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Lady Lions dispose of Wake Forest

UNIVERSITY PARK — Carrying a 24-6 edge in the second quarter, the Penn State women’s basketball team was able to defeat Wake Forest, 68-58, in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge on Thursday at the Bryce Jordan Center. The Lady Lions (6-2) shot an impressive 28-of-33 (85 percent) from the charity ...

Moorhead accepts MSU job

Mississippi State has hired Penn State offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead as its football coach, bringing in another up-and-comer who is largely in the mold of previous coach Dan Mullen. The school officially announced the hiring on Wednesday morning. The 44-year-old Moorhead replaces Mullen, ...

Franklin will have terrific external options to choose

The Penn State offensive coordinator position has become a sensational, high-demand job. A million-dollar-a-year job. A job that can springboard the right candidate to a major head coaching position in a few years. All thanks to Joe Moorhead. Replacing Moorhead will be very, very difficult, ...

Wolfpack rally past Penn State

RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina State built its big lead with sharp shooting from behind the 3-point line — then made it stand by shooting well from the free-throw line. N.C. State, which trailed 11-0, held on to beat Penn State 85-78 on Wednesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Omer ...

Barkley picked as top Big Ten RB

Saquon Barkley was named first-team all-Big Ten running back for the second straight year Wednesday as the league released its offensive awards. Barkley was selected first team by the league’s coaches and media after an impressive regular season that saw him emerge as one of the leading ...

Unlike two years ago, offense isn’t broken

THIS WEEK'S QUESTION: SHOULD JOE MOORHEAD'S SUCCESSOR COME FROM THE CURRENT STAFF? My answer is, yes, I do. Here’s why: When James Franklin fired John Donovan two years ago, the Nittany Lions’ offense was broken and needed new ideas — even though Franklin brought Donovan with him from ...

Report: Moorhead leaving PSU

Joe Moorhead was the head coach at Fordham, an FCS program, two years ago, then came to Penn State as offensive coordinator and worked wonders in turning one of the nation’s worst offenses into one of the best. He’s now getting rewarded. Big time. Moorhead has been selected as the new ...

Moorhead move to Mississippi State confirmed

From Mirror reports Twitter confirmed Mississippi State’s hiring of Joe Moorhead as its new football coach Tuesday night. The major stakeholders confirmed it this morning. “It’s a tremendous honor to be a Mississippi State Bulldog,” Moorhead said in a press release. “I am ...

Tennessee has only itself to blame over whole Schiano fiasco

What in the world were the Tennessee Volunteers thinking? Whatever it was, the power of the people proved to be enormous and led to a crazy college football story that embarrassed Tennessee and brought the Jerry Sandusky scandal back into the limelight Sunday. The silly season of postseason ...

Clemson, Oklahoma are top 2

The Associated Press Clemson is the new No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll , taking a close vote with Oklahoma after the top two teams in the rankings lost in the same weekend for the first time since 2012. The Tigers jumped from fourth to No. 1 after blowing out South ...

Penn State finishes regular season with another blowout

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — A funny thing happened late in the first quarter Saturday afternoon with Penn State already up two touchdowns on struggling Maryland in what turned out to be a laugher. The classic Journey rock anthem “Don’t Stop Believin’” was played throughout the stadium, in ...

Franklin shows Terps what could have been

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — This was James Franklin’s first trip back to the University of Maryland campus since 2010, when the announced vision called for the Terrapins’ program to be turned over to him. In 2009, Maryland named Franklin its “coach-in-waiting” to be Ralph Friedgen’s ...

Maryland-PSU highlights, lowlights

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State’s 66-3 victory over Maryland on Saturday at Maryland Stadium: Play of the game: Joe Moorhead used a little trickeration early as Tommy Stevens took a handoff from Trace McSorley, faked a reverse to Saquon ...

Maryland-PSU notebook

Simpson gets shot at center COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Backups know they’re always one play away from stepping into the starting lineup. That play happened for Hollidaysburg Area High School’s Zach Simpson on Saturday during the Nittany Lions’ 66-3 victory over Maryland at Maryland ...

Penn State-Maryland scoring summary

FIRST QUARTER Penn State 7, Maryland 0: The Lions started at their 9 on the game’s first possession and drove 91 yards for a TD. Trace McSorley did most of the work with some big passing gains and 22-yard scramble to the Maryland 33. Backup QB Tommy Stevens took a handoff, faked a reverse ...

PSU falls in Shootout

LAS VEGAS, Nevada — Penn State closed out its trip to the desert with a 70-65 loss to Kansas State on Saturday night in each team's final game in the South Point Thanksgiving Shootout. For the sixth straight game, Kansas State (5-1) had at least three players reach double figures and were ...

Line’s presence must be felt

PSU (9-2) at Maryland (4-7) Kickoff: 3:30 p.m. TV: BTN Line: PSU by 22; over/under is 58 By Philip Cmor pcmor@altoonamirror.com All good things must come to an end. So it is for Bishop Guilfoyle’s nearly-four-year-long football winning streak. Senior quarterback Mark ...

Pitt’s upset of Miami does Penn State a favor

If Penn State needed advance notice on how teams whose seasons seem dead in the water can be dangerous — especially at home and especially against an old, familiar opponent — Pitt delivered that warning loudly and clearly on Friday afternoon at Heinz Field. The Panthers’ victory over ...

Lions cruise to 6th win of year

The Associated Press UNIVERSITY PARK — Nazeer Bostick and Jamari Wheeler scored 14 points apiece and Penn State beat Oral Roberts 86-48 on Friday. Tony Carr added 13 points and Josh Reaves chipped in all 10 of his in the first half for the Nittany Lions (6-1), who remained hot at home ...

Wolverines, Buckeyes are always the big game

The Associated Press Here’s what to watch in the Big Ten this week: Game of the week No. 8 Ohio State (No. 9 CFP) at Michigan. Ohio State and Michigan will have a tough time matching last year’s thriller, a 30-27 classic between storied rivals that the Buckeyes won when Curtis ...