Spring football practice got underway on Wednesday, and Penn State’s official athletics site has a recap of James Franklin’s first spring press conference. The fourth-year coach talked about position changes and how the team will replace leaders at linebacker and on the offensive line.
The official site also hooked us up with photos and video of the Lions in action during the first practice since the Rose Bowl.
Speaking of the Rose Bowl, ESPN has five reasons why Penn State will shock the nation once again and repeat as Big Ten champs.
We all know about the success that Penn State’s hockey and wrestling squads have experienced lately, but how about gymnastics? On the women’s side, Briannah Tsang and Sabrina Garcia were named to the All-Big Ten first team while Nicole Medvitz and Kristen Politz made the second team.
Not to be outdone, the men swept the Big Ten’s weekly awards, with Leroy Clarke Jr. becoming Big Ten Gymnast of the Week and Sam Zakutney grabbing his fourth Freshman of the Week honor.
Penn State Softball is set to open conference play on Friday, and fans outside of Happy Valley will be able to follow the team like never before. That’s because 14 of the team’s home games will be streamed on the internet, with seven of those available for free on GoPSUnow.
The Centre Daily Times also has a profile on Penn State senior swimmer Shane Ryan and his Olympic journey.
A lot of people think that the airplane accident involving the Michigan basketball team earlier this month is a motivating factor behind the Wolverines’ Sweet 16 run. What if I told you that Penn State experienced a similarly scary incident on its way to the Sweet 16 back in 2001? It probably won’t be made into a fancy sports documentary, but the story is still pretty interesting for those of us who are still relatively new to Nittany Lions basketball fandom.