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District college notebook: Penn State women’s soccer team off to good start

By Jeff Vella
of NOTE • The No. 6 Penn State women’s soccer team won both games in its season-opening tournament, defeating Hofstra, 2-1, on Friday and ...

At Penn State, Franklin aces recruiting class
By Bob Cohn
With his persistence, persuasive powers and gift of gab, Penn State coach James Franklin might be able to talk the paint off walls or sell ...
Penn State’s maligned offensive line vows better results in 2015
By Bob Cohn
At Penn State’s recent media day, assistant coach Herb Hand addressed the Big Question heading into the 2015 season. What’s the question? Here’s a hint: ...
Strong sophomore class leads Penn State women’s soccer
By Chuck Curti
When she sent five freshmen out with the starting lineup last season, Penn State women’s soccer coach Erica Walsh wasn’t sure what to expect. She ...
Penn State lands 4-star defensive tackle from Philadelphia
By Bob Cohn
Penn State has received a verbal commitment from four-star defensive tackle Karamo Dioubate of Prep Charter in Philadelphia. Dioubate, 6-foot-3, 280-pounds, is Penn State’s 19th commitment for its 2016 recruiting class. He is ranked the No. 4 prospect in Pennsylvania and the No. 16 defensive tackle in the nation, according …
Penn State RB Lynch steps into starting role
By Bob Cohn
After two seasons as a reserve in search of playing time and perhaps a more aggressive approach, Akeel Lynch is the starting Penn State running ...
Former Shady Side Academy golfer Allen primed for another special season at Penn State
By Marty Stewart
Kendall Allen was the catalyst behind Shady Side Academy’s girls golf team claiming three PIAA championships in her four years there. With a similar talent ...
Long wait over for Penn State fifth-year senior Nassib
By Bob Cohn
In 2011, Penn State defensive end Carl Nassib was part of Joe Paterno’s final recruiting class. No one, obviously, knew that at the time. A ...
Penn State dismisses freshman linebacker Kelly
By Tribune-Review
Freshman linebacker Daiquan Kelly has been dismissed from the Penn State football team, the university announced in a release Saturday morning. No reason was given. Kelly, from Union City, N.J., was part of the 2015 recruiting class. ...
Penn State coach Franklin: Buzz is back with football program
By Bob Cohn
UNIVERSITY PARK — During Thursday’s get-together with the media before the first fall practice, Penn State defensive end Carl Nassib, a fifth-year senior, said “there’s ...
No rest for ex-Kittanning wrestler Nolf
By Doug Gulasy
Jason Nolf didn’t know if he would follow one piece of advice his Penn State wrestling coaches had for him this summer. “The coaches want us ...
Pa.’s Class AAAA Basketball Player of Year commits to Penn State
By Staff Report
Pennsylvania’s top-rated senior basketball player has decided to stay close to home. Roman Catholic’s Tony Carr, a 6-foot-4, four-star point guard, made a verbal commitment to Penn State on Monday during a press conference at the Philadelphia high school. He chose the Nittany Lions over offers from Maryland, Temple and Providence, ...
As college football training camps open, defenses fall under microscope
By Jerry DiPaola Bob Cohn and John Harris
As training camps open during the next week for Pitt, Penn State and West Virginia, each program finds its defense in a different place. Penn ...
Penn State notebook: Franklin focuses on offensive line
By John Manzo
CHICAGO — You don’t have to remind James Franklin how poorly the Penn State offensive line played last season. “Obviously, offensive line is going to be a big storyline going into the season,” Franklin said. “Going through it is never fun, but I do think they will be better because of ...
Big Ten notebook: Narduzzi missed at Michigan State
By John Manzo
CHICAGO — Only time will tell how much the Michigan State football program misses Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi on the field, but the effect already has kicked in off it. “I think it’s tough to let a guy like coach Narduzzi go,” said MSU senior defensive end Shilique Calhoun during ...
At Penn State, defense’s success starts up front
By Bob Cohn
Garrett Sickels said he would rather not look ahead. Then he did just that. Under duress from the media, the Penn State defensive end cracked and acknowledged, yes, he and his linemates might be pretty good this season. “I don’t really put numbers on things,” said Sickels, a redshirt sophomore. “I ...