PSU

PSU 2018 season predictions

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State will be without running back and kick returner Saquon Barkley, who was selected by the New York Giants with the second pick in the first round of the NFL Draft. Coach James Franklin will have to fill the entire secondary after the departure of Marcus Allen, Troy ...

Penn State No. 9 in preseason poll

Penn State is ranked ninth in the preseason coaches poll, released Thursday, and will play four of the top 14 teams during one daunting seven-week stretch this season. Defending national champion Alabama is the preseason No. 1, followed by Clemson, Ohio State Georgia and Oklahoma to round out ...

PSU picks up offensive lineman

Several recruits were expected to commit to Penn State in the aftermath of the Nittany Lions’ “Lasch Bash” last Saturday. While the expected deluge of immediate pledges didn’t materialize, there’s been a steady flow of newly minted Nittany Lions over the last few days. The latest ...

Lions land elite dual-threat QB recruit

The newest member of Penn State’s 2019 football recruiting class won’t need as much of a learning curve as the typical scholastic prospect transitioning to the college game. Michael Johnson Jr. is well-accustomed to the higher levels of football. “He’s been around football his whole ...

PSU has 40 former players in NFL

UNIVERSITY PARK — A total of 40 Penn State football alumni — the most since 2012 — are populating the training camp rosters of 25 NFL teams. The Nittany Lions annually are among the top 20 programs nationally in producing players in the NFL. In addition, five former Nittany Lions are ...

McSorley on list

UNIVERSITY PARK — Senior quarterback Trace McSorley earned a spot on the Walter Camp Player of the Year Award watch list. This is McSorley’s fourth watch list appearance (Maxwell Award, Wuerffel Trophy, O’Brien Award) this summer. The Walter Camp Trophy is awarded to the outstanding ...

PSU fans with Comcast could miss games

With the start of the college football season just more than a month away, a dispute may cause Comcast customers to miss out on watching Penn State games. The Nittany Lions will open the 2018 season against Appalachian State at Beaver Stadium. The game is to be televised on the Big Ten ...

Three Nittany Lions make it to watch lists

From Mirror, wire reports UNIVERSITY PARK — A trio of Penn State football players had their names added to preseason watch lists Tuesday. The group includes Amani Oruwariye for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy and Ryan Bates and Connor McGovern among the nominees for the Outland Trophy. The ...

Franklin fine with current playoff system

From Mirror reports CHICAGO — Penn State has been in the hunt for a College Football Playoff berth the past two seasons but didn’t make it, and there are plenty of reasons to believe the program will indeed reach the Final Four in in the not-too-distant future. James Franklin was asked ...

PSU goes to its Delaware pipeline for latest recruit

By Philip Cmor pcmor@altoonamirror.com Although it’s a small state, Delaware has turned out some pretty big football talent over the years, like Randy White, Luke Petitgout and Devon Still. Penn State is hoping its latest football commit from Delaware follows a similar career trajectory ...

Ex-Lady Lion basketball coach dead at 65

The Associated Press Rene Portland, who built Penn State into a women’s basketball powerhouse during a 27-year tenure, has died after a three-year fight with cancer. She was 65. D’Anjolell Memorial Home of Broomall in Pennsylvania confirmed her death Sunday. Portland coached the Lady ...

McGloin happy to be headed to Chiefs’ camp

PHILIPSBURG — Former Penn State quarterback Matt McGloin made his third visit to the Emily Whitehead Foundation’s Tee Off for T-Cells at the Philipsburg Elks Lodge & Country Club Friday. McGloin is currently in his third different NFL camp in as many years with the Kansas City ...

Carr will take deal in Europe

From Mirror, wire reports Former Penn State standout guard Tony Carr will sign to play professionally in Italy, for a team coached by Larry Brown, according to a report Friday. Carr was the 51st overall pick in the NBA draft last month by the New Orleans Pelicans and has been playing with ...

Lions’ biggest concern: PSU could have issues at LB this year

When you think about the tremendous linebackers who have played at Penn State in the past 20 years, the talent level has been staggering. LaVar Arrington, Paul Posluszny, Sean Lee, Dan Connor, NaVorro Bowman, Michael Mauti, Gerald Hodges, Mike Hull — they’re all part of PSU’s famed ...

Penn State adds to its men’s basketball schedule

UNIVERSITY PARK — The 2018-19 nonconference schedule for Penn State men’s basketball has been finalized by head coach Patrick Chambers. A complete list of the nonconference and Big Ten Conference game times and broadcast information will be announced later this summer. The 2018-19 ...

WR Dunmore picks PSU over Auburn, FSU

For a couple of years, the Penn State football program has been forging a relationship with wide receiver prospect John Metchie, and, for a long time, the Nittany Lions were considered the favorite to land his commitment. However, when Metchie recently became more enamored with Alabama, the ...

Linebacker recruit gives Lions a verbal

By Philip Cmor pcmor@altoonamirror.com The Penn State football team set off some fireworks in advance of the Fourth of July on the recruiting front on Sunday. Lance Dixon, a speedy, four-star linebacker from Michigan, gave the Nittany Lions a verbal commitment via a video uploaded to ...

McSorley focusing on Lions, not outside distractions

By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com UNIVERSITY PARK — Trace McSorley just enjoyed a terrific week, with not just one, but two really cool things happening to him. First, Penn State’s senior quarterback took part in the prestigious Manning Passing Academy, which wrapped up last ...

Sports at a glance

Lions lose rising lineman Penn State freshman offensive lineman Nana Asiedu announced Wednesday that he is retiring from football because of a heart condition. Asiedu was a four-star recruit from Virginia who recently enrolled at PSU. He posted on Twitter that he has the genetic heart ...

Harris earns silver at championships

DES MOINES, Iowa — Isaiah Harris of Nike brought home silver in the men’s 800-meter run on the final day of the USATF Outdoor Championships at Drake Stadium on Sunday. Harris, a junior at Penn State, signed with Nike over the weekend and will forgo his final year of collegiate ...