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January 20, 2016
by Bob Cohn


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Remembering Johnny Bach

Johnny Bach died the other day. He was 91. He coached the Penn State men’s basketball team  for 10 seasons, 1969 through 1978, and managed to slip out the door one game over .500. But that merely was one, brief …

November 4, 2015
by Bob Cohn


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Sign here…

Penn State’s two losses have come against opponents currently ranked in the AP Top 25, No. 1 Ohio State and, somewhat  improbably, No. 21 Temple, which almost beat Notre Dame last week. So the Nittany Lions are still searching for …

October 29, 2015
by Bob Cohn


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At long last, the Bob Shoop Show

Defensive coordinator Bob Shoop finally made his 2015 debut Thursday as the designated weekly assistant media sacrifice. Well, maybe that’s overstating things. Some coaches, like Shoop, seem to enjoy the interaction. Not only is he good at his job (Penn …

October 29, 2015
by Bob Cohn


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A colleague’s departure, and a shorter practice

At the start of his weekly, post-practice media session, PSU coach James Franklin addressed Wednesday’s resignation of Minnesota coach Jerry Kill for health reasons. “The business lost a good man today,” Franklin said. “Just an unbelievable guy. Take football out …

October 20, 2015
by Bob Cohn


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There’s conservative. And there’s this

Freshman sensation Saquon Barkley ran for 194 yards against Ohio State Saturday. Yet Sunday’s new NCAA statistics revealed Penn State had dropped from 103rd in total offense to 111th (out of 127). How can this happen? It happens when your …

October 16, 2015
by Bob Cohn


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Don’t forget Buckeyes’ defense

Much talk this week about Ohio State’s pair of talented quarterbacks and how they’re used, and super running back Ezekiel Elliott and the Buckeyes’ perceived underachieving despite their 6-0 record, 19 straight wins (26 in the Big Ten) and continued …

October 9, 2015
by Bob Cohn


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Short-handed PSU isn’t alone

No doubt about it, Penn State has been banged up this season. Freshman running back sensation Saquon Barkley and veteran RB Akeel Lynch have missed considerable time. So have left offensive tackle Andrew Nelson, safety Marcus Allen, linebacker Brandon Bell …

October 8, 2015
by Bob Cohn


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TV change

Saturday’s Penn State game against Indiana at noon has been moved from ESPN2 to ESPN to accommodate the shift in venue of the South Carolina-LSU game because of serious weather-related issues.

September 30, 2015
by Bob Cohn


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Schedule conflicts

It’s a little muddy knowing just how good (or not) Penn State is at 3-1,  because of how bad their schedule has been. As others have noted, the Nittany Lions are the only Big Ten team whose non-conference schedule does …

 
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