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  • AAC Notes: UCF Opening Season In Dublin Vs. Penn State

    The defending American Athletic Conference football champion will open its season Saturday, but the UCF Knights will journey about 4,000 miles for their first game. UCF, the Fiesta Bowl winner last season, will face Penn State in Dublin (8:30 a.m.,...
  • The logistics of getting Penn State to Ireland for the Croke Park Classic

    The logistics of getting Penn State to Ireland for the Croke Park Classic
    After fitting more than 300 people and 10 tons of cargo onto their chartered Boeing 747, Penn State's operations staff will search for one crucial piece of equipment they purposely left at home. An air horn. Head coach James Franklin can't conduct...
  • UCF defense can capitalize on Penn State's inexperienced offensive line

    It may seem premature during a long season, but there's no bigger stage for UCF's defense to make a statement than at the Croke Park Classic in Ireland this Saturday. They're experienced, they're deep and they're hungry to repeat a win over a Power 5...
  • 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,...
  • Southern Lehigh's Terlingo ready to contribute for Lions

    Andrew Terlingo acknowledged the experience gap Penn State's offensive line must address, though he's convinced talent will compensate. "I wish the naysayers could sit in our meeting rooms and really observe," the Southern Lehigh graduate said. "We have...
  • Could signs of hope for Penn State's offensive line come from Tulsa?

    Seeking reason for optimism about Penn State's offensive line? Position coach Herb Hand suggests a primer from Tulsa, circa 2007. Seven years ago, Hand coached an offensive line as raw as his current group at Penn State. But Tulsa averaged 544 yards...
  • Penn State backs make a change to reduce fumbles, 'protect the program'

    Charles Huff has been known to chase running backs across the practice field, wearing spikes, attempting to dislodge footballs from their grasp. It can be unnerving, Penn State's Bill Belton said. But Huff, who coaches Penn State's running backs, is...
  • Penn State football camp begins with an eye on morale

    Penn State football camp begins with an eye on morale
    STATE COLLEGE — James Franklin arrived at Beaver Stadium on Monday in a golf cart, which he screeched to a halt to avoid hitting an off-guard reporter. The Penn State football coach apologized for the near collision, but not the enthusiasm. "We...
  • Franklin looking forward to family's arrival in State College

    Franklin looking forward to family's arrival in State College
    James Franklin's family grew tired of waiting for the house to be ready, so they're coming to State College on Friday. After six months sleeping in hotel rooms and, most recently, his office, the Penn State football coach welcomes the pending stability....
  • Franklin's 'Dawn Patrol' reminds Lions to go to class

    Mike Hull merely has heard the "Dawn Patrol" stories, one of which involves teammates carrying 50-pound weights above their heads for two hours. Since he's been named academic all-Big Ten three times, Hull doesn't expect to see the grueling morning...
  • Return of scholarship vital for Lions, Matt Millen says

    Return of scholarship vital for Lions, Matt Millen says
    Former Penn State all-American Matt Millen received a text message from James Franklin last Sunday night saying the coach hoped for good news from the NCAA. That came in the form of the sanctions relief announced Monday. Millen, an ESPN college football...