Penn State Nittany Lions football is a college football program from Penn State. It competes in the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision and the Big Ten Conference. It is one of the most tradition-rich and storied college football programs in the nation. On November 22, 2008, Penn State became the sixth FBS program to win 800 games after defeating Michigan State.
Penn State has had seven undefeated, untied seasons in its history since the program started in 1887:
Penn State has won two consensus national championships, both under Joe Paterno's tenure as coach:
Other national championships selections:
1911 • (National Championship Foundation)
1912 • (National Championship Foundation)
1969 • (Foundation for the Analysis of Competitions and Tournaments, Massey Ratings)
1981 • (Dunkel System, Loren Maxwell, Soren Sorenson, The Fleming System)
1994 • (Billingsley Report, DeVold, Foundation for the Analysis of Competitions and Tournaments, Massey Ratings, Matthews Grid Ratings, National Championship Foundation, New York Times, Sagarin Ratings)
Since joining the Big Ten Conference in 1990 and beginning play in 1993, Penn State has won three Big Ten championships:
Note: The AP poll...
Spring ball is over. Monday began the heaviest film study and today the recruiting effort will kick back into gear as coaches hit the road.
For James Franklin, the most important time will still be spent with his players.
For the second straight year, Penn State will clash with Michigan and Ohio State in prime time.
The Buckeyes' Oct. 25 visit to Beaver Stadium is set to be played under the lights.
The Big Ten East Division clash between ...
UNIVERSITY PARK -- Spring football is over but Penn State's offseason work is far from finished. It'll just take on a different organizational format.
James Franklin and his staff will spend Monday grading spring film including that of Saturday ...
STATE COLLEGE -- Almost from the moment he was hired, Penn State football coach James Franklin made it clear that he will not discuss or list injuries.
That goes for assistant coaches, players and support staff, which includes the media relations ...
UNIVERSITY PARK -- Not every player played and not every play was called but Penn State's Blue-White game still served a valuable purpose for a still-adjusting squad looking to take the next step under a new head coach.
Blue rolled ...
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — As he has been since he was hired as Penn State's head football coach in January, James Franklin was front and center Saturday during the Nittany Lions' Blue White Game, the scrimmage that marks the ...