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Pry ascending to his biggest stage

August 5, 2016 UNIVERSITY PARK — When Bob Shoop left Penn State’s defensive coordinator position for a similar job at Tennessee after last season, several Nittany Lion players told James Franklin he didn’t need to... more »»

Griping publicly doesn’t help Penn State

July 28, 2016 James Franklin went 0-1 at the Big Ten Media Days. more »»

Pitt’s call on beer hits spot

July 3, 2016 Some recent news items in sports worthy of comment while wondering how many saw this big of a dropoff coming for the 2016 Pirates: ITEM: Pitt to sell beer at Heinz Field. more »»

Rudel: Chambers sees the light at PSU

June 11, 2016 Patrick Chambers was right at home during the Bishop Guilfoyle Marauder Club’s annual spring luncheon Friday at Park Hills Country Club. more »»

West follows heart home

May 22, 2016 As Doug West worked through some morning pancakes earlier this week, a couple of days removed from being named head boys basketball coach at Altoona Area High School, his alma mater, he pondered the... more »»

‘Chopping’ at bit to help Altoona searches

April 6, 2016 “Neil? This is Dick Lockard. Can we borrow the Mirror helicopter?” I chuckle. “Well, sure, Dick — but I’m driving. Company policy. I figured you’d be calling. more »»

PSU needs patience to be virtue

January 17, 2016 The Nittany Nation just completed a week unlike one it’s ever seen. It began with defensive coordinator Bob Shoop accepting a similar position at Tennessee and continued with six more defections. more »»

'Super' night awaiting Kostelniks

January 14, 2016 The Kostelnik family is holding a reunion Friday night at Central Cambria High School. And the honoree will no doubt be looking down proudly. more »»

Rudel: Franklin, staff hit crossroads

January 11, 2016 Most fair judgments of a college football head-coaching hiring take place after four year. more »»

McSorley whets appetite for 2016

January 3, 2016 JACKSONVILLE — Down 24-3 in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s TaxSlayer Bowl against Georgia and with injured Christian Hackenberg done for the day, Penn State appeared on its way to a 35-point... more »»

For Hack, clock about to strike midnight

January 2, 2016 JACKSONVILLE — The biggest question concerning the Penn State football program — whether Christian Hackenberg is in fact playing his final game today and will move on to the NFL — has yet to be... more »»

PSU’s Garrity upholding family legacy

January 1, 2016 FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla. — The irony is not lost on Gregg Garrity. more »»

Penn State welcomes Moorhead

December 17, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — James Franklin wasn’t his typical “awesome” self on Wednesday. more »»

Flash, Dukes turn back clock

December 13, 2015 JOHNSTOWN — It’s not an easy decision to play arguably your most attractive non-conference game at a neutral site. more »»

Baron still thriving as underdog

December 10, 2015 Jim Baron is back in central Pennsylvania tonight, some 28-plus years and 450 victories since he landed on Aldrich Avenue in Altoona as a 33-year-old head coach at Saint Francis. more »»

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 »»

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