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Sunday September 21 2014
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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
Lions host Eastern Michigan at noon Saturday

Penn State fans getting their first look at the 2013 Nittany Lions on Saturday will undoubtedly have their eyes drawn to quarterback Christian Hackenberg as he makes his Beaver Stadium debut agains

09/06/2013 - 16:40
Adam Bittner
Don't believe the Syracuse hype - Penn State is New York's college football team

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Syracuse is trying to market itself as "New York's College Team," by slapping that slogan on its stationary, athletics website and advertisements.

09/02/2013 - 13:30
Adam Bittner
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
I spent three days late last month visiting 18 high schools across the WPIAL. I drove 533 miles, took hundreds of photographs, shook hands with dozens of coaches, athletic directors and principals and climbed way too many stadium steps. I loved every minute of it, of course.
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On the heels of two straight wins, the Franklin Regional Panthers are looking to improve to 3-1 Friday night as welcome the Indiana Little Indians (2-1) to Panther Stadium.
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Belle Vernon will battle Hollidaysburg in a WPIAL Triple-A clash Friday night with both teams looking for their third win on the season.
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The Steelers traditional powerhouse defense has set a yearly standard for fans and pundits for decades. But an aging Pittsburgh defense has had a rocky time the last couple of seasons.
Feature FourPure Steel
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Twenty-two WPIAL football teams will have new coaches pacing the sidelines this season, including a few that will be featured in the CoGo's Feature Matchup this season.
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Several of the most coveted recruits throughout the WPIAL have already made their college decisions, most notably Sterling Jenkins of Baldwin. Others, like Central Valley's Jordan Whitehead, are still being recruited.
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Bill Cherpak misses the way it used to be. Back in the 80’s, when the current Thomas Jefferson High School coach was a player at Steel Valley, the recruiting process wasn’t publicized. It was low-key compared to the present.
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The Mon-Valley has put plenty of athletes on Division 1 football teams over the years, including several who made it to the NFL. There are a few Mon-Valley natives playing D-1 ball this season.
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