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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 and nearly 26 carries, a workload that head coach Joe Paterno has noticed.
"I am concerned about that, but not only Silas," Paterno said last week. "There's a couple of kids out there that are playing a lot of football."
Redd said he prepared for being Penn State's feature back with an offseason workout regimen that focused on calisthenincs and body movement rather than weightlifting. He also does post-practice icing and cold-tub therapy during the week. But he tries not to accept fewer carries during practice itself.
"If every guy sat out, it wouldn't be much of a practic...
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When the Penn State Nittany Lions (7-1, 4-0 Big Ten) welcome the Illinois Fighting (6-2, 2-2 Big Ten) Illini to Beaver Stadium on Saturday they’ll be looking to maintain their lead in the Leaders Division of the Big Ten with revenge on their mind.
That revenge comes from last season’s shalacking at the hands of the Illini, 33-13 in Beaver Stadium, the Lions’ worst home loss...
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.
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...
A preseason hit still has Joe Paterno sore, while the Penn State quarterback job remains open even after a solid outing last week from Matt McGloin.
Yet through all the drama, the 21st-ranked Nittany Lions (7-1, 4-0 Big Ten) find themselves in an enviable position two months into the season: alone in first place in the Leaders Division heading into Saturday's game against Illinois...
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...
With a 7-1 record, Penn State's report card for the second trimester is looking fairly good (as always, grades are cumulative):
OFFENSEQuarterbacks: C+.Matt McGloin has good stats and has separated himself from Rob Bolden. But can McGloin, who still gambles a bit too much, do the job against the tougher competition coming up? Bolden desperately needs a good game to regain his...
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.
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.
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...
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Illinois Fighting Illini vs Penn State Nittany Lions Odds
The Nittany Lions will do battle with the visiting Illinois Fighting Illini on Saturday, looking to bolster their record and fatten the pocketbooks of bettors who back them.
The Nittany Lions sport records of 7-1 and 2-6 ATS heading into this matchup, while...
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.
After a good road win against Northwestern, the Lions now come home to face Illinois. Could this be the beginning of a classic stretch run for Penn State?