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Game Coverage

Wheeler keys PSU in opener

UNIVERSITY PARK — Jamari Wheeler scored a career-high 18 points and Penn State used a 17-3 run early in the second half on Saturday to break away for an 86-65 win over VMI in Jim Ferry’s first game as the Nittany Lions coach. Ferry, a veteran coach who was an assistant the past four ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Franklin, Lions block out ‘noise’

UNIVERSITY PARK — On Sept. 16 James Franklin tweeted out his excitement for the return of Big Ten season, and like most of Franklin’s tweets, the caption above read #WeAre. Below, in the 81 comments, there was support, praise and encouragement with messages that read “’Trusting the ...

PSU coaches should not treat QBs with kid gloves

There’s no I in team. There’s also no QB in team. No one is above the entire team. No one. If one player is messing up so badly that he’s a huge reason why a team is losing games, then that player has to be benched. Even if it’s the quarterback. OK, so most everyone agrees ...

For Nits, red zone becomes Red Sea

When the book is someday written on “Inventing New Ways to Lose,” presuming he look back and laugh about it, say 20-plus years from now, James Franklin could provide a chapter on Penn State’s 2020 visit to Nebraska. When, for the second straight week, the Nittany Lion offense gave up a ...

Lions’ rally falls short at Nebraska, sinks them to 0-4

The Nittany Lions are 0-4 for the first time since 2001. Penn State could not totally overcome two first-half turnovers by quarterback Sean Clifford and after falling behind by three touchdowns, the Lions saw their late rally fall just short in a 30-23 loss at Nebraska’s Memorial ...

Offense most responsible for Nittany Lions’ 0-3 start

This is truly a coin flip, which is almost what we did. Cory had first pick this week and picked the defense. I’m sure we both can take either side of the ball since each has been mightily disappointing. But as unprepared as the pass defense has been, I’m comfortable saying the offense ...

Defensive showing the reason for 2 of 3 Penn State losses

Penn State’s defense played great for the first 58 minutes this season. It’s been flat out awful ever since. There’s no question the Nittany Lions’ offense has had major problems, and Neil points them out. But the offense did enough to beat Indiana. The defense collapsed at the ...

Franklin not passing the blame

Following are the highlights of James Franklin’s Tuesday press conference: Saturday’s game: at Nebraska, Noon (FS1) MAIN STORYLINE A clearly frustrated James Franklin refused to point the blame in any one area but consistently expressed that the Nittany Lions need to play better as a ...

Rudel’s PSU Highs and Lows

UNIVERSITY PARK — Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State’s 35-19 loss to Maryland on Saturday at Beaver Stadium: Play of the game: On Penn State’s first series of the second half, down 28-7, Sean Clifford was sacked for an 11-yard loss by Nick Cross. Clifford’s ...

Maryland savors its ‘big win’

By Gianna Galli For the Mirror UNIVERSITY PARK -- An 0-2 Penn State team came in as a heavy favorite against Maryland on Saturday, but the Terrapins were the only team holding any weight in Beaver Stadium. Sophomore quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa led Maryland to an 45-44 overtime ...

Big Ten teams must learn to win with few fans in the stands

By Larry Lage The Associated Press ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Michigan’s football players charged out of the Big House tunnel and leaped to touch a banner at midfield, following a tradition that has made 100,000-plus fans roar for decades. With a Michigan Stadium record-low crowd of 615 ...

Franklin seeks more RB production

Following are the highlights of James Franklin’s Tuesday press conference: Saturday’s game: vs. Maryland, 3:30 p.m. (Big Ten Network) Main storyline Through the opening two weeks of the season, Penn State still has a lot of questions regarding its running back position and its lack of ...

Lion Online — Penn State versus Ohio State

THE OUTCOME Ohio State 38, Penn State 25. No Halloween treats for the Nittany Lions. The Buckeyes bolted to first-half leads of 14-0 and 21-3, and the one time Penn State scored to close within one score, third-ranked Ohio State answered and maintained a two-score comfort zone. OSU ...

Ohio State too much for Nittany Lions

UNIVERSITY PARK -- It didn’t take No. 3 Ohio State long to establish itself as the better team Saturday night at Beaver Stadium. Buckeye receiver Garrett Wilson took a jet sweep on the game’s first play and burst 62 yards almost untouched to the Penn State 13, setting a tone from which the ...

Nittany Lions must keep offense on field, Fields off it

Coming up Saturday: Ohio State (1-0) at Penn State (0-1) Time: 7 p.m. TV: ABC Latest line: Nittany Lions are 11.5 underdogs. If there’s one thing that last week’s loss at Indiana accomplished, it quickly took the shine off tonight’s matchup with Ohio State and the pressure that ...