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Penn State report card

September 5, 2016 Following is Neil Rudel’s report card from Penn State’s 33-13 victory over Kent State on Saturday at Beaver Bank Stadium: POSITION GRADE COMMENT Quarterback B- McSorley fumbled... more »»

Not too flashy

September 4, 2016 UNIVERSITY PARK — For all the changes Penn State has gone through in terms of players and coaches, there sure was a familiar feeling to Saturday’s season opener against Kent Stat. more »»

McSorley, offense leave room to grow

September 4, 2016 UNIVERSITY PARK — Almost the entire time he was watching Christian Hackenberg lead the Penn State offense the last two years, James Franklin never let go of his opinion that a running quarterback... more »»

Kent St.-PSU highlights, lowlights

September 4, 2016 UNIVERSITY PARK — Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State’s 33-13 victory over Kent State on Saturday at Beaver Stadium: Play of the game: Nittany Lion cornerback Amani Oruwariye... more »»

Penn State-Kent State notebook

September 4, 2016 Freshman punter enjoys big debut UNIVERSITY PARK — From the moment the ball first left Blake Gillikin’s foot a couple of minutes into Saturday’s game, it was clear that Penn State’s punting problems... more »»

Trace's time to shine: McSorley ready to take over offense

September 3, 2016 Five things to look for as Penn State opens the season against Kent State, which might be the most overlooked opponent in Nittany Lion history with most fans focusing on Pitt next week. No. more »»

Lions should have fresh(er) start this year

September 3, 2016 A little nitpicking while eager for the 2016 curtain to go up: n James Franklin had a good explanation to a question this week on why the Nittany Lions looked so flat against Temple in their opener... more »»

Altoona grad named Lions’ starting DT

August 31, 2016 By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror. more »»

Flashes to throw 3 quarterbacks at Lions

August 30, 2016 Kent State plans to play three quarterbacks in this week’s opener at Penn State, with true freshman Justin Agner getting the starting nod. more »»

Pitt-Penn State series tagged as Keystone Classic

August 27, 2016 PITTSBURGH — The Pitt vs. Penn State football series will be tagged as the Keystone Classic presented by Peoples Gas as announced Friday by both institutions. more »»

Trace under pressure

August 25, 2016 To pretty much no one’s surprise, Trace McSorley was named Penn State’s starting quarterback Wednesday by coach James Franklin, who also made it clear he does not like using a two-quarterback syste. more »»

Barkley knows staying healthy a big key

August 21, 2016 Saquon Barkley has a chance to be sensational this season, and to do that, he’ll have to keep his body fresh since Penn State’s opponents will go into every game targeting him as priority No. 1. more »»

O-line depth grows

August 18, 2016 Penn State finally has some options on the offensive line. more »»

Young tight end picks Nittany Lions early

August 17, 2016 By Philip Cmor pcmor@altoonamirror. more »»

Nittany Lions hoping depth aids special teams

August 14, 2016 UNIVERSITY PARK — Thoughts alone of Saquon Barkley returning kickoffs this fall jolt the image of Penn State’s special teams, a unit that struggled through Joe Paterno’s final years and then suffere... more »»

WR picks PSU over Iowa, MSU

August 14, 2016 Fort Wayne, Ind.’s Mac Hippenhammer has made a reputation as a superb route-runner with great hand. more »»

Gesicki eager to put 2015 in past

August 11, 2016 UNIVERSITY PARK — Through two seasons at Penn State, tight end Mike Gesicki is known more for the plays he hasn’t made than the ones he has. more »»

BG star garners Penn State walk-on offer

August 11, 2016 A devastating knee injury a few weeks ago took a toll on the list of college football programs recruiting Altoona Mirror 2015 high school player of the year Evan Chadbourn, but it might have opened ... more »»

Lion staff adjusts to added depth

August 11, 2016 James Franklin has no doubt that the overall Penn State football team — 105 players top to bottom — is “dramatically better” than it has been during his first two seasons. more »»

Front four lacking in seasoning

August 10, 2016 UNIVERSITY PARK — Plenty of talent from Penn State’s 2015 defensive line is back on the football field working hard this summer. more »»

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