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When college basketball discussions turn to top recruiting classes and rising programs, Penn State is rarely part of the conversation.

How, then, does a team which hasn’t won a postseason tournament outside of the 2009 NIT—and hasn’t finished with winning record in three years—receive commitments from three and four star out-of-st

10/30/2014 - 15:14
Mark Powell
Moon and Penn State alum finds niche with Colts

PITTSBURGH -- Indianapolis Colts center AQ Shipley was originally drafted by his hometown team when the Pittsburgh Steelers chose the Moon Township native in the seventh round (226

10/26/2014 - 21:48
Steve Flinn
Penn State rallied from a 17-0 deficit to force overtime, but Ohio State scored twice in the extra periods and the Buckeyes dealt the Lions a third consecutive loss, 31-24

At this year’s Beaver Stadium whiteout, there was no fairytale ending.

10/26/2014 - 00:35
Connor Whooley
Penn State was held to 214 total yards and shut out in the second half as Michigan snapped a three-game losing streak with an 18-13 win over the Nittany Lions in Ann Arbor.

ANN ARBOR — In a game against Michigan that started with so much promise for Penn State, it ended with a resounding thud and a recurring problem.

10/11/2014 - 23:03
Connor Whooley
Northwestern forced a pair of turnovers and held Penn State to 276 yards of offense as the Wildcats routed the Nittany Lions 29-6 in Happy Valley.

After Northwestern took the ball on the opening drive and went 39 yards to set up a 44-yard field goal attempt, Jack Mitchell’s kick sailed wide right.

09/27/2014 - 18:08
Connor Whooley
Penn State found a balanced offensive attack for the first time this season to blow out UMass 47-8 at Beaver Stadium and improve to 4-0 on the young season.

In the first three games of Penn State’s season, the Nittany Lions offense has sputtered at times.

09/20/2014 - 22:18
Connor Whooley
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
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The Steelers started the offseason by signing franchise quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to a significant contact extension. A day before training camp opened, they capped the offseason by extending the contract of general manger Kevin Colbert.
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In 2012, the leading rusher for the Pittsburgh Steelers was Jonathan Dwyer. His 623 yards was the second-lowest total for the team's leading rusher in a full season since Dick Hoak's 531 yards led the way in 1969.
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Todd Haley is entering his fourth season as the Steelers' offensive coordinator. After a bumpy start to his tenure in Pittsburgh, Haley directed one of the most explosive offenses in team history in 2014.
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Time moves faster in the NFL. Players seem to age more rapidly and rosters turn over more quickly than in any other sport. Nowhere else is this more evident than the Steelers defense, where nine of 2011’s opening day starters are no longer with the team.
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Pitt football’s forgettable Paul Chryst era ended at 19-20 when the Madison native returned to Wisconsin to coach the Badgers, leaving the program in the same state of mediocrity in which he found it.
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On the heels of a dismal 4-8 season in 2013—and seated firmly upon the hotseat—head coach Dana Holgorsen was able to steer the West Virginia football program back in the right direction in 2014.
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In western Pennsylvania, football is the sport that the natives follow most closely, and with two major programs, Pitt and Penn State, most of the attention is divided among the two of them.
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Stepping into Beaver Stadium sporting traditional, nameless navy blue and white jerseys, Penn State football intends to chase a championship under second-year head coach James Franklin.
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