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PSU QB takes on leadership role

UNIVERSITY PARK — Leadership doesn’t come naturally for everyone. Some people shy away from it, while others seek it out at every opportunity. While he’s doing everything he can to prepare himself on and off the field to be Penn State’s new starting quarterback, Sean Clifford decided ...

Penn State running back Ricky Slade embracing new opportunity in backfield

UNIVERSITY PARK — It’s now Ricky Slade’s turn to take over the high-profile role of lead tailback at Penn State, and he can’t wait. Slade is supremely confident in his abilities and promises big things. “I’m looking forward to it a lot,” Slade said with a big smile. “It’s ...

Franklin challenged on ‘elite’ comments again

CHICAGO — Penn State has made huge progress during James Franklin’s tenure, and the coach can to point to many areas when discussing the strength of the program entering his sixth season. Still, some comments he made about not being elite following last year’s gut-wrenching 27-26 loss ...

Penn State offense looks to push pace in 2019

UNIVERSITY PARK — There are a slew of question marks about Penn State’s offense this fall, and rightfully so given the departures of quarterback Trace McSorley and several other key players. Some of the younger returning Nittany Lions, however, are making some big statements about their ...

“Coach Chaos” brings passion to Penn State football program

UNIVERSITY PARK — The guy is, admittedly, a little crazy. James Franklin says that, too, about Sean Spencer, Penn State’s highly successful defensive line coach. So, what’s crazy about him? “Other than a tattoo that says ‘CHAOS?’” Spencer answers with a laugh while showing off ...

Pat Chambers grateful for senior’s return

UNIVERSITY PARK — Patrick Chambers and the Penn State basketball program picked up their biggest win of the year Wednesday night — with the season still five months away. Lamar Stevens, a first-team all-Big Ten performer last season, decided to remove his name from the NBA draft and ...

Ravens take McSorley on last day

NASHVILLE — All Trace McSorley wanted was a chance, and the Baltimore Ravens gave him one Saturday by selecting him in the sixth round of the NFL draft. “Incredibly blessed to be a Raven! Can’t wait to get to work,” McSorley tweeted. McSorley was one of four Penn State players ...

Sanders drafted by Eagles in 2nd round

Miles Sanders played his high school ball in Pittsburgh at Woodland Hills, in college at Penn State and will remain in the Keystone State in the NFL with the Philadelphia Eagles. Sanders was the first Penn State player selected in this year’s NFL draft, as the running back went to the ...

Day 2 could benefit Lions

UNIVERSITY PARK — As many as three Penn State players could be selected on the second day of the NFL draft this evening, and several more could hear their names called this weekend. There are plenty of questions that remain to be answered this weekend. Which Nittany Lion player will be ...

Stevens’ transfer leaves no winners

Those of you from the 1970s may recall a Penn State tradition called “Gentle Thursday.” Students would gather on the HUB lawn, bringing blankets and refreshments, to enjoy the dawning of spring and all that came with it. There were good feelings all around, and it lasted about 10 years ...