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PSU ‘on schedule’ in Franklin’s eyes

UNIVERSITY PARK - James Franklin is very much aware of the challenges the Penn State football team faces and the perception of panic by some in the fan base.Franklin isn't one of those coaches who says he doesn't read the newspapers or social media. He doesn't claim to not have a cell phone or ...

Lions handed another loss by Radford

UNIVERSITY PARK - After losing All-Big Ten guard and leading scorer D.J. Newbill from last year's team, many wondered how Penn State would manage to put points on the board in 2015-16.As it turns out, that's the least of fifth-year coach Pat Chambers' problems.Despite coming within a single ...

Lions heavily ‘banged up’ this week

UNIVERSITY PARK - A capsule look at James Franklin's weekly news conference.Opponent: Michigan State (10-1, 6-1 Big Ten)Kickoff: Saturday 3:30 p.m., Spartan StadiumTV: ESPNAbout the Spartans: They're coming off a huge win at Ohio State, 17-14, to keep their hopes alive for the College Football ...

Industriales fends off Nittany Lions

HAVANA, Cuba - A two-run first inning was enough for Industriales, as it fended off a late rally by Penn State to defeat the Nittany Lions, 2-1, in an international friendly baseball game Monday afternoon in Latin American Stadium.Center fielder Austin Riggins drove in designated hitter Nick ...

Giger: Franklin has to improve, but patience needed

There are a lot of Penn State fans out there who feel duped."Hired a used car salesman," is pretty much their rallying cry."He's all talk and no substance," others say often.This is what James Franklin is up against. Unfortunately, too, in a lot of ways, but that's the reality nevertheless.Many ...

PSU lands LB recruit on big day

There was a feeling the noon kickoff on Saturday might take a little bit of the shine off of Penn State's biggest recruiting game of the season, even with the white-out and the capacity crowd.If that was the case, it was awfully hard to tell. The program hosted one of its biggest groups of ...

Offense, special teams spell doom for Lions

By Cory Gigercgiger@altoonamirror.comUNIVERSITY PARK - It takes a total team effort - playing well in every facet - to beat the No. 12 team in the country.It usually can't be done by with a bad red zone offense.It usually can't be done with lousy special teams play.Those are the two biggest ...

Hack emotional on rough day

UNIVERSITY PARK - With Saturday's loss to Michigan winding down, a TV camera zoomed in on Christian Hackenberg's face for about a minute on the sideline.It was pretty powerful stuff. The junior quarterback, who most believe was playing his final game at Beaver Stadium before turning pro early, ...

Penn State wastes too many opportunities

UNIVERSITY PARK - Since Penn State started playing Big Ten football 22 years ago, there has been no opponent that the Nittany Lion camp has felt benefitted more from questionable officiating than Michigan.Witness: The 2002 game after which Joe Paterno called for a re-evaluation of conference ...

Michigan-Penn State highlights, lowlights

By Neil Rudelnrudel@altoonamirror.comUNIVERSITY PARK - Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State's 28-16 loss to Michigan on Saturday at Beaver Stadium:Play of the game: With Michigan leading 14-10 midway through the third quarter, Penn State forced a punt that DeAndre ...

Emotional senior day ends with tough loss

By Philip Cmorpcmor@altoonamirror.comUNIVERSITY PARK - Trevor Williams said each year at Penn State seemed to pass more quickly for him than the one before.But waiting to come out before Saturday afternoon's game at Michigan was like an eternity."I said I wasn't going to cry, but I started to ...

Harbaugh’s antics all part of game

By Mark PuleoFor the MirrorUNIVERSITY PARK - The jacket goes flying, the headset gets thrown, the face turns red and America turns their television stations to watch the Jim Harbaugh show.Every week, the expressive Michigan coach puts on a show for the football audience, almost always in ...

Minnesota runs past Illinois to victory

The Associated PressMINNEAPOLIS - Shannon Brooks rushed for 174 yards and three touchdowns, including a 75-yard romp into the end zone with 1:25 remaining for Minnesota to seal a 32-23 victory over Illinois on Saturday.Mitch Leidner threw a third-and-goal touchdown pass to Rashad Still with 5 ...

Nittany Lions roll to victory

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The No. 1-ranked Penn State wrestling team took care of CSU Bakersfield in the first of two California dual meets for the Nittany Lions late Saturday night. Coach Cael Sanderson's squad won nine of 10 bouts to roll to a 39-3 win.Redshirt freshmen Shakur Rasheed and Bo ...

Michigan hurdle up next for Nittany Lions

By Cory Gigercgiger@altoonamirror.comFive things to look for as Penn State tries to upset Michigan and pick up its biggest win of the season in front of a whiteout crowd on senior day.No. 1: ConfidenceMichigan has the No. 2 defense in the country, and this is not a strong Penn State offense. ...

Signature victory available today

UNIVERSITY PARK - James Franklin has purposely avoided a couple of direct questions about what a signature victory would do for the growth of his Nittany Lion program.That's because his two-year Penn State tenure to this point doesn't include one.Rather than admit motivational speeches aren't ...

Penn State not talking after loss

The Associated PressPITTSBURGH - Duquesne knew it would have to live or die by the 3-pointer against Penn State. The Dukes were alive and well after hitting a program-record 17 3-pointers on their way to a 78-52 win at Consol Energy Center on Friday.Derrick Colter hit six of those 17 on nine ...

Nassib named finalist

UNIVERSITY PARK - Senior defensive end Carl Nassib is one of five finalists for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy for the Nation's Top Defensive Player.Nassib and the other finalists will be honored at an awards banquet in Charlotte on Monday, Dec. 7.Nassib was previously named a finalist for the ...

Chatham gets win

Hollidaysburg graduate Ashley McClain scored 14 points, her sister Rachel added six and Altoona graduate Natalie Knab connected on a 3-pointer as Chatham edged Penn State Altoona, 72-68, at the Adler Gymnasium Thursday.Chatham, led by Jesse Hinkle's 15 points, outscored the Lady Lions 22-17 in ...

Penn State set to face red-hot quarterback

Two weeks ago, Michigan's passing game would not have been considered a potentially big problem for Penn State.But after two huge performances from quarterback Jake Rudock, now the Nittany Lions have to be leery of the Wolverines' air assault."Jake Rudock is really coming into his own," PSU ...