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October 18, 2014 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Staff Writer
STARKVILLE, Miss. - The first time his father made the trip for a spring football game, Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen warned him about the drive, that it would be a rural one from the airport in Jackson up to Starkville. Mullen told him it would be like traveling in the hills of Pennsylvania "past the Main Line. " The 42-year-old coach of the Mississippi State Bulldogs, the improbable top-ranked college football team in the nation - after the fastest rise to the top in the history of the sport, from unranked to No. 1 in six games - is a Drexel Hill native and Ursinus College graduate.
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November 11, 2011
Apparently, former Florida coach Urban Meyer is not interested in working at Penn State. The TV analyst released this statement Thursday: "I am very happy with my role at ESPN. I have no plans to return to coaching at this time. " Meanwhile, in a conference call with recruits, interim coach Tom Bradley and acting athletic director Mark Sherburne said the school had begun a national search for Joe Paterno's successor.
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October 28, 2012
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Their pregame handshake was brief and perfunctory. Don't read any animosity into the on-field exchange between Bill O'Brien and Urban Meyer. These two guys are all business. With Penn State and Ohio State tied before halftime Saturday night, a smart guy in the Beaver Stadium press box pointed out, "If O'Brien doesn't beat Urban now, he may never beat him. " Given the recruiting advantages Meyer and Ohio State will hold over O'Brien and Penn State, the observation wasn't snarky, merely accurate.
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January 31, 2010 | By Mike Jensen INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Every recruiting trip, Sharrif Floyd got the VIP treatment. He'd earned it. After tearing apart the competition at various scouting combines, the George Washington High senior was generally rated the top defensive tackle in his class nationally. When Floyd visited one big-time football school, the defensive-line coach even carried his bags. "Don't get used to this," George Washington head coach Ron Cohen remembers telling Floyd. "If you go to this school, I wouldn't want to be you the first day. You'll pay the price, believe me. " Floyd plans to sign a letter of intent Wednesday with Florida - choosing the Gators over Ohio State, North Carolina, and South Carolina, with serious recruiting heat also coming from Southern California and Penn State, and dozens of other scholarship offers.
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September 11, 2014 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer said Tuesday that Penn State's limit on scholarships was like "an anchor around your neck. " But the anchor proved futile in limiting Penn State. First-year coach James Franklin quickly assembled a 2015 recruiting class that is ranked in the top 10 by several recruiting services. Imagine what Franklin and his staff might be able to do now that the anchor was lifted Monday when the NCAA decided to drop the sanctions it levied in 2012 against Penn State.
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November 30, 2011 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
  Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen, an Urban Meyer disciple who reportedly has been recommended by the new Ohio State coach, has emerged as the man some people at Penn State would love to see as the Lions' next football coach. But Mullen, 39, a Drexel Hill native and Ursinus College graduate, on Tuesday night vehemently denied being contacted by Penn State and blamed rival institutions for floating a false rumor. Initially, Mullen did not deny the speculation, which surfaced on ESPN.com Tuesday, a day after a search committee was formed to find a replacement for Joe Paterno.
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November 20, 2011 | Associated Press
A driver of a U-Haul truck carrying beer kegs through a tailgating area before the Yale-Harvard game in New Haven, Conn., Saturday suddenly accelerated, fatally striking a 30-year-old Massachusetts woman and injuring two other women, police said. It's not clear why the driver sped up, New Haven Police spokesman David Hartman said. The truck then crashed into other U-Haul vans in the lot, an open playing field used for pregame tailgating parties before Yale home games. People huddled around the victims trying to help, according to a video that appears to have been recorded shortly after the accident and posted online.
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December 30, 2005 | By Kevin Tatum INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Temple football coach Al Golden hired his seventh assistant yesterday. Ryan Day, 26, will work with the Owls' offense, coaching either the tight ends or wide receivers. He was the offensive graduate assistant coach at Florida this season. "Ryan Day joins our staff after serving as a graduate assistant for one of the most innovative offensive minds in college football, Urban Meyer," Golden said of Day, the former New Hampshire quarterback, in a statement. "He is bright, energetic, articulate and an outstanding communicator.
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January 3, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Florida's Jaye Howard timed the snap perfectly, blew through two defenders and violently slammed Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller to the ground. "I had a lot of frustrations, man," Howard said. "Urban brought it out in me today. " Urban Meyer's future team got a good look at his former team, and the Buckeyes learned just how fast the Gators can be. Florida's defense and special teams came up big in the Gator Bowl, recording six sacks and scoring twice as the Gators beat Ohio State yesterday, 24-17.
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October 18, 2014 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Staff Writer
STARKVILLE, Miss. - The first time his father made the trip for a spring football game, Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen warned him about the drive, that it would be a rural one from the airport in Jackson up to Starkville. Mullen told him it would be like traveling in the hills of Pennsylvania "past the Main Line. " The 42-year-old coach of the Mississippi State Bulldogs, the improbable top-ranked college football team in the nation - after the fastest rise to the top in the history of the sport, from unranked to No. 1 in six games - is a Drexel Hill native and Ursinus College graduate.
