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Saturday, April 22

FEATURE: Lions Building on Depth Looking Toward Fall

In front of an estimated 71,000 fans, Penn State put an exclamation point at the end of a successful spring season with a culminating event that showcased a little bit of everything when it comes to meeting offseason expectations.

"I think we really accomplished our goals," head coach James Franklin said. "We were able to develop a lot of depth, get some reps for some guys that maybe normally don't get reps."

An unprecedented level of competition has certainly been the case through the 15-session spring game, spanning March 21 to April. Fueled by the confidence of a highly successful and historic 2016 season, it's a welcome atmosphere to continue to cultivate for the Nittany Lions, who are now in position to continue developing depth and building on a foundation that has already showed its solid shape. FULL STORY HERE

VIDEO: Autograph Session Sights & Sounds

Friday, April 21

2017 Blue-White Gameday

Penn State Football is set to punctuate a competitive spring season with its annual Blue-White Game Saturday. In the culmination a 15-practice schedule, the Nittany Lions welcome alumni, fans, family and friends back to Beaver Stadium for a spring ball finale at 3 p.m. with live coverage on the Big Ten Network.

On the heels of historic season, Penn State reenergized its momentum in winter conditioning, channeling an unprecedented level of energy into a productive spring season. As Penn State head coach James Franklin noted earlier this week, the annual spring game will now bring one final look at the progress and development for the Nittany Lion staff before training camp arrives.

"There are going to be some young guys who are going into that stadium and there's going to be some experience that's going to help them," Franklin said. FULL STORY HERE

Thursday, April 20

VIDEO: Spring Football Top Performers: Safeties

Its the final week before Penn State returns to Beaver Stadium for its annual Blue-White game. Just a few days separate the Nittany Lions from the culmination of the spring season.

For co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach Tim Banks, all of the Nittany Lion safeties have put together good spring campaigns. Among the unit, Banks was quick to point out returning junior and special teams captain Nick Scott as well as former corner Garrett Taylor and veteran Troy Apke. FULL STORY HERE

Wednesday, April 19

VIDEO: Spring Football Media: 4/19/17

Five Takeaways from Spring Practice Media

Just a few days before Blue-White kickoff, head coach James Franklin along with punter Blake Gillikin and running back Andre Robinson all met with the media to preview the upcoming weekend.

From who's improving to where certain Nittany Lions are looking to get better, catch up on five takeaways from the second spring practice media session. FULL STORY HERE

Tuesday, April 18

FEATURE: Barkley Building on Work Ethic

To this day Saquon Barkley still watches the tape from the Rose Bowl game. Soon after returning home from Pasadena, California, the time he spent home with friends and family away from Happy Valley brought time for Barkley to reflect, to move past the sting of the heart wrenching loss, but never forget.

On the brink of his junior season, Barkley isn't finished with his pursuit, rather focused on embracing a mindset that he set back in his junior year of high school.

"I went through my high school record book and I saw all the records and I said, when I leave here, I want to leave my legacy," Barkley said. "Everywhere you go you want to leave your legacy, and here, I want to leave my legacy. I want to be known as one of the best players to ever play at Penn State." FULL STORY HERE

Sunday, April 16

Best of Spring Ball: Week Four

Penn State is just one week away from Blue-White weekend in Happy Valley! All the best of what you missed from week four spring ball action. FULL STORY HERE

Friday, April 14

VIDEO: Spring Football Top Performers: Cornerbacks

For assistant head coach Terry Smith, his group of Nittany Lion cornerbacks are led by a pair of veteran returners in Grant Haley and Christian Campbell.

"Both of those guys have played a lot of football for us and we consider both of those guys returning starters, they are having great springs and getting better," Smith said.

Mid-year enrollee Lamont Wade is another Nittany Lion, who Smith said has jumped on the scene since arriving in Happy Valley just about three months ago. Adding to his top performers, Smith also highlighted Amani Oruwariye, a returning upperclassman who played in 11 games last year. FULL STORY HERE

Thursday, April 13

VIDEO: Spring Football Top Performers: Tight End

For Penn State tight ends coach and passing game coordinator Ricky Rahne, his group has continued to make smooth progress throughout the spring season.

Highlighted of course by standout returner Mike Gesicki, who is coming off of a record-breaking season, Rahne noted that he has only continued to elevate his game, keying in on details this spring. A few more Nittany Lions have also stepped forward from the group too. FULL STORY HERE

Wednesday, April 12

VIDEO: Spring Football Media: James Franklin - 4/12/17

Five Takeaways from Spring Practice Media

Just three practices remain before the Nittany Lions return to Beaver Stadium for Blue-White weekend in Happy Valley. With spring ball well underway, head coach James Franklin quarterback Trace McSorley and cornerback Grant Haley all took time to meet with members of the media follow practice at the Lasch Football building.

