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Penn State junior tight end James measures up with best in country

By Chris Adamski
UNIVERSITY PARK — It wasn’t words that caught the attention of Jesse James’ new coach. The size and speed, though — those James Franklin couldn’t …

Penn State gets commitment from N.J. linebacker
By Chris Adamski
On a big recruiting weekend for Penn State, Manny Bowen made a verbal commitment to the school during a visit to University Park. Bowen, from Barnegat, N.J., tweeted a photo of himself in the Nittany Lions’ locker room wearing a PSU jersey with the caption “I commit” Saturday evening. Bowen, …
Penn State AD Joyner to retire Aug. 1
By Chris Adamski
On the day it was announced he would step down as Penn State athletic director effective Aug. 1, Dave Joyner looked back on the unique …
4 players opt to leave Penn State football team
By Chris Adamski
Penn State’s roster just got a little bit smaller. Its scholarship crunch more manageable, too. A university spokesman confirmed Friday that four players are no longer on the football team. Receiver Richy Anderson and quarterback Austin Whipple plan to transfer, and guard Anthony Alosi and receiver Jonathan Warner left the …
Penn State adds cornerback recruit
By Chris Adamski
Penn State picked up another recruit for its 2015 class on Sunday morning when consensus three-star prospect Myles Hartsfield made a verbal commitment to the Nittany Lions prior to participating in a camp on the University Park campus. The 5-foot-10, 180-pound Hartsfield, from Sayreville HS in Parlin, N.J., is projected …
Ex-PSU fencing coach files lawsuit against university
By Jerry Dipaola
Former Penn State fencing coach Emmanuil G. Kaidanov filed a lawsuit Thursday against the university, alleging he was illegally fired last year. Kaidanov, who won 12 national championships in his 31 years at Penn State, filed the suit Thursday in U.S. Eastern District Court of Pennsylvania, claiming Penn State fired …
Barron: PSU should be ‘rewarded’ with lessened sanctions from NCAA
By Chris Adamski
New Penn State president Eric Barron said he believes the university has made “enormous progress” in implementing Freeh Report recommendations and should be “rewarded” via …
PSU football equipment, facilities manager retires
By Chris Adamski
After 31 years as a fixture on the Penn State sideline, Brad “Spider” Caldwell announced Thursday that he is retiring. Caldwell, whose time with PSU football dates to his 1983 debut as a student manager, is relocating to Vermont to take a position as a high school activities director. Caldwell, …
Penn State’s Conlan gets College Football Hall of Fame nod
By Chris Adamski
Shane Conlan received word earlier this year he had been nominated for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame. “I didn’t think I had a chance, though,” the former Penn State star linebacker said. “They explained how it’s the hardest of all the halls of fame to get into …
College notebook: Local schools score high in Academic Progress Report
By Staff and Wire Reports
Student-athletes at Pitt, Penn State, West Virginia, Duquesne and Robert Morris achieved scores at or above the national standard for their four-year academic progress rate (APR), according to data released Wednesday by the NCAA. Five Pitt programs recorded the highest scores in team history (baseball, men’s basketball, men’s soccer, men’s …
PSU’s Franklin likes Western Pa. flavor of his staff
By Chris Adamski
James Franklin says he prefers to surround himself with “people who are comfortable in their own skin and people who know who they are.” He’s …
Penn State’s Franklin sheds no light on Vanderbilt case
By Stephen Pianovich
STATE COLLEGE — James Franklin refused Thursday to discuss the latest development in an aggravated rape case against one of his former Vanderbilt players. Franklin addressed the media for the first time since being cited Tuesday in a court filing by a defense attorney in the case. “I addressed this …
Starkey: Penn State’s gamble looks bad
By Joe Starkey
Incredibly, these questions again are being asked of a Penn State football coach in regard to a sex-crime case: • What did he know? • …
Allegations arise about Franklin contacting alleged victim of assault at Vanderbilt
By USA Today
Defense attorneys for a former Vanderbilt football player charged with rape filed a scorched-earth motion Tuesday asking a judge to dismiss the case or reprimand …
Group plans to resurrect Paterno statue outside a State College restaurant
By Bob Cohn
Asked why he agreed to have a new Joe Paterno statue outside his establishment, Pat Daugherty took his time searching for the right words. His …
ACC announces Pitt’s opponents for next 2 seasons; Powell signs with Dukes
By Staff Reports
Pitt’s second season in the ACC features the first visit to Petersen Events Center by North Carolina, which hasn’t played a game on Pitt’s campus since 1971, as well as home games against former Big East foes Louisville and Syracuse. The conference announced its opponents and game sites for the …