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October 3, 2014 | BY JOHN McGONIGAL, Daily News Staff Writer mcgonij@phillynews.com
STATE COLLEGE - Two scheduled massages, increased attention from the conditioning staff, a combination of hot and cold tubs, and a lot of rest and sleep: It has been a revitalizing bye week for Penn State wide receiver DaeSean Hamilton. "This week is all about getting your body right," Hamilton said. That's on both a physical and mental level. Physically, the Nittany Lions endured 5 straight weeks of games, two on the road. The first one - a trek to Dublin - wasn't your normal road game, either.
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October 3, 2014 | BY JOHN McGONIGAL, Daily News Staff Writer mcgonij@phillynews.com
STATE COLLEGE - It's been an overtold and well-known first few chapters, but the author is still working to finish one of Penn State's most puzzling and polarizing narratives in recent memory. Sam Ficken will always be remembered for Sept. 8, 2012, in Charlottesville, Va. One second remained in a one-point game against the Cavaliers. Ficken, a then-sophomore who had missed three field goals and had an extra point blocked earlier in the afternoon, lined up in the middle of the field for a 42-yarder to win it - and missed wide left.
NEWS
October 2, 2014 | By John Stuetz, Inquirer Staff Writer
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - The ever-optimistic coach James Franklin offered something new last weekend, and it wasn't a positive adjective. In fact, it was a different tone entirely. "I promise you and guarantee you it will be fixed," Franklin said of Penn State's performance after an unexpected 23-point loss to Northwestern on Saturday. Franklin's previously unbeaten Nittany Lions appeared primed to enter their first bye week with a full head of steam. News of the sanctions being rescinded led to an increased buzz around a program that had its bowl ban lifted less than three weeks ago. The removed sanctions offered the potential for a return to an 85-scholarship roster as soon as next season.
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October 2, 2014 | BY AARON CARTER, Daily News Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com
Nowadays, when high school athletes make commitments for collegiate athletics, many times announcements are shrouded in secrecy in an attempt to build suspense. Yesterday, at the Haverford School, friends and family gathered in the school's field house to hear what school nationally sought-after recruit Levan "Shawn" Alston would choose. Throughout the recruiting process, Virginia Commonwealth basketball coach Shaka Smart pushed hard, previously making a 6:45 a.m. visit to show his interest.
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October 1, 2014 | BY JOHN McGONIGAL, Daily News Staff Writer mcgonij@phillynews.com
STATE COLLEGE - James Franklin, in his short time at Penn State, has formed a few habits, including asking the identity of the next opponent after games. In his postgame news conference after beating Rutgers, Franklin had this to say: "We will wake up tomorrow morning . . . clean up the Rutgers game, and get started on - who do we play next week?" Someone in the room told him it was UMass. "Then we'll get started on UMass, because that's who they tell us we'll be playing against next week," Franklin said.
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September 30, 2014 | BY JOHN McGONIGAL, Daily News Staff Writer mcgonij@phillynews.com
STATE COLLEGE - A half-full Beaver Stadium, with less than 2 minutes to go, was silent. As the impressive homecoming crowd of 102,910 whittled down, thousands of noticeably shocked students stuck around until the end. In the front row of the student section, a handful of fans, caked in peeling white and blue paint, spelled out on their stomachs, "We are Penn State. " Some gazed out onto the field without expression. One covered his face with a white Penn State T-shirt as the clock wound down.
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September 29, 2014 | By John Stuetz, Inquirer Staff Writer
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Mike Hull made one of his career-high 16 tackles to set the tone on Northwestern's final third-quarter drive - the second straight three-and-out forced by Penn State. So despite several previously missed opportunities, the Nittany Lions trailed by just eight heading into the fourth quarter on Saturday at Beaver Stadium. "Yeah, we were feeling really good about it. We were feeling really confident," Hull said. "And then they get a quick score, and it kind of flips.
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September 29, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - After four games of feeling good about a new head coach, building up some momentum, and generating hope that a bowl bid would soon be possible, Penn State wiped out that optimism in a dismal performance Saturday. A sun-splashed crowd of 102,910 homecoming attendees at Beaver Stadium watched in disbelief as the Northwestern defense completely dominated the overmatched offensive line of the Nittany Lions and handed James Franklin his first loss in Happy Valley, a stunning, 29-6 defeat.
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September 29, 2014 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Lamar Stevens used to watch older basketball players at the Haverford School gather college offers. And he said he always wanted it to be him. "Now that it is me, it's a little surreal," the junior said. It's also starting to get busy for Stevens. Stanford will visit him at school on Sunday. Vanderbilt will check in later in the week. The 6-foot-6 small forward will visit Penn State on Oct. 25 and Indiana on Nov. 14. He has scholarship offers from Indiana, Penn State, La Salle, St. Joseph's, Temple, Villanova, and others.
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September 29, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - An illustration of the frustration that Penn State experienced Saturday during its 29-6 loss to Northwestern came early in the third quarter, when Christian Hackenberg and Bill Belton yelled at each other on the sideline. Hackenberg had just one-hopped a third-and-10 pass in the left flat to a wide-open Belton at the Wildcats 20. Belton, a senior running back from Winslow Township High, fielded the throw and spiked it to the ground in disgust. After the players reached the sideline, television cameras caught them exchanging words.
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