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Bill O'Brien

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  • Following injury, former Penn State running back Zwinak ready for NFL audition

    Following injury, former Penn State running back Zwinak ready for NFL audition
    Zach Zwinak could have gone home when last semester ended. He had been doing some rehab with Penn State's training staff but wasn't practicing, and his family thought the break might do him good. But the running back, who suffered a season-ending...
  • Former Penn State running back Zach Zwinak to speak in Allentown

    Zach Zwinak, the Penn State running back whose career ended because of an injury, will speak Thursday night in Allentown. Zwinak will appear at this year's 'Football 101' program, sponsored by the Lehigh Valley Chapter of the Penn State Alumni...
  • Penn State insists Paterno, Kenney were not defamed by handling of Sandusky scandal

    Penn State insists Paterno, Kenney were not defamed by handling of Sandusky scandal
    Penn State responded to Jay Paterno and Bill Kenney in federal court this week, insisting that the two former assistant football coaches received every penny they were promised and were not defamed in their release from the Nittany Lions football...
  • If Bears decide to move on, where might Jay Cutler land next?

    If Bears decide to move on, where might Jay Cutler land next?
    After benching Jay Cutler this week, the Bears seem to have little choice but to trade or cut him after this season, although he says his goal is to remain with the team. Trading Cutler would be the only way to avoid owing him the majority of $15.5...
  • Houston's J.J. Watt will test Ravens' improved offensive line

    Houston's J.J. Watt will test Ravens' improved offensive line
    The first time Ravens offensive tackle Rick Wagner was tasked with blocking J.J. Watt was on the University of Wisconsin practice field when Wagner was an underclassman walk-on. A converted tight end still adding bulk, Wagner was determined to not be...
  • For Penn State football team, 'the sanctions era is definitely over'

    Before lifting the George Steinbrenner Trophy above his head — as he did with the Dan Rooney Trophy nearly four months earlier — James Franklin grabbed a microphone and seized the day. "Hey guys, real quick," the Penn State coach told the...
  • Quarterback Michael O'Connor leaving Penn State

    Quarterback Michael O'Connor leaving Penn State
    Freshman quarterback Michael O'Connor will transfer from Penn State, coach James Franklin announced Thursday. O'Connor, who was recruited by former coach Bill O'Brien, did not play this season. He will be required to sit out next season if he...
  • Joe Paterno remembered as 'iconic' in Pinstripe Bowl promo tour

    Joe Paterno remembered as 'iconic' in Pinstripe Bowl promo tour
    NEW YORK — Joe Paterno, who worked as an usher at the old Ebbets Field, once joked that he never had much use for baseball after the Dodgers left Brooklyn. Still, Penn State's new athletic director called it "fitting" that the football team would...
  • These six games will decide Ravens' postseason future

    These six games will decide Ravens' postseason future
    Ravens officials spent the bye week preparing for not only next Monday night's game against the New Orleans Saints, but for the final six-game stretch that will determine whether the team makes the NFL postseason. With a 6-4 record, the Ravens are right...
  • For Penn State, this is what sanctioned football looks like

    Penn State receivers Eugene Lewis and DaeSean Hamilton combined for 19 catches in the season-opener against Central Florida. The last three games, they've had 14, including one each in Saturday's loss to Illinois. After the game, quarterback Christian...
  • There were highs and lows aplenty during Big Ten season

    There were highs and lows aplenty during Big Ten season
    Let's all breathe a sigh of relief. The wussification of America is not complete. Gary Andersen scared us there with his Monday comments regarding the Paul Bunyan Axe. The Wisconsin coach said that the axe, a super-cool trophy awarded to the Minnesota-...