Penn State

Jerry Fisher’s career winds down

UNIVERSITY PARK — At the age of 22, having grown up at the knee of a Penn State broadcasting legend, Jerry Fisher saw an opportunity and thought it would be cool to do the play-by-play for the Penn State women’s basketball team. He approached Rene Portland, who quickly agreed. Forty ...

McSorley, Lions go out with big win

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State played like a motivated, emotionally energized team trying to finish strong on senior day. Maryland played like it was merely trying to finish out an emotionally draining season. Both elements were understandable, and the combination led to a Nittany Lion ...

McSorley’s legacy like no other

As a verbal commitment to Vanderbilt in 2014, Trace McSorley remembers a phone call from James Franklin to inform that the coach was headed to Penn State. McSorley felt like he had been punched in the gut. “I was probably a little short (on the phone) because I was upset with how ...

Terps visit for finale

UNIVERSITY PARK (AP) — James Franklin values well-roundedness at quarterback. Proven history at a high level helps, too. Needless to say, he’s not eager to say goodbye to Trace McSorley. The three-year starter helped raise the bar at Penn State, where he’s delivered wins and seized ...

Speculation’s premature on Franklin

James Franklin has stated that he plans to stay at Penn State for a long time, so does that mean the speculation about him possibly going to USC is over? Not exactly. Franklin gave a non-denial denial answer when asked about the USC speculation Tuesday afternoon. He tried to clarify things ...

Franklin doesn’t silence questions about potential USC opening

James Franklin surely knew the question was coming, in some form, about speculation that his name could be in the mix for a potential opening at USC. Franklin briefly answered such a question early on in his press conference Tuesday, then nothing else was mentioned about it to Penn State’s ...

USC could be interested in Franklin, but would he go?

This is the final week of the regular season, so the silly season — the rumor mill and speculation season with regards to coaching moves — has already started. If I had to guess, I’d say James Franklin will be Penn State’s coach for 10 more years. At least. He’s not going to the ...

Penn State escapes Rutgers with win

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — There was a comical scene midway through the third quarter Saturday in which Rutgers called a terrific trick play at the goal line — a halfback pass to the end zone to a wide-open quarterback. He dropped it. The play pretty much sums up Rutgers football. But as hapless ...

PSU dominant at Keystone Classic

PHILADELPHIA — No. 1 Penn State (1-0 0-0 B1G) won the 2018 Keystone Classic, rolling up a lofty 192.0 points and crowning eight champions. This marks the third straight year that Penn State has claimed the crown, wrestled in the University of Pennsylvania’s historic Palestra. A total of ...

Penn State rallies for Washington’s 200th victory

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State women’s basketball team proved to be the comeback kids once again as the Lady Lions rallied from a nine-point fourth-quarter deficit to force overtime against Princeton before outscoring the Tigers 16-8 in the extra frame to earn a gritty 79-71 win Sunday ...