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December 13, 2017

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Spartans Upset Nittany Lions -

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Astros Win 1st World Series -

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Buckeyes Comeback, Give PSU 1st Loss -

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Spartans Upset Nittany Lions

By Noah Trister – EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michael Geiger had the windmill. Now Matt Coghlin has the slide. On a long, wet, wacky day at Spartan Stadium, Coghlin’s celebration sure felt appropriate. Coghlin kicked a 34-yard field goal as time expired — some seven hours after the game began — and No. 24 Michigan State upset No. 7 Penn State 27-24 on Saturday night in a game that was delayed nearly 3 1/2 hours by severe weather in the second quarter. After making his winning kick, Coghlin ran back down the field and slid across it on his…

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Astros Win 1st World Series

LOS ANGELES (AP) — From laughingstock to lift off. George Springer and the Houston Astros rocketed to the top of the baseball galaxy Wednesday night, winning the first World Series championship in franchise history by romping past the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 in Game 7. Playing for a city still recovering from Hurricane Harvey, and wearing an H Strong logo on their jerseys, the Astros brought home the prize that had eluded them since they started out in 1962 as the Colt .45s. “I always believed that we could make it,” All-Star slugger Jose Altuve said. “We did this for…

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Buckeyes Comeback, Give PSU 1st Loss

By Ralph D. Russo – COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — J.T. Barrett hit Marcus Baugh with a 16-yard touchdown pass with 1:48 left in the fourth quarter and No. 6 Ohio State rallied from 11 down in the final five minutes to hand No. 2 Penn State its first loss, 39-38 on Saturday. Barrett played one of the best games of his decorated career, going 33 for 39 for 328 yards and four touchdown passes, three in the fourth quarter after the Buckeyes (7-1, 5-0 Big Ten) were down 35-20. Penn State led 38-27 with 5:42 left and it looked as…

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Penn State Pay Back!

By Ralph D. Russo – STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Saquon Barkley and Trace McSorley cut through Michigan’s stingy defense, each scoring three touchdowns, and No. 2 Penn State emphatically avenged its last regular-season loss with a 42-13 victory against the 19th-ranked Wolverines on Saturday night. Barkley set the tone the first time he touched the ball. He took a direct snap on the second play of the game and blazed 69 yards for a touchdown on his way to 161 yards from scrimmage that are a nice addition to his Heisman Trophy bid. McSorley ran for three scores for…

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Big Ten adds 2 games; 20-game schedule starting in 2018-19

By Matt Norlander – (CBS Sports) – The Big Ten announced that men’s basketball will go to a 20-game schedule beginning in 2018-19. The vote was made official by the conference’s administrators council and was revealed in advance of its league media day at Madison Square Garden. The Big Ten will be the first conference to play 20 conference games in the history of Division I basketball, a season earlier than the ACC, which will play 20 league games in 2018-19. We might only be halfway to more leagues doing the same as coaches in the SEC and Pac-12.  Their…

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PSU Beats IU, Hamilton 3 TD Catches

By Travis Johnson — STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — DaeSean Hamilton began his Penn State career uncertain he’d ever get a chance to contribute. He’ll end it with the most receptions in Nittany Lions history. The fifth-year senior caught nine passes for 122 yards and three touchdowns and broke the school receptions mark in No. 4 Penn State’s 45-14 victory over Indiana on Saturday. “I think he’s a great example for our younger players,” coach James Franklin said. “They’ve been playing football at Penn State for a long time. There’s been a bunch of really good players. So whenever you…

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PSU’s Smith and Bucknell’s Pyles, Campbell Semifinalists

By Shawn Carey – Two Central Pennsylvania college football players, Penn State linebacker Brandon Smith and Bucknell University’s Mark Pyles, are in the running for the premier student-athlete in college football.  Smith and Pyles have been named two of 181 semifinalists for the 2017 William V. Campbell Trophy, widely regarded as the “Academic Heisman,” the National Football Foundation announced. The finalists will be announced on November 1 and each will receive an $18,000 postgraduate scholarship. The winner will be announced on December 5 in New York City, and his scholarship will increase to $25,000. John Urschel was the last Penn State…

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Penn State Beats Iowa On Final Play

By Luke Meredith – IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — It was happening like it had so often in the past. A once-sluggish Iowa team had come to life in the fourth quarter at home under the lights, and another top-five opponent was set to go down. Trace McSorley, Juwan Johnson and the resilient Nittany Lions flipped the script, scoring on the game’s final play to survive a wild Big Ten opener. Johnson caught a seven-yard TD pass as time expired and fourth-ranked Penn State rallied to stun Iowa 21-19 Saturday night. Saquon Barkley had 211 yards rushing and 94 yards…

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Jones wins Warner Fusselle Award

By StateCollegeSpikes.com – Steve Jones has earned another accolade to add to his legendary legacy. Jones, who has served as the “Voice of the Spikes” since the inception of the franchise, was named the winner of the 2017 Warner Fusselle Award for Broadcast Excellence as the top broadcaster in the New York-Penn League. The award is given annually by the NYPL to the radio or TV/video streaming broadcaster whose work is deemed exemplary based on baseball knowledge, delivery, production values and overall presentation. The honor is bestowed in memory of the late Warner Fusselle, who served as radio broadcaster for…

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Brandon Smith On Good Works Team

GoPSUSports.com – UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Penn State senior linebacker Brandon Smith ihas been named to the Allstate AFCA (American Football Coaches Association) Good Works Team. He is among the 11 FBS and 22 overall honorees for their contributions to the community. Smith is the fourth Nittany Lion to earn Allstate AFCA Good Works Team honors, joining Ben Kline (2015), Stefen Wisniewski (2010) and Wayne Holmes (1994). In its 26th year, the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® shines a spotlight on the incredible stories of selflessness and community service displayed by these student-athletes and honorary head coach, and honors their…

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