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Thankfully, PSU players have stuck together

November 24, 2011 UNIVERSITY PARK — Thanksgiving brings us all together — a time to enjoy family, food and some football. more »»

PSU hires ex-FBI director to head internal probe

November 21, 2011 PHILADELPHIA — Former FBI director Louis Freeh, tapped to lead Penn State's investigation into the child sex-abuse allegations against a former assistant football coach, said his inquiry will go as... more »»

Character, resolve starts with Bradley

November 20, 2011 COLUMBUS, Ohio — These last two tumultuous weeks have robbed Penn State of its dignity, permanently tarnished the reputation of Jerry Sandusky, cleared out the offices of the university president an... more »»

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 »»

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 »»

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 »»

La Russa announces retirement

October 31, 2011 ST. LOUIS — Tony La Russa retired as manager of the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday, three days after winning a dramatic, seven-game World Series against the Texas Rangers. 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 »»

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 »»

Big East puts squeeze on Pitt, Orange

October 20, 2011 Some recent news items in sports worthy of comment while wondering how Chuck Noll would have handled Jim Harbaugh at midfield: ITEM: Big East to delay Pitt exit. more »»

Call on Powell takes cake

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

Rudel: Lions get back to the run

October 9, 2011 UNIVERSITY PARK — On a day when Penn State honored its 1986 team that won the national championship with less-than-stellar offense, the Nittany Lions of today showed some old-school toughness. more »»

Rudel: This is must-win game for Lions

October 8, 2011 Penn State knows it's out of the national-championship picture -- if it was ever in it -- but the Nittany Lions' camp hasn't given up hope that it can win the Big Ten title. more »»

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