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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.

FIRST DAY
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
Spring football at Pitt and Penn State are both in full swing, with their spring games both slated for next month. PSR looks at what you can expect from spring drills.

Pitt Spring Preview
Blue-Gold Game: April 12, 7:30 PM, Bethel Park High School

03/21/2013 - 13:35
Sam Oliff
Traevon Jackson hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to lift No. 22 Wisconsin over Penn State 63-60 despite 23 points from Jermaine Marshall and 22 from D.J.Newbill.

In a game that saw 18 lead changes, Traevon Jackson’s buzzer beating three staved off Penn State’s bid for a Top 25 upset for the second stra

03/10/2013 - 14:32
PSR Staff
Borovnjak’s double-double leads Lions to first Big Ten road win under Patrick Chambers

Sasa Borovnjak posted his first career double-double with 15 points and a career high

03/07/2013 - 23:07
PSR Staff
Domestic violence is awful. That’s something most of us can agree on, in black and white terms. Right? Wrong. Domestic violence, like so many problematic subjects, has shades of gray.
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One week left in the 2014 WPIAL regular season. One week left for teams to prove they’re ready for the playoffs.
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The Baldwin Highlanders (3-6) will look to the Altavilla brothers—Doug and Nick—against the Bethel Park Blackhawks (7-4) in Friday’s Quad A Southeastern Conference battle.
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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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A starter since her freshman year of high school, Brenna Wise has made a name for herself throughout her conference, the greater Pittsburgh area and across the state of Pennsylvania.
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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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