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PSU wrapup: Rudel: Between O’Brien status, too many seats to fill, PSU in unfamiliar times

December 2, 2012 As the calendar turns to December, the Penn State football season and tumultuous past year in our rearview mirror, the Nittany Nation finds itself in uncharted territory. more »»

Rudel: O'Brien finishes off terrific debut

November 25, 2012 UNIVERSITY PARK — After Saturday’s thrilling 24-21 overtime victory over Wisconsin that triggered a wild midfield celebration, Bill O’Brien grabbed a microphone and yelled to the Beaver Stadium... more »»

Wisconsin a fitting curtain call for 2012

November 24, 2012 UNIVERSITY PARK — With the changes coming in the Big Ten by 2014, including presumed realignment of the Leaders and Legends divisions, Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema was asked earlier this week if he’... more »»

Head of the classes: McGloin’s emergence, Mauti’s heart underscore PSU’s best-ever seniors

November 23, 2012 UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State’s 2012 senior class will play its final game Saturday at Beaver Stadium. more »»

Expansion helps, more than hurts, PSU

November 20, 2012 In trying to put together an Eastern all-sports conference 30-plus years ago with the likes of Pitt, West Virginia, Syracuse, Boston College, Temple and Rutgers, Joe Paterno often said he thought... more »»

Rudel: Lions’ heart goes out to Mauti

November 18, 2012 UNIVERSITY PARK — If you needed another reminder about how life sometimes isn’t fair, that example was on full display as senior linebacker Michael Mauti disappeared into the Beaver Stadium tunnel... more »»

Rudel: Officially, let’s cool it -- calls will balance out

November 17, 2012 The longer the past week went, the more I realized there would be no apology from the Big Ten or confirmation of a key missed call in Penn State’s loss to Nebraska. more »»

Rudel: Call, McGloin response mar classic battle

November 11, 2012 LINCOLN, Neb. — The most thoughtful insight on a football team often comes from its offensive linemen. more »»

Rudel: DT Hill’s injury inspires defense

November 4, 2012 WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. more »»

PSU-Purdue highlights, lowlights

November 4, 2012 WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. more »»

Rudel: O'Brien trying not to see yellow

November 3, 2012 No hard storyline today so join me in some nitpicking: * Bill O'Brien quickly made it clear at his Tuesday press conference that he and the Nittany Lions have moved on from Ohio State and are... more »»

Rudel: O'Brien thrown a learning curve

October 28, 2012 UNIVERSITY PARK — One of the most enjoyable aspects of watching Bill O’Brien coach over the first seven games of the season has been his reckless, gambling style that has accompanied a wide-open... more »»

For O’Brien, Lions, a big-game opportunity

October 27, 2012 The college football world has marveled at the incredible leadership Bill O’Brien has shown from the minute a Penn State plane carrying him and his family touched down in the darkness of the... more »»

PSU-Iowa highlights, lowlights

October 21, 2012 IOWA CITY, Iowa — Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State’s 38-14 victory over Iowa on Saturday night at Kinnick Stadium: Play of the game: Facing fourth-and-3 from the Iowa 45,... more »»

Rudel: Nittany Lions are reinventing themselves

October 21, 2012 IOWA CITY, Iowa — Longtime fans who flipped on Penn State’s game Saturday night probably did a double-take. We all did. more »»

Rudel: Time to make some hay

October 20, 2012 Lost in the discussion of Bill O’Brien’s coach-of-the-year candidacy and why linebackers Michael Mauti and Gerald Hodges were left off a list of Lombardi candidates is the fact that it’s all... more »»

Rudel: Celebrating Beano, legend and friend

October 13, 2012 Beano Cook always used to joke that “once you hit 70, you’re in overtime. more »»

Rudel: Lions’ heartbeat rings a bell

October 7, 2012 UNIVERSITY PARK — All that’s been taken away from the Penn State football team has been well-documented, and rather than ruin your breakfast with an overdose of NCAA rehash, let’s shift to what... more »»

PSU-Northwestern highs, lows

October 7, 2012 UNIVERSITY PARK — Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State’s 39-28 victory over Northwestern on Saturday at Beaver Stadium: Play of the game: On third-and-goal from the Northwester... more »»

Rudel: Making adjustments an O’Brien strength

October 6, 2012 Halfway through his first season, there have been many things about Bill O’Brien that have been extremely impressive. more »»

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