January 2, 1993 |
Once upon a time, Penn State's football team was 5-0, ranked No. 5 in the country and a three-point favorite heading into an Oct. 10 home game against unbeaten Miami, the defending national champion. That seems like eons ago. Ever since the Nittany Lions lost that very winnable game by three points, they have looked like anything but a national title contender. Yesterday, a listless pride of Lions went belly-up against No. 13 Stanford, 24-3, in the third annual Blockbuster Bowl at Joe Robbie Stadium to close out an embarrassing 7-5 season that would have seemed unthinkable some three months back.
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.
November 22, 2004 |
Two mediocre efforts in exhibition games had the Villanova women's basketball team wanting to make a statement against No. 23 Penn State in the Wildcats' season opener yesterday at the Pavilion. "We wanted to show ourselves we could compete with them," 6-foot-2 junior forward Liad Suez said after Villanova produced a 73-65 upset that kept the Nittany Lions winless in three games. "We had been working very hard and had nothing to show for it. " Suez's first two shots were three-pointers.
November 24, 2003 |
Penn State receiver Maurice Humphrey was charged with assault yesterday after a fight at an on-campus apartment complex. Humphrey, a redshirt freshman, was arrested early yesterday outside the Nittany Apartments after an assault was reported to campus police. Humphrey, who lives in the apartment complex, was charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, harassment and criminal mischief. He was placed in Centre County Prison and was being held on $50,000 bail. A male victim in the alleged assault was taken to Mount Nittany Medical Center, but his condition was not immediately known, university police officer Dirk Clouse said.
March 6, 2009 |
Talor Battle hit a driving shot with 0.3 seconds left to cap Penn State's rally from a 10-point deficit and give the host Nittany Lions a 64-63 victory over No. 23 Illinois last night. Battle finished with 15 points for the Nittany Lions (21-9, 10-7 Big Ten). Demetri McCamey scored 16 points for the Illini (23-8 11-7). In other games: At Arizona State, Landry Fields scored 20 points and Stanford (17-11, 6-11 Pac-10) beat the No. 21 Sun Devils (21-8, 10-7), 74-64. At Xavier, Dante Jackson's 14 points led the No. 17 Musketeers (24-5, 12-3 Atlantic 10)
January 3, 1995 |
Penn State had beaten Oregon, 38-20, in the Rose Bowl, but it was like it hadn't won a thing. Unbeaten, untied, really unchallenged in all but two of its 12 games, everybody wanted to know about Nebraska and No. 1 and the national championship. They wore hats and shirts that said they were the 1994 national champions, but winning, Penn State players have learned, is no longer enough. Not even winning every game. Instead, the national champion will be decided by voters, not a title game.
October 21, 1991 |
As a freshman, Jill Pearsall, a 1991 Penn Wood graduate, has stepped right into the starting lineup at Penn State, one of the top women's field hockey programs in the nation. Pearsall has started every game as a midfielder for the No. 2-ranked Nittany Lions (12-1-1), who tied Ursinus last Wednesday and whose only loss came to top-ranked Old Dominion, 5-2, in the season opener. Pearsall, a solid defender, has one assist on the season, in a 4-1 victory over the University of Virginia on Sept.
November 15, 2010 |
For three games, quarterback Matt McGloin had his Penn State teammates and coaches, not to mention the fans, believing he could take the Nittany Lions on a giddy late-season run that would make up for some disappointments over the first six weeks. But now that the bubble has burst under the avalanche of Ohio State's total domination in the second half of a 38-14 victory Saturday in Columbus, the question is whether McGloin will even continue as the starter. After directing the Lions (6-4, 3-3 Big Ten)