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PSU football: McGloin’s amazing story shows ultimate underdog

Christian Hackenberg was a five-star recruit. So was Anthony Morelli. Penn State’s recent four-star quarterback recruits include Rob Bolden, Pat Devlin, Paul Jones and Kevin Newsome. I can hear your collective groans. Not a single one of those guys ever went on to start a game at ...

Wildcats must stop Fields to get victory

The Associated Press No. 15 Northwestern (6-1 Big Ten, No. 14 CFP) vs. No. 3 Ohio State (5-0, No. 4 CFP) Saturday at noon (Fox) Line: Ohio State by 20¢ Series record: Ohio State leads 63-14-1. What’s at stake? Ohio State is seeking a school record fourth consecutive outright Big ...

Sports at a glance

Maryland, MSU canceled In yet another twist to this crazy college football season, a matchup between Maryland and Michigan State has been canceled a second time after an outbreak of COVID-19 in College Park. The Terrapins (2-3) were slated to face the Spartans (2-5) on Saturday night as ...

PSU’s Franklin excited about incoming receivers

Incoming class Nate Bruce OL Harrisburg, Pa. Jamari Budding LB Ypisilanti, Mich. Liam Clifford WR Maineville, OH Jeff Davis Jr. DB Bristol, Conn. Khalil Dinkins TE Wexford, Pa Kalen King DB Detroit, Mich. Kobe King LB Detroit, Mich. Rodney McGraw DL Chicago, Ill. Jaylen ...

Penn State recruiting challenged by pandemic

The following are the highlights of Penn State coach James Franklin’s Tuesday press conference: Saturday’s game: vs. Illinois, 5:30 p.m., Fox Sports 1 MAIN STORYLINE With Penn State set to reveal its 2021 recruiting class with the early-signing period beginning today, Franklin spoke ...

More Big Ten games grounded by COVID

By Michael Marot The Associated Press Two of the seven Big Ten Champions Week games were canceled Tuesday because of COVID-19 outbreaks as an uncertain postseason looms for college football. The annual rivalry game between Indiana and Purdue set for Friday was canceled for the second time ...

PSU tight end gets honor

ROSEMONT, Ill. — Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields is the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year, according to a vote by conference coaches and media released Tuesday. A Heisman Trophy finalist in 2019 when he delivered one of the most productive seasons by a Buckeyes quarterback, Fields ...

Virus forces Huskies out of Pac-12 championship

Power 5 title games FRIDAY PAC-12 CHAMPIONSHIP Oregon at Southern Cal, 8 SATURDAY BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIP at Indianapolis Northwestern vs. Ohio State, noon BIG 12 CHAMPIONSHIP at Arlington, Texas Oklahoma vs. Iowa State, noon ACC CHAMPIONSHIP at Charlotte Clemson vs. ...

PSU’s leadership, resiliency shining

There are many reasons for the Nittany Lions’ three-game win streak that they’re riding into Big Ten “Championship Week.” But the biggest is internal leadership. While most watching from the outside of Penn State’s program believe the players have sacrificed enough and are fine ...

Michigan squeaks past Nittany Lions

ANN ARBOR, Mich. —Hunter Dickinson scored 20 points, including the tying and winning scores, as Michigan scrapped past Penn State, 62-58, in a low-scoring grinder of a Big Ten Conference opener on Sunday. It was a breakout game for Michigan’s freshman starting center, who pulled down ...

Rudel’s Highs and Lows

Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State’s 39-24 win over Michigan State on Saturday at Beaver Stadium: Play of the game: Jahan Dotson returned a punt 81 yards for a boosted the Nittany Lions’ lead to 39-24 with 11:24 remaining. Offensive player of the game: In ...

Finish line for PSU football season, mercifully, should be near

Kickoff Saturday: Michigan State (2-4) at Penn State (2-5), Noon TV: ABC Latest line: Penn State is favored by 14.5 points With all the uncertainty that has surrounded this year, college football’s goal was really pretty simple: Just get the season in. And for the Nittany Lions, by ...

Stakes low for Big Ten teams with 2 wins

By Eric Olson The Associated Press Minnesota has had its last two games canceled because of COVID-19 issues, more than 20 players will be unavailable for this week’s game and the Gophers’ best player has opted out. It begs the question: How motivated are the Gophers to play Nebraska ...

Following the Big Ten money made cents

By Paul Newberry The Associated Press For once in college athletics, chasing the pot of gold matched up seamlessly with doing the right thing. No. 3 Ohio State will take the field in the Big Ten championship game despite playing just five games, thanks to the conference bigwigs making an ...

Iowa-Wisconsin should be tops

By Eric Olson The Associated Press Things to watch during the eighth week of play in the Big Ten Conference: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 25 Wisconsin at No. 19 Iowa The reflex is to make Michigan-Ohio State the game of the week when it comes around each year, if only for the rivalry’s rich vein ...

Seniors grateful for careers

UNIVERSITY PARK — “Shaka has grown into a great young man.” That is what the defensive end told the media before the 2020 season began, as to how the Penn State program would remember him once he walked away from this five-year chapter in his life. On Saturday, Penn State will ...

Lions put a hurt on No.15 Virginia Tech

The Associated Press BLACKSBURG, Va. — Izaiah Brockington scored a career-high 24 points to lead Penn State to a 75-55 victory over No. 15 Virginia Tech on Tuesday night. Brockington hit 10 of 14 the floor, including two 3-pointers for the Nittany Lions (3-1), who used a 17-0 run early in ...