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Time for Lions to start looking ahead

Since Penn State has never been 0-5, there’s no reference point in how the Nittany Lions handled that adversity. The closest stretch of futility was the early 2000s when the Lions managed four losing seasons in five years. Joe Paterno wanted a chance to bring the program back and kept ...

PSU season snapshot: 2019

A daily series featuring each Penn State football season from 1947-2019: Year: 2019 Coach: James Franklin Final record: 11-2 Final ranking: AP No. 9, Coaches No. 9 Regular-season wins: Idaho, Buffalo, Pitt, Maryland, Purdue, Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, Indiana, ...

Thanksgiving weekend different this season

By Ralph D. Russo The Associated Press The Thanksgiving weekend football feast will be missing a few of the dishes that have become mainstays. Schedules altered and seasons delayed by the pandemic have taken off the table a bunch of rivalry games that have become a staple of the last ...

Buckeyes’ game vs. Illinois canceled

The Associated Press No. 3 Ohio State’s game at Illinois on Saturday was canceled because the Buckeyes have had a spike of COVID-19 cases this week, leaving the the Big Ten’s best team precariously close to being ineligible to play for the conference title. The cancelation Friday night ...

Nittany Lions could see McNamara at QB for Michigan

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Michigan desperately needed a player to produce and provide an emotional lift. Cade McNamara delivered, replacing Joe Milton in the second quarter of last week’s 48-42 triple-overtime win at Rutgers. Wolverines coach Jim Harbaugh seemed to say McNamara did enough to ...

PSU season snapshot: 2018

A daily series featuring each Penn State football season from 1947-2019: Year: 2018 Coach: James Franklin Final record: 9-4 Final ranking: AP No. 17, Coaches No. 17 Regular-season wins: Appalachian State, Pitt, Kent State, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Wisconsin, Rutgers, ...

Freshman sparks Lady Lions’ victory

From Mirror reports UNIVERSITY PARK -- The Penn State women’s basketball team used a balanced offensive attack to secure an 84-45 season-opening victory over Coppin State Wednesday night inside the Jordan Center. Seven Lady Lions finished with eight or more points as freshman Tova Sabel ...

Big Ten’s biggest foe has been the virus

The Associated Press PISCATAWAY, N.J. — The coronavirus pandemic was considered by many coaches to be the biggest opponent for Big Ten Conference teams coming into this virus-delayed football season, and it certainly has been. With the annual bragging rights game between Minnesota and No. ...

Crist was known for his versatility

Two-sport standout died in October By Terry Nau For the Mirror The death of former Penn State basketball captain Chuck Crist on Oct. 28 passed without much notice on the national sports scene. Crist succumbed to aplastic anemia, a rare disorder in which the bone marrow fails to produce ...

PSU season snapshot: 2017

A daily series featuring each Penn State football season from 1947-2019: Year: 2017 Coach: James Franklin Final record: 11-2 Final ranking: AP No. 8, Coaches No. 8 Regular-season wins: Akron, Pitt, Georgia State, Iowa, Indiana, Northwestern, Michigan, Rutgers, Nebraska, ...

Coach speak with James Franklin: Franklin still seeing effort

The following are the highlights of James Franklin’s Tuesday press conference: Main storyline The Nittany Lions are treading uncharted waters at 0-5 for the first time in program history. Penn State is the first team to begin a year with five straight losses after being ranked in the Top ...

PSU season snapshot: 2016

A daily series featuring each Penn State football season from 1947-2019: Year: 2016 Coach: James Franklin Final record: 11-3 Final ranking: AP No. 7, Coaches No. 7 Regular-season wins: Kent State, Temple, Minnesota, Maryland, Ohio State, Purdue, Iowa, Indiana, Rutgers, Michigan ...

College basketball not just about wins this year

By Eddie Pells The Associated Press As more than 300 teams prepare to start a season that will look nothing like any before it, the conversation isn’t so much about who will be cutting down the nets at the end of March Madness as much as it whether anyone will cut down the nets at ...

PSU snapshot: 2015

A daily series featuring each Penn State football season from 1947-2019: Year: 2015 Coach: James Franklin Final record: 7-6 Final ranking: Not ranked Regular-season wins: Buffalo, Rutgers, San Diego State, Army, Indiana, Maryland, Illinois Regular-season losses: Temple, Ohio State, ...

Lady Lions tip off season Wednesday

From Mirror reports UNIVERSITY PARK — The Big Ten Conference unveiled the 2020-21 women’s basketball schedule Monday afternoon, which features 20 regular-season conference contests. Penn State tips off the new season Wednesday with a 6 p.m. non-conference contest against Coppin State at ...

O-line at head of Nits’ problems

UNIVERSITY PARK — If you can’t make a yard, you don’t deserve to win. That old football axiom was on full display Saturday as Penn State’s 41-21 loss to Iowa was unfolding. With the Nittany Lions down 10-7 in the second quarter, they faced third-and-1 at their 49. Did they go ...

PSU season snapshot: 2014

A daily series featuring each Penn State football season from 1947-2019: Year: 2014 Coach: James Franklin Final record: 7-6 Final ranking: Not ranked Regular-season wins: UCF, Akron, Rutgers, Massachusetts, Indiana, Temple Regular-season losses: Northwestern, Michigan, Ohio State, ...

Rudel’s Highs and Lows

UNIVERSITY PARK — Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State’s 41-21 loss to Iowa on Saturday at Beaver Stadium: Play of the game: On third-and-1 from the PSU 49 midway through the second quarter, Will Levis made an errant pitch to Keyvone Lee, who couldn’t hold it. Iowa ...

Freiermuth out for year

The injuries keep piling up for Penn State. Tight end Pat Freiermuth did not dress Saturday, and it was confirmed after the game that he’s scheduled for surgery next week and will be lost for the season. James Franklin said after the game Freiermuth was injured against Ohio State and ...

Lions lose to Iowa, sink to 0-5 for first time; Freiermuth out for year

UNIVERSITY PARK -- For the first time in their history, the Nittany Lions are 0-5. Penn State was drubbed by Iowa, 41-21, Saturday at Beaver Stadium, and it’s suddenly looking like a real possibility that the Nittany Lions could actually go through the season without a win. For the ...