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Joyner talks future as AD

CHICAGO - Dave Joyner enjoys being Penn State's athletic director and would like to keep the job for a long time, but no matter what he does, there will always be a large group of people who believe he had no business ever getting the job in the first place.Joyner was on the PSU Board of ...

As camp nears, O’Brien, Lions eye future

UNIVERSITY PARK (AP) - As training camp nears, as well as his second season on the sidelines, coach Bill O'Brien believes Penn State is headed in the right direction amid NCAA-imposed sanctions.O'Brien addressed the media on Friday, joined by Penn State athletic director Dave Joyner, on a ...

Penn State football team raises money to fight kidney cancer

UNIVERSITY PARK (AP) - Some may view the Penn State football team's signature charity event - Lift for Life - as a simple fundraiser, but the Nittany Lions aren't among them.The players saw it as a chance to help beat kidney cancer and show off some of the grueling workouts they endure to get a ...

O’Brien named Big Ten Men’s Coach of the Year

UNIVERSITY PARK - Penn State football coach Bill O'Brien has been named the 2012-13 Big Ten Men's Coach of the Year following an outstanding first campaign for the Nittany Lions.O'Brien was previously named the Bear Bryant Coach of the Year, as well as the Maxwell Football Club and ESPN Coach ...

Penn State gives O’Brien a $1 million raise

UNIVERSITY PARK (AP) - Bill O'Brien is getting a nearly $1 million raise after his "tremendous job" in his debut season as Penn State's football coach.His contract when he arrived in January 2012 called for a base salary of $950,000. That's going up to $1.9 million starting July 1, the school ...

Penn State QB derby officially a 2-player race

UNIVERSITY PARK (AP) - Prized incoming freshman Christian Hackenberg is officially in the Penn State quarterback derby before ever taking a snap.The post-spring depth chart released Thursday listed Hackenberg and junior college transfer Tyler Ferguson, a sophomore, as the top two candidates to ...

Penn State exploring option for outdoor hockey game at Beaver Stadium

UNIVERSITY PARK (AP) - The earliest the puck could drop on a potential outdoor hockey game at Penn State's Beaver Stadium would be 2014.Athletic director Dave Joyner said Monday that he's informally discussed the possibility of hosting a game at the home of the Nittany Lions with Peter Luukko, ...

Joyner expects O’Brien will stick around at PSU

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) - Penn State Athletic Director David Joyner expects Bill O'Brien to be the Nittany Lions' football coach for a long time - even if O'Brien keeps attracting interest from the NFL.In an interview Wednesday with The Associated Press, Joyner said he and O'Brien speak several ...

O’Brien to be featured on HBO show

One week after Penn State's football team suffered negative publicity with a Sports Illustrated story about changes to its medical care program, the program can expect some good press this week.HBO's "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel" is featuring coach Bill O'Brien, specifically his relationship ...

Penn State defends medical changes after report

UNIVERSITY PARK (AP) - Penn State coach Bill O'Brien is fervently disputing suggestions raised in a report that player medical care has been compromised after the team doctor was replaced.Speaking often in an angry tone that might be otherwise reserved for an argument with an official, O'Brien ...