PENN STATE


 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.

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 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.

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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.

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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.

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 Penn State receiver DaeSean Hamilton has formed a formidable duo with Geno Lewis.

Penn State WR duo sets record pace so far

Penn State's newest receiving combination of DaeSean Hamilton and Geno Lewis might be an unlikely mix, but is on a record-setting pace.

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 The lone member of the Committee on Governance and Long Range Planning to vote against Thursday's proposal was alumni trustee Anthony Lubrano.

Reorganization would add to Penn State board of trustees

A proposal would provide give representation to students, faculty and the alumni association but also keep the nine alumni board members.

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Nittany Lions using gimmicks, wildcat to spur offense

With a struggling running game, Penn State tries to create offense with the wildcat and some gimmick plays.

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 Penn State Nittany Lions tight end Jesse James runs the ball into the end zone for a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Akron Zips at Beaver Stadium on Sept. 6, 2014. Penn State defeated Akron 21-3.

Penn State excelling in late-game situations

The Christian Hackenberg-led Nittany Lions offense keeps coming through in the end.

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Rutgers apologizes for offensive signs, shirts fans displayed at PSU game

Rutgers president Robert L. Barchi apologized for "offensive actions" of "a very small handful of our fans."

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 Penn State safety Ryan Keiser intercepts a pass intended for receiver Leonte Carroo with less than a minute to play Saturday at High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway, N.J. Penn State defeated Rutgers, 13-10.

Penn State defense glad to take five

The Nittany Lions' defensive players didn't think they were going to snag five interceptions against Rutgers Saturday night; they knew.

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Penn State blanks Rutgers in second half, wins 13-10

The Nittany Lions have put together just 104 yards of total offense and allowed three sacks by a defense that is blitzing often.

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 Penn State defensive tackle Anthony Zettel breaks through the Akron Zips defense in the third quarter Sept. 6 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pa. Penn State defeated Akron, 21-3.

Depth, some rest will help defensive linemen all year

Penn State coach James Franklin knows rest and depth are good things for his football team.

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 Rutgers coach Kyle Flood, center, celebrates with his team after they beat Washington State, 41-38, Aug. 28 in Seattle. Rutgers has given Flood a two-year contract extension. Athletic director Julie Hermann announced the deal Thursday, two days before the Scarlet Knights (2-0) play their first Big Ten Conference game against Penn State (2-0).

Penn State's rivalry reborn against Rutgers

A new era begins in the Penn State-Rutgers rivalry now that the Scarlet Knights are in the Big Ten Conference.

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 Penn State coach James Franklin played to a packed house at his weekly news conference Tuesday in University Park, Pa. — a day after the NCAA lifted the most severe sanctions against the Nittany Lions program.

Penn State savors shot at bowl bid

Nittany Lions players only briefly celebrated the reduction of sanctions and the opportunity to contend for a bowl bid this year.

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 Penn State head coach James Franklin stands at the gate prior to the Saturday's game against Akron.

NCAA restores Penn State football scholarships, lifts ban on bowl games

The Nittany Lions were halfway through a four-year postseason ban handed down after the Jerry Sandusky scandal.

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 Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg throws a pass in the second quarter Saturday against the Akron Zips at Beaver Stadium in University Park, Pa.

Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg works through interceptions

The mistakes that have plagued Nittany Lions quarterback Christian Hackenberg at times this season are a result of his aggressive mentality.

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 Jerry Sandusky, a former longtime assistant under coach Joe Paterno, was convicted of 45 counts of child sexual abuse in 2012 and is serving a 30- to 60-year state prison sentence.

NCAA drops fight over Penn State fine

Penn State accepted the fine as part of a 2012 consent decree with the NCAA following the Jerry Sandusky molestation scandal.

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 Nittany Lions quarterback Christian Hackenberg throws a pass during the second quarter against the Akron Zips at Beaver Stadium.

Penn State beats Akron, 21-3

Penn State's defense made two stops late, the offense came up with big plays and the Nittany Lions won the home opener, 21-3, against Akron.

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 Zach Zwinak of Penn State is tackled by Brandon Alexander of UCF during the Croke Park Classic American Football match between Penn State and Central Florida at Croke Park Stadium on August 30, 2014 in Dublin, Ireland.

Penn State hopes to impose its will in home opener

Nittany Lions looking to get their running game going to today against Akron

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 Penn State head football coach James Franklin acknowledges fans during the Blue-White spring game at Beaver Stadium on Saturday April 12, 2014.

For Penn State, new coach, it's all about a sellout

Nittany Lions fans might not fulfill coach’s promise of a full house at the home opener.

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 Jerry Sandusky is escorted from the Centre County Courthouse after his sentencing in October 2012 on 45 counts of child sex abuse.

