November 3, 2013
When: Saturday at noon. Where: Beaver Stadium, State College, Pa. Records: Illinois (3-4, 0-3 Big Ten); Penn State (4-3, 1-2) TV/Radio: ESPN; WNTP-AM (990), WNPV-AM (1440). Coaches: Illinois, Tim Beckman (2d season, 5-14), Penn State, Bill O'Brien (2d season, 12-7). Series: Penn State holds a 16-4 lead, including a 35-7 win last year in Champaign, Ill. Twelve of the victories have been vacated by NCAA sanctions. THREE THINGS TO WATCH Penn State's pass defense, which allowed Ohio State's receivers far too much cushion catching the football last week, needs to be more aggressive and keep an eye on sophomore Josh Ferguson.
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.
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)
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.
September 4, 1986 |
Bruce Arians, head football coach at Temple, is ambitious but realistic. That means he knows what loyal Owls fans may find hard to accept - Temple will never be the Penn State of Philadelphia. Never, Arians says flatly. "Penn State and Temple are two different teams in two different cities," he explained. "It just won't happen. " That is the bad news. The good news, at least on the surface, looks like more bad news: Arians does not want Temple to be another Penn State - except when it comes to the win-loss column.
June 4, 2011 |
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Penn State has tabbed Boston University's Pat Chambers to take over the Nittany Lions basketball program, capping a whirlwind coaching search following the departure of Ed DeChellis. A posting on the website for BU announced the move late Friday afternoon, confirmed soon afterward by Penn State. Chambers, a Newtown Square native and former Villanova assistant, led the Terriers to their first America East title and NCAA tourney in nine seasons this spring.
October 6, 2013
When: Saturday at noon Where: Memorial Stadium, Bloomington, Ind. Records: Penn State, 3-1; Indiana, 2-2. This is the Big Ten Conference opener for both teams. TV/Radio: Big Ten Network; WNTP-AM (990), WNPV-AM (1440). Coaches: Penn State, Bill O'Brien (second season, 11-5); Indiana, Kevin Wilson (third season, 7-21). Series: The Nittany Lions are 16-0 in the series; the NCAA has vacated 11 of the victories. THREE THINGS TO WATCH The Lions should be able to crank up their rushing attack against the Hoosiers, who are ranked 115th in FBS in rush defense (nearly 248 yards allowed per game)
March 22, 1990 |
Two free throws by DeRon Hayes gave Penn State the lead for good, and the Nittany Lions held Rutgers to four points in the final 6:37 to defeat the Scarlet Knights, 58-55, last night in Piscataway, N.J., and advance to the semifinals of the National Invitation Tournament. Penn State (24-8) closed the game with a 10-4 spurt after Earl Duncan's 18- foot jumper gave Rutgers (18-17) a 51-48 lead. The game ended as a three-point shot by Rutgers' Mike Jones bounced off the backboard, never coming close to going in. Vanderbilt 88, New Orleans 65 - Vanderbilt's Eric Reid scored 18 points as Vanderbilt stopped New Orleans in Nashville to advance to the semifinal round at New York's Madison Square Garden.