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NittanyCentral is home for the latest Penn State Football, Penn State Wrestling, Penn State Basketball news, updates, and analysis of the Penn State Nittany Lions

NittanyCentral is home for the latest Penn State Football, Penn State Wrestling, Penn State Basketball news, updates, and analysis of the Penn State Nittany Lions

NittanyCentral is home for the latest Penn State Football, Penn State Wrestling, Penn State Basketball news, updates, and analysis of the Penn State Nittany Lions

The latest news, insight, and analysis of Penn State Football, Penn State Wrestling, and Penn State Basketball, including schedules, game results, analysis of breaking news, rumors, speculation, and recruiting coverage of future Penn State Nittany Lions

NittanyCentral is home to the latest Penn State Nittany Lions news, updates, insight, and analysis, including in-depth coverage of Penn State Football, Penn State Wrestling, Penn State Basketball, and much more

There’s a 100 Percent Chance Penn State Football Does This …

Penn State Football

Penn State Football is about to enter the most important stretch of the 2024 recruiting cycle, this weekend. With all eyes on the official visit window, the imagination starts to run wild with the possibilities of how this class could finish up for the Nittany Lions. One thing we know for sure about this class … Read more

Levi Haines Dominates Penn State Wrestling, Shatters Rankings: Inside Journey to Becoming an NCAA Champion

Penn State Wrestling

With the standards set by Cael Sanderson over the past decade plus, the Nittany Lions‘ 2022 recruiting class was rather ho-hum. Based on FloWrestling’s recruiting rankings from the past 12 years, Penn State Wrestling had an average class that came in at 7.6. However the 2022 group wasn’t even in the top 25. The biggest reason for … Read more

Penn State Football: Analyst Compares 2023 Nittany Lions to Legendary National Champions

Penn State Football, James Franklin

It is no secret that 247Sports and CBS Analyst Josh Pate has been high on the Penn State Football program for a few years. In 2022, coming off a disappointing 7-6 2021 campaign, Pate was among the highest on the Nittany Lions of any college football analyst through the industry, giving Penn State a ceiling … Read more

Outrageous Injustice: Penn State Lacrosse Robbed of Championship Dream by NCAA Refs

Penn State Lacrosse

PHILADELPHIA — A controversial ending in an NCAA national semifinal game left many Penn State Lacrosse fans cursing the NCAA and asking for accountability. The year is 2000 … oh wait this is 2023? That is where Penn State fans find themselves on a sunny afternoon in Philadelphia as the Nittany Lions were screwed out … Read more

Penn State Lacrosse vs. Duke: Watch Controversial Call That Ended Nittany Lions’ Season

Penn State Lacrosse

Penn State Lacrosse fell to Duke 16-15 in the NCAA Semifinals on Saturday afternoon in Philadelphia, but did the Nittany Lions deserve to lose? Despite being significant underdogs, Penn State found themselves tied 15-15 with Duke heading to overtime. Duke ‘scored’ first to win the game but despite clear video replay showing the Blue Devil … Read more

Penn State Lacrosse Screwed by Awful Duke Game-Winning Goal Call, and Twitter EXPLODES

PHILADELPHIA — Penn State Lacrosse saw its season end in heartbreaking fashion, on a controversial game-winning goal by the Duke Blue Devils in the NCAA national semifinals at Lincoln Financial Field. Duke’s Garrett Leadmon foot was clearly in the crease on the overtime game-winner, sending the Nittany Lions packing, 16-15. The call was so egregious … Read more

NCAA Lacrosse Championships: Penn State Lacrosse vs. Duke Betting Line, Odds, More

PHILADELPHIA — The big day has finally arrived for Penn State Lacrosse as they will play in the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse National Semifinals for the 2nd time in program history as they will battle the No. 1 overall seed Duke.  The Nittany Lions made the trip to Philadelphia for the Semifinals with wins over Princeton … Read more

What Time, TV Channel is NCAA Lacrosse Championships? How to Watch Penn State Lacrosse vs. Duke Online, FREE Livestream

Penn State Lacrosse

Penn State Lacrosse is two wins shy of winning the National Championship, and begins play in the Final Four against Duke at noon at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, and the action can be seen on ESPN 2. No. 5 Penn State Lacrosse is on the doorstep of destiny, making only the second trip to … Read more

5 Ways Penn State Can Get The Most Out of Renovated Beaver Stadium

Penn State

There is a certain buzz when your team announces that it is going to make renovations to your venue that would draw more people to come out to your games, and more. That is what Penn State is about to do with Beaver Stadium. Back in February, Penn State announced that Beaver Stadium would go … Read more

