Women's Volleyball Perfect in the Big Ten

The Penn State Women's Volleyball team punctuated the Lions' domination of Fall Sports by finishing the regular season undefeated in conference play.

Penn State finishes the Fall Season 49-1 in Big Ten head-to-head competition.


Paterno and Posluszny make it to the finals

GoPSUsports.com -Paterno & Posluszny Named Finalists for Munger & Bednarik Awards



Ten Nittany Lions Named to All-Big Ten Team

GoPSUsports.com - Paterno, Robinson and Hali win major awards

Click above for all the details. The Big Ten gives out awards based on votes from coaches and votes from coaches and media - it's a little confusing - but....

Michael Robinson won Offensive Player of the Year and was named to the second team all-conference.

Tamba Hali was named Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year - and first team all-conference. Side note - Hali was a unanimous choice for Lineman of the Year and by both groups as all-conference (only athlete to do so).

Five other Lions earned first team all-conference: Paul Posluszny; Alan Zemaitis; Calvin Lowry; Scott Paxson (way to go Scotty!); and, Levi Brown.

Four Lions were named to the second team all-conference roster: Robinson; Tony Hunt; Jay Alford; and, Matthew Rice. (Brown and Lowry were named to the second team by the media)

AND Joe Paterno has been named Coach of the Year.

You can check out BigTen.org to see all of the awards.


Lee, I've never seen you look better...

Corso and Herbstreit picked PSU to win on Saturday - Lee just did it with a little more flair....

Stewart Mandel's Power Rankings

SI.com - Writers - Stewart Mandel's Power Rankings: Longhorns proved they deserve to vault over USC

Stewie has PSU back at #3 - good job.


Nittany Lions claim defensive and special teams laurels

bigten.org: Iowa, Ohio State, Penn State and Purdue Share Weekly Football Accolades :: Nittany Lions claim defensive and special teams laurels after clinching a share of the Big Ten title.


SI.com - Photo Gallery - Weekend's Top 10 Performers

SI.com - Photo Gallery - Weekend's Top 10 Performers

Alan Zemaitis - number 2 performer of the week - not too shabby when you consider that no one was going to touch Reggie.

MSU game is highlight film for PSU

On the road to winning the 2005 Big Ten Championship - The Penn State football team has posted some impressive numbers on both offense and defense. The win over Michigan State was truly a "team effort" and saw a large number of Lions inking their names in the record books.

Tony Hunt's performance boosted him over the 1000 yard rushing mark for the season.

Donnie Johnson recorded a clutch interception and blocked punt (which resulted in a TD)

Deon Butler scored is 9th TD of the season - setting a freshman record

Michael Robinson's 32 yard touchdown run was the longest rushing TD of his career

As reported below, Alan Zemaitis had a fabulous game - with 3 interceptions

Other Lions put in great performances, such as:

Kilmer - continuing his mastery of kick coverage, had 4 tackles on Special Teams

Alford - proffered the 2 sacks that the defense created

Kapinos booted a massive 52 yard punt

Harrell connected for 12 tackles.

Pozluszny, Hali and Rice also had a great day - the PSU defense held the Spartans to 100 yards under their season average and forced 4 interceptions.

ESPN.com - LSU, Penn State move up to Nos. 3, 4 in AP poll

ESPN.com - NCF - LSU, Penn State move up to Nos. 3, 4 in AP poll

ESPN.com - Forde: Back to the future

ESPN.com - COLUMNIST/FORDE - Forde: Back to the future

SI.com - Photo Gallery - Top 25: Week 12

SI.com - Photo Gallery - Top 25: Week 12

SI.com - JoePa is BCS-bound: PSU downs Spartans

SI.com - NCAA Football - JoePa is BCS-bound: PSU downs Spartans


GoPSUsports.com - Penn State wins Big Ten Crown

Isaac Smolko and Donnie Johnson with Big Ten Trophy

Zemaitis selected National Defensive Player of the Week

GoPSUsports.com - Zemaitis Selected Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week

Zemaitis had 3 interceptions in the win over MSU - not just regular interceptions either, KEY interceptions.

He also connected for seven solo tackles and a pass break-up.

Great job Alan!


SI.com - My Sportsman Choice: Joe Paterno

SI.com - 2005 Sportsman of the Year - My Sportsman Choice: Joe Paterno

That Stewie Mandel - he may have let PSU slip a spot last week in the power rankings, but he's winning points elsewhere...

photo from gopsusports.com



Game Day to broadcast from East Lansing

GoPSUsports.com - ESPN's Game Day to originate from east lansing

I'm a little surprised that the match up is considered the most compelling of the day - why aren't they at the osu/um game?

strange - but great publicity for PSU.

