Penn State

Bye a bonus for QB Hackenberg

UNIVERSITY PARK (AP) - His career as a full-time starter now at six games, Christian Hackenberg's freshman season already has reached halftime.Penn State's 18-year-old quarterback has had more good times than bad while leading the Nittany Lions to a 4-2 record heading into a second bye week at ...

Four and long

UNIVERSITY PARK - Penn State found its identity in 23 seconds Saturday night.The instant classic against Michigan lasted 4 hours and 11 minutes, and the most exciting 23 seconds didn't even decide the outcome.No, the outcome was decided by a crazy, hodgepodge sequence of events over the course ...

Penn State motivated after overtime win

UNIVERSITY PARK (AP) - Just after Penn State scored the winning touchdown to beat Michigan, coach Bill O'Brien sprinted down the field, arms raised, toward the sea of white in the south end zone.There, his team assembled in front of the adoring, screaming fans as the Blue Band prepared to play ...

First Things First

UNIVERSITY PARK - The inaugural Big Ten hockey season for Penn State and Pegula Arena was supposed to see a lot of firsts.Most of them happened in the first 20 minutes.Truth is, only one thing mattered in this game, and that was the first win. It took until the third for Penn State to put this ...

PSU keeps a sense of calm amid struggles

UNIVERSITY PARK (AP) - An upset loss to Indiana could have provided Penn State's players ample reason to voice their frustrations this week.To vent. To let it all out.Instead, a quiet resolve emanating from the Nittany Lions has been loud and clear."Nothing really needed to be said," senior ...

O’Brien hoping to push past Indiana loss

UNIVERSITY?PARK?(AP)?-?Penn State is in a funk, and so is coach Bill O'Brien.The second-year coach was in no mood Tuesday to break down the loss at Indiana last Saturday. Or talk about how lost scholarships impact the program and how sanctions have hurt the Nittany Lions. And don't ask why the ...

Hoosiers finally find way to beat PSU

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) - Penn State coach Bill O'Brien kept gambling Saturday.When the bets didn't pay off, the Nittany Lions eventually folded.Indiana took advantage of Penn State's failed fourth-and-2 pass at its own 33 by scoring two touchdowns in 12 seconds to turn a close game into a 44-24 ...

Hoosies look to turn the table on Penn State

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) - Indiana heard about The Streak all week.Yes, the Hoosiers have lost all 16 times they've played Penn State, and yes, this might be their best chance to end it. That's just not the focal point this weekend, winning is."Whether we've won in the past doesn't matter," coach ...

PSU wary of Hoosiers’ high-octane offense

UNIVERSITY PARK (AP) - Statistics show that Indiana could provide Penn State's defense with its most difficult challenge of the season on Saturday.Cornerback Jordan Lucas and safety Adrian Amos are convinced those numbers are accurate as the Lions (3-1) prepare for their Big Ten opener on the ...

Lions excited about Big Ten hockey debut

UNIVERSITY PARK - A new season, a new conference, a new home and a new era into major collegiate hockey await coach Guy Gadowsky and his Penn State Nittany Lions squad this upcoming season.Penn State comes into the 2013-14 season with a young, but experienced squad that has just one returning ...