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September 11, 2014 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer said Tuesday that Penn State's limit on scholarships was like "an anchor around your neck. " But the anchor proved futile in limiting Penn State. First-year coach James Franklin quickly assembled a 2015 recruiting class that is ranked in the top 10 by several recruiting services. Imagine what Franklin and his staff might be able to do now that the anchor was lifted Monday when the NCAA decided to drop the sanctions it levied in 2012 against Penn State.
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August 3, 2014 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
EAGLES CORNER Cary Williams didn't want to talk about all his reasons for not liking the idea of joint training-camp practices with the New England Patriots week after next, but reporters knew if they kept asking, Cary Williams being Cary Williams, he eventually would come clean. "I'm trying not to go into details about it or disrespect that organization, because I give that organization all the credit in the world," Williams said after yesterday's training-camp session. "But one fact still remains.
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November 13, 2013 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
THE NBA is trying to get out of the worst deal it ever made, according to a report. Actually, it's a great deal if you are Ozzie and Daniel Silna, the brothers who once owned the Spirits of St. Louis, a team that played in the old ABA. The Spirits were one of the ABA teams that wasn't merged into the NBA in 1976. But that didn't stop the brothers from reaching a very, very lucrative agreement. Ozzie and Daniel took a cash payout, reported to be $2.2 million, and negotiated a deal in which they would receive 1/7th of the yearly television revenues of the four ABA teams that joined the NBA - the Nuggets, Nets, Spurs and Pacers.
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October 29, 2013 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
The shock and amazement over the effortlessness with which fourth-ranked Ohio State moved the football against the traditionally tough Penn State defense will linger for a long time to those who witnessed it. However, the Nittany Lions can't allow that or any other aspect of Saturday night's embarrassing 63-14 blowout to linger in their own minds, not with a busy November of five games that will tell the difference between a .500 or worse record...
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October 27, 2013
When: Saturday at 8 p.m. Where: Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio Records: Penn State (4-2, 1-1 Big Ten); Ohio State (7-0, 3-0, ranked No. 4 by the Associated Press) TV/Radio: 6ABC; WNTP-AM (990), WNPV-AM (1440) Coaches: Penn State, Bill O'Brien (2d season, 12-6); Ohio State, Urban Meyer (2d season, 19-0) Series: Ohio State holds a 15-13 overall advantage in the series that began in 1912. The two teams are meeting for the 21st straight year since the Nittany Lions began Big Ten competition in 1993, with the Buckeyes boasting a 13-7 edge in conference play.
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October 25, 2013 | BY STEPHEN PIANOVICH, Daily News Staff Writer pianovs@phillynews.com
STATE COLLEGE - Both were in less than ideal scenarios at historic programs, but midway through their second seasons at Penn State and Ohio State, respectively, it's safe to say situations have played out more than all right for Bill O'Brien and Urban Meyer. The two head coaches will match gridiron wits for the second time tomorrow night (8 o'clock) when Penn State tries to notch the biggest win of O'Brien's career against Meyer's No. 4-ranked Buckeyes at Ohio Stadium. "There's a guy that understands what he wants in a football team, and I have a tremendous amount of respect for him," O'Brien said of Meyer.
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October 25, 2013 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Corey Brown is the top wide receiver on an Ohio State team that is ranked No. 4 in the country and has won 19 straight games, the longest current streak in the Football Bowl Subdivision, but all anyone wants to ask him about this week is "The Block. " You might have seen Carlos Hyde's 19-yard touchdown run a few days ago in the Buckeyes' win over Iowa where he was knocked back a few yards but kept his feet. However, you may have not recognized the teammate who cleared away the final yards with a block on Hawkeyes linebacker James Morris.
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October 24, 2013 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Although Penn State coach Bill O'Brien has kept his usual focused and businesslike approach for Saturday's game at fourth-ranked Ohio State, he has allowed himself to mix in a little excitement. Make that a lot of excitement. "I think it's a great opportunity," O'Brien said Tuesday at his weekly teleconference. "I think about that all the time. "I'm not very good at articulating this, but Penn State vs. Ohio State, you think about what that means in the history of college football and these two teams playing each other and the tradition of both schools and two great coaching staffs with a lot of good players on both sides of the ball.
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October 24, 2013 | BY STEPHEN PIANOVICH, Daily News Staff Writer pianovs@phillynews.com
STATE COLLEGE - Boasting a 19-game winning streak, No. 4 ranking and the conference's only hope of a national championship, Ohio State has separated itself as the class of the Big Ten. Facing the Buckeyes in prime time on their home turf is, without a doubt, the toughest on-field challenge the Penn State Nittany Lions will face this season. And Bill O'Brien is welcoming it. "I'm not very good at articulating this," the second-year coach said yesterday, "but Penn State vs. Ohio State, and you think about what that means in the history of college football, and these two teams playing each other, and the tradition of both schools, and two great coaching staffs with a lot of good players on both sides of the ball.
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