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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 ...

Running back trio leading PSU

UNIVERSITY PARK (AP) - Penn State will gain some depth on the heels of the announcement that the NCAA has eased its sanctions and gradually will allow the Lions to add more scholarship players.Akeel Lynch already has shown coach Bill O'Brien that augmenting the running back position won't have ...

O’Brien pleased with NCAA decision to restore scholarships

UNIVERSITY PARK (AP) - Bill O'Brien will soon have a few more scholarships to offer when he hits the recruiting trail.He also has more reasons to stick around State College and finish his contract at Penn State.On Tuesday, the Nittany Lions got some rare good news from the NCAA, which will ...

Lions’ ‘traditional’ play delivers shutout victory

UNIVERSITY PARK - How many hundreds of times have you heard this before: Penn State won with defense and the running game, while the passing game did very little.That's essentially the history of the Nittany Lion football program.It's not, however, what we've come to expect since coach Bill ...

Penn State refocused for Kent State

UNIVERSITY PARK (AP) - Bill O'Brien started 0-2 at Penn State before he turned the Nittany Lions into one of the surprises of 2012.Penn State won five straight games after the winless start and never lost consecutive games again. The Nittany Lions hadn't even lost since Nov. 10, 2012 at ...

Hackenberg busy balancing school, success

UNIVERSITY PARK (AP) - His college career has spanned all of three weeks, yet Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg seems to be succeeding at contrasting goals.His grasp of the Nittany Lions' offense already has resulted in some gaudy passing statistics and a quick ascension to his role ...

O’Brien pitches improvement for PSU

UNIVERSITY PARK (AP) - Bill O'Brien makes reading stories about Penn State as much a part of his routine as studying game film.Unlike many coaches in all sports who swear they never read websites or newspapers - often while complaining about something that was written - O'Brien called it his ...

Nittany Lions’ first loss was no upset

UNIVERSITY PARK - Despite all the warnings, despite the coach speak about it being a tough game - which turned out not to be coach speak at all - and despite the opponent being a directional school that most people can't even name which conference it plays in (the American Athletic, formerly ...

Penn State defense gets reality check from UCF

UNIVERSITY PARK (AP) - Through two games, Penn State had shown all the tendencies of a typical Nittany Lions defense.Penn State had held the opposition to an average of 12 points, 66 yards rushing and 155.5 yards passing. Central Florida's offense had been equally impressive, averaging 38, 161 ...

Unbeaten Penn State focusing on third-down conversion rate

UNIVERSITY PARK (AP) - Penn State is off to a 2-0 start. The offense has looked crisp, the defense stingy and there are still some cushy home games left before Big Ten season arrives.Indeed, it's a good time for the Nittany Lions.But there's work ahead. Coach Bill O'Brien sees quite a few areas ...