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Sports Columns

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 ...

Brady: A look at an MLB sim

With all major sporting leagues on suspension due to the coronavirus outbreak, fans and athletes alike have taken to the virtual world to get their fill of competition. NASCAR drivers have turned to iRacing to battle against each other for fun, from the comfort and safety of their own homes, ...

Carson: Different look without NCAA tourney

This was supposed to be a column about whether the Penn State wrestling team could win its ninth national title under Cael Sanderson. It was about the Hidlay Brothers and their attempt to bring back to the county double national champions. It was about Noah Stewart and his chances of getting ...

Lenze: Drivers honor Kobe

Everyone says the sports community is a family, regardless of which league you are in or sport you follow. When the sports world lost basketball icon Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna, along with the seven other victims of last months horrific helicopter crash, the community lost a family ...