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Penn State’s early lead enough for W

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State bent and bent and nearly blew what looked like an easy win. But the Nittany Lions didn’t break. And they got very, very lucky. Michigan dropped a short fourth-down pass in the end zone that would have tied the game with 2:01 remaining. That allowed the No. ...

2016 blowout at Michigan served as a springboard for Penn State

Three years can be a college football lifetime, and Penn State is proof. Since the Nittany Lions visited the Big House for a September 2016 matchup — and lost 49-10 — they’ve won 35 of 42 games with every loss being by four points or fewer. Every loss except one – at Michigan last ...

Brent Pry, a hot coaching commodity, enjoys role with Franklin, Penn State

UNIVERSITY PARK — Brent Pry has everything it takes to be an excellent college football head coach. The intelligence. The personality. The X’s and O’s expertise. The track record. The connections. Quite frankly, it’s surprising that Pry is not a head coach yet. Penn State and ...

Former Lions’ coach leads Michigan offense

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State has a good idea what it will be getting Saturday from Michigan’s offense, which is led by former Nittany Lion assistant coach Josh Gattis. The Wolverines have had their share of struggles in Gattis’ first season as offensive coordinator, bringing criticism ...

Raising Cain

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Penn State learned a lot about itself and found some answers to lingering questions, while James Franklin finally pulled off a key achievement in his career. The No. 10 Nittany Lions and No. 17 Iowa played another unglamorous slugfest Saturday night — typical for the ...

Game week distractions provide test for Nittany Lions heading into Iowa

Tonight’s visit to Iowa is a great test for Penn State on several fronts. No. 1, after landing in the Top 10 for the first time this season, the Nittany Lions will find out how they handle prosperity with the campus slapping their backs and heaping praise on them. There’s less pressure ...

PSU player: Letter is racist

A letter written to a Penn State football player by a fan who lives in Johnstown has drawn widespread criticism for perceived racist comments. The letter, written and signed by Penn State alumnus Dave Petersen, was sent to sophomore safety Jonathan Sutherland. It was posted on social media by ...

Penn State prepares for rowdy Iowa atmosphere

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State knows all too well that Iowa is a very difficult place to play, and there are numerous reasons why. First, there’s the infamous pink locker room for the visitors, which may have some odd psychological effect, right? “I think the pink locker room is ...

‘LawnBoyz’ chain is linked to success

With Penn State’s 59-0 victory over Maryland safely tucked away — actually, that happened shortly after the opening kickoff — a collision of the past and today’s Nittany Lions took place. The presence of a “LawnBoyz” chain, worn by the PSU running back who scored a touchdown, drew ...

Lions blow out Terps

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Sean Clifford threw for 398 yards and three touchdowns, ran for a score and carried No. 12 Penn State to yet another lopsided victory over Maryland, a 59-0 blowout Friday night that typified the one-sided nature of this regional series. Penn State scored on its first ...