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O’Brien’s departure met with criticism

UNIVERSITY PARK - In his heart, Bill O'Brien always wanted to be an NFL head coach. Now he is expected to be one, deep in the heart of Texas.O'Brien is, according to The Associated Press and other sources, leaving Penn State after two seasons to become head coach of the Houston Texans. The move ...

Giger:?Franklin, Golden would fit at Penn State; not Schiano

UNIVERSITY PARK - Virtually every discussion about the search for Penn State's next football coach includes three names: James Franklin of Vanderbilt, Al Golden of Miami (Fla.) and Greg Schiano, who was just fired by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.Two of the three would make sense - Franklin and ...

Despite short tenure, O’Brien did much for PSU – and vice versa

New Year's Eve was interrupted with news that Bill O'Brien is leaving Penn State to become head coach of the Houston Texans. You may have heard.Disappointed? Certainly.In two short years, O'Brien proved himself as an outstanding leader and tactician. He held the program together, overcame ...

Lions send 12 to Scuffle quarterfinals

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - The No. 1 Penn State wrestling team is in a three-way battle for the team title after the opening day of the 2014 Southern Scuffle.Coach Cael Sanderson's squad, No. 2 Minnesota and No.3 Oklahoma State are all within three points of each other in a tight team race.Heading ...

AP Sources: O’Brien reaches agreement with Texans

UNIVERSITY PARK (AP) - Bill O'Brien is leaving Penn State's reclamation project in his successor's hands.Less than two years after replacing Joe Paterno as coach of the Nittany Lions, O'Brien will return to the NFL as coach of the Houston Texans, leaving a proud Penn State program in peril once ...

Scheid goal sends Nittany Lions past RMU in Three Rivers Classic opener

PITTSBURGH - Redshirt sophomore forward Eric Scheid netted the game-winning goal with 1:40 left in regulation as the Penn State men's hockey team advanced to the Three Rivers Classic championship game with a 3-2 victory against Robert Morris at CONSOL Energy Center Friday night.Penn State ...

Jerry Sandusky scandal still divides Penn State

UNIVERSITY PARK (AP) - The equipment is put away for the winter.The stadium will be empty for months.The Nittany Lions aren't going anywhere.And Joe Paterno's statue is still nowhere in sight.But if you want to see for yourself what the NCAA's version of purgatory looks like, then by all means, ...

Penn State earns sixth volleyball title

SEATTLE (AP) - There was determination behind the two straight aces Micha Hancock served to set up Penn State's four-set victory over scrappy Wisconsin."I didn't want to go to five," said the setter known for her powerful left-handed jump serve. "I didn't think anyone did."Hancock's second ace ...

Championship a Big Ten battle when PSU, Wisconsin challenge for title

SEATTLE (AP) - Whatever the result in the final, it has already been a special postseason run for 12th-seeded Wisconsin.The Badgers are the lowest seed to make the NCAA volleyball championship match after upsetting No. 1 defending national champion Texas in the semifinals. Wisconsin (28-9) is ...

PSU routs Washington 3-0 in semis

SEATTLE (AP) - Deja McClendon had 11 kills and 13 digs, Micha Hancock added 39 assists, and second-seeded Penn State swept No. 3 Washington 3-0 on Thursday night in the NCAA volleyball tournament semifinals, ending the Huskies' hopes of winning a national title at home.The five-time champion ...