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Coaches at Penn State and Pitt trying to reignite the rivalry

Penn State and Pittsburgh used to play every season, but once the two programs went their separate ways by joining the Big East (Pitt) and Big Ten (Penn State), it has been a struggle to get the two programs to see eye-to-eye when it came to scheduling any future games. Much of the tension stemmed from…

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Report: Penn State tabs Sandy Barbour as new AD

After two and half years of turmoil in the school’s leadership, Penn State University has finally found the person it wants to lead its athletic programs. Sandy Barbour, who previously served as Cal’s athletic director, will take over the same role at Penn State, according to ESPN.com’s Brett McMurphy. Barbour fills the role vacated by…

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Penn State may have a new AD ready to introduce

Now that we have reached into Friday afternoon, it seems as though news is starting to slow down. That is not quite the case in State College, Pennsylvania, where it appears Penn State is ready to introduce to the world its new athletics director. A media memo sent out Friday afternoon confirmed there will be…

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James Franklin opens up about daughter’s sickle-cell

Since taking over at Penn State, and even dating back to his time at Vanderbilt, James Franklin may have ruffled a feather or two or 50.  The following story, however, might soften some of those rough edges. Wednesday, the new Nittany Lions head coach and some of his players visited a children’s hospital in Hershey,…

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PSU’s Franklin a psycho ready to bring the community back together

The community surrounding Penn State football continues to be a divided one, to an extent. It is a community still largely searching for answers and truth from the fallout of the Jerry Sandusky scandal, and you can still find factions demanding for the return of a statue of Joe Paterno and others demanding for complete changes…

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Missouri’s Mauk wants to emulate Johnny Manziel’s game

Time will evaluate just what kind of legendary status Johnny Manziel left behind at the collegiate level, but the player that appears ready to step into the spotlight this fall, at least within the SEC, just might be Missouri quarterback Maty Mauk. “He’s somebody that I want to — not necessarily be like — but I can…

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Minor league team to offer James Franklin bobblehead

James Franklin has yet to win a game at Penn State, nevermind coach a single game, but the new head coach of the Nittany Lions is getting a bobblehead later this summer. The State College Spikes, a Class A affiliate of the St. Louis  Cardinals, will hand out the bobblehead likeness of Franklin to the…

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After slow start, Buckeyes rocketing up recruiting rankings

Back in May, with just two verbal commitments for the Class of 2015 in its pocket, some Ohio State fans were growing concerned. Six weeks later? Yeah, not so much. Earlier today, a pair of four-star 2015 prospects — Cincinnati linebacker Justin Hilliard, Minnesota defensive end Jashon Cornell — announced that they have verbally committed…

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Ohio State edges Penn State’s student ticket sales total

Penn State announced the school had sold out all 21,000 student section seats for the upcoming season, the first with new head coach James Franklin at the helm. If there is a battle for student section attendance, Ohio State has the upper hand in the Big Ten East Division this fall. Ohio State has claimed to…

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Rich Rodriguez searching for pipeline in SEC country

There is no denying the southeastern portion of the country is ripe with college football talent. This is part of the reason the SEC has become so dominant on the national playing field. It is also why we are now seeing programs that have historically lacked any presence in the region starting to dip their…

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Penn State quickly sold out its 21,000 student season tickets

As one Big Ten school struggles with its student ticket policy, another had great success to report Friday. Hats off to #PennState fans. School sold out allotment of Over 21,000 student season tix all bought in just SIX minutes! — Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) June 27, 2014 That’s pretty incredible. James Franklin’s created some impressive buzz…

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Florida transfer TE could be looking to play closer to home

All has not exactly gone to plan for tight end Colin Thompson. Two years at Florida have been littered with injuries, limiting him to appear in just three games combined between the last two football seasons since committing to play for the Gators. Now the Pennsylvania native could be looking to bounce back a little closer…

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Missouri honored by SEC for support of Michael Sam

One of the best parts of the Michael Sam story at Missouri, where Sam informed his teammates he was gay and nobody made a peep about it the entire season, was how respectful the entire football program was of a historic moment in sports. Sam became the first openly gay football player at the highest level of…

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Update: Dave Joyner retires as Penn State’s AD

It’s been widely reported that Dave Joyner would remain on as Penn State’s athletic director until Rodney Erickson stepped down as president.  With Erickson resigning in January and replaced by Eric Barron a month later, everyone knew the clock was ticking on Joyner’s tenure at the school. Now, four months later, it appears said clock…

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Randy Edsall responds to James Franklin’s Maryland comments

Last month, James Franklin commenced a mini war of words with a pair of schools moving into the Big Ten this season, Maryland and Rutgers.  Essentially, the first-year Penn State head coach stated that he and his coaching staff have already planted their recruiting flags in the two states in which the football programs reside…

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