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November 28, 2021

Penn State and James Franklin Agree to 10-Year Deal

Steve talks about the Franklin contract on Tuesday, Nov 23, 2021 Show UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Penn State’s James Franklin has agreed to the terms of a new 10-year contract to remain as the head football coach of the Nittany Lions through 2031. The terms were approved by the Subcommittee on Compensation of the Penn State Board of Trustees today. “Penn State’s future is bright, and I’m honored to continue to serve as your head football coach,” said Franklin. “Nine weeks ago, the administration approached me about making a long-term investment in our football program. This prompted numerous conversations outlining…

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Penn State Lacrosse with Five All Americans

GoPSUSports.com/UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The Penn State men’s lacrosse team saw five student-athletes honored as Inside Lacrosse All-Americans on Sunday Night. Redshirt-junior Grant Ament was named IL First Team All-America on attack. Senior Chris Sabiaand junior Mac O’Keefe both earned a spot on the second team, while senior Nick Spillane was honored as a third team member. Junior face-off specialist Gerard Arceri was an honorable mention selection. Ament, a native of Doylestown, Pa., has recorded 109 points on the season so far with 26 assists and an NCAA single-season record 83 assists. He is shooting .426 on the year and…

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Penn State Wrestling Rolls Over Bucknell

Lewisburg, PA – (GoPSUSports.com) – No. 1 Penn State (2-0, 0-0 B1G) made its first-ever visit to Bucknell (2-2) for a dual meet and dominated the homestanding Bison in sold out Sojka Pavilion. The Nittany Lions won nine of ten bouts, including three pins, to roll to a 42-3 victory in Lewisburg. The dual was wrestled in front of a sellout crowd of 4,279 in Bucknell’s Sojka Pavilion. The crowd is the largest wrestling crowd in Bucknell history and the third largest in Sojka Pavilion history. The dual began at 125 where Lion sophomore Devin Schnupp (Lititz, Pa.) picked up…

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Barkley To Attend NFL Draft

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Former Nittany Lion running back Saquon Barkley is among the 22 prospects who will attend the 2018 NFL Draft at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The Draft runs Thursday, April 26-Saturday, April 28. Barkley is the first Nittany Lion player to attend the draft since Donovan Smith attended in 2015. The first round takes place Thursday, April 26 at 8 p.m., rounds 2-3 are Friday, April 27 at 7 p.m. and rounds 4-7 are Saturday, April 28 at noon.  All times are eastern. Barkley capped his Penn State career by winning the 2017 Paul Hornung Award…

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Penn State Legend Posluszny Retires From NFL

Eleven-year veteran, former Pro Bowl linebacker and 5-time Jacksonville Jaguars defensive captain Paul Posluszny today announced his retirement from the National Football League. In a letter posted on Jacksonville’s official website, Posluszny said: “Today is a difficult day for me, but it is also a day of reflection and gratitude. Playing for Mr. Khan, the Jacksonville Jaguars and the city of Jacksonville has been a tremendous honor. During my seven years as a Jaguars player, I’ve always pursued success and winning football games, while preparing and training with the highest standards of competition, passion and perseverance. It has been an…

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PSU Coaches Caravan Returns In May

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — GoPSUSports.com — The Penn State Coaches Caravan will visit three East Coast cities this spring, with Penn State Head Football Coach James Franklin and Director of Athletics Sandy Barbour appearing at each of the three evening events. Franklin, Barbour, and other featured Penn State coaches will travel to three metros where significant numbers of Penn State alumni live and work, starting in New York City on May 8. Two additional stops — Philadelphia on May 9 and Washington, D.C., on May 10 — will complete the trip. Registration and pricing information will be available later in…

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Collins Elected to CFB HOF!

(GoPSUSports.com) – UNIVERSITY PARK, PA. – Penn State national award winner and first-team All-America quarterback Kerry Collins has been elected to the College Football Hall of Fame as part of the 2018 class. Collins will be inducted to the Hall of Fame December 4, 2018 at the 61st National Football Foundation (NFF) Annual Awards Dinner in New York City. Collins and the 13 inductees (10 players, 3 coaches) will also be recognized at their respective collegiate institutions with NFF Hall of Fame On-Campus Salutes, presented by Fidelity Investments, during the fall. Their accomplishments will be forever immortalized at the College Football…

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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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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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