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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | November 13, 2011
A Franklin County, Pa., man returned to Penn State University's gridiron Saturday, standing on the sidelines with other past players to support his beloved football program and former coach. Bob Campbell was a running back for the Nittany Lions from 1966 to 1968, the first years the team was led by legendary coach Joe Paterno. Joe Pa, as the man became known on his way to 409 wins, lost his job last week amid a child sex scandal involving a former assistant coach. Campbell, now 64, described his initial relationship with Paterno as being similar to that between oil and water.
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By RAY PARRILLO | September 12, 2004
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Penn State couldn't run the ball, couldn't handle the trickery of Boston College quarterback Paul Peterson and, on too many occasions, couldn't think straight. If this sounds familiar to Nittany Lions followers who cringed while watching these guys go through the agonizing 2003 season, that's because it is. Any encouragement Penn State was able to draw from its 48-10 opening-day win over Akron was siphoned away by Boston College on Saturay night as the Eagles (2-0)
SPORTS
September 7, 2013
With one fumble recovery, Eastern Michigan had a touchdown and a lead. The Eagles' defense found the end zone more than their offense - and that's no recipe to pull off an upset. Christian Hackenberg threw for 311 yards and a touchdown, and Zach Zwinak and Bill Belton each ran for a pair of scores, leading Penn State past Eastern Michigan 45-7 on Saturday. Hackenberg followed up a strong debut with another promising effort. The 18-year-old just needed time to get going. Hit with some home-field nerves, he wildly overthrew his first few attempts, and lost a fumble that was recovered by linebacker Hunter Matt for an 11-yard score.
NEWS
By GENARO C. ARMAS | October 8, 2005
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. Ohio State wide receiver Anthony Gonzalez appreciates what Joe Paterno has done for college football. But Gonzalez hopes the Nittany Lions' feel-good story comes to a temporary end tonight when the No. 6 Buckeyes (3-1, 1-0 Big Ten) visit Beaver Stadium. "I hope (Paterno) wins every game except this one," said Gonzalez, whose team will play on the road for the first time this year. "You have a lot of respect for him, obviously, but you still have to play the game.
NEWS
By RALPH D. RUSSO | November 20, 2005
EAST LANSING, Mich. - As the Penn State players bounced around the field, exchanging hugs and saluting the thousands of fans who came to see the Nittany Lions become champions again, Joe Paterno ducked and ran for cover. After 40 seasons and 353 wins, the 78-year-old coach has been part of more celebrations than he can count. But for his players, it's been a long hard road to the program's first appearance in the Bowl Championship Series. JoePa and the fifth-ranked Nittany Lions locked up their first Big Ten title in 11 years and the BCS bid that goes with it by defeating Michigan State 31-22 Saturday.
NEWS
By TIM MARTIN | November 19, 2005
EAST LANSING, Mich. - A year ago, Michigan State coach John L. Smith was upset that disgruntled fans were suggesting Penn State legend Joe Paterno should step aside. Now Smith is the one facing fan criticism as Paterno's resurgent Nittany Lions head into Spartan Stadium for today's traditional Big Ten finale. After a 4-0 start raised fans' expectations, Michigan State (5-5, 2-5 Big Ten) has lost five of its last six games. The Spartans need a win to become eligible for a bowl.
NEWS
February 1, 2009
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Remembering Penn State's last loss at Michigan State, Talor Battle delivered a victory the Nittany Lions fans won't soon forget. Battle score a career-high 29 points in Penn State's 72-68 victory over No. 9 Spartans on Sunday, but wouldn't take credit for the win -- or blame for Penn State's 0-16 record in previous visits to East Lansing. "I guess we made history, huh?" Battle said. "Coach mentioned that we hadn't won here. But I wasn't on those other Penn State teams.
NEWS
December 17, 2005
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - There's at least one more game left in Penn State linebacker Paul Posluszny's collegiate career - the Orange Bowl on Jan. 3 versus Florida State. Whether the star linebacker sticks around Happy Valley for his senior season is unclear. Posluszny said Friday that while he wants to come back to Penn State next season, he wasn't 100 percent certain on what he would do. "I just want to weigh my options really and come back to that after the season," he said.
NEWS
by ANDY MASON | October 20, 2005
andrewm@herald-mail.com The greatest high school football player I've ever seen has to be Bishop McDevitt's Ricky Watters, the former NFL and Notre Dame star running back. I don't remember the score, although I know McDevitt won big. And I don't remember any specific plays, other than Watters running up and down the field all night long, scoring many times against the Chambersburg Trojans in a game in the mid-1980s. Unfortunately, I'll never get the chance to see McDevitt's all-time greatest player - at least not playing for McDevitt.
NEWS
January 31, 2002
PSU's Paterno still plays by the rules By DAN SPEARS dans@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Penn State football coach Joe Paterno posed. The camera was all ready. Then he halted the proceedings. continued "She's with the yearbook, right?" he asked several administrators at Martinsburg High School on Wednesday afternoon. After receiving that confirmation, a wide grin appeared on his face and the picture was eventually taken. Paterno wanted to make sure no recruiting guidelines were broken, one of the biggest changes he's survived in his 51 seasons with the Nittany Lions.
