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Penn State adds to O-line pledges

Penn State filled two slots on its offensive line for its 2017 recruiting class just before its Blue-White Game last Saturday.The Nittany Lions garnered another verbal commitment at the position on Thursday night.Mike Miranda, a 6-foot-3, 292-pound guard from Stow High School in Ohio, became ...

Robinson’s return featured

UNIVERSITY PARK - Former Penn State quarterback, NFL veteran and NFL Network analyst Michael Robinson is featured in the NFL Network's Back 2 Campus series.Robinson returned to Happy Valley to reflect on his Nittany Lion playing career and meet with NFL Draft prospect Christian Hackenberg. ...

Barbour: Renovate, not build

UNIVERSITY PARK - Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour made it clear Monday that the school plans to renovate, not rebuild, Beaver Stadium.While that might have been the most obvious option all along to many who follow the Nittany Lion football program, there hadn't been much public ...

AAHS product Givens stars in game

UNIVERSITY PARK - Kevin Givens had a whole lot to live up to, what with coach James Franklin raving about him all spring.It's not as if Franklin just spoke highly of the young man. The Penn State coach went out of his way on a couple of occasions to laud Givens so much that it might have raised ...

Nittany Lions hurrying to embrace new tempo

UNIVERSITY PARK - The Blue-White game, much like the old Gentle Thursdays on the HUB lawn, has often been accompanied by gorgeous weather.Saturday afternoon was yet another example so even as an announced Beaver Stadium crowd of 65,000 basked in the unofficial opening of spring and the official ...

Two offensive linemen commit to PSU

UNIVERSITY PARK - Penn State's spring football practice wrapped up on Saturday at Beaver Stadium with the Blue romping to a 37-0 win against the White.The Nittany Lions' spring recruiting, meanwhile, might just be heating up.With a number of recruits in attendance, C.J. Thorpe and Robert Martin ...

Battle to be Barkley’s backup ‘pretty huge’

UNIVERSITY PARK - Standout sophomore running back Saquon Barkley did not play in Saturday's Blue-White Game because the coaches know what he can do, but there was a good battle between the two contenders for backup tailback.Mark Allen had a solid day, gaining 49 yards on eight carries for the ...

McSorley looks impressive, trumps Stevens

UNIVERSITY PARK - Penn State still has a quarterback competition and will have one for a while, but it was no competition whatsoever between Trace McSorley and Tommy Stevens in Saturday's Blue-White Game.McSorley was phenomenal. Extremely accurate. Poised. Polished. In complete control of the ...

Penn State Blue-White highlights, lowlights

UNIVERSITY PARK - Following are the highlights and lowlights from the Blue's 37-0 victory over the White on Saturday at Beaver Stadium:Play of the game: Late in the fourth quarter, Trace McSorley showed what he might be capable of in new offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead's offense, buying a ...

Big Ten East must replace top stars

The Associated PressWith no less than a half-dozen potential NFL first-round draft picks and a bevy of other stars gone from Michigan State and Ohio State, the gap between the top and bottom of the Big Ten East would figure to shrink this fall.That won't necessarily be the case, coaches said ...

Better depth should help special teams

One of the biggest things Penn State fans should be optimistic about heading into today's Blue-White Game also might be one of the more overlooked components.It's the numbers game that plays a big role in the Nittany Lions' depth, and more specifically, how that depth could lead to significant ...

Offensive line going through changes

Penn State's heavily maligned offensive line will have a much different look in Saturday's Blue-White Game, and could look even different still once the season starts.The way the line is shaping up for now, coach James Franklin said Thursday, goes like this: Andrew Nelson is at left tackle, ...

Who’s calling the shots this fall?

Trace McSorley is widely considered the frontrunner to be Penn State's starting quarterback, but in a close competition, Tommy Stevens will still have a lot of time left to try and win the job.With the Nittany Lions getting set for Saturday's Blue-White Game, coach James Franklin said Wednesday ...

Gaia ready to take center stage

By Cory Gigercgiger@altoonamirror.comAs unusual careers go, Brian Gaia will have quite a story to tell when everything is said and done for him at Penn State.The fifth-year senior has been at the center of a lot of conversation, much of it critical, after he and Derek Dowrey moved from ...

Satellite camps banned

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh's next satellite camping trip through the South has been cancelled.The NCAA shut down so-called satellite football camps Friday after the Big Ten turned out to be the only Power Five conference in favor of them.The Division I Council approved a proposal from the ...

Penn State catches the eye of several stars from IMG

By Philip Cmorpcmor@altoonamirror.comSeveral prospects the Penn State football team is recruiting have taken their talents from the northeast to Florida's IMG Academy.It looks like at least one of them will be coming back in a couple of years.On Thursday, 6-foot-6, 304-pound class of 2018 ...

Defense, Allen shine in practice

UNIVERSITY PARK - All spring, the battle between offense and defense appeared to be dead even in James Franklin's eyes.Until Wednesday's practice, that is."I thought today defensively was our best practice of the spring," Franklin said. "We're playing with a lot more of what I call ...

Barkley wants to evolve

UNIVERSITY PARK - Saquon Barkley's lunging hurdle of a Buffalo safety runs on repeat inside Penn State's practice facility, alongside handfuls of other frenetic highlights the Nittany Lions running back put to tape last season.The reel continues with Barkley spinning and juking through tackles, ...

O-line should benefit from new offense

By Cory Gigercgiger@altoonamirror.comThere's a lot of excitement in spring camp about Penn State's new offense, particularly with how it impacts an offensive line that has drawn enormous criticism the past two years."Offensive line in general, this offense fits us better," right tackle Andrew ...

Winning streak ends for Lions

The Penn State Altoona men's volleyball team saw its winning streak end at eight matches on Friday night, as the Lions fell, 3-1, to non-conference opponent Thiel College in the Adler Gymnasium.The Lions (15-8) were unable to overcome a sluggish start in their final home match of the season, ...