Monthly Archives: May 2009

The early All-Americans are …

The parade of preseason college football awards has already begun, with four Nittany Lions earning All-America honors from Athlon Sports. Junior linebacker Navorro Bowman and junior tailback Evan Royster were second team preseason All-Americans and first team All-Big Ten picks. … Continue reading

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He’s a pool jumper

It’s kind of an odd yet remarkable 16-second YouTube clip. Dakota Royer, a Penn State recruit from Lancaster County, jumping out of a four-foot pool. As in, he’s standing in the pool and then makes one, huge lunge, exploding from … Continue reading

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Recruiting battle heats up with USC

Once again, Penn State has a battle on its hands with USC. Of course, the Rose Bowl matchup didn’t go so well for the Nittany Lions, who fell behind dramatically by halftime before losing by a more respectable score. But … Continue reading

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Top running back eyes Lions

Arguably the top high school running back in the nation had some flattering words to say about Penn State recently. Marcus Lattimore from Duncan, S.C. has nearly 30 scholarship offers — including ones from Alabama, LSU and Georgia — but … Continue reading

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Big Ten bowls changing?

The Big Ten may have a different bowl lineup next year. The key seems to be negotiations between league officials and Capital One Bowl representatives. The Capital One is the top revenue-producing non-BCS bowl, earning $4.25 million for the Big … Continue reading

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Bowman should be OK

Apparently, linebacker Navorro Bowman will not face further disciplinary action after violating his probation and then having it extended last month, according to a report by ESPN.com. “Asked if Bowman would practice and play without any further penalties from the … Continue reading

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Lions earn early Top 10 ranking

It’s difficult for many of us to wait more than three months for another college football season to begin. [ So ESPN.com’s Mark Schlabach decided to come out with another edition of his “way-too-early preseason Top 25.” In this one, … Continue reading

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Who’s next for Lions?

Penn State’s football recruiting is on pace to be its best effort in years. Though only five-strong so far, coach Joe Paterno said recently that he feels confident in six or seven other high school stars giving him their verbal … Continue reading

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PSU fifth in all-sports standings

Another national title for the fencing team — an NCAA record 11th, by the way — has pushed Penn State into fifth place in the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup national standings. With the spring season still to be counted, Penn … Continue reading

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PSU’s recruiting is rolling

One high school star from Connecticut is already in the Nittany Lions’ fold — and an even bigger catch could be on the way before long. Certainly, Penn State football recruiting has heated up dramatically over the past week with … Continue reading

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