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Rudel: Ability in clutch so far eludes PSU

September 9, 2012 CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — The numbers didn’t add up. more »»

Rudel: Ex-Altoona coach, PSU administrator still rooting for Lions (after today)

September 8, 2012 Frank Rocco’s family has become deeply entrenched in Virginia football. All three of his sons — Frank Jr., Dan and David — are head coaches in Virginia. Frank Jr. more »»

Penn State Mailbag - September 7, 2012

September 7, 2012 Neil: My biggest disappointments against Ohio were the play of our offensive and defensive lines. more »»

O'Brien puts blame on himself

September 2, 2012 UNIVERSITY PARK — The Jerry Sandusky scandal and subsequent NCAA sanctions have created a long recovery road for the Penn State football team. That road added a few more miles — uphill — Saturday. more »»

PSU, Ohio highlights-lowlights

September 2, 2012 UNIVERSITY PARK — Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State’s 24-14 loss to Ohio University on Saturday afternoon at Beaver Stadium: Play of the game: Down 14-3 with 10:40 left in... more »»

Rudel: Nittany Lions playing for more than themselves

September 1, 2012 UNIVERSITY PARK — Longtime Nittany Lion fans used to joke that God made the sky blue and white for a reason, but since Penn State’s world began to collapse in a sickening heap 10 months ago, a pall... more »»

Penn State Mailbag - August 31, 2012

August 31, 2012 Neil: There is an old saying — “Tough times never last, but tough people do.” We can say this about the true-grit seniors who are the backbone of the 2012 Penn State football tea. more »»

Rudel: A not so ‘Sweet’ dilemma

August 29, 2012 UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State’s decision not to include “Sweet Caroline” in its package of musical selections at Beaver Stadium this season blew up over the Internet after a Mirror story was publishe... more »»

Rudel: Upcoming season will be a welcome distraction

August 19, 2012 I sat down at Rotary on Tuesday beside a longtime Penn State fan who told me, “This whole thing has been like a family member died. more »»

Rudel: Uniformly, O’Brien makes an audible

August 12, 2012 UNIVERSITY PARK — Upon becoming Penn State’s new head football coach in January, among the first questions asked of Bill O’Brien: “Are you going to change the uniforms?” Emphatically, he said no. more »»

Rudel: O’Brien’s message should mute ‘noise’

August 10, 2012 UNIVERSITY PARK — Given that the NCAA strongly considered shutting down the Penn State football program for multiple seasons before deciding on harsh sanctions but ones that still allowed for... more »»

Redd move just another PSU hurdle

August 1, 2012 By now you’re likely aware that junior running back Silas Redd has decided to transfer from Penn State to Southern Cal. more »»

Penn State’s ‘stark wake-up call’ more like whiplash

July 24, 2012 In announcing devastating sanctions against Penn State early Monday morning, NCAA President Mark Emmert praised the cooperation of PSU President Rodney Erickson and Karen Peetz, the new chairman of... more »»

Rudel: Fingers crossed, Penn State at NCAA’s mercy

July 19, 2012 For Penn State fans, the last eight-plus months have been a sickening whirlwind of one piece of bad news after another. more »»

Don’t rush statue decision

July 15, 2012 Should Penn State remove the statue of Joe Paterno outside Beaver Stadium? I don’t know. more »»

O’Brien open to Pitt, marquee foes

May 13, 2012 UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State and Pitt have played 96 times dating back to 1893. The next closest Nittany Lion opponent in games played is Syracuse at 73. Neither has been a regular foe for 20 years. more »»

For PSU, evening better than night

May 4, 2012 Some random observations while enjoying the Pirates’ better-than-expected start: n The Big Ten and Penn State made the right decision in setting the Nittany Lions’ game with Ohio State — PSU’s lone... more »»

Quarterback derby has to include Jones

April 22, 2012 UNIVERSITY PARK — Bill O’Brien was asked to evaluate his three quarterbacks following Saturday’s Blue-White Game. “I really have to watch the film,” he said. more »»

Rudel: Game has strong meaning for coach

April 21, 2012 UNIVERSITY PARK — Bill O’Brien chuckled at the question. more »»

O’Brien blazing offense’s trail

March 28, 2012 UNIVERSITY PARK — What has Bill O’Brien gleaned from watching film of Penn State’s returning quarterbacks? Nothing. more »»

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