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SPORTS
September 7, 2013
With one fumble recovery, Eastern Michigan had a touchdown and a lead. The Eagles' defense found the end zone more than their offense - and that's no recipe to pull off an upset. Christian Hackenberg threw for 311 yards and a touchdown, and Zach Zwinak and Bill Belton each ran for a pair of scores, leading Penn State past Eastern Michigan 45-7 on Saturday. Hackenberg followed up a strong debut with another promising effort. The 18-year-old just needed time to get going. Hit with some home-field nerves, he wildly overthrew his first few attempts, and lost a fumble that was recovered by linebacker Hunter Matt for an 11-yard score.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | November 13, 2011
A Franklin County, Pa., man returned to Penn State University's gridiron Saturday, standing on the sidelines with other past players to support his beloved football program and former coach. Bob Campbell was a running back for the Nittany Lions from 1966 to 1968, the first years the team was led by legendary coach Joe Paterno. Joe Pa, as the man became known on his way to 409 wins, lost his job last week amid a child sex scandal involving a former assistant coach. Campbell, now 64, described his initial relationship with Paterno as being similar to that between oil and water.
LIFESTYLE
March 3, 2011
Penn State Mont Alto announces the launch of its Nittany Lion Reads program to promote reading. Children receive to a story reading, a meet-and-greet session and picture-taking time with the Penn State Nittany Lion. The program is free and will visit the following Franklin County libraries: Saturday, March 12, 10 a.m., Grove Family Library, 101 Ragged Edge Road, Chambersburg, Pa.  Saturday, March 19, 11 a.m., Coyle Free Library, 102 N. Main St., Chambersburg.  Saturday, April 9, 11 a.m., Lilian S. Besore Memorial Library, 305 E. Baltimore St., Greencastle, Pa. Each program runs approximately one hour.
NEWS
February 1, 2009
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Remembering Penn State's last loss at Michigan State, Talor Battle delivered a victory the Nittany Lions fans won't soon forget. Battle score a career-high 29 points in Penn State's 72-68 victory over No. 9 Spartans on Sunday, but wouldn't take credit for the win -- or blame for Penn State's 0-16 record in previous visits to East Lansing. "I guess we made history, huh?" Battle said. "Coach mentioned that we hadn't won here. But I wasn't on those other Penn State teams.
NEWS
December 17, 2005
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - There's at least one more game left in Penn State linebacker Paul Posluszny's collegiate career - the Orange Bowl on Jan. 3 versus Florida State. Whether the star linebacker sticks around Happy Valley for his senior season is unclear. Posluszny said Friday that while he wants to come back to Penn State next season, he wasn't 100 percent certain on what he would do. "I just want to weigh my options really and come back to that after the season," he said.
NEWS
By RALPH D. RUSSO | November 20, 2005
EAST LANSING, Mich. - As the Penn State players bounced around the field, exchanging hugs and saluting the thousands of fans who came to see the Nittany Lions become champions again, Joe Paterno ducked and ran for cover. After 40 seasons and 353 wins, the 78-year-old coach has been part of more celebrations than he can count. But for his players, it's been a long hard road to the program's first appearance in the Bowl Championship Series. JoePa and the fifth-ranked Nittany Lions locked up their first Big Ten title in 11 years and the BCS bid that goes with it by defeating Michigan State 31-22 Saturday.
NEWS
By TIM MARTIN | November 19, 2005
EAST LANSING, Mich. - A year ago, Michigan State coach John L. Smith was upset that disgruntled fans were suggesting Penn State legend Joe Paterno should step aside. Now Smith is the one facing fan criticism as Paterno's resurgent Nittany Lions head into Spartan Stadium for today's traditional Big Ten finale. After a 4-0 start raised fans' expectations, Michigan State (5-5, 2-5 Big Ten) has lost five of its last six games. The Spartans need a win to become eligible for a bowl.
NEWS
by ANDY MASON | October 20, 2005
andrewm@herald-mail.com The greatest high school football player I've ever seen has to be Bishop McDevitt's Ricky Watters, the former NFL and Notre Dame star running back. I don't remember the score, although I know McDevitt won big. And I don't remember any specific plays, other than Watters running up and down the field all night long, scoring many times against the Chambersburg Trojans in a game in the mid-1980s. Unfortunately, I'll never get the chance to see McDevitt's all-time greatest player - at least not playing for McDevitt.
NEWS
By GENARO C. ARMAS | October 8, 2005
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. Ohio State wide receiver Anthony Gonzalez appreciates what Joe Paterno has done for college football. But Gonzalez hopes the Nittany Lions' feel-good story comes to a temporary end tonight when the No. 6 Buckeyes (3-1, 1-0 Big Ten) visit Beaver Stadium. "I hope (Paterno) wins every game except this one," said Gonzalez, whose team will play on the road for the first time this year. "You have a lot of respect for him, obviously, but you still have to play the game.
NEWS
By RAY PARRILLO | September 12, 2004
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Penn State couldn't run the ball, couldn't handle the trickery of Boston College quarterback Paul Peterson and, on too many occasions, couldn't think straight. If this sounds familiar to Nittany Lions followers who cringed while watching these guys go through the agonizing 2003 season, that's because it is. Any encouragement Penn State was able to draw from its 48-10 opening-day win over Akron was siphoned away by Boston College on Saturay night as the Eagles (2-0)
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