PSU

Franklin puts ‘elite’ comments in context

CHICAGO — Penn State has made huge progress during James Franklin’s tenure, and the coach can to point to many areas when discussing the strength of the program entering his sixth season. Still, some comments he made about not being elite following last year’s gut-wrenching 27-26 loss ...

Alabama, Bucknell on PSU home slate

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State men’s basketball team tips off its 2019-20 slate with two home games the first week of the season, with the opener on Tuesday, Nov. 5 vs. Maryland Eastern Shore. The Bryce Jordan Center will play host to eight of the Nittany Lions’ 11 nonconference games ...

PSU players believe offense will explode

UNIVERSITY PARK — There are a whole slew of question marks about Penn State’s offense this fall, and rightfully so given the departures of quarterback Trace McSorley and several other key players. Some of the younger returning Nittany Lions, however, are making some big statements about ...

Next man up: RB Slade brimming with confidence

UNIVERSITY PARK — It’s now Ricky Slade’s turn to take over the high-profile role of lead tailback at Penn State, and he can’t wait. Slade is supremely confident in his abilities and promises big things. “I’m looking forward to it a lot,” Slade said with a big smile. “It’s ...

Wanting a challenge: QB Clifford takes on work with Uplifting Athletes

UNIVERSITY PARK — Leadership doesn’t come naturally for everyone. Some people shy away from it, while others seek it out at every opportunity. While he’s doing everything he can to prepare himself on and off the field to be Penn State’s new starting quarterback, Sean Clifford decided ...

Penn state football recruiting commitments

Bryce Mostella Position: Defensive end Recruiting class (size): 2020 (20 players) Hometown/School: Grand Rapids, Mich./East Kentwood Height/weight: 6-6/235 Stars: 3 (247Sports); 3 (Rivals) Other top offers: Michigan, Ohio State, Iowa, Nebraska, Pitt, Purdue, Syracuse, Michigan ...

Nickal named Big Ten’s top male athlete

UNIVERSITY PARK — Nittany Lion wrestler Bo Nickal has been named the 2019 Big Ten Jesse Owens Male Athlete of the Year. Nickal was honored from a field that featured each of the 14 Big Ten members’ Male Athletes of the Year. Iowa women’s basketball player Megan Gustafson was named the ...

Penn State football commits

Parker Washington Position: Receiver Recruiting class (size): 2020 (16 players) Hometown/School: Richmond, Texas/Fort Bend Travis Height/weight: 5-10/197 Stars: 3 (247Sports); 4 (Rivals) Other top offers: Wisconsin, Nebraska, Indiana, Kentucky, Kansas, Utah, Georgia Tech, Houston, ...

Penn State men set to host Bucknell, Yale

UNIVERSITY PARK — Two home games as part of the NIT Season Tip-off event are confirmed for the nonconference portion of the Penn State men’s basketball schedule. The Nittany Lions will play host to Bucknell on Tuesday, Nov. 19 and Yale on Saturday, Nov. 23 in the Bryce Jordan ...

Book chronicles PSU wrestling

STATE COLLEGE — In his 10 years at the helm of the Penn State wrestling team, head coach Cael Sanderson has led the Nittany Lions to a run of success rarely seen in NCAA wrestling or any other collegiate sport. A new book written and published by the Penn State Wrestling Club, “Dawn of a ...

Football players cited for fight

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State football players Tariq Castro-Fields and Henry Fessler were cited with disorderly conduct for their roles in a fight outside a fraternity house on Jan. 27. The incident occurred shortly before 2 a.m., and police were summoned after a large fight was reported. ...

Chaos theory: Passion big part of success for PSU’s Spencer

UNIVERSITY PARK — The guy is, admittedly, a little crazy. James Franklin says that, too, about Sean Spencer, Penn State’s highly successful defensive line coach. So, what’s crazy about him? “Other than a tattoo that says ‘CHAOS?’” Spencer answers with a laugh while showing off ...

Nittany Lions pick up three commits but lose key LB prospect

Penn State has had a busy recruiting weekend, landing three players since Friday night but losing a big one, as well. The latest news came Saturday night when four-star linebacker Derek Wingo decommitted from PSU and then committed to Florida. It was yet another big loss for the Nittany ...

Pens returning to Pegula

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State University and the Pegula Ice Arena will again host an NHL preseason game, with the Buffalo Sabres making their third trip in the past four seasons. In a rematch of the last NHL preseason game at PSU in 2017, the Pittsburgh Penguins will serve as the visiting ...

High profile recruit decommitts

From Mirror reports Penn State’s rough recruiting week got even worse Thursday when yet another high-profile prospect decommitted from the Nittany Lions. Four-star cornerback Josh Moten announced his decision to decommit, saying he made his initial decision too soon. “After talking ...

Franklin talks Stevens transfer for 1st time

UNIVERSITY PARK — We may never know exactly what happened with Tommy Stevens or why the quarterback transferred from Penn State, and coach James Franklin didn’t offer any specifics when speaking publicly on the subject for the first time Wednesday. Franklin mentioned that he’s been ...

Pinegar excited about new hire

UNIVERSITY PARK — When Jake Pinegar ran onto the field with his teammates for the season opener against Appalachian State in 2018, he was quick to admit that he felt a little nervous. But the true freshman place kicker didn’t look nervous in his first collegiate action, drilling all six ...

Big 10 part of game in Las Vegas

The Associated Press The Big Ten and SEC will soon be heading to the Las Vegas Bowl, taking turns facing the Pac-12 when the game moves into a new billion-dollar NFL stadium in 2020. The Big Ten, Southeastern Conference and Big 12 unveiled bowl lineups for the 2020-25 seasons Tuesday. Other ...

Giger: Stevens’ decision great news for Chambers

UNIVERSITY PARK — Good for Patrick Chambers. He deserved this. Make no mistake about what happened last week, when Lamar Stevens decided to return for his senior season of Penn State basketball. That decision saved Chambers’ job. Or at least, it gives Chambers a fighting chance to ...

PSU recruit: Olu Fashanu

Position: Offensive tackle Recruiting class (size): 2020 (12 players) Hometown/School: Gonzaga/Washington D.C. Height/weight: 6-5/320 Stars: 4 (247Sports); 4 (Rivals) Other top offers: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State, Oklahoma, Oregon, Syracuse, North ...