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Penn State tight end James, a South Allegheny grad, goes to Steelers in 5th round

By Ralph N. Paulk
At some point, the Steelers had to come to grips with the inevitable — finding tight end Heath Miller’s successor. On Saturday, the Steelers didn’t ...

Steelers focus on defense on final day of NFL Draft
By Mark Kaboly
The Steelers on Saturday concluded the NFL Draft by picking Louisville free safety Gerod Holliman in the seventh round, making six of their eight picks ...
Vikings take Pitt tackle Clemmings in 4th round, ending long wait
By Jerry DiPaola
Nothing came easy for Pitt’s T.J. Clemmings. Not the switch from defensive end to offensive tackle. And certainly not the NFL Draft. Yet, both events have led ...
Bucs draft PSU tackle Smith with second-round pick
By Jerry DiPaola
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers immediately turned to a former Penn State player Friday night to protect their big investment at quarterback. Penn State offensive tackle Donovan ...
No second-guessing for Penn State tackle Smith in entering NFL Draft
By Bob Cohn
As his season wound down, Penn State offensive tackle Donovan Smith received unsolicited yet abundant advice regarding his future. With a year of eligibility remaining, ...
Penn State volleyball rolls into postseason
By Chuck Curti
Considering Saturday’s win over St. Francis (Pa.) was its 14th straight and the 500th career win for coach Mark Pavlik, the Penn State men’s volleyball ...
NCAA president says Penn State sanctions ‘were right and appropriate’
By Bob Cohn
Responding to critics Thursday, NCAA president Mark Emmert said unprecedented sanctions against Penn State resulting from the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal “were right ...
South Carolina coach Spurrier defends former Penn State coach Paterno
By Bob Cohn
In an interview published Tuesday, South Carolina football coach Steve Spurrier defended the late Joe Paterno, who was fired as Penn State coach and faced other repercussions related to the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case in 2011. “That was very unfortunate what happened up there,” Spurrier told the Columbia, S.C., ...
Penn State notebook: Offensive line is work in progress
By Bob Cohn
The offensive line posed Penn State’s main area of concern heading into spring practice. Coming out, that still seems to be the case after five “touch” sacks of quarterback Christian Hackenberg in the first half of Saturday’s Blue-White Game. And that happened against the second-string defensive line. Four starters return, which might ...
Hackenberg forced into extra work in PSU spring game
By Bob Cohn
UNIVERSITY PARK — For some perspective on reading the tea leaves left over from the end of spring practice, consider the unofficial outstanding player of ...
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 ...