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  • 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...
  • 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...