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Oh, Hello: Dan Smith Commits To Black Shoe Diaries

The basketbros got a lot better today with the addition of Dan Smith.

Olbermann Suspended For Penn State Tweets

You're welcome, everyone.

Penn State to Receive B1G Bowl Revenue in 2015

Is there anything else to get back?

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Mike Hull Out Of Senior Bowl Due To Injury

Well, this is unfortunate. Former Penn State linebacker Mike Hull is being forced to miss the rest of Senior Bowl week while he recovers from having his knee scoped a few weeks back. According to 24/7 Sports, Hull "wanted to show that he could play through the injury and made it through the first day of practice."

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Ed Ray Never Read The Freeh Report Before Handing Down PSU Sanctions

More from Onward State.

PSU-VT Series Moved To Dates in 2020, 2025

The teams were originally set to face off in 2022 and 2023.

Hoops: John Johnson Suspended From Team

The backup guard is suspended for "conduct inconsistent with team standards".

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Ollie Ogbu: Rugby Player

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I'm not so sure that the NRFL will ever get off the ground, but I follow their Facebook account and just noticed this post from a little while back. They seem to be going after a LOT of former NFL talent, which is a good move. But I'm worried that they won't have much actual "rugby" talent, and so the product on the field will end up suffering. I hope they still try to target mostly actual rugby players.

76ers Potentially Interested In Tim Frazier

However, there's a catch.

Mike Hull Named To AP All-America Third Team

Another honor for another great from Linebacker U.

Penn State Basketball Receives Votes In AP Top 25

For the first time since 2011, Penn State has an appearance in the AP poll.

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Penn State-Michigan to Play Doubleheader In 2016

A day-night, hockey-hoops doubleheader in the most famous arena in the world? Awesome.

Might A 6-6 Penn State Still Miss Out On A Bowl?

A Big Ten memo warned teams that the conference may not have enough bowl slots for all eligible schools.

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Pegula Wanted Bills-Jets To Be Played At Penn State

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New Buffalo Bills owner Terry Pegula wanted this weekend's Bills-Jets game, moved from Buffalo due to feet upon feet of snow filling Ralph Wilson Stadium still, moved to Beaver Stadium. The NFL nixed the idea due to the lack of replay booths and other sideline technologies.

Pregame: Brandon Bell OUT, Trevor Williams IN

A few notes before today's game.

Hull, Amos Accept Invites To Senior Bowl

They become the 29th and 30th Penn Staters to participate since 2000.

#Ficken4Groza: Sam Named A Semifinalist

The career arc of Sam Ficken, the goat of Penn State football merely two years ago, kept advancing on Thursday morning as it was announced that he, along with 19 other collegiate placekickers, was named semifinalists for the Lou Groza Award.

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Big Ten Suspends Diggs, Reprimands Edsall For Penn State Pre-Game Actions

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The Big Ten suspended Maryland WR Stefon Diggs for one game, reprimanded head coach Randy Edsall and fined the University of Maryland $10,000 for the unsportsmanlike actions before their game with Penn State this past weekend. Stefon Diggs struck an official in the face during a pre-game scuffle (to which Maryland was hit with a 15-yard penalty) and the Terrapins' captains failed to shake hands at midfield before the game's coin toss. It's an unfortunate situation for the Big Ten's newest members and hopefully it's something that won't be pulled again in hopes of creating a rivalry.

Ficken Earns Special Teams B1G Honors

It's the fourth time he's won the award during his career.

Appalachian State Fills Out 2018 Schedule

The Mountaineers will come to Beaver Stadium on September 1, 2018.

DaeSean Hamilton Named B1G Freshman of the Week

Bae.

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Penn State Men's Hoops Unveils Alternate Uniforms

*fire emoji* *100 emoji* *fire emoji*

BSD Welcomes Evan Romano & Chris Taylor to Staff

The BSD family expands by two today.

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To All Fans Watching Tomorrow's Game via BTN2Go

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The powers that be are warning that, if you are planning to watch Saturday's matchup with UMass via BTN2Go on an iPhone or iPad, you should not upgrade to the new iOS8 operating system.

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Anthony Zettel Named Athlon B1G Player Of The Week

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Athlon named Zettel the Big Ten's Player of the Week after another dominating performance on the defensive line. He had four tackles which included three tackles for loss. All hail Anthony Zettel.

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Terry Pegula Buys Buffalo Bills

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The Penn State alumnus who is the reason for Division I hockey's presence in State College and who already owns the Buffalo Sabres added to his portfolio today by buying the Buffalo Bills franchise. As a fellow Penn State alum and a Buffalo fan, I once again say "Thank you, Terry."

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Listen to the Black Shoe Podcast Live!

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Coming to you from the Brooklyn studios of our own Adam Collyer, we're talking the sanctions reductions in this bonus edition of the Black Shoe Podcast.

NCAA Rescinds Bowl Ban, Scholarship Reductions

The two biggest sanctions as a result of the Jerry Sandusky scandal have been lifted.

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Penn State-UMass Set For 4pm Kickoff

That's an odd time for a kickoff, but Penn State and UMass will start things off at 4pm next Saturday on BTN.

Army Rounds Out Penn State's 2015 Schedule

Penn State and the service academy will meet for the first time since 1979.

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Sam Ficken Named Star Of The Week By Lou Groza Award

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With his four field-goal, two extra-point performance on Saturday which included a game-winning 36-yarder as time expired, Penn State PK Sam Ficken was named one of three stars by the Lou Groza Award Committee on Tuesday. He was joined by last year's winner of the Award, Roberto Agauyo of Florida State and Adam Griffith of Alabama.

Ficken, Hamilton Earn Weekly B1G Honors

Nittany Lions are starting to bring the hardware in early.