Fresh off a trip to the Rose Bowl, Penn State signed one of its largest recent recruiting classes a month later in February 2009.
HARRISBURG — The former U.S. senator brought into monitor athletics at Penn State after the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal said Friday the school's football players are getting about the same medical care as other major programs.
(AP) Sorry, Southeastern Conference.You had your chance.
Bill O'Brien summed up the season as well as could be said.
PHILADELPHIA — Yo, Adrian, Rocky devotees are gonna run now, a grueling tribute to their mythical champ.
Penn State got to celebrate one quarterback this week before having to say goodbye to another.Backup Tyler Ferguson intends to transfer and has been granted a release from his scholarship. Lions247 first reported the move.
Year two ended with the biggest victory of the Bill O'Brien era at Penn State. Year three will begin with its biggest change.
As if the bar wasn't set high enough after being named the country's top high school quarterback.
The PSU wideout, who will make a decision on the NFL over Christmas, was again named the Big Ten's top receiver.
He just finished the most prolific season by a wide receiver in Penn State history. But Allen Robinson had been thinking bigger.
First Chicago Bears kicker Robbie Gould missed what would have been an historic game-winning kick at the end of regulation.Then he missed what would have been a game-winning kick in overtime as the Bears fell to the Vikings, 23-20.
MADISON, Wis. — Even Penn State's academic whiz had trouble describing this feeling.John Urschel and his teammates believed they could knock off a bully of a Wisconsin squad on Saturday. But now that the game was over…
(AP) Christian Hackenberg threw for 339 yards and four touchdowns, and Penn State pounced on a slew of blunders before holding off a late rally to upset No. 14 Wisconsin...
MADISON, Wis. — One touchdown came from athleticism. The other from subterfuge.Eugene Lewis had scored plenty of touchdowns at Wyoming Valley West that he made look easy, dancing around and running past defenders like traffic cones.
PENN STATE 31, No. 15 WISCONSIN 24at Camp Randall Stadium, Madison, Wis.Penn State`7`7`10`7` —`31Wisconsin`0`14`0`10` —`24
Lions end on a winning note, stun No. 15 Wisconsin
MADISON, Wis. — The third quarter ended. Every last Penn State player came off the sideline and onto the field.
MADISON, Wis. — For Christian Hackenberg, this is one brutal final exam.Penn State's rookie quarterback has seen and done plenty through 11 games, compiling the most prolific season by a freshman signal-caller in school history.
(AP) DeMarco Murray did the finishing work for the Dallas Cowboys. Backup Lance Dunbar made his job a lot easier.
Sam Ficken, all 184 pounds of him, has been stuck in an unenviable position.
Lions defense looking to complete turnaround
During games, John Butler seems almost loud enough to hear through the TV screen. Imagine being in the same small visitors locker room with the Penn State defensive coordinator at halftime.
Bill O'Brien had been angry after losses before. Exasperated. Disappointed. Reserved. All of these things.
In the college football world, campaign season lasts past Thanksgiving and into December.Gary Andersen is getting his first major taste of it right now.
(AP) With starting quarterback Jake Locker out for the season and Tennessee having lost five of six games, the playoffs seemed a distant hope for the Titans.
The Matt McGloin show will get a national audience on Thanksgiving Day.
It had been Joe Paterno's final trip to Scranton, and he was glad to be there.
(AP) Ryan Fitzpatrick helped put the struggling Tennessee Titans right back in the thick of the AFC playoff race.
Senior day marred by special teams mistakes
STATE COLLEGE — Another flag. Another missed field goal. Another blocked kick. Penn State was looking for anything to extend senior day just a little longer.Another chance that didn't come.
STATE COLLEGE — At the end of a blustery evening filled with more misery than magnificence, the stars appeared to be aligning Penn State's way.Their Senior Day game was going to overtime.
STATE COLLEGE — The bad omens began right at the start of the week. Never a good sign when the running backs coach goes down with an injury.
NEBRASKA 23, PENN STATE 20, OTat Beaver Stadium, State CollegeNebraska`0`7`10`3`3` —`23
They won't be putting “2013” up at Beaver Stadium today. That honor went to the 2012 team in the wake of an unprecedented year and football season.