Found October 27, 2011 on
No 2 Minute Warning:
Talking Pitt, Penn State, Temple, West Virginia and more
On Thursday afternoon I was a guest on Sports Talk on TribLIVE Radio in Pittsburgh, where we discussed Pittsburgh’s win against Connecticut and the impact of losing running back Ray Graham for the season moving forward. Is Pittsburgh still in position to grab the Big East title? What about West Virginia? I say give it a week before we have a real sense. We also touch on Penn State’s win against Northwestern and their upcoming game against Illinois this weekend. And of course we have to touch on realignment, because that’s just what we do these days!
Meanwhile, be sure to check out today’s guest post on Greg Swaim’s website, where I take a look at this weekend’s Oklahoma State vs. Baylor game. I was a guest on his show today too, but I do not have the audio for that one.
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In July, running back Stephfon Green said 2011 would be a season of "redemption him." Three months later, he's finally getting his chance.
The fifth-year senior last week carried 9 times for 33 yards and a touchdown (his first in 20 games) in Penn State's victory over Northwestern. It was his most active game in over a year and signaled his return from offseason...
One theme put forth by Joe Paterno critics is that the coach is too selfish to retire.I’m not going to argue that point, and I am not going to necessarily agree with it, either.But, here is another spin: What if JoePa, who preaches and practices loyalty almost to a fault, is staying on the job to protect his staff?
Perhaps JoePa believes that after he retires, the Penn State brass...
Penn State's Anthony Fera (Cypress, Texas) is among the 20 semifinalists for the Lou Groza Place-kicker Award, presented annually to the college football's top placekicker by the Palm Beach County Sports Commission.
Penn State kicker Anthony Fera gainst the attention of selection committee Lou Groza Award and makes the ir semifinalist list.
The busiest running back in the Big Ten has been treating a minor shoulder stinger this week but says he will be ready for Saturday's game against Northwestern. And he expects to remain busy.
Silas Redd, Penn State's sophomore back, leads the conference in both carries (165) and yards rushing (869) through eight games. Over the last four, Redd has averaged 141.5 yards...
Penn State is warning that a potential early-season snowstorm could force changes in parking lots around Beaver Stadium for Saturday's game against Illinois.
The Penn State Lady Lion basketball team will kickoff its WBCA Pink Zone at Penn State fundraising campaign with a Hoop Shoot prior to the Penn State-Illinois football game. The Hoop Shoot, which will be located on the arena floor at the Bryce Jordan Center, will take place from 12-2:30 p.m. Members of the Lady Lions will be on hand from 1:20-2:30 p.m.
Penn State was selected as the favorite and the Lady Lions' Alex Bentley and Ohio State's Samantha Prahalis shared preseason Player of the Year honors in votes by the coaches and media. Penn State has four starters back from a team that won 25 games, including Bentley -- a first-team, all-conference pick last year.
Penn State tailback Silas Redd (Norwalk, Conn.) has been added to the watch list for the Maxwell Award, presented annually to college football's player of the year by the Maxwell Football Club.
The University of Iowa volleyball team dropped a four-set decision to eighth-ranked Penn State tonight inside Rec Hall (23-25, 25-18, 16-25, 20-15).
Whomever claimed early in the season that Penn State was a mediocre team wasn't paying attention. The Nittany Lions have long enjoyed outstanding recruiting, and who can possibly discredit coaching that includes the ageless Joe Paterno and an experienced staff? They are 7-1 on the season and possess strength in all three phases of the game.
Of the top 25 teams in the BCS football standings, two schools are tied for the best graduation rate for their players, and they are Penn State and Stanford at 87 percent.
This is according to the latest statistics released Tuesday by the NCAA.
So, once again, here is evidence that JoePa means it when he says he cares about academics.
Also of note, Oklahoma had the worst graduation...
Penn State has shut out two of their four Big Ten opponents in the second halfCHAMPAIGN — Illinois players and coaches have mostly shrugged when asked why they have stalled through three quarters in losses to Ohio State and Purdue.
Get an update on the football forecast in Beaver Stadium for Saturday's Penn State vs. Illinois game from WTAJ's Joe Murgo.