Jordan Lucas' father and friends huddled around the basement television and leaned forward as if they were drawn to a warming campfire. One man pointed at the No. 9 on TV, cackling while the Penn State sophomore walked to the sideline.
about 26 days ago | Josh Moyer | Penn State Nittany Lions
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- The afterglow of reduced sanctions has faded here in Happy Valley. Tuesday afternoon classes filled with chatter about the restoration of Penn State scholarships, but the wave of surprise and satisfaction has died down.
about 72 days ago | Josh Moyer | Penn State Nittany Lions
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- DaQuan Jones doesn't blush at all from the praise. He's relaxed after peeling off his helmet, and any compliments seem to slide off his shoulders like sweat from a two-hour workout.
about 88 days ago | Josh Moyer | Penn State Nittany Lions
As part of an ongoing series, NittanyNation will preview a different position leading up to the season opener against Syracuse on Aug. 31. Up today: Cornerbacks. Projected starters: Trevor Williams (2012 stats, as WR: 10 receptions, 97 yards; four kick returns, 79 yards) and Jordan Lucas (one tackle).
about 113 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 120 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 136 days ago | Josh Moyer | Penn State Nittany Lions
So, what teams had the best and worst all-time PSU fantasy drafts on Tuesday? There's a lot of opinion out there, but NittanyNation tried to find two knowledgable judges to offer their takes on each team's draft.
about 149 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 150 days ago | Josh Moyer | Penn State Nittany Lions
Imagine creating a team consisting solely of Penn State greats. Which All-American tailback would you choose? Which defensive tackle? Better yet, what about those linebackers? These aren't easy questions to answer -- but you won't have to imagine for much longer.
about 151 days ago | Josh Moyer | Penn State Nittany Lions
Last summer, Penn State's defensive backs used outside criticism for motivation. The Lions' secondary had to replace all four starters and Malcolm Willis and Stephon Morris reminded everyone of the gloomy forecast many had for the back four.
about 165 days ago | Adam Rittenberg | Penn State Nittany Lions