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Penn State Football Shows Groundhog Day in Final Minutes vs. Illinois

Penn State Football Shows Groundhog Day in Final Minutes vs. Illinois

- Mike Poorman

CHAMPAIGN, ILL. -- James Franklin’s birthday is on Feb. 2. That's Groundhog Day. The latter came 11 weeks early on Saturday. Which probably took years off the life of the former. Unfortunately for the Nittany Lions, it was deja blew all over again.


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Football Preview: Penn State Takes on Illinois
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Football Preview: Penn State Takes on Illinois
18 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Report
With the offense now coming to life, and a dominating defense, the Nittany Lions hope to shut down this weekend's opponent as they head on the road to face a struggling Illinois team. The Centre County Report says Penn State's O-Line is ready to lead the way. [Read More]
Adopt-A-Pet at Centre County PAWS Adopt-A-Pet at Centre County PAWS
19 hours ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com Staff
This Lhasa Apso just might be the new best friend you've been looking for. Kelsey is a neutered older gentleman who still has lots of youthful energy. He's great with children and other dogs, and he's a good-looking guy to boot. He also does fine when left alone at home. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Newbill Buzzer Beater Gives Nittany Lions 72-71 Victory Over Cornell Penn State Basketball: Newbill Buzzer Beater Gives Nittany Lions 72-71 Victory Over Cornell
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State finally tied the game with just under 5 minutes to go as both teams traded baskets back and forth. John Johnson's three-pointer with 4 seconds to play gave Penn State hope and that hope was all the Nittany Lions needed to steal the game. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lion Hold Off Michigan 3-2 Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lion Hold Off Michigan 3-2
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Michigan would cut the margin to only 1 with 17 minutes remaining in regulation but could not come up with the tying goal. The win moves Penn State to 7-2-2 on the year and 4-2 all-time against Michigan. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Previewing The Opponent: Illinois Penn State Football: Previewing The Opponent: Illinois
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
While Penn State hasn't been overly impressive at any point in the conference schedule on paper this game is Penn State's to lose. The Nittany Lions have the better defense, they have the better kicker and they have more weapons on offense. [Read More]
Elementary Students Give Deployed Troops 'Christmas Away From Home' Elementary Students Give Deployed Troops 'Christmas Away From Home'
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“Their family is missing them, and they’re probably lonely – but knowing that someone back home wants to give them something might make them happy,” says fifth grader Nathaniel Sims. [Read More]
Court to Review Emails Between Attorney General, Louis Freeh Court to Review Emails Between Attorney General, Louis Freeh
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“I really hope that a case like this will make [Attorney General] Kathleen Kane's office do a much better job of fairly deciding its own Right-to-Know Law appeals,” Bagwell says. “You shouldn’t have to go to court every time you filed a public records request.” [Read More]
Business Expo Builds Connections Between Economy and Community Business Expo Builds Connections Between Economy and Community
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“Events like this are important because we can have a big impact on the success of companies in this area,” Rowland says. “We all want to see this area succeed, and not just because it’s a workplace. This is a lifelong commitment.” [Read More]
State Legislators Agree With Congress Members' Demand For NCAA Documents State Legislators Agree With Congress Members' Demand For NCAA Documents
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“If you look at the NCAA, and take all emotions out of the question, the NCAA got involved with issues not related to the football program that, in their own words, did not fall under their purview,” Conklin says. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Fall 106-97 To Charlotte In Double Overtime Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Fall 106-97 To Charlotte In Double Overtime
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State's men's basketball team falls short after a 17 point comeback bid in double overtime, losing in the first game of the Charleston Classic to go 2-1 on the season. [Read More]

