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Pinstripe Bowl notebook

NEW YORK - Christian Hackenberg started the season off with great numbers and finished with great numbers, the latter of which will help him forget about the many struggles he had in between.Hackenberg completed 34-of-50 passes for 371 yards and four touchdowns in Penn State's 31-30 overtime ...

Offense helps year end on right note

NEW YORK - Penn State picked the perfect way and the perfect place to get back in the postseason bowl business.At hallowed Yankee Stadium, the most famous venue in sports, the Nittany Lions rallied from four deficits to defeat Boston College, 31-30, in overtime, before a Pinstripe Bowl record ...

Lions pull out thrilling overtime bowl victory in Bronx

NEW YORK - Of all the people to make the catch - the TD grab that sent Penn State into the offseason with tons of positive vibes and optimism for the future - it's incredibly ironic that Kyle Carter was the guy.The tight end dropped seemingly everything all season.Not this time."There's no ...

Eagles kicking themselves after loss

NEW YORK — Boston College had problems in its kicking game all season, and a big one bit the Eagles at the worst possible time Saturday. BC scored a touchdown on its possession in overtime, but kicker Mike Knoll badly missed the PAT. The left-footed kicker shanked the ball way to the right, ...

Pinstripe Bowl scoring summary

FIRST QUARTERPenn State 7, Boston College 0: Christian Hackenberg hit Chris Godwin on a 72-yard bomb down the right sideline to give the Lions an early lead with 5:22 left in the quarter. PSU put together two solid drives to start the game but stalled, then faced third-and-12 from its own 28. ...

Lions hope to narrow gap with BC’s veteran line

NEW YORK - Boston College has a terrific running game, so naturally it has a very good offensive line, as well.Penn State has had no such luxury this season."One of the biggest differences between our two programs, they had five graduated seniors on the offensive line, we had one," PSU coach ...

Penn St. spikers favored

UNIVERSITY PARK - The 16-time defending EIVA champion Penn State men's volleyball team has been selected as the 2014 EIVA preseason favorite. The Nittany Lions were voted to capture this year's championship crown by the league's seven head coaches.Penn State received six of a possible seven ...

Hack holds the keys to success

NEW YORK - Five things to look for as Penn State plays its first bowl game in three years against a Boston College team that presents a unique challenge.No. 1: Healthy HackHe's been able to hit the reset button after taking a few weeks off, so maybe we'll finally get to see the guy we think is ...

Bowl gives Lions chance to start 2015

NEW?YORK - Is a bowl game the end of one season or the beginning of another?It depends on the season.Penn State's storied history includes a number of years - nine to be exact, including the 1948 Cotton Bowl - in which the Nittany Lions arrived at a bowl site intent on clinching a perfect ...

PSU beats Boston College in OT, 31-30

NEW YORK -- Penn State rallied from a two-touchdown deficit in the second half and beat Boston College in overtime, 31-30, Saturday in the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium.Boston College took a 24-21 lead on a field goal with 2:10 remaining. The Lions drove down the field for a tying field goal ...

Altoona’s Pry on the rise as PSU’s LB coach

Rarely has a Penn State assistant gone on to become a head coach somewhere else, but linebackers coach and Altoona native Brent Pry could have that opportunity in the not-too-distant future.Pry, finishing up his first season on the staff after coming along with head coach James Franklin from ...

Pinstripe Bowl bittersweet for Lynch

UNIVERSITY PARK - Playing in a bowl game is important to many parts of the Penn State community.The fans are rewarded for their commitment to the school; the seniors are rewarded for their commitment to being Nittany Lions; the coaching staff is rewarded for their commitment to the program.But ...

Rested Hackenberg ready for bowl game

Only Christian Hackenberg knows just how much he was beaten up after getting sacked a Big Ten-record 42 times, and only Hackenberg knows just how much he's been helped out by having three weeks to rest and prepare for Saturday's Pinstripe Bowl against Boston College."It was just good for me to ...

PSU WRs need work on getting separation, but claim they are getting open

Receivers always think they're open. That's their mindset, their way of life. It's their MO, and engrained in their DNA.Even if there's a defensive back draped on them in coverage, receivers possess an uncanny - and sometimes unrealistic - world view that they should have the ball thrown to ...

PSU men pick up win No. 12

UNIVERSITY PARK - Penn State gave itself an early holiday gift at the Jordan Center Monday afternoon, blasting Dartmouth, 69-49, to close the non-conference schedule at 12-1.Despite having the hottest start to a season since the 1995-96 team opened at 13-0, blowouts have been few for this group ...

Brown takes long road to PSU

It wasn't too long after Matt Brown arrived at Penn State in 2011 off of a two-year Mormon Mission to Africa that coach Cael Sanderson and his teammates learned what he was capable of doing on the mat.Actually, Sanderson, already had the inside scoop on him. Sanderson had coached him for a year ...

OT loss sends Lady Lions to 3-8

From Mirror reportsUNIVERSITY PARK - Regulation wasn't enough for the Penn State Lady Lions on Sunday against USF, as the Bulls claimed a 90-87 overtime victory at the Bryce Jordan Center.The second half and overtime featured 16 ties and 16 lead changes, with the final lead change coming on a ...

Hoops du Jour

Dartmouth at Penn State menTipoff: 4 p.m., Bryce Jordan CenterRecords: Penn State (11-1); Dartmouth (5-5)Coaches: Patrick Chambers is 49-60 in his fourth season at Penn State and 91-88 in six seasons overall. Paul Cormier is 123-183 in his 12th season at Dartmouth and 209-294 in 19 seasons ...

Seventh heaven

OKLAHOMA CITY - Micha Hancock's dream came true.The senior setter from nearby Edmond won a national title in front of family and friends in her final college match. She had 36 assists and five digs to help Penn State beat Brigham Young 25-21, 26-24, 25-14 Saturday for its second consecutive ...

Penn State men improve to 11-1

ALLENTOWN - D.J. Newbill scored 20 points, Brandon Taylor had 14 and 11 rebounds and Penn State won its ninth-straight game 73-68 over Drexel on Saturday at the PPL Center.Penn?State, at 11-1, will go for win No. 12 on Monday at home against Dartmouth."I thought we played 25-28 minutes of Penn ...