August 6, 2016 |
More About the Nittany LionsHere are five questions (and answers) at the start of Penn State training camp: 1 How will the Nittany Lions do in their new hurry-up offense? Penn State spent the first two years of the Franklin regime near the bottom of the Big Ten in offense, and that cost John Donovan his job. Joe Moorhead, the former head coach at Fordham, was hired away from the Bronx last December to install his hurry-up attack that produced some great numbers for the Rams, albeit at the FCS level.
June 15, 2016 |
The Penn State football team is scheduled to host Temple at noon on Sept. 17, the school announced Monday. The Nittany Lions opened the 2015 season at Temple, and the Owls earned a 27-10 win. The last time Temple visited Beaver Stadium, in 2014, Penn State won, 30-13. Penn State also announced it will open the 2016 season in Beaver Stadium against Kent State on Sept. 3 at 3:30 p.m.. Both the Temple and Kent State games are to be shown on the Big Ten Network. The Nittany Lions had already announced a visit to Pittsburgh on Sept.
May 29, 2016 |
Right after halftime, Penn State's Ally Heavens stood next to a Northwestern player. In the pouring rain, Heavens' jersey was soaked. The Northwestern player had changed into a new uniform. "A lot of top-ranked teams, they get a lot of gear. They get a lot of stuff, so I was like,'Damn,' " Heavens said. But the Nittany Lions ended up losing by only 5-4 to the perennial powerhouse. That was why Heavens said she chose to play at Penn State in October of her junior year at Garnet Valley High School.
May 29, 2016 |
North Carolina played keep-away for nearly nine full minutes and it was just barely enough to end Penn State's season in women's lacrosse. With a minute and a half left Friday, the Nittany Lions finally forced a turnover and had a chance to tie the score. But Tar Heels goalie Caylee Waters came up with one final stop to seal the victory. "That's what it takes to make a national championship game," North Carolina coach Jenny Levy said of the save. The third-seeded Tar Heels (19-2)
May 28, 2016 |
Friday at Talen Energy Stadium, Chester. NORTH CAROLINA vs. PENN STATE, 5 p.m. Records: North Carolina, 18-2, 7-0 Atlantic Coast; Penn State, 14-6, 3-2 Big Ten. Coaches: North Carolina, Jenny Levy, 21st year, 293-106; Penn State, Missy Doherty, 6thyear, 155-87. Road to the Final Four: North Carolina defeated Duke, 15-10, and Notre Dame. 10-6; Penn State defeated Winthrop, 16-6; Florida, 14-13; and Penn, 8-4. Key Players: North Carolina, A/M Molly Hendrick (55 goals, 12assists)
May 22, 2016 |
Penn and Penn State's women's lacrosse teams are set to face off Saturday in State College in the NCAA tournament quarterfinals. For either team, a win would mark a milestone in recent school history. Penn State hasn't made the semifinals since 1999, while Penn has not gotten there since 2009. The Lions (13-6) are coming off a 14-13 overtime win against Florida. Penn (15-4) decisively defeated its first two tournament opponents. The Quakers took down Wagner, 17-7, before overpowering Towson, 12-4.
April 21, 2016 |
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Sen. Bernie Sanders gave a lively speech that pounded his message about income inequality to a packed house Tuesday night at Pennsylvania State University. And he pounded his rival for not sharing transcripts of paid speeches that he said must have been "Shakespearean prose. " Thinking ahead to next week's Pennsylvania primary, Sanders spoke even as New Yorkers still were voting in that state's primary, where polls closed at 9 p.m. Hillary Clinton trounced Sanders there - but when he took the stage in Recreation Hall just after 7, he noted that it was too soon to know the night's victor.
April 14, 2016 |
The second positional move for Brian Gaia as a Penn State football player wasn't as radical for him as the first move - one that took him from defensive tackle to guard - but it nevertheless required him to learn an important new set of skills. The move simply involved Gaia, a 6-foot-2, 286-pound redshirt senior, sliding over one spot to center. Now, however, before he even gets to throw a block, he must read the defense and set the blocking scheme on the line, then snap the ball shotgun-style in the Nittany Lions' new no-huddle spread offense.
April 1, 2016 |
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - When cornerback John Reid arrived in State College in the fall, he didn't expect to start in his first college game. Speaking with the media for the first time, the St. Joseph's Prep graduate said Wednesday night that his support system prepared him for that challenge. "The guys on the team were all very welcoming. They answered all my questions. I ask a lot of questions," Reid said. "I think my preparation, the people around me, the people in the building, allowed me to play a role like that.
March 26, 2016 |
Imagine for a moment that Babe Ruth hit his 714 home runs, compiled his 2.28 career ERA, and won his seven World Series titles and then went on to became the best manager in baseball history. That, essentially, is what Cael Sanderson is in the process of doing in the world of college wrestling. You can have an argument about who is the greatest college wrestler of all time, but you can't have it without including Sanderson. Your odds of winning by backing somewhere else are slim.