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Adopt-A-Pet at Centre County PAWS Adopt-A-Pet at Centre County PAWS
19 hours ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com Staff
This Lhasa Apso just might be the new best friend you've been looking for. Kelsey is a neutered older gentleman who still has lots of youthful energy. He's great with children and other dogs, and he's a good-looking guy to boot. He also does fine when left alone at home. [Read More]
Elementary Students Give Deployed Troops 'Christmas Away From Home' Elementary Students Give Deployed Troops 'Christmas Away From Home'
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“Their family is missing them, and they’re probably lonely – but knowing that someone back home wants to give them something might make them happy,” says fifth grader Nathaniel Sims. [Read More]
Court to Review Emails Between Attorney General, Louis Freeh Court to Review Emails Between Attorney General, Louis Freeh
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“I really hope that a case like this will make [Attorney General] Kathleen Kane's office do a much better job of fairly deciding its own Right-to-Know Law appeals,” Bagwell says. “You shouldn’t have to go to court every time you filed a public records request.” [Read More]
Business Expo Builds Connections Between Economy and Community Business Expo Builds Connections Between Economy and Community
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“Events like this are important because we can have a big impact on the success of companies in this area,” Rowland says. “We all want to see this area succeed, and not just because it’s a workplace. This is a lifelong commitment.” [Read More]
State Legislators Agree With Congress Members' Demand For NCAA Documents State Legislators Agree With Congress Members' Demand For NCAA Documents
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“If you look at the NCAA, and take all emotions out of the question, the NCAA got involved with issues not related to the football program that, in their own words, did not fall under their purview,” Conklin says. [Read More]
Mount Nittany Medical Center Breaks Ground on Healing Garden Mount Nittany Medical Center Breaks Ground on Healing Garden
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“Healing is so much more than tests, procedures and medications,” Brown said. “This garden introduces the spiritual and emotional side of healing to our facility.” [Read More]
Great Moments in History on Social Media
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Great Moments in History on Social Media
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
@ThomasJefferson Congress accepted my 18th re-write-All men are created equal? Not so sure about some of these guys. @TheRealJFK Still can't believe someone got @JFK twitter tag first. @NeilArmstrong #OneSmallStep is trending worldwide -- Take that @KimKardashian. [Read More]
United States Congress Members Demand Release of NCAA Documents United States Congress Members Demand Release of NCAA Documents
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com Staff
"... You have at least had enough sense to remove some sanctions that should have never been imposed in the first place," the letter reads. "We urge you to remove all remaining sanctions immediately." [Read More]
State Judge Rules Against NCAA, New Documents Show Growing Opposition to NCAA in Federal Court State Judge Rules Against NCAA, New Documents Show Growing Opposition to NCAA in Federal Court
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
In a court filing on Tuesday, Commonwealth Court Judge Anne Covey ruled against the NCAA, saying that only conversations that specifically seek legal advice from an attorney are subject to privilege. [Read More]
Penn State, State College Noon News & Features: Wednesday, Nov. 19 Penn State, State College Noon News & Features: Wednesday, Nov. 19
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com Staff
Penn State, State College and Centre County are making news all over the web. Every weekday at noon we post links to some of the most noteworthy stories. [Read More]

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Football Preview: Penn State Takes on Illinois
Video
Football Preview: Penn State Takes on Illinois
18 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Report
With the offense now coming to life, and a dominating defense, the Nittany Lions hope to shut down this weekend's opponent as they head on the road to face a struggling Illinois team. The Centre County Report says Penn State's O-Line is ready to lead the way. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Newbill Buzzer Beater Gives Nittany Lions 72-71 Victory Over Cornell Penn State Basketball: Newbill Buzzer Beater Gives Nittany Lions 72-71 Victory Over Cornell
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State finally tied the game with just under 5 minutes to go as both teams traded baskets back and forth. John Johnson's three-pointer with 4 seconds to play gave Penn State hope and that hope was all the Nittany Lions needed to steal the game. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lion Hold Off Michigan 3-2 Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lion Hold Off Michigan 3-2
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Michigan would cut the margin to only 1 with 17 minutes remaining in regulation but could not come up with the tying goal. The win moves Penn State to 7-2-2 on the year and 4-2 all-time against Michigan. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Previewing The Opponent: Illinois Penn State Football: Previewing The Opponent: Illinois
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
While Penn State hasn't been overly impressive at any point in the conference schedule on paper this game is Penn State's to lose. The Nittany Lions have the better defense, they have the better kicker and they have more weapons on offense. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Fall 106-97 To Charlotte In Double Overtime Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Fall 106-97 To Charlotte In Double Overtime
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State's men's basketball team falls short after a 17 point comeback bid in double overtime, losing in the first game of the Charleston Classic to go 2-1 on the season. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Rest, Nutrition And Taking It Easy All Part Of Surviving Long Season Penn State Football: Rest, Nutrition And Taking It Easy All Part Of Surviving Long Season
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"Instead of going from thud (tackling), where we're going from full speed and banging, you might go to a tag off, which is basically like two‑hand touch," coach James Franklin said earlier in the week."Then you might go, as the season goes on, you go to an actual jog‑through." [Read More]
StateCollege.Com Penn State Football Podcast: Illinois Edition StateCollege.Com Penn State Football Podcast: Illinois Edition
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
With Penn State now bowl eligible Ben thinks that could play a part in the regular season finale against Michigan State. Greg thinks Illinois doesn't stand a chance on Saturday even with an up and down Nittany Lion offense. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Offense Slowly Coming Into Focus For Program Penn State Basketball: Offense Slowly Coming Into Focus For Program
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"It's because of their willingness, to get on the floor and stay on the floor, to play hard on defense and rebound, and then you can get to the offensive side of the ball and really spread the ball and find open shots, uncontested shots." [Read More]
Penn State Football: McClean Latest To Decommit From 2015 Class Penn State Football: McClean Latest To Decommit From 2015 Class
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State recruiting took a hit on Tuesday. Four-star defensive tackle Adam McLean decommitted from Penn State last night according to his Twitter account. McLean is the second recruit to take his talents elsewhere in the past month. [Read More]
Penn State, State College Noon News & Features: Wednesday, Nov. 19 Penn State, State College Noon News & Features: Wednesday, Nov. 19
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com Staff
Penn State, State College and Centre County are making news all over the web. Every weekday at noon we post links to some of the most noteworthy stories. [Read More]

