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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

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

Former Penn State Football Standout Primed for Key Role for Green Bay Packers in 2024

Penn State Football

The Green Bay Packers’ future at left tackle just might be former Penn State Football standout Rasheed Walker, and that future could be now. Walker, chosen by the Packers in the seventh-round of the 2022 NFL Draft, could be in line to inherit the starting left tackle job as soon as this offseason, presuming Green … Read more

Penn State Football, and its Fans, Have Major NIL Problem

Penn State Football, Big Noon Saturday

Penn State Football has a problem on its hands. The landscape of college football is forever changing, and in the last five years, we have seen more change than maybe ever before. The transfer portal has become crazier than NFL free agency and student-athletes can now make some money on their name, image, and likeness. … Read more

No. 7 Penn State Football vs. West Virginia: Random Thoughts and Things to Watch

Penn State Football

Penn State Football is set to kick off its 2023 season in just two days. Yes, we have made it and football is back! Under the lights in Beaver Stadium at 7:30pm on NBC, I couldn’t think of a better way to start what should be an exciting and potentially special season. With kickoff quickly … Read more

Beyond Abdul Carter, Who is Next Great Penn State Football Linebacker? | MAILBAG

Penn State Football, Abdul Carter

No. 7 Penn State Football opens the season against West Virginia on Sept. 2 against West Virginia, with a loaded roster capable of making a national championship push this fall. Manny Diaz‘s defense is loaded with talent and more than a worthy complement to a star-studded offense led by quarterback Drew Allar, running backs Nick … Read more

Penn State Football Way Too Early Game-By-Game Predictions for 2023 season

Penn State Football

Penn States Football season is less than 100 days away, and while that may seem like a long time. The 2023 season will kick off under the lights in Happy Valley before we know it. As is per usual, pre season predictions and models have been flowing around the college football world, since before Georgia … Read more

Penn State Football vs. West Virginia Set to Kickoff 2023 Season in Style

Penn State Football, Beaver Stadium

Penn State Football will open the 2023 football season at home under the lights at 7:30pm on September 2nd. The Nittany Lions host the West Virginia Mountaineers on the opening weekend of the season, kicking off at 7:30 p.m. inside Beaver Stadium. Penn State made the start time official today, which can be watched on … Read more

Penn State Football Prepares to Fill Big Shoes: How Nittany Lions will Replace Joey Porter Jr.

Penn State Football, Kalen King, NFL Draft

The NFL draft has come and gone, and a number of former Penn Football standouts headed to the NFL. Leading the way, and the first former Nittany Lions player off the board was Joey Porter Jr. The son of former NFL great, Joey Porter, is headed to old stomping grounds. The Pittsburgh Steelers took Porter … Read more

How ‘Alignment’ Holds Key to James Franklin, Penn State Football Breaking Through

Penn State Football, James Franklin

There might be a surprising key to Penn State Football finally breaking through into College Football’s elite tier. Penn State recently named who will be their new head men’s basketball coach. Mike Rhoades was introduced to Nittany Nation not too long ago. During his introductory press conference while laying out his vision for the programs … Read more

Penn State Basketball: Grading Mike Rhoades Hire

Penn State Basketball

In what has been a tense week surrounding Penn State Basketball, the Nittany Lions have their new head coach. Mike Rhoades is headed to Happy Valley, as the Pennsylvania native returns home as the program’s next head coach. Grading Mike Rhoades’ Hire as Penn State Basketball Coach Pat Kraft and company worked quickly to make … Read more

What a Real Penn State Basketball NIL Effort Looks Like

Penn State Basketball, Micah Shrewsberry, Penn State

The Penn State Basketball season has come to a close, after the Nittany Lions‘ second round loss to Texas in the NCAA tournament. However, the questions surrounding the future of the basketball program remain a hot topic. Penn State head coach Micah Shrewsberry’s future is unknown, but all efforts will be made to keep him … Read more

NCAA Tournament: Penn State Basketball vs. Texas Time, TV Channel, How to Watch Online for FREE

Penn State Basketball

Penn State Basketball aims to keep its Cinderella NCAA Tournament run going, when the No. 10 Nittany Lions led by guards Jalen Pickett and Andrew Funk, and head coach Micah Shrewsberry take on the No. 2 seed Texas Longhorns at 7:45 p.m. on Saturday, March 18, 2023 on CBS. Funk came out firing against Texas … Read more

NCAA Tournament: 3 Early Thoughts on Penn State Basketball vs. Texas A&M

Penn State Basketball

Penn State Basketball is back in the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2011. After, what would have been nothing short of a miracle comeback Sunday afternoon against Purdue in the Big Ten title game, the Nittany Lions turn their focus to the Aggies of Texas A&M. Here are 3 early thoughts on Penn … Read more

Micah Shrewsberry Addresses Georgetown, Notre Dame rumors after Penn State Basketball win

Penn State Basketball

The rumors have started to pick up about other programs interested in Penn State Basketball head coach Micah Shrewsberry. Pete Thamel of ESPN linked Shrewsberry as a candidate for the Notre Dame opening. Likewise, Shrewsberry’s name has also been linked to the Georgetown job, which CBS broadcasters talked about during Penn State’s 77-73 win over … Read more

Penn State Football: Meet Nittany Lions’ 2023 Surprise sleeper

Penn State Football

It seems during any football season there is that one player where fans look at each other and think, where did he come from? This year could be no different for Penn State Football, with a ton of new faces looking to have bigger roles. So who is a potential sleeper pick for the Nittany … Read more

Penn State Football WR rankings: How will Drew Allar’s Target Hierarchy shape up?

Penn State Football

The hype for the Penn State Football team rests solely around the fact QB Drew Allar looks to take the reigns, but questions remain at other positions around the first year starter. One big one being the wide receiver room. Parker Washington and Mitchell Tinsley have both declared for the NFL draft and look to … Read more

Drew Allar: Heisman or Growing Pains? Setting Expectations for Penn State Football QB

Penn State Football

The buzz is back in Happy Valley ahead of the 2023 Penn State Football season, and its thanks in large part to one name, Drew Allar. The 5-star prospect from Medina, Ohio has fans excited for what the future may hold for the Nittany Lions, so let’s dive deeper into what the realistic expectations will … Read more

Are Penn State Football, James Franklin Finally About to Break Through to ‘elite’?

Penn State Football, James Franklin

The moment is ingrained in recent Penn State Football history. It’s September 29th, 2018. Penn State Football has just suffered its second one point loss to the Ohio State Buckeyes in as many years. James Franklin is about to give the most impassioned post game press conference we have seen in his now 9 year … Read more

Is Penn State Football LB Abdul Carter the Next Micah Parsons?

Abdul Carter, Penn State Football

Penn State Football has a long, proud tradition of elite linebackers. From Lavar Arrington to Dan Connor and Sean Lee, the Nittany Lions‘ reputation as LBU has been well earned for decades. The exciting part is we might be on the cusp of adding another name to that list, Abdul Carter. The true freshman LB … Read more