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Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Central Florida Knights Betting Odds, Prediction

The Penn State Nittany Lions seemed to be on the upswing under former head coach Bill O’Brien, and now James Franklin inherits a team that will be out for revenge early Saturday in Ireland.<p>The Nittany Lions face a Central Florida Knights squad that upset them as 4.5-point underdogs in Happy Valley …

Divided Penn State board affirms commitment to NCAA sanctions

HARRISBURG Pa. (Reuters) - Penn State University trustees voted on Wednesday to affirm their commitment to sanctions imposed by the NCAA following the Jerry Sandusky child sex scandal, turning back a challenge by board members who think the consent agreement is too harsh.<p>The board voted by a more …

Rebuilding a Powerhouse: How James Franklin Is Leading Penn State Back to Glory

Brick by brick. This is how one of the nation’s premier college football powers will be resurrected. It won’t happen today or tomorrow or even next year, but it will happen. It’s only a matter of time before a small, power-packed foundation grows into something more.<p>Before you can truly understand …

PHOTOS: Michigan's special uniforms for Penn State game

Michigan unveiled the uniforms it will wear for its "Under the Lights" game against Penn State.<p>It has become an annual tradition in Ann Arbor. Once …

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James Franklin, Penn State Putting Together the Surprise Star Class of 2015

James Franklin established himself as one of the coaching industry’s top rising stars after his successful stint at Vanderbilt over the last three years.<p>However, since taking over at Penn State in January, Franklin has wasted little time in turning the Nittany Lions into a force on the recruiting …

Penn St. TE Adam Breneman 'out indefinitely' with undisclosed injury

Penn State sophomore tight end Adam Breneman is 'out indefinitely' according to a Nittany Lion announcement, one that asks for 'privacy' regarding …

Penn State says 4 football players have left team

<b>The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports:</b> Four Penn State football players -- sophomore wide receiver Richy Anderson, sophomore quarterback Austin Whipple, redshirt junior offensive lineman Anthony Alosi and redshirt sophomore wide receiver Jonathan Warner -- are no longer with the new coach James …

The Bohemian Vibe at Penn State University

"We Are...Penn State!" As all past, present and future Penn Staters know, this is the chant that makes the school. Anytime the cheer is starting, Nittany Lions everywhere know the response and say it back loud and proud. Heard on campus and off, the famous "We Are" cheer has been the face of, in my …

Penn State Football 2014: Complete Preview and Predictions

Last year, head coach Bill O'Brien guided the Penn State Nittany Lions to a 7-5 overall record and a 4-4 record within the Big Ten Conference. However, O'Brien left Penn State for the Houston Texans, and now James Franklin takes over at the helm.<p>Will Franklin prove to be successful in his first …

2015 NFL Draft: Penn State Preview - CBSSports.com

After just one head coach for almost half a century, Penn State is on its third head coach over the last four seasons with former Vanderbilt coach …

Penn State Football: Best Quotes and Key Takeaways from Big Ten Media Days

Penn State head coach James Franklin was one of the marquee attractions at Big Ten media days, his first since arriving in Happy Valley after three successful years at Vanderbilt.<p>Franklin and his larger-than-life personality have been a constant topic of conversation this offseason—not just in Penn …

Penn State OL Coach Herb Hand Drops Recruit over Social Media Actions

Social media can be a great tool for interaction and gathering news. For athletes, however, it can also be an easy source of controversy if it's not being used in an appropriate manner.<p>According to Pennlive.com, Penn State offensive line coach Herb Hand used social media—specifically Twitter—on …

While Penn State recovers, NCAA could help by lifting bowl ban

Two years into unprecedented penalties, all is not lost at Penn State. And the progress should convince the NCAA it is time to admit its bowl ban was …

Penn State hires Sandy Barbour as new athletic director

Recently dismissed Cal athletic director Sandy Barbour landed on her feet in a big way, being hired Saturday as Penn State's new athletic</b> …

Jay Paterno book defends late father over Penn State sex abuse scandal

• Ex-coach Jerry Sandusky was jailed for sexual abuse of boys • 'I didn't know he'd done all that stuff' Joe Paterno told son<p>The former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno told his son the day after his firing that he hadn't informed the coaching staff about allegations Jerry Sandusky was a child …

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It’s Time for the NCAA to End Its Pointless Punishment of the Penn State Football Program

In July 2012, in the wake of the horrific Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal and subsequent cover-up, the NCAA announced sweeping sanctions …

Looking back at the 9 Penn State transfers

Two seasons ago, in the wake of unprecedented sanctions, the football world waited to see what kind of fate would befall the Penn State Nittany Lions.<p>…

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