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LHU Field Hockey to host No. 14 Saint Joseph’s, Rider

LOCK HAVEN — The Lock Haven University field hockey team is set to return home and host a pair of weekend games including a Friday (Sept. 28) conference game vs. nationally-ranked Saint Joseph’s. The Bald Eagles will also host Rider on Sunday. Setting the stage: Friday’s home contest ...

Star-laden Penguins hope longer summer equals faster start

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH — Sidney Crosby can admit it now: The Pittsburgh Penguins were tired last season, a natural byproduct of becoming the first franchise in two decades to win consecutive Stanley Cups. And though the Penguins came as close as any team in the last ...

Steelers hope win over Bucs sign of things to come

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH — Vance McDonald insists he wasn’t sending some sort of message when the Pittsburgh Steelers tight end extended his right arm toward Tampa Bay’s Chris Conte and jammed the Buccaneers defensive back into the turf on Monday night. It was a ...

LHU Football’s Cameron Tobias named PSAC East Offensive Player of the Week

LOCK HAVEN — Redshirt-senior quarterback Cameron Tobias (Centre Hall, Pa./Penns Valley) and sophomore Nysir Minney-Gratz (Easton, Pa./Easton) both played a huge role in leading the Lock Haven University football team to victory on Saturday (Sept. 22) at East Stroudsburg. The two were ...

ESPN’s College Gameday set for Penn State-Ohio State Football on Saturday

UNIVERSITY PARK — ESPN’s College GameDay Built by The Home Depot program will be live from Penn State’s Old Main lawn on Saturday, Sept. 29, ahead of the Nittany Lions’ primetime meeting with Ohio State at 7:30 p.m. on ABC. This is the 18th time College GameDay has been at the site of a ...

Penn State-Ohio State Football Game Notes

UNIVERSITY PARK — In one of the most anticipated games of the week, No. 4 Ohio State will visit Beaver Stadium to take on No. 9 Penn State in its annual Penn State White Out game Saturday night. The primetime tilt is set for 7:30 p.m. on ABC. Penn State is also hosting ESPN’s College ...

PSU Football’s Miles Sanders selected Big Ten Player of the Week

UNIVERSITY PARK — Junior running back Miles Sanders (Pittsburgh) claimed Big Ten Co-Offensive Player of the Week honors after a 200-yard performance at Illinois Friday night. It is the first career weekly honor for Sanders, who shares the awards with Ohio State’ Dwayne Haskins. Sanders was ...

Penn State Men’s Hockey opens 2018-19 at No. 16 in Preseason Poll

MINNEAPOLIS — Following its second-straight trip to the NCAA Tournament, the Penn State men’s ice hockey team will open the 2018-19 season ranked No. 16 in the Preseason USCHO.com poll released Monday afternoon. This marks the second-consecutive season the Nittany Lions have earned a ...

Wentz back, Eagles aim for return of other top skill players

PHILADELPHIA — Even with Carson Wentz back, the Philadelphia Eagles are far from complete. Three of the team’s top skill position players weren’t on the field for Sunday’s 20-16 win over Indianapolis but could be nearing a return. Wide receiver Alshon Jeffery and running backs Jay ...

Pittsburgh Football still searching for consistency as September closes

PITTSBURGH — The silence coming from the back of the bus offered Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi all the proof he needed that his maddeningly inconsistent team remains fully engaged. For now, that’s all Narduzzi can ask for. Well, that and the hope the small mistakes that piled up into a ...

Star OSU end Nick Bosa will miss game against Penn State

COLUMBUS — Ohio State will be without one of its star defenders when head coach Urban Meyer and the No. 4 Buckeyes travel to No. 9 Penn State on Saturday. Nick Bosa, an expected top-five 2019 NFL Draft pick and defensive end, will not play against the Lions, Meyer said on Monday. He was ...

Philadelphia Eagles Hall of Famer Tommy McDonald dies at 84

Philadelphia Eagles legend Tommy McDonald passed away Monday morning at age 84, the Pro Football Hall of Fame announced. “Tommy McDonald lived life like he played the game of football,” Hall of Fame president and CEO David Baker said in a release. “He was charismatic, passionate and had ...

Pederson updates Ajayi, Sproles, other Eagles injuries

PHILADELPHIA — Alshon Jeffery hasn’t been cleared for contact yet, but the Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver could be close to a return, coach Doug Pederson said Monday. “He’s getting close,” Pederson said. “He’s getting close. We’ll get him in the mix again a little bit more ...