Penn State

Scuffle a chance to shine, and push Nittany Lions

UNIVERSITY PARK — Since Penn State started competing at the Southern Scuffle during the 2010-11 season, the tournament has served as both a proving ground and a source of momentum for the Nittany Lions. During that same time frame, Penn State has won NCAA championships in six of the last ...

Defense will feel pressure against Browning

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — The biggest challenge for Penn State in Saturday’s Fiesta Bowl against Washington could be getting pressure on Huskies’ quarterback, Jake Browning, and not letting him have time to pick apart the defense. In the Nittany Lions’ two losses this season, Ohio State’s ...

Love tips off Barkley for Fiesta

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Saquon Barkley and the Penn State offense will face quite a challenge against Washington’s top-ranked run defense in the Fiesta Bowl, but Barkley was able to get a bit of a scouting report from another one of the nation’s elite running backs. “I talked to ...

McSorley proves himself as Nittany Lions’ quarterback

UNIVERSITY PARK — People have doubted Trace McSorley all along, yet he has done nothing but prove them wrong every step of the way. McSorley was a four-year starting quarterback in high school, reached the state title game all four years and won it three times. But he wasn’t offered a ...

Patients Sanders waits for chance to shine at PSU

UNIVERSITY PARK — Miles Sanders came to Penn State as the No. 1 running back recruit in the nation, but he hasn’t had many opportunities to play the past two seasons behind superstar teammate Saquon Barkley. “I just had to be patient,” Sanders said. “I got real humbled when I first ...

Scott’s 3-pointer at buzzer lifts Rider over PSU

UNIVERSITY PARK (AP) — Nazeer Bostick may have made a bold proclamation that inadvertently became bulletin board material on Friday night. Rider coach Kevin Baggett reached for his marker and whiteboard where he scrawled the Penn State guards’ words toward the Rider bench during warm-ups ...

Ex-Penn Stater Gress dies at 26

UNIVERSITY PARK — Former Penn State offensive lineman Adam Gress has died, the school confirmed Friday. He was 26 and would have turned 27 on Dec. 29. Gress played for Penn State from 2009 through 2012 and developed into a starting tackle for three games his final season. He was a native of ...

PSU gets big-named recruits

UNIVERSITY PARK — James Franklin looked ahead to a sandy beach, a time when he had hung up his whistle as Penn State football coach and began penning his memoirs when asked about the question central to the Nittany Lions 2018 recruiting class. “The book will probably be five chapters on ...

Watkins has double-double, Penn State defeats Binghamton

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (AP) — As he went after his own rebounds during warmups on Tuesday, Josh Reaves took a moment to appreciate the long shots arcing overhead and falling, one after the other, through Penn State’s hoop. Reaves got to appreciate the makes all night. Penn State (10-3) ...

PSU gives sellout crowd a holiday gift

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State wrestling team looked like it was in a giving mood this holiday season. The top-ranked Nittany Lions gave another sold-out crowd — the 37th straight in Rec Hall — of 6,425 a 44-3 win over Indiana in the Lions’ Big Ten opener Sunday afternoon. Penn ...