Brian Daboll Addresses Saquon Barkley Skipping New York Giants OTAs

Saquon Barkley

The New York Giants’ offseason program is underway, with one notable absence; star running back Saquon Barkley. Barkley has not been in attendance during New York’s offseason program, and Thursday was not on the field with the rest of his teammates, in the midst of a contract dispute with the organization. Thursday, the first day … Read more

James Franklin’s Impact: Key Coach for Penn State Football Future Success May Surprise You

Penn State Football

Over his tenure as Penn State Football head coach, James Franklin has continuously put together staffs with talented football coaches and recruiters. Over his nine years in Happy Valley, three of Franklin’s assistants have gone on to become head coaches; Ricky Rahne at Old Dominion, Joe Morehead at Mississippi State, and Brent Pry at Virginia … Read more

Why is Penn State Football Playing on Black Friday vs. Michigan State at Ford Field?

Penn State Football

Penn State Football and Michigan State announced this week that the annual Land Grant Trophy game for 2023 will be held on Black Friday November 24th at Ford Field instead of its usual Saturday spot. So why the sudden change? According to Pete Thamel from ESPN, “Ohio State, Penn State, and Michigan State recently agreed … Read more

Penn State Football Recruiting: Ranking Nittany Lions’ Top-5 Targets as Critical Stretch Looms

Penn State Football

Penn State Football is entering a critical point in the 2024 recruiting cycle. The official visit window will open next weekend, giving the Nittany Lions one last crack to win over most of their top targets. The official visit window was kind to Penn State both in the 2022 and 2023 cycles, so the staff … Read more

Dominant Penn State Wrestling Phenom Alex Facundo Poised for Redemption and Glory

Penn State Wrestling

Coming off a 12-3 record his redshirt freshman year where Alex Facundo finished fifth at the 2021 Clarion Open and won a title at the Mat Town Open II, and Penn State Wrestling faithful were eager to see what Facundo could do in the starting lineup. The former No. 5 overall recruit in the 2021 recruiting … Read more

NFL Power Rankings: Top-10 Penn State Football Players in the NFL for 2023

Saquon Barkley

As the 2023 NFL season approaches, fans and experts alike are buzzing with anticipation to see which former Penn State Football standouts will rise to the occasion and leave their mark on the league. With a rich history of producing top-tier talent, the Nittany Lions continue to make a significant impact in the professional ranks. … Read more

Penn State Football Adds Top Quarterback Commitment for 2024 Recruiting Class

Penn State Football

Penn State Football has its quarterback of the future. Ethan Grunkemeyer committed to head coach James Franklin and the Nittany Lions on Saturday, May 20, ending the program’s somewhat meandering search for a quarterback in the 2024 cycle. The 6-foot-2 quarterback held offers from the likes of Akron, Buffalo, Central Michigan, Northwestern, Indiana, Minnesota and … Read more

How Penn State Football Led Mike Gesicki to Sign With New England Patriots

Mike Gesicki

In a move that promises to revive his career, tight end Mike Gesicki signed a one-year contract with the New England Patriots earlier this spring. Gesicki’s decision carries extra significance as it reunites him with former mentor Bill O’Brien, who recruited him to play for Penn State Football. “That relationship, from when he recruited me … Read more

Odafe Oweh: Turning Setbacks into Success for 2023 Season

Odafe Oweh

In the aftermath of a challenging 2022 season, Odafe Oweh, the talented Baltimore Ravens defensive standout has emerged with a steadfast determination to bounce back in 2023. It would be easy for Oweh to wipe the slate clean, after producing only 3.0 sacks and 39 total pressures last fall, after bursting onto the scene with … Read more

Penn State’s Sean Clifford Finds Surprise in Packers Locker Room

Penn State Football

In a surprising turn of events, former Penn State Football quarterback Sean Clifford finds himself inheriting the legendary Aaron Rodgers’ old locker in Green Bay. The Packers selected Clifford in the fifth round of the highly anticipated 2023 NFL Draft, in a bit of a surprise selection, and there’s a very real chance the former … Read more

Penn State Football 2024 Class Missing Key Piece: Quarterback Commitment Still Up in the Air

Penn State Football, James Franklin

Penn State Football is building another great recruiting class in the 2024 cycle, but the Nittany Lions still don’t have a commitment at the most important position on the field. Despite having 13 commits in the 2024 class, Penn State does not have a quarterback in the fold yet. It is uncommon for a class … Read more