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Neil Rudel

Nittany Lions’ victory is reason to dance

James Franklin has seen too many coaches who live their lives in misery regardless of the outcome. That’s why he often says he and the Nittany Lions “are going to enjoy winning.” That was definitely the case Saturday as Penn State went into Auburn and came away with a convincing ...

Franklin not shying away from tough decisions

PSU at Auburn When Saturday, 3:30 p.m. Line: Auburn is 2.5-point underdog TV: CBS Radio: TOONA 1430-AM & 99.7-FM By Neil Rudel nrudel@altoonamirror.com It’s pretty obvious the last two seasons didn’t sit well with James Franklin. Nor should they. As the Nittany Lions ...

Through two games, what is your top concern for Penn State?

Defensive line needs to establish its presence By Neil Rudel nrudel@altoonamirror.com Penn State is averaging 40 points per game and has allowed just one touchdown in the last five quarters so today’s question is a bit of an exercise in splitting hairs. But even at 2-0 with a nice ...

Freshmen blooming quickly

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State’s future appears to be in good hands. Its present may be, too. The Nittany Lions cruised in their home opener Saturday, blowing out Ohio University, 46-10, before 107,306 at Beaver Stadium. The stars were a pair of freshmen — tailback Nick Singleton and ...

Rocco family continues to be part of PSU legacy

Ohio at PSU Saturday: Noon Records: Both teams are 1-0 TV: ABC Radio: TOONA 1430-AM; 99.7-FM The latest line: PSU by 24.5 By Neil Rudel nrudel@altoonamirror.com UNIVERSITY PARK — The 2022 Penn State football season is a homecoming for the Rocco family. Danny Rocco is in his first ...