Penn State

Freiermuth adds to PSU’s TE tradition

ORLANDO, Fla. — Penn State has been blessed with some terrific tight ends in recent years in Mike Gesicki and Jesse James, but there were major question marks entering this season about who would be next in line. Not only do those questions no longer exist, the answer is way better than ...

No. 4 Maryland pulls away from Penn State

UNIVERSITY PARK (AP) — Maryland can win plenty of ways, with newcomers sinking baskets or with veterans steadying the course after rough starts. The No. 4 Terrapins leaned on the latter group to beat Penn State 77-61 on Friday night in the Big Ten opener for both teams. Kaila Charles ...

Senior safety Nick Scott, once an RB, has left mark

Nick Scott came to Penn State with designs on being a running back and kickoff returner. In fact, after redshirting in 2014, he showed some impressive versatility in 2015 as a redshirt freshman, averaging 4.4 yards on 30 carries, catching four passes and even completing a couple, including a ...

Stevens stays home; time will tell what impact he will have

ORLANDO, Fla. — While it may not impact Penn State much in the upcoming Citrus Bowl against Kentucky, some news that came out of Orlando on Wednesday could have a big impact on the Nittany Lions moving forward. Backup quarterback Tommy Stevens recently underwent surgery of an undisclosed ...

Offense shortcoming a concern

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State’s offensive numbers dropped substantially this season, which probably should have been expected given the enormous personnel losses sustained by the Nittany Lions. Running back Saquon Barkley, tight end Mike Gesicki and receiver DaeSean Hamilton were among the ...

Alabama uses 24-0 run to beat Penn State

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Donta Hall had 17 points and 11 rebounds, and paced by a huge first-half run and Alabama pulled out a 73-64 victory over Penn State on Friday night. John Petty had 13 points and five rebounds, and Tevin Mack totaled 11 points and four rebounds for the Crimson Tide ...

Nittany Lions continue to find success on national signing day

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State enjoyed such a superb national signing day that, by one measure, its 2019 recruiting class trails only Georgia and Alabama nationally. The Nittany Lions signed 18 players Wednesday, the first day of the early signing period, and 17 of them are rated as either ...

Penn State survives, puts away Duquesne

PITTSBURGH (AP) — With Penn State and Duquesne tied with less than 10 seconds remaining, Penn State’s Lamar Stevens did a little freelancing. The Nittany Lions had two timeouts and the plan was to stop and set up a play after Stevens dribbled the ball across the half-court line. But ...

Juwan Johnson weighing his football playing options

UNIVERSITY PARK — Juwan Johnson just kept smiling, answering all the tough questions about his disappointing season as best he could and trying to keep things in perspective. No Penn State player, in fact, had a more disappointing season than Johnson, based on expectations entering the year ...

PSU demolishes Arizona State on mats

UNIVERSITY PARK — For the 6,676 fans who packed Rec Hall on Friday night for No. 15 Arizona State vs. No. 1 Penn State, one question rose above the many that provided the backdrop for the nationally televised dual meet. Who’s the best 174-pounder in NCAA wrestling? Is it Sun Devil ...