November 7, 1997 |
The wind can howl. Mark Smith won't mind. The rain can pour down. Smith won't mind. The Penn State Blue Band can strike up "Fight on, State. " That's when Smith might start to mind. Smith, a computer expert for a paper company in Wayne, is a graduate of the University of Michigan and a loyal Wolverines football fan. Tomorrow, he will sit in a corner of Beaver Stadium in State College, Pa., watching Michigan play Penn State. It promises to be a lonely afternoon for Smith and his friends.
November 16, 1989 |
Notre Dame coach Lou Holtz knows that he has diminished the chances of quarterback Tony Rice in the Heisman Trophy balloting. Rice has passed little this season, and most of the Irish's rushing touchdowns have been scored by running backs Ricky Watters and Anthony Johnson. Also, Rice has stood on the sidelines in the late stages of blowouts, with Holtz giving his backups work. Holtz calls Rice a complete quarterback - a leader, a strong runner and a competent passer. "But I don't believe there's any way in the world that we could get the statistics for Tony Rice that would impress other people without being detrimental to the overall goals of the University of Notre Dame," Holtz said.
September 2, 2009 |
Coach: Joe Paterno (44th season, 383-127-3) Last year: 11-2 overall, 7-1 Big Ten Conference (co-champion with Ohio State), No. 8 final national ranking, Rose Bowl loss to Southern California On the Web: GoPSUSports.com Ticket info: Another season opener, another sellout of 107,000 plus in Beaver Stadium. Worth watching: Sean Lee was everybody's preseason All-America at linebacker last season until he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in an April 2008 practice.
September 3, 2010 |
The thought is that Youngstown State is being thrown to the wolves, a Football Championship Subdivision member that is headed to Beaver Stadium to play Penn State, the 19th-ranked team among major colleges, before a crowd approaching 100,000. Ah, but the Penguins don't see it that way. The school will make $450,000 for the trip. Eric Wolford is taking part in his first game as a collegiate head coach, and what better way to debut than to have living legend Joe Paterno on the other sideline?
August 20, 1995 |
Less than three months removed from graduating from Coatesville High, and three days before Penn State's 1994 opener against Minnesota, middle linebacker Clint Seace couldn't have felt much better. He'd just intercepted a pass during a noncontact drill and was steaming toward the sideline. Not long afterward, he couldn't have felt much worse. It wasn't so much the pain in his right ankle, which had snapped, it was what he saw when he limped into the dressing room after having two screws inserted during surgery.
September 28, 2000 |
The questions have become so persistent, so predictable, you can imagine Penn State quarterback Rashard Casey mouthing them as they are asked from the other end of the phone line. Rashard, why aren't you screwing defenders into the ground with those thrilling, elusive, highlight-film runs like you did last year? Rashard, why don't you seem to be the free and easy quarterback that you were last year? Rashard, why aren't you completing your throws at the impressive 63 percent rate that you did last season, when you led the Big Ten Conference in passing efficiency?
August 13, 2014 |
EIGHT DAYS ago, Penn State's football team held its annual preseason media day at Beaver Stadium, where nearly 90 non-freshmen players were spread out across the yet-to-be-painted natural grass field. The defensive linemen were stationed to a far corner, in an area of the field typically used as part of the opposition's sideline. Midway through the hour the players spent in the stadium, about 10 reporters huddled around the 6-4, 255-pound defensive end sporting a blue No. 18 uniform.
September 1, 2010 |
Penn State coach Joe Paterno announced Wednesday night that freshman Robert Bolden will be the starting quarterback in Saturday's season opener against Youngstown State at Beaver Stadium. It marks the first time in Paterno's 45-year tenure as head coach that a true freshman will start the opening game. The 6-foot-3, 221-pound Bolden, from Orchard Lake, Mich., beat out sophomores Kevin Newsome and Matt McGloin for the honor of starting the opener. But Paterno indicated that Newsome or McGloin, or both, will see action on Saturday.
August 21, 2007 |
All-America linebacker Dan Connor, quarterback Anthony Morelli and wide receiver Terrell Golden have been elected football captains by their Penn State teammates. Golden is the most interesting of the selections since he is not expected to be a starter this season. He will be the only senior among the wide receivers, but had just six receptions for 120 yards last season. His leadership skills have emerged since the team convened in January for offseason workouts. He won the Red Worrell Award as the offense's most improved player in spring practice.
August 27, 2009 |
Penn State will play Indiana next season at FedEx Field in Landover, Md., the schools announced today. The game, scheduled to be Indiana's home game, will be played Nov. 20. The Hoosiers travel to Beaver Stadium this season Nov. 14. "We are very excited about the opportunity to play the 2010 Indiana football game at FedExField, one of the nation's premier sports facilities," Penn State athletic director Tim Curley said in a statement....