PENN STATE


 Penn State wide receiver DaeSean Hamilton (5) tries to avoid a tackle earlier this season.

Obstacles help develop Hamilton on, off field

Challenging family circumstances and an injury have helped mold and provide perspective for Nittany Lions receiver DaeSean Hamilton.

about 19 hours ago


 Penn State linebacker Mike Hull (43) defends Michigan wide receiver Dennis Norfleet (23) rushing in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. Michigan won 18-13. (AP Photo)

Penn State defensive coordinator gives Mike Hull-led defense great marks

Led by Canon-McMillan graduate Mike Hull, Penn State’s defense has thrived under coordinator Bob Shoop.

3 days ago


Penn State lineman practices

Offensive lineman Miles Dieffenbach is back on the practice field after an ACL injury in the spring.

4 days ago


 Penn State NCAA college football coach James Franklin talks to the media during his weekly press conference in State College, Pa., Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014.

Week off might ease frustrations for Penn State

Another week off comes at a good time as the Nittany Lions try to overcome a heaping dose of disappointments.

5 days ago


 Penn State head coach Patrick Chambers.

Coach Patrick Chambers' philosophy generates leadership for Penn State basketball

Nittany Lions coach Patrick Chambers and his players have enjoyed a give-and-take relationship on and off the court.

5 days ago


Scope of sex-abuse case grows fast in New Jersey town

Penn State rescinds scholarship offer to football recruit ensnared in N.J. sexual-abuse investigation.

6 days ago


 Michigan defensive end Frank Clark sacks Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg Saturday in Ann Arbor, Mich. Penn State lost, 18-13.

Familiar follies frustrating for Penn State

The Nittany Lions are frustrated entering their second off week, bothered that the same issues continue to plague them.

1 week ago


 Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg reacts to a play Saturday in the loss to Michigan.

Penn State falls at Michigan, 18-13

The Nittany Lions faltered late, sending them to their second loss in a row and second in the Big Ten Conference.

1 week ago


 Penn State defensive tackle Anthony Zettel breaks through the Akron Zips defense during a game at Beaver Stadium last month. Penn State defeated Akron 21-3.

Penn State's trip to the Big House special for two linemen

Anthony Zettell and C.J. Olaniyan, defensive anchors for the Nittany Lions, are ready for a homecoming at Michigan

1 week ago


Gene Collier: College football no escape from turmoil of NFL

If you are looking to college football unable to stomach all the scandal in the pro game … don’t.

1 week ago


 Penn State QB Christian Hackenberg throws downfield during the Nittany Lions' season opener Aug. 30 in Dublin, Ireland, against Central Florida.

Penn State line impedes progress of offense

The Nittany Lions offense as a whole has struggled, but many of those issues start with a patchwork offensive line.

1 week ago


 Penn State football coach James Franklin, pictured here talking to the media Tuesday at his weekly news conference in University Park, Pa., testified Wednesday via Skype in a pretrial hearing concerning a 2013 Vanderbilt rape incident.

James Franklin testifies at rape hearing

Penn State football coach James Franklin testifies in a pretrial hearing concerning 2013 Vanderbilt rape incident.

1 week ago


 Penn State head coach James Franklin looks on from the sidelines during Penn State's 29-6 loss to Northwestern in an NCAA college football game in State College, Pa., Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014.

Penn State coach James Franklin enjoys rare busman’s holiday

Coach James Franklin and the Nittany Lions are well-rested and refocused following their off week.

1 week ago


 Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg is stopped by Northwestern linebacker Chi Chi Ariguzo after getting a first down on a quarterback sneak in the second quarter Saturday in State College, Pa.

Penn State's offensive struggles begin at the line

After its first loss of the season, Penn State showed signs of weakness on offense — most notably with the fledging line.

3 weeks ago


 Penn State head coach James Franklin looks on from the sidelines in Penn State's 29-6 loss to Northwestern Saturday in State College, Pa.

Penn State's struggles are clear after loss

Despite a 4-0 start, Penn State has endured recurring issues — all of which were highlighted in a 29-6 loss Saturday to Northwestern.

3 weeks ago


Upstart Penn State defense has quality mind in coordinator

Bob Shoop, the man behind Penn State’s thriving defense, has been turning heads with his football acumen since his college days at Yale.

3 weeks ago


 A view of the new scoreboard inside Beaver Stadium prior to the game between the Massachusetts Minutemen and the Penn State Nittany Lions last Saturday.

Penn State makes adjustments to ad-packed Beaver Stadium scoreboards

Penn State sponsorships are still recovering after the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal, but it’s not all roses for the fans.

3 weeks ago


 Penn State has asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by former assistant football coach Jay Paterno and former assistant coach Bill Kenney, who were fired two years ago. The two sued in July contending they have been unfairly linked to the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal.

Penn State wants judge to toss Paterno-Kenney suit

Former assistants Jay Paterno and Bill Kenney sued in July contending they have been unfairly linked to the Sandusky child abuse scandal.

3 weeks ago


 Penn State running back Akeel Lynch.

Akeel Lynch awaits time to shine for Penn State

Seldom-used Akeel Lynch waits for his turn in Penn State’s three-man running back rotation.

3 weeks ago


 Penn State quarterback D.J. Crook drops back in the pocket in the fourth quarter against the Massachusetts Minutemen at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pa. Penn State defeated Massachusetts, 48-7.

Penn State's seldom-used backups get a day in the sun

A quick and painless rout of Massachusetts allowed Nittany Lions coach James Franklin to trot out some of his reserves for rare action.

4 weeks ago


 Penn State Nittany Lions running back Zach Zwinak reacts after scoring a touchdown during the second quarter against the Massachusetts Minutemen at Beaver Stadium.

Penn State runs over Massachusetts, 48-7

Massachusetts was scheduled as a breather and Penn State is getting its relaxation.

1 month ago


Penn State trustees will decide whether to revisit Freeh Report

Chairman Keith Masser said the board discussed the controversial report during its executive session Friday in University Park.

1 month ago


Penn State's special teams a work in progress

Nittany Lions coaches expect intensity, unity and success from special teams, but the unit is yet to meet expectations.

1 month ago


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