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Finish line for PSU football season, mercifully, should be near

Kickoff Saturday: Michigan State (2-4) at Penn State (2-5), Noon TV: ABC Latest line: Penn State is favored by 14.5 points With all the uncertainty that has surrounded this year, college football’s goal was really pretty simple: Just get the season in. And for the Nittany Lions, by ...

Stakes low for Big Ten teams with 2 wins

By Eric Olson The Associated Press Minnesota has had its last two games canceled because of COVID-19 issues, more than 20 players will be unavailable for this week’s game and the Gophers’ best player has opted out. It begs the question: How motivated are the Gophers to play Nebraska ...

Following the Big Ten money made cents

By Paul Newberry The Associated Press For once in college athletics, chasing the pot of gold matched up seamlessly with doing the right thing. No. 3 Ohio State will take the field in the Big Ten championship game despite playing just five games, thanks to the conference bigwigs making an ...

Iowa-Wisconsin should be tops

By Eric Olson The Associated Press Things to watch during the eighth week of play in the Big Ten Conference: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 25 Wisconsin at No. 19 Iowa The reflex is to make Michigan-Ohio State the game of the week when it comes around each year, if only for the rivalry’s rich vein ...

Lions put a hurt on No.15 Virginia Tech

The Associated Press BLACKSBURG, Va. — Izaiah Brockington scored a career-high 24 points to lead Penn State to a 75-55 victory over No. 15 Virginia Tech on Tuesday night. Brockington hit 10 of 14 the floor, including two 3-pointers for the Nittany Lions (3-1), who used a 17-0 run early in ...

Penn State camp feeling emotional void

Following are the highlights of James Franklin’s Tuesday press conference: Saturday’s game: vs. Michigan State, 3:30 p.m. (ESPN) MAIN STORYLINE Franklin spoke at length about the sacrifices the program has made in order to play a football season during a global pandemic. An ...

Big Ten awaits fate after game canceled

The Associated Press ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Citing a rising number of COVID-19 cases in its program, Michigan canceled its annual showdown with Ohio State on Tuesday as college football lurches toward the end of the season without one of its cornerstone rivalry games. The season-ending grudge ...

No change in top 4 CFP rankings

The Associated Press For the third straight week, Alabama, Notre Dame, Clemson and Ohio State held on to the top four spots in the College Football Playoff rankings. The selection committee’s second-from-last rankings had only a little movement in the top 10. Texas A&M is still fifth ...

Former PSU star sells virtue of math to reach youngsters

The Associated Press John Urschel has found that a master’s degree in mathematics, his stature as an accomplished author and his pending doctorate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology isn’t necessarily enough to sell young students on the benefit of crunching numbers. What ...

Alabama-LSU game lacking buzz this year

By Ralph D. Russo The Associated Press Alabama-LSU has in 13 months gone from Game of the Century to not even as interesting as BYU at Coastal Carolina. The top-ranked Crimson Tide visit the defending national champion Tigers on Saturday for a game that is likely to be a name-the-score ...

Hoops du Jour

Men: Seton Hall at Penn State SUNDAY Tipoff: 8 p.m., Jordan Center, University Park Records: Seton Hall (1-2); Penn State (2-0) TV: Big Ten Network Radio: Penn State Sports Radio Network Internet: GoPSUsports.com Notable: Transfer point guard Sam Sessoms has come off the PSU bench and ...

Buckeyes getting back in the picture

The Associated Press Among the teams contending for a playoff spot, the intrigue is not about who No. 3 Ohio State is playing as much as who will be play playing for the Buckeyes this weekend. Ohio State seems to be on track to play at Michigan State on Saturday after a spike in COVID-19 ...

Big 10 wacky season continues

By David Ginsburg The Associated Press The Big Ten’s delayed, shortened season has proved to be an unpredictable, day-to-day adventure. From the first day of practice in October, when the players and coaches donned masks to plod carefully through a pandemic, there was no guarantee ...

Ex-Nittany Lion confident about his return to Giants

By Tom Canavan The Associated Press EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Saquon Barkley has no doubt he will get back on the field and play for the New York Giants once he’s finished rehabilitating the torn ACL in his right knee. Speaking to the media on Thursday for the first time since the ...

Lady Lions win at the buzzer

UNIVERSITY PARK — Makenna Marisa hit a shot at the buzzer Thursday night to lead the Penn State women’s basketball team to a 70-69 win over Rhode Island at the Jordan Center. Penn State improved to 3-0 with the win. Marisa finished with 17 points, including a 7-for-8 showing from the ...

Dread wins it for Penn State

UNIVERSITY PARK — It looked like so many other Penn State basketball games over the years, with the Nittany Lions playing well, only to squander things in the closing minutes. Myles Dread then saved the day. “Myles has a lot of experience,” PSU interim coach Jim Ferry said. “He’s ...

Franklin praises Nittany Lions’ ‘grit’

The following are the highlights of James Franklin’s Tuesday press conference: Saturday’s game: at Rutgers, Noon (FS1) MAIN STORYLINE The Nittany Lions finally got in the win column at Michigan in large part due to a more efficient day offensively and a better overall effort on ...

Red Flash women can’t stop Jekot

From Mirror reports UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State women’s basketball team shot 57 percent from the field to earn an 87-54 victory over Saint Francis Monday night at the Bryce Jordan Center. Penn State, which improved to 2-0, shot its highest percentage in over four years as eleven ...

Thanksgiving weekend different this season

By Ralph D. Russo The Associated Press The Thanksgiving weekend football feast will be missing a few of the dishes that have become mainstays. Schedules altered and seasons delayed by the pandemic have taken off the table a bunch of rivalry games that have become a staple of the last ...

Buckeyes’ game vs. Illinois canceled

The Associated Press No. 3 Ohio State’s game at Illinois on Saturday was canceled because the Buckeyes have had a spike of COVID-19 cases this week, leaving the the Big Ten’s best team precariously close to being ineligible to play for the conference title. The cancelation Friday night ...