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Neil Rudel

Can’t wait to see where Oweh lands

One of the most intriguing NFL prospects that Penn State has ever had is on the clock. We’re not talking about Micah Parsons, who is projected as a high pick as a game-changing linebacker. Also predicted to go in the first round is defensive end Jayson Oweh. If you can’t recall what ...

Roberson shows he has backup plan

UNIVERSITY PARK — Beyond the obvious overall improvement necessary to separate itself from what led to last season’s unthinkable 0-5 start, Penn State’s top priority this spring has been to find a backup quarterback. The Nittany Lions appeared to accomplish that with Ta’Quan ...

Shrewsberry aware of challenge

Power-5 conferences seeking new leadership in football or basketball generally have two choices: A head coach at a mid-major program who has had success or a rising assistant from a bigger-name school. In Micah Shrewsberry, Penn State chose the latter. Shrewsberry has spent the last 13 ...

PSU vote to improve Lasch produces ‘crack’

Penn State football went 1-0 last week with the Board of Trustees’ decision to approve a $48.3 million upgrade to the Lasch Football Building. But while the 27-6 vote may appear to have been a three-touchdown victory, there was notable sideline disagreement that could linger and affect the ...

PSU shouldn’t dismiss a Ferry ride

Other than an occasional Twitter comment, I don’t cover Penn State basketball anymore, but I still watch it, and I think Sandy Barbour has an interesting situation on her hands. The Nittany Lions are 7-9 overall and 4-8 in the Big Ten entering Sunday’s game with Nebraska at the Bryce ...

Locals have watched Nits’ new OC grow

Two local high school football coaches have first-hand experience with new Penn State offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich. R.J. Albarano roomed with him in the late 1990s while the two were on the football team at California (Pa.) University. “He played QB for us at Cal,” Albarano, a ...