Penn State

Linebacker who? Nittany Lions look to keep up reputation

UNIVERSITY PARK — When you think about the tremendous linebackers who have played at Penn State in the past 20 years, the talent level has been staggering. LaVar Arrington, Paul Posluszny, Sean Lee, Dan Connor, NaVorro Bowman, Michael Mauti, Gerald Hodges, Mike Hull — they’re all part ...

McSorley embraces the hype, just not enough to take his focus off season

UNIVERSITY PARK — Trace McSorley enjoyed a terrific week last week, with not just one, but two neat things happening to him. First, Penn State’s senior quarterback took part in the prestigious Manning Passing Academy, which wrapped up last Sunday in Louisiana. Then on Tuesday, USA Today ...

Soccer legend Bahr dies at 91

BOALSBURG (AP) — When Walter Bahr walked off the field in Brazil after the famous United States victory over England at the 1950 World Cup, he didn’t expect to become a soccer celebrity. Known for many years as the father of two NFL placekickers, Bahr regained prominence in his own right ...

Taylor wins in Rec Hall in Final X

UNIVERSITY PARK — David Taylor was always a Rec Hall crowd favorite during his days on the Penn State wrestling team. The mutual admiration continued Saturday night. Taylor was one of six athletes to earn a spot on the U.S. Senior Freestyle World Team and a trip to the World Championships ...

Taylor, Dake matches highlight Final X

UNIVERSITY PARK — The last time wrestling fans saw David Taylor in Rec Hall, it was a don’t-blink-or-you’ll-miss-it moment. In his final home dual meet for the Penn State wrestling team on Feb. 23, 2014, he pinned his Clarion opponent in 11 seconds. Four years later, Taylor will get ...

Franklin recalls dark moments before turnaround

Halftime of Minnesota game, 2016. Golden Gophers 13, Penn State 3. James Franklin still vividly recalls what he heard from fans at Beaver Stadium. “The stadium is chanting, ‘Fire Franklin, fire Franklin,’” the coach said during a recent visit to Altoona. Hard to believe, but that ...

Penn State hires Kevin Freeman as assistant basketball coach

UNIVERSITY PARK (AP) — Penn State has hired Kevin Freeman as an assistant coach on Patrick Chambers’ staff. The Nittany Lions announced the move Monday. Freeman spent seven years as the director of basketball administration for Connecticut men’s basketball program. “Penn State ...

Barkley tries to temper expectations

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — When it comes to football, Saquon Barkley has a knack for doing what might sound impossible. Whether it’s his freakish feats in the weight room, or his game-breaking plays during a three-year career at Penn State (during which he scored a school-record 53 ...

Penn State’s six draft selections are most team had since 2010

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State finished with six players selected in the NFL draft, the most since 2010, and the first one to hear his name called Saturday was a surprise to many people. Safety Troy Apke was selected by the Washington Redskins in the fourth round, No. 109 overall. Apke had a ...

Gesicki to Dolphins, is lone Penn State player picked in Friday rounds

UNIVERSITY PARK — Mike Gesicki said he ended up “exactly where I belong” after getting selected by the Miami Dolphins in the second round of the NFL draft Friday night. “It’s one of the most exciting moments of my life,” Gesicki told Miami reporters after he was selected to play ...