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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
After 45 years of one head coach and two more of another, a different figure will be pacing up and down the sidelines at Beaver Stadium this season.

New head coach James Franklin inherits a 2014 Nittany Lions squad that is stocked in some areas and thin in others as the team looks to build off last year’s 7-5 season under former head coach Bill

08/06/2014 - 16:22
Connor Whooley
New AD brings extensive experience as administrator and head coach

UNIVERSITY PARK, PA – In a Saturday afternoon (July 26) press conference, Penn State President Eric Barron introduced the University’s new athletic director, Sandy Barbour — a 30-y

07/26/2014 - 14:35
PSR Staff
Quick. Fill in the blank: The Steelers’ current receiving corps is (fill in the blank). Deep? Bottom-heavy? Talented yet unproven?

However you choose to word it, there’s no question that the Steelers depth chart at receiver is one of the team’s most unsettled as training camp looms.

07/06/2014 - 18:35
Ryan Bertonaschi
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.

“The idea that now that I’ll be doing what I’ve been watching the past few years, it’s really something special for me and I think it puts a lot of things in perspective.

07/06/2014 - 18:29
Jeremy Tepper
Pitt and Penn State were fairly well-represented in last month’s NFL Draft, with each school sending three players into the league via the annual draft. The western Pennsylvania region also saw three players selected.

The first local player taken was no surprise, as Pitt defensive tackle Aaron Donald went 13th overall to the St. Louis Rams.

06/06/2014 - 11:44
Tony DeFazio
Two-time All-American to become 18th Nittany Lion player to gain induction

UNIVERSITY PARK, PA - Former Penn State All-America linebacker Shane Conlan, the leader of the Nittany Lions’ tenacious 1985-86 defenses, has been elected to the National Football

05/22/2014 - 23:32
PSR Staff
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In June, George Blanda—along with the late Johnny Unitas and living legends Joe Namath, Joe Montana, Dan Marino and Jim Kelly—will be honored in Pittsburgh.
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Francisco Liriano is the Pirates’ Opening Day starter this year, but he is not an Ace. Gerrit Cole will start game 2 of 162, but, despite the expectations that surround the former first-overall pick, he is not an Ace, either.
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George Blanda was a pro football player for 26 seasons, longer than anyone who ever played. The Youngwood native was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a quarterback and kicker in 1981.
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The Unsung Hero award recognizes local high school coaches and student-athletes who have dedicated themselves to sports and academics, but traditionally have not received the deserved attention.
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It's no secret that the Steelers need help in the defensive secondary and at outside linebacker, but there are also needs elsewhere. Here's a breakdown of the team’s potential targets in the upcoming NFL Draft.
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West Virginia's Kevin White will be the first local player off the board, but Pitt's TJ Clemmings looks like a first-rounder as well. Penn State has several players expected to go in the second and third days of the draft.
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Prospects are constantly moving up and down teams' draft boards as players visit and work out for teams during the month of April. Two quarterbacks and two receivers make up four of PSR's top five players available.
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While the Steelers, Bengals and Ravens are coming off playoff appearances and look to fill specific needs in this month's draft, the Browns are once again in need of help all over the roster, particularly on offense.
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