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Rudel: 'Succession' not part of JoePa's vocabulary

January 3, 2011 TAMPA, Fla. -- Joe Paterno put speculation about the "R" word -- retirement -- to rest a week before the Outback Bowl. Now he's dismissing the next letter in the alphabet -- S, as in "succession. more »»

PSU Report Card

January 3, 2011 Following is Neil Rudel’s report card from Penn State’s 37-24 loss to Florida in the Outback Bowl on Saturday at Raymond James Stadium: POSITION GRADE COMMENT Quarterbac... more »»

Rudel: True to 2010 form, Lions play well enough to lose

January 2, 2011 TAMPA, Fla. — Penn State entered Saturday’s Outback Bowl hoping to use the game as a springboard into a 2011 season the Nittany Nation could feel better about. more »»

Rudel: Energized Paterno shines in spotlight

January 1, 2011 TAMPA, Fla. — There have been times during the season when Joe Paterno was not at his best behind the microphone. more »»

Rudel: McGloin’s challenge is to start strong in 2011

December 31, 2010 TAMPA, Fla. — The record book will count the Outback Bowl as the final game of the 2010 season, but in reality, it’s truly the opener of the 2011 campaign. Especially for quarterback Matt McGloin. more »»

Rudel: PSU’s Bradley looks forward, not back

December 30, 2010 TAMPA — Members of the Wisniewski and the Bradley families have been teammates and friends for 30-plus years. more »»

If rumor’s true, Dungy would be home run

December 27, 2010 At this time of the year, this column is typically devoted to reading my blue and white crystal ball and a tongue-in-cheek look at what’s ahead for Penn State the following year. more »»

Rudel: Coaching carousel continues, except at PSU

December 16, 2010 It’s been intriguing to watch the movement among coaches in the college football world, how the searches are being handled and how some of it could ultimately affect what candidates are available... more »»

Rudel: Staff changes could disrupt Joe Paterno

December 12, 2010 UNIVERSITY PARK — Joe Paterno has been adamant about his desire to return for the 2011 season. Whether all of his assistants remain at his side, however, is less certain. more »»

Rudel: Pitt should hire PSU's Bradley

December 8, 2010 In the wake of Pitt's decision to cut ties with Dave Wannstedt, the timing could not be better for the Panthers to hire Penn State defensive coordinator Tom Bradley. more »»

Reports: Meyer resigns Florida job

December 8, 2010 Several websites are reporting that Urban Meyer, the University of Florida's head football coach, has resigned. A 5 p.m. news conference has been scheduled in Gainesville, Fl. more »»

Lions contribute to own downfall

November 28, 2010 UNIVERSITY PARK — Joe Paterno took a look at the Penn State schedule prior to the season and thought “we had a shot at being 8-3.” Never mind that the Nittany Lions play 12 games. more »»

PSU-Michigan St. highlights, lowlights

November 28, 2010 UNIVERSITY PARK — Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State’s 28-22 loss to Michigan State on Saturday at Beaver Stadium: Play of the game: There was no single game-defining play so... more »»

Latest JoePa declaration met with mixed emotions

November 27, 2010 There were a lot of whispers among Penn State followers these last few weeks that today’s game with Michigan State could be Joe Paterno’s final game at Beaver Stadium. And it could be. more »»

JoePa attempting to tighten discipline

November 21, 2010 LANDOVER, Md. — Let’s see if we can get this straight: Penn State was locked in a battle Saturday, deep into the second half, with a team that could not afford to host this gam. more »»

Rudel: McGloin’s bubble bursts

November 14, 2010 COLUMBUS, Ohio — If his last three games provided an appetizer to Penn State fans starved for exciting offense, Matt McGloin was cooking up a scrumptious main dish in the first half Saturday. more »»

‘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 »»

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