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Rudel: Upcoming season will be a welcome distraction

August 19, 2012 I sat down at Rotary on Tuesday beside a longtime Penn State fan who told me, “This whole thing has been like a family member died. more »»

Rudel: Uniformly, O’Brien makes an audible

August 12, 2012 UNIVERSITY PARK — Upon becoming Penn State’s new head football coach in January, among the first questions asked of Bill O’Brien: “Are you going to change the uniforms?” Emphatically, he said no. more »»

Redd move just another PSU hurdle

August 1, 2012 By now you’re likely aware that junior running back Silas Redd has decided to transfer from Penn State to Southern Cal. more »»

Rudel: Fingers crossed, Penn State at NCAA’s mercy

July 19, 2012 For Penn State fans, the last eight-plus months have been a sickening whirlwind of one piece of bad news after another. more »»

O’Brien open to Pitt, marquee foes

May 13, 2012 UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State and Pitt have played 96 times dating back to 1893. The next closest Nittany Lion opponent in games played is Syracuse at 73. Neither has been a regular foe for 20 years. more »»

For PSU, evening better than night

May 4, 2012 Some random observations while enjoying the Pirates’ better-than-expected start: n The Big Ten and Penn State made the right decision in setting the Nittany Lions’ game with Ohio State — PSU’s lone... more »»

Quarterback derby has to include Jones

April 22, 2012 UNIVERSITY PARK — Bill O’Brien was asked to evaluate his three quarterbacks following Saturday’s Blue-White Game. “I really have to watch the film,” he said. more »»

Rudel: Krimmel U? Hiring smacks of nepotism, should not be tolerated

April 20, 2012 I’m trying to come to grips with what just happened with the men’s basketball program at St. Francis University. Don Friday’s resignation as Red Flash head coach was confirmed Wednesday night. more »»

Opening night still matters

April 6, 2012 If this weather we’ve been experiencing all winter hasn’t been enough of a reminder, the unofficial first day of spring arrived Thursday. more »»

O’Brien blazing offense’s trail

March 28, 2012 UNIVERSITY PARK — What has Bill O’Brien gleaned from watching film of Penn State’s returning quarterbacks? Nothing. more »»

Curley had hand in PSU success stories

March 24, 2012 Some recent news items in sports worthy of comment while hoping the summer isn’t as cold as the winter was warm: Item: PSU wrestling, women’s basketball thriving. more »»

O’Brien leading his way

March 6, 2012 Some random thoughts while awaiting March Madness: n Bill O’Brien is quickly putting his stamp on the Penn State football program. more »»

Shedding new light on PSU football

February 18, 2012 UNIVERSITY PARK — New Penn State football coach Bill O’Brien is bringing new meaning to “under the lights.” The Nittany Lions have been conditioning twice weekly at 5:15 a.m. more »»

Rudel: For Riccio, not-so-super memories

February 11, 2012 If your favorite NFL team (Steelers) isn’t in the Super Bowl, you just root for a good game. And we sure got one with the Giants-Patriots. more »»

Franco's past brightens Lions' future

February 1, 2012 John Franco couldn’t help but laugh at the irony. more »»

Rudel: Family takes lead in healing PSU faithful

January 27, 2012 UNIVERSITY PARK — Jay Paterno came to the podium at the packed Bryce Jordan Center to a standing ovation at 4 p.m. more »»

Rudel: New coach gets victory on his first Saturday

January 8, 2012 UNIVERSITY PARK — If Bill O’Brien’s hiring wasn’t the proverbial big-name grand slam for which Nittany Lions fans were hoping, Penn State’s new football coach clearly hit the ball way out of the par... more »»

Rudel: Process unfair to PSU aides

January 7, 2012 Some random thoughts while awaiting the introduction of Bill O’Brien: n Allowing 150 years of service by the assistant coaches to not be able to leave the program in dignity — and thus have to clean... more »»

Rudel: O'Brien wows crowd during introduction as PSU coach

January 7, 2012 UNIVERSITY PARK -- If Bill O'Brien's hiring wasn't the proverbial big-name grand slam for which Nittany Lions fans were hoping, Penn State's new football coach clearly hit the ball way out of the... more »»

Rudel: This could be end of the road for Bradley at PSU

January 1, 2012 DALLAS -- Another day brought another rumor concerning the Penn State coaching search. more »»

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