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No quick fixes for Penn State’s struggling offense

By Bill West
Penn State coach James Franklin rattled off a series of statistical rankings Tuesday to shed light on the ways in which Michigan State’s defense has ...

Penn State rallies past Akron behind Newbill’s 26 points
By The Associated Press
UNIVERSITY PARK — D.J. Newbill scored 26 points, Penn State outscored Akron by 19 points in the second half and the Nittany Lions defeated the Zips, 78-72, Tuesday night. Brandon Taylor was 4 of 11 from 3-point range and added 14 for the Lions, who trailed 45-32 at the half. Shaler ...
Newbill’s 22 points lead Penn State past USC
By The Associated Press
CHARLESTON, S.C. — If Penn State wanted to close the Charleston Classic with a victory, coach Pat Chambers knew D.J. Newbill would have to make ...
Penn State struggles against Big Ten’s worst defense in 16-14 loss to Illinois
By Chris Adamski
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — James Franklin dejectedly sat hunched over on a chair at the end of the tunnel leading from the Memorial Stadium field to ...
Penn State notebook: Franklin shrugs off special-teams miscues
By Chris Adamski
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Penn State coach James Franklin bristled at a question during his postgame news conference Saturday about the performance of special-teams coordinator Charles Huff. The Nittany Lions’ special teams have been more liability than asset, a far contrast from the Franklin/Huff company line that the unit will be ...
Penn State notebook: Nittany Lions linebacker Bell misses 1st game of season
By Chris Adamski
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Penn State’s third-leading tackler, linebacker Brandon Bell, missed a game for the first time this season because of an apparent shoulder injury. It was the second game that a starting linebacker had missed for the Nittany Lions in 2014; Nyeem Wartman was not in uniform Sept. 20. ...
Newbill’s buzzer-beater sends Penn State past Cornell
By The Associated Press
CHARLESTON, S.C. — D.J. Newbill saw the clock running out and knew the best chance he had for a Penn State win was a driving ...
Penn State wrestling gets best of Pitt again
By Doug Gulasy
Penn State junior Morgan McIntosh made it his mission to avoid overtime in his 197-pound wrestling bout with Pitt’s Nick Bonaccorsi on Friday night. Not only did McIntosh accomplish that, but he also recorded the biggest victory of the night. McIntosh’s second-period pin of Bonaccorsi, in a matchup of top-10 ...
Improving PSU running game faces porous Illinois defense
By Chris Adamski
Could it be that Penn State’s season-long struggles in the running game are coming to an end? It appeared that way last week, and there ...
Penn State defense proves among best in school history
By Chris Adamski
Among the highlights of the “work week” for Penn State’s defensive players is coordinator Bob Shoop running down where the unit ranks in the Big ...
Charlotte downs Penn State in double overtime
By The Associated Press
CHARLESTON, S.C. — Charlotte coach Alan Major didn’t know what to say after his team’s latest tournament win. “I’m kind of at a loss for words,” ...
PSU’s Franklin among highest-paid college football coaches
By Chris Adamski
James Franklin is the nation’s eighth-highest paid college football coach, according to figures compiled by USA Today and released Wednesday. West Virginia’s Dana Holgorsen’s total pay of $3,080,000 ranked 23rd nationally, sixth in the 10-team Big 12. Total 2014 compensation for Pitt’s Paul Chryst was not available. The university would not disclose ...
Penn State comfortable playing on road this season
By Chris Adamski
Before heading to Wisconsin for the 2013 season finale as the biggest underdog in school history, Penn State had gone almost 13 months between road ...
Stingy Penn State not allowing many 1st downs, let alone points
By Chris Adamski
Perhaps the best way to describe the Penn State defense’s dominance on the field is to show how good it has been at getting off ...
Penn State football notebook: Safety Keiser leaves hospital after multiple surgeries
By Chris Adamski
• Hospitalized safety Ryan Keiser was returning to State College on Tuesday, Penn State coach James Franklin said in his weekly news conference. Keiser has been at the Hershey Medical Center after multiple surgeries related to bowel injuries that were a complication of the cracked rib he suffered in practice ...
4 Penn State players reach double figures in win over Fordham
By Reuters
UNIVERSITY PARK — D.J. Newbill led four players in double figures with 18 points and dished out five assists as the Penn State rolled over visiting Fordham, 73-54, on Sunday at Bryce Jordan Center. Freshman Shep Garner went 4 for 8 from 3-point range to score 12 points, and Brandon Taylor ...