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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

With bowl berth clinched, Penn State looks to keep winning streak alive With bowl berth clinched, Penn State looks to keep winning streak alive
3 days ago - Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — Where to start? Bowl eligibility? Return of Miles Diffenbach, Donovan Smith and the running game? Four interceptions and freshmen ball hawks in the secondary? Another non-losing season under the sanctions? Best probably to go to the beginning: The Penn State defense forced [Read More]
State High faces another tough test in Erie McDowell State High faces another tough test in Erie McDowell
3 days ago - Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — The State College football team took home its 13th district title with a 29-7 victory over DuBois on Nov. 14 at Hollidaysburg High School. The Little Lions did it with defense. State College forced five turnovers and held the ultra-high scoring Beavers, who were averaging more [Read More]
Welcome back, college basketball Welcome back, college basketball
3 days ago - Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — College basketball is back, and both the Penn State men and women have opened their seasons at the Bryce Jordan Center with results that were just one basket shy of perfection. On Nov. 14, head coach Patrick Chambers and his men's team began their 2014-15 campaign with a [Read More]
State College faces a big challenge in high-scoring DuBois State College faces a big challenge in high-scoring DuBois
1 week ago - Centre County Gazette
HOLLIDAYSBURG — The State College Little Lions now take their 4-6 record and tons of experience from their tough Mid-Penn schedule into the District 6, AAAA title game against DuBois on Friday, Nov. 14, at Hollidaysburg Area High School. The Little Lions' 4-6 record is deceiving. State College [Read More]
Bowl Game In Sight Bowl Game In Sight
1 week ago - Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — A single play can easily win or lose a football game; it happens all the time. But can one play re-energize an entire team and its fan base? Can just one play save a season? If we are talking about Bill Belton's 92-yard bolt in Penn State's 13-7 victory over Indiana, the [Read More]
Bald Eagle Area captures District 6 Class AA volleyball title Bald Eagle Area captures District 6 Class AA volleyball title
2 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
ALTOONA — With its back to the wall in set five of the District 6 Class AA girls' volleyball championship against Penn Cambria on Nov. 1, Bald Eagle Area had no need to go to a Plan B. The Eagles stuck with Plan A, and they went back to it time and time again. Plan A was senior outside hitter [Read More]
In the midst of a four-game losing skid, Nittany Lions visit Bloomington In the midst of a four-game losing skid, Nittany Lions visit Bloomington
2 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State offensive woes continued against Maryland on a cold and blustery first day of November in Beaver Stadium. This is what things look like when a team can't run the ball. The Nittany Lions ran for only a net of 42 yards against the Terrapins, with predictable [Read More]
Penn State must shift focus to Maryland Penn State must shift focus to Maryland
3 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — Ohio State didn't score 63 points, or run up 600 yards of offense, or average almost 10 yards every play like it did last season in the Horseshoe. Yet the Buckeyes got enough — just barely and with some help — in their 31-24 overtime win over Penn State. For Penn [Read More]
Curtin Bowl battle highlights Week 10 Curtin Bowl battle highlights Week 10
3 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
It's time for the finales. The last week of the high school football regular season has arrived. That means the end of the road for our Centre County teams. With no playoffs on the horizon, the Bald Eagle Area-Bellefonte game is the highlight of Week 10.   A closer look at the [Read More]
Midseason Spectacle Midseason Spectacle
4 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — Without question, these are not the circumstances under which Penn State fans wanted to welcome arch-rival Ohio State for a sold-out, nationally televised, white-out football spectacle on Saturday, Oct. 25, at Beaver Stadium. Questions abound about Penn State. The Nittany [Read More]
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