April 8, 2016 |
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - When running back Saquon Barkley arrived on Penn State's campus last summer, all he wanted was playing time. "I really tried to compete with the older guys and get in the playbook early," Barkley said Wednesday night. "I didn't expect to have, like, a 1,000-yard season, but I really wanted to play as a freshman. That was my ultimate goal. " To be exact, Barkley finished the season with 1,076 rushing yards, breaking the university record for single-season rushing yards by a freshman.
April 1, 2016 |
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - When cornerback John Reid arrived in State College in the fall, he didn't expect to start in his first college game. Speaking with the media for the first time, the St. Joseph's Prep graduate said Wednesday night that his support system prepared him for that challenge. "The guys on the team were all very welcoming. They answered all my questions. I ask a lot of questions," Reid said. "I think my preparation, the people around me, the people in the building, allowed me to play a role like that.
March 31, 2016
1 St. Augustine 15-5 last season St. Augustine is perennially the class of South Jersey boys' lacrosse, a magnet for talent from all over the area with depth and skill that most programs simply can't match. This year should be no different. The Hermits return a veteran team led by senior Billy McMenamin, a premier faceoff specialist and strong defender. Seniors Charlie Kitchen and Jared Chiachetti will lead the offense as St. Augustine makes another run at a state title. 2 Shawnee 16-4 Shawnee returns one of South Jersey's most dangerous offenses.
March 26, 2016 |
Imagine for a moment that Babe Ruth hit his 714 home runs, compiled his 2.28 career ERA, and won his seven World Series titles and then went on to became the best manager in baseball history. That, essentially, is what Cael Sanderson is in the process of doing in the world of college wrestling. You can have an argument about who is the greatest college wrestler of all time, but you can't have it without including Sanderson. Your odds of winning by backing somewhere else are slim.
March 26, 2016 |
Listed alphabetically. Statistics are from last season. Mike Bechtold, Garnet Valley, senior. Solid outings from the righthander and James Madison recruit are key for the Jaguars. Edgardo Bernard, Frankford, senior. A power-hitting first baseman, he batted .489 with 28 RBIs, 22 runs, and 7 doubles. Nick Cerelli, Haverford High, senior. The third baseman hit .393 while being named second-team all-Central League. Noah Clement, Roman Catholic, senior. The shortstop, bound for Millersville, was first-team all-Catholic League.
March 25, 2016 |
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Penn State football returned to the practice fields outside the Lasch Building this week with a number of new faces roaming the sidelines. The Nittany Lions will enter the 2016 season with new offensive and defensive coordinators, as well as a new offensive line coach and a new safeties coach. On Wednesday evening, offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead looked on as redshirt sophomore Trace McSorley and redshirt freshman Tommy Stevens both got repetitions in at quarterback.
March 20, 2016 |
Librarians, let's learn about dollars and sense. The all-day PA Forward Financial Literacy Summit will take place Tuesday, March 22, in partnership with the Southeastern Chapter of the Pennsylvania Library Association (SEPLA). Speakers include Dr. Cathy Bowen, PhD, Penn State professor and financial literacy expert, Dr. Daad Rizk, EdD, Penn State financial literacy manager, and yours truly. We'll cover topics such as "Planning for Retirement" and "Big Ticket Personal Purchases," "Budgeting and Moving Past Money as a Taboo Topic," and "Successful Financial Literacy Engagement on College Campuses".
March 19, 2016 |
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Something was different about Christian Hackenberg. Perhaps it was that the former Penn State quarterback felt more comfortable being back in Happy Valley. Or maybe he felt a greater sense of urgency knowing it was his last chance to show his skills to a large gathering of NFL scouts. Whatever it was, at Penn State's pro day on Thursday, Hackenberg looked like a much different signal-caller than he had at last month's NFL combine, during which he struggled in the throwing session.
March 17, 2016 |
Mary Sheehan described it as a wave. Her first points in Tuesday night's PIAA Class 4A semifinal at Spring-Ford High - a field goal that came with just over five minutes remaining in the third quarter - didn't just bring about a sigh of relief for the Cardinal O'Hara junior. "It was actually a whole wave of relief: It went all the way up and ran back down," Sheehan said. Before the wave, Sheehan was in a predicament in the paint. Should she go right or should she go left? Sheehan sidestepped and laid the ball up. While the ball rolled around the rim, she thought maybe her bad shooting luck had continued.
March 16, 2016 |
The identity of the Penn State quarterback never has been in question since the opening game of 2013 when Bill O'Brien sent Christian Hackenberg onto the field at MetLife Stadium against Syracuse. But after 38 consecutive starts over three seasons for O'Brien and James Franklin, Hackenberg has left Happy Valley for the NFL, and Franklin now will oversee the competition for the starting quarterback job beginning Friday when the Nittany Lions open spring practice. The two primary candidates are redshirt sophomore Trace McSorley, who came in after Hackenberg injured his right shoulder in the second quarter of the TaxSlayer Bowl, and redshirt freshman Tommy Stevens, who was listed as third-team QB last year and never played a snap.