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Nittany Lions can't hang with upper tier

November 29, 2015 EAST LANSING, Mich. — As the turnovers mounted and Michigan State worked its way toward naming its final score, there was a striking image along the Penn State sidelines Saturday at Spartan Stadi. more »»

Rudel: Franklin’s patience, loyalty being tested

November 28, 2015 Through two years, James Franklin has learned much about Penn State and its fans and vice versa. more »»

Penn State wastes too many opportunities

November 22, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — Since Penn State started playing Big Ten football 22 years ago, there has been no opponent that the Nittany Lion camp has felt benefitted more from questionable officiating than... more »»

Signature victory available today

November 21, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — James Franklin has purposely avoided a couple of direct questions about what a signature victory would do for the growth of his Nittany Lion program. more »»

Timeout! Franklin squanders Lions’ last chance

November 8, 2015 EVANSTON, Ill. — James Franklin typically opens his post-game press conference by thanking the media for making the tri. more »»

Hack triggers PSU resurgence

November 1, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — James Franklin joked that Christian Hackenberg is becoming a triple threat. more »»

Rossi's life was devoted to the game

October 27, 2015 Dean Rossi was laid to rest Monday, and it’s difficult to fathom someone so full of life being gone, even at 79 years ol. more »»

After slow start, defense breaks ice

October 25, 2015 BALTIMORE — Penn State defensive coordinator Bob Shoop apparently knows how to motivate the Nittany Lions: He gives his unit candy. “Icebreakers,” All-American tackle Anthony Zettel said. more »»

Offense takes steps toward its potential

October 11, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — The statistics will show that Penn State had one of its better offensive showings of the season and of James Franklin’s now 19-game tenur. more »»

New stadium? PSU can’t rush to digest feedback

October 4, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — When Penn State introduced plans to move old Beaver Field from near Rec Hall across campus to its current Beaver Stadium location in 1960, Joe Paterno implored Rip Engle to voice... more »»

Lions still trying to ‘put pedal to metal’

September 27, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — Most 16-point victories should make the home team feel good. Saturday was the exception for Penn State. more »»

Rutgers just what doctor ordered

September 20, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — There haven’t been many occasions against Big Ten competition in the last two years that Penn State has put the game away by halftime. In fact, there haven’t been any. more »»

Lions take step toward fixing ‘O’

September 13, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — None of the major lightning rods in the Penn State program were brought to the media room Saturday. Not offensive coordinator John Donovan. Not offensive line coach Herb Hand. more »»

Stunningly, Lions stink up the Linc

September 6, 2015 PHILADELPHIA — Houston, we have a problem. more »»

Saint Francis adds chapter to its history

August 9, 2015 LORETTO — Tyrone’s Nick Leasure looked out at the full house at the John F. Kennedy Center and quickly summed up the feelings of those honored. more »»

Fifth-year seniors have seen it all

August 7, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — Kyle Carter smiled when reminded during Penn State’s annual football media day that he’s one of just six remaining fifth-year seniors in the program. more »»

Weaver leaves icing on local hockey legacy

August 5, 2015 Dave Weaver arrived in Altoona 16 years ago to become the news director at WRTA Radi. more »»

Dorsett visit stirs memory

July 31, 2015 Tony Dorsett had never been in Altoona, only through it a couple of times, prior to his guest appearance Thursday night with the Curve. “Is Penn State near here?” he aske. more »»

Bowling induction stirs emotions

July 19, 2015 The Altoona chapter of the United States Bowling Congress put its best foot forward Saturday night — and not just because it honored the Mirror’s Scott Franco for his 12 years of coverag. more »»

Hall of Fame enshrinee Bill Polian pays tribute to lesser known Paterno

July 4, 2015 When Bill Polian is enshrined in the Pro Football of Fame next month, he’ll pay tribute to a name that is recognized throughout the football world: Paterno. more »»

Tigers’ defection from WPIAL a gamble

June 21, 2015 The Hollidaysburg Area School District announced a little more than a week ago that the upcoming football season would be its last in the WPIA. more »»

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