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  • Franklin loves Lee Corso and wants his running game to impose its well better

    Franklin loves Lee Corso and wants his running game to impose its well better
    Highlights from Penn State coach James Franklin's weekly press conference Tuesday: RUN GAME NEEDS TO BE BETTER The Lions ran for 57 yards against Central Florida, 54 of them in the second half. Penn State established little in the run game early,...
  • Penn State's offense could be better than last year, Hackenberg says

    Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg threw for 2,955 yards and 20 touchdowns as a freshman in Bill O'Brien's offense. O'Brien often marveled at how quickly Hackenberg, just a few months out of high school, absorbed his intricate playbook. The...
  • Pitch for Ireland game came from Bill O'Brien, UCF coach says

    Pitch for Ireland game came from Bill O'Brien, UCF coach says
    The idea to play in Ireland came from former Penn State coach Bill O'Brien. At least that's how Central Florida coach George O'Leary remembers it. And, when O'Brien decided to leave Penn State for the Houston Texans, he made sure to call O'Leary....
  • 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...
  • 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'...
  • 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 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...
  • What to expect from the New Penn State

    James Franklin played tour guide after practice last week, showing off some of the additions to Penn State's practice facility. Several blue screens printed with the "We Are" slogan had been affixed to the perimeter fencing around the outdoor fields....
  • The 2014 Penn State football breakdown

    THREE TO WATCH OFFENSIVE VETERANS 1. Quarterback Christian Hackenberg. Though just a sophomore, he's the offense's undisputed leader and Penn State's youngest captain in 70 years. He'll also have to coordinate a new offensive line and some young...