New lawsuit filed against Sandusky, Penn State

The lawsuit claims Sandusky abused the boy during a shopping trip in 2008 or 2009, and after they attended a Penn State game in 2008.

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 Penn State's Austin Johnson, (99) makes a tackle against Central Florida during the Croke Park Classic NCAA college football game in Dublin, Ireland, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. Penn State beat UCF, 26-24.

Penn State's Austin Johnson makes case for keeping it simple

Nittany Lions defender Austin Johnson prefers not to overanalyze things too much on the football field.

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 First-year Penn State coach James Franklin lifts kicker Sam Ficken after Ficken's field goal on the last play of the game beat Central Florida, 26-24, Saturday at Croke Park In Dublin.

Penn State looks at areas of concern

Nittany Lions will pay attention to penalties, turnovers.

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 Austin Johnson celebrates with the Dan Rooney Trophy after Penn State's victory against Central Florida in the Croke Park Classic Saturday in Dublin.

Defensive linemen apply the pressure in Penn State's Ireland win

Led by Anthony Zettel, Penn State's defensive line forced the issue and fronted a 26-24 victory Saturday against Central Florida.

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 DaeSean Hamilton of Penn State is tackled by Brandon Alexander of Central Florida in the Croke Park Classic American Football match Aug. 30 at Croke Park Stadium in Dublin.

Hamilton’s record outing eases concerns at receiver for Penn State

The Nittany Lions had a couple of young receivers in DaeSean Hamilton and Geno Lewis give a preview of life without Allen Robinson.

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 Penn State's Angelo Mangiro, left, and Austin Johnson celebrate with the Dan Rooney Trophy after victory over UCF in the Croke Park Classic American Football match in Dublin, Ireland.

Last-second field goal pushes Penn State to 26-24 win over Central Florida

The Irish got everything they could have asked for as far as entertainment, and so did Penn State.

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 Thousands of Penn State fans take part in a pep rally at Temple Bar in Dublin, Ireland, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. Penn State plays UCF in a football game today.

Irish reception for Penn State game a mixed bag

Penn State’s game today is part of American football’s growth in Ireland. But the game comes at a controversial time.

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Penn State faithful nearly 10,000 strong in Ireland

Fans have felt at home in Dublin, preparing for the Nittany Lions’ season-opener today against Central Florida.

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 Penn State's Brandon Bell, foreground, and other members of the NCAA college football team cheer after they received lessons in hurling and Gaelic football at University College in Dublin, Ireland on Thursday.

Gaelic Athletic Association embraces true amateurism

Ireland’s two most popular sports, hurling and Gaelic football, have no pro leagues, and it likely will remain that way.

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 Penn State running back Bill Belton.

Penn State notebook: Depth welcome at running back

Penn State’s running game again will be a three-headed monster, meaning Bill Belton, Zach Zwinak and Akeel Lynch will share the load.

3 weeks ago


 Penn State's Ryan Keiser (23) intercepts an Illinois pass at the goal line in overtime of Penn State's 24-17 win in a game in State College, Pa., Nov. 2, 2013. At right are Illinois' Spencer Harris (80) and Penn State's Adrian Amos.

Issues in Penn State's secondary are scarce

Penn State's secondary might be key to defense's success, but is definitely the key to good communication.

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 Penn State team managers Nick Venturino, left, and Evan Tucker load equipment to be shipped to Ireland on Tuesday. Penn State plays Central Florida in the Croke Park Classic in Dublin on Saturday.

Transportation logistics take glamour out of Penn State's overseas trip

Playing a football game in Ireland is all well and good for Penn State, but what about those responsible for cutting through the red tape?

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 For Penn State to have a successful season, quarterback Christian Hackenberg, shown here scoring on a 9-yard run at home against Illinois last season, must continue to progress under new coach James Franklin.

3 keys to Penn State's season

Mark Dent breaks down three important areas for the Nittany Lions’ success in 2014.

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Penn State notebook: Coach James Franklin releases his depth chart

Nittanly Lions’ freshly released depth charts clears up a lot of questions heading into the season opener against Central Florida.

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2014 Penn State schedule at a glance

A look at how the Nittany Lions matchup against their opposition this season.

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New era: Inaugural College Football Playoff ushers in much excitement for fans

While the playoff answers fans' longtime complaints, some of its details and longer-reaching implications are still to be determined.

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 The Temple Bar district will be headquarters for a lot of Penn State fans.

A Penn State fan’s guide to an Irish season opener

The season opener in Dublin will be little more than a “business trip” for the team but Nittany Lions fans should have plenty to do and see.

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Volcanic ash could threaten travel for Penn State

It remains to be seen whether a potential volcanic eruption in Iceland could play havoc with Penn State’s travel route to Ireland.

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