TribLIVE

| Sports


Penn State

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 ...
Penn State’s Zettel mixes size and athleticism
By Bob Cohn
Anthony Zettel never was going anywhere, which was good news for Penn State. The defensive tackle this week said he was “tempted” to leave for the NFL after his junior season, “but I thought in the grand scheme of everything I wanted to get my degree,” he said. “There were ...
Penn State’s Breneman works through knee pain
By Bob Cohn
Adam Breneman’s slow but steady return to the field has been a process. “A big process,” said the Penn State tight end, who redshirted last season after knee surgery in August. Recruited by Bill O’Brien and considered one of the Nittany Lions’ top 2013 recruits, Breneman played well as a freshman despite ...
Penn State QB Hackenberg looking to rebound from dismal ’14
By Bob Cohn
Whether it was the sophomore jinx, the coaching change, a weak offensive line or all, or none, of the above, “My mind was in a ...
Penn State’s Brown edges Pitt’s Wilps for NCAA wrestling crown
By Keith Schildroth
ST. LOUIS — It was the battle most wrestling fans in Pittsburgh were waiting for: former Chartiers Valley standout Tyler Wilps of Pitt against Matt Brown of Penn State for the 174-pound title Saturday night at the NCAA Championships at Scottrade Center. No one, however, could have expected the ...
PSU’s Franklin exudes optimism for 2015
By Bob Cohn
Addressing Friday’s start of spring practice, Penn State coach James Franklin echoed the optimism typical of his colleagues this time of year. But it ...
Penn State fares well in first day of NCAA Wrestling Championships
By Keith Schildroth
ST. LOUIS — Penn State coach Cael Sanderson knows the NCAA Wrestling Championships are a long, grueling and tough three-day marathon that has many ups ...
Penn State signs men’s basketball coach Chambers to 2-year extension
By The Associated Press
UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State signed coach Pat Chambers to a two-year contract extension. Chambers is now signed through the 2018-19 season. Chambers is just 56-75 ...
For a change, Penn State must pull upset to win NCAA wrestling title
By Doug Gulasy 11:22 a.m.
The outside perception of Penn State wrestling is different than past seasons heading into this weekend’s NCAA Wrestling Championships. That doesn’t make much of a difference ...
Penn State wrestler McCutcheon peaking at right time
By Doug Gulasy
Matt McCutcheon’s first official collegiate wrestling season hasn’t always met his expectations, but he can make up for that in a big way this weekend. ...
Penn State AD restructures athletic department
By Staff Report
Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour has restructured the athletic department, creating four administrative divisions. The divisions include business and finance, student-athlete performance, health and welfare and internal and external operations. Several athletic department staffers have been promoted and given new responsibilities. “We are building what we feel is the best structure ...
Purdue stops Penn State’s Big Ten tourney run
By The Associated Press
CHICAGO —Rapheal Davis pulled A.J. Hammons aside, and told the 7-foot center it was time for him to step up. Fortunately for Purdue, Hammons already ...
Penn State advances to Big Ten tourney quarterfinals
By The Associated Press
CHICAGO — D.J. Newbill and Penn State are used to playing tight Big Ten games, and all that experience is paying off. Newbill scored 18 points, ...
Penn State tops Nebraska in Big Ten tourney opener
By The Associated Press
CHICAGO — D.J. Newbill scored 26 points, Shep Garner added 19 and Penn State hung on to beat Nebraska, 68-65, on Wednesday in the Big ...
Penn State’s McIntosh wins Big Ten wrestling title; Nittany Lions qualify seven for NCAAs
By Staff Reports
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Penn State produced one champion and qualified seven for the NCAA championships during Sunday’s Big Ten wrestling finals at Ohio State. Junior Morgan McIntosh defeated Ohio State’s Kyle Snyder in the 197-pound championship to earn the Nittany Lions’ lone title. Matt Brown (174) was the only other Penn ...