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November 28, 2021

Penn State and James Franklin Agree to 10-Year Deal

Steve talks about the Franklin contract on Tuesday, Nov 23, 2021 Show UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Penn State’s James Franklin has agreed to the terms of a new 10-year contract to remain as the head football coach of the Nittany Lions through 2031. The terms were approved by the Subcommittee on Compensation of the Penn State Board of Trustees today. “Penn State’s future is bright, and I’m honored to continue to serve as your head football coach,” said Franklin. “Nine weeks ago, the administration approached me about making a long-term investment in our football program. This prompted numerous conversations outlining…

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Shrewsberry Inks Highest-Ranked Recruiting Class in Program History

  UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Peter and Ann Tombros Endowed Men’s Basketball Head Coach Micah Shrewsberry has signed the highest-ranked recruiting class in Nittany Lion basketball history, with five highly-touted signees inking their National Letters of Intent during the November signing period.   Penn State’s five-member class currently ranks 16th in the nation according to ESPN, 21st according to 247Sports and 27th according to Rivals, with the Nittany Lion class coming in at fourth in the Big Ten as ranked by all three ranking services.   The five-member class is comprised of Jameel Brown (Philadelphia, Pa.), Kanye Clary (Virginia Beach,…

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Mustipher Named a Semifinalist for Rotary Lombardi Award

  Award honors a college football offensive or defensive lineman   HOUSTON – Penn State senior defensive tackle PJ Mustipher has been named a semifinalist for the The Rotary Lombardi Award®, it was announced on Wednesday. Mustipher is one of 12 semifinalists who will compete for this year’s award.   The Rotary Lombardi Award® goes annually to the college football offensive or defensive lineman, who in addition to outstanding performance and ability, best exemplifies the character and discipline of NFL Hall of Fame Head Coach Vince Lombardi.   PJ Mustipher · Sr. · DT · 6-4 · 323 · Owings Mills,…

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Stout Garners Big Ten Co-Special Teams Player of the Week

Senior averaged 46.3 yards per punt, hit a 50-yard field goal in win over Indiana   UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Penn State senior kicker/punter Jordan Stout was tabbed the Big Ten Co-Special Teams Player of the Week, announced by the league office on Monday. Stout had a major role in No. 4/4 Penn State’s 24-0 win over Indiana on Saturday.   The senior averaged 46.3 yards per punt on six attempts. He launched a 51-yard punt and a 50-yard punt while placing four inside the 20 and one inside the 10.   Stout has 14 punts of 50 or more yards…

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Clifford Named a Semifinalist for 2021 William V. Campbell Trophy

  Redshirt senior quarterback is one of 176 semifinalists   UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced Sean Clifford as a 2021 William V. Campbell Trophy® semifinalist, college football’s premier scholar-athlete award.   Celebrating its 32nd year, the Campbell Trophy® recognizes an individual as the absolute best football scholar-athlete in the nation for his combined academic success, football performance and exemplary leadership.   The NFF will announce 12-14 finalists on Oct. 27, and each of them will receive an $18,000 postgraduate scholarship as a member of the 2021 NFF National Scholar-Athlete Class Presented by Fidelity…

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Clifford Named Big Ten Co-Offensive Player of the Week

    UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Penn State redshirt senior quarterback Sean Clifford has been named the Big Ten’s Co-Offensive Player of the Week along with Northwestern’s Evan Hull, it was announced by the league office on Monday.   Clifford earns the first Offensive Player of the Week accolade for his career. He is Penn State’s first Offensive Player of the Week since KJ Hamler on Oct. 21, 2019.   Clifford threw for a career-high 401 yards and a career-high-tying four touchdowns in Penn State’s 38-17 win over Villanova on Saturday. He now ranks fifth all-time in Penn State history with 5,890 career…

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Big Ten Announces 2021-22 Men’s Basketball Conference Schedule

  2021-22 Penn State Men’s Basketball Schedule UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The 2021-22 Penn State men’s basketball schedule is now complete as the Big Ten Conference released the full 20-game slate of league games Wednesday afternoon. Penn State will host 10 Big Ten home games inside the Bryce Jordan Center, beginning with the conference opener on Dec. 5 against Ohio State.   Tipoff times and television network designations will be announced in the coming weeks.   Big Ten action begins at home on Sunday, Dec. 5 when the Nittany Lions host Ohio State inside the Bryce Jordan Center. The home team…

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Numerous Football Game Day Improvements to be Unveiled at Beaver Stadium

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – With a return to full capacity in Beaver Stadium this fall, there will also be a return to traditional pre-game festivities to include tailgating, team arrival and traffic patterns. However, as the 107k strong return for the first time since the 2019 season, fans will see a variety of game day improvements during their visit.   Most notably, Gates E and F have been expanded to ease the entry process and reduce congestion near the Beaver Stadium ticket office. The expansion will also improve the fan circulation around the outside of the stadium with extended walkways.  …

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Men’s Basketball Season Ticket Renewals Underway

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Season ticket renewals for the 2021-22 Penn State men’s basketball season are now underway as the Nittany Lions are set to begin their first season under head coach Micah Shrewsberry.   The Shrewsberry Era Begins Penn State will enter its first season under head coach Micah Shrewsberry in 2021-22. Shrewsberry was announced as the 14th head men’s basketball coach in Penn State history on March 15, 2021 and comes to Penn State with a wealth of experience as an assistant coach for a pair of nationally ranked programs and in the NBA.   Home non-conference contests against…

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Brisker Named to Jim Thorpe Award Watch List

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Penn State senior safety Jaquan Brisker has been named to the Paycom Jim Thorpe Award Preseason Watch List, it was announced on Monday.   This list includes 40 of the nation’s best defensive backs, representing 10 conferences and one independent. The preseason watch list is selected by a screening committee whose members compile a list of up to 50 players.   Jaquan Brisker Has played in 22 career games, making nine starts. Earned All-American first team honors from Pro Football Focus in 2020. Was an honorable mention All-American by Phil Steele. Named an All-Big Ten third team selection…

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