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Friday September 19 2014
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Coach James Franklin and players talk about new mood of team

STATE COLLEGE, PA - On Monday afternoon at about 2:30 p.m., word broke that the NCAA had lifted the sanctions it had placed on the Penn State football program in 2012.

09/09/2014 - 18:21
Connor Whooley
Lions eligible for postseason play immediately two years after child rape scandal and subsequent cover-up allegations

STATE COLLEGE - After two years and 26 games under an NCAA-imposed bowl ban and scholarship restrictions, Penn State received some good news from the college sports governing body

09/08/2014 - 16:38
Connor Whooley
Christian Hackenberg threw for 319 yards and 3 touchdowns as Penn State overcame 3 turnovers to beat Akron 21-3 Saturday afternoon.

It wasn’t a pretty game for Penn State, but in its 2014 home opener, the team managed to get the job done.

09/06/2014 - 15:58
Connor Whooley
Sam Ficken kicked a 36-yard field goal as time expired to lift Penn State over Central Florida 26-24 in Ireland on Saturday morning.

As the final seconds ticked down and Penn State scrambled to get into Sam Ficken’s field goal range, scenes of the kicker’s missed field goals two years ago against Virginia probably ran through th

08/30/2014 - 13:06
Connor Whooley
After 45 years of one head coach and two more of another, a different figure will be pacing up and down the sidelines at Beaver Stadium this season.

New head coach James Franklin inherits a 2014 Nittany Lions squad that is stocked in some areas and thin in others as the team looks to build off last year’s 7-5 season under former head coach Bill

08/06/2014 - 16:22
Connor Whooley
New AD brings extensive experience as administrator and head coach

UNIVERSITY PARK, PA – In a Saturday afternoon (July 26) press conference, Penn State President Eric Barron introduced the University’s new athletic director, Sandy Barbour — a 30-y

07/26/2014 - 14:35
PSR Staff
Quick. Fill in the blank: The Steelers’ current receiving corps is (fill in the blank). Deep? Bottom-heavy? Talented yet unproven?

However you choose to word it, there’s no question that the Steelers depth chart at receiver is one of the team’s most unsettled as training camp looms.

07/06/2014 - 18:35
Ryan Bertonaschi
It’s an odd thought for Sterling Jenkins. It’s still a year away, but after he finishes his senior year at Baldwin High School, he’ll be playing college football at Penn State.

“The idea that now that I’ll be doing what I’ve been watching the past few years, it’s really something special for me and I think it puts a lot of things in perspective.

07/06/2014 - 18:29
Jeremy Tepper
Pitt and Penn State were fairly well-represented in last month’s NFL Draft, with each school sending three players into the league via the annual draft. The western Pennsylvania region also saw three players selected.

The first local player taken was no surprise, as Pitt defensive tackle Aaron Donald went 13th overall to the St. Louis Rams.

06/06/2014 - 11:44
Tony DeFazio
Two-time All-American to become 18th Nittany Lion player to gain induction

UNIVERSITY PARK, PA - Former Penn State All-America linebacker Shane Conlan, the leader of the Nittany Lions’ tenacious 1985-86 defenses, has been elected to the National Football

05/22/2014 - 23:32
PSR Staff
I spent three days late last month visiting 18 high schools across the WPIAL. I drove 533 miles, took hundreds of photographs, shook hands with dozens of coaches, athletic directors and principals and climbed way too many stadium steps. I loved every minute of it, of course.
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On the heels of two straight wins, the Franklin Regional Panthers are looking to improve to 3-1 Friday night as welcome the Indiana Little Indians (2-1) to Panther Stadium.
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Belle Vernon will battle Hollidaysburg in a WPIAL Triple-A clash Friday night with both teams looking for their third win on the season.
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The Steelers traditional powerhouse defense has set a yearly standard for fans and pundits for decades. But an aging Pittsburgh defense has had a rocky time the last couple of seasons.
Feature FourPure Steel
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Twenty-two WPIAL football teams will have new coaches pacing the sidelines this season, including a few that will be featured in the CoGo's Feature Matchup this season.
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Several of the most coveted recruits throughout the WPIAL have already made their college decisions, most notably Sterling Jenkins of Baldwin. Others, like Central Valley's Jordan Whitehead, are still being recruited.
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Bill Cherpak misses the way it used to be. Back in the 80’s, when the current Thomas Jefferson High School coach was a player at Steel Valley, the recruiting process wasn’t publicized. It was low-key compared to the present.
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The Mon-Valley has put plenty of athletes on Division 1 football teams over the years, including several who made it to the NFL. There are a few Mon-Valley natives playing D-1 ball this season.
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