We're taking snapshots of each position group with each Big Ten team entering the spring. Up next: the linebackers. Illinois: The Illini lose an All-Big Ten player in Jonathan Brown but still have decent overall depth at linebacker.
about 1116 days ago | Adam Rittenberg | Penn State Nittany Lions
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- This week's countdown continues with the No. 4 spot. Once again, until spring practice starts, we'll have a different countdown every week. Up next are the positions of concern for Penn State, and this group is one that historically hasn't been an issue for the Nittany Lions.
about 1138 days ago | Josh Moyer | Penn State Nittany Lions
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Penn State's fiery defensive coordinator, John Butler, just crossed his arms and stared up at the big screen after UCF's third touchdown Saturday. Maybe he just needed to make sure this was real, that he wasn't trapped in a nightmare.
about 1285 days ago | Josh Moyer | Penn State Nittany Lions
As part of an ongoing series, NittanyNation will preview a different position leading up to the season opener against Syracuse on Aug. 31. Up today: Linebackers. Projected starters: Mike Hull (2012 stats: 58 tackles, four sacks, one interception, two fumble recoveries, one blocked kick), Glenn Carson (85 tackles, three tackles-for-loss) and Nyeem Wartman (one tackle, one blocked kick) Key losses: Michael Mauti (95 tackles, three interceptions, three forced fumbles) and Gerald Hodges (109 tackles, 8.
about 1319 days ago | Josh Moyer | Penn State Nittany Lions
Welcome to NittanyNation's mailbag! We asked you to tweet or email your questions, and we've selected three to answer in depth this week. Corey Hunter (@realhuntdog23) writes: What REALISTIC expectations should fans have at the Blue-White Game?
about 1443 days ago | Josh Moyer | Penn State Nittany Lions
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- While Bill O'Brien's voice carried over the field Monday afternoon, quarterbacks coach Charlie Fisher directed his players in a calmer manner. During position drills at Penn State's first spring practice, Fisher stood about five yards in front of his four quarterbacks as they took turns taking three- and five-step drops.
about 1467 days ago | Josh Moyer | Penn State Nittany Lions
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- With spring drills just a few weeks away, NittanyNation decided to break down several of the brewing position battles. QUARTERBACK Who they lost: Matt McGloin, a fifth-year senior who who threw 24 TDs to five INTs and set a school record for single-season passing yardage.
about 1486 days ago | Josh Moyer | Penn State Nittany Lions