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Gophers valiant in loss to No. 4 Buckeyes

The Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS — C.J. Stroud passed for 294 yards and four touchdowns in his debut as the Ohio State starter and the fourth-ranked Buckeyes kept coach Ryan Day unbeaten in Big Ten play with a 45-31 victory over Minnesota on Thursday night. The Buckeyes flashed their ...

PSU point-counter point: Defense already due to show improvement

By Neil Rudel We know Cory loves offense so I’ll take the defense today for the sake of our debate. Plus I actually believe it. Ask which unit you expect more from this season, and I would say the offense. But Saturday at Wisconsin is a separate topic. Mike Yurcich’s track record ...

PSU point-counter point: Offense needs to click to defeat Badgers

By Cory Giger There’s no dress rehearsal, no time to ease into things playing a cupcake opponent. Penn State had better be ready to play right off the bat Saturday, and that means the new offense needs to be clicking early. James Franklin knows this. He’s said as much, noting the Nittany ...

Big college football matchups in first week

By Ralph D. Russo The Associated Press A year after the traditional Labor Day weekend bonanza of college football was whittled down to fewer than a dozen games by the pandemic, the 2021 season starts like none ever before. For the first time since 2005, when the holiday weekend became ...

Big Ten wastes no time in starting its slate

The Associated Press There will be no easing into the season for most Big Ten teams. Four conference games — and good ones, too — are on the schedule in Week 1. A fifth was played in Week Zero. The usual games against Group of Five or FCS opponents will come just a bit later for 10 ...

Nittany Lions used to their countdown clock

Following are the highlights of James Franklin’s Tuesday press conference: Saturday’s game: At Wisconsin, noon (FOX) Main storyline: While Penn State’s season opener at Wisconsin is days away, the countdown clock inside the Nittany Lion’s practice facility has been running for ...