Penn State's leading receiver Chris Godwin believes the offense has enough weapons to improve quickly.

Penn State offense searches for an identity while still needing to silence critics

Five games into the season. Penn State still doesn’t have an identity on offense.

about 6 hours ago

 Penn State sophomore cornerback Grant Haley.

CB Grant Haley making a name for himself at his mother’s alma mater

The son of two doctors, PSU cornerback Grant Haley excelled in numerous sports before choosing football

1 day ago

Penn State vs. Indiana game broadcast moved to ESPN

Scheduling changes impacting the LSU-South Carolina game prompted a broadcast change with Saturday’s Penn State game.

1 day ago

 Penn State coach James Franklin , according to USA Today’s coaching salary database released today, is the eighth-highest-paid coach in college football.

Coaches' salaries: Franklin third in Big Ten; Holgorsen eighth in Big 12

USA Today released its annual database of college coaching salaries, and local coaches pull in millions.

1 day ago

 Penn State Nittany Lions defensive tackle Anthony Zettel receives a hug from defensive line coach Sean Spencer following the completion of the game against the San Diego State Aztecs at Beaver Stadium on Sept. 26. Penn State defeated San Diego State 37-21.

Penn State’s Anthony Zettel aims to make his late father proud by playing on

Defensive tackle Anthony Zettel continues throwing his focus into football just weeks after losing his father to cancer.

2 days ago

 Penn State Nittany Lions head coach James Franklin looks on during the game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights last month at Beaver Stadium.

Penn State Notebook: Franklin understands struggles on offense

James Franklin said he responded to a fan’s criticism and hears their concerns about the Nittany Lions, despite a 4-1 start.

3 days ago

 Penn State head basketball coach Pat Chambers.

Penn State men’s basketball team searching for balanced scoring attack this season

Pat Chambers’ team doesn’t know who the leading scorer will be and is  OK with having plenty of options.

3 days ago

 Penn State’s Mike Gesicki outraces Army defenders for a 33-yard touchdown reception Saturday at Beaver Stadium.

Penn State TE Mike Gesicki looks to continue bouncing back after early struggles

The sophomore tight end scored his first career touchdown against Army, one that helped boost Gesicki’s spirits after earlier struggles.

5 days ago

 Penn State running back Nick Scott, left, celebrates with teammate Kyle Carter after scoring a touchdown during the first half Saturday against Army.

Penn State downs Army, 20-14

It took three quarters for Penn State to push the ball downfield with the right arm of quarterback Christian Hackenberg.

6 days ago

 Penn State wide receiver DaeSean Hamilton (5) takes a screen pass for a touchdown against Buffalo last month.

Two Penn State receivers molded by Marine Corps families

A Military Appreciation Day game today against Army has a special meaning for two Penn State wide receivers.

1 week ago

 Bruce K. Heim

Penn State rescinds honor for former board member of Sandusky charity

Bruce Heim was supposed to appear at Saturday’s football game against Army.

1 week ago

 Bruce K. Heim

Penn State criticized for lauding ex-official of Sandusky charity

Penn State selected Bruce Heim to join a group of alumni for an honorary coin toss prior to Penn State’s game Saturday.

1 week ago

 “We’re not going to build a thing that we can’t afford,” Sandy Barbour said, referencing all of Penn State’s facilities.

Penn State AD prefers renovating, not replacing, Beaver Stadium

“That’s our preference as an athletic department and certainly as a university,” Sandy Barbour said today.

1 week ago

 The 106,572-seat Beaver Stadium has undergone seven expansions since moving from the other side of the Penn State campus in 1960.

Penn State looks to renovate or replace Beaver Stadium

“There’s a recognized need. I’ve not run into anybody that doesn’t recognize that need,” Penn State AD Sandy Barbour said.

1 week ago

 Freshman wide receiver Brandon Polk waits for the team photo inside Beaver Stadium this summer.

Penn State receiver settling in with the jet sweep

One of Penn State’s fastest players, freshman Brandon Polk is running the jet sweep and getting his feet wet with the offense.

1 week ago

Penn State's decision to honor former Second Mile board member draws complaints

The planned honors for a former board member of Jerry Sandusky’s Second Mile charity drew more than 100 complaints in less than 24 hours.

