Bill O’Brien talks about Penn State’s 24-21 OT win against Wisconsin

   November 25, 2012 2:38 am

Penn State head coach Bill O’Brien addresses the media after Saturday’s 24-21 overtime win against Wisconsin. A first-year head coach, O’Brien talked about what he was thinking before Wisconsin attempted a game-tying field goal to force a second overtime and more.

Penn State edges Wisconsin in OT, 24-21

   November 25, 2012 1:32 am

Erie Times-News sports reporter Duane Rankin captures Sam Ficken’s game-winning field goal of 37 yards in Penn State’s 24-21 overtime win against Wisconsin at Beaver Stadium on Saturday. Kyle French missed a 44-yard field goal wide left that would have forced a second overtime.

Wisconsin forces overtime with late score

   November 25, 2012 1:09 am

Erie Times-News Sports reporter Duane Rankin captured Wisconsin’s game-tying touchdown with 18 seconds left in regulation to force overtime against Penn State at Beaver Stadium on Nov. 24. Curt Phillips hit Jeff Duckworth for a 4-yard touchdown pass on 4th-and-goal. The Badgers lost the game in overtime, 24-21.

Penn State enters Beaver Stadium for final time this season

   November 25, 2012 12:32 am

Erie Times-News sports reporter Duane Rankin captured Penn State entering Beaver Stadium for the final time in this 2012 season. The players wore No. 42 on their helmets for senior captain Michael Mauti, who is out with a knee injury. The Nittany Lions beat Wisconsin in overtime, 24-21, in their season finale.

Mercyhurst at Edinboro: Part II — “Going for 2″

   October 26, 2012 1:02 am

“I was nervous. I remember smiling back at him, trying to pretend I wasn’t nervous.” — Travis Rearick Oct. 16, 2010: Mercyhurst 22, Edinboro 21 (OT) “The rest is history.” — Trevor Kennedy EDINBORO — Two years after winning in dramatic fashion at Edinboro, Mercyhurst was back at Sox Harrison Stadium fresh off a 28-27…

Duane Rankin’s Week 8 recap

   October 22, 2012 10:14 pm

Let’s recap Week 8, shall we? Game of the week: No. 9 South Carolina at No. 3 Florida Final score: Gators 44, Gamecocks 11 Pregame rant: Despite losing to LSU, South Carolina can still find itself in the SEC title game, but must beat the Gators to do so. To see Steve Spurrier go back…

Duane Rankin’s Week 6 forecast

   October 1, 2012 9:43 pm

Here are three games worth watching in Week 6. Game of the week: No. 8 West Virginia Mountaineers (4-0, 1-0 Big 12) at No. 11 Texas Longhorns (4-0, 1-0 Big 12), Saturday, 7 p.m., WXFP-66 (FOX). Pregame rant: Could have easily chosen one of the two SEC match ups of Top 10 teams, but this…

Duane Rankin’s Week 5 recap…

   October 1, 2012 7:26 pm

Let’s us recap Week 5, shall we? Game of the week: No. 14 Ohio State at No. 20 Michigan State Final score: Buckeyes 17, Spartans 16 Pregame rant: First road of the season won’t be an easy one for the Buckeyes in their Big Ten opener. How well sophomore quarterback Braxton Miller handles this will…

Mercyhurst gearing up for showdown against Slippery Rock

   September 21, 2012 10:36 am

Riding a two-game winning streak, Mercyhurst takes on Slippery Rock in an PSAC West game Saturday at 1 p.m. at Tullio Field. The Lakers (2-1, 1-0) lost 28-21 to the Rock (2-1, 1-0) last season.

Bill O’Brien takes blame for Penn State’s 24-14 loss to Ohio

   September 2, 2012 2:29 am

First-year head coach Bill O’Brien fielded questions from the media after the Nittany Lions lost their 2012 season opener, 24-14, to Ohio at Beaver Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Replacing the late Joe Paterno, O’Brien constantly blamed himself for not doing a good enough job. </object