STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State has hired Mike Yurcich as offensive coordinator, replacing Kirk Ciarrocca after one year with the former Texas and Ohio State assistant.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — James Franklin has felt the heat before, as recently as a few weeks ago when Penn State was stuck in its worst ever losing streak to start a season.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Little by little over the last three games, Penn State has come closer to being the team coach James Franklin thought he'd have before the season began.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — When he left coach James Franklin’s house after Penn State’s first victory dinner of the season on Monday night, linebacker Jesse Luketa took two milkshakes to...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt fired coach Derek Mason on Sunday after losing the first eight games of his seventh season, and offensive coordinator Todd Fitch will serve as the interim...
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — In a year when everything seems so unusual and different, Penn State at Michigan felt particularly strange.
No fans, no buzz — and not much to feel good about these...
Things to watch during the sixth week of play in the Big Ten Conference:
For several years speculation has persisted that if Southern California ever did move on from Clay Helton, Penn State's James Franklin would be a logical candidate to coach the...
When Nebraska hosts Penn State this weekend, it will be a matchup between two of the most storied programs in the Big Ten — neither of which has played like it so far in 2020.
Nebraska is 9-17 under third-year coach Scott Frost and frustration is setting in after losses in its first two games.
“The guys are impatient, just like I’m impatient to get this changed,”...
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State running back Journey Brown says he has a heart condition that is forcing him to give up football.
Brown posted Wednesday night on Twitter that he has...
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — James Franklin wasn’t going to bench Sean Clifford during a lopsided loss to Maryland, and the Penn State coach is not about to turn away from his quarterback despite...
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State and Maryland share a long, one-sided history. The Terrapins would probably like to forget the most recent meetings.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — There’s an unmarked grave somewhere along Penn State’s two outdoor practice fields.
Buried there is the game tape from a particularly brutal season opener against...
The first weekend of Big Ten football was full of surprises.
Indiana upset a top-10 foe for the first time in 33 years. Rutgers snapped a 21-game conference skid. Northwestern and Purdue...
Penn State running back Noah Cain will miss the rest of the season with an injury, another blow to the 18th-ranked Nittany Lions' backfield as they prepare to face No. 3 Ohio State.
Minnesota is getting its star wide receiver back for an abbreviated Big Ten season. Penn State will not be so fortunate with its All-America linebacker.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State football coach James Franklin is guaranteed at least $38.2 million over the length of a new six-year contract that runs through 2025.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A former Penn State football player claims in a lawsuit that Nittany Lions players hazed him and other younger teammates by imitating sexual acts in the shower and invoking...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Penn State coach James Franklin listened to Memphis coach Ryan Silverfield talk about how phenomenal the Nittany Lions have been on defense.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — COTTON BOWL: No. 15 Memphis (12-1, American) vs. No. 13 Penn State (10-2, Big Ten) in Arlington, Texas, Saturday at Noon EST (ESPN).
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Penn State has hired Kirk Ciarrocca as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, after he held the same role for Big Ten foe Minnesota for the past three...
Old Dominion has hired Penn State offensive coordinator Ricky Rahne as its head coach.
Rahne has been offensive coordinator at Penn State the last two seasons and on coach James Franklin's...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Cotton Bowl
Memphis (12-1, American) vs. Penn State (10-2, Big Ten), Dec. 28, noon ET
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State coach James Franklin has agreed to a new six-year contract with the school that runs through 2025, adding three years on to his previous deal.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Journey Brown was not sure if his heavy heart made him more difficult to tackle, but it definitely propelled the Penn State running back to his best game...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Penn State quarterback Sean Clifford left the game against No. 2 Ohio State early in the third quarter after getting hit as he threw, and backup Will Levis finished for the...
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — As Penn State defenders huddled around their coaches, peering at play charts earlier this week, 11 teammates on the other side of the ball tried their best to mimic the...
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State’s best offense on Saturday wasn’t explosive or flashy. It was grinding and relentless and it helped keep the No. 9 Nittany Lions' playoff hopes...
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State still has a path to the College Football Playoff, although the No. 9 Nittany Lions can’t afford another slipup.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Sean Clifford looks forward to watching himself on tape more and more each week.
It is one of the perks of being Penn State's starting quarterback. It is also part...
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — On the road against one of the best defenses in America, 10th-ranked Penn State won the turnover battle and converted on third downs to survive yet another tough trip to...
