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.
November 6, 1995 |
If you are a Penn State fan today, you might wonder just exactly what happened to your team. Wonder why the offense hasn't been able to recognize and react to a blitz all season. Wonder why coach Joe Paterno still seems to be playing not to lose even when the major goal was lost weeks ago. Wonder why so many little things that turn into big things keep happening. Not to wonder. It's just that kind of season. And don't wonder about Northwestern either. There are a million ways to rationalize the Epiphany of Evanston and even a few to explain it. But if you love college football and hated its ultimate predictability, just enjoy Northwestern.
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.
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)