STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- We're inching closer to the top spot of this week's countdown involving the top spring position battles at Penn State. Up today is a spot that will be forced to plug in a new starter .
about 144 days ago | Josh Moyer | 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 151 days ago | Adam Rittenberg | Penn State Nittany Lions
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Two children, no older than 12, stood in matching gray Penn State T-shirts on Saturday while one pointed to Geno Lewis' paper nametag on his locker. "That's the Lewis guy I was talking about," one of the boys said, turning to the other.
about 154 days ago | Josh Moyer | Penn State Nittany Lions
A record number of underclassmen elected to take the NFL plunge this year, but the Big Ten barely made a splash. Only four Big Ten juniors are entering the draft, continuing a recent downturn after just six left early a year ago.
about 186 days ago | Adam Rittenberg | Penn State Nittany Lions
It's never too late -- or too early -- to see what we learned from this past season and also look ahead to next season. So, over the next two weeks, we'll break down each position on the Nittany Lions.
about 220 days ago | Josh Moyer | Penn State Nittany Lions
Lessons learned from Penn State's 23-20 overtime loss to Nebraska in Week 13: 1. Running-back-by-committee is nice -- but not required. Bill Belton missed the game with an undisclosed illness and stood on the sideline in street clothes, so it was the "Zach Zwinak Show" on Saturday -- and he came through just fine.
about 246 days ago | Josh Moyer | Penn State Nittany Lions
Lessons learned from Penn State's 24-10 loss against Minnesota: 1. Complementary football is not a strength of Penn State. The Nittany Lions' offense moved the ball relatively well in the first half, as it scored on two of four drives, while the defense couldn't stop anything in the first half and allowed scores on four straight drives.
about 260 days ago | Josh Moyer | Penn State Nittany Lions
Sure, Penn State's bye week comes just three weeks after its first one. But it certainly comes at a good time. PSU played Michigan to a four-hour, 11-minute 4 overtime classic Saturday night that caused several members of its thin roster to tweet about how sore they were -- on Monday.
about 285 days ago | Josh Moyer | Penn State Nittany Lions