Penn State

Oruwariye’s up to the challenge at home

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State’s game against Ohio State has everything to show it’s an impactful game in the grand scheme of things. A pair of divisional teams ranked nationally in the top 10? Check. College GameDay’s set on campus? Check. Nationally televised in primetime? ...

PSU game could be a special one

As both potent offenses presumably march up and down the field in what could be a shootout Saturday night, it can be easy to lose sight of how such a game could come down to a field goal. That actually has been the case for each of Ohio State’s past two close-call visits to Penn State. If ...

Means as important as end for Sanders in Penn State’s thrashing of Illinois

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Miles Sanders put on a show with 200 yards rushing for Penn State on Friday night at Illinois, but how he got those yards was just as important as the gaudy total. “I’ve been waiting for this for two years,” Sanders, now the star tailback with Saquon Barkley gone, ...

Illinois hangs around until Penn State rolls

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Penn State shockingly found itself trailing underdog Illinois early in the third quarter Friday, leading to much frustration in the Nittany Nation. But this script has played out before over the past couple of years. Numerous times, in fact. Penn State sleepwalks through ...

No. 10 Penn State opens conference play at Illinois

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — No. 10 Penn State brings its high-powered offense to Illinois on Friday night, heavily favored against a young Illini team that is off to an encouraging start. The Nittany Lions (3-0) are a 27-point favorite, not exactly a new situation for an Illini team that is used ...

Thompkins sees growth in himself, team

UNIVERSITY PARK — It was never a confidence issue with DeAndre Thompkins. It was more of a timing issue. The receiver didn’t have anything to show from his role with the offense following wins over Appalachian State and Pittsburgh to start the season. That all changed in Penn State’s ...

West’s embarrassing day should spark Big Ten realignment talk

Saturday was humiliating for the Big Ten West and really the best example yet of why the conference’s division alignment is laughable. Everyone knows the division setup is lopsided. Everyone knows the Big Ten has received criticism for the imbalance. And everyone knows the league has ignored ...

Eight home duals highlight Nittany Lions’ wrestling slate

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State wrestling team, winners of seven of the last eight NCAA Championships, will wrestle in 14 dual meets and two in-season tournaments in preparation for March’s Big Ten and NCAA tournaments this season. The Nittany Lions return seven All-Americans, including ...

McSorley’s five TDs lead Penn State

UNIVERSITY PARK — James Franklin has a man crush on Trace McSorley and isn’t afraid to admit it. “If you’re a young quarterback out there, watch Trace McSorley,” Penn State’s coach said Saturday. “The guy has been winning since he was in diapers.” Franklin went on and on ...

It’s time for Penn State to add American flags to its helmets, permanently

Being that this is 9/11 week, let’s go off the field. James Franklin opened his press conference Tuesday — 9/11 — with the nice gesture of acknowledging the ultimate sacrifice that thousands paid 17 years ago, including one of his former teammates at East Stroudsburg, a man named Martin ...