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KSN Podcast: ‘Tucker’s Tape’ eyes the significance of Penn State’s bye week

Penn State enters a pivotal final two-game stretch against Michigan and Michigan State having been afforded a week off to rest, get healthy and prepare. The Nittany Lions are coming off a disappointing road loss to Northwestern and look for win No. 8 with two ranked foes ahead. Analyst and former NFL offensive lineman Ross Tucker joined Dustin Hockensmith on the Keystone Kickoff Show to shed light on the players’…

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KSN Podcast: Penn State recruiting overview, a look at PSU-Pitt rivalry

Penn State has 19 commitments in its 2016 recruiting class as the end of the season approaches. It’s a group that is loaded with nine offensive and defensive linemen but could still improve with a number of high-profile targets still left on the board. Tre Nixon, Jordan Fuller and Damar Hamlin highlight the target list for James Franklin and his staff. But Franklin also has work to do with a…

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KSN Podcast: Talking Penn State football with Jeff Rice of Lions 247

Penn State is 7-3 going into its bye week, most recently losing a heartbreaker to Northwestern on the road last week. Coach James Franklin has had 10 weeks to evaluate his roster, develop young players reconsider game plans that have often been subject to criticism. So, how has the staff done so far? Jeff Rice of Lions 247 joined Bob Flounders and Greg Pickel on this week’s Keystone Kickoff Show…

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KSN Podcast: Young Penn State players to watch down the stretch

Penn State got big contributions late last season from the likes of true freshmen Troy Apke and Grant Haley, which propelled them into bigger roles for their sophomore campaigns in 2015. They became vital parts of the rebuilding program moving forward, along with classmates such as Chris Godwin, Jason Cabinda and Marcus Allen. The Nittany Lions could be in the market for young help again this season, or at least…

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KSN Podcast: Penn State recruiting during the bye week

Penn State gets a much-needed week to rest in advance of the “White Out” game against Michigan after a run of nine straight games to open the season. For the Nittany Lions coaching staff, the week off also affords them time to watch film, evaluate targets and make recruiting trips. The timing of the bye week could be good with the highly anticipated contest against the Wolverines looming. The “White…

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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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