STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Four months ago, Christian Hackenberg was kicking up sand near the dugout as part of the Fork Union (Va.) Military Academy baseball team. He was finding free time, between baseball and classwork, to break out flash cards and study the Penn State playbook -- names of plays and formations on one side and blank on the other, so he could scribble what they looked like.
about 103 days ago | Josh Moyer | Penn State Nittany Lions
In a stunning bit of spring news, Penn State announced Wednesday that sophomore quarterback Steven Bench is transferring. It's a shocking development since Bench was competing for the starting job and entered spring practice with the upper hand on the position as the Nittany Lions' only returning scholarship quarterback.
about 231 days ago | Brian Bennett | Penn State Nittany Lions
Welcome to NittanyNation's mailbag! We asked you to tweet or email your questions, and we've selected three to answer in-depth this week. Robert Passaro writes in an email: Everyone seems to be anointing Christian Hackenberg as the starter if not this year then next.
about 271 days ago | Josh Moyer | Penn State Nittany Lions
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Heading into next season, NittanyNation takes a closer look at holes left by departing Penn State players and the candidates who might fill them. QUARTERBACK Who: Matt McGloin came into Penn State as a no-name walk-on and leaves after posting one of the best seasons in PSU history.
about 341 days ago | Josh Moyer | Penn State Nittany Lions
In spite of the sanctions, the Nittany Lions' recruiting class has held up remarkably well. It's currently ranked No. 24 in the nation and features the nation's top quarterback in Christian Hackenberg and top tight end in Adam Breneman.
about 343 days ago | Josh Moyer | Penn State Nittany Lions
Quarterback Paul Jones, who left the Penn State football team for personal reasons in September, announced on Twitter he planned to transfer to FCS school Robert Morris. Colonials spokesman Spencer Kowitz acknowledged the university was recruiting Jones but said his transfer was not yet official.
about 394 days ago | Josh Moyer | Penn State Nittany Lions
With about four scholarships left to give this year, Penn State coach Bill O'Brien and his staff are treading carefully -- but that doesn't mean they're starting to relax. Quarterbacks coach Charlie Fisher has taken to the road this week, and Tuesday he was in Iowa.
about 426 days ago | Josh Moyer | Penn State Nittany Lions