Catch up on five takeaways from the second spring practice media session. FULL STORY HERE

VIDEO: Sights & Sounds (Wide Receivers)

Tuesday, April 11

FEATURE: Cabinda Setting the Tone

It's been a while since All-Big Ten linebacker Jason Cabinda announced his decision to return to Penn State for his final season of eligibility in 2017. His decision, coming just days after tight end Mike Gesicki announced he'll return, also fell a little more than a week prior to safety Marcus Allen's decision to remain at Penn State for the 2017 season.

For Cabinda, the decision wasn't one he spent much time agonizing over, noting that he was actually about 90 percent sure of his choice come time to make the call.

Coupled with his passion to walk across the stage at graduation though, the economics major saw what nearly every Nittany Lion would also attest to not only seeing, but feeling too - that something truly special is happening in Happy Valley. FULL STORY HERE

Monday, April 10

VIDEO: Spring Football Top Performers: Offensive Line

Another week of spring ball has arrived and the Nittany Lions are still hard at work prepping for Blue-White weekend in Happy Valley.

As offensive line coach Matt Limegrover noted in his top performers session, spring ball often presents new opportunities for new guys to step up.

"Putting that together with a couple of the injuries that we've had, a lot of the young guys are able to get a lot of reps," Limegrover said. FULL STORY HERE

Sunday, April 9

Best of Spring Ball: Week Three

It's another week closer to Blue-White weekend in Happy Valley, catch up on all the week three action from the Lasch Football Building. FULL STORY HERE

Saturday, April 8

FEATURE: No Regrets for Gesicki in 2017

It's nine practices into Penn State's 2017 spring season and Nittany Lion tight end Mike Gesicki doesn't look back on his late December decision to return to Happy Valley for a final season in the Blue and White with any regret.

Gesicki's decision to remain at Penn State for his senior season came weeks after he helped guide the Nittany Lions to their first Big Ten Championship since 2008 and fourth overall in a gritty comeback win against Wisconsin, and just days before hitting the road for Pasadena, California for the 103rd Rose Bowl Game. Now in the final stretch of spring practice leading up to the annual Blue-White Game, the motivation is certainly still alive for Gesicki.

"To kind of sit here and look back from a year ago to where this team is now, we are light years ahead of where we were last year and I think that's going to only show in the season when we're a little more comfortable and there's more continuity and we're a year further in the system," Gesicki said. "I think there are a lot of things to be excited about at Penn State." FULL STORY HERE

Friday, April 7

VIDEO: Spring Football Top Performers: Specialists

Week three of Penn State Football spring practice is nearly complete with Saturday's practice marking the ninth for the Nittany Lions.

With a bit of a smaller group in 2017, Penn State special teams coordinator and running backs coach Charles Huff noted that although smaller in size, the Nittany Lion specialists have benefited from a year of experience, gaining maturity along the way. FULL STORY HERE

Thursday, April 6

VIDEO: Spring Football Top Performers: Moorhead's Picks

In the fifth release, Penn State offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Joe Moorhead checks in for a quick look at the Nittany Lion offense.

In a second season of the newly installed offensive system, Moorhead noted that although Penn State has gained confidence from last year's success, there's still work to be done. FULL STORY HERE

Wednesday, April 5

VIDEO: Spring Football Media: James Franklin - 4/5/17

Five Takeaways from Spring Practice Media

With eight of 14 spring practices now complete, Penn State hosted its second media availability session of the spring season Wednesday evening at the Lasch Football Building. Along with head coach James Franklin, linebacker Jason Cabinda and offensive lineman Ryan Bates all took time to meet with members of the media.

Who's stepping up, progressing and a closer look at some offseason training with Jason Cabinda. Catch up on five takeaways from the second spring practice media session. FULL STORY HERE

VIDEO: Sights & Sounds (Safeties)

Tuesday, April 4

FEATURE: Competition Driving Spring Practice

It has been a little more than three months since Penn State Football's captivating Big Ten Championship season came to a close in a gripping, record-setting Rose Bowl appearance. It was that night in Pasadena, California that quarterback Trace McSorley noted all of the emotion, the pain, and the uncomfortable pang of a pit in the stomach, would need to become the catalyst to the motivation for what's next in 2017.

Perhaps the byproduct of a season marked with such striking success though, is the increase in the level of competition, even seven practices in to a 14-practice spring schedule.

