As part of an ongoing series, NittanyNation will preview a different position leading up to the season opener against Syracuse on Saturday. Up today: Offensive linemen. Projected starters: Adam Gress (6-foot-6, 320 pounds), John Urschel (6-3, 301), Ty Howle (6-0, 293), Miles Dieffenbach (6-3, 295) and Donovan Smith (6-5, 322) Key losses: RT Mike Farrell and C Matt Stankiewitch Next in line: The Nittany Lions will use a rotation again this season, with Angelo Mangiro as the next man up when it comes to the interior.
about 1060 days ago | Josh Moyer | Penn State Nittany Lions
Can the Nittany Lions build off last season and play the role of BCS spoiler? Let's take a closer look at this 2013 Penn State team: PENN STATE NITTANY LIONS Coach: Bill O'Brien (8-4 overall, 8-4 at Penn State) 2012 record: 8-4 (6-2 Big Ten) Key losses: QB Matt McGloin, C Matt Stankiewitch, DT Jordan Hill, LB Michael Mauti, LB Gerald Hodges, CB Stephon Morris Key returnees: RB Zach Zwinak, WR Allen Robinson, G John Urschel, DE Deion Barnes, DT DaQuan Jones, LB Mike Hull, DB Adrian Amos Newcomer to watch: QB Christian Hackenberg.
about 1078 days ago | Josh Moyer | Penn State Nittany Lions
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Three seniors will accompany Bill O'Brien to the Big Ten media days on Wednesday and Thursday in Chicago: offensive guard John Urschel, linebacker Glenn Carson and safety Malcolm Willis.
about 1095 days ago | Josh Moyer | Penn State Nittany Lions
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- The all-time Penn State fantasy draft might be over, but the controversy has only just begun. NittanyNation thought it'd take an extra day to reflect on the process, offer some analysis, give some opinions and then move on from a memorable three-hour, 24-round draft.
about 1108 days ago | Josh Moyer | Penn State Nittany Lions
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- NittanyNation asked several Penn State players on Monday about their Pro Day numbers and whether they planned on watching the NFL draft. Here's what they had to say: Jordan Hill, defensive tackle, 6-foot-1, 303 pounds Combine numbers: 40-yard dash -- 5.
about 1228 days ago | Josh Moyer | Penn State Nittany Lions
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Cornerback Stephon Morris couldn't suppress a grin when he stepped outside Holuba Hall right after Penn State's pro day. With a white business card from the New England Patriots in hand, Morris said he spoke with several teams -- including the Denver Broncos and Houston Texans -- but that wasn't the only reason for the smile.
about 1229 days ago | Josh Moyer | Penn State Nittany Lions
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- With spring drills just a few weeks away, NittanyNation decided to break down several of the brewing position battles. QUARTERBACK Who they lost: Matt McGloin, a fifth-year senior who who threw 24 TDs to five INTs and set a school record for single-season passing yardage.
about 1240 days ago | Josh Moyer | Penn State Nittany Lions
In the next week, NittanyNation will be taking a glance at different positions and their outlook for next season. OFFENSIVE LINE Who: A healthy Donovan Smith could be the star on this line for the next few years, but offensive guards John Urschel -- a first-team All-Big Ten selection -- and Miles Dieffenbach are also solid returning starters.
about 1290 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. CENTER Who: Matt Stankiewitch was a finalist for the Rimington Award, given to the nation's top center, and he's a road-grader who anchored the offensive line.
about 1296 days ago | Josh Moyer | Penn State Nittany Lions
NittanyNation will be counting down the top five moments of Penn State's season this week. The No. 1 moment of the season: Winning in OT on Senior Day Michael Mauti choked back tears, and Matt Stankiewitch stared up at the private boxes as Penn State unveiled "2012" in blue numbers along the facade, honoring these seniors and making sure they'll be forever remembered among teams who won national titles and conference championships.
about 1316 days ago | Josh Moyer | Penn State Nittany Lions