December 1, 2013
When: Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Where: Camp Randall Stadium, Madison, Wis. Records: Penn State (6-5, 3-4 Big Ten); Wisconsin (9-2, 6-1), ranked No. 14 by the Associated Press. TV/Radio: ESPN; WNTP-AM (990), WNPV-AM (1440). Coaches: Penn State, Bill O'Brien (secon season, 14-9); Wisconsin, Gary Anderson (first season, 9-2). Series: Wisconsin leads, 9-7. Four Penn State victories in the series have been vacated by the NCAA. The previous six games in the series (3-3)
October 4, 2010 |
All but the most optimistic of Penn State observers felt the Nittany Lions would complete their first five games at 3-2, with the losses coming on the road against ranked teams. But while they're on schedule as far as their record, the Lions are facing an uphill climb because certain areas of their team - the offense in general, the offensive line in particular - have not shown much improvement through five games. Penn State, which fell out of the top 25 in the rankings for the first time since October 2007, failed to score a touchdown for the second time this season in its 24-3 loss at No. 15 Iowa.
January 3, 1991 |
Fifteen years ago, Debbie Ryan, who is now the women's basketball coach at Virginia, danced at the wedding of Rene Portland, now Penn State's coach. Tonight is Portland's wedding anniversary. "But I guess this time, Debbie and I will be on opposite sides of the dance floor," Portland said. Tonight, Portland's fourth-ranked Lions (8-0) play Ryan's top-ranked Cavaliers (11-0) in what will be Penn State's first chance to achieve a No. 1 ranking in the weekly poll of women's coaches.
August 5, 2010 |
Joe Paterno had gone three months without speaking to the media because of a stubborn illness, so the questions to Penn State's 83-year-old head coach came quickly at the Big Ten football media day earlier this week. How do you feel? What do you think of the conference adding Nebraska as a member? What's your thought on reaching 400 career wins? How long do you want to continue to coach? Will you have a say as to your successor? Or as the anchor of the Big Ten Network's four-plus hours of coverage lamented following Paterno's news conference, "There wasn't one question asking him about his football team.
January 7, 2014 |
STATE COLLEGE - Penn State reportedly got an up-close look at two more candidates, but apparently lost another yesterday, as the school continues to search for a head football coach to replace Bill O'Brien. University of Miami coach Al Golden, who reportedly met with Penn State officials on Saturday, released a statement on Miami's website indicating he was staying put. "There has been much speculation concerning my future at the University of Miami," the former Penn State player, assistant coach and Temple head coach said in the release.
October 22, 2012 |
IOWA CITY, Iowa - The Iowa fans that stayed until the final minutes would not let up. They stood, some 10 feet behind the Nittany Lion sideline, and continued to heckle. "Enjoy your bowl game!" one man shouted. "Send me a postcard from Florida," a woman yelled, before she laughed at her own joke. But when it was all over, it was the Penn State players who ran into the locker room, smiling. The Hawkeyes and their fans were left wondering what happened. Matt McGloin passed for two touchdowns, and Bill Belton ran for three more as Penn State (5-2, 3-0 Big Ten)
September 13, 2010 |
Joe Paterno had felt during the week that Penn State would be a better team in the long run for having had the opportunity to play Alabama. And now that the game is over with, the veteran coach could be correct. Then again, the Nittany Lions need significantly better play in key areas if they hope to compete with the class of the Big Ten starting in less than three weeks. Any chance the Lions had of staying with the top-ranked Crimson Tide was buried under four turnovers - three of which were claimed in the red zone - and the visitors were battered, 24-3, on Saturday night in steamy Tuscaloosa.
November 22, 2011
T he Pennsylvania State University child sex-abuse scandal has riveted the nation since criminal charges were announced Nov. 5. Requests for records that might reveal what school officials knew, and when, have placed the state's Office of Open Records in the cross fire - especially because Penn State, as a state-related and not state-run university, is exempt from the open-records law. On Monday, the office's executive director, Terry Mutchler, answered...
July 18, 2012 |
Should the NCAA slap Penn State with a one-year "death penalty," barring the university's football team from competition? That's the question that has been on many lips since former FBI Director Louis Freeh released his report detailing university officials' cover-up of child sexual abuse by former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky. But it's the wrong question. The issue isn't what should be done to Penn State; it's what Penn State should do. And the answer is as clear as Nittany Lion blue: Penn State should forfeit one season of its own accord — before the NCAA or anyone else makes the decision for it. Worshipful habits That's what Florida A&M University did to its famous marching band following the death of drum major Robert Champion last year.
November 29, 1999 |
What a difference a day can make. No. 9 Penn State looked invincible, knocking down jumpers from all over the floor in Saturday's win over St. Joseph's. Yesterday, it was Duke that looked unbeatable, shutting down Penn State's shooters on the way to a 63-49 victory over the Lady Lions in the Duke Women's Basketball Classic in Durham, N.C. "This was a huge win for us, and it feels great," Duke's Gail Goestenkors said. "Penn State is an incredibly good team, and we were worried about this game.