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KSN Podcast: Penn State news on Jordan Lucas, Carl Nassib and more

Penn State suffered a blow to its secondary this week with the announcement that senior safety Jordan Lucas would miss the remainder of the season with an undisclosed injury. While the ailment disrupted Lucas’ season, it might not have derailed his quest to make an NFL roster, as he has a fifth-round draft grade and now earns an invitation to the Senior Bowl to his credit. Teammate Carl Nassib also received a…

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KSN Podcast: Interview with Chicago Tribune’s Teddy Greenstein

Penn State has a chance to disrupt the top of the Big Ten East division standings with matchups ahead against Michigan and Michigan State. The Nittany Lions first tackle a tough, disciplined Northwestern team and still have a bye in advance of the “White Out” clash with the Wolverines. Teddy Greenstein of the Chicago Tribune and Big Ten Network joined Bob Flounders on this week’s Keystone Kickoff Show to talk…

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KSN Podcast: Penn State-Northwestern preview

Penn State hits the road for Evanston and date with Northwestern in the team’s final game before a much-needed bye. The contest kicks off a rugged three-game finish for the Nittany Lions, which includes Michigan and Michigan State to wrap up their regular season. The Wildcats are coming off a bye that followed a bumpy three-game stretch that included blowout losses to Michigan and Iowa. The Wildcats are 2 1/2-point…

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KSN Podcast: Penn State-Northwestern news and notes

Penn State has a key decision to make at the kicker position in advance of its trip to Northwestern. Joey Julius gave way to Tyler Davis after struggling in the 39-0 win over Illinois, a change that could stick for Northwestern and likely beyond. Coach James Franklin hasn’t yet announced any change, only saying this week’s practice competition would determine who wins placekicking duties. Franklin addressed his kickers, drew a…

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KSN Podcast: Talking Penn State football with Greg Pickel

Penn State has had its ups and downs this season but most recently came away encouraged from a 31-30 win over Maryland that was boosted by Christian Hackenberg and the big-play passing attack. Coach James Franklin talked about that strategy and the health of Saquon Barkley this week, and Bob Shoop broke down his defense in the advance of today’s game against Illinois.

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KSN Podcast: Penn State recruiting updates on Lavert Hill, Quinn Nordin, Miles Sanders

Penn State has the No. 4 recruiting class in the country in 2016, a group of 19 verbal commitments that could be coach James Franklin’s best collection of talent since arriving in Happy Valley. The Nittany Lions are still within arm’s reach to a number of high-profile targets but also have work to do to retain commits such as Lavert Hill, Quinn Nordin and Miles Sanders. Michigan is a big…

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KSN Podcast: Penn State-Illinois football preview

Penn State plays host to Illinois at Beaver Stadium and enters the contest as a 5 1/2-point favorite. The Nittany Lions are unbeaten at home (5-0) this season and face a pesky Illini squad that is winless on the road (0-2) but has managed to stay competitive in Big Ten play with a win over Nebraska (14-13) and losses to unbeaten Iowa (29-20) and Wisconsin (24-13). The Illini pose challenges…

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KSN Podcast: Penn State football news on James Franklin, Saquon Barkley, more

Penn State’s James Franklin says he’s not going anywhere, and he’s passionately refuted any indication that he’s interested in leaving. Franklin was linked to the vacancy at Miami this week in a report from Dennis Dodd of CBS Sports, which prompted a vehement denial from the coach that ended with, “This is where I want to be.” Franklin is 6-2 at Penn State this season and owns a 13-8 record in…

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