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Temple upsets PSU for first time in 74 years

PHILADELPHIA - It's not just that Penn State lost its opener to Temple, which was bad enough.The last time it happened - in 1941 - Franklin Roosevelt was president, gas cost 19 cents per gallon and James Franklin was still 31 years away from being born.The way the Nittany Lions lost to Temple - ...

Line, accuracy key to victory

PHILADELPHIA - Five things to look for as Penn State opens the season at Temple, which hasn't beaten the Nittany Lions since 1941.No. 1: O-line improvementFour starters return on PSU's offensive line, which had a historically bad season in 2014 but is expected to be much better this year.The ...

PSU endures disastrous offensive day in loss to Temple

PHILADELPHIA -- Quarterback Christian Hackenberg was sacked 10 times, and the Penn State offense fizzled after jumping out to a quick 10-point lead Saturday against Temple.The Owls rallied and dominated the Nittany Lions over the final three quarters, posting a 27-10 win, their first over PSU ...

PSU defensive coaches adjust quickly

A big reason for Penn State's immense defensive success last year was the coaching staff's ability to make quick in-game adjustments and take away what opposing teams were doing well.That kind of thing doesn't happen by accident, nor is it something that's confined to the actual game."I think ...

Impact Lions No 2 DTs Anthony Zettel, Austin Johnson

This is a series on the top 10 players who could make the biggest impact for Penn State this season. It's not a breakdown of the best players on the team, but more of a prediction of who will impact the squad the most.Who: Zettel is a senior (6-foot-4, 284 pounds); Johnson is a junior (6-4, ...

PSU planning to redshirt Givens

Kevin Givens had a solid first training camp for Penn State and improved as the weeks went on, but at this point the coaching staff plans to redshirt the Altoona Area High School product.Givens, a 6-foot-1, 238-pound true freshman defensive end, showed the Nittany Lion coaching staff what he's ...

Circumstances have Gesicki as No. 1 TE

By Mark PuleoFor the MirrorUNIVERSITY PARK - "Staying on his toes" is more than just a cliche saying for Penn State tight end Mike Gesicki.As a high school wide receiver, he barely knew how to line up on his toes in a three-point stance when he arrived in Happy Valley a year ago.Considered a ...

Breneman’s status up in

By Cory Gigercgiger@altoonamirror.comUNIVERSITY PARK - Sophomore tight end Adam Breneman was not listed on Penn State's season-opening depth chart Tuesday, and coach James Franklin was vague about why.Franklin doesn't discuss injuries, but from his cryptic responses, it sounded as if Breneman ...

Impact Lions No. 5: LB Nyeem Wartman-White

This is a series on the top 10 players who could make the biggest impact for Penn State this season. It's not a breakdown of the best players on the team, but more of a prediction of who will impact the squad the most.Who: Junior linebacker; 6-foot-1, 243 poundsWhy he's rated here: He's the ...

PSU plans ‘stripe out’

Penn State's primetime game against Rutgers on Sept. 19 will feature the program's first "stripe out" at Beaver Stadium.Fans will be asked to wear either blue or white, depending on where they're sitting, to give the stadium a striped look. Many other programs around the country, such as Iowa ...

Impact Lions

Impact LionsNo. 6: CB Trevor WilliamsThis is a series on the top 10 players who could make the biggest impact for Penn State this season. It's not a breakdown of the best players on the team, but more of a prediction of who will impact the squad the most.Who: Senior cornerback; 6-foot, 200 ...

Young RBs battling for spots in rotation

UNIVERSITY PARK - Johnathan Thomas knows what it's like to appear on the big stage.As a high school senior at St. John's Prep in Peabody, Mass. in 2013, Thomas returned an interception from 7 yards deep in the end zone all the way for a touchdown. The effort got him on ESPN SportsCenter with ...

Rudel: Lions should continue progress

As another football season is set to dawn over what was once Happy Valley - which is trying hard to be again someday - more than the usual amount of intrigue has engulfed the Nittany Nation.In better days gone by, you could look at the schedule and, prior to the Big Ten, circle the ...

Impact Lions No. 7: S Marcus Allen

This is a series on the top 10 players who could make the biggest impact for Penn State this season. It's not a breakdown of the best players on the team, but more of a prediction of who will impact the squad the most.Who: Sophomore safety; 6-foot-2, 209 poundsWhy he's rated here: Slotting him ...

Lions land 20th recruit in Hickory’s Pryts

Penn State's 2016 recruiting class now has reached 20 players, as the Nittany Lions continued to corner the market on the top in-state scholastic talent.This time it was Hickory four-star safety Andrew Pryts, who made his announcement on his Twitter account on Saturday night.Pryts has been on ...

Transfers will help PSU line

UNIVERSITY PARK - It seemed like the ideal match.Kevin Reihner was an all-state scholastic offensive lineman in the heart of Penn State Nation. Not only that, his father was a Nittany Lion lineman in the 1970s before going on for a stint in the NFL. Even his uncle was a kicker for Joe ...

Impact Lions No. 9: CB Jordan Lucas

This is the second in a series of the top 10 players who could make the biggest impact for Penn State this season. It's not a breakdown of the best players on the team, but more of a prediction of who will impact the squad the most.Who: Senior safety; 6-foot, 199 poundsWhy he's rated here: ...

Impact Lions

Impact LionsThis is the first in a series of the top 10 players who could make the biggest impact for Penn State this season. It's not a breakdown of the best players on the team, but more of a prediction of who will impact the squad the most.No. 10: PK Joey JuliusWho: Redshirt freshman ...

JUCO player gets nod at left tackle

From Mirror reportsUNIVERSITY PARK - Paris Palmer has made enough progress at left tackle for James Franklin to feel comfortable starting him there in Penn State's opener.Palmer, a junior college transfer, had some issues earlier in camp adjusting to the higher level of play. Franklin said ...

PSU LB great Ham honored by FWAA

DALLAS - The accomplishments of legendary Penn State football linebacker Jack Ham continue to standout in the annals of college football history, as the Football Writers' Association of American (FWAA) recently named the Hall of Famer to its 75th anniversary All-America Third Team.The team ...