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VIDEO: NCAA Lifts Penn State's Postseason Ban (Yahoo Sports)

September 8, 2014

The NCAA has lifted the on-the-field sanctions placed on the Penn State football team for the Jerry Sandusky scandal, including immediately eliminating the postseason ban and restoring scholarships. Penn State was halfway through a four-year postseason ban handed down during the summer of 2012. The NCAA rescinded some of the scholarship sanctions last year. In a news release Monday, the NCAA says that in addition to the postseason ban being lifted, Penn State will be allowed to have the full complement of football scholarships in 2015.

Punter Kicked in Face During NFL Game

September 8, 2014

Cleveland Browns punter Spencer Lanning had his face run over by Pittsburgh Steelers return-man, Antonio Brown.

Chucks crush Panthers in home opener, 42-0

September 6, 2014

Punxsy Chucks senior Luke Shiock wraps up Keystone's Zach Stiglitz in during Friday's 42-0 victory over the Keystone Panthers.

Read the full story in Saturday's edition of The Spirit.

VIDEO: 2014 NFL preview: Pittsburgh Steelers

September 2, 2014

Sports Illustrated's Don Banks gives his reasons to believe and his reasons to worry for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2014 NFL season.

Girls' golf sweeps; boys down DuBois

August 28, 2014

Thursday was a busy one on the links, as Punxsy's boys' and girls' golf teams were both in action, and the 9th-grade football team also opened its season. For recaps from those events, see Friday's edition of The Spirit.

Today's sports schedule includes:

• Boys' Soccer at Indiana Tournament, 1:30 p.m.

• Varsity Football season opener at Moniteau, 7 p.m.

College Football Preview: Breaking down the Big Ten

August 15, 2014

Sports Illustrated's Andy Staples and Brian Hamilton analyze the Big Ten entering the 2014 season.

VIDEO: Pitt WR Tyler Boyd | ACC Top 25 Players To Watch

August 5, 2014

Pitt Wide Receiver Tyler Boyd among ACC's Top 25 Players To Watch

Former Punxsy Athlete Dave Foster places 15th at worldwide Reebok CrossFit Games

July 31, 2014

Dave Foster, former Punxsutawney Athlete, and his team Backcountry CrossFit have just competed in the worldwide Reebok CrossFit Games. The Reebok CrossFit Games is the highest level of competition in the sport of CrossFit, and features the best teams from around the world. After three days of grueling, fitness-related events such as tire-flipping, dead-lifting, a team ocean swim, and marathon runs Foster and his team finished 15th overall. For the full story, plus an interview with Foster, check out Friday's edition of The Punxustawney Spirit.

All-Stars off & running ... to States!

July 18, 2014

Punxsy’s Minor League Softball All-Stars were playing in their second winner-take-all championship game on Friday night — this time at the Sectional Tournament hosted in Punxsutawney.

And once again, Punxsy ran away from the decisive game a champion, defeating Union City 3-1.

Pictured here are the members of the team carrying their Section 1 championship banner on the traditional victory lap.

With the win, the girls have advanced to the state tournament, which will begin on Thursday in Greensburg.

For more from the game, see Saturday's edition of The Spirit.

Punxsy MInor League Softball All-Stars win Game 1 of Sectionals

July 15, 2014

The 2014 Punxsutawney Minor League Softball All-Stars defeated a tough Union City team, 1-0 on Tuesday night. For a full recap of the game, check out Wednesday's edition of The Spirit

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