Penn State coach James Franklin said there is still a lot to play for in its regular-season finale against No. 5 Michigan State.

Penn State looks to play role of spoiler against No. 5 Michigan State

In a game where No. 5 Michigan State has much more to lose, what is at stake for James Franklin’s seven-win Nittany Lions?

about 14 hours ago

 Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky is pursuing an appeal while he serves 30 to 60 years in prison on a 45-count child sexual abuse conviction.

Penn State's Sandusky settlements now total nearly $93 million

Jerry Sandusky is pursuing an appeal while he serves 30 to 60 years in prison on a 45-count child sexual abuse conviction.

1 day ago

 Penn State's Brandon Bell tackles Amara Darboh of Michigan during a game at Beaver Stadium on November 21, 2015 in State College, Pennsylvania.

Penn State LB Brandon Bell living up to 'big play' nickname

Playing through injuries this season, linebacker Brandon Bell has found ways to spark Penn State’s defense.

2 days ago

Prosecutors appeal order on Sandusky accuser's complaint

The judge’s order requires prosecutors to re-evaluate the case to see whether the allegations meet a minimum standard for filing charges.

3 days 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: James Franklin stressing patience while Lions seek improvement

Is Nittany Lions James Franklin seeing enough progress from his team nearly two years into the job?

3 days ago

 Michigan wide receiver Jehu Chesson, center, catches a pass between Penn State safety Marcus Allen, left, and linebacker Jason Cabinda, right, during the first half Saturday in State College, Pa.

Same miscues continue to plague Penn State in all three phases

Coach James Franklin said his team needs every single practice and every meeting the rest of the way this season.

5 days ago

 Michigan safety Delano Hill pushes Penn State wide receiver Chris Godwin out of the end zone as he attempts to hold onto a pass from Christian Hackenberg during the first half Saturday in State College. The pass was incomplete.

Penn State’s offense struggles to find footing in 28-16 loss to Michigan

This time Penn State had no last-second comeback, no leaping grab in the corner of the end zone and no quadruple overtime showdown

6 days ago

 Penn State defensive end Carl Nassib is one of several Nittany Lions set to play their final game at Beaver Stadium.

Exit of Penn State’s senior class signals end of historic era

The final six players who were recruited by Joe Paterno are among 19 seniors Penn State honors today vs. Michigan.

1 week ago

 Quarterback Christian Hackenberg, who likely will play his final game at Beaver Stadium this weekend, greets fans before the annual Blue-White Game in the spring.

Christian Hackenberg's legacy unlike any other at Penn State

NCAA sanctions and a coaching change are part of Christian Hackenberg’s college career. So, too, are countless Penn State passing records.

1 week ago

Penn State’s alumni-elected trustees will have access to Freeh documents

The university will have 45 days to turn over materials deemed privileged or confidential and 20 days to provide materials that are not.

1 week ago

 Penn State coach James Franklin expects Michigan to load up defensively in an effort to stop the run when the teams meet Saturday.

Penn State preps for stingy Michigan defense

How will Michigan’s stifling defense prepare for Penn State?

1 week ago

 Beaver Stadium gates will open 30 minutes earlier than usual for Saturday's game against Michigan.

Penn State beefing up security for Saturday's football game against Michigan

One change is that gates to Beaver Stadium will open at 10 a.m. for the noon game, 30 minutes earlier than usual.

1 week ago

Penn State notebook: Off week behind them, Lions prepare for Michigan

James Franklin touched on numerous topics at his weekly news conference Tuesday.

1 week ago

 Cincinnati's Shaq Thomas dunks as Robert Morris' Elijah Minnie (5), Isaiah Still (1) and Rodney Pryor (11) can only watch in the second half of the Colonials' 106-44 loss to the Bearcats at Fifth Third Arena.

District basketball roundup: Cincinnati pounds Robert Morris men

The Colonials fall to 0-2 after a blowout loss on the road to the Bearcats; Duquesne and RMU women fall, too, but Penn State women win.

1 week ago

 Penn State defensive end Carl Nassib (95) celebrates a big play — something that become commonplace for this defensive line — with defensive end Garrett Sickels (90) in a game earlier this season against Buffalo.

Penn State’s productive, quirky front four enters home stretch

Carl Nassib, Anthony Zettel, Austin Johnson and Garrett Sickels are the Lions’ disruptive front four powering this defense.

1 week ago

 Maryland’s Shatori Walker-Kimbrough drives to the basket against Massachusetts Lowell Saturday in College Park, Md. Kimbrough, a Hopewell High School graduate, had 22 points in the Terrapins’ 102-53 win.

District basketball roundup: Penn State men win opener with balance

The Nittany Lions, looking different after the graduation do-it-all point guard D.J. Newbill, were too much for VMI in their 62-50 victory.

1 week ago

 Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky and his wife, Dottie, in 2011, the year before his conviction on multiple counts of child sex abuse.

Court orders Sandusky's Penn State pension be reinstated

The court ruled that the payments and perks Sandusky received from Penn State after 1999 did not amount to employment by the university.

2 weeks ago

Judge wants files on Sandusky victims' deals with lawyers

The judge gave the AG’s office a week to give him, under seal, any book contracts, contingency fee agreements or similar materials.

