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Penn State

Better late than never

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

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

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

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

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 ...

Franklin says he’s still seeing effort

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

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’ ...

PSU falls despite barrage of shots

From staff reports MADISON, Wis. — Sophomore Kevin Wall scored for the third-straight game to open the season but the 15th-ranked Nittany Lions fell to No. 14 Wisconsin, 6-3, in Big Ten Conference action on Monday evening from LaBahn Arena. Penn State drops to 0-3-0 to start the year while ...

Penn State drops to 0-5 for first time

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State coach James Franklin etched his name alone in the program’s record book on Saturday evening, albeit in a way that he never wanted — or even thought was possible. Coming into the season the Nittany Lions were the No. 8 team in the country, yet week after week ...

Rudel: Picking highs and lows from PSU loss

UNIVERSITY PARK — Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State’s 41-21 loss to Iowa on Saturday at Beaver Stadium: Play of the game: On third-and-1 from the PSU 49 midway through the second quarter, Will Levis made an errant pitch to Keyvone Lee, who couldn’t hold it. Iowa ...