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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

State High Faces Toughest Foe Yet in Undefeated Pine-Richland State High Faces Toughest Foe Yet in Undefeated Pine-Richland
3 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Pat Rothdeutsch
Since the first week in October, only one team has gotten to within 20 points of the Rams. Pine-Richland has scored over 60 points three times this season. [Read More]
State High faces toughest foe yet in undefeated Pine-Richland State High faces toughest foe yet in undefeated Pine-Richland
3 days ago - Centre County Gazette
ALTOONA — A combined 1,000 yards of offense and close to 80 points, every game, not to mention two of the most highly-touted and statistically dominant quarterbacks in the state — that's what the State College Little Lions had to deal with in the first two rounds of the PIAA state [Read More]
Struggling Penn State faces tough task as regular season wraps up Struggling Penn State faces tough task as regular season wraps up
3 days ago - Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — It doesn't take much. A mishandled snap, a lost kickoff, a fourth-down offsides penalty, a half-yard short on a critical third down, or a thin defense left on the field too long. With only 14 points to work with, one or two of those mistakes would spell trouble for most any [Read More]
With bowl berth clinched, Penn State looks to keep winning streak alive With bowl berth clinched, Penn State looks to keep winning streak alive
1 week 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
1 week 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
1 week 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
2 weeks 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
2 weeks 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
3 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
3 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]
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