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)
January 21, 2011 |
Deion Barnes said it was all about the "comfortability factor. " And that played in favor of Penn State, not Georgia. In an announcement Thursday morning in his school's auditorium, the hard-charging defensive end from Northeast High committed to play for the Nittany Lions. Georgia was the runner-up for his services. "I wasn't an outcast when I went down to Georgia, but I felt like I was around 'my guys' when I went to Penn State," said Barnes, a 6-foot-5, 222-pound senior. "That was a big thing for me. " Barnes, celebrating his 18th birthday, said he had "been battling all week, going back and forth" between Penn State and Georgia, which he visited last weekend.
October 7, 2007 |
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Penn State running back Austin Scott did not dress for yesterday's game against Iowa because of an unspecified violation of team rules. "His status is very much in doubt as far as playing, period," coach Joe Paterno said. Paterno would not confirm whether Scott had been kicked off the team. According to a team source, his locker had been cleaned out. "I don't want to tell you what to speculate, because I might be speculating myself," Paterno said. "I don't think it's fair for me to get into anything right now. " According to Jeff Nelson, assistant athletic director for communications, Scott still was enrolled at Penn State.
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?