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Sigh of relief!: Lions play well down stretch in win over Hoosiers

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State came face to face Saturday with a couple of demons that have haunted the program for a few years. The Nittany Lions slayed those demons in impressive fashion to get back on the winning track. “We always talk about ending the game on our terms,” quarterback ...

Lions need to get better defensively

UNIVERSITY PARK – Penn State is 9-1, which means the valley is happy. Right? Well, almost. The Nittany Lions held off Indiana, 34-27, on a cool, sunny Saturday afternoon at Beaver Stadium, but for the second straight week, their defense raised another caution flag. It just may be the ...

PSU-Indiana notebook

Hoosiers have strong showing UNIVERSITY PARK — While most experts didn’t project Indiana (7-3, 4-3 Big Ten) to be bowl eligible so early in the season, the Hoosiers have been not only a surprise, but good competition for its conference opponents. The Hoosiers, despite losing star ...

La Salle at Penn State women

Tipoff: 2 p.m., Bryce Jordan Center Records: Penn State (2-1, 0-0 Big Ten); La Salle (2-1, 0-0 Atlantic 10) Coaches: Penn State coach Carolyn Kieger is 101-65 overall, having spent the previous five seasons at Marquette. La Salle is coached by Mountain MacGillivray, a Philadelphia native. ...

Golden Gophers unable to follow up big victory on the road

The Associated Press IOWA CITY, Iowa — Minnesota’s undefeated season came to an end in a place where the Gophers have struggled for a while. Nate Stanley threw two touchdown passes and Tyler Goodson ran for a score to help No. 23 Iowa beat No. 7 Minnesota 23-19 on Saturday, handing the ...

PSU 5 keys: Lions need to get pressure on Hoosier QB

Five things to look for as No. 9 Penn State looks to bounce back from last week’s loss in a game against an Indiana team that’s ranked in the top 25 (No. 24) for the first time in 25 years. No. 1: Pressure QB The Lions have one of the top defensive lines in the country, but it failed to ...

PSU not getting enough from overall WR group

Penn State has a wide receiver problem. Again. Last year it was a case of the drops, and this year it’s been an inability get anyone other than KJ Hamler heavily involved. The Nittany Lions have one dynamic playmaker at the wideout spot — Hamler — but they’ve gotten very little ...

Lions clobber Georgetown

WASHINGTON — After two blowout victories against lesser competition to start the season Penn State passed its first real test with flying colors. Myreon Jones scored a career-high 21 points as Penn State led by as many as 18 in an 81-66 victory over Georgetown on Thursday night in the Gavitt ...

Franklin still coping with Minnesota setback

My pick of 39-17 would say I’m confident of a bounce-back game, that the collective Penn State camp is furious with its abysmal performance at Minnesota, if not the worst under James Franklin then certainly on a short list. Some quick background into how and when I make my weekly Penn State ...

Frazier leads PSU to victory

UNIVERSITY PARK — Coming off a home loss to Rider, the Penn State women’s basketball team bounced back to record a 72-59 win over Fordham in collegiate action at the Bryce Jordan Center. The Lady Lions (2-1), who led by only four, 16-12, after one quarter, got a big game from Siyeh ...

Hoops du Jour

PSU men at Georgetown Tipoff: 6:30 p.m., Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C. Records: Penn State (2-0); Georgetown (2-0) Coaches: Pat Chambers is 129-140 in his eighth season at Penn State and 171-168 in 10 seasons overall. Patrick Ewing is 36-29 in his third season at Georgetown and ...

Penn State, Ohio State food drive competition set

Penn State and Ohio State will engage in a first-of-its-kind competition outside the football field with the two schools facing off to see which can raise the most support for campus food pantries. From midnight Sunday through 11:59 p.m. Nov. 23, the Tackle Hunger Penn State vs. Ohio State ...

Franklin venting about criticism

James Franklin wanted to get some things off his chest and delivered an interesting monologue at the end of his press conference Tuesday. But why Franklin chose to say what he said in the first place is probably even more interesting, albeit it unknown. Franklin answered questions for about ...

Alabama, PSU fall out of top 4

By Ralph D. Russo The Associated Press Alabama is fifth in the latest College Football Playoff rankings, behind LSU, Ohio State, Clemson and Georgia, which took over the fourth spot in the selection committee’s second top 25. LSU replaced Ohio State as No. 1 on Tuesday night after the ...

Franklin says Clifford’s passion needs channeled correctly

A capsule look at James Franklin’s weekly news conference. Opponent: Indiana (7-2, 4-2 Big Ten) Kickoff: Saturday, noon, Beaver Stadium TV: ABC About the Hoosiers: They’ve won four in a row and already earned bowl eligibility, a rare occurrence for the program. … They’re No. 24 ...

Hoosiers want to stay in Top 25

By Michael Marot The Associated Press Coach Tom Allen walked into Indiana’s team meeting Monday and congratulated his players for ending one streak. He quickly urged them to start a new one. One day after No. 24 Indiana cracked the Top 25 for the first time in more than a ...

College Corner

PSU women’s soccer home Friday UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State women’s soccer program will host the first round of the NCAA Tournament this Friday against Stony Brook at 6 p.m. Penn State earned the No. 4 national seed in its portion of the bracket. The Nittany Lions are returning ...

Time for hard truths after PSU defeat

Seeing Penn State ranked in the top four of the College Football Playoff last week had to be pretty cool for all Nittany Lion fans. But be honest here: Didn’t it feel like a bit of a mirage? The Lions had the resume, relative to everyone else, to deserve their No. 4 ranking. No question ...

Nittany Lions drop to ninth in poll

By Ralph D. Russo The Associated Press LSU is an overwhelming No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll after beating Alabama in a 1-2 matchup, and Minnesota moved into the top 10 for the first time in 57 years. After two weeks of historically close voting at the top of poll, ...

Lady Lions are unable to erase early deficit

From Mirror reports UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State women’s basketball team trimmed a 19-point deficit down to four late in the fourth quarter, but Rider used strong free throw shooting down the stretch to hold on for a 78-70 win Sunday afternoon at the Bryce Jordan Center. “I want ...