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Nitt Links Wants To Remind You Iowa Week Is A Big Deal

With a little bit of time on my hands I put the newfangled Internet to the test and came out the other side with that video. Hope you enjoyed it. We'll call that your warm-up for a ton of links today. Lets get to it.

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Penn State OL Okoli gets tough first test at Iowa -

What Joe says: "He's certainly going to have some problems. We can't overreact,'' coach Joe Paterno said Tuesday at Beaver Stadium about Okoli. "Our tackles are going to have their hands full in pass protection.''

What Joe means: "I'm not trying to alarm you, but this kid is what we in the coaching business call "in for a long night"'s not a big deal, but..."

Pete Massaro's relentless style a perfect fit for Penn State's pass rush |

Massaro isn't putting up big numbers yet (forced fumble, recovered fumble last week) but he has that "look" of a great player in the making. Between Massaro, Brown, Bolden, and 375 of the other freshman we might have ourselves a good player or two, or six.

Not-so-special special teams? Not this year at Penn State |

The punt coverage team is allowing just three yards per return and the Lions have installed some legit speedsters on their punt return -- Devon "Moo-Moo" Smith and Justin Brown. Smith is averaging better than 17 yards per return and had a 52-yard scamper against Temple called back on a holding penalty

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Iowa Hawkeyes Football: Alabama's Defensive Blueprint For Rolling Penn State | Bleacher Report

Though it is highly unlikely Iowa blitzes on Saturday...

Ok..Timeout here. I just want to apologize for linking to this, but I needed to share the pain I was in. So if you're near any sharp edges back away.

And the Bomb Drops: 2 MSU Basketball Players Accused of Sexual Assault

A tough break for an otherwise well regarded program. No news of who the players are yet, but it's still a tough one for Izzo to swallow. We're all better off if this turns out well.

Big Ten stock report: Week 5

It occurred to me today that Denard Robinson winning the Heisman means Pryor doesn't. With that in mind, go Robert Griffin the 3rd. If you've never seen him play go visit youtube. Or drive to a Baylor game.

Penn State Recruiting 9/29/10

Slow week, but always good to stay up to speed minus a pay-wall.

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Softball Ranks Sixth in Academic GPA Among Division I Schools

Nittany Lion softball's excellent academic record was once again recognized when the National Fastpitch Coaches Association announced Penn State was the sixth-best Division I program in terms of grade-point average in 2010.


No. 24 Men Soccer's Edges Saint Francis, 4-3

The No. 24 Penn State men's soccer team outshot Saint Francis by a remarkable 38-8 margin and had a dominating 24-4 advantage in shots on goal but needed a late two-goal rally to dispatch the Red Flash, 4-3, on Wednesday night at Jeffrey Field. With the win, the Nittany Lions up their overall record to 6-2 and their 2010 home mark to 2-2.



Nittany Lion Wrestlers Announce Intra-Squad Dual Meet

The Penn State Nittany Lion wrestlers will hold an intra-squad dual meet on Thursday, November 4, at 7 p.m. The event will take place at Rec Hall, is free and is open to the public.