Penn State

O’Brien, staff pleased with recruiting progress

DUBOIS (AP) - Penn State is hitting the football recruiting trail hard with coaches visiting close to 200 schools in the first two weeks of the May recruiting period.Coach Bill O'Brien gave the update Thursday at Penn State's branch campus in DuBois. It was the first stop of the last day of the ...

SCHOLASTIC SPORTS

NEWPORT - The Juniata softball team clubbed 18 hits and pushed across 17 runs Thursday in a high scoring 17-10 win over Tri-Valley League opponent Newport.The Indians got hits from five players and multiple base knocks from Kristen Pray, Summer Swab and Mady Marrone. Pray also had three RBIs ...

O’Brien not worried about more transfers

NEW YORK (AP) - Penn State has 67 scholarship players on its football roster and coach Bill O'Brien sees no reason why that will change significantly by the time the season starts Aug. 31.O'Brien said Wednesday he doesn't expect a second wave of departures from the Nittany Lions, even though ...

O’Brien’s tour stops at home of walk-ons

WILLIAMSPORT - Penn State football coach Bill O'Brien paid homage to two of the Nittany Lions' recent walk-on success stories to a place producing some of the program's current and future walk-ons during the PSU coaches caravan stop Tuesday at Penn College."The night before we played Wisconsin, ...

O’Brien hits the road, gets to business

READING (AP) - Bill O'Brien got to the point.There's no time to waste for a major college football program, even in the offseason - and especially for a Penn State team facing roster restrictions because of NCAA sanctions.Whether he was rallying the fan base Monday at a luncheon or explaining ...

Loht wins again at Penn Relays

PHILADELPHIA - Laura Loht has to make room on her arm for a second wristwatch.Loht, a graduate of Indian Valley, where she was a standout javelin thrower on the track and field team, added to her list of accomplishments when she won the event in the Penn Relays Thursday.It was the second Penn ...

QB Bench saw stock drop at PSU

UNIVERSITY PARK - Steven Bench wanted to compete for the starting quarterback job all summer and into the fall, but Penn State coach Bill O'Brien broke some bad news to him Tuesday.Bench's father, also named Steven, said O'Brien told his son "that they were going to go with the other two guys ...

O’Brien, PSU optimistic heading into summer

UNIVERSTIY PARK (AP) - For a team that's being forced to whittle down scholarship depth, Penn State sure is developing a lot of options.A youth movement on display at the Blue-White intrasquad scrimmage over the weekend was the first sign of potential contributors come fall.Redshirt freshman ...

QBs the focus at spring scrimmage

UNIVERSITY PARK (AP) - Penn State coach Bill O'Brien grabbed a microphone and started barking play calls over the stadium loudspeakers.That's one audible not heard often at Beaver Stadium.O'Brien's time on the microphone offered a little insight into the offense and a little levity as the ...

Penn State QB race in focus at Blue-White game

UNIVERSITY PARK (AP) - The candidates for the Penn State starting quarterback job will get a chance to create separation in the competition when the Nittany Lions wrap up spring practice Saturday.Steven Bench and Tyler Ferguson are the main competitors to take over for last year's ...