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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

Huntingdon edges Bellefonte in District 6 playoffs Huntingdon edges Bellefonte in District 6 playoffs
6 days ago - Centre County Gazette
TYRONE — This wasn't exactly David and Goliath. Yet there was no question that Huntingdon was physically far bigger and stronger than Bellefonte when they met up in the District 6 Class AAA first-round at Tyrone on Feb. 23. Not only that, but Huntingdon won the two previous meetings against [Read More]
State High boys and girls ready for postseason play State High boys and girls ready for postseason play
6 days ago - Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE —  Both the State College High School boys' and girls' basketball teams will square off on Thursday, Feb. 26, in the District 6 AAAA Championship games at Mt. Aloysius College against very familiar rivals — the Altoona Mountain Lions. For the State High boys, Altoona [Read More]
Penn State softball squad looks for improvement Penn State softball squad looks for improvement
2 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — It didn't take long for second-year Penn State softball coach Amanda Lehotak to begin seeing positive change in the attitudes of her players. Surprisingly, it wasn't after the Nittany Lions took out Arkansas, LIU Brooklyn and Georgia Tech in their first three games of the [Read More]
West Branch ends Bald Eagle Area's season West Branch ends Bald Eagle Area's season
2 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
TYRONE — In the end, the No. 2 seeded West Branch Warriors restored some aspect of balance in the world of District 6 Class AA tournament basketball. To do it, the Warriors prevailed over No. 15 Bald Eagle Area, 74-72, in an epic nail biter that wasn't decided until the final two seconds of [Read More]
Penns Valley readies for postseason Penns Valley readies for postseason
3 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
SPRING MILLS — It's not that difficult to determine the kind of game the Penns Valley boys' basketball team puts out onto the floor. The Rams are patient on offense, take care of the ball, look for high-percentage shots, and are unselfish almost to a fault. On defense, they're fundamentally [Read More]
Bellefonte Lady Raiders come together and start winning Bellefonte Lady Raiders come together and start winning
4 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
PHILIPSBURG — Bellefonte first-year head girls' basketball coach Adam Gearhart inherited a winning basketball program with a solid core of veterans returning for the 2014-15 season. Things looked good. Yet the Lady Red Raiders struggled in every game early in the season, winning just one of [Read More]
Signing day should be an impressive for Nittany Lions football Signing day should be an impressive for Nittany Lions football
5 weeks 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
5 weeks 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
6 weeks 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
7 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]
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