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PSU hockey secures five all Big-Ten nods

From staff reports ROSEMONT, Ill. - Junior Cole Hults and senior Nate Sucese continue to roll in the postseason honors after earning First-Team All-Big Ten accolades as announced by the league office on Monday morning. The pair highlight five Nittany Lions to land on 2019-20 All-Conference ...

Franklin discusses Penn State’s future

As the coronavirus casts a pall of uncertainty over the sports world, James Franklin is keeping an open mind on how the potential 2020 football season may take shape. “I’m a believer in science and listening to the experts,” he told a zoom call of Penn State reporters on Wednesday. ...

Former Nittany Lions Gross-Matos and Hamler taken in second round of draft

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Two former Penn State football players didn’t have to wait long to see their names called, as defensive lineman Yetur Gross-Matos and wide receiver KJ Hamler were each selected in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft on Friday night. The 6-foot-5, 266-pound ...

Penn State releases spring depth chart

UNIVERSITY PARK —Penn State didn’t get to play its annual Blue-White Game as scheduled Saturday because of the coronavirus, but the football program did release a spring depth chart. Actually, it released two depth charts within a span of a few hours, with the second providing two big ...

Smith dubs high school football as pure form

What’s the difference between high school football, college and the NFL from a pure, altruistic standpoint? Penn State assistant coach Terry Smith tackled that subject and gave some interesting insight during a video call with reporters Wednesday morning. Smith once was head coach coach ...

Brown leads stacked running back group

Journey Brown looked like one of the best running backs in the country the last time Penn State took the field, obliterating Memphis’ defense for a PSU-bowl record 202 yards rushing in the Cotton Bowl. Brown’s best highlight that day in Dallas has been described as “beast mode,” as he ...

Clifford looks to grow in new system

Penn State will have a new offense under Kirk Ciarrocca, and here’s what it will not be: * It will not be Joe Moorhead’s offense. * It will not be Ricky Rahne’s offense. * It will not be Minnesota’s offense. Ciarrocca will try to “blend” components of all those systems ...

PSU will make effort to play football in 2020

Penn State Athletic Director Sandy Barbour doesn’t know exactly when the next college football season will begin, but she sounded confident there will indeed be a season, even if that means delaying it until next spring because of the coronavirus. “We’re going to do everything we ...

Barratt signs with Chicago

From staff reports CHICAGO, Ill. - Junior Evan Barratt will forgo his senior season in Hockey Valley and become the seventh Nittany Lion in program history, and third this season, to sign an NHL contract after agreeing to terms on a three-year, entry-level contract with the Chicago Blackhawks ...

Ciarrocca brings hope on offense

Penn State has a new offensive coordinator in Kirk Ciarrocca, so missing spring practice because of the coronavirus certainly could present some challenges for the team this fall. Then again, Ciarrocca was able to make a lot of inroads with the offensive players and schemes following the ...