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Present, future QBs selected in three days

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Let’s talk quarterbacks. As in potential backup quarterbacks in the NFL, and maybe starters down the road. Eleven quarterbacks were chosen in the three rounds of the draft. The trio that went in the opening round — No. 1 overall Kyler Murray to Arizona, No. 6 Daniel ...

Sanders, McGovern first Nittany Lions off the board

From Mirror reports Miles Sanders played his high school ball in Pittsburgh at Woodland Hills, in college at Penn State and will remain in the Keystone State in the NFL with the Philadelphia Eagles. Sanders was the first Penn State player selected in this year’s NFL draft, as the running ...

Day 2 looking good for PSU

As many as three Penn State players could be selected on the second day of the NFL draft this evening, and several more could hear their names called this weekend. Which Nittany Lion player will be picked first? Will Trace McSorley get drafted at all? And will Kevin Givens’ gamble entering ...

Maybin, Johnson cited by witness

A trial focusing on corruption in college basketball included a component that put Penn State football into a negative light Tuesday. Former Pittsburgh financial planner Marty Blazer testified that a PSU assistant coach helped set up an arrangement in 2009 that would have Blazer give the ...

PSU football recruit: Nicholas Dawkins

Nicholas Dawkins Position: Guard Recruiting class (size): 2020 (9 players) Hometown/School: Allentown/Parkland Height/weight: 6-4/300 Stars: 3 (247Sports); 3 (Rivals) Other top offers: Pitt, Boston College, Indiana, Louisville, Tennessee, Rutgers, Northwestern, West Virginia, North ...

Wade in line for breakout season?

By Eric Olson The Associated Press A look at football players in the Big Ten this spring who are poised to have standout seasons this fall: EAST DIVISION Penn State S Lamont Wade, junior. The Nittany Lions need to find a replacement for Nick Scott, and Wade is among the top ...

Seven Big Ten teams extend QB competition

By Eric Olson The Associated Press The week started with nine of the 14 Big Ten teams coming out of spring practices planning to continue quarterback auditions in August. The number was down to seven by Friday. First-year coach Ryan Day of defending conference champion Ohio State insisted ...

Reports: PSU QB Stevens plans to transfer

Tommy Stevens will transfer from Penn State, according to comments from his father Thursday, leaving Sean Clifford as the Nittany Lions’ projected starting quarterback for this season and perhaps as many as three years. One day after news broke that Stevens had entered the transfer portal, ...

Stevens enters transfer portal

Penn State’s quarterback situation, and the team’s prospects as a whole this fall, took a bizarre turn Wednesday when it was revealed that projected starter Tommy Stevens has submitted his name to the NCAA transfer portal. There are many elements in play with this development, and little ...

PSU fans get updates on parking

From Mirror reports UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State athletic department has announced an update to 2019 football traffic and parking as well as plans to make improvements to several grass parking lots near Beaver Stadium. Penn State announced traffic and parking changes last November, ...

Blue-White notebook

Chisena gets special moment UNIVERSITY PARK — College teams across the country have taken to trying to one up each other when it comes to finding cool ways to put walk-ons on scholarship, and Penn State came up with a dandy during Saturday’s Blue-White Game. Late in the third quarter, ...

Big plans from Parsons: LB sees playoffs on horizon

Micah Parsons didn’t start a single game last season and still led Penn State in tackles, quite a remarkable feat at the school known as Linebacker U. Predicting success was easy for Parsons, the No. 1 linebacker recruit in the nation coming out of high school in Harrisburg. But even though ...

Giger: Kieger looks like great hire for Penn State

Penn State made what looks like a terrific hire in selecting Carolyn Kieger as the new women’s basketball coach. Kieger’s background is exactly what the Lady Lions should have been looking for. She was a very good college player herself at Marquette, put in several years as an assistant ...

Stevens not worried about durability

Tommy Stevens seems keenly aware of the questions or concerns some fans may have about him, and Penn State’s projected starting quarterback tried to rebut a couple of the narratives Wednesday. Speaking to reporters after practice, Stevens addressed issues about him being able to stay ...

PSU ready to hire Marquette head coach

From Mirror reports UNIVERSITY PARK — The new Penn State women’s basketball coach is coming to town from the Big East Conference. On Wednesday, Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour selected Carolyn Kieger as the sixth head coach of the women’s basketball program. Keiger, a 2019 ...

Nickal awarded Hodge Trophy

UNIVERSITY PARK —Penn State Nittany Lion wrestler Bo Nickal won the WIN Magazine/Culture House Dan Hodge Trophy, presented annually to the top collegiate wrestler, on Monday. The Hodge Trophy has been awarded since 1995. The three-time NCAA champion finished first in the voting, just ahead ...

Nittany Lions close in on another title

PITTSBURGH — Only a meltdown of epic proportions will prevent the Penn State wrestling team from leaving PPG Paints Arena tonight with its fourth straight NCAA championship and its eighth in the last nine years. The Nittany Lions ended the second day of competition Friday at the 2019 NCAA ...

Lions already in lead after first day of action

PITTSBURGH — Penn State led the team race at the end of the first day of competition Thursday at the 2019 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships at PPG Paints Arena, but the Nittany Lions suffered a few chinks in their armor. The Nittany Lions held a 7.5-point lead over second-place Ohio ...

Penn State seeking eighth NCAA title in 9 years

By Luke Meredith The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Penn State is poised to send out another senior class as four-time national champions and cement its status as the college powerhouse of the past decade. The Nittany Lions (14-0) are the prohibitive favorites to claim the team title at ...

Givens content with his decision

UNIVERSITY PARK — Kevin Givens knows his early departure from Penn State surprised many, including his coaches, but he maintains “it was the right time” and is content to follow his heart. Since announcing for the NFL on Jan. 2, one day after the Citrus Bowl, the Altoona Area High ...