April 20, 2016 |
Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders will campaign in Pennsylvania this week in advance of next week's Pennsylvania primary. Republican John Kasich also will be here later in the week. On Tuesday, while voting is underway in New York's delegate-rich primary, Sanders will hold a 7 p.m. rally at Pennsylvania State University. Doors open at 4 p.m., and tickets are required. The rally's theme is "A Future to Believe in. " For tickets, go to http://bit.ly/1r734fY . Clinton will appear Wednesday night at the Fillmore Philadelphia, 29 E. Allen St., Fishtown.
April 19, 2016 |
Penn State has received oral commitments from a pair of offensive tackles, C.J. Thorpe of Pittsburgh and Rob Martin of Montvale, N.J., for the freshman Class of 2017. Both players announced their decisions on Twitter before Saturday's Blue-White Game. The 6-foot-4, 304-pound Thorpe, who plays at Pittsburgh Central Catholic, is ranked as the No. 2 offensive tackle in Pennsylvania by Scout.com. He also had offers from Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Tennessee, Maryland, and Stanford, among others.
April 18, 2016 |
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - If you went strictly by the statistics he racked up in the Blue-White Game at Beaver Stadium on Saturday, Trace McSorley would be far and away the No. 1 quarterback for Penn State entering training camp in August. McSorley, a redshirt sophomore, ran the Nittany Lions' new up-tempo, no-huddle offense to near perfection, completing 23 of 27 passes for 281 yards and four touchdowns to lift the Blue team to a 37-0 victory over the White before a crowd estimated at 65,000.
April 17, 2016 |
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Saeed Blacknall felt he was well prepared for Penn State's first spring practice session in full pads, eager to join his teammates in trying out a fresh no-huddle, high-tempo offense installed by new offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead. "That's when we really got introduced to the tempo and being able to run your route and run the offense," Blacknall, a junior wide receiver, said earlier this week. "But after the sixth or seventh rep, we were exhausted and trying to get acclimated with the new tempo because last year we used to huddle a lot. "So this year it's a lot faster, back to back to back.
April 17, 2016 |
Bringing a bit of Silicon Valley to Happy Valley, the just-concluded fifth-annual IST Startup Week at Pennsylvania State University has been stoking students' entrepreneurial spirit with talent talks from the likes of Reddit, Politico, Stealth Startup, and Twitch execs. But no University Park visitor this week was hotter than Dan Kan, 29, the COO of Cruise Automation, the autonomous-driving-technology company. Spawned less than three years ago in San Francisco and first seen as a David in the robotic-driving arena where Goliaths such as Google are now roaring, Cruise caught notice with its promise of the first "aftermarket" add-on system that could take over control of a car on the highway.
April 16, 2016 |
Predicting the performance of Penn State's offensive line this season may be impossible. But if there's one thing that's certain, it's that the Nittany Lions have many candidates and much competition for most of the five available starting spots. Having four starters back from a unit that struggled for the second straight season may not be tremendously encouraging. Position switches and a plethora of players who redshirted as freshmen in 2014 or 2015 also present some uncertainty.
April 15, 2016 |
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - As spring practice comes to an end, culminating in Saturday's Blue-White game, Penn State coach James Franklin isn't likely to make a decision on starting quarterback anytime soon. With Christian Hackenberg gone for the NFL, redshirt sophomore Trace McSorley and redshirt freshman Tommy Stevens are competing for the starting role in new offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead's system. "We want to give Tommy every opportunity to fight for the job," Franklin said after practice Wednesday.
April 15, 2016 |
More than a quarter of female students surveyed at Pennsylvania State University's main campus said they were victims of sexual assault while at the university, according to results released by Penn State on Wednesday. And 80 percent of female students surveyed said they experienced some kind of behavior that could be considered sexual harassment. Harassing behaviors asked about in the survey ranged from "treated you differently because of your sex" to "sent or posted unwelcome sexual comments, jokes or pictures.
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 10, 2016 |
After a terrific senior campaign during which he showed vast improvement, Archbishop Carroll's Ryan Daly is back on the free-agent market. The 6-foot-4, 200-pound sharpshooter, who announced his commitment to play basketball for coach John Gallagher and Hartford last August, reopened his recruitment last month. "I just didn't want to go there anymore," Daly said without getting into specifics. "Coach Gallagher is a great guy. I just wasn't feeling it in my heart. " Daly, a soft-spoken wing guard with a cool demeanor under pressure, averaged 21.7 points and seven rebounds while sparking Carroll to a 23-4 record and the second round of the PIAA Class 3A state playoffs.