Monthly Archives: January 2011

Did Penn State create the zone-blitz?

It’s somewhat fascinating that Penn State has become the center of an important strategic discussion during the middle of Super Bowl Week. Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau loves the zone-blitz defense. Did he help invent it? Green Bay Packers … Continue reading

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Paterno’s 400th victory bringing in bucks

Joe Paterno’s 400th victory back in the fall is still carrying quite a bit of weight into the new year. First, Nike, Inc. has donated $400,000 to the Penn State Libraries in honor of his 400th coaching victory. Of course, … Continue reading

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Penn State football chat 1/31

Penn State football chat 1/31

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Wisniewski named Raiders line coach

Former Penn State All-American Steve Wisniewski has been named the new assistant offensive line coach for the Oakland Raiders. He’s the brother of former Penn State lineman and NFL player Leo Wisniewski and the uncle of Penn State senior All-American … Continue reading

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Star lineman still a Lion

The final battle for stud Arizona lineman Ryan Nowicki finally appears to be over — with Penn State hanging on as the winner. “I’m a Nittany Lion, let’s just say that. I’m not taking anymore (recruiting) visits,” he said on … Continue reading

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Penn State football chat 1/24

Penn State football chat 1/24

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Big Ten draws serious fans

Nobody can argue that the Big Ten doesn’t have a dedicated fan base. The conference led the nation in average attendance, according to a recent NCAA report. In fact, the Big Ten finished 1-2-3. Michigan football was in front at … Continue reading

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PSU fan anticipates Jets-Steelers game

For all those Penn State fans out there who are also Steelers fans, this story might be of some interest. PennLive.com’s Conor Nelson describes why he is so eagerly awaiting today’s AFC championship game between the Steelers and Jets. Here’s … Continue reading

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Barnes finally chooses Penn State

Highly regarded Philadelphia defensive end Deion Barnes gave his long-awaited commitment to Penn State on Thursday — his 18th birthday. The 6-foot-5, 225-pounder from Northeast High had been seemingly favoring the Nittany Lions for months and finally chose them over … Continue reading

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Lions on recruiting run

In some ways, losing Ishaq Williams to Notre Dame in the final recruiting moments hurts Penn State badly. Then again, only as much as losing any big-time recruit hurts any program — considering the unpredictable productivity of any 18-year-old kid. … Continue reading

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