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.
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...
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.
January 25, 1993 |
Chris Marrone did more than eat breakfast with coach Joe Paterno yesterday morning. He gave him a pledge. Marrone, a 6-3, 260-pound offensive lineman from St. John Neumann, made an oral commitment to Paterno and Penn State's football program and said he would make it official when the national signing period begins Feb. 3. Marrone's other visit was to Louisville. He has canceled trips to Pitt, UCLA and Wake Forest. "It was kind of easy, actually," Marrone said. "Once I got to Penn State (last Friday)
August 31, 2013
When: Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Where: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J. Records: Penn State, 0-0; Syracuse, 0-0. TV/Radio: 6ABC; WNTP-AM (990), WNPV-AM (1440) Coaches: Penn State, Bill O'Brien (second season, 8-4); Syracuse, Scott Shafer (first season, 0-0). Series: Penn State leads, 42-23-5, although it had to vacate the two most recent wins because of NCAA sanctions. The teams last met in 2009, a 28-7 Lions win at Beaver Stadium. Syracuse's last win came in 1988.
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)
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.