Nov 30, 2013; Madison, WI, USA; Wisconsin Badgers running back James White is stopped by Penn State Nittany Lions linebacker Mike Hull (43) at Camp Randall Stadium. Penn State defeated Wisconsin 31-24. Mandatory Credit: Mary Langenfeld-USA TODAY Sports

Penn State Football Morning Briefing: Maryland and Rutgers Join B1G, Penn State Still Traditional, and Other News

With the calendar now flipping to July, the Penn State Nittany Lions are just over a month away from hitting the practice field in preparation for the 2014 season. We here at VBR will continue to bring you Penn State news links from around the web. Also, be on the lookout soon for our previews of every Big Ten team as well as our continuing series of player previews. As for the news today,  Maryland and Rutgers officially joined the Big Ten on July 1.

While the move has been known for over a year, the new era in the Big 10 (how about Big 14?) has officially started. There’s plenty of coverage on the new Penn State-Maryland matchup. PennLive asks if it could be a rivalry while takes a look at the history between Maryland and Penn State on the football field. Finally, is Penn State one of the last “traditional” teams in the country?

Morning Links:

Penn State Football: Maryland And Penn State By The Numbers (Jones-

Maryland and Rutgers officially join the Big Ten today; is there rivalry potential with Penn State? (Hockensmith- PennLive)

Welcome to the Big Ten, Rutgers and Maryland (Greene- Black Shoe Diaries)

The Lions in Summer: A closer look at Penn State’s linebackers with August camp approaching (Flounders- PennLive)

As Notre Dame switches to plastic grass and Under Armour, Penn State is among dwindling list of college football traditionalists (Jones- PennLive)

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