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Thanksgiving break has arrived in Happy Valley, and coach Bill O'Brien has a message for students and fans who might be thinking of skipping out on Penn State's last two games of the season for holiday plans.

"This is a team that has been through unprecedented situations," O'Brien said at his weekly teleconference.

11/16/2012 - 18:50
Adam Bittner
NC State freshman TJ Warren scored 22 points and the Wolfpack defense held Penn State to 31% shooting as No. 6 NC State cruised past the Nittany Lions 72-55 at the Puerto Rico Tip-Off on Thursday afternoon. Tim Frazier scored 23 to lead PSU.

Penn State (1-1) couldn’t get its shooting on track and fell 72-55 to No.

11/15/2012 - 21:22
PSR Staff
Zach Zwinak ran for 141 yards but the Penn State defense allowed 267 rushing yards to Nebraska and squandered a two-touchdown lead at halftime, losing at Nebraska 32-23.

LINCOLN, Neb.--It was a windy day on the Great Plains, and Penn State saw its hopes of upsetting No. 16 Nebraska tumble away on the Memorial Stadium turf.

11/10/2012 - 21:43
Adam Bittner
Penn State has hit the road three times in Big Ten play so far this season, and all three times the Nittany Lions have dominated their opponents, out-scoring Illinois, Iowa and Purdue by a combined tally of 107-30.

If first-year coach Bill O'Brien's squad is going to clinch just the program's third unbeaten road record in-conference, however, it's going to have to go through No.

11/10/2012 - 00:56
Adam Bittner
Frazier scores 16 of his 23 points in the second half as Nittany Lions top St. Francis 65-58

Tim Frazier (Houston, Texas) was nearly perfect from the foul line hitting a career-best 17-of-18 from the stripe to help lead Penn State to a 65-58 season-opening win over feisty Saint Francis (0-

11/10/2012 - 00:48
PSR Staff
Guard Tim Frazier leads Lions into coach Patrick Chamber's second season

While the the football program continues to navigate the transition to a new coaching staff, the Penn State basketball team is now trying to establish some consistency in coach Patrick Chambers' se

11/08/2012 - 17:56
Adam Bittner
Desperate for hockey? You’re not alone. Nearly 22 million fans attended NHL games last season. All are without hockey this year. While the NHL may be locked out, the sport is booming among lower ranks.

More than half a dozen professional or amateur leagues have quality hockey to offer.

11/07/2012 - 12:04
Joel Peretic
Nittany Lions host Hoosiers in Leaders Division contest Nov. 17 to begin two-game homestand

Penn State will return to Beaver Stadium for the final two games of the season, starting with the Nov. 17 contest vs. Indiana.

11/05/2012 - 13:53
PSR Staff
Matt McGloin passed for 321 yards and 2 touchdowns, Brandon Moseby-Felder had 6 catches for 129 yards, Zach Zwinak ran for 134 yards and Michael Zordich added 2 scores as Penn State bounced Purdue 34-9 on Saturday.

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind.--If there was any question about how Penn State intended to respond to an emotionally deflating loss against Ohio State last week, Craig Fitzgerald answered it

11/03/2012 - 20:19
Adam Bittner
Braxton Miller ran for 134 yards and accounted for three touchdowns a week after getting knocked out of a game, leading the Buckeyes to a 35-23 victory against Penn State on Saturday.

Miller certainly didn't play like a Heisman Trophy candidate in the first half against Penn State on Saturday night at Beaver Stadium.

10/28/2012 - 00:05
Adam Bittner
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