Monthly Archives: January 2009

Lions up for Dapper Dan awards

Nittany Lion center A.Q. Shipley and quarterback Daryll Clark are nominees for the prestigious Pittsburgh-area Dapper Dan Awards. Shipley, a graduating senior, is one of six nominees for the 2008 Sportsman of the Year. Clark, a senior this fall, is … Continue reading

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Lions add another

Penn State received a verbal commitment this week from Olney, Md. cornerback Michael Wallace — and is now just waiting on his teammate and good friend. Wallace is about 5-foot-9 and 180 pounds and also had offers from New Mexico, … Continue reading

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LJ to stay at PSU

Larry Johnson, Penn State’s top recruiter and standout defensive line coach, has turned down an impressive offer from the University of Illinois to remain with the Nittany Lions, according to several media outlets. Johnson, who is responsible for landing about … Continue reading

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Expect answer soon in LJ watch

It appears that that highly-anticipated decision concerning Penn State assistant coach and ace recruiter Larry Johnson will be known soon, maybe as early as today. For the past week, Johnson has been linked to accepting a significant pay raise and at least … Continue reading

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Another all-star game to watch …

Five more Nittany Lions will be playing in yet another all-star game. It’s the third Texas vs. The Nation All-Star Challenge on Jan. 31 at the Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas. Receiver Jordan Norwood and cornerback Lydell Sargeant will … Continue reading

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LJ to leave Lions?

Obviously, something may have changed the mind of Penn State ace recruiter Larry Johnson in the past year. Reports are swirling that he is preparing to interview for a defensive line coaching position — the same one he does now … Continue reading

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Former Lions lead playoff runs

Six former Nittany Lions are still alive in the NFL playoffs  –  including Tennessee Titan starting quarterback Kerry Collins. Collins, in his 14th NFL season, has led the Titans to a 13-3 record, the AFC South title and the No. … Continue reading

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Steel-High’s Hill picks PSU

Steel-High’s Jordan Hill, the Class A co-player of the year in Pennsylvania, recently became Penn State’s 23rd verbal commitment for its 2009 class. The 6-foot-3, 280-pound defensive tackle and all-state honoree de-committed from Rutgers to accept the Penn State offer. … Continue reading

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Local reactions to Rose Bowl

Gordon Smith of York: “Was that PSU … or PU. Whew, that was pitiful. That Big Ten just gets worse and worse.” Jim Beveridge of York: “As I said before, the forward pass is easy. Another game of over 400 … Continue reading

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Sanchez was soooooo good

One thing we didn’t truly have a chance to examine justly in our print coverage of the Rose Bowl was the stunning passing performance by USC quarterback Mark Sanchez. The numbers, by themselves, are impressive enough: 28-of-35 passing for 413 … Continue reading

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