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Spartans win 10 againUNIVERSITY PARK - For some perspective on the job Mark Dantonio has done at Michigan State, let's look at the history books.The Spartans' win Saturday over Penn State gave them four 10-win seasons in the past five years under Dantonio. Prior to that, their last 10-win ...

Top junior QB gives verbal commitment

ESPN Big Ten recruiting analyst Tom VanHaaren says he has been hearing one question above all other from Penn State fans recently.ESPN Big Ten recruiting analyst Tom VanHaaren says he has been hearing one question above all other from Penn State fans recently."Their biggest question is if this ...

Penn State lands four-star cornerback

Penn State added a future quarterback on Saturday. On Sunday, the Nittany Lions landed someone who should help them shut down opposing passing attacks.Garrett Taylor, the 6-foot-1, 188-pound four-star cornerback from St. Christopher's School in Richmond, Va., announced his pledge to the Lions ...

Lions’ offense can’t fall flat vs. Sparty

Five things to look for as Penn State ends the regular season against an outstanding Michigan State team that comes in heavily favored.No. 1: 20 or bustIt will take at least 20 points, and probably a lot more, for the Nittany Lions to have any chance against a Spartans squad that averages 44 ...

Rudel: PSU’s Ficken has seen it all

UNIVERSITY PARK - Sam Ficken settled onto a blue couch in the Nittany Lions' players' lounge at the Lasch Building earlier this week and couldn't help but shake his head when it was suggested that he's been in more do-or-die situations than any kicker in Penn State history."Obviously," he said ...

PSU loses regular-season finale to Spartans, 34-10

UNIVERSITY PARK -- Penn State ran into one of the best offenses in the Big Ten, and the Nittany Lions' offensive struggles continued yet again in a 34-10 loss to Michigan State on Saturday in the regular-season finale.Penn State is 6-6 and now awaits where it will be headed for a bowl ...

Penn State men at Bucknell

Tipoff: 4 p.m., Sojka Pavilion, LewisburgRecords: Penn State (5-1); Bucknell (2-4)Coaches: Patrick Chambers is 43-60 in his fourth season at Penn State and 85-88 in six seasons overall. Dave Paulsen is 117-83 in his seventh season at Bucknell and 379-203 in 21 seasons overall.Radio: ESPN Radio ...

PSU Lady Lions vs. Liberty

Tipoff: 2 p.m. at Georgia StateRecords: Penn State (1-3) Liberty (2-2)Coaches: Coquese Washington is 143-84 in her eighth season at Penn State. Carey Green is 359-123 in his 16thyear with the Lady Flames.TV: N/ARadio: WRSC 1390Probable starters: Penn State - C Candace Agee, 6-6 Jr. (10.0), G ...

Shoop impressive

James Franklin and Penn State fans everywhere should be thankful that Bob Shoop is on the coaching staff.While there's plenty of criticism to go around for Franklin and some other assistants for the team's regression as the season has gone along, the first-year defensive coordinator deserves ...

Getting mad helps

UNIVERSITY PARK - Penn State coach Pat Chambers began to shout in anger as the halftime buzzer sounded in a game against Akron at the Jordan Center Tuesday night, before catching himself and keeping quiet. But as he walked from the court, a red face, steely glare and left hand clamped in a ...

Franklin standing up for assistant

Penn State's offense has struggled mightily all season, and while there are myriad reasons for that, many have pointed to the playcalling as one of the biggest issues.Offensive coordinator John Donovan has come under heavy scrutiny, but he has not been allowed to speak to the media since the ...

PSU falls at buzzer

UNIVERSITY PARK - A Nyla Rueter layup with 1.4 seconds left in the game broke a 54-54 tie - and Penn State's final shot fell short - as the Lady Lions fell to St. Bonaventure, 56-54, Tuesday at the Bryce Jordan Center.The Lady Lions (1-3) held the advantage for much of the game, leading for ...

Giger: Sitting Hack not the answer for problems

Christian Hackenberg cannot be benched. Whether he should be or not is a legitimate question and has started to be asked more and more the past two weeks.But he can't be. Not now.Why? Because there's no backup quarterback, which itself is a big problem that was brought on by a peculiar - and ...

Newbill keys Nittany Lions by USC

CHARLESTON, S.C. - If Penn State wanted to close the Charleston Classic with a victory, coach Pat Chambers knew D.J. Newbill would have to make the biggest plays.Newbill came through with 16 of his 22 points in the second half in the Nittany Lions' 63-61 win over Southern Cal in Sunday's fifth ...

Penn State-Illinois scoring summary

FIRST QUARTERPenn State 7, Illinois 0: The Lions got great field position on their first possession, starting at their own 48, and took nine plays to reach the end zone. They mixed it up with the run and pass to move to the Illini 18, where they faced third-and-9. Christian Hackenberg then ...

PSU highlights, lowlights

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State's 16-14 loss to Illinois on Saturday at Memorial Stadium:Play of the game: Illinois' Taylor Zalewski's second-half kickoff was short and into the wind, and Penn State failed to field it. Illinois' Clayton Fejedelem ...

Penn State-Illinois notebook

CHAMPAIGN, Ill - Embattled Illinois coach Tim Beckman just might - might - be able to save his job, thanks in large part to Saturday's win over Penn State.The Illini improved to 5-6, and a win at Northwestern next week would make them bowl eligible. If they can pull that off, it could take some ...

Lions’ low point ‘tough to swallow’

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - We've now reached the low point of the sanctions era.Since the NCAA punishments took hold in July of 2012, the Nittany Lions have suffered whippings (Ohio State last year), inexplicable performances (Indiana last year) and stunners at home (Maryland this year), but Penn ...

All three PSU phases falter in loss to Illini

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The offense was bad. The special teams were worse. And the defense finally broke in the clutch.Penn State suffered major breakdowns in all phases of the game Saturday, and while the final score showed Illinois had more points, 16-14, the Fighting Illini didn't really win the ...

Penn State women suffer another setback

UNIVERSITY PARK - Three players scored in double figures for the Penn State Lady Lions, but it wasn't enough as the team dropped a 75-70 contest to Seton Hall at the Bryce Jordan Center Saturday night.The game concluded the Preseason WNIT for Penn State, which dropped to 1-2. The Lady Lions ...