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Hawkeyes represent major physical challenge for Nittany Lions

A capsule look at James Franklin’s weekly news conference. Opponent: Iowa (6-1, 3-1 Big Ten) Kickoff: Saturday, 3:30 p.m., Beaver Stadium TV: ESPN About the Hawkeyes: Their lone loss was at Wisconsin (28-17), and they’ve won three in a row. … They won at Indiana two weeks ago, ...

Penn State-Indiana notebook

Mistakes cost Hoosiers shot at upset BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Indiana did so many things well Saturday, moving the ball almost at will against Penn State’s defense and putting itself in position to score a whole bunch of points. But whether it was a bad holding penalty, or a bad fourth-down ...

PSU-Indiana highlights, lowlights

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State’s 33-28 victory over Indiana on Saturday at Memorial Stadium: Play of the game: On a Penn State punt with 12 minutes remaining, with the Nittany Lions up 26-21, Jonathan Sutherland forced a fumble by returner ...

PSU offense must rediscover swagger

Five things to look for as Penn State looks to break a two-game losing streak and regain some confidence at Indiana. No. 1: Score — early and often What in the world happened to the Nittany Lions’ high-powered offense? Over the past 2.5 years, we’ve become so accustomed to PSU ...

Giger: Rahne tries to keep things in perspective during struggles

A few weeks back, following a loss to Penn State, Pitt tight ends coach Tim Salem made news for saying he pretty much never leaves the office after losses and will sleep there for days on end. Which is nuts, to be honest with you. “When you lose a game, a little bit of you has died,” ...

PSU’s Watkins faces 4th legal issue

Penn State basketball player Mike Watkins has found himself in trouble with the law once again, this time facing a disorderly conduct charge from an altercation at a State College McDonald’s last month. Watkins skipped to the front of the line at the restaurant, according to a police ...

Backup Stevens has no regrets

At a glance Who: Penn State at Indiana When: Saturday, 3:30 p.m. TV: ESPN or ABC Records: Nittany Lions (4-2); Hoosiers (4-3) The latest line: Penn State by 14. By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com Tommy Stevens has been a non-factor for the Penn State offense this season, ...

Problems on offense include several factors, including wide receivers

A capsule look at James Franklin’s weekly news conference. Opponent: Indiana (4-3, 1-3) Kickoff: Saturday, 3:30 p.m., Memorial Stadium, Bloomington, Ind. TV: ABC About the Hoosiers: They’ve lost two in a row and three of four, with lone win in stretch being 24-17 at lowly Rutgers. ...

Chambers enters year with verteran leadership

From Mirror reports UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State men’s basketball coach Patrick Chambers and members of the Nittany Lion basketball team met with the media in the Bryce Jordan Center prior to practice on Tuesday. Chambers enters his eighth year at Penn State with a returning nucleus of ...

IU looks at PSU as rebound game

By Michael Marot The Associated Press Wes Martin and Jacob Robinson beat Indiana coach Tom Allen to the speech Monday. After contemplating a second straight loss for roughly 36 hours, the two seniors wanted to make this weekend’s challenge perfectly clear to their teammates. So Allen ...

Has Penn State football program already peaked under Franklin?

It’s time to face some hard truths about the Penn State football program following a second straight gut-wrenching loss in which the team gave away the game in the final minutes. First and foremost, I can’t help but wonder if what we’ve already seen is really as good as it’s going to ...

Nittany Lions drop all the way to No. 18

After four of the top eight teams lost, The Associated Press college football poll had a new look behind No. 1 Alabama, with Ohio State reaching No. 2, LSU jumping back to No. 5 and Michigan moving into the top 10 for the first time this season. The Crimson Tide received all but one of the 61 ...

Wolverines win big over Badgers

The Associated Press ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Shea Patterson accounted for 214 yards of offense and a touchdown, leading No. 12 Michigan to a 38-13 victory over No. 15 Wisconsin on Saturday night. The Wolverines (6-1, 4-0 Big Ten) beat a ranked conference team for the first time since topping ...

PSU 5 keys: McSorley in line for big passing day

Five things to look for as Penn State plays its homecoming game against a reeling Michigan State team that hasn’t lived up to lofty expectations. No. 1: Air it out You’ve no doubt heard this week that Michigan State leads the country in run defense, giving up only 33.8 yards per game. ...

Rudel: Pry searching for answers on ‘D’

UNIVERSITY PARK — Brent Pry has coached alongside James Franklin for the past eight seasons, three at Vanderbilt and five at Penn State. He’s known him even longer, having served on the East Stroudsburg staff, along with his father Jim, when Franklin was a quarterback in the Poconos in ...

Franklin embracing all criticism

James Franklin wants you to question him. To challenge him. To expect more from him and his Penn State football team. The coach doesn’t shy away from it. He embraces it. Because Franklin has the same goal in mind as every PSU fan, and that’s to be the very best. So, coming off a tough ...

Penn State coachspeak: Only way to move on is to stop looking back

A capsule look at James Franklin’s weekly news conference. Opponent: Michigan State (3-2, 1-1) Kickoff: Saturday, 3:30 p.m., Beaver Stadium TV: BTN About the Spartans: Fell out of top 25 following 29-19 loss at Northwestern last week; 26th in coaches poll and 27th in AP poll. … ...

Penn State moves up to No. 8

Notre Dame moved into the top five, Texas and UCF reached the top 10 and the Southeastern Conference placed a season-high eight teams in the latest Associated Press college football poll. After three teams in the top eight and eight ranked teams overall lost on Saturday, there was significant ...

Bye week hardly a respite for Franklin, Nittany Lions

By Caleb Wilfinger For the Mirror Nearly a week has passed since No. 11 Penn State suffered a deflating defeat at the hands of Ohio State In his postgame press conference, head coach James Franklin spoke about his desire to not just be a great program, but an elite program. In his own ...

Penn State axes helicopter use

Penn State said Tuesday that it has stopped using helicopters to make announcements outside the football stadium after a state police chopper flew so low over an unruly tailgating crowd that it sent tents and other items flying. A university police spokeswoman said it won’t resume having a ...