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No. 21 Penn State looking for offensive push vs. Wisconsin

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State needs more out of its offense or the 21st-ranked Nittany Lions might not get much more out of their season. The team started the year with Big Ten championship and playoff hopes and had averaged 49 points over a 24-3 stretch. But the Nittany Lions have ...

Stevens leads PSU to victory

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Lamar Stevens feels like “the guy” now. The Penn State forward has been playing like it for quite a while. Stevens scored 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Penn State to a season-opening 87-72 win over North Florida on Friday night. “He’s very ...

Linebacker hopeful to stop Taylor

UNIVERSITY PARK — It’s easy to see that Penn State’s defense had its hands full last week at Michigan. The Wolverines got off 69 plays and ran past the Nittany Lions — literally and figuratively — for a crushing 42-7 win. All but 17 of those play calls were designed runs, totaling ...

Roll out the red carpet for this year’s mat squad

UNIVERSITY PARK — As the curtain is about to go up on another Penn State wrestling season, the goals remain the same — only the actors will be slightly different. The Nittany Lions start the season ranked No. 1 in the USA Today/NWCA Coaches Poll as the winners of the last three NCAA ...

Franklin sees value in world knowledge

UNIVERSITY PARK — Football is not the be all, end all in life, and James Franklin made it clear Tuesday afternoon that he wants to make sure his players have a well-rounded understanding of what’s going on in the world. Around that same time, 600 miles away, South Carolina coach Will ...

Big trouble, no answers for Franklin

So, what are we to make of this mess? Penn State got destroyed Saturday at Michigan. It has lost to all three of its top challengers in the Big Ten East, two at home. The offense went from awesome to awful in the blink of an eye. Trace McSorley is clearly hurt, which is hurting the ...

Penn State’s offense fails as Michigan routs Lions

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The annihilation in Ann Arbor, take two, came as a shock to this Penn State football team — and to just about everyone else. It was stunning to watch a Penn State offense that’s been so prolific for the past two years be so awful against No. 5 Michigan Saturday ...

Embarrassment of riches back on mats

UNIVERSITY PARK — With Penn State Wrestling Media Day on tap Tuesday and the Nittany Lions’ season opener less than a week later, wrestling fans will recognize some familiar refrains. Penn State, winner of three straight NCAA championships and seven of the last eight, will start the ...

Growing pains evident within James Franklin’s coaching staff

For better or worse over its long history, but mostly for the better, Penn State football has been spoiled by the stability of its coaching staff. Even with Bill O’Brien’s two years, Penn State has only had four head coaches in the last 68 years. Of course, Joe Paterno’s 46-year ...

Franklin: McSorley is best college QB

UNIVERSITY PARK — There hasn’t been a shortage of nice things Penn State coach James Franklin has said about the team’s quarterback, Trace McSorley, this season. And why should there be for a man who has taken possession of a large number of Penn State’s records? The graduate ...