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 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 days 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.

4 days 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.

5 days 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.

6 days 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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 week 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 week 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 week ago


 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.

1 week ago


 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.

1 week ago


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.

2 weeks ago


 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.

2 weeks ago


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."

2 weeks ago


 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.

2 weeks ago


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.

2 weeks ago


 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.

2 weeks ago


 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.

2 weeks ago


 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.

3 weeks ago


 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.

3 weeks ago


 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.

3 weeks ago


 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.

3 weeks ago


 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.

3 weeks ago


 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

3 weeks ago


 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.

3 weeks ago


 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.

3 weeks ago


 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.

4 weeks ago


 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.

4 weeks ago



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