KSN Podcast: Penn State Chapter of Uplifting Athletes holding Touchdown Pledge Drive throughout November

The Penn State State Chapter of Uplifting Athletes is looking to turn touchdowns into rare disease research dollars during the month of November. In order to support the Nittany Lions’ chosen rare disease, kidney cancer, the Penn State Chapter is holding a Touchdown Pledge Drive for five games in November. For the home games at Beaver Stadium against Maryland, Temple and Michigan State, plus road games at Indiana and Illinois….

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KSN Podcast: Eagles-Texans review: Can Philadelphia win without Nick Foles, DeMeco Ryans?

Injuries loomed large over the Philadelphia Eagles’ Week 9 win over the Houston Texans. Nick Foles (collarbone) and DeMeco Ryans (Achilles), signal callers of the team’s offense and defense, both suffered ailments that could change the complexion of both units. Foles is facing a likely 6-to-8 week timetable for a return, while Ryans’ torn Achilles ends his season.

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KSN Podcast: Penn State-Maryland football review: Are Nittany Lions’ bowl hopes slipping away?

If Penn State didn’t recognize Maryland as a rivalry game before Saturday, it might now. The Terrapins invaded Beaver Stadium, refused to shake hands during the pregame coin toss and escaped with a 20-19 win. The Nittany Lions (4-4, 1-4 Big Ten) dropped their fourth straight contest and turned up the pressure on their postseason bowl hopes. Maryland pushed the rivalry narrative hard, and coach Randy Edsall said it was…

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KSN Podcast: Penn State-Maryland preview: Are the Nittany Lions in danger after emotional OSU game?

Penn State made a frantic comeback bid in an eventual 31-24, double-overtime loss to No. 13 Ohio State last Saturday, igniting a “White Out” crowd and playing arguably its best game of the season. The Nittany Lions’ defense pitched a second-half shutout while the offense scratched and clawed for 10 points to tie the game in the fourth quarter. The game was charged with emotion and, of course, featured two…

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KSN Podcast: Penn State-Ohio State review: A tale of three games and, of course, horrible officiating

Penn State’s upset bid fell short in a 31-24 double-overtime loss to No. 13 Ohio State in a game that was marked by two officiating blunders and a dominant second-half performance by the Nittany Lions defense. But coach James Franklin said there were no “moral victories” to be had, instead chalking up the narrow loss as simply Penn State’s third straight defeat. The primetime game in front of a capacity…

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KSN Podcast: Philadelphia Eagles-Arizona Cardinals review: Can turnovers dash Eagles’ Super Bowl hopes?

The Philadelphia Eagles were stunned on the road by the Arizona Cardinals in a 24-20 loss on Sunday, a late 75-yard touchdown pass from Carson Palmer to John Brown ultimately making the difference. Big plays and turnovers were again issues for Philadelphia, which held sizable advantages in total yardage (521), plays (88) and first downs (27). Quarterback Nick Foles threw two more interceptions, bringing his season total to nine —…

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KSN Podcast: Penn State recruiting updates, impact of Ohio State and Maryland games

Penn State got a jolt of energy to its recruiting efforts last weekend when the Nittany Lions put on a good show in front of a White Out crowd at Beaver Stadium. While Penn State lost to No. 13 Ohio State, 31-24, in two overtimes, coach James Franklin showcased an elite defense and raucous home environment to over 100 blue-chip high school recruits on the sideline. Among them were four-star…

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KSN Podcast: Fantasy football Week 9 quick takes: Andy Dalton, Denard Robinson, Jonas Gray, more

The waiver wire isn’t a friendly place to be in fantasy football leagues this week, with six teams on bye weeks and limited options to replace them. Newly appointed starters such as Denard Robinson and Tre Mason are likely owned already, leaving the likes of Jonas Gray and Martavis Bryant as free agency headliners. Robinson has rushed for 100-plus yards in back-to-back games since making a surprising ascent to the…

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