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In the continuing fallout from the shocking child sex abuse scandal at Penn State, it seems insensitive to call any challenges the Nittany Lions will face between the lines this season "problems."

Nevertheless, Penn State will have to sort out a number of depth issues if it's to finish atop the Big Ten Leaders Division in 2012.

08/07/2012 - 12:49
Adam Bittner
Two starters, several back-ups among those to leave so far

Eight football players have elected to transfer out of Penn State in the wake of NCAA sanctions against the program.

08/02/2012 - 14:43
Tony DeFazio
When 6-foot-5 former Penn State volleyball star Blair Brown went club-hopping a while back with 6-4 Nebraska All-American Brooke Delano and three other very tall young women, they weren’t exactly shy about their height.

All five wore three-inch heels.


“We would have worn six-inch heels if we had them,” Delano said with a laugh. “We got some comments about our long legs, and we loved it.”

07/27/2012 - 10:22
Walter Villa
It’s interesting that NOW there is outrage in State College about actions that are “unfair to the kids.” The harsh NCAA sanctions against the Penn State football program are indeed unfair to the student-athletes.

They had absolutely nothing to do with Jerry Sandusky’s crimes or the massive, 14-year-long cover-up perpetrated by those in charge of the university. The sanctions are extremely unfair.<

07/24/2012 - 09:42
Tony DeFazio
As a society, we fear doing too little when we should do more. NCAA President Mark Emmert has just become the walking, talking example of that statement.

In wake of the horrific findings of one of the most heinous crimes in the history of college athletics, not to mention our country, the third-year president of the NCAA decided Monday to lay down o

07/23/2012 - 17:18
Anthony Jaskulski
The NCAA has fined Penn State $60 million, banned the team from postseason play for four years, eliminated multiple scholarships, stripped the Nittany Lions of all wins between 1998-2011, and placed the program on probation for five years.

NCAA President Mark Emmert announced severe sanctions against the Penn State football program as a result of the Jerry Sa

07/23/2012 - 12:51
Tony DeFazio
Pitt's Hubie Graham and Ryan Turnley named to John Mackey Award and Rimington Watch Lists

Two more Pitt players, as well as players from Penn State and WVU, were named preseason candidates for top national awards t

07/10/2012 - 10:27
PSR Staff
Belle Vernon’s Dorian Johnson commits to PSU

Penn State ended June by getting two major recruiting commitments from athletes out of Pennsylvania and Maryland.

06/29/2012 - 11:49
Tony DeFazio
One-time Michigan Wolverine Ray Vinopal is one of several transfers who figure to play a significant role for new coach Paul Chryst and the Pitt Panthers this fall.

Pitt
Safety Ray Vinopal, #9

06/26/2012 - 10:21
Tony DeFazio
Jerry Sandusky will never see the light of day as a free man. That’s the first good news out of central Pennsylvania in a long time. That news is a credit to the 12 men and women of Bellefonte, PA, who acted as good American citizens by serving on the jury that convicted him.

It’s a credit to the eight brave young men who revisited the nightmares of their youth, by testifying in a packed courtroom and telling their stories to all of America in the process.

06/23/2012 - 10:48
Tony DeFazio
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The Steelers need cornerbacks, and the upcoming NFL Draft has some. The team may have to be willing to think outside the box a bit, however.
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It’s finally baseball season and Pirates fans have plenty to be excited about. Coming off consecutive playoff appearances, the Pirates are poised to field what general manager Neal Huntington called the “deepest and most talented” team he has assembled.
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As the primary location for much of Major League Baseball’s spring training, Florida is a familiar spot for most professional baseball players. For new Pirates infielder Jung-Ho Kang, it’s the beginning of a transition period.
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It has been four years since the Pittsburgh Steelers won a playoff game. Fourteen other NFL teams have won in the postseason since the Steelers defeated the Jets for the 2010 AFC Championship.
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The Pirates division opponents have changed quite a bit over the offseason, as the Cardinals and Cubs made major changes, while the Brewers and Reds are not the playoff contenders they once were.
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The All-Star Game is a distant memory. The last leg of the NBA regular season is upon us. It’s time to start looking at which teams have the right stuff to hold the Larry O’Brien trophy in June.
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With the NBA playoffs on the horizon, the race to the finish line is intensifying – as is the competition for the association’s Most Valuable Player. The discussion has become a lot more exciting than in previous years as the two frontrunners are not named James or Durant.
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The Nationals spent the money to put together what is probably the best pitching staff in Major League Baseball. The Dodgers may only be getting better, and the Mariners have what could be the most feared lineup in the league.
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