Penn State

Through the steel curtain

PITTSBURGH - Steelers rookie wide receiver Justin Brown just completed his first NFL game and roamed around midfield at Heinz Field on Saturday night looking for someone he might know from the New York Giants.When approached by a reporter and asked to assess his performance during the Steelers' ...

Robinson leads way at receiver

UNIVERSITY PARK (AP) - Penn State receiver Allen Robinson prefers to let his play speak for him.Facing the prospect of the Nittany Lion offense being led by a first-year quarterback, however, the junior wide receiver said he's trying to be more vocal."I'm not too much of a vocal leader. I lead ...

QBs take spotlight on 1st day of camp

UNIVERSITY PARK - Dozens of TV crews, photographers and reporters packed the sideline at Penn State's practice field Thursday afternoon to get a first glimpse and first analysis of quarterback Christian Hackenberg.But while all eyes were glued on the heralded freshman who's considered PSU's ...

Nittany Lions reach milestone with end of transfer allowance

UNIVERSITY PARK (AP) - The NCAA rule connected to Penn State's sanctions that had the earliest impact on the football program is set to expire Thursday.The rule allowing Nittany Lions to transfer without having to sit out a year at a new school elapses Aug. 1, according to school officials. On ...

O’Brien ready to embark on Year 2 at PSU

CHICAGO (AP) - Bill O'Brien thinks he can do a better job of managing the clock. He wants to improve his communication with his coaches in the press box. Then there are the adjustments for recruiting, practice and team meetings.After a most unusual season, the Penn State coach is focused on ...

Big Ten media days brighter for PSU

CHICAGO - Football questions. One after another. In rapid-fire fashion from a horde of reporters, both national and the regulars on the Penn State beat.Bill O'Brien and the Nittany Lion players loved it."It's very refreshing," O'Brien said. "I love to talk about football. ... These are fun ...

Joyner talks future as AD

CHICAGO - Dave Joyner enjoys being Penn State's athletic director and would like to keep the job for a long time, but no matter what he does, there will always be a large group of people who believe he had no business ever getting the job in the first place.Joyner was on the PSU Board of ...

As camp nears, O’Brien, Lions eye future

UNIVERSITY PARK (AP) - As training camp nears, as well as his second season on the sidelines, coach Bill O'Brien believes Penn State is headed in the right direction amid NCAA-imposed sanctions.O'Brien addressed the media on Friday, joined by Penn State athletic director Dave Joyner, on a ...

Penn State football team raises money to fight kidney cancer

UNIVERSITY PARK (AP) - Some may view the Penn State football team's signature charity event - Lift for Life - as a simple fundraiser, but the Nittany Lions aren't among them.The players saw it as a chance to help beat kidney cancer and show off some of the grueling workouts they endure to get a ...

O’Brien named Big Ten Men’s Coach of the Year

UNIVERSITY PARK - Penn State football coach Bill O'Brien has been named the 2012-13 Big Ten Men's Coach of the Year following an outstanding first campaign for the Nittany Lions.O'Brien was previously named the Bear Bryant Coach of the Year, as well as the Maxwell Football Club and ESPN Coach ...