NBC Sports gives Penn State a college football ‘Oscar’ award; James Franklin … – PennLive.com

Today’s Penn State football news brings you up to date with a ton of stories that happened over the weekend in Nittany Lion country.

James Franklin talks the future of the program to PennLive’s Eric Epler and Jon Solomon of CBS Sports while Sandy Barbour discusses how she’s going to rebuild the Penn State athletics financial juggernaut to the Centre Daily Times.

In less serious news, NBC Sports gives Sam Ficken a fictional college football Oscar award and concludes (again) that PSU and Pitt should play.

In other don’t miss news, Greg Pickel looks at Penn State walk-on Tyler Shoop, watch Trace McSorley’s first-person perspective of the THON line dance and future Nittany Lion Saquon Barkley wins the title of Mr. PA football.

Selling Penn State’s future an ongoing process for James Franklin: Epler [PennLive]

James Franklin believes stability will lead to Penn State’s revival: Solomon [CBS Sports]

Penn State athletics: Barbour hopes to rebuild financial powerhouse: Johnson [Centre Daily Times]

Penn State football freshman dance at Thon Pep Rally though the eyes of QB Trace McSorley: Hermitt [PennLive]

For Tyler Shoop, walking on at Penn State means playing for dad, reuniting his family: Pickel [PennLive]

The College Football Oscars go to…: McGuire [NBC Sports]


Watch the Penn State football team’s incredible THON line dance: Hermitt [PennLive]

Penn State Football: How Its Few Veterans Will Lead a Young Squad: Poorman [StateCollege.com]

South Williamsport’s Dom Bragalone, Whitehall’s Saquon Barkley add title of Mr. PA Football: Epler [PennLive]

In-state rivalries we need more of in college football: McGuire [NBC Sports]

13 months later, Bill O’Brien reflects on Penn State: Frank [CSNPhilly]

How Penn State might fare in world without freshmen: Rice [Lions247.com]

Penn State’s Hull confident he can make it NFL: Wexell [Herald Standard]


Meet the Penn State Offensive Tackle Who Wants to Make a Name for Himself: Sweeney [KCChiefs.com]

2015 NFL Combine Report:Offensive line hits the field for drills: Stanley [Bolts From the Blue]

NFL Combine 2015 results: Linebackers’ 40-yard dash, bench press, vertical jump: Cosentino [NJ.com]

NFL Combine rewind: Jesse James, Mike Hull put up big bench numbers, Adrian Amos prepares for Monday workout, and more: Pickel [PennLive]

Penn State football podcast: Catching up with PSU alum, rising politician Adam Taliaferro: Hockensmith [PennLive]

Luke Frey helps lead Penn State to easy Senior-Day wrestling victory over Rider: Carlson [PennLive]

Luke Juha’s overtime winner lifts Penn State to 4-3 win over No. 15 Minnesota: Pickel [PennLive]

And the Penn State Thon 2015 total is…: Polakoff [PennLive]

We’ve Hit Rock Bottom: Penn State Blown Out By Northwestern, 60-39: Abruzzese [Onward State]

Steven Bench’s Final Season Begins Now: Moore [Voodoo Five]

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