Penn State news

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Local rugby stars represent PA

Three players from Blair United/Hollidaysburg Rugby traveled to Rahway N.J. to play in the Northeast Regional Cup Tournament. Ian DiPangrazio, Gus Dellinger and Sam Haines represented Pennsylvania in games against New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and Washington DC teams. On the varsity ...

Soccer pioneer Bahr dies

When Walter Bahr walked off the field in Brazil after the famous United States victory over England at the 1950 World Cup, he didn’t expect to become a soccer celebrity. Known for many years as the father of two NFL placekickers and also coached soccer at Penn State University, Bahr ...

MLB teams sign Penn State draftees

UNIVERSITY PARK — A pair of Penn State baseball pitchers have joined the professional ranks, as Justin Hagenman signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers and Taylor Lehman signed with the Philadelphia Phillies. Hagenman will forego his senior season with the Nittany Lions to join the Dodgers ...

PSU men will open season at home

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State men’s basketball team will open its 2018-19 season with two home games in the Bryce Jordan Center as part of the 11th annual Cancun Challenge. The Nittany Lions will play host to North Florida Friday, Nov. 9, and Jacksonville State, Monday, Nov. ...

Franklin proud of PSU’s rapid resurgence

Halftime, Minnesota game, 2016. Golden Gophers 13, Penn State 3. James Franklin still vividly recalls what he heard from fans at Beaver Stadium. “The stadium is chanting, ‘Fire Franklin, fire Franklin,’” the coach said Thursday during a visit to Altoona. Hard to believe, but that ...

PSU loses DT Bolds

Redshirt freshman defensive tackle Corey Bolds has left the Penn State football team and plans to transfer, he announced Sunday. Bolds, a 6-foot-3, 289-pounder, was a three-star recruit from Paramus Catholic High School in Paterson, N.J. He sat out last season as a true freshman. Bolds ...

Sports at a glance

Four PSU 2018 game times set UNIVERSITY PARK — Four more game times for the 2018 Penn State Football season were announced Thursday. Penn State’s season opener against Appalachian State will kick at 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 1 on BTN, the Kent State game Sept. 15 will be at noon on FS1 and ...

Nittany Lions land prized running back recruit

About a month ago, it looked like Ohio State was in the driver’s seat in the recruitment of blue-chip Virginia running back Devyn Ford. However, when Ford crossed the finish line on Friday afternoon, he was riding with James Franklin, and it was Penn State taking the checkered flag. Ford, ...