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PSU’s Sanders declares for NFL Draft

UNIVERSITY PARK — Miles Sanders waited his turn, sitting behind Saquon Barkley for two years, and all it took was one season of being Penn State’s starting tailback for Sanders to convince himself and others that he’s ready for the NFL. Sanders did as widely expected Thursday, ...

Penn State no match for No. 2 Michigan

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Iggy Brazdeikis had 16 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 2 Michigan returned to Big Ten play with a 68-55 victory over Penn State on Thursday night. The unbeaten Wolverines (14-0, 3-0) weren’t always that dominant while playing lesser competition in December, and the ...

Penn State has busy day after bowl

UNIVERSITY PARK — A slew of Penn State moves occurred Wednesday, the day after the Nittany Lions ended their season with a loss to Kentucky in the Citrus Bowl. Junior offensive linemen Ryan Bates and Connor McGovern announced they were forgoing their final year of eligibility to declare for ...

Nittany Lions win Southern Scuffle

CHATTANOOGA — No. 1 Penn State won the 2019 Southern Scuffle, but that’s just where it starts. Coach Cael Sanderson’s Nittany Lions won the team title with a tournament record scoring total to outdistance second place Oklahoma State. The championship is Penn State’s eighth. The ...

McSorley, Lions fall short in Citrus

ORLANDO, Fla. — Penn State had a chance at the end to win the Citrus Bowl, incredibly enough, despite spending most of the afternoon shooting itself in the foot. All hope appeared to be lost when news surfaced that quarterback Trace McSorley had suffered a broken foot and was done for the ...

Near-comeback, playing on broken foot, caps McSorley’s stellar career

ORLANDO, Fla. — Trace McSorley’s career ended like it began — in a Florida bowl game, against an SEC opponent, attempting to rally the Nittany Lions from a three-score deficit. In the end, as Penn State lost to Georgia 24-17 three years ago in the TaxSlayer Bowl, the Lions could not ...

Fans squabble over call

ORLANDO, Fla. — Armchair quarterbacking is one of the favorite pastimes of our football-loving society, and plenty of Penn State fans were second guessing coach James Franklin following Tuesday’s 27-24 loss to Kentucky in the Citrus Bowl. The Nittany Lions fell behind by 20 points before ...

PSU tops Scuffle’s first day

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — No. 1 Penn State is standing tall after the first day of the 2019 Southern Scuffle. Cael Sanderson’s Nittany Lions sit in first place and have 11 semifinalists at nine weights going into today’s action. Two Lions notched milestone wins Tuesday. Senior Bo Nickal ...

PSU QB up in air after bowl

ORLANDO — There was a great cartoon in the Citrus Bowl edition of Gameday (included in Saturday’s Sentinel) featuring the Nittany Lion on the ground grabbing Trace McSorley’s leg trying to hold onto him as the senior quarterback waves goodbye. Keep that image in mind going forward to ...

Credit Ky.’s Allen for team-first decision

ORLANDO — There are too many reminders that, more so than ever, college football is really professional football. The bowl season underscores that. James Franklin said the NCAA rule, passed in 2012, that allows agents to speak with players from the time they’re freshmen is a ...