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Virus claims first Big Ten game

The Associated Press The pandemic hit Big Ten football just two weeks into its season Wednesday as No. 9 Wisconsin canceled its game at Nebraska and paused team activities for at least a week after a dozen people in the program — including coach Paul Chryst — tested positive for ...

Nittany Lion tailback out for season

Following are the highlights of James Franklin’s Tuesday press conference: Saturday’s game: Vs. Ohio State, 7:30 p.m. (ABC) Main storyline: Just as last week brought disclosure that starting running back Journey Brown was sidelined indefinitely with an undisclosed medical condition, ...

PSU season snapshot: 1992

A daily series featuring each Penn State football season from 1947-2019: Year: 1992 Coach: Joe Paterno Final record: 7-5 Final ranking: UPI No. 24, USA Today/CNN No. 24 Regular-season wins: Cincinnati, Temple, Eastern Michigan, Maryland, Rutgers, West Virginia, Pitt Regular-season ...

Only in 2020: Game-losing touchdown runs

By Arnie Stapleton The Associated Press In the disjointed football autumn that is 2020, it somehow makes perfect sense that defenders were left celebrating touchdowns by running backs who accidentally reached the end zone. Twice in one weekend, once in the Big Ten Conference on Saturday, ...

PSU Snapshot: 1991

A daily series featuring each Penn State football season from 1947-2019: Year: 1991 Coach: Joe Paterno Final record: 11-2 Final ranking: AP No. 3, UPI No. 3, USA Today/CNN No. 3 Regular-season wins: Georgia Tech, Cincinnati, BYU, Boston College, Temple, Rutgers, West Virginia, ...

IU loss marks Franklin’s low moment

For everything that went wrong Saturday — for all the penalties and costly first-half turnovers and horrific special teams play — Penn State still should be 1-0 this morning. And we’re not talking about the officials’ questionable and probably incorrect ruling of Indiana’s 2-point ...

PSU season snapshot: 1990

A daily series featuring each Penn State football season from 1947-2019: Year: 1990 Coach: Joe Paterno Final record: 9-3 Final ranking: AP No. 11, UPI No. 10 Regular-season wins: Rutgers, Temple, Syracuse, Boston College, Alabama, West Virginia, Maryland, Notre Dame, ...

PSU great Arnelle dies

UNIVERSITY PARK — Former Penn State basketball star Jesse Arnelle died last Wednesday, according to a release by the university. Arnelle died in San Francisco, Calif., at the age of 86 due to heart disease. Arnelle came to Penn State to play football in 1951. He earned All-American ...

Rudel’s PSU Highs and Lows

Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State’s 36-35 overtime loss to Indiana on Saturday at Memorial Stadium: Play of the game: IU quarterback Michael Penix’s incredible 2-point conversion in which he outraced Jaquan Brisker to the corner and, fully extended, stretched the ...

Another search for elusive success at PSU

Since everything has been said during this virus-extended offseason about the latest opener in the modern era of Penn State football — the 1887 team (PSU’s first) opened Nov. 5 — my usual pre-game column will shift today. Besides, there was a bigger Penn State story this week with the ...

PSU Snapshot: 1989

A daily series featuring each Penn State football season from 1947-2019: Year: 1989 Coach: Joe Paterno Final record: 8-3-1 Final ranking: AP No. 15, UPI No. 14 Regular-season wins: Temple, Boston College, Texas, Rutgers, Syracuse, West Virginia, Pitt Regular-season losses: Virginia, ...

Penn State parents learning to juggle protocols

UNIVERSITY PARK — According to Mass.gov, visitors and residents entering Massachusetts must adhere to coronavirus protocols like completing the Massachusetts travel form unless visiting from a lower-risk state, quarantining for 14 days, and producing a negative test “that has been ...

Big Ten coaches expect bumpy ride this weekend

Almost here Penn State opens its season on Saturday at Indiana at 3:30 p.m. on Fox Sports 1. The Associated Press The Big Ten will start playing football at what normally would be midseason. Don’t expect the teams to be in midseason form. The pandemic limited or eliminated most ...

PSU snapshot: 1988

A daily series featuring each Penn State football season from 1947-2019: Year: 1988 Coach: Joe Paterno Final record: 5-6 Final ranking: Not ranked Regular-season wins: Virginia, Boston College, Temple, Cincinnati, Maryland Regular-season losses: Rutgers, Syracuse, Alabama, West ...

PSU Point/Counterpoint: What would constitute a successful season?

What would constitute a successful season? Neil Rudel Playing field just may be more level than usual The coronavirus pandemic, of course, has adjusted all of our perspectives, and although sports is a welcome outlet, we’re obviously still more concerned about everything else — the ...

Chambers resigns from his position

The Associated Press Penn State’s Pat Chambers has resigned following an internal investigation into allegations of inappropriate conduct by the Nittany Lions’ basketball coach. Chambers, 49, had been at the school for nine years and was coming off the team’s best season under his ...

PSU Season Snapshot: 1987

A daily series featuring each Penn State football season from 1947-2019: Year: 1987 Coach: Joe Paterno Final record: 8-4 Final ranking: Not ranked Regular-season wins: Bowling Green, Cincinnati, Boston College, Temple, Rutgers, West Virginia, Maryland, Notre Dame Regular-season ...

Brown’s ‘journey’ at PSU may be over

Following are the highlights of James Franklin’s Tuesday press conference: Saturday’s game: At Indiana, 3:30 p.m., Fox Sports1 Main storyline: Franklin confirmed projected starting tailback Journey Brown could “potentially” miss the entire season due to a medical condition he’s ...

PSU Snapshot: 1986

A daily series featuring each Penn State football season from 1947-2019: Year: 1986 Coach: Joe Paterno Final record: 12-0 Final ranking: AP No. 1, UPI No. 1 Regular-season wins: Temple, Boston College, East Carolina, Rutgers, Cincinnati, Syracuse, Alabama, West Virginia, Maryland, ...