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Lions move up to No. 10

Ohio State and Georgia are tied at No. 3 in The Associated Press college football poll, and Florida surged to No. 7 after a big victory. No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Clemson held their spots Sunday after a week off for both, but the Buckeyes caught up to the Bulldogs in the AP Top 25 presented by ...

Lions jump on Boilermakers early, then coast

UNIVERSITY PARK — Something odd happened during Penn State’s expected rout of Purdue on Saturday, and it’s tough to pinpoint exactly what was going on. The Nittany Lions exploded out to a 28-0 lead with 14:17 still remaining in the first half. Coming off a 59-0 annihilation at Maryland, ...

Fortunately for Nits, defense hasn’t rested

UNIVERSITY PARK — Noon starts haven’t always brought out the best in the Nittany Lions, but that wasn’t the case Saturday as Penn State was on top if its game early and built a 28-0 lead against Purdue. Then, apparently, the Lions got drowsy and needed an afternoon nap because they sure ...

Penn State-Purdue notebook

Off day for special teams UNIVERSITY PARK — Just when it was looking like special teams were Penn State’s most reliable unit, they took an off day. From kicking to returning, the Nittany Lions looked stale on special teams in a game they could afford to make mistakes in. The game ...

PSU-Purdue scoring summary

FIRST QUARTER Penn State 7, Purdue 0: The Lions moved downfield quickly on their first possession, highlighted by a nifty 15-yard keeper from Sean Clifford after a fake handoff. Clifford hit Daniel George for 9 yards to convert a third-and-8 at the Purdue 32, then on the next play Clifford ...

Rudel: ‘LawnBoyz’ chain linked to success

With Penn State’s 59-0 victory over Maryland safely tucked away — actually, that happened shortly after the opening kickoff — a collision of the past and today’s Nittany Lions took place. The presence of a “LawnBoyz” chain, worn by the PSU running back who scored a touchdown, drew ...

5 keys: Lions set to romp over Boilermakers

Five things to look for as Penn State goes for another blowout victory when it welcomes a depleted Purdue team for homecoming. No. 1: Pile up points Penn State’s offense is good, averaging 50 points per game. Purdue’s defense is bad, giving up 32.5 per game. That’s a simple formula ...

Parsons still may return kickoffs

We haven’t seen it yet, but there’s still a good chance standout linebacker Micah Parsons could return kickoffs at some point this season for Penn State. The topic came up during the preseason, with Parsons saying he loved the idea and special teams coordinator Joe Lorig saying it was a ...

Landscape changing for college basketball

The Associated Press ROSEMONT, Ill. — Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany would just as soon leave the paychecks to the pros. The conferenceís coaches and players have different takes. The amateur model of college athletics could be shaken to its core after once California’s Fair Pay to ...

Legislation would create chaos in college sports

No, and, if passed, I predict this will create more chaos than already exists in high-profile college sports (particularly football and men’s basketball) and be nearly impossible to manage. I realize there are current inadequacies, and athletes feel like they’re window dressing for the ...

College athletes have every right to earn money

This is the United States of America. A free market economy. Where everybody has the right to make money in any legal way they see fit. Every. Single. Person. A 6-month-old can act in TV shows or movies. And make money. A 16-year-old can work at McDonald’s. And make money. A ...

Legislators working on pay-to-play bill

College athletics could be on the verge of a historic change, and Pennsylvania might be one of the states leading the charge. California passed groundbreaking legislation Monday called the Fair Pay to Play Act, which will allow college student-athletes in that state to be able to make money ...

HBO in town filming Nittany Lions this week for show

A capsule look at James Franklin’s weekly news conference. Opponent: Purdue (1-3, 0-1 Big Ten) Kickoff: Saturday, noon, Beaver Stadium TV: ESPN About the Boilermakers: They’re dealing with some major injuries and will be without QB Elijah Sindelar and star WR Rondale Moore. … Jack ...

Injuries hinder Purdue offense

UNIVERSITY PARK — A Boilermaker upset is looking a lot less likely following injuries of two star Purdue players. Both quarterback Elijah Sindelar and wide receiver Rondale Moore will be sidelined for Saturday’s matchup at No. 12 Penn State. Sindelar left Saturday’s game against ...

Great night for Rahne, offense

As they stood with their children and players celebrating Friday night’s decimation at Maryland, Penn State coach James Franklin pulled offensive coordinator Ricky Rahne close and kissed him on the head. It was a fantastic night for many members of the PSU program, with Rahne right at or ...

Penn State report card

Following is Neil Rudel’s report card from Penn State’s 59-0 win over Maryland on Friday night at Maryland Stadium: POSITION GRADE COMMENT Quarterback A Clifford went 26-31-398, three TDs, 54 rush yards and an interception. Tommy Stevens ...

Penn State avoids trap, routs Maryland

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Penn State embarrassed Maryland. Again. Maryland embarrassed itself, as well, in what folks in these parts were calling the program’s biggest game in years. It wasn’t a game. At all. It was a laugher. For the third straight year. Sean Clifford had a huge game ...

For Lions, it’s full-steam ahead

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Penn State arrived here unblemished at 3-0, but aside from their season-opening scrimmage against Idaho, the Nittany Lions had yet to put together a complete game. They emphatically checked that box Friday night. The Lions forced a turnover on the game’s fifth play ...

Parsons ejected after targeting call

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Penn State linebacker Micah Parsons was flagged for targeting and ejected from Friday’s game for a late hit on Maryland quarterback Josh Jackson midway through the first quarter. Jackson completed a 15-yard pass on the play, and the targeting penalty tacked on 15 more ...

PSU vs. Maryland 5 keys: Offenses explosive, yet inconsistent

Five things to look for as Penn State plays a Friday night game at Maryland, which it has outscored 104-6 in the past two meetings. No. 1: That’s really offensive Penn State scored 79 points in a season-opening blowout of Idaho. That same day, Maryland scored 79 in a rout of Howard. No ...