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Next man up: RB Slade brimming with confidence

UNIVERSITY PARK — It’s now Ricky Slade’s turn to take over the high-profile role of lead tailback at Penn State, and he can’t wait. Slade is supremely confident in his abilities and promises big things. “I’m looking forward to it a lot,” Slade said with a big smile. “It’s ...

Wanting a challenge: QB Clifford takes on work with Uplifting Athletes

UNIVERSITY PARK — Leadership doesn’t come naturally for everyone. Some people shy away from it, while others seek it out at every opportunity. While he’s doing everything he can to prepare himself on and off the field to be Penn State’s new starting quarterback, Sean Clifford decided ...

Penn State men set to host Bucknell, Yale

UNIVERSITY PARK — Two home games as part of the NIT Season Tip-off event are confirmed for the nonconference portion of the Penn State men’s basketball schedule. The Nittany Lions will play host to Bucknell on Tuesday, Nov. 19 and Yale on Saturday, Nov. 23 in the Bryce Jordan ...

Book chronicles PSU wrestling

STATE COLLEGE — In his 10 years at the helm of the Penn State wrestling team, head coach Cael Sanderson has led the Nittany Lions to a run of success rarely seen in NCAA wrestling or any other collegiate sport. A new book written and published by the Penn State Wrestling Club, “Dawn of a ...

Football players cited for fight

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State football players Tariq Castro-Fields and Henry Fessler were cited with disorderly conduct for their roles in a fight outside a fraternity house on Jan. 27. The incident occurred shortly before 2 a.m., and police were summoned after a large fight was reported. ...

Chaos theory: Passion big part of success for PSU’s Spencer

UNIVERSITY PARK — The guy is, admittedly, a little crazy. James Franklin says that, too, about Sean Spencer, Penn State’s highly successful defensive line coach. So, what’s crazy about him? “Other than a tattoo that says ‘CHAOS?’” Spencer answers with a laugh while showing off ...

Nittany Lions pick up three commits but lose key LB prospect

Penn State has had a busy recruiting weekend, landing three players since Friday night but losing a big one, as well. The latest news came Saturday night when four-star linebacker Derek Wingo decommitted from PSU and then committed to Florida. It was yet another big loss for the Nittany ...

Pens returning to Pegula

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State University and the Pegula Ice Arena will again host an NHL preseason game, with the Buffalo Sabres making their third trip in the past four seasons. In a rematch of the last NHL preseason game at PSU in 2017, the Pittsburgh Penguins will serve as the visiting ...

High profile recruit decommitts

From Mirror reports Penn State’s rough recruiting week got even worse Thursday when yet another high-profile prospect decommitted from the Nittany Lions. Four-star cornerback Josh Moten announced his decision to decommit, saying he made his initial decision too soon. “After talking ...

Franklin talks Stevens transfer for 1st time

UNIVERSITY PARK — We may never know exactly what happened with Tommy Stevens or why the quarterback transferred from Penn State, and coach James Franklin didn’t offer any specifics when speaking publicly on the subject for the first time Wednesday. Franklin mentioned that he’s been ...

Pinegar excited about new hire

UNIVERSITY PARK — When Jake Pinegar ran onto the field with his teammates for the season opener against Appalachian State in 2018, he was quick to admit that he felt a little nervous. But the true freshman place kicker didn’t look nervous in his first collegiate action, drilling all six ...

Big 10 part of game in Las Vegas

The Associated Press The Big Ten and SEC will soon be heading to the Las Vegas Bowl, taking turns facing the Pac-12 when the game moves into a new billion-dollar NFL stadium in 2020. The Big Ten, Southeastern Conference and Big 12 unveiled bowl lineups for the 2020-25 seasons Tuesday. Other ...

Giger: Stevens’ decision great news for Chambers

UNIVERSITY PARK — Good for Patrick Chambers. He deserved this. Make no mistake about what happened last week, when Lamar Stevens decided to return for his senior season of Penn State basketball. That decision saved Chambers’ job. Or at least, it gives Chambers a fighting chance to ...

PSU recruit: Olu Fashanu

Position: Offensive tackle Recruiting class (size): 2020 (12 players) Hometown/School: Gonzaga/Washington D.C. Height/weight: 6-5/320 Stars: 4 (247Sports); 4 (Rivals) Other top offers: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State, Oklahoma, Oregon, Syracuse, North ...

PSU will play Pitt at noon

UNIVERSITY PARK — Five game times for the 2019 Penn State football season were announced Thursday. n The season opener against Idaho will kick at 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 31 on BTN n The Buffalo game Sept. 7 will be at 7:30 p.m. on FOX n The Pitt game Sept. 14 will be at noon on ABC n The ...

Stevens to return for Lions

Patrick Chambers and the Penn State basketball program picked up their biggest win of the year Wednesday night — in late May, with the season still five months away. Lamar Stevens, a first-team all-Big Ten performer last season, decided to remove his name from the NBA draft and return to ...

Penn State’s Parsons, Luketa share unbreakable bond

UNIVERSITY PARK — It all began in Beaver Hall. The dorm Micah Parsons called “legendary” is the site where the friendship between Parsons and fellow linebacker Jesse Luketa first started. Together, Parsons and Luketa enrolled early during the 2018 spring semester and their college ...

Stevens will play QB at Mississippi State

From Mirror reports Tommy Stevens has found a new home, and it’s no surprise at all where the former Penn State quarterback is transferring. Stevens is heading to Mississippi State, where he will reunite with his former Nittany Lion offensive coordinator, Joe Moorhead. Stevens entered ...

Present, future QBs selected in three days

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Let’s talk quarterbacks. As in potential backup quarterbacks in the NFL, and maybe starters down the road. Eleven quarterbacks were chosen in the three rounds of the draft. The trio that went in the opening round — No. 1 overall Kyler Murray to Arizona, No. 6 Daniel ...