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Gophers pounce on PSU

UNIVERSITY PARK - If there is such a thing as a moral victory in sports, the Penn State men's hockey team earned it Sunday against Minnesota, the top-ranked team in the nation.The Nittany Lions rallied from a 2-0 deficit to tie it in the third period in front of a raucous Pegula Arena crowd, ...

Franklin feels right at home as Penn State’s new coach

UNIVERSITY PARK - James Franklin is thrilled about coming "home." He has his "dream job." And he doesn't plan on leaving any time soon."I'm a Pennsylvania boy with a Penn State heart," the personable, charismatic and confident Franklin said Saturday afternoon when he was introduced as the ...

Early power play goal fires up Golden Gophers

UNIVERSITY PARK - The whiteout at Pegula Ice Arena turned into a washout for the Penn State men's hockey team.Minnesota, the No. 1 team in the nation, played like it before a packed house and a national TV audience Monday night in a 5-2 defeat of the Nittany Lions in game two of the Big Ten ...

James Franklin has been busy, visible coach so far

UNIVERSITY PARK - James Franklin has been a very busy guy his first two days on the job as Penn State's football coach, and Sunday evening he got a chance to make a first impression with the players on his new team.Franklin held his first squad meeting, and all returning players were present, ...

Penn State readies to make a ‘major announcement’ today

UNIVERSITY PARK (AP) - Penn State's search for a new football coach might be over.Penn State said Friday that President Rodney Erickson and athletic director Dave Joyner will make a "major announcement" at Beaver Stadium on Saturday and invited reporters who cover the football team to ...

James Franklin hired as Penn State football coach

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Penn State has hired James Franklin as its next head coach.Franklin, 41, who led Vanderbilt to bowls in all three of his seasons there, replaces Bill O'Brien, who left the Nittany Lions after two years to coach the NFL's Houston Texans. Penn State made the announcement ...

Edwards, Penn State rally past Illinois 82-76

From staff reportsCHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The Penn State Lady Lions (11-3, 2-0 Big Ten) rallied from a 12-point, first-half deficit with a strong second frame on the way to an 82-76 win at Illinois (7-8, 0-2) Thursday.Senior Ariel Edwards posted her second career double-double with 20 points and 11 ...

Reports: Penn State to hire Franklin as football coach

Penn State has its man in James Franklin, a 41-year-old Pennsylvania native who grew up watching Nittany Lion football and reportedly is set to become the 16th head coach in the program's storied history.Several national media outlets reported Thursday that Franklin is expected to be named Penn ...

PSU falls to Minnesota 68-65

UNIVERSITY PARK - Penn State could have used the best backcourt in the country at the end of Wednesday night's 68-65 loss to Minnesota at the Bryce Jordan Center. The Nittany Lions also could have known who committed which foul.But Tim Frazier and D.J. Newbill both fouled out, and were left to ...

Reports: Franklin expected to be PSU’s next football coach

(Editor's note: This story includes background material from a previous report.)ALTOONA - Penn State's new football coach is expected to be James Franklin, according to media reports this afternoon, although there has been no confirmation or announcement from the school or the coach, according ...