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Giger: Blowout loss brings scrutiny for PSU defensive coordinator Butler

Talk about a horrible weekend of football for Pennsylvania, with Penn State getting humiliated by Ohio State, 63-14, the Steelers looking lousy in a 21-18 loss to Oakland, the Eagles' offense looking terrible in a 15-7 loss to the Giants, Pitt losing to Navy, 24-21, and Temple falling to SMU, ...

Blowout defeat to Ohio State brings scrutiny for Butler

Talk about a horrible weekend of football for Pennsylvania, with Penn State getting humiliated by Ohio State, 63-14, the Steelers looking lousy in a 21-18 loss to Oakland, the Eagles' offense looking terrible in a 15-7 loss to the Giants, Pitt losing to Navy, 24-21, and Temple falling to SMU, ...

Hackenberg injures right shoulder

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg was pulled midway through the third quarter with his team trailing big after suffering a right shoulder injury.Hackenberg was hit late in a dead-ball situation when PSU was called for a false start. The refs blew the whistle, but ...

PSU-Ohio State highlights, lowlights

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State's 63-14 loss to Ohio State on Saturday night at Ohio Stadium:Play of the game: On third-and-4 from the Ohio State 12, and trailing 7-0, Christian Hackenberg was intercepted in the end zone by Buckeye safety Corey Brown. ...

Nittany Lions blown out in prime time

COLUMBUS, Ohio - It's hard not to look at it as the worst, and most embarrassing, loss ever for the Penn State football program.If you consider what they played prior to 1900 football, then it technically wasn't the worst loss. There was a 106-0 debacle against Lehigh in 1889 and a 64-5 ...

Lions need to protect Hackenberg

Five things to look for as Penn State tries to end No. 4 Ohio State's national championship hopes and beat a top five team for the first time since 1999.No. 1: Protect HackPenn State's offense should be effective moving the ball against Ohio State's defense, which is not all that good and is ...

Rudel: Odds stacked against Penn State to upset Buckeyes

How many of you think Penn State gets a win in the Horseshoe tonight?Didn't think so.The oddsmakers agree, having installed Ohio State as a 15-point favorite.Over the years, that level of an underdog role hasn't been bestowed on the Nittany Lions too often.In fact, since joining the Big Ten in ...

Lions feel good about chances against Miller

UNIVERSITY PARK-With time winding down in the third quarter of Penn State and Ohio State's 2012 matchup, the Buckeyes' quarterback showcased just how dangerous he can be.The undefeated Ohio State team stared at a third-and-goal from the 1-yard line, clinging to a four-point lead as Braxton ...

Lions look for rare win over top 5 team

UNIVERSITY PARK - Ohio State will never consider Penn State its biggest rival - that's Michigan - but one thing the Buckeyes frequently have come to represent for the Nittany Lions is their best chance at a true signature victory.Just look back to the electric atmosphere night at Beaver Stadium ...

Ohio State QB concerns Lions

A capsule look at Bill O'Brien's weekly news conferenceOpponent: No. 4 Ohio State (7-0, 3-0 Big Ten)Kickoff: Saturday 8 p.m., Ohio StadiumTV: ABCAbout the Buckeyes: They're in contention for a national title, although they'll need losses from two of the top three teams (Alabama, Florida State, ...

Refreshing change:Lions have deeper bench; Frazier back in fold

UNIVERSITY PARK - If third-year coach Patrick Chambers has his way, the Penn State basketball team will be going deep this year. Not deep in the Hackenberg-to-Robinson sense, of course. But rather, rolling more players through his rotation.By the end of a difficult 2012-13 campaign in which the ...

PSU players to enjoy rest on off week

Following the four-overtime victory over Michigan, Penn State is entering its second bye week of the year.Christian Hackenberg said the off weekend allows the Nittany Lions to recharge, calm down and start focusing on the next task at hand."[The bye week] definitely helps us to get healthy and ...

Lady Lions getting ready for new season

UNIVERSITY PARK - For the past few seasons, Penn State women's basketball coach Coquese Washington had what she called a "wonderful luxury" - a core group of veteran players that sparked the Lady Lions to back-to-back Big Ten regular-season titles.A crop of first-year players - eight in all - ...

O’Brien giving credit to Robinson, Felder for clutch drive

UNIVERSITY PARK - While Penn State's last drive of regulation on Saturday, which saw the Nittany Lions march 80 yards down field in just four plays, may define Christian Hackenberg's young career, Bill O'Brien looked to give some credit elsewhere.O'Brien mentioned all three of the passes made ...

PSU football players honored

UNIVERSITY?PARK?- Less than 48 hours removed from a team upset over then-No. 18 Michigan - a game in which several Nittany Lions stepped up - two were individually awarded.C.J. Olaniyan and Christian Hackenberg won Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week and Big Ten Freshman of the Week, ...

Zwinak gets benched

UNIVERSITY PARK Zach Zwinak entered Saturday's game as Penn State's first-string tailback, but he didn't see the field again after a very costly fumble on the first play of the second half.Zwinak took a handoff at his own 25 and coughed it up, with James Ross III stripping him and Frank Clark ...

Michigan-PSU highlights, lowlights

UNIVERSITY PARK - Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State's 43-40 victory over Michigan in four overtimes on Saturday night at Beaver Stadium:Play of the game: On second-and-10 from the Michigan 37, with no timeouts and 27 seconds left, Christian Hackenberg hit a leaping ...