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Penn State

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 ...

Pry focused on players’ health more than football

Penn State football coaches have had to learn how to become online professors during the coronavirus shutdown, trying to get their message across through video chats to players who are spread across the country. Defensive coordinator Brent Pry described the coaching process during a video ...

Time at home vital for Lions

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State has a chance to enjoy a great football season this fall — if there actually is football — but a lot of what happens months from now on the field will depend on what the players do at home over the coming weeks and months. There’s no spring practice, no ...

Lions are hopeful for 2020

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State’s football season is scheduled to kick off in 161 days, which seems like a long time away, but the reality is there’s simply no way to know right now how the sports world — or the world in general—will look at that point because of the ...

Penn State hockey’s Liam Folkes agrees to AHL contract

From staff reports BAKERSFIELD — Senior alternate captain Liam Folkes became the third different Nittany Lion to ink a professional contract this offseason after agreeing to terms on a two-year American Hockey League contract with the Bakersfield Condors the team announced on Tuesday ...

Franklin, PSU adapt to virus

UNIVERSITY PARK — James Franklin’s daughter, Addison, celebrated her 12th birthday Wednesday, and the Penn State coach discussed how the coronavirus pandemic engulfing the nation and world hits home with his family. “My youngest daughter has sickle cell (anemia), which is an ...

PSU’s Chambers discusses NCAA tourney, future

UNIVERSITY PARK —There was a lot of crying and a lot of emotions for the Penn State basketball players when, after so many years of building in the program, the members of this year’s team were told they would not get a chance to play in the NCAA Tournament. Coach Patrick Chambers ...