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Lions’ low point ‘tough to swallow’

November 23, 2014 CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — We’ve now reached the low point of the sanctions era. more »»

 
 
 
Illini series produces (few) moments

November 22, 2014 Some nitpicking as the curtain begins to fall on another regular season: When Penn State joined the Big Ten 21 years ago, it didn’t do so with the idea that the Nittany Nation would forge a memorabl... more »»

Penn State report card

November 17, 2014 Following is Neil Rudel’s report card from Penn State’s 30-13 win over Temple on Saturday at Beaver Stadium: POSITION GRADE COMMENT Quarterback D Hack’s regression continues — 4. more »»

Hackenberg struggling to match his shadow

November 16, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — A not-so-funny thing is happening to the greatest young quarterback in Penn State history. He’s starting to look his age (19). more »»

PSU-Temple highlights, lowlights

November 16, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State’s 30-13 victory over Temple on Saturday at Beaver Stadium: Play of the game: Freshman safety Grant Haley returned an... more »»

Before bowling, Lions need to do one thing

November 15, 2014 Many will be watching today to see if the Nittany Lions can punch their ticket to bowl eligibility, which given the sanctions and the coaching transition would be a significant achievement in that i... more »»

Defense equal to Shoop’s challenge

November 9, 2014 BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Penn State’s defense arrived here with a pair of specific marching orders. more »»

PSU-Indiana highlights, lowlights

November 9, 2014 BLOOMINGTON, Ind. more »»

Commentary: Lions on doorstep of dubious streak without a win

November 8, 2014 The Nittany Lions are venturing into what for them have been seldom-chartered waters. more »»

Penn State report card

November 3, 2014 Following is Neil Rudel’s report card from Penn State’s 20-19 loss to Maryland on Saturday at Beaver Stadium: POSITION GRADE COMMENT Quarterback D- Under siege, but may have been... more »»

Pre-game act taints Terps’ win

November 2, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — Maybe in the history of football, not just Penn State football, this has happened before. But I doubt it. more »»

Maryland-PSU highlights, lowlights

November 2, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State’s 20-19 loss to Maryland on Saturday at Beaver Stadium: Play of the game: After the Terrapins cut Penn State’s lead to... more »»

What could have been?

November 1, 2014 Some gameday observations while believing if Penn State plans to get to seven wins, one of them has to come today: There’s some irony to this matchup in that Maryland was supposed to be coached by... more »»

Resiliency of PSU, Maryland could determine winner

November 1, 2014 Five things to look for as Penn State tries to snap a three-game losing streak and uphold its historical dominance over Maryland (35-1-1 all-time in the series). No. more »»

Great effort could be Lions' springboard

October 26, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State football was not built on moral victories. more »»

Commentary: Defense might need to take cue from Conlan

October 25, 2014 Shane Conlan, on a very short list of the greatest Nittany Lions of all time, will be recognized during tonight’s Penn State-Ohio State game for his upcoming induction into the College Football Hall... more »»

Hack takes step back, and he’s getting no help

October 12, 2014 ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Christian Hackenberg didn’t come out to meet the media following the Nittany Lions’ loss to Michigan on Saturday night, and it’s tough to blame him. He’s suffered enough. more »»

Hoke status part of today’s landscape

October 11, 2014 Once a pillar of stability that operated similar to the way Penn State did under Rip Engle and Joe Paterno, Michigan is experiencing turbulent times. more »»

Rudel: Penn State should fall back on fullback

October 5, 2014 That Penn State arrived at its first of two open dates with a 4-1 record is not surprising. more »»

Flaws catch up to Lions

September 28, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — In two of its first four games this season, against Central Florida and Rutgers, Penn State was trailing in the final two minutes only to be rescued by late-game heroics. more »»

Commentary: Fitzgerald’s future still bright

September 27, 2014 Some gameday notes and observations while doubting if — so far — the beginning of the James Franklin era could have been any better scripted: Northwestern’s visit today reminds how a coach’s window... more »»

 
 
 

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November 23, 2014 If you need something non-football to watch over the long holiday weekend, I recommend two movies with a Thanksgiving theme: "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" with Steve Martin and John C. more »

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