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Penn State recruiting day rivals Michigan game

UNIVERSITY PARK - For most of the season, the talk was that the weekend of the Michigan game was going to be Penn State's biggest showcase and attraction for recruiting.It lived up to the hype. Nearly 100 prospects attended the Nittany Lions' quadruple overtime win.However, Saturday's 23-20 ...

Giger’s 5 keys: Lions need big day on offense to win

Five things to look for as Penn State plays its final home game and tries to clinch a winning season against Nebraska.No. 1: Score - a lotThe Lions probably will need to put up a big number to win - upwards of 30 points. Nebraska had 28 against a tremendous Michigan State defense, and that was ...

Rudel: Today’s Penn State honoree has overcome, too

Penn State will honor a senior class today that has shown a collective commitment and resolve that have been more impressive than most of its wins this season.In that regard, maybe it's fitting that the former Nittany Lion who will be introduced at halftime overcame more than his share of ...

PSU falls to Nebraska in home finale

UNIVERSITY PARK -- Bill O'Brien badly wanted the seniors on Penn State's football team to celebrate a victory in their home finale, the same way last year's team did when it beat Wisconsin for the program's signature win during the post-Sandusky scandal era.Just like last year, the Nittany ...

Seniors look to go out on winning note

UNIVERSITY PARK - At the end of every football season, the senior class is honored for the years it gave to its respective university, and a new trend is developing for Penn State's senior classes.Now, each class is becoming known as another to stick with the Nittany Lions in the wake of a ...

Lions on verge of a winning season

UNIVERSITY PARK - As broadcaster Steve Jones frequently says, the NCAA sanctions were levied in an attempt to wreck the Penn State football program.Bill O'Brien and the Nittany Lions already have done so many things to prevent that, and Saturday they have a chance to clinch a second consecutive ...

O’Brien not interested in talking about Robinson’s NFL readiness

A capsule look at Bill O'Brien's weekly news conferenceOpponent: Nebraska (7-3, 4-2 Big Ten)Kickoff: Saturday 3:30 p.m., Beaver StadiumTV: BTNLine: PSU is favored by 2 1/2; over/under is 50 1/2About the Cornhuskers: RB Ameer Abdullah leads the Big Ten in rushing (1,336 yards) and yards per game ...

Penn State report card

Following is Neil Rudel's report card from Penn State's 45-21 victory over Purdue on Saturday at Beaver Stadium:POSITION GRADE COMMENTQuarterback B+Hackenberg (16-23-212) averaged solid 13.2 per completion and 9.2 per attempt. Also booted 4-yard TD rush nicely. Lone blotch was late pick he ...

Penn State needs more than Lucas to become elite

UNIVERSITY PARK - Penn State senior All-American Maggie Lucas limped out of the game at the 12:53 mark of the second half after knocking down a 3-pointer in front of her own bench - she later said she stepped on the foot of a Connecticut defender and turned her ankle.Lady Lion fans inside the ...

Penn State routs Purdue with solid ground attack

UNIVERSITY PARK - There's a very fine line coaches walk when talking about other teams because everything they say could, and will, be dissected for potential bulletin-board material.Bill O'Brien found something he took exception to that Purdue coach Darrell Hazell said early in the week, and ...

Lions’ defense makes key plays against Boilermakers

UNIVERSITY PARK - It's been a season of learning on the job for Penn State sophomore Jordan Lucas in the Nittany Lion secondary.At times, the first-year starter has made some eye-opening plays at cornerback, displaying a knack for making bone-jarring hits, in particular. And there have been ...

PSU-Purdue highlights, lowlights

UNIVERSITY PARK - Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State's 45-21 victory over Purdue on Saturday at Beaver Stadium:Play of the game: On third-and-7 from the Purdue 8, Adam Breneman caught a short pass from Christian Hackenberg and lunged to get the ball over the goal line ...

Penn State-Purdue notebook

McGloin to start today for RaidersUNIVERSITY PARK - While Penn State fans were watching their No. 14 go to work on Saturday against Purdue, it was announced they will have another No. 14 to root for today.Former Nittany Lion quarterback Matt McGloin was named the starter for the Oakland Raiders ...

5 Keys for PSU football

Five things to look for as Penn State plays a team in Purdue that hasn't beaten a Division I-A opponent all season and comes into Beaver Stadium as more than a three-touchdown underdog.No. 1: Commit to runThe Boilermakers have one of the worst defenses in the country against the run, giving up ...

Area man has deep Purdue roots

Probably no one living in central Pennsylvania grew up more connected to Purdue than Art DeCamp.While household names in the Nittany Nation were Paterno, Reid and Suhey, DeCamp, a Huntingdon resident now of almost 20 years, heard all about the likes of Bob Griese, Gary Danielson and Rick ...

Lady Lions coach downsplays UConn visit

UNIVERSITY PARK - The way Penn State women's basketball coach Coquese Washington sees it, Connecticut is just the next team on the schedule.And whether it's the No. 1 ranked team in the country, or her son's YMCA squad, she said the approach to an early-season game doesn't change."This week is ...