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McSorley: New cast will keep Penn State at top

UNIVERSITY PARK (AP) — Trace McSorley sported a different look at No. 10 Penn State’s practice this week. Otherwise, it was the same McSorley that the Nittany Lions have come to expect. Wearing a clear visor for the first time, the Penn State quarterback burned the scout team defense in ...

Penn State impressed with Hilling

UNIVERSITY PARK — Vlad Hilling didn’t win the place-kicking job during his first preseason camp at Penn State, but the true freshman from Hollidaysburg Area High School made the competition interesting. He also made quite an impression on coach James Franklin and his teammates. “I ...

Lions’ success can be Trace(d) to McSorley

UNIVERSITY PARK — In Trace they trust. Hopes are high for Penn State this season primarily because of Trace McSorley. The Nittany Lions are ranked in the top 10 in the preseason primarily because of Trace McSorley. There are College Football Playoff hopes, primarily because ... well, ...

Givens has chance to shine with Nittany Lions

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State has had a number of outstanding defensive tackles in recent years, and Kevin Givens has a chance to be the next star at the position this season. The Altoona product isn’t just excited about that possibility, he’s driven by a strong desire to carry on the ...

Manny Bowen’s career comes to an end at PSU

UNIVERSITY PARK — Manny Bowen’s tumultuous career at Penn State appears to finally be over, ending hopes that the twice-suspended player might have been in line to fill the major void at middle linebacker this season. “Manny Bowen is no longer on the Penn State football team. We wish ...

PSU’s Polk hopes ‘it’s my time’

UNIVERSITY PARK — It seems like a lifetime ago, the 2015 season opener, when Brandon Polk burst onto the Penn State scene. What most will remember about his first game, a 27-10 loss at Temple, is that Christian Hackenberg, seemingly wearing cement shoes behind a matador offensive line, was ...

Tommy Stevens seen wearing a walking boot; Torrence Brown calls it quits

UNIVERSITY PARK — Two weeks from the season opener, Penn State backup quarterback and starting “lion” Tommy Stevens showed up to team photo day Saturday wearing a walking boot on his right foot and carrying crutches. Exactly what that means for Stevens’ availability at the outset of ...

Nittany Lions have options on how they want to use Lamont Wade on defense

UNIVERSITY PARK — Lamont Wade gave the best possible answer when asked what position he prefers to play. “Football,” he said. “I like to play football. That’s it.” Wade came to Penn State as an elite cornerback recruit from Clairton, and he spent his true freshman season playing ...

PSU seeks next set of stars

UNIVERSITY PARK (AP) — James Franklin knows Penn State is facing more uncertainty this season than the last two, when the Nittany Lions quickly matured into one of the best teams in the country. Entering his fifth season in Happy Valley, Franklin is confident that some new faces will step ...

Buchholz, Miner hang up pads and helmet for good

UNIVERSITY PARK — Ryan Buchholz did his best for as long as he could to play through extensive pain from back injuries, but the Penn State defensive end announced Wednesday that he has decided to retire from football. Buchholz, a redshirt junior who would have been a starter this season, ...