"This middle portion is usually where a lot of people lose some energy but we've really kept the energy high and I think a lot of that has been that we have a lot of competition in practice and our guys thrive off of that," McSorley said. FULL STORY HERE

Monday, April 3

VIDEO: Spring Football Top Performers: Linebackers

Penn State has reached the midpoint of spring ball, set for practice No. 7 of 14 Monday at the Lasch Football Building. As the Nittany Lions head deeper into the practice schedule, continue catching up with the Penn State staff for a closer look at who's exceeding expectations.

In the fourth release, Penn State defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Brent Pry checks in with a closer look at the Nittany Lion linebackers. FULL STORY HERE

VIDEO: Sights & Sounds (Offensive Line)

Sunday, April 2

Best of Spring Ball: Week Two

Penn State Football is one week closer to Blue-White weekend in Happy Valley. Catch up on what you missed from week two spring ball action with the Nittany Lions. FULL STORY HERE

Friday, March 31

VIDEO: Spring Football Top Performers: Wide Receivers

Week two of Penn State spring practice is nearly complete, with the Nittany Lions steadily approaching the midpoint of the five-week spring season. With each passing practice, continue moving position by position with the Penn State staff for insight on a few Nittany Lion top performers.

In the third release, catch up with Nittany Lion wide receivers coach Josh Gattis for a closer look at Penn State's intriguing group of wide receivers.

With standout Chris Godwin electing for forgo a final season of eligibility with the Nittany Lions to declare for the NFL Draft, Penn State will only reload, equipped with an already exciting group at a wide receiver position that's stacked with potential. FULL STORY HERE

VIDEO: Sights & Sounds (Cornerbacks)

Wednesday, March 29

VIDEO: Spring Football Media: James Franklin

Five Takeaways from Spring Practice Media

On the fifth day of Penn State Football spring practice, the Nittany Lions hosted their first media availability. Head coach James Franklin, safety Marcus Allen and running back Saquon Barkley all took time for a question and answer session following practice at the Lasch Football Building.

From team captains to running backs and battles at safety, catch up on five takeaways from the first spring practice media session. FULL STORY HERE

Tuesday, March 28

VIDEO: Spring Football Top Performers: Defensive line

Week two of Penn State spring practice is already underway with four of 14 practices already in the books. Throughout the next four weeks, go position by position with the Penn State staff highlighting top performers leading up to the annual Blue-White game at Beaver Stadium.

In the second release, catch up with Penn State run game coordinator and defensive line coach Sean Spencer for a closer look at the Nittany Lion defensive line. FULL STORY HERE

Monday, March 27

VIDEO: Spring Football Top Performers: Running backs

With week one of Penn State spring practices complete, the Nittany Lions are well underway in spring game preparations. Throughout the next four weeks, go position by position with the Penn State staff highlighting top performers who are exceeding expectations.

In the first release, catch up with Penn State special teams coordinator and running backs coach Charles Huff for a closer look at the Nittany Lion running backs. FULL STORY HERE

VIDEO: Sights & Sounds (Specialists)

Saturday, March 25

Spring Practice No. 3: Full Pads

To close out the first week of spring practice, Penn State went full pads and hit the grass on the practice field outside the Lasch Football Building. Check out photos from practice No. 3. PHOTO GALLERY HERE

VIDEO: Sights & Sounds

Friday, March 24

VIDEO: Spring Practice No. 2

Wednesday, March 22

Spring Practice No. 1 in Pictures

Spring practice No. 1 is officially underway as the Nittany Lions open the 2017 spring practice slate. Go inside Holuba Hall for practice No. 1 of 14 in pictures. VIEW HERE

VIDEO: Sights & Sounds

Tuesday, March 21

VIDEO: Spring Football: James Franklin One-on-One

Nittany Lions Set for Spring Practice

Spring football at Penn State has nearly arrived in Happy Valley. Just a day before the Big Ten Champion Nittany Lions officially kick off spring football practice, Penn State head coach James Franklin met with members of the media for a press conference to preview the upcoming spring season.

Spring practice officially opens Wednesday, March 23, leading up the the annual Blue-White game Saturday, April 22, which is slated for a 3 p.m. start in Beaver Stadium.

Following a productive winter training period, Penn State is set to get back at it with spring objectives and even a few position changes. In his spring football press conference, Franklin talks replacing a few key Nittany Lions and gives an update on what's happening on the offensive line, all in just a few highlights and takeaways from the afternoon media session. FULL STORY HERE

Monday, March 20

2017 Spring Media Guide

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