2 weeks ago

 Penn State senior Jordan Lucas

Penn State notebook: Safety Jordan Lucas done for season

The Nittany Lions secondary will be without a team captain for the remainder of the season.

2 weeks ago

 It's back to the drawing board for Penn State coach James Franklin, whose team lost to Northwestern on a late field goal Saturday.

Penn State enters week off searching for answers in all three phases

The Nittany Lions enter their off week with plenty of problems that need to be fixed.

2 weeks ago

 Penn State  quarterback Christian Hackenberg passes during the first quarter against Northwestern in Evanston, Ill.

Penn State comeback bid falls short in 23-21 loss to Northwestern

The Lions, who trailed 20-7 at the half, posted 14 unanswered points before the Wildcats answered with a field goal to sink the Lions.

2 weeks ago

 Penn State Nittany Lions defensive end Carl Nassib pressures Indiana Hoosiers quarterback Danny Cameron during the fourth quarter at Beaver Stadium last month. Penn State defeated Indiana 29-7.

Penn State DE Carl Nassib continues rise to college football stardom

DE Carl Nassib had 7 tackles a year ago, but now leads FBS with 14.5 sacks and is closing in on Penn State’s single-season record.

3 weeks ago

 Isaac Griffith of the Indiana Hoosiers is tackled after making a catch by Jason Cabinda of the Penn State Nittany Lions in the first half during the game on October 10, 2015 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania.

Jason Cabinda’s move inside gives PSU’s LB corps more options in coming years

With a sophomore calling the defense and a redshirt junior recovering from an ACL injury the Lions have options for the future.

3 weeks ago

 Geno Lewis of the Penn State Nittany Lions catches a 7-yard touchdown pass in the first half during the game against the Illinois Fighting Illini on October 31, 2015 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania.

Penn State’s Geno Lewis upbeat despite limited opportunities

Geno Lewis’ numbers are down, but with two touchdowns in the past two weeks, he’s looking to maximize his opportunities.

3 weeks ago

 Penn State officials are seeking options to renovate or replace Beaver Stadium in the next 10 years. The university has hired an architecture firm to recommend improvements and funding plans for its 18 athletic facilities, including the world’s third-largest stadium.

Penn State notebook: Would a capacity drop in Beaver Stadium be best?

James Franklin addressed numerous topics Tuesday, including the future of Beaver Stadium.

3 weeks ago

 Penn State head coach Patrick Chambers watches his team play against Minnesota during the first half March 8 in Minneapolis.

Three keys to the Penn State men's basketball season

A quick look at the 2015-16 Nittany Lions.

3 weeks ago

 Penn State's Kaliyah Mitchell, left, and Jaterra Bonds celebrate after Penn State defeated Florida in a second-round game in the NCAA women's tournament in March 2014.

Three keys to the Penn State women's basketball season

Penn State will have to play the season without one of its top scorers while giving some of its younger players a larger role.

3 weeks ago

 Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour

PSU athletic director discusses facilities master plan at town hall meeting

Kansas City architecture firm Populous expected to have plan completed by July 2016 for Beaver Stadium and other PSU facilities.

3 weeks ago

 Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg, who played as well as he has all season Saturday against Illinois, and his teammates have a grueling slate ahead of them.

Penn State preps for toughest stretch of schedule

The Nittany Lions play three top-40 defenses in their next three games, the team’s toughest stretch of the schedule.

3 weeks ago

 The Nittany Lions' Christian Hackenberg celebrates after catching a 14-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter against the Illinois Fighting Illini.

Nittany Lions stomp past Illinois, 39-0

This Christian Hackenberg looks much different than the one who was asked to manage games earlier this season.

3 weeks ago

 Penn State linebacker Nyeem Wartman-White reacts while trainers work on his leg as head coach James Franklin looks during the second quarter against the Temple Owls at Lincoln Financial Field in September.

Black and Blue and White: Injuries wearing down Nittany Lions

Penn State scaled back practice this week because of the grind of the season. Will it impact tackling against Illinois?

4 weeks ago

 Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg throws during a drill at an NCAA college football practice Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015, in State College, Pa.

Penn State’s offense striving to hit explosive play benchmark

Penn State measures explosive plays of 12-plus yards rushing and 16-plus yards receiving. How often did they hit those marks?

4 weeks ago

 Penn State associate head coach Salima Rockwell, a Penn Hills graduate, talks with Megan Courtney in the NCAA tournament last season.

East Xtra: The doctor is in with Penn State volleyball

Penn Hills grad Salima Rockwell wears many hats as associate head coach for the Nittany Lions.

4 weeks ago

 A view of the Malecon in Havana, Cuba, as seen from Castillo de los Tres Reyes del Morro in June.

Penn State baseball team to take historic trip to Cuba

The Penn State baseball team will play in Havana against Industriales, a team regarded as a Cuban version of the New York Yankees.

4 weeks ago

 Penn State center Wendy Laurent warmups up prior to the Lions' Oct. 24, 2015 game against Maryland at Baltimore's M&T Bank Stadium.

Penn State searching for best combination up front

The Nittany Lions’ best offensive line combination means using two players who are best suited to play center.

1 month ago