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Penn State players were asked by team staff to remove T-shirts reading "Chains, Tattoos, Dreads, & WE ARE" before their game Saturday at No. 17 Iowa.
After a Penn State player received a letter from a fan criticizing his "awful" dreadlocks, Nittany Lions coach James Franklin opened his weekly news conference by talking about how football teams...
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Purdue quarterback Jack Plummer took another hard sack then dragged himself to his feet. He tried to shake the pain out of his right arm before taking a slow walk to his...
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — KJ Hamler's juking, high-stepping, highlight-reel performance a week ago earned him praise from coaches and teammates.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Maryland first-year coach Mike Locksley has no desire to look into the past before leading the Terrapins into Friday night's matchup with No. 12 Penn State.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Mark Dantonio will have to wait a bit for his next milestone after the last couple minutes went terribly wrong for Michigan State.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Sean Clifford turned in an all-around performance in another lopsided win for Penn State.
Clifford threw for 280 yards and four touchdowns and ran 11 times for 51...
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — When Buffalo coach Lance Leipold looks at Penn State's roster, he sees a team that can attack in waves with few weaknesses.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Sean Clifford always planned to be Penn State's starting quarterback. The opportunity came sooner than even he expected.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Numerous Vanderbilt officials and former athletes paid tribute to David Williams II on Friday at a funeral for the Southeastern Conference's first black athletic director.
Williams died at the age of 71 on Feb. 8, a week after he had stepped down as Vanderbilt's athletic director.
Michigan finished the football recruiting cycle with the top class in the Big Ten, and four other conference programs were ranked in the top 25 in the nation Wednesday.
Wolverines coach Jim Harbaugh added one player on the second letter-of-intent signing day to a 26-man class that was No. 1 in the Big Ten and No. 8 nationally, according to the 247Sports.com composite rankings. It was Michigan's first top ranking in the Big Ten since 2007.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — James Franklin values well-roundedness at quarterback. Proven history at a high level helps, too. Needless to say, he's not eager to say goodbye to Trace McSorley.
The three-year starter helped raise the bar at Penn State, where he's delivered wins and seized accolades and records.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Trace McSorley and Penn State went back to a familiar formula Saturday — a steady diet of elusive Miles Sanders.
The resurgent running game put the Nittany Lions offense back on track, and got McSorley a milestone victory, too.
Sanders ran for 159 yards and a touchdown on 23 carries, McSorley matched Todd Blackledge's program record with his 29th win at quarterback and No. 21 Penn State beat Wisconsin 22-10.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State needs more out of its offense or the 21st-ranked Nittany Lions might not get much more out of their season.
The team started the year with Big Ten championship and playoff hopes and had averaged 49 points over a 24-3 stretch. But the Nittany Lions have hit a wall with Wisconsin (6-3, 4-2 Big Ten) up next.
DETROIT (AP) — Wally Triplett, the trailblazing running back who was one of the first African-Americans drafted by an NFL team, has died. He was 92.
The Detroit Lions and Penn State announced Triplett's death Thursday. Triplett was the third African-American selected in the 1949 draft, but he was the first of those draftees to play in a regular-season game. He played in 24 games for the Lions and Chicago Cardinals.
Penn State coach James Franklin is all too familiar with this week's daunting scenario.
He watched the Nittany Lions' conference title hopes and playoff possibilities slip away with back-to-back road losses last October. Two early losses during a three-week stretch in 2016 kept the eventual Big Ten champs out of the playoffs. In 2014, a four-game midseason losing streak prevented Penn State from reaching a major bowl game.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — A bye week allowed Penn State players to watch more film on their upcoming opponent, but all viewings showed the same thing: Michigan State stuffs the run and makes teams one dimensional.
"These guys are giving up 33 yards per game running," Penn State coach James Franklin said. "And I think the mistake you make is when you're playing a team like that is that you abort the run and go all pass."
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State has enjoyed a striking turnaround since an embarrassing reality-check loss at Ann Arbor two seasons ago.
But the feel-good era, which saw the Nittany Lions win 24 of 27 games, a Big Ten championship in 2016, and come close to the College Football Playoff each of the last two years, is over now.
"We kind of needed this to humble ourselves," running back Miles Sanders said after Penn State's 27-26 loss to Ohio State on Saturday.