Cold Pizza should be broadcast from there Friday morning.

McCready and Posluszny named All District Academics

GoPSUsports - defense players eligible for Academic All Americans

Paul has to be smart, after learning to spell his last name, everything else seemed easy!

And it would seem that Mr. McCready has rebounded (and "learned his lesson") from his trouble this summer


JoPa to be on CostasNOW and ABC Sports this weekend

Joe will be on the Bob Costas' HBO show this weekend - with multiple airings beginning Friday at 9pm.

ABC will air an interview with Joe during halftime of the OSU / Northwestern game on Saturday afternoon - game time is 12pm.


Posluszny Named as Butkus finalist

GoPSUsports.com - Paul Posluszny named as Butkus finalist

Paul Posluszny named one of 3 finalists for the 21st Butkus Award for the nation's top linebacker.

The winner will be announced on December 10th.

Hali named finalist for Hendricks Award

GoPSUsports.com - Hali among finalists for Ted Hendricks Defensive End Award


La Tech "stands up" the Lions for 2006

GoPSUsports.com - La Tech cancels 2006 match-up against PSU

Claiming scheduling conflicts, Louisiana Tech has canceled the scheduled September 16, 2006 game with PSU at Beaver Stadium. Assistant Athletic Director Fran Ganter states that they are trying to fill the date but that most teams are scheduled given the late notice.

Hali earns 4th National Player of the Week Honors

GoPSUSports.com - Honors for Hali keep rolling in

Hali (some as previously posted) has been named Player of the Week by: USAToday; Sports Illustrated; The Sporting News; and, the Walter Camp Football Foundation (Defensive Player).

He was also named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week - which is the 6th time this season that a PSU player has earned a conference honor (5 in 7 weeks of conference play).

Coach Paterno's bye-week press conference

GoPSUsports.com - Paterno Press Conference

Oh yeah, Tamba, you're #1

SI.com's #1 Top Performer of week 10: Tamba Hali - Tamba's 4 sacks, 9 tackles - including 7.5 tackles for loss are earning him player of the week honors across the nation - Joe's been telling them all year just how great this kid is - and last weekend's game was a highlight film.

Photo from CNN/Sports Illustrated online photo gallery

USATODAY.com - Hali wrecks Wisconsin to earn Player of Week award

USATODAY.com - Hali wins Player of Week award

SI.com - Stewart Mandel's Power Rankings

SI.com - Stewart Mandel's Power Rankings

Um, Stewie, have I told you lately that I love you? cause I do; I really do.

Mandel power ranks PSU at #3 -

I just have to say, Herbstreit, Mandel and the BCS computer are brilliant.

ESPN power ranks PSU at #5 and the "polls" both rank PSU at #6


ESPN.com - 11/07/05 - BCS Rankings

ESPN.com - BCS Rankings for 11/7/05

See, this is why I love computers - the computer averaging (and Kirk Herbstreit, btw) thinks PSU is the #3 team in the country.

Go Lions beat the spartans!

Game time set for spartan show down

PSU travels out to East Lansing, Michigan for their last game of the season on November 19th. Kickoff is scheduled for 4:00pm and the game will be televised on ESPN.

ESPN.com - Badgers/Lions - Recap

ESPN.com - NCF - Recap

ESPN.com - Forever's coach

ESPN.com - Confidence Fuels revivial

SI.com - Closer Look - PSU over badgers

SI.com - NCAA Football - Mark Beech: Robinson, D carry Penn State

SI.com - No. 10 Penn St. shuts down Calhoun

SI.com - NCAA Football - No. 10 Penn St. shuts down Calhoun, blasts Badgers

Vote for Tamba Hali in National Polls

GoPSUsports.com - Vote for Hali for player of the week honors

Click above for information about fan participation in this week's polls.

Hali named Defensive Player of the Week!

GoPSUSports.com - Tamba Hali named Defensive Player of the Week

Wisconsin recap

GoPSUsports.com - Wisconsin recap


SI.com - Power Rankings - week 9

SI.com - Stewart Mandel's Power Rankings

SI must love PSU - or at least Stewart Mandel does - PSU jumps to #6 in the power rankings - highest ranked 1 loss team.

Paterno and Posluszny - semifinalists for national awards

GoPSUsports.com Paterno and Posluszny Named Semifinalists for Munger and Bednarik Awards

Joe Paterno has been named as a semifinalist for the Munger Coach of the Year award -