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Thursday April 17 2014
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Penn State scored 3 points over the final 9:30 and lost to Illinois 65-50 to fall back into last place in the Big Ten.

Tim Frazier and D.J. Newbill both produced double-digit scoring performances in the Nittany Lions' loss, led by Newbill, who totaled 19 points to go along with three helpers.

02/09/2014 - 21:13
PSR Staff
By now, plenty of Penn State fans have heard new head coach James Franklin's plan to “dominate the state” on the recruiting trail. So far, though, he has been displaying his ability to do that away from Pennsylvania.

Franklin, who comes to Happy Valley after turning around Vanderbilt's program, was heralded by many as a top-notch recruiter. He showed that much almost immediately after arriving at Penn State.

02/04/2014 - 12:00
Eric Shultz
The Penn State trio of D.J. Newbill, Tim Frazier and Brandon Taylor led the Nittany Lions to a 79-68 victory over Purdue Sunday afternoon at the Bryce Jordan Center.

Newbill led all scorers with 19 points, Frazier followed closely with 18 points and Taylor added 15 points to give Penn State three-consecutive Big Ten regular-season wins for the first t

02/02/2014 - 15:21
PSR Staff
When James Franklin took the podium for the first time as Penn State’s head coach, he spoke sharply and confidently. Franklin, who inherits a Nittany Lions roster with just eight players from Western Pennsylvania, was already recruiting.

“I know I’ve been sitting in living rooms with families and kids and selling them on a dream and selling them on our relationship,” the former Vanderbilt head coach told radio host Dan Patrick last

01/31/2014 - 15:25
Tyler Pecyna
Penn State staff has extensive familiarity and recruiting ties to Mid-Atlantic, South and East

UNIVERSITY PARK, PA – Penn State head football coach James Franklin today announced the members of his first coaching staff, bringing together a unit with extensive collegiate expe

01/24/2014 - 13:08
PSR Staff
The Penn State Nittany Lions overcame an eight-point second half deficit to end their six game losing-streak and earn their first conference win of the season, defeating the Nebraska Cornhuskers 58-54 in a hard-fought contest at the Bryce Jordan Center in University Park.

“That is Penn State basketball,” said Nittany Lion head coach Pat Chambers while describing one of the many plays where the team had to hit the floor and scramble for the ball.

01/24/2014 - 00:42
Dan Sostek
Penn State was seconds away from their first Big 10 win of the season, but Purdue hit a 3-pointer, stole an inbounds pass and sank a free throw—all in the final 7 seconds—to beat the Nittany Lions 65-64.

Heading into Penn State’s 65-64 loss to Purdue on Saturday night, third-year Penn State coach Pat Chambers insisted that his team has been inching towards success, saying the Nittany Lions never st

01/18/2014 - 23:35
Ryan Bertonaschi
Penn State had a four-point lead at halftime was unable to hold off Indiana as the Hoosiers sent the reeling Nittany Lions to their fourth-straight Big 10 loss, 79-76, at the Bryce Jordan Center on Saturday afternoon.

UNIVERSITY PARK, PA – Junior D.J.

01/11/2014 - 15:51
PSR Staff
Penn State has hired former Vanderbilt head coach James Franklin as the program's 16th head football coach.

Penn State President Rodney Erickson and Director of Athletics Dave Joyner announced Franklin’s appointment today.

01/11/2014 - 10:38
PSR Staff
It is a new era for Penn State football: another new coach, and a fan base desperately trying to move on. The NCAA sanctions are, at worst, half over. It appears that Bill O’Brien accomplished more than winning 15 games in two years; otherwise James Franklin wouldn’t be the new coach.

Has Penn State solved its image problem? Some will argue Yes; see James Franklin hire.

01/10/2014 - 19:50
Joe Lodanosky
It’s all starting to make sense. The Steelers have not made the playoffs the past two seasons. Those two years have seen the team part ways with players who were integral to a sustained run of success that resulted in a pair of Super Bowl championships.
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The play of Penguins captain Sidney Crosby has a tremendous impact on every game the team plays. Whatever success the Penguins have in the Stanley Cup Playoffs will depend largely on the opposition’s ability to contain No. 87. But he is not doing it alone.
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A champion won't be crowned in the NHL for nearly two months, but the quest for hockey's holy grail begins now. Sixteen teams are lacing up their skates and preparing for the upcoming hunt for the Stanley Cup. Here are the four favorites.
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Pirates' righthander Charlie Morton put an exclamation point on his recovery from Tommy John surgery in 2012 with the best major league season of his career, posting 7-4 record with a 3.26 ERA.
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The newest crop of rookies will enter the NFL on May 8, when the 2014 NFL Draft gets underway at Radio City Music Hall in New York. The Houston Texans own the first selection, and it's a South Carolina defensive end who sits atop PSR's board.
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The Steelers’ offseason additions and subtractions have given a peek into what may be going on in the team’s South Side War Room as the team prepares for one of the deepest drafts in years. Several players have emerged as potential targets for the Black and Gold in 2014.
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Several local players could be off the board before the second round is completed on May 9. Pitt's Aaron Donald is the top prospect, but Penn State has a pair of players who expect to hear their names called early as well.
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The 2014 NFL Draft is shaping up to be one of the deepest in recent memory. But even in the deepest of drafts, there are studs, duds, snubs and flubs. How is one to know if a draft pick is worth cheering for, or if he should be booed mercilessly?
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