STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- What we learned from Week 2 in Penn State's 21-3 nonconference win against Akron: 1. The new, aggressive defense is a winner: This wasn't a terrible Akron offense, and the defense came up big time and time again.
about 225 days ago | Josh Moyer | Penn State Nittany Lions
CHICAGO -- The season has unofficially started in the Big Ten. Coaches are talking about the importance of taking it one game at a time while chasing a conference title. Players have busted out their finest suits and are raving about how difficult the offseason conditioning program was at their schools.
about 266 days ago | Austin Ward, Mitch Sherman and Josh Moyer | Penn State Nittany Lions
Happy Maryland and Rutgers Day. What Rutgers can expect in its new home. Ten reasons for the Scarlet Knights to be excited. Who will be Maryland's rival in the Big Ten? Braxton Miller has been working hard this summer -- even on Friday nights.
about 293 days ago | Brian Bennett | Penn State Nittany Lions
Big Ten receivers undoubtedly took a step forward last season after struggling mightily the year before. Will the group continue to improve or backslide after losing standouts such as Allen Robinson, the back-to-back Big Ten receiver of the year, Jared Abbrederis, Jeremy Gallon and Cody Latimer?
about 322 days ago | Adam Rittenberg | Penn State Nittany Lions
Every time an old man starts talking about Napoleon, you know he's going to die. Mark Dantonio is planning on keeping Michigan State football on a roll. Improving Penn State's branding is high on James Franklin's to-do list.
about 327 days ago | Brian Bennett | Penn State Nittany Lions
I'm back from my Italian adventure (10 days, nine cities and about 25 extra pounds). Let's catch up, shall we? Brutus from The Ninth Circle writes: Brian, what are you looking forward to the most this coming season?
about 336 days ago | Brian Bennett | Penn State Nittany Lions
Everybody is a draftnik this week, and we're putting our own Big Ten spin on things. Rather than looking at the players leaving the league -- don't worry, we'll do that, too -- we're speculating on how a draft within the conference would play out.
about 349 days ago | Adam Rittenberg and Brian Bennett | Penn State Nittany Lions
We're taking snapshots of each position group with every Big Ten team entering the spring. The series wraps up with the specialists. Illinois:The Illini might not be exceptional in the kicking game, but they're in better shape than they were when coach Tim Beckman arrived.
about 409 days ago | Adam Rittenberg | Penn State Nittany Lions
We're taking snapshots of each position group with each Big Ten team entering the spring. The wide receivers and tight ends are up next. Illinois: The Illini are looking for more from this group after losing top target Steve Hull, who exploded late in the season to finish just shy of 1,000 receiving yards.
about 417 days ago | Adam Rittenberg | Penn State Nittany Lions