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Penn State’s Chiappialle turns Blue-White game into personal showcase

By Chris Adamski
UNIVERSITY PARK — His spring began in one of the worst manners possible. Cole Chiappialle’s spring practice season, at least, ended better than he had …

Penn State’s Urschel named country’s top amateur athlete
By The Associated Press
ORLANDO, Fla. — Penn State offensive lineman John Urschel won the Sullivan Award on Friday night as the country’s top amateur athlete. The football star edged fellow Florida track and field athlete Cory Ann McGee and Nebraska volleyball player Kelsey Robinson for the award presented by the Amateur Athletic Union …
PSU coach Franklin wants day to be about fans
By Chris Adamski
For the first time since November, Penn State’s upperclassmen players will be in uniform for a game on the Beaver Stadium grass. What will they be out to accomplish in the annual Blue-White spring game at 1:30 p.m. Saturday? “Going out there and putting on a show for the fans,” …
Penn State notebook: Maryland, Rutgers eye football rivalry with Nittany Lions
By Chris Adamski
Penn State enters its 22nd Big Ten season this fall, and the Nittany Lions have yet to identify a rival. Could the additions of nearby Maryland and Rutgers change that? Speaking on a Big Ten conference call Thursday, the coaches of the Terrapins and Scarlet Knights said they hope so. …
PSU offensive lineman faces assault charges
By Chris Adamski
Penn State offensive lineman Anthony Alosi faces assault charges in connection with an alleged incident in State College. Police on March 21 charged Alosi, 21, with simple assault, conspiracy simple assault and harassment. According to court papers, the incident occurred Jan. 31. Alosi, a redshirt junior, is scheduled for a …
Big Ten football notebook: Northwestern QB fails to endorse union idea
By Chris Adamski
Kain Colter was at the forefront of a successful effort by Northwestern football players to earn the right to form a union. His successor as Wildcats starting quarterback doesn’t think that’s a good idea. Trevor Siemian said he will vote against unionization when the team is polled later this month. …
PSU freshman guard to transfer
By Chris Adamski
Penn State freshman guard Graham Woodward plans to transfer, the school announced Wednesday. A Edina, Minn., native, Woodward appeared in 31 games — making six starts — this past season. He averaged 2.8 points per game and shot 39 percent from 3-point range for a Nittany Lions team that went …
Spring game still big deal for many college football programs
By Chris Adamski
In February, Pitt coach Paul Chryst canceled the annual spring football game, halting a tradition that goes back further than anyone can remember. Meanwhile, the …
Penn State football notebook: Nittany Lions adapting to change
By John Mcgonigal
UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State has laid a firm foundation, first-year coach James Franklin said. The Nittany Lions are retaining information, playing faster and gaining a grasp on what Franklin and his coaching staff want. In short, Penn State is taking advantage of its spring camp. Eleven practices in before …
Penn State notebook: Bigger, stronger Hackenberg ready for encore
By Chris Adamski
The knowledge and experience gained from a year of major college football aren’t the only things Christian Hackenberg gained between the start of last season …
Star PSU TE out for spring with bone bruise
By Chris Adamski
Penn State tight end Adam Breneman will miss the remainder of spring practice because of a bone bruise in his knee, a source with knowledge of the injury confirmed to the Tribune-Review. Breneman, who had 15 receptions for 186 yards and two touchdowns as a true freshman last season, is …
PSU’s Taylor rolls to 2nd Hodge Trophy as nation’s top wrestler
By Jason Mackey
Penn State senior David Taylor won a second Hodge Trophy — college wrestling’s version of the Heisman — on Tuesday, and it wasn’t close. Taylor, …
Penn State’s Franklin dominating recruiting grounds
By Chris Adamski
Penn State coach James Franklin has made it clear he believes that recruiting is a relationship-oriented business. So far for Franklin, business has been very good. Less than eight weeks since Franklin and his staff wrapped up a solid 2014 recruiting class, Penn State is putting together one of the …
Penn State women lose to Stanford in Sweet 16
By Stephanie Hammon
STANFORD, Calif. — Penn State learned what so many others found out: Stanford is incredibly difficult to beat on its home court. And it’s an …
Penn State guard Dieffenbach hurts knee
By Chris Adamski
The status for the 2014 season for the Penn State offense’s most experienced offensive player is suddenly unclear. Guard Miles Dieffenbach, a Fox Chapel native, has a knee injury, multiple sources confirmed to the Tribune-Review. Multiple outlets, each citing multiple unnamed sources, reported that the injury is of a “serious” …
PSU seniors look to lead way in Sweet 16 game at Stanford
By Karen Price
Penn State has been led by its senior class in the NCAA Tournament, but it will take everything the Nittany Lions have Sunday to get past Stanford in the Sweet 16. Not only is the Cardinal (31-3) the No. 2 seed in the Stanford Region, they will host third-seeded Penn …