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Nittany Lions thrash Idaho, open year with 79-7 win

By CORY GIGER For The Express UNIVERSITY PARK -- You can add Idaho to the list of all-time worst opponents to ever play at Beaver Stadium, but then, Penn State's season opener was never going to be judged on the final score against a vastly overmatched FCS foe. This was a glorified ...

Quarterback Sean Clifford meets first-game challenge

By NEIL RUDEL For The Express UNIVERSITY PARK -- OK, let's not get too carried away with anything that happened Saturday at Beaver Stadium. Idaho just didn't provide the kind of barometer for the Nittany Lions to gauge themselves. The final score was 79-7, and it wasn't that ...

PSU flourishes in dominant showing versus Idaho

By MAX JORDAN For The Express UNIVERSITY PARK -- The -47.5 spread seemed doable, but Penn State's offense thrashed Idaho in a beatdown even bigger than anticipated. All three quarterbacks saw the field in a game that utilized a significant amount of the Nittany Lions' roster. The team racked ...

Highs and Lows of Penn State’s lopsided Week 1 victory

By NEIL RUDEL For The Express UNIVERSITY PARK -- Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State's 79-7 win over Idaho on Saturday at Beaver Stadium: Play of the game: On fourth-and-1 on the game-opening possession from its own 29, Idaho went for it, and Logan Kendall was ...

Cavaliers ride Perkins, defense to 30-14 win over Pitt

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH — Down a point at the half on the road against a team it knew it had to beat if it wanted to legitimately contend in the Atlantic Coast Conference, Virginia coach Bronco Mendenhall wondered how his players would react. The answer may have provided ...

Brault homers, pitches into 7th as Pirates sweep Rockies 6-2

DENVER (AP) — Steven Brault hit his first major league homer and pitched effectively into the seventh inning to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Colorado Rockies 6-2 on Sunday for a four-game sweep. Adam Frazier homered on the first pitch of the game, the second straight day the Pirates ...

PSU football creates unique system for depth chart

By CORY GIGER For The Express UNIVERSITY PARK -- Imagine going into your office, whatever kind of job you do, and being asked to publicly rank all of the employees there -- including yourself -- from No. 1 to No. 10 or whatever, based on what you see from everyone's job performance. There ...

A capsule look at PSU football’s weekly news conference

Compiled by Cory Giger Opponent: Idaho (0-0) Kickoff: Saturday, 3:30 p.m., Beaver Stadium TV: BTN About the Vandals: An FCS program that competes in the Big Sky Conference against the likes of Montana, Weber State and Northern Arizona. … They're coached by Paul Petrino, brother of ...

LHU field hockey to open season at home Friday

LOCK HAVEN, Pa. – The Lock Haven University field hockey team is set to open the 2019 season at home this weekend with a pair of contests on Charlotte E. Smith Field. The Bald Eagles will officially open the season on Friday (August 30) at 3 p.m. vs. Bryant. On Sunday (September 1), Lock ...

PSAC announces preseason volleyball coaches’ poll

FROM STAFF REPORTS LOCK HAVEN, Pa. –On Monday, August 26, the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) announced the 2019 Preseason Volleyball Coaches' Poll and the Bald Eagles were ranked No. 4 in the newly-formed PSAC Central Division. Playing in the new-look Central Division ...

Aaron Reutzel claims victory at Williams Grove Speedway

By JAMIE BIRD For The Express For the first time, the Ollie's Bargain Outlet "All Star Circuit of Champions" defeated the Pennsylvania Posse at Williams Grove Speedway. They did it in dramatic fashion during the first of the twin 20's Jack Gunn Memorial main events on Friday night. Aaron ...

BEA Eagles defeat Troy in football season opener

FROM STAFF REPORTS On a beautiful late summer afternoon evening in Troy, the Bald Eagle Area Eagles began the 2019 season Saturday. The game started out with a quick score by Troy on the opening kickoff as Nick Williams went 86-yards to send the message that the Trojans were a team to ...

Ousted Penn State team doctor sues Franklin, Barbour, school

By The Associated Press A former Penn State team doctor is suing the school, football coach James Franklin and athletic director Sandy Barbour, claiming he was ousted after complaining to school officials about being pressured to clear players to return from injuries. The lawsuit filed ...

Evan Helbley wins first Club Championship

FROM STAFF REPORTS Evan Helbley defeated current champion Trent Miller 1 UP to capture his first Men’s Club Championship. Evan defeated Steve Fisher, Brian Mann and Jason Thomas en route to his finals match. Evan also took home qualifying honors with a score of 134

CM Wildcats open season with 28-0 loss versus Willliamsport

By AARON JAMES Ajames@lockhaven.com The Central Mountain Wildcats opened the 2019 season Friday night knowing there will be growing pains throughout the process. Those growing pains were evident for a young football team that fell to the Williamsport Millionaires by a score of 28-0. The ...

LHU football looks ahead to Lincoln after camp

By SAM KUPERMAN For The Express After nearly two weeks of fighting through the heat, Lock Haven University football officially shifts its focus to opponent No.1. That team is Lincoln University, a program out of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) that has a total two ...

PSU Football: Offensive coordinator Rahne needs to show more this season

By CORY GIGER For The Express Now that Penn State finally has named Sean Clifford the starting quarterback -- a no-brainer for months, really, since Tommy Stevens transferred -- the big question entering the season is if coordinator Ricky Rahne can get the most out of the new QB and ...

LHU women’s Cross Country picked third in preseason poll

LOCK HAVEN, Pa. - The Lock Haven University women's cross country team has been picked third in the 2019 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Preseason Coaches' Poll. Edinboro received 11 of 17 first-place votes and was tabbed as the preseason-favorite. Defending champion ...

CM Wildcats battle Williamsport in Week 1 of football season

By AARON JAMES ajames@lockhaven.com The Central Mountain football team opens the 2019 season tonight with a new and fresh mindset, and an approach to change the recent historical narrative of Wildcat football. The Wildcats enter this season with a clean slate, and a hunger to not only ...