PSR ANYTIME. ANYWHERE. Introducing the Pittsburgh Sports Report eMagazine. Click to read and watch the best sports coverage in the region.
Saturday July 26 2014
Leave this field empty.
Christian Hackenberg threw two touchdown passes in his first college game and the freshman led Penn State to 23-17 victory against Syracuse on Saturday

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Starting the season with a freshman under center hasn’t traditionally been Penn State’s thing.

08/31/2013 - 21:11
Adam Bittner
About all that's been determined publicly for the quarterbacks in Penn State's season opener against Syracuse on Saturday at MetLife Stadium is that both teams will use at least one.

Nittany Lions coach Bill O'Brien gave no indication this week whether he'll use junior college transfer Tyler Ferguson or freshman Christian Hackenberg against the Orange, though he did say on his

08/30/2013 - 14:54
Adam Bittner
The Penn State football program has been operating under a 40 percent scholarship reduction since the end of 2012, dropping from 25 scholarships to 15 scholarships per year as a result of the highly-publicized Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal.

Included amongst the penalties was a mandate requiring Penn State’s football program to have no more than 65 scholarship players on the roster by Sept.

08/14/2013 - 10:38
Taylor Skaggs
Looking to build off of a promising 8-4 season amid NCAA sanctions, the Penn State Nittany Lions have some holes to fill on both sides of the ball as the 2013 season looms.

Although there are holes, plenty of familiar faces return: bruising running back Zach Zwinak (1,007 yards, 6 TD) should carry the load in the backfield; middle linebacker Glenn Carson leads of the

08/08/2013 - 19:18
Josh Carney
Amid all the controversy surrounding the football program, last fall brought something new to Penn State: Division I hockey competition. The 2012-13 hockey season was the Nittany Lions’ first as a part of NCAA Division I, and the new program fit in quite nicely.

“I was very excited for college hockey because being that you can have a Big Ten hockey conference,” said head coach Guy Gadowsky.

06/19/2013 - 23:11
Mallory Merda
When NCAA President Mark Emmert announced sanctions against Penn State last July for its handling of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case, his stated goal was to “ensure that Penn State will rebuild an athletic culture that went horribly awry.”

But close to a year later, those sanctions have done little to spur meaningful change and have instead galvanized a vocal and motivated minority of alumni with narrow interests in preserving the fo

06/04/2013 - 15:16
Adam Bittner
West Virginia will lead the parade of local college players on draft day this season, with potential first-rounders in quarterback Geno Smith and receiver Tavon Austin. PSR takes a look at the Mountaineers, as well as prospects from Pitt, Penn State and elsewhere.

FIRST DAY
Tavon Austin, WVU
WR, 5-8, 174

04/21/2013 - 12:12
Tony DeFazio
Quarterback battle highlights scrimmage

Quarterback battles at Penn State's annual Blue-White Game have become pretty standard, but the one that played out Saturday at Beaver Stadium had a decidedly uncertain taste to it.

04/20/2013 - 17:40
Adam Bittner
Spring football at Pitt and Penn State are both in full swing, with their spring games both slated for next month. PSR looks at what you can expect from spring drills.

Pitt Spring Preview
Blue-Gold Game: April 12, 7:30 PM, Bethel Park High School

03/21/2013 - 13:35
Sam Oliff
Traevon Jackson hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to lift No. 22 Wisconsin over Penn State 63-60 despite 23 points from Jermaine Marshall and 22 from D.J.Newbill.

In a game that saw 18 lead changes, Traevon Jackson’s buzzer beating three staved off Penn State’s bid for a Top 25 upset for the second stra

03/10/2013 - 14:32
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.
Editor's DeskFeature One
Quick. Fill in the blank: The Steelers’ current receiving corps is (fill in the blank). Deep? Bottom-heavy? Talented yet unproven?
Feature TwoPenn StatePure Steel
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.
Feature ThreeNorth Shore Notes
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.
Feature FourHigh SchoolPenn State
PSR VIDEO
Full size video and summary... Misc YouTube Player 1 USS HS GOTWHigh School TV Channel
Full size video and summary... Misc YouTube Player 2Xfinity HS FootballHigh School TV Channel
Full size video and summary... COGOS Feature MatchupMisc YouTube Player 3High School TV Channel
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.
Custom 1Small CollegesTop Story
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.
Custom 2Sports Bites
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).
Blue LineCustom 3
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.
Custom 4Sports Bites