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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, ...