Monthly Archives: July 2011

Former Nittany Lions sign free-agent NFL contracts

According to Penn State University, five seniors on the 2010 Nittany Lions squad have officially signed NFL free agent contracts, as announced by the teams on Friday. Chris Colasanti and Ollie Ogbu (shown at right during a September 2010 game … Continue reading

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Best of Big Ten Media Day

ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg and Brian Bennett put together list of highlights from the first day of the Big Ten media days Thursday in Chicago. It should come as no surprise that Penn State veteran coach Joe Paterno made the list. … Continue reading

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Penn State free agents starting to find homes

Former Nittany Lions seem to be headed to the NFL in pairs. With the players’ lockout ended, the NFL was doing business again, which meant that undrafted free agents started earning contracts on Tuesday. So far, Penn State linebacker Chris … Continue reading

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Lions go to New Hampshire to find unheralded defensive back

Penn State’s recruiting took a curious turn when it accepted the verbal commitment of New Hampshire defensive back Jake Kiley this week. Certainly, the Nittany Lions need cornerbacks and safeties. The curious part is that Kiley had no other scholarship … Continue reading

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Michigan opens up Big House for weddings

According to a recent story in the Detroit Free Press, the University of Michigan is offering its Big House as a wedding venue — a pricey one at that. Couples can rent Michigan Stadium and have their ceremony on the … Continue reading

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Penn State’s single-game tickets on sale July 29

Penn State fans can purchase single-game football tickets for the upcooming season beginning on Friday, July 29. Tickets can be ordered starting at 10 a.m. at GoPSUsports.com. Fans can also purchase single-game tickets by calling (814) 865-5555 weekdays from 10 … Continue reading

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New Penn State pickup J.P. Holtz can play just about anywhere

Penn State received its 12th verbal commitment for its 2012 recruiting class today in versatile jumbo athlete J.P. Holtz from Shaler High in Pittsburgh. The rising senior is 6-foot-4 and 235 pounds and could play fullback, tight end, linebacker or … Continue reading

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Football Eve festivities planned

Penn State will kick off the 2011 campaign with “Penn State Football Eve” on Friday, Sept. 2. The eighth annual event starts the new season with a festival-like atmosphere surrounding Beaver Stadium, followed by a celebration inside the stadium with … Continue reading

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Penn State looking for redemption

Penn State struggled to a 7-6 finish last year and capped it with an Outback Bowl loss to Florida. There were definitely some forgettable moments in the 2010-11 campaign. The Nittany Lions — and particularly senior Stephfon Green, who had … Continue reading

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Penn State lands big commitment from quarterback Skyler Mornhinweg

In an up-and-down recruiting season so far, Penn State got a big lift today from the verbal commitment of Philadelphia quarterback Skyler Mornhinweg. He is rated as a three-star prospect (out of five) by national recruiting machines Scout.com and Rivals.com. … Continue reading

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