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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
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.

Tavon Austin, WVU
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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
Paul Chryst sat at a table in Greensboro, North Carolina, answering questions from the media. The third-year Pitt head coach was certainly anxious to wrap up the interview session and catch his plane back to Pittsburgh, but he was also at ease.
Editor's DeskFeature OnePitt Football
The Steelers had a productive offseason, but nevertheless must replace several veterans. Here's a look at who's gone and how their absences may impact the team.
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Here’s what we know: Mike Johnston wasn’t the Penguins’ first choice to replace Dan Bylsma this summer.
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When Pirates outfielder Gregory Polanco was called up from Triple-A Indianapolis June 10, he made an immediate impact, going on a 14-game hitting streak and adding a consistent bat at the top of the lineup.
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With a brand new playoff system in place this season, it doesn't matter who finishes No. 1 at the end of the regular season -- the top four teams will meet in a two-round tournament to decide the national champion.
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A quick glimpse at the 2014 Pitt football teams reveals some major red flags. A veteran quarterback and the program's all-time leading wide receiver have departed for the NFL.
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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.
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The last two years have not been what WVU football fans were expecting. Ever since the Mountaineers made the switch to the Big 12, their success has slowly dwindled.
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