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)
January 5, 1987 |
'Penn State Proud," a special half-hour program that includes interviews with Penn State's coach Joe Paterno, clips of yesterday's welcome home celebration and highlights of the Nittany Lions' victory Friday over the Miami Hurricanes in the Fiesta Bowl airs tonight at 7 p.m. on Channel 3. The program will be hosted by KYW-TV reporter Jackie Hays and sports director Lou Tilley, who both covered the national championship game on Friday. UNFORGETTABLE The sounds of Nat King Cole are with us still, almost 22 years after cancer killed him at age 45, and they should be increasing in volume during the new year.
January 13, 1989 |
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.
September 19, 2010 |
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.
September 25, 2010 |
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.
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.
November 7, 2007 |
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.
October 4, 2010 |
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.
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.