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Pat Rothdeutsch

Pat Rothdeutsch covers Penn State football for The Centre County Gazette. Email him at sports@centrecountygazette.com

Articles by Pat Rothdeutsch

Signing day should be an impressive for Nittany Lions football Signing day should be an impressive for Nittany Lions football
3 days ago - Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — National signing day for college football is Wednesday, Feb. 4. That's the day when colleges get written commitments from their next batch of players, 17- or 18-year-old kids who have dreams of stardom in college and then the NFL. It's difficult not to get caught up in it [Read More]
Why the Patriots will win Why the Patriots will win
3 days ago - Centre County Gazette
In this forum last season, I picked the Seattle Seahawks to beat the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl. It was a good choice. Seattle played exceptionally well and pretty much dominated the Broncos from the opening kickoff and won the game going away, 43-8. This year, however, I am abandoning the [Read More]
Penn State loses in shocking fashion to Purdue Penn State loses in shocking fashion to Purdue
1 week ago - Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — Take care of the little things. As any sports fan will recognize, that's one of the most profuse cliches in all of athletics. It's heard from coaches, players and administrators in every level, every season, in every sport. Just because it's a cliche, however, doesn't mean [Read More]
Mixed feelings abound as Ohio State claims National Championship Mixed feelings abound as Ohio State claims National Championship
2 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
Talk about mixed feelings. Ever since Penn State joined the Big Ten, and especially in recent years with all the talk about the SEC football dominance and the Big Ten's weakness, I have rooted for the teams from the Big Ten to do well in their bowl games. This meant, of course, sticking for the [Read More]
For P-O, the uphill battle continues For P-O, the uphill battle continues
3 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
PHILIPSBURG — By any means, this season was not going to be easy for new head coach Matt Curtis and his Philipsburg-Osceola basketball players. Curtis, a former star point guard at P-O, took over a program last spring that had been in decline in recent years and suffered through a winless [Read More]
Gazette sports: The year in review Gazette sports: The year in review
3 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
Another year is in the books. Now is probably a good time to look back at the more interesting stories, both good and not-so-good, about sports here in the county. If it was anything, 2014 was a busy year, filled with the accounts of dramatic games played by our local teams every week. Actually, [Read More]
Walker Takes Reins of State High's Boys' Basketball Walker Takes Reins of State High's Boys' Basketball
4 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Pat Rothdeutsch
"So our strengths are going to be our quickness, our athleticism, and I thing we are going to have a pretty deep rotation. And we have some really knock-down shooters." [Read More]
Penn State wins overtime thriller in Pinstripe Bowl, 31-30 Penn State wins overtime thriller in Pinstripe Bowl, 31-30
5 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
NEW YORK — Penn State senior kicker and captain Sam Ficken finished the 2014 season exactly the same way he began it: running away from his teammates. Not because he failed in any way, of course. Quite the opposite. Ficken just kicked the winning extra point that gave Penn State a dramatic [Read More]
Back in the postseason picture Back in the postseason picture
6 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
NEW YORK — For many reasons, the matchup between Penn State and Boston College in the Pinstripe Bowl on Dec. 27 calls up echoes of long-ago talks about an Eastern Conference. These two schools would have been among the core schools in that conference — along with Pitt, Syracuse, West [Read More]
Area basketball teams posting big wins in the early going Area basketball teams posting big wins in the early going
6 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
The 2014-15 high school basketball season is already beginning to take shape. For the five Centre County teams, there are two new coaches — Joe Walker at State College and Matt Curtis at Philipsburg-Osceola — a ton of new faces on the court, and already some memorable games. Don't expect [Read More]
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