1 week ago

 Penn State running back Akeel Lynch.

Penn State notebook: Lions seeking improved health

None of the players injured in Penn State’s win against San Diego State sustained season-ending injuries, coach James Franklin said.

1 week ago

 Penn State defensive end Carl Nassib (95) celebrates an interception with defensive end Garrett Sickels earlier this season.ept. 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Penn State DE Garrett Sickels embracing starting role

Defensive end Garrett Sickels continues gaining confidence and making plays with each start he makes.

1 week ago

 Penn State Nittany Lions wide receiver Saeed Blacknall (13) makes a catch during the second quarter against the San Diego State Aztecs at Beaver Stadium.

Penn State faces plenty of adversity to win against San Diego State, 37-21

For as much adversity as the offense faced, Hackenberg put to rest some of his own critics.

1 week ago

 Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg drops back to pass last week in the Nittany Lions' home win against Rutgers.

Penn State’s Hackenberg focused on putting his best footwork forward

Christian Hackenberg said improving his footwork for the quick passing game has been a focal point since coach James Franklin arrived.

2 weeks ago

 Penn State's DeAndre Thompkins.

Patience paying off with Penn State's bolstered return game

Penn State is seeing improvements on kick and punt returns, one of the team’s noticeable upgrades this season.

2 weeks ago

 Cornerback John Reid runs off the practice field Wednesday, September 23, 2015 in State College, Pa. Reid is a freshman and former 4-star prospect from Philadelphia's St. Joe's Prep.

Rare find: Penn State CB John Reid not your typical freshman

John Reid’s unique off-field interests, matched with his work ethic and preparation, have him thriving at Penn State.

2 weeks ago

 Former Penn State University president Graham Spanier.

Judge: Charged Penn State ex-president can't travel to Saudi Arabia

PSU ex-president Graham Spanier wanted to travel to Saudi Arabia next month for work.

2 weeks ago

 Penn State head coach James Franklin calls a time out during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Buffalo in State College, Pa., Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015.

Penn State notebook: Franklin says he has a 'healthy dialogue' with compliance staff

James Franklin downplays tension between himself and compliance that was noted in Monday ethics and compliance report.

2 weeks ago

Penn State may get to end monitoring early

NCAA and Big Ten Conference agree with law firm’s assessment, which means watchdog role will end Dec. 31.

2 weeks ago

Penn State-Army game kicks off at noon, Oct. 3

Penn State is 13-10-2 all-time against Army in a series that started in 1899. This season, Penn State is 3-0 while Army is 0-3.

2 weeks ago

 Penn State wide receiver DeAndre Thompkins runs into the end zone for a touchdown during the first half against Rutgers in State College, Pa., Saturday.

Adam Bittner: Rutgers blew its chance at a rivalry with Penn State

Penn State’s dominant 28-3 victory over the Scarlet Knights on Saturday proved this series is more of a formality than a rivalry.

2 weeks ago

 James Franklin and his punting game at Penn State might be starting to round into form.

Penn State seeing results after making punting switch

Chris Gulla was replaced last season by punter Daniel Pasquariello, but Saturday night Gulla made the most of his opportunity.

2 weeks ago

 Penn State wide receiver DeAndre Thompkins (3) runs into the end zone for a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Rutgers in State College, Pa., Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015.

Reeling Rutgers knocked out by Penn State, 28-3

Youth and speed on the edges drove the Lions’ offense Saturday night.

2 weeks ago

 Linebacker Jason Cabinda has been thrust into a role he has seemingly always been ready for at Penn State.

Like mother, like son: Penn State LB Jason Cabinda driven to succeed

Jason Cabinda, a Penn State sophomore linebacker, finds inspiration in his mother who came from Cameroon to the United States in 1994.

3 weeks ago

 Penn State men's basketball head coach Patrick Chambers has put together one of the nation's best recruiting classes for 2016.

Penn State men's basketball lands verbal pledge from four-star Philly forward

Lamar Stevens, a 6-foot-6, 215-pound forward is ranked No. 81 nationally in the 2016 class, according to Rivals.

