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Athletes featured in sports insert

From staff reports LEWISTOWN — With the postponement of the winter sports season, this winter’s Sentinel sports insert highlights multiple athletes who signed during the fall signing period. The book does not feature all of the athletes that have signed this fall, but the staff is ...

Rudel: Nittany Lions’ leadership and resiliency shining in past three weeks

There are many reasons for the Nittany Lions three-game win streak that they’re riding into Big Ten “Championship Week.” But the biggest is internal leadership. While most watching from the outside of Penn State?s program believe the players have sacrificed enough and are fine with ...

Rudel: Despite season struggles, PSU should be proud of health protocols

With all the uncertainty that has surrounded this year, college football’s goal was really pretty simple: Just get the season in. And for the Nittany Lions, by approximately 3:30 p.m. today, that season will be in. Or should be. The entire Penn State athletic program deserves a ton of ...

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 ...

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 ...

Rudel: Offense not doing its job

UNIVERSITY PARK —If you can’t make a yard, you don’t deserve to win. That old football axiom was on full display Saturday as Penn State’s 41-21 loss to Iowa was unfolding. With the Nittany Lions down 10-7 in the second quarter, they faced third-and-1 at their 49. Did they go ...

Rudel: Another search for elusive success for PSU hoops

Since everything has been said during this virus-extended offseason about the latest opener in the modern era of Penn State football — the 1887 team (PSU’s first) opened Nov. 5 — my usual pre-game column will shift today. Besides, there was a bigger Penn State story this week with the ...

Sports lost a real hero, role model

One thing that surprised a lot of folks when I was sports editor was my attitude toward a lot of sports. I watched very few NFL or Major League Baseball games. I really didn’t care for the NBA at all. I watched hockey in postseason. It was different at the lower levels. The Hershey Bears ...

Suk: How to safely exercise at home

With gyms and fitness centers temporarily closing their doors and more people staying home in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, many have found themselves looking to start a new workout routine at home. But without the access to trained professionals or ability to attend an in-person class, ...

Whisler: Locals are recognized in insert

Without a spring sports season, many high school and college athletes have been left with nothing to show for the hard work that they had put in during the offseason months. In an effort to acknowledge the athletes that have continued to find success in The Sentinel’s coverage area in high ...