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Penn State had never played a four overtime game and hadn't beaten a ranked opponent under coach Bill O'Brien. After doing both in a four-plus hour marathon Saturday at Beaver Stadium, they haven't lost to Michigan in 2,212 days and counting.

The Nittany Lions (4-2) mounted a thrilling fourth-quarter rally in front of a sold-out, white-clad crowd of 107,884, tying the game with just under a minute left, before prevailing 43-40 after fou

10/13/2013 - 00:42
Adam Bittner
Indiana scored three touchdowns in a 3:40 span early in the fourth quarter to pull away from Penn State en route to pasting the Nittany Lions 44-24 in Bloomington on Saturday afternoon.

Penn State's dominance of Indiana is over.

The Hoosiers racked up 486 yards of offense to throttle the Nittany Lions, 44-24, on Saturday afternoon in Bloomington.

10/05/2013 - 15:47
Adam Bittner
The Freeh Report was never about Joe Paterno. The conclusions former FBI director Louis Freeh came to about the deceased Penn State coach's involvement in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case have certainly been the most discussed and debated elements of the report.

But the report wasn't commissioned by the university's Board of Trustees for those conclusions.

09/24/2013 - 15:31
Adam Bittner
Penn State coach Bill O'Brien's in-game adjustments have the Lions out-maneuvering their opposition this season.

Late in Joe Paterno's career, his teams were often criticized for not "adjusting" in the second half of games, particularly those they lost.

09/24/2013 - 13:39
Adam Bittner
Zach Zwinak scored three touchdowns and Bill Belton added two as Penn State trounced Kent State 34-0 Saturday in State College.

When Penn State’s defense watches video from its 34-0 shutout against Kent State on Saturday at Beaver Stadium, three things will be pretty clear:

09/22/2013 - 01:00
Adam Bittner
Penn State tries to bounce back from last week's 34-31 loss to Central Florida when they host MAC-foe Kent State at Beaver Stadium Saturday afternoon,

Coach Bill O’Brien has a simple remedy for what ailed Penn State’s defense in last week’s 34-31 loss against Central Florida that saw the unit give up more than 500 yards of offense to the Knights.

09/20/2013 - 17:58
Adam Bittner
Central Florida rolled up 508 yards of offense to upset Penn State 34-31 at Beaver Stadium on Saturday evening.

Blake Bortles was as advertised.

09/14/2013 - 22:39
Adam Bittner
Penn State-Central Florida Croke Park Classic names trophy after Steelers chairman

When Croke Park Classic officials approached Dan Rooney about naming the event's trophy after him, the former U.S. ambassador to Ireland and Steelers chairman was characteristically humble.

09/14/2013 - 22:11
Adam Bittner
Lions host Knights at 6 PM at Beaver Stadium

Penn State and Central Florida will meet at Croke Park in Dublin, Ireland to open next season.

09/14/2013 - 09:24
Adam Bittner
Penn State ran up nearly 600 yards of offense and held Eastern Michigan to under 200 as the Lions trounced their MAC-foe 45-7 in the season-opener at Beaver Stadium Saturday afternoon.

Through two games, Penn State’s offense has proven it can be scary – when it wants to be.

09/07/2013 - 15:28
Adam Bittner
Perennial regular season leaders rebuild, the West gets stronger, analytics take center stage and the draft is reconfigured. Here are four league-wide storylines to follow as the NHL season gets underway.
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Milan Smith scored a fourth-quarter touchdown and Penn Hills forced a late Woodland Hills turnover as the Indians topped the Wolverines 22-15.
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Bethel Park running back Alex Minton ran for 170 yards and two scored to lead the Black Hawks over Baldwin 26-13.
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New coaches, an infusion of younger players, a goalie entering a contract year, the makeover of Kris Letang... here are four storylines to follow as the Penguins start the 2014-15 season.
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There were plenty of changes throughout the league this offseason, but most of the movement should only make the West stronger as the Eastern Conference struggles to keep up.
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Western PA has long-provided the NFL with some of its top-end talent and that continues to be the case. As of the end of the September, 21 former WPIAL or Pittsburgh City League players graced NFL rosters.
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There is no shortage of great athletes to come out of the Mon-Valley, but perhaps no single institution has produced more great athletes than old Donora High School (now part of Ringgold). The WPIAL Hall of Fame has recognized the following Donora greats.
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Through five games, there are a few teams and a few players who have stood out above the rest.
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