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Jersey Shore, Bellefonte swimmers win titles at Arctic Classic

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FROM STAFF REPORTS CLEARFIELD- Last year it was so cold that the 2018 Arctic Classic was canceled due to concerns with bus engines. This year’s weather was completely different, sunny and 50s. Regardless of outside weather conditions, local swimmers thrived in the Clearfield High ...

Wide receiver struggles made entire team vulnerable

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By CORY GIGER For The Express The receivers spoiled the season for Penn State. It’s easy to just say, “they dropped a lot of passes,” which obviously hurt the team. But it was so much more than that. Connect the dots with me here. The Nittany Lion offense was sensational the ...

Outnumbered CM swimmers fall to Williamsport

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FROM STAFF REPORTS MILL HALL — It doesn’t take an expert in swim-meet scoring to understand the numbers. When your swim roster has 17 active swimmers, and the visiting team brings 55, you’re in for a very difficult meet. That was the situation the Wildcat swim team faced ...

PSU: RB Miles Sanders declares for draft

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By Cory Giger For The Express Miles Sanders waited his turn, sitting behind Saquon Barkley for two years, and all it took was one season of being Penn State's starting tailback for Sanders to convince himself and others that he's ready for the NFL. Sanders did as widely expected Thursday, ...

Steelers part ways with linebackers coach Joey Porter

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers have parted ways with outside linebackers coach Joey Porter. The team announced Friday that Porter’s contract would not be renewed. The move is the first of what could be several coaching adjustments by the Steelers after Pittsburgh failed to make ...

Nittany Lions take first-place at Southern Scuffle

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FROM STAFF REPORTS CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.; January 2, 2019 - No. 1 Penn State (4-0, 0-0 B1G) won the 2019 Southern Scuffle in Chattanooga, Tenn. Head coach Cael Sanderson's Nittany Lions won the team title with a tournament record scoring total to outdistance second place Oklahoma State. ...

Swimming: Jersey Shore, Montoursville battle in strong showdown

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By BRETT R. CROSSLEY For The Express JERSEY SHORE-It had the makings of a lop-sided contest for both teams as Montoursville traveled to Jersey Shore for a showdown in the pool. Montoursville came into the meet with some of the top swimmers in the area on the boy’s side. The same could ...

PSU personnel changes in aftermath of bowl loss

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By Cory Giger For The Express A slew of Penn State moves occurred Wednesday, the day after the Nittany Lions ended their season with a loss to Kentucky in the Citrus Bowl. Junior offensive linemen Ryan Bates and Connor McGovern announced they were forgoing their final year of eligibility ...

Brown out? Tomlin frustrated with star receiver’s antics

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By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH — Mike Tomlin doesn’t want to say Antonio Brown bailed on the Pittsburgh Steelers. The longtime head coach is not ruling it out either. The star wide receiver went radio silent in the days before the team’s regular-season finale against ...

Decision to skip 4th-down attempt may have cost Lions the game

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By Cory Giger For The Express ORLANDO, Fla. -- Armchair quarterbacking is one of the favorite pastimes of our football-loving society, and plenty of Penn State fans were second guessing coach James Franklin following Tuesday's 27-24 loss to Kentucky in the Citrus Bowl. The Nittany Lions ...

Tom Elling’s Wrestling Mat-ters: Holiday wrestling rundown

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It’s another new year... a lot of exciting wrestling to take place, but first, let’s take a look back at recent happenings. At the 56th Midlands, the big news was that Iowa’s Spencer Lee (former PIAA 3-time state champ from Franklin-Regional High School) the defending NCAA Champion ...

Near-comeback caps McSorley’s career

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By NEIL RUDEL For The Express ORLANDO, Fla. - Trace McSorley's career ended like it began - in a Florida bowl game, against an SEC opponent, attempting to rally the Nittany Lions from a three-score deficit. In the end, as Penn State lost to Georgia 24-17 three years ago in the TaxSlayer ...

PSU: Highs and Lows of bowl loss

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By Neil Rudel For The Express ORLANDO, Fla. -- Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State's 27-24 loss to Kentucky on Tuesday in the Citrus Bowl at Camping World Stadium: Play of the game: Lynn Bowden Jr.'s 58-yard punt return for a touchdown gave the Wildcats a 10-0 lead ...

Steelers rue missed opportunities during uneven 2018

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By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger didn’t want to get into hypotheticals. Maybe because doing so would only make the Pittsburgh Steelers’ painful late swoon all the more painful. “Would’ve, could’ve, should’ve,” Roethlisberger said after ...

Scarlett scores both TDs, Stanford tops Pitt 14-13 Sun Bowl

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EL PASO, Texas (AP) — With all of the struggles it had on offense, it was a wonder that Stanford was able to hold off Pitt for a 14-13 victory in the Sun Bowl. Pitt had an advantage in nearly every statistical category Monday. The Panthers had more yards (344-208), first downs (18-12), ...

Embarrassing day for PSU’s special teams unit in bowl loss

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By CORY GIGER For The Express ORLANDO, Fla. -- There was nothing special about Penn State's kicking game Tuesday, as the team ended a tough season with an embarrassing showing in the 27-24 loss to Kentucky in the Citrus Bowl. Penn State failed to convert a fake punt in its own territory ...

Snell runs wild, No. 16 Kentucky holds off No. 13 Penn State

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By FRED GOODALL AP Sports Writer ORLANDO, Fla. — Winning 10 games, beating Penn State on New Year’s Day, and finishing in the Top 20 is no small deal for the Kentucky Wildcats. So when Mark Stoops took a seat on the podium flanked by linebacker Josh Allen and running back Benny Snell ...