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By now, plenty of Penn State fans have heard new head coach James Franklin's plan to “dominate the state” on the recruiting trail. So far, though, he has been displaying his ability to do that away from Pennsylvania.

Franklin, who comes to Happy Valley after turning around Vanderbilt's program, was heralded by many as a top-notch recruiter. He showed that much almost immediately after arriving at Penn State.

02/04/2014 - 12:00
Eric Shultz
The Penn State trio of D.J. Newbill, Tim Frazier and Brandon Taylor led the Nittany Lions to a 79-68 victory over Purdue Sunday afternoon at the Bryce Jordan Center.

Newbill led all scorers with 19 points, Frazier followed closely with 18 points and Taylor added 15 points to give Penn State three-consecutive Big Ten regular-season wins for the first t

02/02/2014 - 15:21
PSR Staff
When James Franklin took the podium for the first time as Penn State’s head coach, he spoke sharply and confidently. Franklin, who inherits a Nittany Lions roster with just eight players from Western Pennsylvania, was already recruiting.

“I know I’ve been sitting in living rooms with families and kids and selling them on a dream and selling them on our relationship,” the former Vanderbilt head coach told radio host Dan Patrick last

01/31/2014 - 15:25
Tyler Pecyna
Penn State staff has extensive familiarity and recruiting ties to Mid-Atlantic, South and East

UNIVERSITY PARK, PA – Penn State head football coach James Franklin today announced the members of his first coaching staff, bringing together a unit with extensive collegiate expe

01/24/2014 - 13:08
PSR Staff
The Penn State Nittany Lions overcame an eight-point second half deficit to end their six game losing-streak and earn their first conference win of the season, defeating the Nebraska Cornhuskers 58-54 in a hard-fought contest at the Bryce Jordan Center in University Park.

“That is Penn State basketball,” said Nittany Lion head coach Pat Chambers while describing one of the many plays where the team had to hit the floor and scramble for the ball.

01/24/2014 - 00:42
Dan Sostek
Penn State was seconds away from their first Big 10 win of the season, but Purdue hit a 3-pointer, stole an inbounds pass and sank a free throw—all in the final 7 seconds—to beat the Nittany Lions 65-64.

Heading into Penn State’s 65-64 loss to Purdue on Saturday night, third-year Penn State coach Pat Chambers insisted that his team has been inching towards success, saying the Nittany Lions never st

01/18/2014 - 23:35
Ryan Bertonaschi
Penn State had a four-point lead at halftime was unable to hold off Indiana as the Hoosiers sent the reeling Nittany Lions to their fourth-straight Big 10 loss, 79-76, at the Bryce Jordan Center on Saturday afternoon.

UNIVERSITY PARK, PA – Junior D.J.

01/11/2014 - 15:51
PSR Staff
Penn State has hired former Vanderbilt head coach James Franklin as the program's 16th head football coach.

Penn State President Rodney Erickson and Director of Athletics Dave Joyner announced Franklin’s appointment today.

01/11/2014 - 10:38
PSR Staff
It is a new era for Penn State football: another new coach, and a fan base desperately trying to move on. The NCAA sanctions are, at worst, half over. It appears that Bill O’Brien accomplished more than winning 15 games in two years; otherwise James Franklin wouldn’t be the new coach.

Has Penn State solved its image problem? Some will argue Yes; see James Franklin hire.

01/10/2014 - 19:50
Joe Lodanosky
Minnesota stormed back from an eight-point halftime deficit to break an eight-game road losing streak with a 68-65 victory over Penn state, as the Nittany Lions lost for the fourth time in their past five games.

UNIVERSITY PARK, PA – Penn State senior guard Tim Frazier and junior forward Ross Travis turned in veteran performances to lead the men’s basketball team on Wednesday evening but t

01/08/2014 - 22:57
PSR Staff
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In 2001, advanced statistics innovator Bill James released The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract, an updated version of his original one thousand-page baseball opus released in 1985.
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Bob Huggins is heading into his ninth season as the head coach at West Virginia and his 30th season as a Division I head coach.
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There is a baseball player at Louisville who just completed the season with a 9-3 record, 117 strikeouts and a 1.77 ERA in 96.2 innings pitched. There’s also a player who batted .308 with four home runs and 34 RBI in 211 at bats.
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