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Michigan's Hutchinson, Spartans' Tucker earn Big Ten honors

Nov. 30, 2021 13:45 PM EST

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — The Big Ten announced Tuesday that Michigan's Aidan Hutchinson is its defensive player of the year and Michigan State's Mel Tucker is the coach of the year. Hutchinson leads the conference and is third nationally with 13 sacks, including three in...

Virginia Tech hires Penn State DC Pry as next head coach

Nov. 30, 2021 12:37 PM EST

Virginia Tech hired Penn State defensive coordinator and former Bud Foster disciple Brent Pry as its next head coach. The school made the announcement Tuesday, saying Pry will be introduced Thursday. Pry has been with Penn State since 2014, first as...

No. 12 Michigan State bounces back, beats Penn State 30-27

Nov. 27, 2021 20:32 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State was unfazed by injuries, illness, snowy conditions and an embarrassing loss the previous week. The Spartans put all that behind them and finished the regular season on a high note. Payton Thorne threw two...

No. 12 Michigan State looks to rebound vs. Penn State

Nov. 26, 2021 09:10 AM EST

Penn State (7-4, 4-4 Big Ten) at No. 12 Michigan State (9-2, 6-2, No. 12 CFP), Saturday at 3:30 EST (ABC). Line: Penn State by 1 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Series record: Tied 17-17-1. WHAT’S AT STAKE? ...

No. 12 Michigan State looks for bounce back vs Penn State

Nov. 26, 2021 03:22 AM EST

Michigan State quarterback Payton Thorne relived his team’s outing at Ohio State three times on film. The team’s nightmarish performance will be hard to forget. “It was tough to watch and see the things that happened,” he said of the 56-7 road loss to the...

Penn State's Franklin agrees to $75M, 10-year extension

Nov. 23, 2021 17:58 PM EST

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State football coach James Franklin agreed to a new 10-year contract Tuesday that will guarantee him at least $75 million through 2031. Franklin and Penn State’s Board of Trustees agreed to the terms, which include a yearly base salary...

Veilleux steps in to lead Penn State over Rutgers, 28-0

Nov. 20, 2021 17:05 PM EST

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Christian Veilleux used the biggest opportunity of his young college career to make up for a lost time on Saturday. Penn State’s freshman quarterback, who was out of football a year ago when his high school canceled the season due to the...

Penn State looking to rebound against bowl-hopeful Rutgers

Nov. 18, 2021 13:19 PM EST

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Jaquan Brisker doesn’t want his final season to end in losing fashion. That's why Penn State’s star safety decided to return this year. He simply couldn’t stomach the Nittany Lions' 4-5 effort a year ago. “I...

AP Top 25 Takeaways: Oklahoma loss boosts Cincinnati's hopes

Nov. 14, 2021 09:56 AM EST

The College Football Playoff selection committee's assessment of Oklahoma ended up looking spot on. The number of unbeaten teams in major college football dropped to three after the Sooners were manhandled by No. 18 Baylor, one of two victories Saturday for remaining Big...

McNamara, No. 9 Michigan rally past No. 23 Penn State 21-17

Nov. 13, 2021 18:43 PM EST

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Michigan tight end Erick All woke up on Saturday with a sore ankle, a leftover reminder of the Wolverines’ last painful loss. Inside a packed, hostile Beaver Stadium, he was able to block out the discomfort enough to help No. 9 Michigan stay...