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After a season where the Nittany Lions fell just short of .500, Penn State’s upperclassman-laden team is looking to clinch its first winning record since 2010-2011 season.

“I think (the expectations) have to be higher than they’ve been here before,” play-by-play announcer Steve Jones said.

11/13/2014 - 09:55
Alex Stumpf
Horrid O-line play threatening to keep Lions home during bowl season

After the bowl-ban stemming from the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal was lifted earlier this year, Penn State fans were excited to see their team play again at the end of the re

11/08/2014 - 20:47
Alex Stumpf
Bill Belton scored on a 92-yard run and the Penn State defense overcame another shaky offensive performance to beat Indiana 13-7, snapping a four-game losing streak.

Much like its last four games, Penn State’s matchup with Indiana was a low-scoring, field-position affair, but unlike those previous games, it finished with the Nittany Lions ahead.

11/08/2014 - 16:46
Connor Whooley
Maryland's Brad Craddock kicked a 43-yard field goal with 51 seconds left to beat Penn State 20-19 and send the Nittany Lions to their fourth consecutive loss.

STATE COLLEGE, PA -- On fourth-and-one, down two points, with under 30 seconds left in the game, Christian Hackenberg lined up under center for a quarterback sneak to keep the game

11/01/2014 - 17:28
Connor Whooley
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
Bob Prince was best known as the voice of the PIttsburgh Pirates for 28 years, but it was not the only job he had over his Hall of Fame career. “The Gunner” also called Steelers and Penguins games at different times during his career and was part of the NBC broadcast team for the 1965 All-Star Game.
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Five of the top seven Heisman vote-getters are back on the college football field this fall, making this season's Heisman watch one of the most heated in recent memory.
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