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A tumultuous recruiting season that featured a high-profile coaching change and some big de-commitments made the recruiting process somewhat unusual for typically button-down-and-organized Penn State.

Also unusual was the result—a class that ranks pretty low nationally.

According to recruiting gurus, the result is not a top-25 contingent and perhaps just barely a top-50 class.

02/02/2012 - 00:09
Steve Sampsell
Tim Frazier scored 21 points and Penn State jumped out to an early nine-point lead, but the Nittany Lions made just 7 of their final 26 shots--including a 1-13 stretch to open the second half--and fell to No. 20 Wisconsin 52-46 at the Bryce Jordan Center in University Park Tuesday night.

Playing its fourth-straight ranked opponent, Penn State (10-13; 2-8) started hot, led for most of the first half, and were within two with 3:36 to play but couldn’t make enough shots in falling, 52

02/01/2012 - 00:19
PSR Staff
Paulina Prieto-Cerame said she felt like The Bachelorette. But instead of two dozen handsome bachelors pursuing her, there were at least that many college coaches looking for a commitment from the 6-2 outside hitter from Miami’s Palmer Trinity High School.

Who got the final rose?

Russ Rose, naturally.

The Penn State coach landed the Class of 2012 star by using a simple approach.

“He said, ‘Here’s my resume, here’s my program and

01/30/2012 - 17:13
Walter Villa
In the light of all the conference shuffling that has been going on for the better part of a year, fans are obviously curious about the ramifications. Answers may finally be coming into view.

Eventually, many members of the college football media—and many college athletics administrators—believe there will four 16-team conferences regionally placed throughout the country.

01/30/2012 - 17:03
Doug Kennedy
Penn State couldn’t overcome shooting 21 percent in the first half and fell 78-54 at No. 3 Ohio State Wednesday as the Buckeyes extended their home-court winning streak to 37 games.

Ohio State extended its series-winning streak vs.

01/25/2012 - 23:12
PSR Staff
I remember the very first time I covered a Penn State football game. I remember the rickety, pre-antebellum-esque pressbox. I remember the reporters pushing me out of the way as I gazed at new territory.

I remember the packed house, the atmosphere defined by the crowd’s roar; every down. For the entire 60 minutes.

01/24/2012 - 22:04
Anthony Jaskulski
Cody Zeller scored 18 points and Indiana held Penn State to 34 percent shooting as the Hoosiers pounded the Nittany Lions 73-54 at Assembly Hall in Bloomington on Sunday afternoon.

Penn State (10-11; 2-6 Big Ten) led 29-27 at the half, but No.

01/22/2012 - 17:22
PSR Staff
Former Penn State coach Joe Paterno died Sunday morning at 85. His family released a statement Sunday morning to announce his death: "His loss leaves a void in our lives that will never be filled."

Paterno, the longtime Penn State coach who won more games than anyone in major college football but was fired amid a child sex abuse scandal

01/22/2012 - 12:08
PSR Staff
Cammeron Woodyard scored 17 points and Tim Frazier had 12 points and 9 assists to lead Penn State to a 54-52 upset win over No. 25 Illinois in a nationally televised battle from the Bryce Jordan Center in Happy Valley on Thursday night.

Penn State played from the start like they had something to prove: at 9-10 and 1-5 in Big Ten play, they were looking to end their losing skid at three games.

01/19/2012 - 23:19
Ashley Barnett
Despite a career-high 22 points from senior Cammeron Woodyard and 20 from junior Tim Frazier, Penn State shot just 30 percent and lost to Minnesota 80-66 Sunday afternoon in the Bryce Jordan Center.

Penn State struggled through its worst home shooting night of the season and couldn’t capitalize on 11 steals and 17 Gopher turnovers as Minnesota left with an 80-66 victory Sunday afternoon in the

01/15/2012 - 22:52
PSR Staff
I was in a minor league press box in Charlotte, NC, last month, taking in one of Gregory Polanco’s final triple-A games. A colleague, upon learning I was from Pittsburgh, approached me with a question.
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The season is nearing the halfway point and the Pirates are still treading water. After falling a season-high eight games under .500 in early May, the team has actually posted the best record in the National League since May 6.
Feature TwoNorth Shore Notes
Steve Blass was signed by the Pirates as an amateur free agent in 1960 and made his major league debut in 1964. From 1968 through 1972, Blass was one of the National League’s best pitchers.
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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.
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In Dr. Pat Farabaugh’s book “An Unbreakable Bond,” he tells the unedited story of Pittsburgh native and St. Francis (PA) grad Maurice Stokes and his NBA teammate, fellow Pittsburgher Jack Twyman.
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When Pittsburgh canine officer Rocco died in the line of duty in January, Chris Benson of Benstonium.com created a design to pay tribute to the fallen officer. When The Black N Gold Girls shared his design on Facebook, their followers decided to help.
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The NHL handed out their annual awards at the end of June, and the Penguins' Sidney Crosby captured a hat trick, securing the Hart Trophy (MVP), Art Ross Trophy (scoring champ) and the Ted Lindsay Award (MVP as voted by the players).
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Pittsburgh is city full of sports heroes and legendary figures. The list of Pittsburgh sports legends is long, but it begins with the following four men.
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