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.
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.
January 25, 2003 |
The decision came down to Jonathan Jackson's open mind. Namely, could he keep one? Jackson, a 6-foot-1, 180-pound senior defensive back and wide receiver for West Catholic, had been recruited by several Division I schools over the last year. Syracuse, Wisconsin and Minnesota had been in hot pursuit. So had Iowa, Michigan State, Boston College, Pittsburgh, and others. Every one offered him a scholarship. Penn State? The Nittany Lions seemed out of the picture a long time ago. So how - and why - did Jackson announce yesterday that he will play for the Nittany Lions and not those others schools?
November 23, 1994 |
Penn State coach Joe Paterno will have to dig even deeper into his depth chart in order to patch up his ravaged defense for Saturday's regular-season finale against Michigan State at Beaver Stadium. Paterno announced that two more defensive backs - free safety Kim Herring and strong safety Cliff Dingle - had surgery yesterday on their injured knees. Neither will be available for the Big Ten Conference game against the Spartans (5-5), as well as the matchup with Oregon in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 2. It was a big blow for the secondary, which had already been weakened by the loss of strong safety Clint Holes and nickel back Mark Tate.
August 25, 1988 |
Forty-two black students graduated from Wissahickon High School in June. Seventeen enrolled in four-year colleges, but not one chose Penn State. "It never really crossed my mind to go there," said Amy Wilson, one of the graduates. She chose Spelman College, a black women's college in Atlanta. This fall, her black classmates will be attending Temple University, Bloomsburg State University, Hampton University in Virginia, Morehouse College in Atlanta, Morgan State University in Baltimore and LaSalle University.