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We are ... embarrassed

September 25, 2016 ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Trace McSorley described the debacle best. “It’s embarrassing,” Penn State’s quarterback said. “I’m sorry to all our fans how we came out and played. more »»

 
 
 
Rout shows how far PSU is from elite teams

September 25, 2016 ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Penn State had no chance to beat Michigan on Saturday because of so many injuries on defense. That’s not an excuse. It’s a legitimate football explanation. more »»

Penn State-Michigan notebook

September 25, 2016 Lions having major LB issues ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Penn State is enduring a nightmare scenario at linebacker, and if things don’t improve, it could have a devastating impact on the rest of the season. more »»

PSU-Michigan scoring summary

September 25, 2016 FIRST QUARTER Michigan 7, Penn State 0: Jabrill Peppers returned a punt 53 yards to the PSU 9, but a penalty pushed Michigan back to the 24. more »»

McSorley, PSU will need to pile on the points

September 24, 2016 By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com Five things to look for as Penn State looks for its first win over a top five team since 1999 (Arizona) when it faces No. more »»

Penn State report card

September 19, 2016 Following is Neil Rudel’s report card from Penn State’s 34-27 victory over Temple on Saturday at Beaver Stadium: POSITION GRADE COMMENT Quarterback B McSorley making up for... more »»

Lions overcome injuries to win

September 18, 2016 UNIVERSITY PARK — A fully healthy Penn State team might have been able to beat Temple with ease Saturday, but the Nittany Lions were far from healthy. more »»

Battered defense holds up its end

September 18, 2016 UNIVERSITY PARK — OK, Penn State fans: Raise your hand if you’re satisfied with a 34-27 victory over Temple. There should be more hands up. more »»

Switch back to LB benefits Smith, Lions

September 18, 2016 UNIVERSITY PARK — Brandon Smith wasn’t feeling the switch he had made from linebacker to fullback. more »»

PSU-Temple highlights, lowlights

September 18, 2016 UNIVERSITY PARK — Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State’s 34-27 victory over Temple on Saturday at Beaver Stadium: Play of the game: Temple threw a second-half scare into the... more »»

Temple-Penn State Notebook

September 18, 2016 SUBHD: The walking wounded UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State opened Saturday’s game without four injured defensive starters, and there was a time during the contest when six of the unit’s nine starters... more »»

Lions need to build momentum against Owls

September 17, 2016 “Must-win” is thrown around a lot in sports, but Penn State faces a must-win game toda. more »»

Lions need to build momentum against Owls

September 17, 2016 “Must-win” is thrown around a lot in sports, but Penn State faces a must-win game toda. more »»

Penn State report card

September 12, 2016 Following is Neil Rudel’s report card from Penn State’s 42-39 loss to Pitt on Saturday at Heinz Field: POSITION GRADE COMMENT Quarterback B Would be higher, but McSorley’s late... more »»

Lewis interception spoils Lions’ big comeback hopes

September 11, 2016 PITTSBURGH — Following a spectacular game that more than lived up to all the hype, standout Pitt running back James Conner did a little bragging. “This is our state now,” he said. more »»

Game shows pride of series

September 11, 2016 PITTSBURGH — As Trace McSorley was facing a pack of reporters underneath the Heinz Field stands late Saturday afternoon, trying to express his disappointment over his last-minute interception that... more »»

PSU-Pitt highlights, lowlights

September 11, 2016 PITTSBURGH — Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State’s 42-39 loss to Pitt on Saturday at Heinz Field: Play of the game: Pitt cornerback Ryan Lewis intercepted Trace McSorley in th... more »»

Penn State-Pittsburgh notebook

September 11, 2016 Narduzzi: Franklin making excuse PITTSBURGH — Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi seemed to take a jab at James Franklin after the PSU coach made comments concerning Panthers defensive players using a clapping... more »»

PSU-Pitt scoring summary

September 11, 2016 FIRST QUARTER Pitt 7, Penn State 0: The Panthers started their first possession at their own 1-yard line after a great punt by PSU’s Blake Gillikin. more »»

Pitt racks up rushing yards, but has to hang on

September 11, 2016 PITTSBUGH — The Pitt Panthers’ failure to close out Penn State on Saturday in spite of dominating in rushing yards and on the time clock baffled Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi after the 42-39 win at Heinz... more »»

Pitt has advantage along offensive, defensive lines

September 10, 2016 Five things to look for as Penn State and Pitt resume what at one time was one of the best rivalries in college football, following a 16-year hiatus. No. more »»

 
 
 

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Viewing Arnie's career ... as a neighbor

September 26, 2016 Veteran writer Dennis McIlnay grew up as Arnie Palmer's neighbor and wrote about his experiences in a story published in the Mirror in May, 2015. Click on the link at the right. more »

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