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Better late than never

Penn State

ANN ARBOR — In the midst of a forgettable season, the Nittany Lions showed some fight as Sean Clifford looked more like his old self, the Penn State offense didn’t turn the football over and its defense held tough in a 27-17 victory over Michigan at the Big House on Saturday afternoon. A ...

Rudel: Lions ready to push on

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There’s a fine line between winning and losing, but there’s a wide gap on how outcomes affect certain teams. Especially teams with big dreams. Penn State’s 27-17 victory Saturday at Michigan in an empty Big House sent a much-needed infusion of positivity through the Nittany Lions, who ...

Penn State hoops tops VMI in opener

Penn State

From staff reports UNIVERSITY PARK—The Penn State men’s basketball team opened its 2020-21 season with a 21-point victory over Virginia Military Institute (VMI), 86-65, on Saturday afternoon at the Bryce Jordan Center. Paced by a career day by senior guard Jamari Wheeler, the Nittany Lions ...

Franklin, PSU need to look forward

Penn State

Since Penn State has never been 0-5, there’s no reference point in how the Nittany Lions handled that adversity. The closest stretch of futility was the early 2000s when the Lions managed four losing seasons in five years. Joe Paterno wanted a chance to bring the program back and kept ...

McNamara expected to be starting QB

Penn State

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan desperately needed a player to produce and provide an emotional lift. Cade McNamara delivered, replacing Joe Milton in the second quarter of last week’s 48-42 triple-overtime win at Rutgers. Wolverines coach Jim Harbaugh seemed to say McNamara did enough ...

JCSD suspends winter sports

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MIFFLINTOWN — The Juniata County School District announced on Wednesday that it is delaying the start of the winter athletic season until students are able to return to in-person learning, according to a statement released by the district. The school district will remain fully remote ...

Offense shines as Nits open with win

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UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State women’s basketball team used a balanced offensive attack to secure an 84-45 season-opening victory over Coppin State Wednesday night at Bryce Jordan Center. Seven Lady Lions finished with eight or more points as freshman Tova Sabel led the way with 14 ...

MCHS suspends winter sports

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LEWISTOWN — Following a surge in COVID-19 cases in Central Pennsylvania, especially inside the county, Mifflin County High School has decided to extend its remote learning through Jan. 8, the school announced on Tuesday afternoon. According to a letter released by Mifflin County School ...

Franklin says he’s still seeing effort

Penn State

The following are the highlights of James Franklin’s Tuesday press conference: Saturday’s game: at Michigan, Noon (ABC) MAIN STORYLINE The Nittany Lions are treading uncharted waters at 0-5 for the first time in program history. Penn State is the first team to begin a year with five ...

Chambers’ departure a mystery

Penn State

UNIVERSITY PARK — As the Penn State men’s basketball team steps onto the court for the first time since the pandemic robbed the Nittany Lions of the opportunity to finish one of the program’s best in its history, many players still aren’t at peace with former coach Patrick Chambers’ ...