Midnight Madness set at Adler Arena

For the second year in a row, the Penn State Altoona men’s and women’s basketball programs will host a Midnight Madness event in the Adler Arena.

The preseason pep rally is set to occur at midnight on the morning of Sunday in the Adler Arena. Midnight Madness will allow members of the Penn State Altoona campus, as well as the Altoona area community, to have the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the varsity men’s and women’s basketball teams as they open their fall practice season. The event is free for all to attend.

“I am thrilled for the opportunity to bring Midnight Madness back to the Penn State Altoona campus for the second straight year. I believe it is a great opportunity for our student-athletes, fans and our campus to get excited about this year’s men’s and women’s basketball teams,” men’s basketball coach David McGreal said.

PSU baseball slate set

UNIVERSITY PARK — A trip to the southwest, a return to PNC Park, regional matchups and the Big Ten slate are among the highlights of the 2018 Penn State baseball schedule unveiled Wednesday by coach Rob Cooper.

The 54-game schedule features 26 home games in Medlar Field at Lubrano Park, 24 road games and four neutral site games. Game day promotions and ticket information for the home slate and PNC Park game will be announced at a later date, and all dates and opponents are subject to change.

Included in the neutral site games is a return to PNC Park, as Penn State and West Virginia will trek to Pittsburgh for a second consecutive year. The 2018 meeting will take place Tuesday, April 10.

Elsewhere:

n Following a three-goal weekend, Penn State senior forward Megan Schafer was named the Big Ten Co-Offensive Soccer Player of the Week. Schafer and Minnesota’s Sydney Squires shared the award.

n Penn State redshirt senior defender Brittany Basinger was named to the TopDrawerSoccer Team of the Week for the week of Oct. 2-8.

n Two Mount Aloysius College soccer players earned the men’s and women’s Offensive Player of the Week recognition by the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference — Joshua Devlin and Cheyenne Kuncher.

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