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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

Gazette predictions: We pick the Super Bowl winner Gazette predictions: We pick the Super Bowl winner
5 days ago - Centre County Gazette
Morelli: Why the Broncos will win As I sat and watched the AFC Championship Game a couple of weeks ago, I could only think one thing. The Pittsburgh Steelers should have been playing in the game. If not for an ill-timed fumble by a third-string running back, chances are that the Steelers would [Read More]
State College gets contributions from everyone in win over Mifflin County State College gets contributions from everyone in win over Mifflin County
2 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — The State College girls basketball team had a convincing solution to the Mifflin County defense designed to neutralize high-scoring forward Kyla Irwin. The Lady Little Lions simply went to everybody else. Playing in a Mid-Penn Conference matchup between the two teams on [Read More]
The planets align for the Pittsburgh Steelers The planets align for the Pittsburgh Steelers
5 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
It did not look good for the Pittsburgh Steelers. A week after losing control of their own fate following a crushing loss to the Baltimore Ravens, the Steelers needed a win and some help to make the AFC playoffs. The win had to come at 3-12 Cleveland, and the Steelers were more than a comfortable [Read More]
Penn State faces off with Georgia in TaxSlayer Bowl Penn State faces off with Georgia in TaxSlayer Bowl
6 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The last time we saw the Penn State football team, the Nittany Lions were walking off the field after a disappointing 55-16 loss to NCAA finalist Michigan State. Sure, the Spartans were one of the top four teams in the country, and playing at home on Senior Day with the [Read More]
High school hoops: Night at Rec Hall was special High school hoops: Night at Rec Hall was special
7 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
There is no question that one of the highlights so far in the young 2015-16 high-school basketball season was the Penns Valley-Bellefonte doubleheader played at Penn State’s Rec Hall on Dec. 11. It was a special night, and the fact that the games were important early-season Mountain League [Read More]
Going bowling: Big Ten looks for success during bowl season Going bowling: Big Ten looks for success during bowl season
7 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
Which college football conference is the best? Last year the SEC was generally considered to be tops in the country until — oops — Ohio State dumped Alabama and Oregon on its way to the national championship in the first-ever college football playoff. So this season, the Big Ten has [Read More]
Historic Night: Penns Valley tops Bellefonte at Rec Hall Historic Night: Penns Valley tops Bellefonte at Rec Hall
8 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — It is a safe bet that it didn’t matter where this game was played. The Penns Valley and Bellefonte boys’ basketball teams squared off in the second game of an uncommon and special boy-girl double header Dec. 11 at Penn State’s Rec Hall. The girls’ [Read More]
State College boys' basketball team starts 1-1 at tourney State College boys' basketball team starts 1-1 at tourney
9 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — Playing in the consolation round of the Skip Coleman Tip-Off Tournament and ahead by 12 points going into the second half, the State College boys’ basketball team knew that Norristown was going to make a run. What the Little Lions didn’t know was how their young [Read More]
State College faces stiff test against Central Catholic State College faces stiff test against Central Catholic
10 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
PITTSBURGH — The State College Little Lions are two-for-two against the prolific passing games of DuBois and Erie McDowell so far in the 2015 football playoffs. Now the Little Lions will have to shift gears when they face Pittsburgh Central Catholic in the PIAA's AAAA quarterfinals Friday, [Read More]
Numbers don't tell the story of 2015 Nittany Lions Numbers don't tell the story of 2015 Nittany Lions
10 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
Their final regular-season record was 7-5, they finished with a three-game losing streak, and they were left far behind by Big Ten East champion Michigan State, 55-16, on Nov. 28 in East Lansing. Then, one day after the game, Penn State announced the firing of offensive coordinator John [Read More]
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