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Stevens handoff shows another trick play from Moorhead

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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), ...

Lyco men drop Susquehanna

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Lycoming never panicked when Susquehanna drew close early in the second half. The Warriors never panicked either when the River Hawks’ Bryce Butler hit a jumper with 16:50 to play in the game to give Sus­quehanna its first lead since early on. Rather, Lycoming just kept playing its style ...

Steelers activate rookie CB Sutton, role still uncertain

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PITTSBURGH — Rein­forcements are on the way for the injury-plagued Pitts­burgh Steelers secondary. How much? Well, coach Mike Tomlin isn’t quite ready to say. The AFC North leaders activated rookie defensive back Cam Sutton from injured reserve on Tuesday, though Tomlin stressed that ...

Warrior women dominate Wildcats

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Two brief scoring lulls was all it took for Lyco­ming’s women’s basketball team to pull away from Penn College. The Wildcats started the game with eight possessions without scoring or resulting in a turnover. Then it was another eight possessions the same way after Gwen­dolyn Lavelle hit ...

Bowl talk bugs Franklin

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It’s a question all Penn State fans wanted to know about Saquon Barkley, but coach James Franklin said he doesn’t care for it being asked of a college player. “I think it’s really inappropriate, in my opinion, from my perspective, to ask a player whether they plan on playing in a bowl ...

Lions fall to No. 16 Aggies

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NEW YORK — Without prompting, Texas A&M coach Billy Kennedy and Robert Williams and Duane Wilson took turns speaking about the long term aspirations for the Aggies. The words they used were “special” and “March.” No false modesty here. The 16th-ranked Aggies know they’re ...

Local roundup: BU’s Anderson PL defensive POY

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Defensive lineman Abdullah Anderson was honored as the Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year, and seven of his Bucknell football teammates joined him on the 2017 All-Patriot League teams, the league office announced Tuesday. Anderson, now a four-time All-Patriot League selection, was ...

Barkley’s decision comes with risks

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So, Saquon Barkley has decided he will play in Penn State’s bowl game. He’s an outstanding young man, and the program means a great deal to him, so it probably was a no-brainer in his mind. Until a year ago, many of us wouldn’t have even thought about a top player deciding to skip his ...

Nittany Lions vs. Notre Dame, anyone?

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Penn State's bowl situation still depends on a number of factors and games yet to be played, but there appear to be three strong possibilities at this point. Presuming the Nittany Lions beat Maryland on Saturday — they are 21-point favorites — they would finish the regular season 10-2, ...