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PSU coaching search: Lions have another chance to get it right

May 29, 2011 In 1967, Penn State had a chance to hire Bob Knight, who was the head coach at Army. It hired Johnny Bach instead. In 1979, Penn State had a chance to hire Jim Valvano, who was at Ion. more »»

Questions now surround Sandusky’s Penn State departure

April 9, 2011 Last week, the Harrisburg Patriot-News broke a stunning story disclosing that for the past 18 months a state grand jury has been investigating former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky... more »»

Rudel: Dunn savors PSU’s last NCAA run

March 16, 2011 Jerry Dunn laughed at the memory. The Nittany Lions were flying into New Orleans for the 2001 NCAA Tournament when the pilot came on and announced, according to Dunn, “I’ve got good news and bad news. more »»

Tressel gets off too easily

March 13, 2011 Imagine the embarrassment Ohio State must feel in suspending head football coach Jim Tressel for the first two games of next season while fining him $250,000. more »»

Frankly, SC program sets the bar

March 3, 2011 LORETTO — Drew Frank interrupted his post-game interview to shake hands with John Swogger, the former Altoona Area High School coaching great. more »»

PSU bubble fun to watch

February 19, 2011 Some random thoughts in sports worthy of comment while wondering why the Steelers didn’t use their last timeout before the final, fatal play in the Super Bowl when they were scrambling and the play... more »»

‘No one loses in a game like that’

February 10, 2011 A true celebration of basketball took place Friday night in Huntingdon — and it wasn’t even planned. more »»

A day to celebrate area women’s basketball greatness

February 5, 2011 There’s this little event called Super Bowl XLV on Sunday night, made even bigger here by the presence of the Steelers. more »»

Nits deserve second chance

January 28, 2011 Some recent news items in sports worthy of comment while leaning toward heads in the Super Bowl coin flip: ITEM: Penn State’s on a roll. more »»

Wake-up call on recruiting

January 21, 2011 Some recent news items in sports worthy of comment while anticipating a Steelers-Packers Super Bowl: ITEM: PSU loses recruit. more »»

Bradley doesn't get dream job

January 12, 2011 I watched Pitt’s introduction of its new head football coach, Todd Graham, on Tuesday afternoon on the Pitt Panther website. more »»

Pitt selects Tulsa's Graham as new coach

January 11, 2011 PITTSBURGH — Todd Graham agreed Monday to leave Tulsa and become Pitt’s third football coach in a month, a move designed to quickly bring stability to a program rocked by former coach Mike Haywood’s... more »»

Rudel: JoePa right to nix Bolden release

January 9, 2011 Joe Paterno is being vilified for refusing to release disgruntled quarterback Rob Bolden from his scholarship. Bolden and his father, Robert Bolden Sr. more »»

Bolden's audible

January 4, 2011 If Penn State’s 37-24 loss to Florida in the Outback Bowl didn’t put enough of a damper on the Nittany Lions’ 2010 season, news 24 hours later that quarterback Rob Bolden intends to seek a transfer... more »»

‘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 “successio. 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: 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 »»

Father figure: Army’s Magarity meeting challenges

December 9, 2010 UNIVERSITY PARK — Thirty-two years ago, at the mere age of 27, St. Francis made Dave Magarity the nation’s youngest Division I basketball coach. more »»

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