-by-position matchups aren't really in question, an...

    Blog | September 05, 2013
  6. Notes on PSU's newest depth chart

    Josh Moyer

    Penn State's depth chart was released on Monday and, much to no one's surprise, a starting quarterback was not named. An "OR" appears next to the names of Tyler Ferguson and Christian Hackenberg. Still, there were a few notable changes on the dept...

    Blog | August 26, 2013
  7. NittanyNation: Week in review

    Josh Moyer

    NittanyNation takes a look at this week's Penn State football news and what you might have missed: PSU released an updated depth chart late last week, and there were a few surprises. Minkah Fitzpatrick is primed to be one of the top DBs in his...

    Blog | June 17, 2013
  8. O'Connor's commitment critical for PSU

    Josh Moyer

    The commitment of Michael O Connor (Bradenton, Fla./IMG Academy) to Penn State wasn't much of a surprise, but that doesn't prevent it from being one of the key additions to this 2014 class. PSU needed a quarterback. After all, it's just two hits a...

    Blog | June 08, 2013
  9. Notebook: PSU camp surprises & more

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Linebackers coach Ron Vanderlinden pulled one player aside several times during Saturday's advanced skills camp, gesturing and smiling while offering some tips. That player, 2014 linebacker Jason Cabinda (Flemington, N.J./Hun...

    Blog | June 03, 2013
  10. CB Daquan Worley commits to Penn State

    Josh Moyer

    Penn State's seventh commit wasn't much of a surprise, but Bill O'Brien will still take it. Cornerback Daquan Worley (Coatesville, Pa./Coatesville) committed Friday according to his high school coach, Matt Ortega, and became the Nittany Lions' fir...

    Blog | May 03, 2013
  11. WR Apke's success no longer a surprise

    Josh Moyer

    Troy Apke (Pittsburgh/Mount Lebanon) reeled in about nine catches his sophomore season, so he hadn't really counted last summer on becoming one of the offense's centerpieces. His new coach, Mike Melnyk, did. Melnyk needed to watch just one prac...

    Blog | April 16, 2013
  12. O'Brien, players talk about PSU QBs

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- It's no surprise that the quarterback situation is the story of this offseason. The Nittany Lions' season will likely only be as good as their signal-caller. So NittanyNation spoke to several players on the field about the tw...

    Blog | April 11, 2013
  13. Polling the players: Spring surprises

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Every spring, a few players step up and offer the first glimpses of an upcoming breakout season. Often, the media can only guess and project since they're not at every practice, weightlifting session and team meeting. The pla...

    Blog | March 28, 2013
  14. Roof's departure affects Southern pipeline

    Josh Moyer

    Ted Roof's surprise resignation Wednesday won't send this defense reeling, in part, because John Butler is a fiery, competent coach. But his departure will definitely be felt in one key department -- recruiting. Roof was Penn State's pipeline to t...

    Blog | January 10, 2013
  15. Sounding off: Pledges talk Iowa, surprises

    Josh Moyer

    NittanyNation contacted several Penn State commitments for their thoughts on the 38-14 thrashing of Iowa and what they're most surprised about this season. Here's what they had to say: QB Christian Hackenberg (Fork Union, Va./Fork Union) Four ...

    Blog | October 23, 2012
  16. Battle of Big Ten unbeatens

    NittanyNation staff

    Iowa and Penn State, both unbeaten in Big Ten play, clash in a battle of surprise first-place teams at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City. GameCast Breakdown Preview »...

    Blog | October 20, 2012