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Barkley one of the top early candidates …

UNIVERSITY PARK — Ever since he jumped over a would-be tackler against Buffalo during his first college game in 2015, it was clear Saquon Barkley had a chance to do very special things for Penn State. There are so many situations in sports when hype and expectations never materialize into ...

… But don’t overlook McSorley in the race

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State could have a Heisman Trophy winner this season, but don’t just assume it would be Saquon Barkley. As good as the stellar running back was last season, the view here is that quarterback Trace McSorley was more deserving of Heisman consideration. I vote for ...

Fla. DT commits to Lions

On the cusp of one of its biggest recruiting dates of the year, the Penn State football team on Friday got a jump by securing the verbal commitment of another recruit from outside its traditional recruiting footprint. Judge Culpepper, a 6-foot-5, 256-pound three-star defensive tackle from ...

PSU men open with Campbell

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State men’s basketball program released its 13-game nonconference schedule on Wednesday, and the team will open the 2017-18 season with Campbell on Friday, Nov. 10. The opener will be followed by home games with Fairleigh Dickinson Sunday, Nov. 12, Montana ...

Four get early attention

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State football had total of four players on the preseason watch lists for the Maxwell Award and the Bednarik Award, which were revealed Monday. Junior running back Saquon Barkley and junior quarterback Trace McSorley are among the candidates for the Maxwell Award for ...

Penn State lands four-star Florida cornerback

As Florida four-star cornerback prospect Jordan Miner was streaming his college commitment on a local television broadcast through social media, the feed froze up. It made Penn State football fans wait a few more minutes to learn the Wiregrass Ranch standout was going to be the newest Nittany ...

Paternos drop suit vs. NCAA

By Mark Scolforo The Associated Press HARRISBURG — Late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno’s family dropped a lawsuit Friday against the NCAA over its use of a report in the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal to punish Paterno and the university. Paterno’s estate, his son ...

Penn State unveils throwback uniform

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State will pay homage to its tradition with a throwback uniform featuring various aspects of past styles during its “Generations of Greatness” game Sept. 30 against Indiana at Beaver Stadium. The retro uniforms will be part of an overall theme for the day that ...

Dallas hopes Lee gets help this year

The Associated Press FRISCO, Texas — Sean Lee anchors Dallas’ defense with plenty of questions as it tries to match a dynamic offense that carried the Cowboys to the best record in the NFC last season. While the All-Pro linebacker is a good starting point, the Cowboys made it clear in ...

Hardy picks PSU over many others

Penn State football fans might hope the Nittany Lions eventually can bring Harrisburg high school All-American Micah Parsons back into the fold as part ot their 2018 recruiting class, but they got a verbal commitment from another one of the country’s best defensive line prospects. Dorian ...

Five-star quarterback decommits from PSU

It’s looking like 2018 could be a special recruiting class for Penn State football, but when you are recruiting big-time prospects, there’s big-time competition, and that can lead to big-time upheaval. That’s what happened on Tuesday night, as five-star quarterback Justin Fields of ...

Hack part of open competition

The Associated Press FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — The New York Jets’ starting quarterback job is up for grabs. That means a three-man competition this spring — and maybe summer — between Josh McCown, Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg, with the winner under center for the regular-season ...

Former Lion Breneman on NFL radar

AMHERST, Mass. — After what turned out to be a brief but much-needed sabbatical from football, Adam Breneman has his life in order. He is on track to earn an MBA at the University of Massachusetts, playing on the same team as his best friend and heading into his last college season as one ...

Potentially-lengthy tenure for Franklin just getting started

While we wait for the inevitable contract extension for James Franklin following a terrific 2016 season, one thing that’s interesting to start thinking about is how long he will remain Penn State’s coach. Ten more years? Fifteen? Longer? It may seem a bit presumptuous to throw out such ...

Pitt doesn’t fit into Barbour’s plan

Penn State will not be playing Pitt every year once the current series ends in 2019, athletic director Sandy Barbour said. The Nittany Lions and Panthers will not play from 2020 through at least 2025 because PSU’s non-conference schedule already includes one Power 5 opponent for each of ...

Franklin extension discussed

A potential contract extension for coach James Franklin was the hot topic on the first day of the Penn State coaches caravan Monday. “Stay tuned. It’s moving along,” PSU athletic director Sandy Barbour said. “There’s no pressure or hurry from either Penn State or from Coach ...

Penn State adds Illinois lineman to 2018 class

The run on offensive linemen apparently has begun. After securing commitments from a pair of players along the front line hours before kickoff of the Blue-White Game a couple of weeks ago, Penn State added another on Saturday afternoon when Illinois’ tackle Bryce Effner decided to enter the ...

Julius entering facility

From Mirror reports Penn State kicker Joey Julius announced Friday that he has entered a treatment facility once again for an eating disorder, which is the reason why he was not with the football team for the Blue-White Game two weeks ago. Julius became a national sensation last season ...

PSU caravan nears sellout

UNIVERSITY PARK — A limited number of seats remain available for the Penn State Coaches Caravan stop in Altoona on Thursday, May 11. Nittany Lion football coach James Franklin and athletic director Sandy Barbour headline PSU’s contingent scheduled at the Discovery Center. Lunch begins ...

Godwin picked by Bucs

It took until late in the third round, but Penn State receiver Chris Godwin was selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with the No. 84 overall pick in Friday’s NFL draft. Godwin was thought by some to be a second-round pick, but instead he saw nine receivers picked ahead of him. He left Penn ...