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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, ...

Lions add standout safety

Penn State might be about to go on a run of football commitments. It got started a little earlier than expected late Thursday night. JaQuon Brisker, the Lackawanna safety rated as one of the top junior college prospects in the country, announced he had committed to the Nittany Lions on ...

Lions, Pitt to play at night

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State’s football clash with in-state rival Pitt this fall will be played under the lights. The first game time of the 2018 Penn State football season finds the Nittany Lions visiting Pittsburgh at Heinz Field for an ABC Saturday Night Football game on Sept. 8. The ...

PSU lineman Martin decides to leave game

Penn State offensive lineman Robert Martin has decided to end his football career and is no longer a member of the team. The redshirt freshman posted this to Twitter on Monday night. “I want to thank the entire Penn State coaching staff for the opportunities they have given me, it is sad ...

Trio of Lions selected

UNIVERSITY PARK — Three Penn State men’s volleyball alums will have the opportunity to don the colors of the United States at the 2018 Federation Internationale de Volleyball Volleyball Nations League. The Penn State trio of Matt Anderson, Max Holt and Aaron Russell will all compete for a ...

Lions extend Chambers for four years

From Mirror reports UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State Board of Trustees compensation committee on Thursday approved a contract extension for men’s basketball coach Patrick Chambers through the 2021-22 season. Chambers led the Nittany Lions to 26 victories during the 2017-18 season, the ...

PSU DB getting his dream job

By Stephen Flinn For the Mirror PITTSBURGH — Penn State safety Marcus Allen sat anxiously with family on Saturday afternoon watching the NFL draft. When his name was called in the fifth round (No. 148 overall) by the Pittsburgh Steelers, he could not have been happier. Allen is a ...

Apke leads Day 3 PSU picks

Penn State finished with six players selected in the NFL draft, the most since 2010, and the first one to hear his name called Saturday was a surprise to many people. Safety Troy Apke was selected by the Washington Redskins in the fourth round, No. 109 overall. Apke had a sensational showing ...

Dolphins take PSU’s Gesicki in second round

Mike Gesicki said he ended up “exactly where I belong” after getting selected by the Miami Dolphins in the second round of the NFL draft Friday night. “It’s one of the most exciting moments of my life,” Gesicki told Miami reporters after being selected. Gesicki enjoyed arguably ...

It’s down to the when for Lions’ Barkley

By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com Saquon Barkley will hear his name called early in the first round of tonight’s NFL draft, with the only question being how early. The Penn State star running back has been universally praised for his on-field skills and off-field maturity, and at ...

Lyke wants Pitt-PSU extension

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh athletic director Heather Lyke doesn’t want the 100th football game between the Panthers and Penn State to be the last. Lyke said Wednesday that Pitt has sent the Nittany Lions a contract that would renew the series for four years starting in 2026, but has yet to ...

Blue-White notebook

McSorley leads Blue offense UNIVERSITY PARK — Trace McSorley and Penn State’s first-team offense did pretty much what it wanted on the game’s first two drives, leading the Blue to a pair of touchdowns in a 21-10 win over the White in Saturday’s Blue-White Game before 71,000 fans at ...

B-W Game brings Brooke Fisher memories for a lifetime

UNIVERSITY PARK -- Brooke Fisher stole the show during Saturday's Blue-White Game with a thrilling touchdown run before getting mobbed by Penn State players during a jubilant celebration in the end zone. "She had a blast," Fisher's mother, Margie, said. "I think it's probably one of the most ...

Chambers close to extension deal

From Mirror reports UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State men’s basketball coach Patrick Chambers and athletic director Sandy Barbour both met the media Thursday and said the coach is close to getting a contract extension. Chambers, who led PSU to the NIT championship this past season, has one ...

Penn State’s Lift for Life set for June 30

UNIVERSITY PARK — The annual Lift for Life, the signature event of the Penn State Uplifting Athletes chapter, is set for Saturday, June 30 at Holuba Hall starting at 11 a.m. The 16th annual Penn State Lift for Life will again feature the Nittany Lion offense taking on the defense in a ...

Brown could be a middle man

By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com Who will start at middle linebacker this season remains a big question for Penn State, and Cam Brown has been working at the position late in spring ball. Brown said the spot is still “up in the air,” so who gets time there will be something to ...

Poz: Would rather retire early than late

By Mark Long The Associated Press JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Sitting in the front row with his wife and two young daughters, Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Paul Posluszny got blind-sided like never before in his NFL career. A guy known for his meticulous preparation wasn’t ready for ...