October 27, 1994 |
Eddie George was so infatuated with Penn State football as a youngster that even his daydreams were in blue and white. The setting was the lush Beaver Stadium turf, and he'd close his eyes and imagine himself falling in line with all the great tailbacks who have passed through Happy Valley. Those dreams were fueled by his memory of jumping up and down in front of his television as a 13-year-old, watching the Nittany Lions grab the 1986 national championship with their win over Miami in the Fiesta Bowl.
September 25, 2014 |
STATE COLLEGE - It wasn't a victory over an elite opponent, but it did put Penn State in special company. The Nittany Lions thrashed Massachusetts, 48-7, at home on Saturday, moving them to 4-0 for the first time since the 2008 season. Penn State is the lone unbeaten squad in the Big Ten East and just one of two undefeated teams in the conference overall, joining Nebraska. On a national scale, the Lions are among 24 sides without a blemish. With 128 teams in the FBS, more than 80 percent of college football can't say the same.
September 29, 2014 |
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - After four games of feeling good about a new head coach, building up some momentum, and generating hope that a bowl bid would soon be possible, Penn State wiped out that optimism in a dismal performance Saturday. A sun-splashed crowd of 102,910 homecoming attendees at Beaver Stadium watched in disbelief as the Northwestern defense completely dominated the overmatched offensive line of the Nittany Lions and handed James Franklin his first loss in Happy Valley, a stunning, 29-6 defeat.
September 26, 2014 |
STATE COLLEGE - The first thing Penn State coach James Franklin does when evaluating an opponent is to try and find that one guy, that one defensive player who can wreck a game. Be it a defensive lineman, linebacker, cornerback or safety, who can change the complexity of a game? That's going to be quite the challenge for Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald. With a stable of defensive playmakers from the front four to the safeties over the top, the Nittany Lions' defense has turned heads through four games, leading the team to an undefeated mark.
September 25, 2014 |
Penn State has one game left before a week off in its schedule but already is exceeding expectations, with a 4-0 start and a chance before long to become the fifth Big Ten team to climb into the national rankings. After a 48-7 win over Massachusetts, the Nittany Lions finished last weekend still side-by-side with Nebraska as the conference's only two undefeated teams, and just two spots out of the top 25. However, when asked at his weekly teleconference what a 4-0 start meant, coach James Franklin refused to bite.
September 21, 2014 |
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - The perception is that Penn State's tight ends have taken a step back in their offensive roles under James Franklin, but the numbers say different. Jesse James, Kyle Carter and true freshman Mike Gesicki have combined for 18 receptions in the Nittany Lions' first three games, with James (10 catches) accounting for both touchdowns from the position. Previous Penn State coach Bill O'Brien was known for his imagination in utilizing his tight ends, who caught 83 passes in his first season, 2012.
September 18, 2010
Who: Kent State (1-1) at No. 22 Penn State (1-1) When: Today, 12:01 p.m. Where: Beaver Stadium, State College TV: ESPN2. Radio: WNTP (990-AM), WPNV (1440-AM)
September 11, 2012
The time for the Temple football game at Penn State on Sept. 22 has been set for 3:30 p.m. at Beaver Stadium. 6ABC or ESPN2 will televise the game.
January 29, 2013
Penn State athletic director Dave Joyner announced Monday that Virginia will not play a football game on Sept. 14 at Beaver Stadium in order to play its own home game on that date. "We are working with Virginia to reschedule the game for Beaver Stadium in a future season," Joyner said in a statement. "We have begun discussions to find an opponent for the Sept. 14. "
September 10, 2014 |
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - "May no act of ours bring shame" bellowed from the crowd of thousands gathered Monday night outside Beaver Stadium on the Pennsylvania State University campus. Students sang the Penn State alma mater. They climbed atop tall carts and pushed themselves against the metal partition of Gate A, where students enter on game day. And they cheered the NCAA's decision to allow Penn State to compete in a bowl game this postseason and to restore its full number of scholarships for 2015.