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May 28, 2022

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Barbour Wins Sports Business Journal’s AD of the Year Award

May 19, 2022

  UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Penn State Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Sandy Barbour was selected as Sports Business Journal’s Sports Business AD of the Year Award at the 15th annual Sports Business Awards Wednesday evening at the New York Marriott Marquis Time Square. This is the first time Barbour won the honor after being a finalist in 2009 and 2018.   The Sports Business AD of the Year award recognizes excellence during the 2020-21 academic year.   Barbour, who announced her retirement March 16, leads one of the nation’s most comprehensive and successful athletic programs, overseeing a broad-based program that supports approximately 800 student-athletes in…

Patrick Kraft named next Penn State vice president for Intercollegiate Athletics 

Apr 29, 2022

  Kraft, current director of athletics at Boston College, will begin new role on July 1   UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Patrick Kraft, the William V. Campbell Director of Athletics at Boston College, has been named Penn State’s next vice president for Intercollegiate Athletics/director of athletics by President-elect Neeli Bendapudi. Kraft, a respected leader with a demonstrated record of success and commitment to students and coaches, will assume the role on July 1. “I am thrilled to welcome Pat Kraft and his family — Betsy, Annabelle and Joseph — to the Penn State family. He is an exceptional and inspiring leader with…

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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…

What 2 Watch 4 with The King

Yankee’s COVID cases, tax day, and NBA ratings are just some What 2 Watch 4 this week with the King! Full Friday podcast here. 

Look: Penn State receives gift from Cotton Bowl

By NICK KOSKO  Lions 24/7 Penn State finished No. 9 overall and capped off an 11-2 season in 2019 with a 53-39 victory over Memphis in the Cotton Bowl. The Nittany Lions narrowly missed out on the Big Ten Championship game with a 28-17 loss to Ohio State. They dominated on the ground with 202 rushing yards and two touchdowns from running back Journey Brown, among others to run away from Memphis. However, the coolest victory moment may be the new addition to Penn State’s campus. The Cotton Bowl sent a gift to Penn State for the victory, making it one…

2019-2020 Bowl Projections from CBS Sports

Click here to see the latest projections for the bowl season and to see where Penn State might be headed.