STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - And then there were two. We're nearing the start of Penn State's spring practice, which means we're nearing the end of our countdown series. This week's countdown, involving five predictions for the spring, continues with a look at two early enrollees who should earn playing time in 2014.
about 3 days ago | Josh Moyer | Penn State Nittany Lions
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Penn State lost quite a few solid starters this offseason, but that should make the spring position battles all the more interesting. As part of this week's countdown, which centers on those position battles, we're taking a closer look today at one such position that lost two experienced players .
about 11 days ago | Josh Moyer | Penn State Nittany Lions
We're taking snapshots of each position group with each Big Ten team entering the spring. Up next: the defensive lines. Illinois: This is a significant concern for the Illini, especially after the recent departure of Houston Bates, who started last season at the Leo (defensive end/outside linebacker) spot.
about 12 days ago | Adam Rittenberg | Penn State Nittany Lions
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- We've reached the midpoint of this week's countdown, which is ranking the five players to keep an eye on this spring. Up next is a versatile defensive lineman who was quite the spark plug last season .
about 18 days ago | Josh Moyer | Penn State Nittany Lions
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Spring practice is still several weeks away, so we're bringing you a different countdown every week to try to make that time tick a little faster. This week's countdown involves a look back at the past decade of recruiting classes, from 2004 on, and figuring out the five most impactful groups.
about 27 days ago | Josh Moyer | Penn State Nittany Lions
Recognizing the best and the brightest from the Nittany Lions in Week 14's season finale: QB Christian Hackenberg: This was easily his best game of the season and certainly should provide PSU some hope moving forward.
about 105 days ago | Josh Moyer | Penn State Nittany Lions
Nothing big happening in college football today, is there? Brady Hoke responds to critical comments about his program and left tackle Taylor Lewan. Off the radar as a recruit, Darqueze Dennard has turned himself into one of the most productive defensive players in the country at Michigan State.
about 129 days ago | Austin Ward | Penn State Nittany Lions
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Offensive tackle Adam Gress offered a slight shrug. He didn't have any simple answer as to why his Nittany Lions seemed to struggle on the road. He wasn't totally sure why PSU dropped a game to Indiana, 44-24, and Ohio State, 63-14, while away from Beaver Stadium.
about 129 days ago | Josh Moyer | Penn State Nittany Lions