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Thanksgiving weekend different this season

By Ralph D. Russo The Associated Press The Thanksgiving weekend football feast will be missing a few of the dishes that have become mainstays. Schedules altered and seasons delayed by the pandemic have taken off the table a bunch of rivalry games that have become a staple of the last ...

Buckeyes’ game vs. Illinois canceled

The Associated Press No. 3 Ohio State’s game at Illinois on Saturday was canceled because the Buckeyes have had a spike of COVID-19 cases this week, leaving the the Big Ten’s best team precariously close to being ineligible to play for the conference title. The cancelation Friday night ...

Nittany Lions could see McNamara at QB for Michigan

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Michigan desperately needed a player to produce and provide an emotional lift. Cade McNamara delivered, replacing Joe Milton in the second quarter of last week’s 48-42 triple-overtime win at Rutgers. Wolverines coach Jim Harbaugh seemed to say McNamara did enough to ...

PSU season snapshot: 2018

A daily series featuring each Penn State football season from 1947-2019: Year: 2018 Coach: James Franklin Final record: 9-4 Final ranking: AP No. 17, Coaches No. 17 Regular-season wins: Appalachian State, Pitt, Kent State, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Wisconsin, Rutgers, ...

Big Ten’s biggest foe has been the virus

The Associated Press PISCATAWAY, N.J. — The coronavirus pandemic was considered by many coaches to be the biggest opponent for Big Ten Conference teams coming into this virus-delayed football season, and it certainly has been. With the annual bragging rights game between Minnesota and No. ...

Crist was known for his versatility

Two-sport standout died in October By Terry Nau For the Mirror The death of former Penn State basketball captain Chuck Crist on Oct. 28 passed without much notice on the national sports scene. Crist succumbed to aplastic anemia, a rare disorder in which the bone marrow fails to produce ...

PSU season snapshot: 2017

A daily series featuring each Penn State football season from 1947-2019: Year: 2017 Coach: James Franklin Final record: 11-2 Final ranking: AP No. 8, Coaches No. 8 Regular-season wins: Akron, Pitt, Georgia State, Iowa, Indiana, Northwestern, Michigan, Rutgers, Nebraska, ...

College basketball not just about wins this year

By Eddie Pells The Associated Press As more than 300 teams prepare to start a season that will look nothing like any before it, the conversation isn’t so much about who will be cutting down the nets at the end of March Madness as much as it whether anyone will cut down the nets at ...

PSU snapshot: 2015

A daily series featuring each Penn State football season from 1947-2019: Year: 2015 Coach: James Franklin Final record: 7-6 Final ranking: Not ranked Regular-season wins: Buffalo, Rutgers, San Diego State, Army, Indiana, Maryland, Illinois Regular-season losses: Temple, Ohio State, ...

Lady Lions tip off season Wednesday

From Mirror reports UNIVERSITY PARK — The Big Ten Conference unveiled the 2020-21 women’s basketball schedule Monday afternoon, which features 20 regular-season conference contests. Penn State tips off the new season Wednesday with a 6 p.m. non-conference contest against Coppin State at ...

Indiana gets big chance; FSU takes big fall

By Ralph D. Russo The Associated Press Indiana will play at Ohio State, and Clemson will visit Florida State on Saturday. One of these games is a matchup of ranked teams that will go a long way toward deciding a division title. The other carries a 35-point spread. As three-time national ...

PSU season snapshot: 2012

A daily series featuring each Penn State football season from 1947-2019: Year: 2012 Coach: Bill O’Brien Final record: 8-4 Final ranking: Not ranked Regular-season wins: Navy, Temple, Illinois, Northwestern, Iowa, Purdue, Indiana, Wisconsin Regular-season losses: Ohio, Virginia, ...

Penn State’s Stevens signed by Cavaliers

UNIVERSITY PARK — Former Penn State men’s basketball forward Lamar Stevens agreed in principle to with sign the Cleveland Cavaliers Wednesday night. Stevens and close family members celebrated his latest achievement at home in Philadelphia following a distinguished collegiate career. ...

Big Ten football loses Maryland-MSU game

The Big Ten game Saturday between Maryland and Michigan State has been canceled after a COVID-19 outbreak on the Terrapins resulted in a positive test for coach Michael Locksley. It’s the second straight cancellation for the Terrapins, who were scheduled to face Ohio State last week before ...

PSU Snapshot: 2011

A daily series featuring each Penn State football season from 1947-2019: Year: 2011 Coach: Joe Paterno (9 games) and Tom Bradley (4 games) Final record: 9-4 Final ranking: Not ranked Regular-season wins: Indiana State, Temple, Eastern Michigan, Indiana, Iowa, Purdue, Northwestern, ...

PSU opens league play on road

From Mirror reports UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State men’s basketball team will open its 20-game Big Ten Conference season with three league games in December, beginning with a road trip to Ann Arbor on Sunday, Dec. 13. Tip times and broadcast designations for league games will be ...

Life without Chambers awaiting Nittany Lions

The Associated Press UNIVERSITY PARK — It took the better part of a decade, but Patrick Chambers had Penn State basketball on what athletic director Sandy Barbour called a “positive trajectory.” Time to see if the Nittany Lions can continue it without him. Chambers’ abrupt ...

Franklin not naming starting QB

Following are the highlights of James Franklin’s Tuesday press conference: Saturday’s game: vs Iowa, 3:30 p.m. (Big Ten Network) MAIN STORYLINE Sean Clifford’s early struggles last week at Nebraska that included an interception and a strip sack that resulted in a Cornhuskers’ ...

PSU season snapshot: 2010

A daily series featuring each Penn State football season from 1947-2019: Year: 2010 Coach: Joe Paterno Final record: 7-6 Final ranking: Not ranked Regular-season wins: Youngstown State, Kent State, Temple, Minnesota, Michigan, Northwestern, Indiana Regular-season losses: Alabama, Iowa, ...

Nittany Lions welcome Drexel to open season

From Mirror reports UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State men’s basketball team is scheduled to play four non-conference home games to open its 2020-21 season, beginning with a Wednesday, Nov. 25 contest vs. Drexel in the Bryce Jordan Center to start the Thanksgiving weekend. The Nittany ...