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Penn State

Leaders try to right PSU’s ship

UNIVERSITY PARK (AP) - Penn State's captains called the team together during an off week to address its two consecutive losses. Quarterback Christian Hackenberg says it helped steer the Nittany Lions in the right direction as it prepares to face Nov. 13 Ohio State.The sophomore, in a job with ...

Pressure from fans, OSU face Franklin

UNIVERSITY PARK (AP) - Penn State coach James Franklin says one of the biggest challenges he faces in his job is meeting high expectations of a huge fan base.Even larger, perhaps, than meeting No. 13 Ohio State on Saturday night.Franklin understands that patience is minimal, even though reduced ...

Athletic Washington adapting to life at PSU

STATE COLLEGE - Isaiah Washington said he can't jump up to the top of the backboard some 13 feet high, but he can reach pretty high.That athletic ability, plus his intellectual curiosity, made him the kind of basketball recruit who could get Division I scholarship offers in his sophomore year ...

Penn State drops second Alaska game

FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Penn State skated to a 3-2 lead at Alaska Saturday night, but couldn't hold on as UAF's Austin Vieth scored two third-period goals to win the Brice Goal Rush ice hockey tournament, 4-3, at the Carlson Center.Junior goaltender Matthew Skoff was named to the All-Tournament ...

Approach changes for Pat Chambers in 2014-15 season

STATE COLLEGE - Brandon Taylor makes sure the bathroom is clean. Kevin Montiminy makes sure the drink coolers are full. Alan Wisniewski makes sure everyone weighs in every day.If not, maybe they run laps or do extra push-ups.Coach Pat Chambers has revamped the structure within his Penn State ...

Feeling Blue

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - After a month of frustration, losing and speculation about the future, Michigan took a small step forward under the lights at the Big House.Matt Wile kicked a 37-yard field goal with 11:24 remaining, and Michigan's defense stifled Penn State in the second half as the ...

Lions, Huskies skate to opening night tie

From staff reportsUNIVERSITY PARK - The Penn State men's hockey team earned a 2-2 tie with Connecticut on Friday night at Pegula Ice Arena on opening night. David Goodwin scored with 48.3 seconds remaining to earn the comeback draw.Down 2-1 with less than a minute play, Penn State (0-0-1) ...

Nittany Lions set to face struggling Michigan

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - This was supposed to be a game Michigan fans could look forward to on an underwhelming home schedule.A night game at the Big House with Penn State in town. It had all the makings of a memorable evening.Of course, that was before the Wolverines lost three games in a row, ...

Michigan a homecoming for Zettel

UNIVERSITY?PARK (AP) - What's an away game for Penn State on Saturday will be a homecoming for defensive tackle Anthony Zettel.The Nittany Lions (4-1, 1-1 Big Ten) head to Michigan (2-4, 0-2), with the Wolverines' stadium 150 miles from Zettel's house in West Branch.Zettel left the state for ...

PSU seeks offensive identity

UNIVERSITY PARK (AP) - James Franklin is still looking for the best of both worlds for his Penn State offense.The first-year coach wants at least eight "explosive" plays of 20 yards or more each game; the Nittany Lions are averaging just over six.He also wants a go-to running game to complement ...