November 7, 2015 |
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - This season probably didn't start out quite the way Penn State wide receiver Geno Lewis expected. Last season, playing behind DaeSean Hamilton, Lewis logged 55 catches for 751 yards. But the 2015 season began slowly for the 6-foot-1, 205-pound redshirt junior, who went four games without a single catch. In nine games, he has made nine catches for 107 yards and two touchdowns, both of which came in the Lions' last two games. "I've been through a lot harder things in life than not playing football," Lewis said.
November 1, 2015 |
Welcome to Week 9, the final round of games before the College Football Playoff selection committee releases its first rankings of the season on Tuesday. We'll see who gets the early foothold in the top four and see whether they can hang on through the sixth and final ranking on Dec. 8. So who do you like? People have complained about the lack of style points and opponents' strength in Ohio State's 8-0 start, but the Buckeyes are a lock for the initial ranking. Clemson and Louisiana State are undefeated, and their chances of getting an early seat at the table appear good.
October 31, 2015 |
The city has allowed ESPN to close for more than 48 hours a block of Market Street - a major city thoroughfare - near Independence Mall to set up its roving weekly college football GameDay live telecast. ESPN chose Philadelphia for its weekly College GameDay show because undefeated Temple University is playing Notre Dame on Saturday night at sold-out Lincoln Financial Field in this weekend's prime-time college football game. The event offers great exposure for Philadelphia, Mayor Nutter's spokesman Mark McDonald said Thursday night, calling it, "an excellent opportunity to market the city to a national audience.
October 25, 2015 |
The 2015 college football season reaches the halfway point with this weekend's games, and we've been sitting here for hours trying to figure out what topics to discuss. We could talk about the four preseason top-10 teams - Auburn, Oregon, Southern California, and Georgia - that have tumbled out of the top 25. Or we could discuss the teams (hello, Temple!) who began the season in Nowheresville and are now in the rankings. Who would have thought in August that the order of Pennsylvania's three FBS teams on the fourth Saturday of October, in terms of season record, would be Temple, Pittsburgh, Penn State?
October 6, 2015 |
1. Ohio State (5-0): Beat Indiana, 34-27. Saturday: vs. Maryland. If you have that running back, it might not matter who's the quarterback. Won at Maryland last year, 52-24. 2. Michigan State (5-0): Beat Purdue, 24-21. Saturday: at Rutgers. Hasn't looked as imposing since beating Oregon. Beat Rutgers last year at home, 45-3. 3. Texas Christian (5-0): Beat Texas, 50-7. Saturday: at Kansas State. OK, so maybe Texas isn't Texas Tech. Beat Kansas State by 21 last year at home. 4. Baylor (4-0)
September 25, 2015 |
THE PEOPLE toting babies, in line waiting for their first picture with Santa Claus, couldn't believe it. They refused to believe it. Mike McGlinchey, nearly a year old, was in his first Christmas bib and Janet and Mike McGlinchey, Michael's parents, had a laugh as they tried to convince everyone around them that their oldest was really still a baby - not 3 years old. Then there was the time at Disney World, when curious strangers would approach the...
September 20, 2015 |
Georgia Tech at Notre Dame 3:30 p.m., NBC10 The Fighting Irish are losing players at a frightening pace. They have lost four starters, including quarterback Malik Zaire, to season-ending injuries. The Yellow Jackets, who outscored Alcorn State and Tulane by 134-16, now get to find out where they stand. Auburn at Louisiana State 3:30 p.m., CBS3 Auburn was embarrassed last week by FCS opponent Jacksonville State, needing overtime to win the game, and may not be the national championship contender everyone thought.
September 18, 2015 |
Penn at Lehigh 12:30 p.m. Saturday Goodman Stadium, Bethlehem TV: None. Radio: WNTP (990-AM) Records: Penn 0-0, Lehigh 1-1. History: Penn leads, 44-13. This is the first meeting since 2003. About Penn: Ray Priore, a Quakers assistant for nearly three decades, makes his head-coaching debut ... They were 2-8 last season, after losing their last four in 2013 ... They've lost their last eight road openers ... They've lost five straight against non-Ivy League competition ... Junior Alek Torgensen completed 260 of 421 for 2,689 yards and 14 scores a year ago ... They were picked to finish sixth in the Ivies, the first time since 1992 they weren't in the top four.
September 9, 2015 |
For Temple coach Matt Rhule, there was little celebrating after the Owls' historic 27-10 victory over Penn State on Saturday. After meeting with former coach Wayne Hardin and some former players in the Lincoln Financial Field parking lot, Rhule picked up a fried peanut butter and jelly sandwich and headed home. "I watched some college football and then I woke up Sunday morning paranoid about Cincinnati," Rhule said Monday on a conference call with the media. Temple ended a 39-game, 74-year losing streak against Penn State in its opener.