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Barkley captures Hornug, AP Awards

UNIVERSITY PARK – It’s been a big day for Penn State running back Saquon Barkley.

The junior picked up a couple more awards on Wednesday, winning the Paul Hornug Award and winning the AP’s Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year Award.

Barkley is the first Penn State player to win the award and second consecutive from the Big Ten. The award went to former Michigan player Jabrill Peppers in 2016.

Column: Barkley all class, on and off the field

UNIVERSITY PARK – Saquon Barkley didn’t get an invite to the Heisman Trophy ceremony in New York this weekend.

Finalists for the prestigious award were announced on Monday night. They are: Quarterback Baker Mayfield (Oklahoma), quarterback Lamar Jackson (Louisville) and running back Bryce Love (Stanford).

When Penn State started the season undefeated, many of the experts believed that Barkley would run away with the Heisman, but a couple of losses and some pedestrian performances pushed Barkley down the list and eventually out of the running.

Penn State falls short vs. Wisconsin

UNIVERSITY PARK – Tony Carr’s potential game-winning 3-pointer missed right as Penn State dropped its conference home opener to Wisconsin, 64-63, Monday night at the Bryce Jordan Center.

The Nittany Lions’ struggled offensively on the night, shooting just 2-for-14 from behind the 3-point-line.

Carr, who is the team’s leading scorer, was held to just 16 points in the game, with 14 coming in the second-half.

Sophomore Mike Watkins led the Nittany Lions in scoring with 22 points.

Not much history between Penn State and Washington

UNIVERSITY PARK – When the bowl matchups were announced on Sunday afternoon and it was revealed that Penn State’s opponent would be the University of Washington, did you sit and scratch your head trying to remember the history of the series?

If so, you weren’t alone.

If it seems like Penn State and Washington hardly ever meet, it’s because they rarely do.

In fact, the teams have met just twice in the history of the schools – and we’re guessing you weren’t around for the first meeting.

Penn State headed to Fiesta Bowl

UNIVERSITY PARK The Penn State football team is going bowling.

That's no surprise. We've known that for quite some time. Today, it was revealed that Penn State (10-2) will take on Washington (10-2) in the Fiesta Bowl at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 30 in Glendale, Ariz.

Penn State Predictions: Bowl edition

It’s bowl season.

The Nittany Lions finished the regular season with three consecutive wins and an overall record of 10-2. While the Lions are on the outside looking in at the College Football Playoff, Penn State will land in a very good bowl game.

The bowl matchups will be announced on Sunday afternoon.

Michael Kresovich, sports intern

Orange Bowl – Penn State vs. Miami

Column: Who should PSU's next offensive coordinator be?

UNIVERSITY PARK – The Joe Moorhead story is somewhat amazing when you think about it.

In a relatively short span of time, Moorhead went from head coach at Fordham to offensive coordinator at Penn State to head coach at Mississippi State.

Now, head coach James Franklin is faced with the daunting task of trying to replace Moorhead.

It certainly won’t be easy.

There are some excellent candidates out there – both in-house and around the country.

Let’s take a look at our top 5:

Barkley piles up Big Ten Conference awards

UNIVERSITY PARK – Talk about a trifecta.

Penn State running back Saquon Barkley was selected as the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year, Running Back of the Year and Return Specialist of the Year on Thursday.

The Penn State junior is just the second player in conference history to win three major awards. Michigan’s Jabril Peppers was named Defensive Player of the Year, Linebacker of the Year and Return Specialist of the Year in 2016.

What you need to know: Bowl ticket information

UNIVERSITY PARK – The Penn State football team is heading to its 48th bowl game and bowl ticket requests are available for eligible Nittany Lion Club members beginning Sunday, Dec. 3, immediately following the bowl announcement via an exclusive pre-sale.

Loss of Moorhead leaves Lions with a hole to fill

UNIVERSITY PARK – Breaking up is hard to do.

When news broke about former Penn State offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead bolting to Mississippi State on Tuesday night, there was a sense of disappointment throughout Happy Valley. After all, Moorhead was the architect of the Penn State offense for the past two seasons, an offense that has helped deliver a 21-5 record in Moorhead’s first two seasons.

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