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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 ...

Fewer hits at PSU this weekend

UNIVERSITY PARK (AP) - Zach Zwinak has to hold back on the hits this spring.It's not the bruising running back's style, but it is a necessity given Penn State's smaller scholarship roster. Some positions have less depth than others, though the limits on tackling extend to the whole team.Coach ...

Ruth, PSU grapplers honored

UNIVERSITY PARK - The Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling team, under the guidance of head coach Cael Sanderson, was honored at the Penn State Wrestling Club's annual season-ending banquet on Sunday. Highlighted by Ed Ruth's William N. Neidig Award as Outstanding Wrestler, eight grapplers were ...

PSU revenue decline traced to renewal fees

UNIVERSITY PARK (AP) - About 90 percent of the $7.8 million decline in revenue for Penn State's athletic department was due to a loss of one-time fees related to football club seat and suite renewals that were not budgeted for in 2012.The department Thursday released a statement offering ...

O’Brien expands playbook

UNIVERSITY PARK (AP) - A starting quarterback race won't hinder the development of Penn State's offense this spring, especially not with the experience returning elsewhere on the field.Like the Big Ten's leading receiver, Allen Robinson. Or the cadre of tall, athletic tight ends led by Kyle ...

Linebacker depth concerns O’Brien

UNIVERSITY PARK (AP) - There was a time at Penn State, not so long ago, when the loss of a high school linebacker recruit - no matter how decorated - would barely be noticed on the depth chart the following fall.But not this year at Linebacker U. Not with the Nittany Lions' scholarship roster ...

O’Brien keeps focus on football

UNIVERSITY PARK (AP) - Amid all the bickering at Penn State over the delicate issues related to football, the program itself is often left stuck in the middle.Coach Bill O'Brien would like all sides - no matter what their position - to keep that in mind before the next exchange of verbal ...