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Penn State moves up to No. 8

Notre Dame moved into the top five, Texas and UCF reached the top 10 and the Southeastern Conference placed a season-high eight teams in the latest Associated Press college football poll. After three teams in the top eight and eight ranked teams overall lost on Saturday, there was significant ...

College football’s elite an exclusive club

Give James Franklin credit for one thing last Saturday night: He thanked everybody for coming. That’s typically how he opens his press conferences, which generally take on a predictable format. After Ohio State’s 27-26 gut punch, though, once Franklin’s initial welcome was out of the ...

Chambers shaped by life of resiliency

By Matt Michelone For the Mirror If you were around Penn State men’s basketball coach Patrick Chambers on this day 16-years ago, you would have seen him come close to death. He was working in sales for his family printing business while coaching high school basketball when he was ...

Bye week hardly a respite for Franklin, Nittany Lions

By Caleb Wilfinger For the Mirror Nearly a week has passed since No. 11 Penn State suffered a deflating defeat at the hands of Ohio State In his postgame press conference, head coach James Franklin spoke about his desire to not just be a great program, but an elite program. In his own ...

Rumery to walk on at PSU

CLEARFIELD — Clearfield Area High School quarterback Isaac Rumery announced on his Twitter page Wednesday night that he will be attending Penn State next fall and will be walking on to the football team. “I want to thank all the schools and programs that gave me an opportunity to play at ...

Penn State axes helicopter use

Penn State said Tuesday that it has stopped using helicopters to make announcements outside the football stadium after a state police chopper flew so low over an unruly tailgating crowd that it sent tents and other items flying. A university police spokeswoman said it won’t resume having a ...

Rahne takes blame for 4th-down call

The Associated Press UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State offensive coordinator Ricky Rahne took responsibility Monday for calling the failed fourth-and-5 running play on the Nittany Lions’ final drive against Ohio State, saying “ultimately I didn’t give our guys the best chance to ...

Franklin trying to move forward past Buckeyes

By Caleb Wilfinger For the Mirror UNIVERSITY PARK — Just four days removed from Penn State’s 27-26 loss to Ohio State, and the defeat is still an open wound for coach James Franklin. During his weekly appearance on the Big Ten coaches teleconference on Tuesday, Penn State’s head ...

PSU football recruiting

Brenton Strange Position: Tight end Recruiting class (size): 2019 (17 players) Hometown/School: Parkersburg, W.Va./Parkersburg Height/Weight: 6-5/210 Stars: 4 (247); 4 (Rivals) Other top offers: Ohio State, Notre Dame, Michigan, West Virginia, Ole Miss, Maryland, North Carolina, ...

Franklin’s passion great, but somewhat misguided

The ending of Penn State’s crushing loss to No. 4 Ohio State on Saturday night was embarrassingly bad, but that was only the beginning of the drama for coach James Franklin. The No. 9 Nittany Lions’ last-gasp hope in the 27-26 loss ended with a ridiculous fourth-down playcall that no ...

Penn State report card

The following is Neil Rudel’s report card from Penn State’s 27-26 loss to Ohio State on Saturday night at Beaver Stadium: POSITION GRADE COMMENT Quarterback A+ McSorley had one of best (big) games by PSU QB ever. 461 yards offense (school ...

PSU slips to No. 11

After winning top-10 matchups, Ohio State moved up to No. 3 and Notre Dame rose to No. 6 in The Associated Press college football poll. For the second straight week, there was major turnover at the bottom of the Top 25. No. 1 Alabama and Georgia mainted the top two spots in the media ranking ...

Ohio State gets big lift from WR Victor

UNIVERSITY PARK — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer spotted signs in practice recently of a breakout moment coming for Binjimen Victor. Quarterback Dwayne Haskins agreed with Meyer, saying Victor makes plenty of eye-popping plays during the week. Offensive coordinator Ryan Day said the junior ...

Frustration shifts blame to Franklin

UNIVERSITY PARK — The road to the Big Ten championship and the College Football Playoff still runs through Columbus. Penn State found that out painfully Saturday night. And nobody felt the pain more than James Franklin, who was hoarse and animated afterward and challenged his program — ...

Lions’ shot for big victory dashed in final minutes

UNIVERSITY PARK — What a punch in the gut. A stunning, jaw-dropping sequence of events that left Penn State reeling in the realm of what could — and probably should — have been. In the Big Ten’s game of the year, all night long, the Nittany Lions looked like the better team. They had ...

PSU-OSU highlights, lowlights

By Neil Rudel nrudel@altoonamirror.com UNIVERSITY PARK — Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State’s 27-26 loss to Ohio State on Saturday night at Beaver Stadium: Play of the game: Penn State was leading 13-0 with 2:44 remaining in the first half and the ball when Miles ...

PSU-Ohio State notebook

Taking on the adversity UNIVERSITY PARK— One of the oldest cliches in sports is how a team responds to consistent adversity. The fourth-ranked Buckeyes entered into Saturday’s contest with one of the nation’s most potent offenses, scoring an average of 55 points per game. Yet, ...

OSU-PSU scoring summary

FIRST QUARTER Penn State 3, Ohio State 0: Juwan Johnson made an incredible one-handed catch down the left sideline on PSU’s second series for a 31-yard gain down to the Ohio State 17. Johnson had dropped a third-down pass on the previous series but atoned for it. The Lions stalled at the ...

Spartans hold off CMU

The Associated Press EAST LANSING, Mich. — Michigan State played well for about 30 minutes, and that was more than enough. The final score was closer than it could have been, though. “It’s just disappointing for me. It’s something that we are very aware,” quarterback Brian ...

Lions must contain OSU on ground

Five things to look for as No. 9 Penn State hosts No. 4 Ohio State in the game of the year in the Big Ten. No. 1: Stop the run Yes, Ohio State has a good passing quarterback in Dwayne Haskins, who possibly could pick apart Penn State’s defense. But consider: What’s more likely: The ...