Penn State football: Coach James Franklin finding a fit for freshman

Now that the coaching staff has designated Koa Farmer as a linebacker instead of a safety, the only question is whether or not he will

about 4 hours ago

 Penn State's Mike Hull expects to be fresh after dealing with a knee injury for most of last season.

Penn State: Hull embraces leadership role

Senior middle linebacker and now captain Mike Hull wants to finish his college career with a bang for the Nittany Lions.

4 days ago

Penn State trustees discuss downsizing the board

During a contentious committee meeting, board members discuss three different proposals for restructuring the board.

6 days ago

 Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg celebrates with teammates after the Nittany Lions beat Michigan, 43-40, in four overtimes.

Hackenberg likely to run more this fall for Penn State

Nittany Lions quarterback Christian Hackenberg might have to scramble and run more often in new coach James Franklin’s offense.

1 week ago

 Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg scores on a 9-yard run in the second quarter of an NCAA college football game against Illinois in State College, Pa., Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013.

Nittany Lions quarterback is youngest captain since 1940s

Sophomore QB Christian Hackenberg will serve as one of Penn State’s seven captains this season.

1 week ago

Penn State trustees vote to continue following consent decree

Penn State’s Board of Trustees passes resolution that allows continuation of NCAA consent decree as settlement talks with the NCAA move on.

1 week ago

Penn State's converted linemen get much-needed helping hand

Nittany Lions linemen guide each other through position switches.

1 week ago

 Purdue's Ricardo Allen, left, tries to stop Penn State's Adam Breneman as he runs down the field during a game last Novemeber.

With Breneman out indefinitely, Penn State will rely on TE depth

Penn State sophomore tight end Adam Breneman is out indefinitely with an undisclosed injury.

1 week ago

 Penn State Board of Trustees Chairman Keith Masser

Penn State trustees to discuss NCAA lawsuit status

The trustees will hold a public conference call Wednesday morning to discuss the NCAA consent decree and a $60 million fine.

1 week ago

 Penn State Board of Trustees Chairman Keith Masser.

9 PSU trustees seek meeting on consent decree

The request was made in a letter that was addressed to board chairman Keith Masser and seeks a special meeting to be held later this month.

1 week ago

 NCAA President Mark Emmert. A federal judge has given the NCAA and state officials a month to try to work out a possible settlement of a lawsuit over the penalties Penn State University is paying for mishandling the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal.

State, NCAA get delay to work on Penn State settlement

A judge granted a joint motion Thursday that says another month would give the parties a “meaningful opportunity” to resolve the lawsuit.

1 week ago

 NCAA President Mark Emmert. The NCAA is suing Mr. Corbett, state Treasurer Rob McCord and two other state officials.

NCAA, state officials request a month to work on Penn State settlement

The sides filed a joint motion Wednesday that says another month would give them a “meaningful opportunity” to resolve the lawsuit.

2 weeks ago

 Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg (14) and running back Deron Thompson walk off the field Monday at Beaver Stadium after participating in the team’s media day in University Park, Pa.

Tight end depth not a big issue for Nittany Lions

Depth at many positions is a key issue as Penn State opens its preseason football camp.

2 weeks ago

 Penn State's offense has hope as long as Christian Hackenberg is at the helm.

Penn State training camp preview: Five questions

The Big Ten freshman of the year returns under center for the Nittany Lions in Christian Hackenberg, but who will help him on offense?

2 weeks ago

 Penn State head coach James Franklin, second from left, poses for a selfie with running back Bill Belton, left, kicker Sam Ficken and linebacker Mike Hull, right, during the first day at the Big Ten media days held in Chicago on July 28, 2014.

At last, James Franklin gets on elevator for big-time ride at Penn State

While most Big Ten coaches seemed to sleepwalk through conference media days, James Franklin was practically bursting with enthusiasm.

3 weeks ago

 NCAA President Mark Emmert.

Congressmen urge NCAA to lift Penn State sanctions

Letter asks NCAA President Mark Emmert to rescind the remaining sanctions because of the harm they’re causing student-athletes.

3 weeks ago

 New Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour.

First woman, Sandy Barbour, hired as AD at Penn State

The former athletic director at University of California Berkeley will take over Nittany Lions athletic programs.

3 weeks ago

 As athletic director Dave Joyner departs, many of Penn State's programs must continue to regain their stability.

A changing face: Penn State athletics remain in flux

Penn State's athletic landscape has been altered significantly in three years since the Sandusky news, both financially and personnel-wise.

3 weeks ago

 New Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour today in State College.

Penn State names Sandy Barbour as new athletic director

Eric Barron announced Ms. Barbour at a noon news conference, calling her the “clear, first and unanimous” choice of the selection committee.

3 weeks ago

 Penn State Athletic Director Dave Joyner.

Penn State to name new athletic director Saturday

Penn State’s outgoing athletic director, Dave Joyner, begins his retirement Aug. 1. He announced his decision to retire last month.

4 weeks ago



College Sports on Trial: O' Bannon vs. NCAA antitrust suit

In this Sept. 18, 2010, file photo, former UCLA basketball player Ed O'Bannon Jr. sits in his office in Henderson, Nev. Five years after the former UCLA star filed his antitrust lawsuit against the NCAA, it goes to trial Monday, June 9, 2014, in a California courtroom.
The Post-Gazette’s J. Brady McCollough is in Oakland, Calif., for the duration of the class action lawsuit trial that could reaffirm -- or fundamentally alter forever -- college athletics as we know it.

Follow the testimony and developments from the genesis of the case to the verdict and its ramifications here.


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