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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Lions’ Godwin most likely to go tonight

By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com The way his stock has risen in recent months, Chris Godwin almost certainly will hear his name called in the NFL draft tonight during either the second or third round. It’s no secret to Penn State fans what Godwin can do as a receiver — namely ...

Stevens makes an impression

By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State has a potential Heisman Trophy candidate at quarterback, and yet he was not the most impressive quarterback during Saturday’s Blue-White Game. Granted, it was just a scrimmage, and he played mostly against reserves, but ...

Potential there for OL this season

By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com Center Connor McGovern made a bold prediction about the offensive line that should come as great news to Penn State fans. “We’re going to be one of the strong points this year on the team,” McGovern said. “We’re going to be a lot more ...

Campbell getting his chance

UNIVERSITY PARK — Cornerback John Reid’s knee injury opens up a big spot for Penn State, and senior Christian Campbell appears to have done everything he needs to do so far in order to take over the position. “Christian Campbell is another guy that we’re very, very pleased with,” ...

Franklin explains classroom incident

UNIVERSITY PARK — James Franklin doesn’t want to see his Penn State football players sitting in the back of class, so last week while he was a guest in a sociology lecture, he forced three players to move up to the front row. The funny scene was captured on video by someone in class and ...

Sophomore steals spotlight

By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com Typically each spring, one player emerges as the most talked-about guy on the Penn State football team, someone his coaches and teammates frequently mention and praise. Altoona’s Kevin Givens had that distinction a year ago. This spring, it’s ...

PSU’s Reid injured

Penn State junior cornerback John Reid has suffered a knee injury and could miss the entire season this fall, according to a report Thursday by Lions247.com. Losing Reid would be a big blow to the Nittany Lions on defense and special teams. He has been a major contributor on defense his ...

McSorley excited about future

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley has spent a lot of time this winter thinking about one pass from last season — his final toss. That late-game interception set up USC’s Rose Bowl-winning field goal and set McSorley on a path to improve his in-game ...

Constant drive to get better fuels PSU’s Sanderson

UNIVERSITY PARK — Except for a couple of NCAA wrestling team championship trophies sitting on a desk in the Penn State wrestling offices earlier this week, one would never have known that the Nittany Lions were fewer than two weeks removed from winning their sixth championship in seven ...

Players enjoy a trip

UNIVERSITY PARK — Running back Saquon Barkley and some Penn State teammates got a chance to work out with Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott, the reigning NFL Rookie of the Year, during a recent trip to Florida. “It was really cool,” Barkley said when telling the story following ...

Retherford joins Nittany Lion history with award

From Mirror reports UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State Nittany Lion wrestler Zain Retherford won the WIN Magazine/Culture House Dan Hodge Trophy on Tuesday, which is presented annually to the top collegiate wrestler in the nation by ASICS. The Hodge Trophy has been awarded since ...

Penn State one win from Frozen Four

From Mirror reports CINCINNATI, Ohio — The Penn State men's ice hockey team scored five goals in the third period to capture a 10-3 victory over the the Union Dutchmen in the Midwest Regional semifinals of the NCAA Tournament Saturday at U.S. Bank Arena. Penn State improved to 25-11-2. ...

Lions’ Banks not returning

UNIVERSITY PARK — Payton Banks, a redshirt junior on the Penn State men’s basketball team, will graduate from Penn State this spring and not return to the program, coach Patrick Chambers announced. “We wish Payton the best moving forward and thank him for his four years at Penn ...

PSU set to focus on future

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State’s 2016 season was remarkable by any measure, but coach James Franklin has a clear message about the team’s focus as spring practice begins today. “We understand that 2016 was nice and it was a great experience, but 2017 is a completely different animal,” ...