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Neil Rudel’s Commentary

Freshmen blooming quickly

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State’s future appears to be in good hands. Its present may be, too. The Nittany Lions cruised in their home opener Saturday, blowing out Ohio University, 46-10, before 107,306 at Beaver Stadium. The stars were a pair of freshmen — tailback Nick Singleton and ...

Highs & Lows

By Neil Rudel nrudel@altoonamirror.com UNIVERSITY PARK ­— Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State’s 46-10 victory over Ohio University on Saturday at Beaver Stadium: Play of the game: Drew Allar stepped out of a sack in the fourth quarter and found Khalil Dinkins ...

Rocco family continues to be part of PSU legacy

Ohio at PSU Saturday: Noon Records: Both teams are 1-0 TV: ABC Radio: TOONA 1430-AM; 99.7-FM The latest line: PSU by 24.5 By Neil Rudel nrudel@altoonamirror.com UNIVERSITY PARK — The 2022 Penn State football season is a homecoming for the Rocco family. Danny Rocco is in his first ...

Purdue coach airs out strategy, apologizes

By Neil Rudel nrudel@altoonamirror.com WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. --- Shaking out the cobwebs from a late night at Purdue: n There was highly questionable coaching strategy in the fourth quarter of Penn State’s 35-31 victory over the Boilermakers, and it didn’t involve James Franklin. In ...

PSU QB, defense clutch in the end

By Neil Rudel nrudel@altoonamirror.com WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — James Franklin called it a “character win,” and it’s tough to argue. On a season-opening night against a dangerous opponent with a great passing game, Penn State lost its momentum, then found a way when it mattered ...