Michigan lands Big Ten’s top class for first time since 2007

Sports 02/06/19, 16:45

Michigan finished the football recruiting cycle with the top class in the Big Ten and four other conference programs were ranked in the top 25 in the nation Wednesday.Wolverines coach Jim Harbaugh added one player on the second letter-of-intent signing day to a 26-man class that was No. 1 in ...

Trailblazing African-American RB Wally Triplett dies at 92

Football 11/08/18, 18:41

Wally Triplett, the trailblazing running back who was one of the first African-Americans drafted by an NFL team, has died. He was 92.The Detroit Lions and Penn State announced Triplett's death Thursday. Triplett was the third African-American selected in the 1949 draft, but he was the first of those draftees ...

Nittany Notes: McSorley Hobbles Through Loss

Football 11/04/18, 00:01

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Whether due to injury or the tenacity of the Michigan defense or his own sheer ineffectiveness, Saturday didn’t prove to be Trace McSorley’s day. The reasons it lasted as long as it did turned into a hot topic after Penn State’s blowout loss against No. 5 ...

Franklin: McSorley ‘a Great Example’

Football 10/31/18, 00:01

Coming off his first real injury scare, Trace McSorley rallied Penn State to a victory Saturday before his head coach called him “the best player in college football.”James Franklin doubled down on his starting quarterback Tuesday, even as he twice declined to provide an update on the apparent knee injury ...

McSorley Fights Through Injury

Football 10/28/18, 01:19

STATE COLLEGE — James Franklin offered up the highest of praise for his quarterback Saturday night.“Trace McSorley, he’s the best player in college football,” Penn State’s head coach said. “I don’t care what anybody says. He’s as tough as it gets.”The senior showed why Saturday, coming back from what looked ...

No. 18 Penn St., Indiana seeking to rebound from struggles

Football 10/19/18, 05:36

Penn State coach James Franklin is all too familiar with this week's daunting scenario.He watched the Nittany Lions' conference title hopes and playoff possibilities slip away with back-to-back road losses last October. Two early losses during a three-week stretch in 2016 kept the eventual Big Ten champs out of the ...

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