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 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

Penn State enters Beaver Stadium with names on jerseys

   September 2, 2012 2:00 am

Erie Times-News sports reporter Duane Rankin takes you right up to the moment Penn State entered Beaver Stadium with its first-year coach Bill O’Brien for the 2012 season opener. Check out ESPN reporter Mark Schwartz filming it. Penn State wound up losing to Ohio, 24-14, Saturday afternoon.

Franco Harris talks about the old and new at Penn State opener

   September 1, 2012 11:01 pm

Erie Times-News sports reporter Duane Rankin caught up with Penn State legend and NFL Hall of Famer Franco Harris before the Nittany Lions played their 2012 season opener against Ohio at Beaver Stadium. The Bobcats beat the Nittany Lions, 24-14.

John Dudley wins PSAC’s Heaslip Award

   August 7, 2012 12:00 pm

Erie Times-News staff writer and columnist John Dudley on Monday was presented with the 2012 George Heaslip Media Award during the PSAC West football media day at Slippery Rock University. The PSAC’s sports information directors present the award annually to a media professional for meritorious service in covering the conference’s student-athletes, coaches and teams. The…

Astorino on Paterno resigning: “It was tough to hear.”

   November 9, 2011 12:47 pm

Today, Penn State senior safety Drew Astorino, an General McLane graduate, had a media conference call and talked about Joe Paterno resigning today. Paterno had a team meeting with the players at 11 a.m. today to tell them he’s resigning at the end of the season. “He just told us he put in a letter…