SUPER BOWL NEWS AND NOTES AFTER DENVER KNOCKS OFF CAROLINA 24-10

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Levis Stadium before Super Bowl 50. Photo by Al Thompson.

With their victory in Super Bowl 50, the Broncos are the ninth franchise to win as many as three Super Bowl championships. This was the eighth Super Bowl appearance for the Broncos, matching the record also shared by the Patriots, Steelers and Cowboys.


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PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2016

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Ken_Stalber - Elected to the Hall of Fame. Photo from foxsports.com

CANTON, OHIO – The Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Selection Committee met today in San Francisco to hold its annual selection meeting. Eight Heroes of the Game were elected to the Hall of Fame. The Class of 2016 consists of owner Edward DeBartolo, Jr., coach Tony Dungy, quarterback Brett Favre, linebacker/defensive end Kevin Greene, wide receiver Marvin Harrison, tackle Orlando Pace, quarterback Ken Stabler, and guard Dick Stanfel.


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BRONCOS GREET FAMILY AND FRIENDS DURING LAST WALK-THROUGH, APPEAR READY FOR CAROLINA

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Broncos DE Derek Wolfe and teammates say they are ready to take on Cam Newton and the rest of the Panthers. Photo by Al Thompson.

By Emily Kaplan
Pro Football Writers of America
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Under a cloudless sky, with temperatures hovering over 60 degrees, the Broncos walked onto the field at Levi Stadium on Saturday afternoon for a final brush-up before Super Bowl 50. The AFC Champions completed their typical day-before-a-game walk through, a 45-minute session without helmets or pads.


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PANTHERS GO THROUGH FINAL WALK-THROUGH READY TO ROLL

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Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera says his players - including center Ryan Kalil - are ready for the Broncos. Photo by Al Thompson.

By Matt Maiocco
Pro Football Writers of America
The Carolina Panthers appeared loose and confident as they paced through their final preparations on the eve of Super Bowl 50 with a walk-through practice at San Jose State and their first look inside Levi’s Stadium.
The Panthers’ team buses arrived at San Jose State at 11:35 a.m. on Saturday. The team’s defense and offense worked on separate fields against their scout teams. The defense finished its work at 12:10 p.m., while the offense walked off the field five minutes later.


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FORMER NITTANY LION NORWOOD SET TO COMPETE IN SUPER BOWL 50

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Penn State standout and the Denver Broncos take on the Carolina Panthers on CBS at 6:30 p.m. Sunday   UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.; February 5, 2016 – For the 45th time, the Nittany Lions will have a representative in the Super Bowl when former Penn State wide receiver Jordan Norwood and the Denver Broncos take on […]


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PHILLY BROWN IS BRINGING HIS BROTHERLY LOVE TO THE SUPER BOWL

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Former Cardinal O'Hara WR Corey Brown went from free agent long shot to starting in Super Bowl 50. 
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Former Cardinal O’Hara standout receiver Corey Brown – now the starting receiver for the Carolina Panthers – has his entire family on hand in San Francisco for some healing and celebration.


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FRANKLIN AND PENN STATE FOOTBALL INKS TOP 25 CLASS

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Nittany Lions sign a pair of five-star recruits
 
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.; February 3, 2016 – Head coach James Franklin unveiled the Top 25 2016 Penn State Football recruiting class today during a Signing Day celebration in the Lasch Building. Penn State’s Class of 2016 is ranked third in the Big Ten Conference by 247Sports and ESPN and from No. 17 to No. 24 nationally, as of Wednesday.


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QUARTET OF NITTANY LIONS TO PLAY IN PRO BOWL SUNDAY

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Former Penn State/Dallas Cowboys standout OLB Sean Lee seen here being blocked by no. 64 Eagles OT Matt Tobin. 
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The 2016 Pro Bowl will air live on ESPN at 8 p.m. Sunday
 
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.; January 29, 2016 – Four former Penn State Football standouts – NaVorro Bowman, Tamba Hali, Sean Lee and Allen Robinson – will be playing in the NFL Pro Bowl on Sunday from Aloha Stadium in Hawaii. The game will air live on ESPN at 8 p.m. as Team Irvin takes on Team Rice. Bowman, Lee and Robinson are on Team Irvin, while Bowman is on Team Rice.


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EAGLES INK ERTZ TO FIVE-YEAR DEAL

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Eagles announced on Monday the signing of Zach Ertz t a five-year deal. Photo by Jesse Simmers / contrastphotography.com

By Bob Grotz
Eagles tight end Zach Ertz believes he can help bring a Super Bowl to Philadelphia.
Ertz also thinks the Eagles can build on the chemistry they had with soon-to-be free agent Sam Bradford.
That didn’t keep Ertz from signing a five-year $42.5 million contract extension with the Eagles Monday.


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EAGLES ANNOUNCE NEW ASSISTANT COACHING STAFF

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Eagles new defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz. Photo from 6ABC.com

Eagles new assistants include Defensive Coordinator Jim Schwartz as he enters his 22nd year in the NFL and his 10th as a defensive coordinator. He most recently served as the defensive coordinator of the Buffalo Bills during the 2014 season. Schwartz directed a Bills defense that allowed the second-fewest points in the NFL (16.9 points per game), notched a league-high 54 sacks and held opponents to an NFL-best 33.2% third-down conversion rate. As head coach of the Detroit Lions from 2009-13, Schwartz helped lead Detroit to the playoffs in 2011, the team’s first playoff appearance since 1999.


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