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Offensive explosion leads to record-setting day

UNIVERSITY PARK — A wild and soggy senior day saw Penn State and Nebraska play a crazy game that set home scoring records, then the Nittany Lions’ best player gave fans some good news afterward. Junior running back Saquon Barkley did not say that he will return for his senior season. He ...

Programs show they’re currently very far apart

UNIVERSITY PARK — In case you got a little confused Saturday by the red and white uniforms on Beaver Stadium’s visiting sideline, while Penn State was stunningly leading 42-10 late in the first half, rest assured those uniforms were being occupied by Nebraska and not Rutgers. And that may ...

Barkley sets TD record in possibly final game at Beaver Stadium

UNIVERSITY PARK — Solomon Enis came all the way from Arizona to Penn State for an official visit this weekend, and, at the beginning of Saturday’s game, he received a fine how-do-you-do. On the third play from scrimmage, Saquon Barkley took a handoff around the left side, slipping one ...

Nebraska-PSU highlights, lowlights

UNIVERSITY PARK — Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State’s 56-44 victory over Nebraska on Saturday at Beaver Stadium: Play of the game: On first-and-10 from the PSU 46, trailing 10-7 late in the first quarter, Trace McSorley found Juwan Johnson in stride over the ...

Nebraska-PSU notebook

Stevens makes most of chance UNIVERSITY PARK — Noticeably absent during Penn State’s two losses against Ohio State and Michigan State was backup quarterback Tommy Stevens from the backfield alongside Saquon Barkley and Trace McSorley. Leading up to those games, Stevens had accumulated ...

Lady Lions are 4-0

From Mirror, wire reports PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The Penn State women’s basketball team fought through a tough shooting afternoon and a pesky opponent to earn a 60-51 victory over Providence Saturday. Penn State and Providence each worked through extended scoring droughts, including three ...

PSU will need to rely on ground game

Five things to look for as Penn State plays its final home game of the season — and almost certainly the final home game of Saquon Barkley’s career — against a struggling Nebraska team. No. 1: Run, run, run It would be great to see Barkley have a huge day, and it’s certainly ...

Match benefits PSU, Binghamton

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. — Both the Penn State and Binghamton wrestling teams got what they were looking for Friday night in front of 3,019 fans at the Events Center. The Bearcats got to showcase the interest in their burgeoning program, with a program record number of fans and even more on an ...

Class brought Penn State football back

Penn State will close out its 2017 home season today against Nebraska. The Nittany Lions are 8-2 overall (5-2 in the Big Ten) and are expected to enter the bowl season riding another two lopsided victories. Penn State is a four-touchdown favorite against a Cornhusker program that limps in ...

Seniors prep for final time

By Thomas Schlarp For the Mirror UNIVERSITY PARK — When Saturday arrives for 23 Penn State seniors, it will be the final time they ever lace up in Beaver Stadium. For the graduating class, they leave Happy Valley after coming to a program under unique circumstances with head coach Bill ...

PSU’s Warming retires

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State men’s soccer coach Bob Warming announced Thursday his retirement after a distinguished career spanning 40 years, numerous championships and impact on hundreds of student-athletes. His career record stands at an impressive 461-290-82, including a remarkable 28 ...

Allen, Haley play brought belief back to program

This has to be the blocked field goal that was returned for a touchdown that stunned and defeated Ohio State, 24-21, in 2016 at Beaver Stadium. Marcus Allen blocked it, and Grant Haley returned it 60 yards for the game-winning score. Other than Todd Blackledge hitting Gregg Garrity with a ...

Garner answers for Lions after Carr scare

By Paddy Cotter For the Mirror UNIVERSITY PARK — A few minutes into the second half against Montana on Wednesday night, Tony Carr writhed in pain near halfcourt. With a teammate on either side of him, Penn State basketball’s top talent limped to the sideline and eventually the ...

Lady Lions open up at 3-0

From Mirror reports HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The first road test of the season for the Penn State women’s basketball team was passed in impressive fashion, as the Lady Lions improved to 3-0 by beating Marshall, 80-65, inside the Cam Henderson Center Wednesday night. When Penn State needed a ...

Franklin downplays line tips

UNIVERSITY PARK — It’s been suggested multiple times in recent weeks by one football analyst that Penn State’s offense has been tipping plays, thereby making it easier for opposing defenses to know if a run or pass is coming. The allegations have been made by former NFL linebacker ...

Coach praises seniors before home finale

UNIVERSITY PARK — A capsule look at James Franklin’s weekly news conference. Opponent: Nebraska (4-6, 3-4 Big Ten) Kickoff: Saturday, 4 p.m., Beaver Stadium TV: FS1 About the Cornhuskers: They’re having a disastrous season, and Mike Riley is a lame-duck coach as he almost ...

Huskers peeling apart

UNIVERSITY PARK — Following a blowout 54-21 loss to Minnesota, Nebraska has fallen into an abyss that they have not seen in decades. With games remaining against Penn State and Iowa, not only are the 4-6 Cornhuskers likely to miss out on a bowl game, but they face the serious potential of ...

Rec Hall electric for volleyball

The news came on Monday: the Penn State women’s volleyball team is once again the No. 1 ranked team in the nation, their fifth week at the top spot; but this time around, the ranking is unanimous. For the Nittany Lions, the designation is just another footnote in a long and storied legacy ...

PSU raising ticket prices

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics has announced that 2018 season football tickets will increase by $35 ($5 per game), marking the first season ticket price increase since the 2009 season. Donation levels will remain the same for next season, which will feature seven games ...

Giger: Franklin, Moorhead need to be on same page about future

Head coaches make the huge money in college football, just as CEOs get the big bucks in corporations and, for most of us, the manager of your office makes a lot more than you do. But who does the actual work? The grunt work. The daily grind. The nuts and bolts. The stuff that makes the whole ...