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.

1 day ago

 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.

2 days ago

 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.

3 days ago

 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.

3 days ago

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.

3 days ago

 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.

4 days ago

 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.

4 days 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.

5 days ago

 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?

6 days ago

 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.

6 days ago

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.

6 days ago

2014 Penn State schedule at a glance

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

6 days ago

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.

1 week ago

 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.

1 week ago

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.

1 week ago

 Penn State coach James Franklin runs with his players during the first day of spring practice in March.

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

1 week 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.

2 weeks ago

Penn State trustees discuss downsizing the board

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

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks ago

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

Nittany Lions linemen guide each other through position switches.

2 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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.

3 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.

4 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?

1 month ago



College Football Preview

Pitt's Chris Blewitt is congratulated after kicking the go-ahead field goal against Bowling Green in the fourth quarter in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl at Ford Field in Detroit on Thursday, December 26, 2013.
The season kicks off Saturday -- follow the PG's coverage of how the season will shake out for Pitt, Penn State and West Virginia.


You have 2 remaining free articles this month

Try unlimited digital access

If you are an existing subscriber,
link your account for free access. Start here

You’ve reached the limit of free articles this month.

To continue unlimited reading

If you are an existing subscriber,
link your account for free access. Start here