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 If a high school prospect ever feels like James Franklin is watching his Twitter, it's probably because he is.

Penn State notebook: Prospects’ social media accounts play role in recruitment

With Twitter, Facebook and other social media, James Franklin and his staff have a lot to monitor before extending a scholarship.

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 "We’ve had a brief conversation. I think we’re scheduled here in the next month or so to talk about it," Penn State AD Sandy Barbour said of Pitt AD Scott Barnes and potential games between the two schools.

Penn State, Pitt ADs to talk about extending football series

The Nittany Lions have games lined up against Virginia Tech in 2020 and 2025 as well as West Virginia in 2023 and 2024.

2 days ago

 "I do think they will be better because of that experience,” James Franklin said of Penn State's offensive line.

Franklin says Penn State offensive line has 'chip' on its shoulder

The Nittany Lions surrendered 44 sacks last season.

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 Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg throws a screen pass during the first half of a game against Michigan State in State College, Pa., Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014.

Big Ten coaches, players not shy on praise for Penn State’s Christian Hackenberg

Christian Hackenberg’s shaky sophomore season hasn’t scared off opposing players and coaches from saying he’s one of the Big Ten’s best.

2 days ago

 Penn Hills graduate Corey Jones, a receiver at Toledo, was named to the preseason Biletnikoff Award watch list.

East Xtra: Penn Hills grad on the fast track at Toledo

Speedy receiver Corey Jones is an all-conference performer and among the best in the country.

2 days ago

 Pitt offensive lineman Adam Bisnowaty, a Fox Chapel grad, was named to two preseason watch lists.

North Xtra: Fox Chapel grad one to watch at Pitt

Panthers OL Adam Bisnowaty is making his mark on and off the field.

1 week ago

South Xtra: Bethel Park grad stands out at Clarion

Sean Edgar develops into top golfer for Golden Eagles.

1 week ago

 Rachel Roddy, a Greensburg Salem graduate, was a standout volleyball player at Point Park University from 2007-10. She will be inducted into the school's Athletics Hall of Fame in September.

East Xtra: Point Park honors Roddy

Greensburg native Rachel Roddy will be inducted into the Pioneers’ Athletic Hall of Fame.

2 weeks ago

 Leah Smith, left, a graduate of Oakland Catholic High School and a Mt. Lebanon resident, and Ambridge Area graduate Lindsay Vrooman, finished first and second in the 400-meter freestyle at the 2015 World University Games.

West Xtra: Ambridge grad Vrooman brings home international swimming medals

Lindsay Vrooman won three medals at the World University Games, including a gold in the 800-meter freestyle.

2 weeks ago

 Former coach Bill O'Brien added the names to Penn State jerseys to recognize players who chose to stay on the team after the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

Back to blank: Penn State to remove players' names from football jerseys

The nameless jerseys had been a tradition at Penn State for 125 years prior to the 2012 season.

2 weeks ago

 For the first time in a long time, Penn State tight end Adam Breneman feels like he's "good at football again."

Penn State offense embracing summer workouts

The Nittany Lions offense is using Tuesday night meetings to get on the same page for the upcoming season.

3 weeks ago