Monthly Archives: June 2011

Penn State and the Big Ten to be honored and roasted in Nebraska

The Nebraska Cornhuskers are coming to the Big Ten. Officially, Nebraska will join the Big Ten on Friday, and so Omaha’s minor league baseball team, the Storm Chasers, are presenting a “Welcome to the Big Ten Night” theme at Werner … Continue reading

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Both ends of the Penn State speculation spectrum

Let’s face it. In any given year, anything can happen on the football field. A relative unknown can emerge as a star. A top player can go down with an injury. There’s just no way to know. In the spirit … Continue reading

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Penn State bringing in a load of linemen, including Colorado’s Joey O’Connor

Penn State has been busy picking up linemen recruits in the past week. The haul started last weekend when under-the-radar defensive tackles Derek Dowrey from Virginia and Austin Johnson from New Jersey received scholarship offers and verbally committed soon after. … Continue reading

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Lions land offensive tackle recruit from Colorado

In January, the Nittany Lions went all the way to Arizona to grab a stud offensive tackle recruit. Now, they’ve gone to Colorado to get another. Joey O’Connor of Windsor, Col. has verbally pledged to play for Penn State, according … Continue reading

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Could a sequel be in the works?

Food for thought from Reggie Hayes’ “Cheap Shots” column in the The (Fort Wayne, Ind.) News-Sentinel … ESPN will air a show titled “Difference Makers: Life Lessons with Paterno & Krzyzewski,” featuring Penn State football coach Joe Paterno and Duke … Continue reading

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Joe Paterno and Mike Krzyzewski special to air on ESPN

Joe Paterno’s onstage meeting with Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski will air at 8 p.m. on Thursday on ESPN. “Difference Makers: Life Lessons with Paterno and Krzyzewski,” was taped on June 20 in front of an enthusiastic audience of 900 … Continue reading

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Penn State lands two more defensive tackles

Penn State came away with two surprise verbal commitments from high school seniors last weekend. Both are under-the-radar defensive tackle prospects. The Nittany Lions now have 10 verbal pledges for the recruiting class of 2012, which means they are nearly … Continue reading

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Cover flashback: JoePa’s first bowl

Joe Paterno has led the Nittany Lions to 37 bowl games, and he is the winningest coach with 24 victories in those games. But it all had to start somewhere. This is the cover from the 1967 Gator Bowl — … Continue reading

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Penn State ranks highly in sports directors cup again

Once again, Penn State can claim one of the top all-around athletic programs in the nation. Highlighted by two NCAA Championships, Penn State is 11th in the next-to-last update for the Learfield Sports Directors Cup standings. The Nittany Lions are … Continue reading

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Penn State’s Mike Mauti, Derek Moye earn All-Big Ten honors from Phil Steele

Linebacker Mike Mauti and receiver Derek Moye lead the list of Nittany Lions named to the preseason All-Big Ten teams by Phil Steele’s College Football Preview. Moye and Mauti earned preseason first-team All-Big Ten honors. Second-team recognition went to punt … Continue reading

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