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PSU football: McGloin’s amazing story shows ultimate underdog

Christian Hackenberg was a five-star recruit. So was Anthony Morelli. Penn State’s recent four-star quarterback recruits include Rob Bolden, Pat Devlin, Paul Jones and Kevin Newsome. I can hear your collective groans. Not a single one of those guys ever went on to start a game at ...

PSU’s Franklin excited about incoming receivers

Incoming class Nate Bruce OL Harrisburg, Pa. Jamari Budding LB Ypisilanti, Mich. Liam Clifford WR Maineville, OH Jeff Davis Jr. DB Bristol, Conn. Khalil Dinkins TE Wexford, Pa Kalen King DB Detroit, Mich. Kobe King LB Detroit, Mich. Rodney McGraw DL Chicago, Ill. Jaylen ...

Penn State recruiting challenged by pandemic

The following are the highlights of Penn State coach James Franklin’s Tuesday press conference: Saturday’s game: vs. Illinois, 5:30 p.m., Fox Sports 1 MAIN STORYLINE With Penn State set to reveal its 2021 recruiting class with the early-signing period beginning today, Franklin spoke ...

More Big Ten games grounded by COVID

By Michael Marot The Associated Press Two of the seven Big Ten Champions Week games were canceled Tuesday because of COVID-19 outbreaks as an uncertain postseason looms for college football. The annual rivalry game between Indiana and Purdue set for Friday was canceled for the second time ...

Michigan squeaks past Nittany Lions

ANN ARBOR, Mich. —Hunter Dickinson scored 20 points, including the tying and winning scores, as Michigan scrapped past Penn State, 62-58, in a low-scoring grinder of a Big Ten Conference opener on Sunday. It was a breakout game for Michigan’s freshman starting center, who pulled down ...

Finish line for PSU football season, mercifully, should be near

Kickoff Saturday: Michigan State (2-4) at Penn State (2-5), Noon TV: ABC Latest line: Penn State is favored by 14.5 points With all the uncertainty that has surrounded this year, college football’s goal was really pretty simple: Just get the season in. And for the Nittany Lions, by ...

Stakes low for Big Ten teams with 2 wins

By Eric Olson The Associated Press Minnesota has had its last two games canceled because of COVID-19 issues, more than 20 players will be unavailable for this week’s game and the Gophers’ best player has opted out. It begs the question: How motivated are the Gophers to play Nebraska ...

Following the Big Ten money made cents

By Paul Newberry The Associated Press For once in college athletics, chasing the pot of gold matched up seamlessly with doing the right thing. No. 3 Ohio State will take the field in the Big Ten championship game despite playing just five games, thanks to the conference bigwigs making an ...

Iowa-Wisconsin should be tops

By Eric Olson The Associated Press Things to watch during the eighth week of play in the Big Ten Conference: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 25 Wisconsin at No. 19 Iowa The reflex is to make Michigan-Ohio State the game of the week when it comes around each year, if only for the rivalry’s rich vein ...

Lions put a hurt on No.15 Virginia Tech

The Associated Press BLACKSBURG, Va. — Izaiah Brockington scored a career-high 24 points to lead Penn State to a 75-55 victory over No. 15 Virginia Tech on Tuesday night. Brockington hit 10 of 14 the floor, including two 3-pointers for the Nittany Lions (3-1), who used a 17-0 run early in ...

Penn State camp feeling emotional void

Following are the highlights of James Franklin’s Tuesday press conference: Saturday’s game: vs. Michigan State, 3:30 p.m. (ESPN) MAIN STORYLINE Franklin spoke at length about the sacrifices the program has made in order to play a football season during a global pandemic. An ...

Big Ten awaits fate after game canceled

The Associated Press ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Citing a rising number of COVID-19 cases in its program, Michigan canceled its annual showdown with Ohio State on Tuesday as college football lurches toward the end of the season without one of its cornerstone rivalry games. The season-ending grudge ...

New identity imposing Nittany Lions’ will

Football teams often talk about an identity. Through their 0-5 start, the Nittany Lions didn’t have one, other than a losing identity. They certainly didn’t have a defensive identity as they were lit up for 30 points weekly. Nor could they throw the ball effectively, even though they ...

Big lead vanishes for PSU

UNIVERSITY PARK — Sandro Mamukelashvili scored a career-hight 30 points, Myles Cale scored 16 and Seton Hall beat Penn State, 98-92, in overtime on Sunday. The Pirates (2-3) led for just two-and-half minutes. Shavar Reynolds’ 3-pointer with 45 seconds left in the extra session gave Seton ...

Penn State’s Ciarrocca hasn’t lost confidence

Lion time Today: Penn State at Rutgers, noon Records: Penn State (1-5); Rutgers (2-4) TV: Fox Sports 1 Latest line: PSU favored by 11.5 When things aren’t going well — despite Penn State’s one-game winning streak – coaches who have enjoyed past success typically refer to their ...

Big 10 wacky season continues

By David Ginsburg The Associated Press The Big Ten’s delayed, shortened season has proved to be an unpredictable, day-to-day adventure. From the first day of practice in October, when the players and coaches donned masks to plod carefully through a pandemic, there was no guarantee ...

Lady Lions win at the buzzer

UNIVERSITY PARK — Makenna Marisa hit a shot at the buzzer Thursday night to lead the Penn State women’s basketball team to a 70-69 win over Rhode Island at the Jordan Center. Penn State improved to 3-0 with the win. Marisa finished with 17 points, including a 7-for-8 showing from the ...

Dread wins it for Penn State

UNIVERSITY PARK — It looked like so many other Penn State basketball games over the years, with the Nittany Lions playing well, only to squander things in the closing minutes. Myles Dread then saved the day. “Myles has a lot of experience,” PSU interim coach Jim Ferry said. “He’s ...

Red Flash women can’t stop Jekot

From Mirror reports UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State women’s basketball team shot 57 percent from the field to earn an 87-54 victory over Saint Francis Monday night at the Bryce Jordan Center. Penn State, which improved to 2-0, shot its highest percentage in over four years as eleven ...

Victory breathes life back into Nittany Lions

There’s a fine line between winning and losing, but there’s a wide gap on how outcomes affect certain teams. Especially teams with big dreams. Penn State’s 27-17 victory Saturday at Michigan in an empty Big House sent a much-needed infusion of positivity through the Nittany Lions, who ...