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Offense takes steps toward its potential

October 11, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — The statistics will show that Penn State had one of its better offensive showings of the season and of James Franklin’s now 19-game tenur. more »»

New stadium? PSU can’t rush to digest feedback

October 4, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — When Penn State introduced plans to move old Beaver Field from near Rec Hall across campus to its current Beaver Stadium location in 1960, Joe Paterno implored Rip Engle to voice... more »»

Army-PSU contests special to Altoona grad

October 3, 2015 Army comes into Beaver Stadium today as a four-touchdown underdog as the series with Penn State resumes for the first time since 1979. It wasn’t always that way. more »»

Lions still trying to ‘put pedal to metal’

September 27, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — Most 16-point victories should make the home team feel good. Saturday was the exception for Penn State. more »»

Franklin deserves time to figure it out

September 26, 2015 His tenure with the Nittany Lions is a mere sample size of 16 games, but already you get the idea that few are ready to start chiseling a bust for the Penn State All-Sports Museum of James Franklin. more »»

Rutgers just what doctor ordered

September 20, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — There haven’t been many occasions against Big Ten competition in the last two years that Penn State has put the game away by halftime. In fact, there haven’t been any. more »»

Rutgers-PSU highlights,lowlights

September 20, 2015 By Neil Rudel nrudel@altoonamirror. more »»

Rivalry? No, but neither were Maryland, Temple

September 19, 2015 There’s been a lot of talk about rivalries lately, whether Rutgers or Temple or Maryland qualifies as a true Penn State rival. Here’s a short answer: They don’t. more »»

Lions take step toward fixing ‘O’

September 13, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — None of the major lightning rods in the Penn State program were brought to the media room Saturday. Not offensive coordinator John Donovan. Not offensive line coach Herb Hand. more »»

PSU-Buffalo highlights, lowlights

September 13, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State’s 27-14 victory over Buffalo on Saturday at Beaver Stadium: Play of the game: Nittany Lion freshman tailback Saquon... more »»

Paterno faced crossroads early in his career, too

September 12, 2015 Joe Paterno often looked back at key moments in his Hall of Fame career and pointed to the second game of his second season as the major turning poin. more »»

Stunningly, Lions stink up the Linc

September 6, 2015 PHILADELPHIA — Houston, we have a problem. more »»

Temple-PSU highlights, lowlights

September 6, 2015 PHILADELPHIA — Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State’s 27-10 loss to Temple on Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field: Play of the game: Christian Hackenberg was intercepted by... more »»

Rudel: Lions should continue progress

August 30, 2015 As another football season is set to dawn over what was once Happy Valley — which is trying hard to be again someday — more than the usual amount of intrigue has engulfed the Nittany Nation. more »»

Hall of Fame enshrinee Bill Polian pays tribute to lesser known Paterno

July 4, 2015 When Bill Polian is enshrined in the Pro Football of Fame next month, he’ll pay tribute to a name that is recognized throughout the football world: Paterno. more »»

Rudel: Well-earned ‘ticket’ to retirement

June 26, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — When Bud Meredith began working in the Penn State ticket office 48 years ago, a large section-by-section map of the Beaver Stadium seating plan hung on the wall, and additions and... more »»

Fisher’s heart filled PSU

May 17, 2015 Penn State lost one of the most beloved pieces of its history — one who definitely merits a spot on Mount Nittany’s Mount Rushmore — with the passing of Fran Fisher. more »»

Early 1980s set tone for PSU’s schedule

May 10, 2015 On a day when the Mirror’s topic of discussion is non-conference scheduling, it’s ironic that former University of Georgia coach Vince Dooley was just in town. more »»

Hack back and on (NFL) track

April 19, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — The NFL Draft is right around the corner (April 30-May 2), and Christian Hackenberg won’t be in it. more »»

PSU recruiting has changed with the times

February 6, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — Joe Paterno used to joke that one of his first press conferences, to preview spring practice, “was probably at the Rathskeller with about three peopl. more »»

NCAA rights its wrong with Penn State

January 17, 2015 The NCAA fell further on its sword Friday with the announcement that it was restoring to Penn State the 112 victories it took away in July 2012 as part of a package of over-the-top sanctions for the... more »»

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