Polls: Penn State football wins and Paterno’s statue

   January 16, 2015 1:55 pm

The NCAA announced an agreement today that would restore Penn State’s 112 football victories that were vacated during the Jerry Sandusky scandal. With that in mind, please answer these two poll questions:    

Dudas contributes to Penn State bowl victory

   December 27, 2014 11:43 pm

Penn State had a memorable finish in its return to the bowl scene Saturday, beating Boston College 31-30 in overtime of the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium. Sam Ficken, who sent the game to OT with a 45-yard field goal with 20 seconds left in regulation, kicked the winning extra point following a touchdown pass by Christian Hackenberg. BC…

On Campus polls: Was NCAA right to end Penn State postseason ban?

   September 9, 2014 8:26 am

On Monday, the NCAA surprised many college football fans by ending the Penn State football program’s on-the-field sanctions. Read the full PSU story. Penn State is now eligible for the postseason this year, and the Nittany Lions will have their full amount of scholarships restored in 2015. Penn State’s $60 million fine remains in place,…

Conner’s big half leads area major-college football players

   August 31, 2014 10:17 am

As he did all last season, McDowell graduate James Conner led a group of District 10 graduates at the Football Bowl Subdivision level this weekend. Conner, a 6-foot 2-inch, 250-pound sophomore rushed for 153 yards and four touchdowns during the first half of Pitt’s 62-0 victory over Delaware. Conner was expected to see time at defensive…

Penn State set for morning game in Ireland

   August 30, 2014 8:13 am

The coach, kickoff time and stadium are all new to the Penn State football players as they prepare to play their opener against Central Florida. Coach James Franklin will make his Penn State debut as the Nittany Lions face Central Florida at Croke Park in Dublin, Ireland, today at 8:30 a.m. The game will be televised…

On Campus: College football cram session

   August 29, 2014 11:58 am

Meadville graduate Artrel Foster didn’t see the field when he redshirted with the Temple football team as a freshman in 2013. Foster won’t forget the first game of his college career any time soon. Temple, sparked by its defense, rolled to a 37-7 victory at Vanderbilt on Thursday night. The 6-foot, 170-pound reserve defensive back…

Ten former District 10 players at FBS programs

   August 28, 2014 7:44 am

Ten former District 10 football players are on rosters for major-college programs in the Football Bowl Subdivision this season. Check out the list, which includes two players at Penn State, Notre Dame and Michigan State, one at Pitt and three at other schools. The group is headlined by Pitt sophomore James Conner, who will play running…

Penn State switches Girard’s Dudas to linebacker

   August 26, 2014 8:22 pm

Girard graduate Jordan Dudas has switched positions for the Penn State football team. Dudas, who transferred from Bucknell to PSU before the 2013 season, had worked out with the Nittany Lions as a safety last season, during spring practice and early during the current training camp. However, the game notes that Penn State released this week…

Countdown to Kickoff for college football: 20

   August 8, 2014 7:15 am

College Kickoff Countdown is a daily series on the On Campus blog. There are now 20 days until the opening day of the 2014 season. Number of the day: 20 That’s the jersey number of Penn State safety Jordan Dudas, a Girard graduate. Dudas, a 6-foot, 214-pounder, is one of three strong safeties who are battling for playing time behind…

Countdown to Kickoff for college football: 22

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   August 6, 2014 6:43 am

College Kickoff Countdown is a daily series on the On Campus blog. There are now 22 days until the opening day of the 2014 season. Number of the day: 22 A pair of prominent Erie County players with the jersey No. 22 are in the spotlight today in College Kickoff Countdown . Fort LeBoeuf great…