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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 ...

PSU part of 11-3 vote to cancel season

The Associated Press A court filing disclosed Monday shows Big Ten Conference presidents voted 11-3 to postpone the football season, bringing some clarity to a key question raised in a lawsuit brought by a group of Nebraska football players. The vote breakdown was revealed in the Big ...

Big Ten planning football season

The Associated Press Big Ten coaches, athletic directors and medical personnel are working on multiple plans for staging a football season — including one that would have the league kicking off as soon as Thanksgiving weekend. The conference is in the early stages of a complicated process ...

Nebraska players file Big 10 lawsuit

The Associated Press A group of Nebraska football players filed a lawsuit Thursday, hoping a jury will force the Big Ten Conference to reinstate a fall football season. The lawsuit in Lancaster County District Court contends, among other things, the players are losing a chance for ...

Sports at a glance

PSU sees one test positive UNIVERSITY PARK — For the period of August 17-21, Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics conducted 261 COVID-19 tests of students with one student testing positive and nine pending tests. Therefore, as part of the protocols established in the return to campus ...

Parsons makes preseason All-American list

The Associated Press Penn State linebacker Micah Parsons and Oregon tackle Penei Sewell are among 11 players selected to The Associated Press preseason All-America first team who are not slated to play this fall. The team was selected by 47 AP poll voters, who were asked to consider all ...

Not-playing PSU opens up ranked 7th

The Associated Press Clemson is the preseason No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25, a poll featuring nine Big Ten and Pac-12 teams that gives a glimpse at what has already been taken by the pandemic from an uncertain college football season. Ohio State (1,504 points) was a close No. 2 behind ...

Sports at a glance

Cornhuskers want answers LINCOLN, Neb. — An attorney representing the families of 11 Nebraska football players says Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren has not responded to a letter seeking documents and other material outlining specifics of how the conference decided to not play football ...

Big Ten parents want more answers from those in charge

By Eric Olson The Associated Press Parents of Big Ten football players, upset over the process that led to the postponement of the fall season, held a protest near the conference’s Chicago-area headquarters Friday while an attorney in Nebraska demanded Commissioner Kevin Warren turn over ...

NCAA fixes one problem, but …

By Ralph D. Russo The Associated Press For the college athletes who are heading into a season of uncertainty brought on by COVID-19, the NCAA’s decision to not charge them a year of eligibility — no matter how much they play — brings peace of mind. And happy parents. “My mom’s ...

Franklin adjusting to disappointment

James Franklin has had more than a week to digest the Big Ten’s decision to cancel its fall season due to the coronavirus, but in speaking publicly for the first time Wednesday, it’s clear he isn’t over the disappointment. He used terms like “gut-wrenching” and “heartbroken” for ...

Big Ten commish elaborates over concerns of COVID-19

By Eric Olson The Associated Press Facing backlash from fans, players’ parents and others, Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren sought to elaborate on the decision last week to postpone football season until spring. The first-year commissioner has been criticized for a lack of transparency ...

Sports at a glance

Lady Lions add 2 players UNIVERSITY PARK Penn State women’s basketball coach Carolyn Kieger announced the additions of SMU transfer Johnasia Cash and incoming freshman Nyam Thornton to its team on Wednesday. Cash, who averaged a team-leading 11.1 points and 9.4 rebounds per game ...