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Reports have Moorhead leaving Penn State for Mississippi State job

Joe Moorhead was the head coach at Fordham, an FCS program, two years ago, then came to Penn State as offensive coordinator and worked wonders in turning one of the nation’s worst offenses into one of the best. He’s now getting rewarded. Big time. Moorhead has been selected the new head ...

Local roundup: Start times flipped for some Lyco basketball games

The Lycoming College basketball team’s MAC Commonwealth doubleheaders will feature the men playing in the first game and the women playing the second for the first half of the conference season, starting with the doubleheader with Messiah tonight, slated to start at 6 p.m. in Lamade ...

PC women fall to Elmira

In women’s basketball, Elmira College used a 24-point fourth quarter to separate from a one-possession contest in a 63-49 win over Penn College Monday night. Jane Herman led Penn College with 13 points on 5-of-8 shooting. Cassi Kuhns, a Loyalsock graduate, added 12 points and a team-best nine ...

Vols blow it with fiasco for Schiano

What in the world were the Tennessee Volunteers thinking? Whatever it was, the power of the people proved to be enormous and led to a crazy college football story that embarrassed Tennessee and brought the Jerry Sandusky scandal back into the limelight Sunday. The silly season of postseason ...

Montoursville’s Hoffman takes second at Mat Town

Montoursville senior Gavin Hoffman finished second at 197 pounds at Lock Haven University’s Mat Town Open on Sunday. The two-time defending PIAA champion was the lone high school wrestler in the 197-pound bracket, but he reached the finals with a 15-5 major decision over Bloomsburg ...

WILDCAT WEEKLY: Penn College basketball teams post 1-1 week

During a week that included the Thanksgiving Day holiday break, Pennsylvania College of Technology basketball teams split in their only games. FLASHBACK: Men's basketball In their first-ever meeting, Penn College overcame an early 10-point deficit against Elmira College for an ...

Lions left to wonder, ‘what if?’

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — A funny thing happened late in the first quarter Saturday afternoon with Penn State already up two touchdowns on struggling Maryland in what turned out to be a laugher. The classic Journey rock anthem “Don’t Stop Believin’” was played throughout the stadium, in ...

Happy Jeffery downplays meeting Bears

PHILADELPHIA — Alshon Jeffery guaranteed his team would win the Super Bowl after the Chicago Bears finished 3-13 last season. “I never said a team, though,” Jeffery explained with a smile. His bold prediction still could come true because the standout receiver left the Bears to join ...

Stevens handoff shows another trick play from Moorhead

COLLEGE PARK, Maryland — Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State’s 66-3 victory over Maryland on Saturday at Maryland Stadium: Play of the game: Joe Moorhead used a little trickeration early as Tommy Stevens took a handoff from Trace McSorley, faked a reverse to Saquon ...

Pittsburgh out to extend win streak to six

PITTSBURGH — Mike McCarthy grew up in Pittsburgh and the roots still run deep for the longtime Green Bay Packers coach. Tonight’s visit to Heinz Field against the AFC North-leading Steel­ers will be a homecoming of sorts for McCarthy and several staff members, including defensive ...

Franklin shows Terps what could have been

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — This was James Franklin’s first trip back to the University of Maryland campus since 2010, when the announced vision called for the Terrapins’ program to be turned over to him. In 2009, Maryland named Franklin its “coach-in-waiting” to be Ralph Friedgen’s ...

Barkley discusses Heisman chances; Terps finish with letdown

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Saquon Barkley was the Heisman Trophy frontrunner a few weeks ago, but now his chances have diminished, and he’s not guaranteed to be invited to New York for the award ceremony Dec. 9. “If I got invited to New York for the ceremony, that would be special,” he said. ...

Nittany Lions need to show command up front

Five things to look for as Penn State closes the regular season looking to finish 10-2 against a struggling Maryland team. No. 1: Dominate trenches This has been a hugely disappointing season for PSU's offensive and defensive lines, but both have a chance to dominate today because the Terps ...

Pitt’s upset of Hurricanes does Penn State a favor

If Penn State needed advance notice on how teams whose seasons seem dead in the water can be dangerous — especially at home and especially against an old, familiar opponent — Pitt delivered that warning loudly and clearly on Friday afternoon at Heinz Field. The Panthers’ victory over ...

PSU men improve to 6-1

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Nazeer Bostick and Jamari Wheeler scored 14 points apiece and Penn State beat Oral Roberts 86-48 on Friday. Tony Carr added 13 points and Josh Reaves chipped in all 10 of his in the first half for the Nittany Lions (6-1), who remained hot at home with a 5-0 start, and ...

PSU vs. TCU would be fun bowl matchup

Sure, Penn State vs. Notre Dame or Miami would make for a fantastic and nationally prominent bowl game, and either is possible. But do you know what would happen if those teams were to play? All of the story lines would be about the past. About the 1987 Fiesta Bowl upset. About Notre Dame’s ...

Bison women win at YSU

Bucknell used an 11-0 run between the third and fourth quarters to pull away and get a much-needed 66-60 win on the road against Youngstown State in women’s basketball on Friday. Kaitlyn Slagus led all players with 21 points, leading 12 different scorers for the Bison as they evened their ...

Williamsport’s Ferry named Boys Soccer Player of Year

The Williamsport coaching staff may have wondered just a little bit what would happen this year after moving Tiarnan Ferry from midfield to forward. Anytime you move a kid to a new position, regardless of how talented they are, they may need a little time to adjust. Even Ferry had no idea what ...

Loyalsock’s Jessell earns Girls Player of the Year

Rhiallie Jessell never needed to put up a 20-goal performance. She didn’t have to score in every game for the Lancers to be a competitive, tough team. She simply had to play her game the best she could and be on the field. Put Jessell in the starting lineup and most of the time, she was the ...

South grad Bragalone named PL Offensive POY

A stellar junior season earned South Williamsport grad Dominic Bragalone Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year honors at Lehigh. The Lehigh junior running back earned the award after leading the NCAA Division I Football Championship Series in scoring (11.5 points per game), ...