Penn State

Penn State makes use of Classic

UNIVERSITY PARK — Some people see the 10-team Keystone Classic field and wonder why Penn State would bother to drive to Philadelphia to wrestle those teams in a fabled basketball arena. Penn State coach Cael Sanderson looks at the other nine teams — Appalachian State, Drexel, Duke, ...

Sanders takes roles as starter, leader seriously

UNIVERSITY PARK — He may not be Saquon Barkley, but Miles Sanders certainly put on a show that for even a fraction of a second reminded fans of the promise that was to be after the All-American back left for the draft. With Barkley now doing his thing for the New York Giants, the Nittany ...

Franklin offers praise for Nittany Lion defense

UNIVERSITY PARK — It’s tough for a defensive tackle to compile gaudy statistics, simply because of the nature of the position, so it’s often difficult to analyze the overall performance of those big space eaters in the middle of the line. Our eyes are trained to watch the football, not ...

Stevens, Bolton lead Penn State to victory

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Jacksonville State planned to double team Penn State’s best player, but it was tough for the Gamecocks to determine who that was for most of the night. “It’s big time,” Penn State forward Lamar Stevens said. “I’ve been telling everybody how good these ...

Penn States grounds and pounds past Wisconsin

UNIVERSITY PARK — There were times the past couple of years, even when Penn State was lighting up scoreboards, that the Nittany Lions were accused of having a finesse offense. And defensively, it was OK for Penn State to give up a lot of yards and points, because everyone knew the offense ...

Penn State raises banner, begins chase for another

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State raised its 2018 NCAA Wrestling Championship banner to the Rec Hall rafters Sunday before its season opener against Kent State. Then in the next hour and change, the Nittany Lions made a down payment on another. Based on the Nittany Lions’ results in a 52-3 ...

Lions’ issues nothing to celebrate

Through nine games this season, Penn State has raised more questions than it has answered, and time won’t allow some of those issues to be fully addressed until after the season. A quick check list: ¯ A troubling offensive regression under first-year coordinator Ricky Rahne, which may ...

No. 21 Penn State looking for offensive push vs. Wisconsin

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State needs more out of its offense or the 21st-ranked Nittany Lions might not get much more out of their season. The team started the year with Big Ten championship and playoff hopes and had averaged 49 points over a 24-3 stretch. But the Nittany Lions have ...

Stevens leads PSU to victory

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Lamar Stevens feels like “the guy” now. The Penn State forward has been playing like it for quite a while. Stevens scored 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Penn State to a season-opening 87-72 win over North Florida on Friday night. “He’s very ...

Linebacker hopeful to stop Taylor

UNIVERSITY PARK — It’s easy to see that Penn State’s defense had its hands full last week at Michigan. The Wolverines got off 69 plays and ran past the Nittany Lions — literally and figuratively — for a crushing 42-7 win. All but 17 of those play calls were designed runs, totaling ...