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Penn State Basketball: Newbill Buzzer Beater Gives Nittany Lions 72-71 Victory Over Cornell Penn State Basketball: Newbill Buzzer Beater Gives Nittany Lions 72-71 Victory Over Cornell
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State finally tied the game with just under 5 minutes to go as both teams traded baskets back and forth. John Johnson's three-pointer with 4 seconds to play gave Penn State hope and that hope was all the Nittany Lions needed to steal the game. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lion Hold Off Michigan 3-2 Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lion Hold Off Michigan 3-2
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Michigan would cut the margin to only 1 with 17 minutes remaining in regulation but could not come up with the tying goal. The win moves Penn State to 7-2-2 on the year and 4-2 all-time against Michigan. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Previewing The Opponent: Illinois Penn State Football: Previewing The Opponent: Illinois
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
While Penn State hasn't been overly impressive at any point in the conference schedule on paper this game is Penn State's to lose. The Nittany Lions have the better defense, they have the better kicker and they have more weapons on offense. [Read More]
Court to Review Emails Between Attorney General, Louis Freeh Court to Review Emails Between Attorney General, Louis Freeh
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“I really hope that a case like this will make [Attorney General] Kathleen Kane's office do a much better job of fairly deciding its own Right-to-Know Law appeals,” Bagwell says. “You shouldn’t have to go to court every time you filed a public records request.” [Read More]
State Legislators Agree With Congress Members' Demand For NCAA Documents State Legislators Agree With Congress Members' Demand For NCAA Documents
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“If you look at the NCAA, and take all emotions out of the question, the NCAA got involved with issues not related to the football program that, in their own words, did not fall under their purview,” Conklin says. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Fall 106-97 To Charlotte In Double Overtime Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Fall 106-97 To Charlotte In Double Overtime
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State's men's basketball team falls short after a 17 point comeback bid in double overtime, losing in the first game of the Charleston Classic to go 2-1 on the season. [Read More]
 Popping Champaign: Penn State’s Record Ranks No. 43 Since Mauti’s Pick
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Popping Champaign: Penn State’s Record Ranks No. 43 Since Mauti’s Pick
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
On Saturday, the Nittany Lions return to the scene of the sublime – where they beat their mortal enemy, Tim Beckman, and the Illini, 35-7, back in 2012. It was a statement game and one that set the tenor for the next three seasons. [Read More]
Judge Shoots Down Attorney-Client Privilege Argument in Paterno Lawsuit Judge Shoots Down Attorney-Client Privilege Argument in Paterno Lawsuit
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Steve Bauer
The judge says Penn State cannot authorize disclosure of the Freeh Report's contents in a national news conference and then deny access to information underlying the report's conclusions. The judge says, "Penn State is attempting to invoke the Attorney-Client privilege as both a shield and sword. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Rest, Nutrition And Taking It Easy All Part Of Surviving Long Season Penn State Football: Rest, Nutrition And Taking It Easy All Part Of Surviving Long Season
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"Instead of going from thud (tackling), where we're going from full speed and banging, you might go to a tag off, which is basically like two‑hand touch," coach James Franklin said earlier in the week."Then you might go, as the season goes on, you go to an actual jog‑through." [Read More]
StateCollege.Com Penn State Football Podcast: Illinois Edition StateCollege.Com Penn State Football Podcast: Illinois Edition
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
With Penn State now bowl eligible Ben thinks that could play a part in the regular season finale against Michigan State. Greg thinks Illinois doesn't stand a chance on Saturday even with an up and down Nittany Lion offense. [Read More]
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Mike Poorman

Penn State Football Shows Groundhog Day in Final Minutes vs. Illinois

CHAMPAIGN, ILL. -- James Franklin’s birthday is on Feb. 2. That's Groundhog Day. The latter came 11 weeks early on Saturday. Which probably took years off the life of the former. Unfortunately for the Nittany Lions, it was deja blew all over again.

Mike Poorman

Popping Champaign: Penn State’s Record Ranks No. 43 Since Mauti’s Pick

On Saturday, the Nittany Lions return to the scene of the sublime – where they beat their mortal enemy, Tim Beckman, and the Illini, 35-7, back in 2012. It was a statement game and one that set the tenor for the next three seasons.

Great Moments in History on Social MediaJay Paterno

@ThomasJefferson Congress accepted my 18th re-write-All men are created equal? Not so sure about some of these guys. @TheRealJFK Still can't believe someone got @JFK twitter tag first. @NeilArmstrong #OneSmallStep is trending worldwide -- Take that @KimKardashian.

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