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Penn State coordinator Shoop bullish on 2015 defense

By Bob Cohn
Mike Hull’s signing with the Miami Dolphins as a free agent earlier this month ensured the former Penn State middle linebacker a chance to earn ...

Longtime Penn State football radio voice Fisher dies
By Bob Cohn
Fran Fisher, the legendary voice of Penn State football familiar to countless fans, died Thursday in State College. He was 91. News of Fisher’s death was ...
Rossi: Finding hockey at ‘Linebacker U’
By Rob Rossi
Winning works, and Guy Gadowsky seems to have figured out that part. But there are other ways for Gadowsky to pull hockey from the large ...
Penn State’s Franklin says extending series with Pitt ‘open for discussion’
By Bob Cohn
Penn State coach James Franklin on Thursday returned to Western Pennsylvania, where he spent considerable time in his youth. Franklin’s father was from the Hill District, and an aunt lived in the Lincoln-Lemington neighborhood. After a morning stopover in Altoona, Franklin exited the bus on Day 3 of the Coaches ...
Penn State tight end James, a South Allegheny grad, goes to Steelers in 5th round
By Ralph N. Paulk
At some point, the Steelers had to come to grips with the inevitable — finding tight end Heath Miller’s successor. On Saturday, the Steelers didn’t ...
Steelers focus on defense on final day of NFL Draft
By Mark Kaboly
The Steelers on Saturday concluded the NFL Draft by picking Louisville free safety Gerod Holliman in the seventh round, making six of their eight picks ...
Vikings take Pitt tackle Clemmings in 4th round, ending long wait
By Jerry DiPaola
Nothing came easy for Pitt’s T.J. Clemmings. Not the switch from defensive end to offensive tackle. And certainly not the NFL Draft. Yet, both events have led ...
Bucs draft PSU tackle Smith with second-round pick
By Jerry DiPaola
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers immediately turned to a former Penn State player Friday night to protect their big investment at quarterback. Penn State offensive tackle Donovan ...
No second-guessing for Penn State tackle Smith in entering NFL Draft
By Bob Cohn
As his season wound down, Penn State offensive tackle Donovan Smith received unsolicited yet abundant advice regarding his future. With a year of eligibility remaining, ...
Penn State volleyball rolls into postseason
By Chuck Curti
Considering Saturday’s win over St. Francis (Pa.) was its 14th straight and the 500th career win for coach Mark Pavlik, the Penn State men’s volleyball ...
NCAA president says Penn State sanctions ‘were right and appropriate’
By Bob Cohn
Responding to critics Thursday, NCAA president Mark Emmert said unprecedented sanctions against Penn State resulting from the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal “were right ...
South Carolina coach Spurrier defends former Penn State coach Paterno
By Bob Cohn
In an interview published Tuesday, South Carolina football coach Steve Spurrier defended the late Joe Paterno, who was fired as Penn State coach and faced other repercussions related to the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case in 2011. “That was very unfortunate what happened up there,” Spurrier told the Columbia, S.C., ...
Penn State notebook: Offensive line is work in progress
By Bob Cohn
The offensive line posed Penn State’s main area of concern heading into spring practice. Coming out, that still seems to be the case after five “touch” sacks of quarterback Christian Hackenberg in the first half of Saturday’s Blue-White Game. And that happened against the second-string defensive line. Four starters return, which might ...
Hackenberg forced into extra work in PSU spring game
By Bob Cohn
UNIVERSITY PARK — For some perspective on reading the tea leaves left over from the end of spring practice, consider the unofficial outstanding player of ...
Spring game will give PSU better idea of where it stands
By Bob Cohn
Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg this week quashed any rumors of discord with coaches during his frustrating sophomore season in 2014. He said he enjoys working with offensive coordinator John Donovan and quarterbacks coach Ricky Rahne, calling the relationship “great.” He even tossed in an “awesome” for emphasis. “I’m going to ...
Penn State’s Franklin: Program turns corner in wake of NCAA sanctions
By Bob Cohn
With the annual Blue-White Game marking the end of spring football practice Saturday, Penn State coach James Franklin is fully immersed in his second season ...