Nittany Lion season-opener set for Aug. 31 at MetLife Stadium
Blue-White Game set for Saturday at noon on BTN
NIttany Lions have wrapped up five spring practices
Record 20 Players Earn Dean's List Recognition for 3.5 GPA or Better
Football vs. Iowa (Oct. 8, 2011)
One of the biggest advances for playing time this past spring was made by redshirt sophomore Miles Dieffenbach. A center during his initial two seasons in Happy Valley, the coaching staff moved Dieffenbach to left guard and he flourished, earning a spot with the first-team offensive line in the Blue-White game. He and Mark Arcidiacono likely will battle for the position when training camp commences in August. The determined Dieffenbach brings very good skills, size and work ethic to the O-Line, which will feature just one returning starter in center Matt Stankiewitch. The former Fox Chapel Area High School All-American has the ability to play the center and guard positions should the situation dictate. A Dean's List student, Dieffenbach owned a 3.53 grade-point average after the spring semester. He is a potential candidate for Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-America® as well as Academic All-Big Ten honors this year. Dieffenbach is among 16 Nittany Lion returnees from Western Pennsylvania.
2011 Sophomore Season
2010 Freshman Season