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Friday August 28 2015
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Penn State is perhaps best-known for being a football powerhouse, but the Nittany Lions’ hockey program, under the direction of of fourth-year coach Guy Gadowsky, is one of the fastest growing hockey programs in the country.

The Nittany Lions transitioned to Division I in 2012, and it has been an accelerated climb since. The 2014-15 season culminated with Gadowsky earning Big 10 coach of the year honors.

08/21/2015 - 10:57
Aron Minkoff
Stepping into Beaver Stadium sporting traditional, nameless navy blue and white jerseys, Penn State football intends to chase a championship under second-year head coach James Franklin.

The Nittany Lions have plenty of issues to fix in Franklin's second go-round in Happy Valley, while simultaneously having reasons to be proud of how they’ve far come.

08/03/2015 - 17:03
Deesha Thosar
Training camps are open across the NFL and dozens of rookies are trying to buck the odds and earn a roster spot, including nearly two dozen with ties to western or central Pennsylvania.

Penn State and West Virginia each landed six players on NFL training camp rosters, while Pitt placed four and the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference three.

07/29/2015 - 16:08
Tony DeFazio
The 2014-15 hockey season began with Casey Bailey pulling his blue and white Penn State sweater over his shoulder pads, leading the Nittany Lions into battle in the Big 10. Bailey’s year ended with him trading one blue and white sweater for another.

The Alaska native was passed over in the NHL Draft despite a successful run in junior hockey with Omaha Lancers.

05/21/2015 - 15:02
Emily Stock
Culture is a forbidden word around State College these days. But when used in combination with any negative adjective of your choosing (dark, awful, dreadful), it’s the best way to accurately describe the current state of Penn State basketball.

The culture surrounding Penn State’s men’s basketball program is badly broken.

05/03/2015 - 21:00
Tony DeFazio
South Allegheny graduate joins Ohio State corner on draft's final day

PITTSBURGH—The Steelers lost out on picking a tight end Friday night when the Baltimore Ravens snuck in one pick ahead (via a trade with Arizona) and grabbed Maxx Williams, who was

05/02/2015 - 16:09
Steve Flinn
West Virginia's Kevin White will be the first local player off the board, but Pitt's TJ Clemmings looks like a first-rounder as well. Penn State has several players expected to go in the second and third days of the draft.

FIRST ROUND POTENTIAL
Kevin White, WR, WVU (6-3, 215)

04/11/2015 - 16:45
Tony DeFazio
Penn State hits the field for their second spring practice under James Franklin. After a 2-6 Big Ten season but a big bowl win, the Nittany Lions are looking for improvement.

As Penn State continues to recover from the Jerry Sandusky scandal, the Nittany Lions are looking for improvement in year two under James Franklin.

03/20/2015 - 16:52
Tony DeFazio
DJ Newbill scored 26 points as 13th-seeded Penn State held off a late rally by 12th-seeded Nebraska to win 68-65 in the play-in round of the Big Ten Tournament.

Penn State set a new Big Ten tournament record with 16 blocked shots in the win.

03/11/2015 - 19:39
Leah Nxumalo
D.J. Newbill scored 31 points, including a 3-pointer with one second left, as Penn State beat Minnesota 79-76 and clinched their first winning regular season since 2010-11.

With the possibility of a rematch coming up later in the Big Ten Conference Tournament, these two evenly matched teams met up for a regular season closer Sunday afternoon at Williams Arena in Minne

03/08/2015 - 16:35
Emily Stock
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The Steelers started the offseason by signing franchise quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to a significant contact extension. A day before training camp opened, they capped the offseason by extending the contract of general manger Kevin Colbert.
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In 2012, the leading rusher for the Pittsburgh Steelers was Jonathan Dwyer. His 623 yards was the second-lowest total for the team's leading rusher in a full season since Dick Hoak's 531 yards led the way in 1969.
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Todd Haley is entering his fourth season as the Steelers' offensive coordinator. After a bumpy start to his tenure in Pittsburgh, Haley directed one of the most explosive offenses in team history in 2014.
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Time moves faster in the NFL. Players seem to age more rapidly and rosters turn over more quickly than in any other sport. Nowhere else is this more evident than the Steelers defense, where nine of 2011’s opening day starters are no longer with the team.
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Pitt football’s forgettable Paul Chryst era ended at 19-20 when the Madison native returned to Wisconsin to coach the Badgers, leaving the program in the same state of mediocrity in which he found it.
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On the heels of a dismal 4-8 season in 2013—and seated firmly upon the hotseat—head coach Dana Holgorsen was able to steer the West Virginia football program back in the right direction in 2014.
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In western Pennsylvania, football is the sport that the natives follow most closely, and with two major programs, Pitt and Penn State, most of the attention is divided among the two of them.
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Stepping into Beaver Stadium sporting traditional, nameless navy blue and white jerseys, Penn State football intends to chase a championship under second-year head coach James Franklin.
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