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Lions host OSU in home opener

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State fans eager to see the Nittany Lions play Ohio State won’t have to wait long. The Big Ten released its schedule Saturday morning, and the Lions will host the Buckeyes in the second game of the season — Oct. 31 at Beaver Stadium. Penn State opens at Indiana ...

PSU season snapshot: 1959

A daily series featuring each Penn State football season from 1947-2019: Year: 1959 Coach: Rip Engle Final record: 9-2 Final ranking: AP No. 12, UPI No. 14 Regular-season wins: Missouri, VMI, Colgate, Army, Boston, Illinois, West Virginia, Holy Cross Regular-season losses: Syracuse, ...

PSU chemistry has Franklin concerned

Now that the Big Ten has done an about-face on its football season, James Franklin has plunged into the task of building a team. At the top of his concern list is team chemistry. The coronavirus has limited group interaction, which precludes team meals and hanging out at Franklin’s home ...

PSU Snapshot: 1958

A daily series featuring each Penn State football season from 1947-2019: Coach: Rip Engle Final record: 6-3-1 Final ranking: Not ranked Regular-season wins: Penn, Marquette, Boston, Furman, Holy Cross, Pitt Regular-season losses: Nebraska, Army, Syracuse Regular-season ties: West ...

Freiermuth back with Penn State

The return of Penn State football, set to begin play in October, has triggered the return of the Nittany Lions’ best offensive player. Tight end Pat Freiermuth confirmed Wednesday that he is not opting out of the season, contrary to previous reports. Freiermuth appeared on the Big Ten ...

PSU Snapshot: 1957

A daily series featuring each Penn State football season from 1947-2019: Coach: Rip Engle Final record: 6-3 Final ranking: Not ranked Regular-season wins: Penn, William & Mary, Syracuse, West Virginia, Marquette, Holy Cross Regular-season losses: Army, Vanderbilt, Pitt Bowl ...

PSU season snapshot: 1956

A daily series featuring each Penn State football season from 1947-2019: Coach: Rip Engle Final record: 6-2-1 Final ranking: Not ranked Regular-season wins: Penn, Holy Cross, Ohio State, West Virginia, Boston, N.C. State Regular-season losses: Army, Syracuse Regular-season ties: ...

Big Ten to start season Oct. 23-24

Penn State football will resume in October. The Big Ten announced this morning that its season will start with the weekend of Oct. 23-24, based on a recommendation from the Big Ten Council of Presidents and Chancellors (COP/C), who voted unanimously to resume the season. The league has ...

PSU season snapshot: 1955

A daily series featuring each Penn State football season from 1947-2019: Year: 1955 Coach: Rip Engle Final ranking: Not ranked Regular-season wins: Boston, Virginia, Penn, Syracuse, Rutgers Regular-season losses: Army, Navy, WVU, Pitt Bowl game: None Team stat leaders: Lenny Moore ...

Sun Belt has fun at Big 12 expense

The Associated Press Sun Belt rivals Louisiana-Lafayette and Appalachian State were among 10 new teams ranked Sunday in first regular-season Associated Press college football poll, which was stripped of the teams not yet scheduled to play a fall season. There was no change at the very top: ...

PSU season snapshot: 1953

A daily series featuring each Penn State football season from 1947-2019: Year: 1953 Coach: Rip Engle Final record: 6-3 Final ranking: Not ranked Regular-season wins: Boston, Syracuse, TCU, Fordham, Rutgers, Pitt Regular-season losses: Wisconsin, Penn, West Virginia Bowl game: None Team ...

PSU season snapshot: 1952

A daily series featuring each Penn State football season from 1947-2019: Coach: Rip Engle Final record: 7-2-1 Final ranking: Not ranked Regular-season wins: Temple, William & Mary, West Virginia, Nebraska, Penn, Rutgers, Pitt Regular-season losses: Michigan State, ...

Sports at a glance

Battle added to PSU staff UNIVERSITY PARK – Penn State men’s basketball coach Patrick Chambers announced the addition of former Nittany Lion Talor Battle to his staff as an assistant coach on Thursday. Battle, a 2011 Penn State graduate and three-year captain, joins the program after ...

48 athletes test positive at PSU

From Mirror reports UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State Athletics is reporting its highest COVID-19 positive rate to date. For the period of Aug. 31-Sept. 4, the athletic department conducted 920 tests of students that produced 48 positive test results. Previous weekly and bi-weekly reports all ...

PSU season snapshot: 1952

A daily series featuring each Penn State football season from 1947-2019: Coach: Rip Engle Final record: 5-4 Final ranking: Not ranked Regular-season wins: Boston, Nebraska, West Virginia, Syracuse, Rutgers Regular-season losses: Villanova, Michigan State, Purdue, Pitt Bowl game: ...

PSU season snapshot: 1950

A daily series featuring each Penn State football season from 1947-2019: Year: 1950 Coach: Rip Engle Final record: 5-3-1 Final ranking: Not ranked Regular-season wins: Georgetown, Boston College, West Virginia, Rutgers, Pitt Regular-season losses: Army, Syracuse, ...

States reach out to Big Ten

Leaders of six state legislatures in the Big Ten footprint have sent a letter to Commissioner Kevin Warren asking the conference to reconsider its decision to cancel the fall football season. The letter is written on the letterhead of Michigan House Speaker Lee Chatfield and also signed by ...

Take a Nittany Lions trip back in time

While we wait for clarity on when the 2020 Big Ten season will begin — and if it will actually take place before 2021 — the Mirror will provide a quick-hitting, year-by-year glimpse of the Nittany Lions’ football history. For the next 72 days, “Season Snapshot” will be published ...

PSU doctor apologizes for confusion

From Mirror reports Dr. Wayne Sebastianelli, Penn State’s director of athletic medicine, made national news Thursday by saying “30 to 35 percent” of Big Ten athletes who tested positive for the coronavirus were also diagnosed with myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart muscles and a ...

Trump pushing for reboot of Big 10 football season

By Eric Olson The Associated Press The Big Ten Conference, already in court and under pressure from players and parents over its decision to cancel fall football, is now hearing from President Donald Trump. Trump tweeted Tuesday that he had spoken with Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren ...