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Lions need to build momentum against Owls

September 17, 2016 “Must-win” is thrown around a lot in sports, but Penn State faces a must-win game toda. more »»

Paterno anniversary includes Irwin

September 16, 2016 Altoona’s Mike Irwin will serve as an honorary captain during Penn State’s game with Temple on Saturday that will feature a commemoration of the 50-year anniversary of Joe Paterno’s first game as th... more »»

History shows success starts at defensive end

September 15, 2016 There’s no debate that the current trend in college football leans toward offense. That doesn’t mean it’s more important. Penn State is a prime example. more »»

Offense, not defense, wins championships now

September 15, 2016 In the past 12 college football championship games — either the BCS or College Football Playoff — the winning team scored at least 30 points in nine of those contests. more »»

O-line trying to be consistent

September 14, 2016 Penn State’s offensive line struggled mightily in 2014, and there were all sorts of guarantees from the players and coaches that things were going to be much better last season. more »»

Coach speak with James Franklin

September 14, 2016 UNIVERSITY PARK — A capsule look at James Franklin’s weekly news conference. more »»

Plenty of good and bad news for Penn State

September 12, 2016 The psyche of the sports fan is a fascinating thing as one walks the tightrope of emotions during a game. more »»

Penn State report card

September 12, 2016 Following is Neil Rudel’s report card from Penn State’s 42-39 loss to Pitt on Saturday at Heinz Field: POSITION GRADE COMMENT Quarterback B Would be higher, but McSorley’s late... more »»

Lewis interception spoils Lions’ big comeback hopes

September 11, 2016 PITTSBURGH — Following a spectacular game that more than lived up to all the hype, standout Pitt running back James Conner did a little bragging. “This is our state now,” he said. more »»

PSU-Pitt highlights, lowlights

September 11, 2016 PITTSBURGH — Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State’s 42-39 loss to Pitt on Saturday at Heinz Field: Play of the game: Pitt cornerback Ryan Lewis intercepted Trace McSorley in th... more »»

Penn State-Pittsburgh notebook

September 11, 2016 Narduzzi: Franklin making excuse PITTSBURGH — Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi seemed to take a jab at James Franklin after the PSU coach made comments concerning Panthers defensive players using a clapping... more »»

PSU-Pitt scoring summary

September 11, 2016 FIRST QUARTER Pitt 7, Penn State 0: The Panthers started their first possession at their own 1-yard line after a great punt by PSU’s Blake Gillikin. more »»

Pitt has advantage along offensive, defensive lines

September 10, 2016 Five things to look for as Penn State and Pitt resume what at one time was one of the best rivalries in college football, following a 16-year hiatus. No. more »»

Godwin, WRs eager to hit their stride

September 10, 2016 OK, with the resumption of the Penn State-Pitt series after a 16-year hiatus fully hyped, we can finally shift from the history and nostalgia to the field. more »»

Heinz Field will have a PSU presence

September 9, 2016 Saturday’s Pitt-Penn State game is expected to draw more than 70,000 people to Heinz Field, and one thing to watch for is what percentage of the crowd will be Nittany Lion fans. more »»

Narduzzi needs to cash in on his big chance

September 8, 2016 If Pat Narduzzi and Pitt can’t beat Penn State this season, they might not be able to do so during this four-year renewal of the storied rivalry. The Panthers have all the advantages here. more »»

Gould knows cuts are part of business

September 8, 2016 By Nick Seitzer For the Mirror When he first signed with the Chicago Bears in October of 2005, a 23-year-old Robbie Gould landed in the Windy City with just one simple goal: Finding a spot on the... more »»

For players, it’s another game

September 7, 2016 UNIVERSITY PARK — Most of Penn State’s players were only 3 or 4 years old the last time the Nittany Lions played Pitt in 2000, yet here they are this week getting asked questions concerning a huge... more »»

Coach speak with James Franklin

September 7, 2016 UNIVERSITY PARK — A capsule look at James Franklin’s weekly news conference: Opponent: Pitt (1-0) Kickoff: Saturday noon, Heinz Field TV: ESPN About the Panthers: Beat Villanova in opener, 28-. more »»

It will be hush-hush for Pitt

September 6, 2016 By Will?Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Pat Narduzzi understands the renewal of Pitt’s rivalry with Penn State after a 15-year hiatus is sure to generate plenty of chatter. more »»

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