Penn State news

Reid and react

UNIVERSITY PARK — John Reid is injured and 2,700 miles away from the rest of Penn State’s players, but he’s still doing everything he can to be a great teammate. Reid has been a big part of the Nittany Lion program the past two years, and he would have been a very valuable component ...

Blair County Lions Club

UNIVERSITY PARK — Kevin Givens was asked a simple question about how he thought he played last season, and it became a funny moment when he turned the tables on the reporter. “Well, what did you think?” Givens asked his interviewer during Penn State’s media day Saturday. The Altoona ...

Barkley hopes to improve

UNIVERSITY PARK — Saquon Barkley can actually still improve his all-around game, which if you think about it, is a scary notion. No sooner than he sat down for his media day press conference Saturday afternoon did Barkley receive a question about the Heisman Trophy. “The Heisman award ...

Moorhead doesn’t miss deep shot at critics

UNIVERSITY PARK — Of all the great recruiting James Franklin has done since arriving here, a case can be made that no one has made a bigger one-year splash than Joe Moorhead. Never mind that he’s not a player but the Nittany Lions’ offensive coordinator. Moorhead took a dormant ...

Franklin preaching improvement for Lions

UNIVERSITY PARK — The old saying goes that “the difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra,” and that’s how Penn State coach James Franklin says this year’s team can improve on the 2016 Big Ten championship season. It comes down to the little things that ...

Media think Nittany Lions will go somewhere between 9-3 and 11-1

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State started off 2-2 last season, and the Nittany Lions went on a remarkable nine-game winning streak and won the Big Ten Conference championship before losing a wild 52-49 Rose Bowl game to USC. Now what? How will the Lions, who have most of their starters back from ...

Women’s hockey planned

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State women’s hockey team released its schedule for the 2017-18 season, as announced by first-year coach Jeff Kampersal. The Nittany Lions’ sixth season as a varsity program features 15 home games inside the Pegula Ice Arena. “September can’t come soon ...

Titans support Shaw’s ALS battle

By Teresa M. Walker The Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tim Shaw warns Tennessee coach Mike Mularkey not to overuse his story looking to inspire the Titans, seeing limits to the emotional tale of the former NFL linebacker and special teams ace fighting amytrophic lateral sclerosis, ...

Coaches put PSU at No. 6

Penn State is ranked No. 6 in the preseason coaches poll, the highest preseason ranking for the program since it was No. 3 in 1999. The Nittany Lions, coming off a Big Ten championship and 11-3 record, finished last season ranked 7th in the AP and coaches polls. This year, they trail only (1) ...

Top PSU women’s player injured

From Mirror, wire reports COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Penn State guard Teniya Page suffered a fracture/dislocation to her right ankle during an intrasquad game at the USA Basketball Under-23 camp on Thursday morning. She was taken to Memorial Hospital where she was treated. She has been ...

All eyes on Jets’ 3 QBs

By Dennis Waszak The Associated Press FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — One after the other, each of the New York Jets’ three quarterbacks took turns tossing passes to receivers on the first day of training camp. First, Josh McCown. Then Christian Hackenberg and Bryce Petty. All eyes were on the ...

Ferry joins Lions

UNIVERSITY PARK – Penn State men’s basketball head coach Patrick Chambers announced the appointment of veteran coach Jim Ferry as an assistant coach for the Nittany Lions this season. Most recently the head coach at Duquesne, Ferry will travel with the team for its foreign tour trip to ...

Penn State men’s Big Ten opponents announced

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State men’s basketball team will meet Iowa, Maryland, Nebraska, Northwestern and Ohio State for home and away games during the 2017-18 season, as announced by the Big Ten Conference on Monday. The Nittany Lions will play a single contest with each of the ...

Defense facing concerns

Penn State’s offense bailed out the defense a number of times last season, and once again this year, the Nittany Lions should be able to score a ton of points. “We have weapons from top to bottom at almost every single position,” receiver DaeSean Hamilton said. “For us to drop 40 ...

Julius off the team

Joey Julius, college football’s most recognized kicker-tackler last year, will not be a member of the Penn State football team this season. The news broke Monday during Big Ten media days in Chicago, and a PSU spokesperson confirmed it to the Mirror. “Joe will not be on the roster this ...

Nittany Lions lock up Sanderson

While details are still being worked out on a new contract for football coach James Franklin, Penn State has signed wrestling coach Cael Sanderson to a long-term deal. Athletic director Sandy Barbour revealed that news Tuesday at Big Ten media days in Chicago. Barbour did not discuss details ...

Meyer says Big Ten even with SEC

Meyer says Big 10 even with SEC CHICAGO — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer doesn’t just believe the Big Ten has closed the gap with the more heralded Southeastern Conference. He is convinced the race is a dead heat already. “I don’t think there’s a gap at all,” Meyer said Monday ...

Ferentz now the dean of subdivision coaches

CHICAGO — Kirk Ferentz enters his 19th season at Iowa as the longest tenured Bowl Subdivision coach in the country. But just because it’s so doesn’t mean he is dwelling much on his longevity. “I haven’t spent a lot of time thinking about it,” Ferentz said Monday at Big Ten ...

Barkley, McSorley on Walter Camp list

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State junior running back Saquon Barkley and junior quarterback Trace McSorley each earned a spot on the Walter Camp Player of the Year Award watch list recently. It was Barkley’s third watch list appearance (Maxwell Award and Walker Award), while it is the fifth ...

Embracing expectations

UNIVERSITY PARK — There was always hope at Penn State. Even during the seemingly darkest of times following the sanctions, players and fans alike had hope that the program once again could rise to prominence. There was hope going into last season. Hope that the Nittany Lions could have a ...