May 8, 2015 |
Penn State coach James Franklin says his program does its best to provide the information his players need while trying to make the decision on whether to leave college with football eligibility remaining to enter the NFL draft. But he also has a "general rule": "You should never come out early unless you're going to be a first-round draft choice," he said. The Nittany Lions had three players come out early, and two of them - offensive tackle Donovan Smith and tight end Jesse James - were taken, Smith in the second round by Tampa Bay, James in the fifth round by Pittsburgh.
May 4, 2015 |
Two Penn State players - safety Adrian Amos and tight end Jesse James - were selected Saturday on the final day of the NFL draft, but three more Nittany Lions reached free-agent agreements after the draft ended. The 6-foot, 1/2-inch, 218-pound Amos was taken in the fifth round by the Chicago Bears with the 142d overall selection. The 6-7, 261-pound James, of Glassport, Pa., about 12 miles from Pittsburgh, went later in the same round (No. 160) to the Steelers. In all, three Nittany Lions were chosen.
January 7, 2015 |
Penn State tight end Jesse James, an honorable mention all-Big Ten selection, has announced he will give up his final year of eligibility to enter the NFL draft, the Nittany Lions said in a news release. The 6-foot-7, 271-pound James, a junior who caught 38 passes for 396 yards and three touchdowns this season, is the third player to leave the Nittany Lions with one year of eligibility left. He joins offensive tackle Donovan Smith and defensive end Deion Barnes, a former Northeast High star.
November 7, 2014 |
STATE COLLEGE - Sometimes it's not even fair. Penn State tight end Jesse James, who towers at 6-7, 254 pounds, is a load to cover and tackle. That's especially the case in the red zone, and he showed it Saturday afternoon against Maryland. James, a junior, had his most productive game, dating back to early September, and with the Nittany Lions playing Indiana - a team that concedes plenty of opportunities to tight ends - James could have a field day in Bloomington on Saturday.
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 8, 2014 |
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - With its running game still mired in quicksand and Christian Hackenberg still finding that heroic throws sometimes lead to interceptions, Penn State continued Saturday to discover the ability to dial up a big play whenever it needed one. Hackenberg threw a pair of picks, giving him four in two games, but he shook them off to pass for 319 yards and three touchdowns, as the Nittany Lions got their offense untracked late and...
March 2, 2013
Dale Robertson, 89, an Oklahoma native who became a star of TV and movie westerns in the genre's heyday, died Tuesday in La Jolla, Calif., of lung cancer and pneumonia. He had bit parts in films including The Boy With the Green Hair and the Joan Crawford vehicle Flamingo Road before landing more high-profile roles such as Jesse James in Fighting Man of the Plains. In the 1950s, he moved into TV, starring in series such as Tales of Wells Fargo (1957-62), Iron Horse (1966)
October 9, 2012 |
Director Brenna Geffers showed a bit of boldness when casting only women in EgoPo Classic Theatre's The Assassination of Jesse James . Running into traffic is also bold, though not without consequence. Geffers' script consists of poems, songs, text found in dime novels, and newspaper accounts about the legendary outlaw. The play, itself a collage of direct-address narrative, dramatization and song, chronicles James' transition from guerrilla fighter slaughtering Union forces to stagecoach-robbing bandit.
January 4, 2012 |
MICHELLE "BOMBSHELL" McGEE , the tattooed trollop who slept with Sandra Bullock 's then-husband, Jesse James , will pillow-fight Delaware County tattoo model Rita Rampage on Friday at the Deck (101 Taylor) in Essington. The event is the first of the new Pillow Fighting League and features three other bouts. Who could possibly be behind such a ridiculous event? You guessed it . . . Damon Feldman . Feldman is not legally allowed to promote boxing events in Pennsylvania after being convicted of promoting fights without a license, but pillow fighting is not yet regulated by the state.
November 16, 2011 |
IF THE ORIGINAL Black Sabbath can reunite for a new album, why not Eddie Van Halen and David Lee Roth ? Billboard.com reports that Van Halen (the band) will sign with Interscope Records and release its first album with Roth since 1984. Think of it as a supplement to social security. The Hollywood Reporter had originally reported that the band was going to join Columbia Records, but a source said that Interscope chairman "heard the band was available and wanted to work with them.