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Penn State readies to make a ‘major announcement’ today

UNIVERSITY PARK (AP) - Penn State's search for a new football coach might be over.Penn State said Friday that President Rodney Erickson and athletic director Dave Joyner will make a "major announcement" at Beaver Stadium on Saturday and invited reporters who cover the football team to ...

James Franklin hired as Penn State football coach

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Penn State has hired James Franklin as its next head coach.Franklin, 41, who led Vanderbilt to bowls in all three of his seasons there, replaces Bill O'Brien, who left the Nittany Lions after two years to coach the NFL's Houston Texans. Penn State made the announcement ...

Edwards, Penn State rally past Illinois 82-76

From staff reportsCHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The Penn State Lady Lions (11-3, 2-0 Big Ten) rallied from a 12-point, first-half deficit with a strong second frame on the way to an 82-76 win at Illinois (7-8, 0-2) Thursday.Senior Ariel Edwards posted her second career double-double with 20 points and 11 ...

Reports: Penn State to hire Franklin as football coach

Penn State has its man in James Franklin, a 41-year-old Pennsylvania native who grew up watching Nittany Lion football and reportedly is set to become the 16th head coach in the program's storied history.Several national media outlets reported Thursday that Franklin is expected to be named Penn ...

PSU falls to Minnesota 68-65

UNIVERSITY PARK - Penn State could have used the best backcourt in the country at the end of Wednesday night's 68-65 loss to Minnesota at the Bryce Jordan Center. The Nittany Lions also could have known who committed which foul.But Tim Frazier and D.J. Newbill both fouled out, and were left to ...

Reports: Franklin expected to be PSU’s next football coach

(Editor's note: This story includes background material from a previous report.)ALTOONA - Penn State's new football coach is expected to be James Franklin, according to media reports this afternoon, although there has been no confirmation or announcement from the school or the coach, according ...

Larry Johnson eyes full-time job at Penn State

UNIVERSITY PARK - Larry Johnson was one of the few bridges from the Joe Paterno to Bill O'Brien era. Now, the coaching staff holdover has strong support from his players to become the next Penn State coach.Johnson was appointed interim coach this week and can only hope the players' vote of ...

Robinson to skip final year, enter NFL draft

UNIVERSITY PARK - Aside from Matt McGloin, no Penn State player benefited more from the Bill O'Brien era than record-setting receiver Allen Robinson.And just like O'Brien, Robinson's time at Penn State has come to an end.The receiver is foregoing his final year of eligibility to enter the NFL ...

Joyner: PSU to replace Bill O’Brien within days

UNIVERSITY PARK - Penn State will have a new football coach "in a matter of days rather than weeks," Athletic Director Dave Joyner said Thursday, and the next coach will not necessarily need to have previous ties to the university."Our job is going to be to select the next great head football ...

Lions jump to 1st for 4th-straight title

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - With two individual champions and a balanced team approach, the No. 1 Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling team moved past both Minnesota and Oklahoma state at day two of the Southern Scuffle Thursday for its fourth straight title. Penn State won the title with 189.0 points, ...