Penn State

Godwin to Tampa in round 3

PHILADELPHIA — Penn State receiver Chris Godwin was selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with the No. 84 overall pick in Friday’s NFL draft. Godwin was thought by some to be a second-round pick, but instead he saw nine receivers picked ahead of him. He left Penn State after a stellar ...

Penn State coach Franklin looking ahead, not at Lions’ past success

UNIVERSITY PARK — It would stand to reason that the biggest intangible challenge facing the 2017 Nittany Lions will be to manage expectations they haven’t faced since, oh, say the mid-1990s. James Franklin, however, doesn’t see it that way. After Saturday’s Blue-White Game, in which ...

Penn State’s best QB may be backup Stevens

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State has a potential Heisman Trophy candidate at quarterback, and yet he was not the most impressive quarterback during Saturday’s Blue-White Game. Granted, it was just a scrimmage, and he played mostly against reserves, but backup Tommy Stevens looked every bit ...

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Penn State running back Mark Allen, left, gets stopped by Desi Davis Saturday during the Penn State Blue-White game at Beaver Stadium.

Roster shows promise for PSU

UNIVERSITY PARK — When injuries decimated the Penn State football team’s linebacking corps early last season, Cam Brown got thrown into the fire. Literally, in a sense, as his redshirt had to be burned. “Developmentally, (I was) not ready,” Brown said with a big grin. In the long ...

Penn State recruiting on the rise

UNIVERSITY PARK — If building depth was the theme for the Penn State football team during spring practice, it certainly appears to have crossed over to the recruiting side, too. The Nittany Lions lost a highly-regarded offensive tackle prospect on Friday, but, before they even kicked off ...

Connor McGovern debuts at center for Penn State

Center Connor McGovern made a bold prediction about the offensive line that should come as great news to Penn State fans. “We’re going to be one of the strong points this year on the team,” McGovern said. “We’re going to be a lot more physical.” If that is indeed the case about ...

McSorley looking to cut down mistakes in 2017

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley has spent a lot of time this winter thinking about one pass from last season — his final toss. That late-game interception set up USC’s Rose Bowl-winning field goal and set McSorley on a path to improve his in-game ...

Sanderson reflects and looks forward to future

UNIVERSITY PARK — Except for a couple of NCAA wrestling team championship trophies sitting on a desk in the Penn State wrestling offices earlier this week, one would never have known that the Nittany Lions were fewer than two weeks removed from winning their sixth championship in seven ...

Penn State's Zain Retherford is named the winner in the 149-pound match in the championship round of the NCAA Division I wresting championships, Saturday, March 18, 2017, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)

Retherford wins Hodge Trophy

UNIVERSITY PARK — For two seasons, Penn State coaches and fans have contended that 149-pounder Zain Retherford is the best collegiate wrestler in the nation. On Tuesday, the rest of the wrestling nation finally signaled its agreement. Retherford was named Tuesday the WIN Magazine/Culture ...

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Penn State's Nikita Pavlychev, center left, celebrates his goal during the first period of the Midwest Regional final of the NCAA men's college hockey tournament, Sunday in Cincinnati.

PSU falls in the second round to Denver

CINCINNATI — The most-successful season in the short history of the Penn State men’s hockey program came to an end Sunday as the No. 11 Nittany Lions fell, 6-3, to No. 1 Denver University in the Midwest Regional Final at U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati. The Pioneers improve to 31-7-4 and ...