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PSU football gets heralded recruits

From Mirror reports Penn State added four-star quarterback Christian Veilleux to its list of 2021 commitment class Wednesday afternoon. The Canada native, who will play his senior season of high school at The Bullis School in Maryland, is a 6-foot-3-inch quarterback. He picked the Nittany ...

No lawsuit against PSU’s Franklin, others

From Mirror reports A lawsuit filed by a former Penn State team doctor against Nittany Lion coach James Franklin, two athletic directors and the university was dismissed Wednesday. Dr. Scott Lynch missed the 180-day deadline by three days in filing a whistleblower suit alleging he was fired ...

Three more Nits selected

From Mirror reports UNIVERSITY PARK — Three more Penn State football players were selected in the NFL draft on Saturday to bring the total to five picked in the 2020 three-day event. Penn State cornerback John Reid went in the fourth round, 141st overall, to the Houston Texans), ...

Two Nittany Lions picked in round 2

The Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Carolina Panthers continued to address their defensive needs on day two of the NFL draft, selecting Yetur Gross-Matos from Penn State with the sixth pick in the second round Friday night. The 6-foot-5, 266-pound Gross-Matos had 35 tackles for a ...

Lions still release depth chart for season

Penn State didn’t get to play its annual Blue-White Game as scheduled Saturday because of the coronavirus, but the football program did release a spring depth chart. Actually, it released two depth charts within a span of a few hours, with the second providing two big changes. On the ...

Hockey program honored

From Mirror reports UNIVERSITY PARK — Senior Nate Sucese and junior Cole Hults recently became Penn State’s first-ever All-Americans for the school’s ice hockey program. Sucese and Hults landed on the Second-Team West. Sucese, who inked a one-year, entry-level contract with the ...

Ex-PSU WR ready for Brady

The Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. — Chris Godwin isn’t making any bold predictions about what’s on the horizon for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Pro Bowl receiver is excited about the signing of Tom Brady and eager to begin working with the six-time Super Bowl champion quarterback. ...

Seasonal honors for PSU Altoona

The Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference recently released its All-Sportsmanship teams for winter and spring sports and Penn State Altoona had several recipients. Between winter and spring sports, a total of nine Penn State Altoona student-athletes were selected as representatives to ...

Smith can relate to three levels

What’s the difference between high school football, college and the NFL from a pure, altruistic standpoint? Penn State assistant coach Terry Smith tackled that subject and gave some interesting insight during a video call with reporters Wednesday morning. Smith once was head coach at ...

Penn State men adding high-scoring guard from upstate NY

From Mirror reports UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State men’s basketball coach Patrick Chambers announced the addition of 6-0, 190-lb guard Sam Sessoms to the Nittany Lion roster on Wednesday. A high-scoring guard, Sessoms, from Philadelphia, is transferring after two seasons at Division I ...

Brown big part of stacked backfield

Journey Brown looked like one of the best running backs in the country the last time Penn State took the field, obliterating Memphis’ defense for a PSU-bowl record 202 yards rushing in the Cotton Bowl. Brown’s best highlight that day in Dallas has been described as “beast mode,” as he ...

Big-time recruits landed: Twins among four 2021 commitments

Penn State has enjoyed a banner couple of days on the recruiting front, getting commitments from four players for the class of 2021. Three of the four players are four-star recruits, while the other is a three-star recruit. Perhaps even more interesting than even the recruiting rankings is ...

New OC will play chef with offense

Penn State will have a new offense under Kirk Ciarrocca, and here’s what it will not be: n It will not be Joe Moorhead’s offense. n It will not be Ricky Rahne’s offense. n It will not be Minnesota’s offense. Ciarrocca will try to “blend” components of all those systems ...

Financial questions fill college sports

There are so many questions about the future of college football right now because of the coronavirus, and many of them boil down to one big thing — money. There not only are financial uncertainties for universities, conferences and TV networks, but also fans, many of whom already have ...

Tough task awaits new OC

Penn State has a new offensive coordinator in Kirk Ciarrocca, so missing spring practice because of the coronavirus certainly could present some challenges for the team this fall. Then again, Ciarrocca was able to make a lot of inroads with the offensive players and schemes following the ...

Coaching on video part of the game now

Penn State football coaches have had to learn how to become online professors during the coronavirus shutdown, trying to get their message across through video chats to players who are spread across the country. Defensive coordinator Brent Pry described the coaching process during a video ...

Stevens honored for work off court, too

From Mirror reports UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State men’s basketball senior forward Lamar Stevens was recently named Senior CLASS second-team All-American this week. An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, the Senior CLASS Award focuses on the ...

NCAA set to give athletes extra year

The Associated Press The NCAA will permit spring sport athletes — such as baseball, softball and lacrosse players — who had their seasons shortened by the coronavirus to come back for an extra year. The NCAA Division I Council voted Monday to give spring sport athletes, regardless of ...

Council to vote on eligibility Monday

The Associated Press NEW YORK — The NCAA Division I Council is scheduled to vote Monday on whether to allow another year of eligibility for spring sport athletes such as baseball, softball and lacrosse players, who had their seasons wiped out by the coronavirus pandemic. Providing similar ...

Opener part of the great unknown

Penn State’s football season is scheduled to kick off in 162 days, which seems like a long time away, but the reality is there’s simply no way to know right now how the sports world — or the world in general — will look at that point because of the coronavirus. If things returned to ...