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  1. Penn State football: Linebacker Mike Hull believes Lions' D deserves more national respectRead the original story w/Photo

    46 min ago | PennLive.com

    Penn State linebacker Mike Hull tackles Northwestern running back Justin Jackson inside the 5-yard line during the first quarter at Beaver Stadium on September 27, 2014. Penn State fell to Northwestern, 29-6.

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  2. James Franklin Stands By Fourth Down Call, Discusses Senior Day At Weekly Press ConferenceRead the original story w/Photo

    51 min ago | Onward State

    James Franklin had a slew of topics to discuss with reporters on Tuesday at his weekly press conference, but his stance on the controversial decision to punt rather than go for it on fourth down late against Illinois , along with notes about senior day, highlighted them all. The incident in question came late in the fourth quarter against the Illini, with Penn State still leading 14-13 with just under two minutes to go.

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  3. Penn State Football: Nittany Lions consistently inconsistentRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Isportsweb.com

    One mark of a winning football team is consistency, just not the kind of consistency Penn State has shown amidst a trying 2014 season. First-year head coach James Franklin and his Nittany Lions have found consistency -in mediocrity.

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  4. Penn State Pressure Points: Akeel Lynch's workload, Christian...Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 22 | PennLive.com

    Penn State running back Akeel Lynch shakes loose for his 47-yard touchdown run against Illinois last Saturday. ONE LAST TIME.

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  5. Penn State's finest: My thoughts on the Lions' top players and moments this seasonRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 30, 2014 | PennLive.com

    Penn State place kicker Sam Ficken's game-winning kick against Central Florida in Ireland is one of the Lions' top moments in 2014. There is still one week remaining in the regular season but I've seen enough.

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  6. Monday Notebook: Lions Open Thanksgiving Week...Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Penn State Athetlics

    The Nittany Lion football student-athletes have a lot to be thankful for as the calendar approaches the Thanksgiving holiday. An opportunity to attend a world-renowned institution like Penn State and compete on the gridiron at the highest level is something the group takes very seriously.

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  7. Cornerback Jordan Lucas embracing 'big brother' role in the secondaryRead the original story

    Yesterday | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    Penn State has senior Adrian Amos anchoring the defensive backs and junior cornerback Jordan Lucas is right there with him. There is a lot of learning and a lot of growing going on back there, especially with true freshman safety Marcus Allen and true freshman corners Grant Haley and Christian Campbell .

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  8. Penn State: Lions left to pondercurious decisionsRead the original story

    Yesterday | The Times-Tribune

    These weren't questions about the future. These were questions about moments, curious moments that led to a head-scratching 16-14 Penn State loss to struggling Illinois that seemed to bite in a way few have for the undermanned Nittany Lions the last few seasons.

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  9. Penn State opens as double digit underdog for season-finale with Michigan StateRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 22 | PennLive.com

    Penn State place kicker Sam Ficken is one of an expected 17 seniors that will be honored before the Lions' regular season finale. Joe Hermitt, PennLive Penn State is nearly a two touchdown underdog for its season finale with Michigan State Saturday at Beaver Stadium.

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  10. Lions leftto pondercurious decisionsRead the original story

    Yesterday | The Times-Tribune

    These weren't questions about the future. These were questions about moments, curious moments that led to a head-scratching 16-14 Penn State loss to struggling Illinois that seemed to bite in a way few have for the undermanned Nittany Lions the last few seasons.

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  11. Penn State stat check: A look at the numbers from the Lions' fifth loss of the yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | PennLive.com

    The Lions had issues in all three phases of the games, and they came sporadically. By the numbers, Penn State's offense and special teams had it far worse than its defense, though.

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  12. Penn State to recognize 17 seniors against Michigan StateRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | The Morning Call

    Penn State linebacker Mike Hull is among 17 seniors who will be recognized Saturday against Michigan State at Beaver Stadium. Penn State linebacker Mike Hull is among 17 seniors who will be recognized Saturday against Michigan State at Beaver Stadium.

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  13. Franklin: 'We have probably been asking for this all year long'Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | The Citizens' Voice

    BRADLEY LEEB / ASSOCIATED PRESS Illinois defensive back Darius Mosely tackles Penn State's Chris Gulla on a fake field goal during Saturday's game in Champaign, Ill. BRADLEY LEEB / ASSOCIATED PRESS Defensive backs Darius Mosely, front left, and Taylor Barton lead a pack of Illinois players trying to recover a fumble during Saturday's game in Champaign, Ill.

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  14. Penn State report card: Trying to make sense of how the Lions' wheels fell off in ChampaignRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | PennLive.com

    Poor yardage total should have been much worse, since Brad Bars' 32-yard fake punt run and the 21-yard hook-and-ladder to end the game were included. More accurate number is 212 yards on 61 snaps.

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  15. Penn State Football: Big Ten TD Tally is Offense 8, Defense 1Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Statecollege.com

    Penn State, now 6-5 overall and just 2-5 in the Big Ten, certainly has proven that to be so. In conference games in 2014, the Nittany Lions' offense has scored just eight touchdowns in seven games, and needed overtime against Ohio State to get one of them.

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  16. Grading the Nittany Lions: Illinois editionRead the original story

    Sunday | The Morning Call

    Penn State holder Chris Gulla is tackled by Illinois' Darius Mosely during a botched field-goal attempt Saturday. OFFENSE: D. Inexplicable that Christian Hackenberg would throw for 93 yards - or play in an offense that would allow that.

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  17. Penn State Football: Players of the Game Against IllinoisRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Victory Bell Rings

    Penn State saw its two-game winning streak end Saturday afternoon as the Nittany Lions fell to the Illinois Fighting Illini by a score of 16-14. To continue beating the dead horse, the Penn State offense was pretty bad yet again.

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  18. Penn State stock watch: Youngsters Marcus Allen, Akeel Lynch continue to make an impactRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | PennLive.com

    A look at three players on the rise, and three on the way down, following the Lions' disappointing 16-14 loss to Illinois in Champaign ... 1. S MARCUS ALLEN. The true freshman has been a legit impact player since taking over for the injured Ryan Keiser.

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  19. All three PSU phases falter in loss to IlliniRead the original story

    Saturday | Altoona Mirror

    Penn State suffered major breakdowns in all phases of the game Saturday, and while the final score showed Illinois had more points, 16-14, the Fighting Illini didn't really win the game. The offense scored 14 points against one of the worst defenses in the country.

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  20. PSU highlights, lowlightsRead the original story

    Saturday | Altoona Mirror

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State's 16-14 loss to Illinois on Saturday at Memorial Stadium: Play of the game: Illinois' Taylor Zalewski's second-half kickoff was short and into the wind, and Penn State failed to field it.

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