Penn State News
Photo: THOMAS KENDALL/THOM KENDALL FOR UMASS ATHLETICS, License: N/A, Created: 2014:06:12 14:16:19 Matt Connelly competed in the same arena as Eugene Lewis just once, and maybe it’s ironic that the arena wasn’t a football field. It came a few years back at a three-on-three basketball tournament at Meyers High School. (read more)
Photo: Jason Plotkin/AP, License: N/A It might not be fair to call this a surprising start, or an unpredictable one. He came to Penn State as a highly touted recruit, after all. He could have gone to Miami or Michigan State or Virginia Tech as easily as he came to Happy Valley. (read more)
When Penn State has the ball Offensive line vs. defensive line The offensive line has been the top issue holding back a Penn State offense that has had little issue gaining yards and plenty scoring enough points to put teams away. (read more)
Photo: Nabil K. Mark/AP, License: N/A Communication and coordination are attributes any successful offensive line boasts among its members, but even the eternally optimistic James Franklin doesn’t see either in Penn State’s front so far this season. (read more)
PISCATAWAY, N.J. Some random thoughts after a less-than-dominant but still quite-impressive 3-0 start for Penn State ... Maybe, everybody ultimately is going to be happy down the road after what happened at High Point Solutions Stadium on Saturday night. (read more)
Bill Belton scored on a 5-yard run with 1:13 to play and Penn State rallied from a 10-point deficit to post a 13-10 victory over Rutgers on Saturday night, spoiling the Scarlet Knights’ Big Ten Conference debut. (read more)
PISCATAWAY, N.J. People seem to like him enough. They definitely think he recruits high school prospects well. Very well, in fact. He pitches big dreams and presents a good message and, for the face of a football program, James Franklin’s is pretty good. (read more)
Photo: Mel Evans/AP, License: N/A PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Christian Hackenberg has had unprecedented success throwing the ball through Penn State’s first two games. (read more)
Game Balls OFFENSE QB Christian Hackenberg, Penn State Once again, Hackenberg was at his best when it mattered most. He threw for 230 of his 309 yards in the second half, and he completed two clutch passes to Eugene Lewis on the game-winning drive. (read more)
The Athenians and the Spartans. The Capitalists and the Communists. The Yankees and the Red Sox. Great rivalries are born, it seems. They’re built over time and eras. They’re forged over dramatic wins and frustrating losses. (read more)
HARRISBURG — A Centre County judge Thursday removed three Penn State trustees as well as some university faculty and former Nittany Lions players from a lawsuit by Joe Paterno’s estate against the school and the NCAA. (read more)
The Twitter posts beat the text message by 30 seconds, and, to a man, they all found that pretty typical. Nothing about the last three years went the way they planned. (read more)
When Penn Statehas the ball Offensive line vs. defensive line The second verse sounded about the same as the first for the PSU offensive line. (read more)
Photo: Matt Rourke/AP, License: N/A James Franklin’s plan to talk about “Rutgers, Rutgers, Rutgers, Rutgers” and then, if he had some extra time, “maybe a little more about Rutgers” never had a shot. (read more)
Let’s not pretend this is a miraculous outcome. Everyone saw this coming. Last year, when the NCAA greatly reduced the scholarship restrictions that were supposed to cripple Penn State’s football program for the crime of standing a bit too close to Jerry Sandusky’s evil (read more)