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Penn State should stay home for holidays

November 16, 2011 UNIVERSITY PARK — Over the years, with its strong travel base, heretofore impeccable reputation and nationally renown coach, Penn State has always been a favorite son of the bowls. more »»

PSU names Joyner acting AD

November 16, 2011 UNIVERSITY PARK — David M. Joyner has been named acting athletic director for Penn State, effective immediately, Penn State announced this morning. more »»

NitWits discuss Sandusky scandal/Paterno firing

November 14, 2011 The NitWits discuss the Jerry Sandusky scandal that led to Joe Paterno's firing last week. The panel includes Neil Rudel of the Mirror, WTAJ-TV's KC Kantz, Mark Brennan of Fightonstate. more »»

Rudel: PSU needs to think big with next hire

November 13, 2011 UNIVERSITY PARK — Nobody could blame interim coach Tom Bradley for the Nittany Lions’ 17-14 loss to Nebraska in the first game of the post-Paterno Era Saturday. more »»

Rudel: Emotion will rule the day

November 12, 2011 UNIVERSITY PARK — The most emotional day in Beaver Stadium history came on Sept. more »»

End of lion won’t overshadow greatest tenure

November 10, 2011 UNIVERSITY PARK — Coaches at all levels know, and even joke, that they’re hired to be fired. That apparently now includes the winningest college football coach of all time. more »»

Paterno 'shocked, saddened' by allegations

November 7, 2011 STATE COLLEGE — Penn State football coach Joe Paterno says he's shocked by sexual abuse charges brought against former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky and deeply saddened by the allegations. more »»

Sandusky could face life in ­prison; Curley charged

November 6, 2011 STATE COLLEGE — A former defensive coach who was integral for decades to Penn State’s football success was accused Saturday of molesting eight boys, and two school administrators were charged with... more »»

Felony sex charges filed against Sandusky

November 4, 2011 Felony sex-abuse charges have been filed in Centre County against former Penn State defensive coordinator and Second Mile founder Jerry Sandusky, the Harrisburg Patriot-News reported on its website... more »»

Penn State report card

October 31, 2011 Following is Neil Rudel’s report card from Penn State’s 10-7 victory over Illinois on Saturday night at Beaver Stadium: POSITION GRADE COMMENT Quarterback C- Save McGloin’s late TD drive, and it’... more »»

PSU playing like old-school Lions

October 30, 2011 UNIVERSITY PARK — It’s easy to get caught up in what Penn State is not. It’s not a dominant football team. more »»

Rudel: Lions hope to make amends for last year

October 29, 2011 UNIVERSITY PARK — Here we are, a year removed from one of the worst performances of the Joe Paterno Era. more »»

Rudel: QB decision fuels offense

October 23, 2011 EVANSTON, Ill. — Matt McGloin has come to the interview area all year without a smile. That changed Saturday night. more »»

PSU-Northwestern highlights, lowlights

October 23, 2011 EVANSTON, Ill. more »»

Rudel: Big Ten mediocrity may hurt Wisconsin

October 22, 2011 If or when Penn State gets its program back up to elite status, the Nittany Lions could go a long way toward helping the Big Ten gain a higher national profil. more »»

Penn State report card

October 17, 2011 The following is Neil Rudel’s report card from Penn State’s 23-18 victory over Purdue on Saturday at Beaver Stadium: POSITION GRADE COMMENT Quarterback C ... more »»

Call on Powell takes cake

October 16, 2011 UNIVERSITY PARK — What a game for an arm-chair quarterback. more »»

Purdue-Penn State highlights, lowlights

October 16, 2011 UNIVERSITY PARK — Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State’s 23-18 victory over Purdue on Saturday at Beaver Stadium: Play of the game: After Purdue drew within 20-18 midway throug... more »»

Rudel: Lions ripe for a letdown

October 15, 2011 Some gameday notes and observations while wondering if Urban Meyer ever left town: Usually it takes the media to raise the issue of a letdown, but Joe Paterno did it himself during his Tuesday press... more »»

Rudel: Meyer to PSU? Let's hope so

October 10, 2011 UNIVERSITY PARK — When your coach is 84, in the last year of his contract and can’t stand up for an entire game, the rumor mill on a potential successor is bound to swirl. more »»

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