December 1, 2014 |
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - There were moments during Penn State's regular-season finale against No. 10 Michigan State when it appeared as if the Nittany Lions could play with the Spartans. But there were more times that the Spartans clearly looked like the better team. Michigan State proved the latter point on the scoreboard Saturday, using two touchdowns in a span of 2 minutes, 55 seconds in the third quarter to spark a 34-10 victory that spoiled the Lions' senior day festivities at Beaver Stadium.
November 20, 2014 |
Dakari Johnson scored 11 points, Andrew Harrison had 10 and No. 1 Kentucky used a dominant defense to blow out No. 4 Kansas, 72-40, in Tuesday night's Champions Classic in Indianapolis. The Wildcats (3-0) shot just 43.1 percent from the field, but they were so good on defense that it didn't matter. Kansas (1-1) shot just 19.6 percent from the field and was 15 for 27 at the line in the storied program's worst offensive performance since a 61-45 loss to Kentucky on Dec. 1, 1998. Duke 81, Michigan State 71 - Jahlil Okafor spent last year's State Farm Champions Classic trying to pick a school.
November 7, 2014 |
LAST SEASON, Michigan State came within a 17-13 September loss at Notre Dame of maybe playing Florida State for the national title. It was a game in which the Spartans were called for four pass-interference penalties - including two on the winning drive - and a defensive holding that also led to Irish points. "I've been coaching 30-plus years . . . never [saw that]," MSU's Mark Dantonio noted at the time. "I guess that's where we should stop. " So the next time anyone wants to bring up the late call that went against ND at FSU . . . Just saying.
November 6, 2014 |
Indiana junior Tevin Coleman may be the nation's best running back, and the reason goes far beyond the fact that he leads the Football Bowl Subdivision in rushing. The Hoosiers (3-5, 0-4 Big Ten), who host Penn State on Saturday, have been experiencing rotten luck at quarterback in their last three games. They lost their top two quarterbacks, Nate Sudfeld and Chris Covington, with season-ending injuries Oct. 11 against Iowa. Third-stringer Zander Diamont, a freshman, has played the last two games and completed 10 of 23 passes for all of 35 yards in losses to Michigan State and Michigan.
November 6, 2014 |
Shareef Miller is the city's top uncommitted senior football player. College coaches keep in touch daily. Scouts from three Division I programs attended the same game. Washington High's 6-foot-4, 225-pound defensive end is a commodity among college coaches. Those coaches that are trying to woo him should know one thing: hold off on the football talk. "I don't really like hearing about the football part first. I want to hear about the academics," Miller said after the Eagles finished practice Wednesday night.
October 29, 2014 |
WHEN YOU have a high-octane, fast-paced team with a pro-style spread offense and a strong-armed quarterback like La Salle College High features, it can translate to many points on the scoreboard. That was the case Saturday night, when Kyle Shurmur completed 14 of 19 passes for 229 yards and two scores in a 31-7 rout of Father Judge in the Catholic League AAAA contest at Northeast High. "We certainly wanted to finish this regular season strong and carry it into the [Catholic League]
October 23, 2014 |
YEARS FROM NOW, however long it takes, chances are you might become familiar with the name John Reid. The 5-10, 190-pound senior for St. Joseph's Prep is a nationally touted cornerback headed to Penn State next year. And, once his days as a Nittany Lion are complete, it's possible you could see him in a secondary on Sundays, or, you could simply be watching NFL football on a device the self-taught computer creator developed on his own. Indeed, for the last 2 or 3 years, Reid says, he, his father and an uncle have been building a computer - from scratch.
October 12, 2014
When: Saturday at 7 p.m. Where: Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor, Mich. Records: Penn State (4-1, 1-1 Big Ten); Michigan (2-4, 0-2). TV/Radio: ESPN2; WNTP-AM (990), WNPV-AM (1440). Coaches: Penn State, James Franklin (1st season, 4-1; 28-16 overall). Michigan, Brady Hoke (4th season, 28-17; 75-67 overall). Series: Penn State has won four straight games (three of them vacated by the NCAA) in the series, including last year's 43-40, four-overtime thriller at Beaver Stadium, but still trails Michigan, 10-7.
October 10, 2014 |
STATE COLLEGE - On Penn State's defensive line, C.J. Olaniyan and Anthony Zettel line up next to each other. But this week, the two have squared off head-to-head. No, neither switched to offensive line. Rather, Olaniyan and Zettel, two of only three Michigan natives on the Penn State roster, have duked it out to see who can gather the most tickets from teammates for Saturday's matchup with the Wolverines at the Big House. Olaniyan's hometown of Warren is about 50 miles from Ann Arbor, and Zettel's West Branch is about 150 miles away - both reasonable drives for family and friends.
October 8, 2014 |
Brady Hoke, the head coach of Michigan's limping football team, called his job "a beast" before correcting himself. "It's not a beast. It's fun," he said during Monday afternoon's weekly news conference. The fun seems to be running out for the Wolverine's fourth-year coach, whose team will host Penn State on Saturday night. Hoke's job is in jeopardy after his team's 2-4 start. Rumors about his potential replacement - San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh - started last month.