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  • NFL roundup: 49ers' McDonald arrested for domestic violence

    The Sports Xchange NFL roundup: 49ers' McDonald arrested for domestic violence San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Ray McDonald was arrested and charged with felony domestic violence early Sunday morning. The Sacramento Bee reported that McDonald...
  • Texans acquire QB Mallett from Patriots

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: Update 2: trade is official; adds Patriots moves Texans acquire QB Mallett from Patriots The Houston Texans acquired quarterback Ryan Mallett from the New England Patriots on Sunday in exchange for an undisclosed draft...
  • UCF rally falls short, Knights suffer 26-24 loss to Penn State in Ireland

    UCF rally falls short, Knights suffer 26-24 loss to Penn State in Ireland
    The UCF football team's luck finally ran out.  The Knights, known for great late-game rallies during their historic run to the Fiesta Bowl last season, could not pull off the same heroics against Penn State in Dublin, Ireland, Saturday morning. UCF...
  • Penn State wins a classic at Croke Park

    Penn State wins a classic at Croke Park
    DUBLIN – Christian Hackenberg had already set a Penn State passing record by the time he stepped onto Croke Park's turf trailing by a point with 1:08 to play. Then he led the Nittany Lions to a 26-24 victory over Central Florida in the Croke...
  • Penn State rewind: The best and worst from Saturday

    Penn State rewind: The best and worst from Saturday
    Some scattered thoughts on Penn State'e 26-24 victory over Central Florida in Ireland. HEISMAN TALK? Might as well start. Christian Hackenberg shattered Penn State's single-game passing record, throwing for 454 yards and a touchdown in a mostly...
  • Cross-training will be vital for Penn State this season

    Cross-training will be vital for Penn State this season
    Penn State brought its entire roster of 118 players to Ireland for this weekend's season-opening game, a move coach James Franklin called essential to team building. Just 75 of them are allowed scholarships, though, as the Lions wind their way toward...
  • UCF's O'Leary supports further softening of Penn State's sanctions

    UCF's O'Leary supports further softening of Penn State's sanctions
    With a further softening of NCAA sanctions placed on the Penn State program potentially coming soon, add George O'Leary to the list of those in the college football community who would welcome it. Speaking before Central Florida's practice Thursday, O'...
  • George O'Leary is at home leading UCF in Dublin, singing a song Irish fans can dance to

    George O'Leary is at home leading UCF in Dublin, singing a song Irish fans can dance to
    DUBLIN — It was a simple question of George O'Leary, but it got a completely unexpected answer from the famously curmudgeonly coach. So what's your favorite song by your favorite band? Without hesitation, O'Leary starts singing the first verse...
  • College football: Let's judge what happens on the field

    The time has come to stop talking and start playing. Let the sweet sound of a referee's whistle mercifully replace the pound of a judge's gavel. It's time for wish lists and check lists: Out-of-the-box Thursday features a not-too-shabby lineup of...
  • Franklin opens Penn State run chasing cohesion

    The Sports Xchange Franklin opens Penn State run chasing cohesion STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- In James Franklin's experience, sometimes the wrong play call isn't always a bad thing if every guy on the defense is carrying out that assignment. "A lot of times,...
  • Hackenberg: Penn State's offense could be better than last year

    Christian Hackenberg threw for 2,955 yards and 20 touchdowns as a freshman in Bill O'Brien's offense. The quarterback thinks he, and the offense, can improve this year. Despite limitations, notably on the line, and another sharp learning curve,...