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Lady Lions predicted to garner Big Ten title

The Penn State women’s soccer team was selected to win the 2018 Big Ten regular season title, according to the Big Ten women’s soccer preseason coaches’ poll, announced Monday. The Nittany Lions have sat atop the Big Ten preseason coaches’ poll every season since the poll began in ...

Former Penn State quarterback signs with Philly

The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Eagles have signed quarterback Christian Hackenberg and waived rookie offensive lineman Ian Park. Hackenberg was selected in the second round of the NFL draft by the New York Jets in 2016 but didn’t play in a game. He was traded to ...

Thompkins wants to be better this year

By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com Juwan Johnson is getting most of the attention, and rightfully so, among the Penn State receivers this preseason, but another wideout will need to have a big year for the offense to be as explosive as projected. Senior DeAndre Thompkins says he’s ...

Giger: Fair or not, criticism a way of life for offensive linemen

Blame the offensive line! Nobody really knows what those guys do anyway, so it’s got to be their fault when something goes wrong! Isn’t that sort of how things go in football? No matter which team you root for at any level, from Penn State to the Steelers or anyone else, chances are ...

PSU women’s soccer stands at No. 4

KANSAS CITY — The Penn State women’s soccer team opens the 2018 season ranked No. 4 in the nation, according to the United Soccer Coaches preseason poll. The Nittany Lions are slated to play five ranked teams during the 2018 campaign at home. The Stanford Cardinal, the defending NCAA ...

QB Zembiec has career cut short

By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com Penn State quarterback Jake Zembiec announced Tuesday that his football career is over due to an unspecified injury. Zembiec was a three-star recruit out of Rochester, N.Y., who redshirted in 2016 and didn’t see any action last year. He posted the ...

PSU recruit: OT Anthony Whigan

Anthony Whigan Position: Offensive tackle Recruiting class (size): 2019 (16 players) Hometown/School: Great Mills, Md./Lackawanna College in Scranton Height/Weight: 6-5/290 Stars: 4 (247); 3 (Rivals) Other top offers: Oklahoma, Nebraska, TCU, West Virginia, Pitt, Louisville, South ...

Penn State’s Davis win MET championship

PARAMUS, N.J. — Rising Nittany Lion junior Ryan Davis claimed the 116th annual MET Amateur championship 2&1 at Arcola Country Club Sunday. Davis never relinquished the lead in the 36-hole final, moving to 1-up on the fifth hole and going 3-up with seven birdies in morning’s 18. “It ...

Sanders ready for spotlight

UNIVERSITY PARK— Miles Sanders has waited his turn. He’s been patient. Worked hard behind the scenes. Learned what he could. Said all the right things. He was the nation’s top running back recruit coming out of high school, but it just so happened that Saquon Barkley, the best running ...

With clouds in Columbus, PSU in ‘good place’

UNIVERSITY PARK — Throughout his five-year tenure, James Franklin has regularly used examples of bad behavior to help educate his football team. That includes what’s currently going on in Columbus. In case you’ve been in a cave, Ohio State — the Big Ten’s flagship program – has ...

Franklin’s bruises steal show

UNIVERSITY PARK — Linebacker Manny Bowen is back on the Penn State team, which was the biggest football news of media day, but coach James Franklin actually stole the show by doing something rather, um, cheeky. Franklin made national news when he showed off some bruises he got during the ...

PSU 2018 season predictions

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State will be without running back and kick returner Saquon Barkley, who was selected by the New York Giants with the second pick in the first round of the NFL Draft. Coach James Franklin will have to fill the entire secondary after the departure of Marcus Allen, Troy ...

Penn State No. 9 in preseason poll

Penn State is ranked ninth in the preseason coaches poll, released Thursday, and will play four of the top 14 teams during one daunting seven-week stretch this season. Defending national champion Alabama is the preseason No. 1, followed by Clemson, Ohio State Georgia and Oklahoma to round out ...

PSU picks up offensive lineman

Several recruits were expected to commit to Penn State in the aftermath of the Nittany Lions’ “Lasch Bash” last Saturday. While the expected deluge of immediate pledges didn’t materialize, there’s been a steady flow of newly minted Nittany Lions over the last few days. The latest ...

Lions land elite dual-threat QB recruit

The newest member of Penn State’s 2019 football recruiting class won’t need as much of a learning curve as the typical scholastic prospect transitioning to the college game. Michael Johnson Jr. is well-accustomed to the higher levels of football. “He’s been around football his whole ...

PSU has 40 former players in NFL

UNIVERSITY PARK — A total of 40 Penn State football alumni — the most since 2012 — are populating the training camp rosters of 25 NFL teams. The Nittany Lions annually are among the top 20 programs nationally in producing players in the NFL. In addition, five former Nittany Lions are ...

McSorley on list

UNIVERSITY PARK — Senior quarterback Trace McSorley earned a spot on the Walter Camp Player of the Year Award watch list. This is McSorley’s fourth watch list appearance (Maxwell Award, Wuerffel Trophy, O’Brien Award) this summer. The Walter Camp Trophy is awarded to the outstanding ...

PSU fans with Comcast could miss games

With the start of the college football season just more than a month away, a dispute may cause Comcast customers to miss out on watching Penn State games. The Nittany Lions will open the 2018 season against Appalachian State at Beaver Stadium. The game is to be televised on the Big Ten ...

Three Nittany Lions make it to watch lists

From Mirror, wire reports UNIVERSITY PARK — A trio of Penn State football players had their names added to preseason watch lists Tuesday. The group includes Amani Oruwariye for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy and Ryan Bates and Connor McGovern among the nominees for the Outland Trophy. The ...

Franklin fine with current playoff system

From Mirror reports CHICAGO — Penn State has been in the hunt for a College Football Playoff berth the past two seasons but didn’t make it, and there are plenty of reasons to believe the program will indeed reach the Final Four in in the not-too-distant future. James Franklin was asked ...