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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

5 years after death, Joe Paterno still larger than life 5 years after death, Joe Paterno still larger than life
21 hours ago - Centre County Gazette
Sunday, Jan. 22, will mark the fifth anniversary of the death of former Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno. It doesn’t seem like five years have passed, likely because so much has happened. Bill O’Brien took over and coached for two years amid the crippling sanctions [Read More]
Halle Herrington lighting up scoreboard for Philipsburg-Osceola Halle Herrington lighting up scoreboard for Philipsburg-Osceola
2 days ago - Centre County Gazette
PHILIPSBURG — Philipsburg-Osceola guard Halle Herrington is on a tear. The 5-foot-6 sophomore began the 2016 season averaging more than 20 points per game in the Mounties’ first six games. She was scoring at a rate not seen by anyone in memory on a basketball floor in Philipsburg, much [Read More]
Drew Friberg leads State High over Harrisburg, 63-60 Drew Friberg leads State High over Harrisburg, 63-60
2 days ago - Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — State College junior forward Drew Friberg is a matchup nightmare for Little Lions’ opponents. Put a big on him and he’ll run free outside. Or, match him up with a guard, as was the case against Harrisburg, and he’s going to the basket. That’s what [Read More]
Steelers move on, face Chiefs on Jan. 15 Steelers move on, face Chiefs on Jan. 15
1 week ago - Centre County Gazette
Back in August, the consensus among pro football experts was that the Pittsburgh Steelers had the potential to return to being one of the NFL’s elite teams this season and mount a serious challenge to win another Super Bowl championship. So far, so good. Although it wasn’t as easy as all [Read More]
Leader shines: Davis proves to be bright spot for Mounties Leader shines: Davis proves to be bright spot for Mounties
1 week ago - Centre County Gazette
PHILIPSBURG — Even though the Philipsburg-Osceola boys’ basketball team has been mired in a slump, forward Josiah Davis has been a consistent bright spot all season for the Mounties. A 6-foot-2, 175-pound senior, Davis has been asked to play to all over the floor. He plays outside, [Read More]
State College's Sekunda, Friberg Prove to Be Tough Tandem State College's Sekunda, Friberg Prove to Be Tough Tandem
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Pat Rothdeutsch
They couldn’t really be called “twin towers,” but at about 6-foot-5 each, State College forwards Tommy Sekunda and Drew Friberg are big enough to cause major headaches for opponents in the paint. [Read More]
Penn State football: Future bright, despite Rose Bowl loss Penn State football: Future bright, despite Rose Bowl loss
2 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
If there is anything to be said that could assuage Penn State fans after one of the Lions’ most disappointing losses in one of their biggest games in years, it’s this: Get used to it. That is, to playing in the big games. Head coach James Franklin and his staff from day one promised to [Read More]
State College High boys rally late, top Cumberland Valley State College High boys rally late, top Cumberland Valley
2 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE—State College almost waited too long to turn it on against Cumberland Valley on Jan. 3 in the North Gym. Almost. The Little Lions trailed nearly the entire game, at times by as much as 13 points early, and were still down by six with just 1:39 to play. Better late [Read More]
State College High's Tommy Sekunda, Drew Friberg prove to be tough tandem State College High's Tommy Sekunda, Drew Friberg prove to be tough tandem
2 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — They couldn’t really be called “twin towers,” but at about 6-foot-5 each, State College forwards Tommy Sekunda and Drew Friberg are big enough to cause major headaches for opponents in the paint. That they also can handle and shoot lights out adds another [Read More]
Centre County schools find holiday tourney success Centre County schools find holiday tourney success
2 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
While the rest of us were engaged in celebrating the holidays, the local county high school sports’ teams were busy as well. They were playing in any number of tournaments, meets, non-league and even league games. Here are a few of the highlights of what’s been going on: The State [Read More]
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