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Shoop’s preparation, expertise trickles down to Penn State defense

By Chris Adamski
The way the Penn State defense played in the second half Saturday, it appeared the Nittany Lions knew what Rutgers was doing before the Scarlet …

Penn State notebook: Hard-charging coach shifts his priorities
By Chris Adamski
After the Penn State community watched the tireless James Franklin closely over the past eight months, few would be surprised at what the Nittany Lions coach said Tuesday. “My answer in life for everything is, ‘more,’ ” Franklin said during his weekly news conference. “You want to have success — …
Penn State notebook: Belton has last word in victory
By Chris Adamski
PISCATAWAY, N.J. — After winning his first college game on the campus of the university 70 miles from where he grew up, Bill Belton said …
Penn State snags another recruit from New Jersey
By Chris Adamski
The day after Penn State won its first conference meeting against New Jersey’s state university, the Nittany Lions continued their pillaging of that state’s top high school prospects. Daiquan Kelly became the seventh New Jersey recruit to make a verbal commitment to Penn State’s 2015 class. The 6-foot-3, 201-pound Kelly, …
Penn State crashes Rutgers’ party with 13-10 comeback win
By Chris Adamski
PISCATAWAY, N.J. — James Franklin had a better Big Ten debut than Rutgers did. Bill Belton’s five-yard touchdown run on a draw play with 1:13 …
Rollercoaster ride for Penn State’s fifth-year seniors
By Chris Adamski
PISCATAWAY, N.J. — The NCAA’s announcement Monday that it was effectively relieving Penn State of the remainder of the sanctions it levied in 2012 largely …
Penn State notebook: Franklin rotates fresh players
By Chris Adamski
PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Penn State coach James Franklin said multiple times over the past week that he wanted to get more players involved in games. During the first half Saturday night against Rutgers, the Nittany Lions did. Christian Campbell joined Grant Haley as freshmen cornerbacks getting into the game. Sophomore …
Rutgers ready for Big Ten
By Chris Adamski
PISCATAWAY, N.J. — More than one New Jersey-based publication has referred to Saturday’s Penn State-Rutgers game as “the biggest game in Rutgers history.” On Thursday, …
PSU prepares for hostile venue at Rutgers
By Chris Adamski
To combat challenges his team faces when playing in another team’s stadium, Penn State coach James Franklin made sure he had something for every taste. …
PSU QB looks for consistency
By Chris Adamski
When Christian Hackenberg watches film from the first two games of Penn State’s season, he doesn’t see the nation’s fourth-leading passer. He doesn’t see the …
Penn State celebrates NCAA’s decision to soften sanctions
By Chris Adamski
The only thing disappointing for James Franklin on Monday was that he was robbed of the element of surprise. On Tuesday, Franklin said it was social media that made him aware of the Monday announcement the NCAA was softening its sanctions on the Penn State football program. His players found …
Penn State notebook: Opportunity knocks for freshmen
By Chris Adamski
During his weekly news conference Tuesday, Penn State coach James Franklin reiterated his stance that Penn State needs to go deeper down its roster during games. He focused again on true freshmen when asked for specifics on who might be the beneficiary of such an edict. “It’s really the young …
NCAA lifts punishment, restores Penn State’s eligibility, scholarships
By Chris Adamski
Twenty-six months after dropping the hammer on the Penn State football program, the NCAA on Monday rescinded nearly all of its remaining future punishment. Acting …
Penn State notebook: Defensive line depth on display again
By Chris Adamski
UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State defensive coordinator Bob Shoop is a Penguins fan. His defense gave a new spin to the term “line change” on …
Penn State awakens to defeat Akron
By Chris Adamski
UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State’s offense is piling up the yardage, even if it isn’t scoring all that many points. No matter. The Nittany Lions …
Penn State notebook: South Allegheny grad James makes his catches count
By Chris Adamski
UNIVERSITY PARK — A week after having a career-high seven catches, Penn State tight end Jesse James was targeted five times Saturday in the win …