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PSU loses first game of the season; QB Clifford hurt

(Updated 8 p.m.) Penn State lost its first game of the season Saturday at Iowa, falling 23-20, and in the process also lost starting quarterback Sean Clifford. Clifford started and sparked the Nittany Lions to a 17-3 lead before suffering an undisclosed injury in the second quarter. He ...

WR Dotson has caught Hawkeyes’ attention

The biggest subplot of Penn State’s game within the game (of the year, so far) at Iowa will be Jahan Dotson. The standout receiver has been outstanding, easily the biggest difference maker fueling the Nittany Lions’ resurgence from their nightmare season of 2020. Dotson’s 35 ...

Five new coaches take stage

INDIANAPOLIS — Katie Gearlds, Micah Shrewsberry and Mike Woodson climbed the stairs as the second day of the Big Ten’s media tour began in Indianapolis. It was a short drive from their high schools and a little further from their college basketball days. But now the three Big Ten new ...

Defense must continue to hold down Nits’ fort

What unit needs to carry the day at Iowa? By Neil Rudel nrudel@altoonamirror.com We can make a case for both, which is what makes for a good topic. In fact, I gave Cory the first pick this week, and he took offense. Shocker. But I’m fine suggesting Penn State’s defense must ...

Penn State’s best defense will need to be solid offense

What unit needs to carry the day at Iowa? By Cory Giger For the Mirror I usually have five keys for Penn State to win a game. Today I’m going with five words. Don’t. Turn. The. Ball. Over. That is indeed the story line of this week’s showdown at Iowa, as James Franklin said ...

Franklin still wants a No. 1 running back

The following are the main storylines from Penn State coach James Franklin’s Tuesday press conference: Saturday’s game: at No. 3 Iowa, 4 p.m. (FOX) Main storyline: For all of Penn State’s success throwing the football, the running game has yet to completely open up this season, ...