3 weeks ago

 Penn State Nittany Lions quarterback Christian Hackenberg is sacked during the second quarter against the Temple Owl at Lincoln Financial Field earlier this month.

Penn State offensive line looks to re-tool after early struggles

Penn State’s offensive line is looking for ways to continue moving the pocket to try and give quarterback Christian Hackenberg time.

3 weeks ago

PSU athletic department reporting $4.8 million budget surplus

Some of the extra money is part of the second installment of a $30 million loan.

3 weeks ago

 Penn State running back Saquon Barkley leaps over Buffalo linebacker Nick Gilbo during the fourth quarter Saturday in State College, Pa.

Freshman RB Saquon Barkley gets feet wet at Penn State

Saquon Barkley recorded his first 100-yard game last week and continues adjusting to life as a college athlete as a Nittany Lions freshman.

3 weeks ago

 Rutgers head coach Kyle Flood has been suspended for three games, including Saturday's game at Penn State.

Rutgers coach Kyle Flood suspended, fined for contacting teacher over player's academic status

No replacement has been named for Saturday’s game at Penn State.

3 weeks ago

 Penn State defensive tackle and New Jersey native Austin Johnson waits for a drill at a practice.

Penn State notebook: Plenty of N.J. ties present as Lions prepare for Rutgers

Nine of Penn State’s 18 players from New Jersey were recruited within the past two years, giving both teams plenty of familiar faces.

3 weeks ago

 Sophomore Yacine Diop is Pitt's leading returning scorer.

Briefs: Pitt women's basketball player in trouble with law

Panthers guard Yacine Diop faces charges after a reported incident on campus last month.

3 weeks ago

 Penn State running back Saquon Barkley leaps over Buffalo linebacker Nick Gilbo during the fourth quarter Saturday in State College, Pa.

Adam Bittner: Good things happen for Penn State's offense when playmakers get involved

The team has a stable of dynamic young athletes who can do some special things with just a little extra space.

3 weeks ago

 Penn State coach James Franklin needs his linebackers to learn on the fly.

Linebacker Troy Reeder settling in with Penn State defense

Troy Reeder made his first career start Saturday against Buffalo and figures to be a key part of the Nittany Lions defense this season.

3 weeks ago

 Pitt athletic director Scott Barnes said he would like to see either West Virginia or Penn State on the schedule every season.

Pitt's athletic director says Penn State declined long-term scheduling agreement

According to Scott Barnes, PSU AD Scott Barbour said the Nittany Lions were not available to play beyond 2019, at least until the mid-2020s.

3 weeks ago

 Nittany Lions wide receiver Chris Godwin runs with the ball during the first quarter against the Buffalo Bulls at Beaver Stadium.

Penn State picks up first win of season, beats Buffalo, 27-14

Penn State quieted a few questions with a 27-14 win to kick off the first of five consecutive home games, but injuries raised concerns.

3 weeks ago

 Penn State coach James Franklin's team has something to prove today at Beaver Stadium.

Penn State looks to start answering questions against Buffalo

The Nittany Lions have plenty of questions to answer in their home opener against Buffalo at noon today.

4 weeks ago

 Graham Spanier wants to fly to Saudi Arabia this fall to meet with that country’s higher education leaders.

Awaiting trial, ex-Penn State president Spanier opposes travel restrictions

Mr. Spanier has been barred from leaving the country since August 2013 without approval by the court and review by the AG’s office.

4 weeks ago

 Despite his size, redshirt freshman running back Mark Allen, at 5-foot-6, 181 pounds, still has a prominent role in Penn State's rushing unit behind starter Akeel Lynch.

Penn State RB Mark Allen looks to silence doubters

At 5 feet 6, running back Mark Allen tries to silence those who doubt him.

4 weeks ago

 Penn State Nittany Lions quarterback Christian Hackenberg attempts to throw a pass during the third quarter against the Temple Owl Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field. Temple defeated Penn State 27-10.

PSU's Hackenberg's roller-coaster stats make for intriguing NFL prospect

QB Christian Hackenberg’s erratic play behind porous Penn State offensive lines not bolstering his projected NFL draft status.

1 month ago