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  • Peyton Manning will keep NFL single-season yardage record

    Upon further review, NFL record keeper Elias Sports Bureau agrees with game officials that Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning passed for 266 yards on Sunday against the Oakland Raiders to eclipse the single-season passing yardage record of Drew...
  • Terps Trio: Wes Brown's potential, nonconference basketball games and Penn State coaching fallout

    Terps Trio: Wes Brown's potential, nonconference basketball games and Penn State coaching fallout
    How important is the expected return of suspended Maryland running back Wes Brown for next season? Jeff Barker: I thought Brown looked like Maryland’s most talented running back in his freshman season of 2012. So, it’s significant. Running...
  • James Franklin would become one of Terps' top rivals if hired by Penn State

    James Franklin would become one of Terps' top rivals if hired by Penn State
    When he was a Maryland quarterback, Chris Turner told a story of his phone once ringing at 4:34 in the morning. It was passionate, intense James Franklin — an amped-up electron of a football coach for whom sleep is apparently an overvalued...
  • Penn State hires James Franklin as football coach

    Penn State hires James Franklin as football coach
    More than two decades after his futile attempt to draw Penn State's attention as a player, James Franklin was hired Saturday by the university as its football coach. Franklin, 41, replaces Bill O'Brien, who left for the NFL's Houston Texans coaching job...
  • Highly touted DT Thomas Holley flips pledge from Penn State to Florida

    Highly touted DT Thomas Holley flips pledge from Penn State to Florida
    Thomas Holley, defensive tackle from Lincoln High in Brooklyn, N.Y. , has apparently flipped his commitment from Penn State to the University of Florida. Mike Farrell, national analyst for Rivals.com, is reporting that Holley has made the decision. It...
  • Gilman corner Troy Vincent Jr. will attend N.C. State, not Penn State

    Gilman corner Troy Vincent Jr. will attend N.C. State, not Penn State
    Troy Vincent Jr. has decided he'd rather play football at North Carolina State than Penn State next season. The Gilman cornerback, who committed to play for the Nittany Lions in June, will instead join the Wolfpack, according to recruiting website...
  • Big Ten preview: Penn State

    Big Ten preview: Penn State
    A year ago, the question was whether Penn State football would crumble because of actions relating to a sexual predator. Now that the transfer-without-penalty window has closed and Penn State's top-level leadership is unquestioned — Bill O'Brien...
  • USC football: Lane Kiffin applauds easing of Penn State's punishment

    USC football: Lane Kiffin applauds easing of Penn State's punishment
    USC Coach Lane Kiffin said Tuesday that he thought it was "awesome" that Penn State's punishment will be gradually lightened by the NCAA and that he has "always" thought that USC deserved the same. But Kiffin, speaking on the weekly Pac-12 Conference...
  • USC's Pat Haden reacts to NCAA reduction of Penn State penalties

    USC's Pat Haden reacts to NCAA reduction of Penn State penalties
    USC Athletic Director Pat Haden reacted with the following statement to news the NCAA has reduced scholarship penalties on the Penn State football program stemming from the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal.  "Like the rest of country, we have just...
  • In new Big Ten, Penn State football expects to grow more comfortable in Maryland

    In new Big Ten, Penn State football expects to grow more comfortable in Maryland
    Penn State has had a run of the neighborhood for as long as anyone can remember, from its years as the most successful independent Division I-A football program on the East Coast and a national power, to a little more than the past two decades in the...
  • Upset specials: Michigan, Georgia and Oklahoma fall

    Upset specials: Michigan, Georgia and Oklahoma fall
    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Bill Belton ran for a 2-yard touchdown in the fourth overtime to lift Penn State past No. 18 Michigan 43-40 in maybe the biggest win in Coach Bill O'Brien's two seasons with the Nittany Lions. Penn State's Christian Hackenberg...