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‘Big brother’ awaits Lions

November 13, 2010 Barring not beating Indiana and even accepting a loss to Michigan State in the regular-season finale, Penn State has gathered itself since its collapse against Illinois, won three straight in... more »»

PSU Report Card

November 8, 2010 Following is Neil Rudel’s report card from Penn State’s 35-21 victory over Northwestern on Saturday at Beaver Stadium: POSITION GRADE COMMENT Quarterback ... more »»

Rudel: Turning back the clock -- milestone adds to legend

November 7, 2010 UNIVERSITY PARK — The scene was the old Beaver Stadium media room, and Penn State had just beaten Bowling Green to open the 1987 season for Joe Paterno’s 200th career victor. more »»

Rudel: Pressure hits coaches, but not Paterno

November 6, 2010 Some gameday notes and observations while suggesting Penn State needs Ohio State to get rusty during the Buckeyes’ open date: Read the headlines about college football today, and it’s abundantly... more »»

Rudel: McGloin answers call in impressive fashion

October 31, 2010 UNIVERSITY PARK — Whether he is Penn State’s No. more »»

For first time this year, Lions display a resolve

October 24, 2010 MINNEAPOLIS — D’Anton Lynn’s first instinct was to take a knee following his interception in the end zone late in the first half Saturday at TCF Bank Stadiu. more »»

Rudel: Myriad of PSU problems all surface at once

October 10, 2010 UNIVERSITY PARK — Not many, if any, opposing teams over the years have come to Beaver Stadium and gone for a fourth-and-1 from their own 29 on the game’s first possessio. more »»

Rudel: Lions' leadership being tested

October 8, 2010 We've seen enough of Penn State through five games to fully understand this is not and will not be a great Nittany Lion team this year. more »»

Rudel: Short-yardage woes compound struggles

October 3, 2010 IOWA CITY, Iowa — Almost no one expected the Nittany Lions to come here and beat a very good Iowa team Saturday night. But was it too much to ask for Penn State to be ready to play? Apparently s. more »»

Rudel: Second-half defense will need to be norm

September 26, 2010 UNIVERSITY PARK — Special teams aside, Penn State played about as bad of a game as it could play on both sides of the ball in the first half Saturday and trudged into the locker room losing to Temple. more »»

Rudel: Gauging improvement starts today

September 18, 2010 Joe Paterno has always said a football team makes its biggest improvement from its first to its second gam. more »»

PSU Report Card

September 13, 2010 Following is Neil Rudel’s report card from Penn State’s 24-3 loss to Alabama on Saturday night at Bryant-Denny Stadium: POSITION GRADE COMMENT Quarterback C+... more »»

Rudel: Defense can't stem Tide

September 12, 2010 TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — With a true freshman quarterback, Penn State knew in order to have any chance to even compete with Alabama that it needed to play a strong game defensively. more »»

PSU Report Card

September 6, 2010 The following is Neil Rudel’s report card from Penn State’s 44-14 win over Youngstown State Saturday at Beaver Stadium: POSITION GRADE COMMENT Quarterback ... more »»

Rudel: Freshman may signal a ‘bold’ new PSU era

September 5, 2010 UNIVERSITY PARK — Joe Paterno has a history of not letting true freshman quarterbacks talk to the media early in their careers. more »»

Video: Giger, Rudel discuss PSU's win over Youngstown State

September 4, 2010 Penn State beat writers Cory Giger and Neil Rudel break down Penn State's 44-14 win over Youngstown State. more »»

Rudel: Toasting Beaver Stadium’s half-century

September 4, 2010 UNIVERSITY PARK — Beaver Stadium turns 50 this year, and three members of the Penn State coaching staff were on the field the day it opened in 1960 with the Nittany Lions beating Boston University,... more »»

Rudel: Hard to imagine freshman QB starting

August 22, 2010 Could Penn State actually start a freshman quarterback this season? Anyone who has followed Joe Paterno’s career knows the saying by heart — “I’d rather play a freshman tw... more »»

Is this JoePa's last year? Rudel thinks so

August 15, 2010 Plenty of issues surround Lions, starting at the top UNIVERSITY PARK — If it’s hard to remember Penn State entering a football season with this much uncertainty, that’s probably because there’s... more »»

Rudel's top 10 RBs

July 11, 2010 Rudel’s top 10 RBs The Mirror’s Neil Rudel has covered Penn State football since 197. more »»

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