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Leaders put time limit on expanded playoffs

By Ralph D. Russo The Associated Press ROSEMONT, Ill. — The college sports leaders who run the College Football Playoff have about four months to come to an agreement on a new format if expansion is to be implemented for the 2024 season. If they can’t get it done by then, any change ...

Lions not running from their weakness

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Nittany Lions can say they’re 4-0, but they can’t say they’re running over everybody. Penn State came into Saturday’s game with Villanova as the next-to-worst rushing team in the Big Ten, and those numbers didn’t go up in Saturday’s 38-17 win over the FCS ...

’Nova’s Will returns home

UNIVERSITY PARK — There was good news on a scary situation at the opening of the third quarter when Villanova’s Tyler Will was carted off the field after making a tackle during the Nittany Lions’ 38-17 win Saturday. Will laid motionless during a 10-minute delay, with both teams taking a ...

Rudel’s Villanova Highs & Lows

UNIVERSITY PARK — Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State’s 38-17 victory over Villanova on Saturday at Beaver Stadium: Play of the game: Sean Clifford hit Jahan Dotson with a 52-yard touchdown reception on the Nittany Lions’ first play. Offensive player of the ...

Meanwhile, there’s trouble in Columbus

Some nitpicking to digest during the closest thing to an open date besides the real one Oct. 16: n While Penn State is off to a 3-0 start, things aren’t going as smoothly for the Nittany Lions’ biggest Big Ten nemesis in Columbus. The Buckeyes were torched at home by Oregon, 35-28, ...

Big intersection games need neutral officiating

What is your main takeaway from last weekend’s officiating? By Neil Rudel nrudel@altoonamirror.com We all know the officiating of the Penn State-Auburn game was maybe the worst we’ve ever seen at Beaver Stadium. There have been blown calls in the past, certainly, but as far ...