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Lions’ secondary leads nation

By Neil Rudel For the Sentinel Penn State leads the nation with 41 pass breakups, and it’s not close. The next closest FBS team has 25. Cornerback Joey Porter Jr. is tops in the nation with nine breakups. He actually got six in the season-opening win over Purdue and opponents have ...

Allen tabbed Big 10 Freshman of the Week

Allen rushed for 111 yards and a touchdown against Central Michigan UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Penn State freshman running back Kaytron Allen was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week on Monday. Allen earned his first career 100-yard rushing game to help No. 11/12 Penn State to a 33-14 win ...

Over the top

STATE COLLEGE — James Franklin took a few moments to look over the stats after his team’s latest win. Franklin’s No. 14 Nittany Lions beat Central Michigan in nearly every column on Saturday, but after Penn State’s 33-14 win, Franklin wasn’t satisfied. “In terms of the critical ...

Lions now 4-0, but fall short of ‘standard’

UNIVERSITY PARK — James Franklin has a statistical priority list that he recites to the media after each game. They include which team wins the explosive plays, the penalty and turnover battles, drive-start position and now the middle eight minutes (last four of the second quarter and ...

PSU’s Mike Zordich will turn back the clock on Saturday

By Neil Rudel Special to the Sentinel Penn State will honor its 1982 national championship team at halftime today, and for Mike Zordich, the timing couldn’t be better. Zordich is the defensive backs coach for today’s opponent, Central Michigan. Forty years ago, as a true ...

Penn State upsets Wisconsin in women’s ice hockey

Janecke sparked four unanswered goals as Nittany Lions stymie the Badgers UNIVERSITY PARK -- Tessa Janecke scored twice and added a late assist to give No. 14 Penn State its first victory over a top-5 ranked team in program history, as the Nittany Lions defeated No. 2/3 Wisconsin, 4-1, ...