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Penn State

Defense holds until offense arrives

UNIVERSITY PARK - Christian Hackenberg had good reason to be frustrated, since very little was working for the Penn State offense in the first half Saturday.Once again, the running game was getting shut down, meaning Hackenberg had to do everything himself. And the quarterback wasn't doing that ...

NCAA says Penn State fine money can stay in Pa.

HARRISBURG (AP) - College sports' governing body says it is willing to let Pennsylvania control the $60 million fine Penn State is paying over its handling of the Jerry Sandusky molestation scandal.The NCAA on Friday asked Commonwealth Court Judge Anne Covey to dismiss the lawsuit filed by Sen. ...

Penn State postseason ban lifted

UNIVERSITY PARK - The National Collegiate Athletic Association has lifted Penn State's postseason ban, effective immediately.The NCAA, citing the latest report from athletics integrity monitor, former Sen. George Mitchell, will also restore Penn State to the full compliment of 85 scholarships ...

Akron confident it can compete with Penn State

UNIVERSITY PARK (AP) - A win in its first game and some success carried over from last year has Akron confident it can compete with Big Ten opponent Penn State on Saturday.Quarterback Kyle Pohl has the Zips on a four-game winning streak dating to last season, including a 41-0 shutout of Howard ...

Akron confident it can compete with Penn State

UNIVERSITY PARK (AP) - A win in its first game and some success carried over from last year has Akron confident it can compete with Big Ten opponent Penn State on Saturday.Quarterback Kyle Pohl has the Zips on a four-game winning streak dating to last season, including a 41-0 shutout of Howard ...

Rank in sights for PSU

UNIVERSITY PARK (AP) - Two years after sanctions threatened to cripple the program, Penn State has an eye on a spot in the polls.The Nittany Lions as one of the top 25 teams in the country?Just the thought of a ranked Penn State team seemed improbable in 2012 when the NCAA levied the type of ...

Lions clickin’ behind Ficken’s kickin’

DUBLIN - James Franklin stood at midfield after the game and screamed to his team, "Get Ficken! Where's Ficken?"Five seconds later, the kicker started running toward Franklin."Ficken!" the coach screamed as he ran over and picked up his player. "I'm so happy for you, buddy!"For the past seven ...

Penn State, UCF set for opener

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The idea started with a phone call.With the aftermath Penn State's sex abuse scandal erasing his team postseason prospects until at least 2016, then-Nittany Lions' head coach Bill O'Brien picked up the phone and called an old friend to pitch a game with UCF in ...

Penn State opens 2014 season with business trip to Ireland

UNIVERSITY PARK - The start of the season is different for every team.Some schools tend to open up at home against directional schools or Football Championship Subdivision schools that have no business sharing the same field.Some of these games are seen as free wins and a way to get the players ...

New era for PSU, Franklin

UNIVERSITY PARK (AP) - James Franklin slams on the brakes of his speeding golf cart, which comes to a screeching, skidding stop, and causes a few of the people in the small crowd milling around just inside Beaver Stadium to practically jump out of their shoes.Franklin lets out a big laugh as he ...