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January 13, 1989 | By Ray Parrillo, Inquirer Staff Writer
It has been one year and two days since Penn State's orthopedic surgeon, Alexander Kalenak, reconstructed one of the most valuable knees ever to dance across the Beaver Stadium football field. And it has been even longer - Nov. 21, 1987, to be exact - since Kalenak's famous patient, running back Blair Thomas, last ran with a football in anger. Now, after a year of sweating puddles through a spartan regimen of rehabilitation, Thomas, a senior from Frankford High, has pronounced himself fit to resume his spectacular career at Penn State.
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September 19, 2010 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - After a disappointing performance at Alabama followed by an intense series of practices during the week, Joe Paterno wanted to see Penn State show widespread improvement on a gorgeous afternoon at Beaver Stadium. For the most part, he got his wish Saturday. The Nittany Lions' defense claimed its first two turnovers of the season Saturday, and never allowed Kent State to run a play inside its 29-yard line. The offense got a touchdown run, a touchdown pass, and some tough running from freshman quarterback Rob Bolden.
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May 14, 2014
POS   PLAYER   HT.   WT.   HOMETOWN   HIGH SCHOOL LB   Josh Barajas*   6-3   210   Merrillville, Ind.   Andrean RB   Saquon Barkley*   5-11   195   Whitehall, Pa.   Whitehall OT   Ryan Bates*   6-5   282   Warminster   Archbishop Wood DE    Ryan Buchholz   6-6   235   Malvern   Great Valley DE   Kamonte Carter*   6-4   225   Gaithersburg, Md.   Gaithersburg...
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January 23, 2012 | By Jonathan Tamari, Inquirer Staff Writer
FOXBORO, Mass. - It was hard to imagine that Bill O'Brien's transition from Patriots offensive coordinator to Penn State head coach could get any more delicate. But his task grew even more fraught with emotion Sunday when Joe Paterno died, leaving O'Brien to not only replace a legend but to do so while Penn State fans mourn their lionized coach. Paterno's death Sunday morning came as O'Brien prepared for the AFC championship game here, getting ready to help the Patriots reach the Super Bowl.
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February 2, 2012 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
An insurance company covering Pennsylvania State University asked Philadelphia Common Pleas Court to limit its exposure from a lawsuit filed by an alleged sex-abuse victim of Jerry Sandusky. The Pennsylvania Manufacturers' Association Insurance Co. argued Tuesday in its filing that it may not be required to cover Penn State at all, depending on what is uncovered as developments emerge from the sex scandal. At stake are millions of dollars that the university could use to defend itself and, if necessary, pay out in a judgment.
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June 4, 2011 | By Genaro C. Armas, Associated Press
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.
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September 25, 2010 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - It wasn't that long ago when Temple would go into a game against Penn State hoping to survive, and do a poor job of it. The Owls have lost by 47-0, 31-0, 45-3, and 31-6 to Joe Paterno's Nittany Lions since Al Golden took over as head coach in 2006. There were mistakes, penalties, turnovers, and some bad breaks - all part of the game, but all showing Temple how far it had to go. Now, in 2010, you wonder whether the Owls have turned the page. Thanks to a 3-0 start, their best since 1979, they appear to have flicked the switch from survival mode to competitive opponent, but they won't know for sure until Saturday evening how far they've come.
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January 21, 2011 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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November 7, 2007 | By Kevin Tatum, Inquirer Staff Writer
At his weekly meeting with the media yesterday on the Temple campus, Owls football coach Al Golden recounted a 1987 sit-down he and a few other incoming freshmen had with Penn State coach Joe Paterno. "He lied to us," Golden said with a laugh. "He told us we were going to be his last recruiting class. " Now, 20 years later, Paterno is in his 42d year at Penn State, and he will bring his squad to Lincoln Financial Field on Saturday to face Golden and his Owls in a nonleague game.
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October 4, 2010 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
All but the most optimistic of Penn State observers felt the Nittany Lions would complete their first five games at 3-2, with the losses coming on the road against ranked teams. But while they're on schedule as far as their record, the Lions are facing an uphill climb because certain areas of their team - the offense in general, the offensive line in particular - have not shown much improvement through five games. Penn State, which fell out of the top 25 in the rankings for the first time since October 2007, failed to score a touchdown for the second time this season in its 24-3 loss at No. 15 Iowa.
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