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PSU Report Card

September 6, 2010 The following is Neil Rudel’s report card from Penn State’s 44-14 win over Youngstown State Saturday at Beaver Stadium: POSITION GRADE COMMENT Quarterback ... more »»

Rudel: Freshman may signal a ‘bold’ new PSU era

September 5, 2010 UNIVERSITY PARK — Joe Paterno has a history of not letting true freshman quarterbacks talk to the media early in their careers. more »»

Video: Giger, Rudel discuss PSU's win over Youngstown State

September 4, 2010 Penn State beat writers Cory Giger and Neil Rudel break down Penn State's 44-14 win over Youngstown State. more »»

Rudel: Toasting Beaver Stadium’s half-century

September 4, 2010 UNIVERSITY PARK — Beaver Stadium turns 50 this year, and three members of the Penn State coaching staff were on the field the day it opened in 1960 with the Nittany Lions beating Boston University,... more »»

Rudel: Hard to imagine freshman QB starting

August 22, 2010 Could Penn State actually start a freshman quarterback this season? Anyone who has followed Joe Paterno’s career knows the saying by heart — “I’d rather play a freshman tw... more »»

Is this JoePa's last year? Rudel thinks so

August 15, 2010 Plenty of issues surround Lions, starting at the top UNIVERSITY PARK — If it’s hard to remember Penn State entering a football season with this much uncertainty, that’s probably because there’s... more »»

Rudel's top 10 RBs

July 11, 2010 Rudel’s top 10 RBs The Mirror’s Neil Rudel has covered Penn State football since 197. more »»

Big Ten ought to stand pat

June 16, 2010 The first wave of the trumpeted collegiate conference expansion appears to be complete, and so far the game of musical chairs has produced only two seat changes. more »»

Playing the ‘what if?’ game with PSU

May 31, 2010 Let’s take a trip down Hypothetical Lane. Say an eastern all-sports conference would have been formed in the early-1980s, when Joe Paterno embarked unsuccessfully on the project. more »»

Battle staying at PSU

May 8, 2010 UNIVERSITY PARK – Penn State point-guard Talor Battle (Albany, N.Y. more »»

Penn State, Battle need each other

April 30, 2010 Some random thoughts while wondering what it takes to get John Russell excited: n Everyone in the Penn State basketball camp is fully expecting Talor Battle to return for his senior... more »»

Decisions positive for AAHS, Tigers

March 23, 2010 The two biggest high schools in the area, Altoona and Hollidaysburg, moved quickly to fill their head girls basketball coaching vacancies, Altoona hiring Jill (Bartley) Helsel and Hollidaysburg... more »»

Lions need better formula to do ‘battle’ next season

March 8, 2010 UNIVERSITY PARK — Presuming Penn State hasn’t won four straight games in the Big Ten tournament and etched its name into the NCAA bracket by this time next Monday, and the NIT doesn’t grant a specia... more »»

If Big Ten knocks, Pitt should answer

February 28, 2010 It’s been a little over two months since the Big Ten publicly acknowledged that it’s considering expansion. more »»

Pentoney down to his last shot

January 24, 2010 Let me start by saying I’ve always enjoyed being around Hollidaysburg Area High School boys basketball coach Mick Pentoney. more »»

Rudel: Big Ten takes positive step in bowls

January 10, 2010 Wrapping up the college football season while tipping our cap (even if we don’t wear one) to Alabama: * The Big Ten took a major step toward inclusion in the conversation on college... more »»

Rudel: Win helps ‘validate’ Lions, seniors

January 2, 2010 ORLANDO, Fla. — Joe Paterno said prior to Friday’s Capital One Bowl matchup that the Nittany Lions didn’t have “anything to prove. more »»

Penn State-LSU report card

January 2, 2010 Following is Neil Rudel’s report card from Penn State’s 19-17 win over LSU Friday in the Capital One Bowl: POSITION GRADE COMMENT... more »»

Rudel: Paterno imparts life’s lessons before game

January 1, 2010 ORLANDO, Fla. — With Bobby Bowden down to his last game, today against West Virginia in the Gator Bowl, Joe Paterno has the national stage to himself for as long as he can keep it. more »»

Rudel: Lions’ 2010 QB job will be up for grabs

December 31, 2009 ORLANDO, Fla. — It’s been well documented that Friday’s Capital One Bowl against LSU is Daryll Clark’s last chance to be Penn State’s winning quarterback against a top-flight opponent. more »»

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