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Lineman selects Lions over OSU

For decades, we’ve been told that juice is an essential part of a good breakfast. Juice certainly has helped make Cathedral Prep football healthy over the last two years — the Ramblers’ offense averaged better than 400 yards in 2016 and scoring 80 touchdowns en route to a 14-0 record and ...

Titans support Shaw’s ALS battle

By Teresa M. Walker The Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tim Shaw warns Tennessee coach Mike Mularkey not to overuse his story looking to inspire the Titans, seeing limits to the emotional tale of the former NFL linebacker and special teams ace fighting amytrophic lateral sclerosis, ...

Coaches put PSU at No. 6

Penn State is ranked No. 6 in the preseason coaches poll, the highest preseason ranking for the program since it was No. 3 in 1999. The Nittany Lions, coming off a Big Ten championship and 11-3 record, finished last season ranked 7th in the AP and coaches polls. This year, they trail only (1) ...

Top PSU women’s player injured

From Mirror, wire reports COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Penn State guard Teniya Page suffered a fracture/dislocation to her right ankle during an intrasquad game at the USA Basketball Under-23 camp on Thursday morning. She was taken to Memorial Hospital where she was treated. She has been ...

All eyes on Jets’ 3 QBs

By Dennis Waszak The Associated Press FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — One after the other, each of the New York Jets’ three quarterbacks took turns tossing passes to receivers on the first day of training camp. First, Josh McCown. Then Christian Hackenberg and Bryce Petty. All eyes were on the ...

Ferry joins Lions

UNIVERSITY PARK – Penn State men’s basketball head coach Patrick Chambers announced the appointment of veteran coach Jim Ferry as an assistant coach for the Nittany Lions this season. Most recently the head coach at Duquesne, Ferry will travel with the team for its foreign tour trip to ...

Penn State men’s Big Ten opponents announced

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State men’s basketball team will meet Iowa, Maryland, Nebraska, Northwestern and Ohio State for home and away games during the 2017-18 season, as announced by the Big Ten Conference on Monday. The Nittany Lions will play a single contest with each of the ...

Defense facing concerns

Penn State’s offense bailed out the defense a number of times last season, and once again this year, the Nittany Lions should be able to score a ton of points. “We have weapons from top to bottom at almost every single position,” receiver DaeSean Hamilton said. “For us to drop 40 ...

Julius off the team

Joey Julius, college football’s most recognized kicker-tackler last year, will not be a member of the Penn State football team this season. The news broke Monday during Big Ten media days in Chicago, and a PSU spokesperson confirmed it to the Mirror. “Joe will not be on the roster this ...

Nittany Lions lock up Sanderson

While details are still being worked out on a new contract for football coach James Franklin, Penn State has signed wrestling coach Cael Sanderson to a long-term deal. Athletic director Sandy Barbour revealed that news Tuesday at Big Ten media days in Chicago. Barbour did not discuss details ...

Meyer says Big Ten even with SEC

Meyer says Big 10 even with SEC CHICAGO — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer doesn’t just believe the Big Ten has closed the gap with the more heralded Southeastern Conference. He is convinced the race is a dead heat already. “I don’t think there’s a gap at all,” Meyer said Monday ...

Ferentz now the dean of subdivision coaches

CHICAGO — Kirk Ferentz enters his 19th season at Iowa as the longest tenured Bowl Subdivision coach in the country. But just because it’s so doesn’t mean he is dwelling much on his longevity. “I haven’t spent a lot of time thinking about it,” Ferentz said Monday at Big Ten ...

Barkley, McSorley on Walter Camp list

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State junior running back Saquon Barkley and junior quarterback Trace McSorley each earned a spot on the Walter Camp Player of the Year Award watch list recently. It was Barkley’s third watch list appearance (Maxwell Award and Walker Award), while it is the fifth ...

Embracing expectations

UNIVERSITY PARK — There was always hope at Penn State. Even during the seemingly darkest of times following the sanctions, players and fans alike had hope that the program once again could rise to prominence. There was hope going into last season. Hope that the Nittany Lions could have a ...

Nelson now has new perspective

UNIVERSITY PARK — Andrew Nelson’s perspective on what’s important in college football is as enlightened and refreshing as you’ll hear. It’s unfortunate that Nelson has missed significant playing time in his Penn State career because of various injuries, but not being able to play ...

Barkley on watch list

UNIVERSITY PARK — Junior running back Saquon Barkley is among the candidates selected to the Doak Walker Award watch list for the nation’s top running back. This is Barkley’s second watch list appearance this summer with a berth on the Maxwell Award list. Penn State’s lone Doak Walker ...

Safety picks Lions

There was chatter Monday that Maryland offensive tackle Rasheed Walker might announce his commitment to Penn State, beating Imhotep Charter free safety Isheem Young to the punch to bring the Nittany Lions’ 2018 recruiting class to 20 at a small press conference at his school on Tuesday ...

Penn State Lift for Life raises $95K

UNIVERSITY PARK — The 15th annual Penn State Uplifting Athletes Lift for Life was considered a big success on Saturday. The preliminary fundraising total for the 2017 event is more than $95,000 to benefit Uplifting Athletes and its commitment to life skills development, patient focused ...

PSU, Pitt to meet in New York

UNIVERSITY PARK — A pair of rivalries highlight the semifinals schedule for the 11th-annual Legends Classic at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., as announced by event organizers on Monday. The Penn State men’s basketball team will meet Pittsburgh in the second game of a doubleheader ...

Nittany Lions get plenty of results from ‘Lasch Bash’

Penn State’s annual “Lasch Bash” recruiting gathering on Saturday paid immediate dividends as the Nittany Lions found a big, athletic quarterback from the Northeast to replace decommitted Justin Fields in their 2018 class and nailed down pledges from a couple of highly-rated receivers who ...