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Local rugby stars represent PA

Three players from Blair United/Hollidaysburg Rugby traveled to Rahway N.J. to play in the Northeast Regional Cup Tournament. Ian DiPangrazio, Gus Dellinger and Sam Haines represented Pennsylvania in games against New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and Washington DC teams. On the varsity ...

Soccer pioneer Bahr dies

When Walter Bahr walked off the field in Brazil after the famous United States victory over England at the 1950 World Cup, he didn’t expect to become a soccer celebrity. Known for many years as the father of two NFL placekickers and also coached soccer at Penn State University, Bahr ...

MLB teams sign Penn State draftees

UNIVERSITY PARK — A pair of Penn State baseball pitchers have joined the professional ranks, as Justin Hagenman signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers and Taylor Lehman signed with the Philadelphia Phillies. Hagenman will forego his senior season with the Nittany Lions to join the Dodgers ...

PSU men will open season at home

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State men’s basketball team will open its 2018-19 season with two home games in the Bryce Jordan Center as part of the 11th annual Cancun Challenge. The Nittany Lions will play host to North Florida Friday, Nov. 9, and Jacksonville State, Monday, Nov. ...

Franklin proud of PSU’s rapid resurgence

Halftime, Minnesota game, 2016. Golden Gophers 13, Penn State 3. James Franklin still vividly recalls what he heard from fans at Beaver Stadium. “The stadium is chanting, ‘Fire Franklin, fire Franklin,’” the coach said Thursday during a visit to Altoona. Hard to believe, but that ...

PSU loses DT Bolds

Redshirt freshman defensive tackle Corey Bolds has left the Penn State football team and plans to transfer, he announced Sunday. Bolds, a 6-foot-3, 289-pounder, was a three-star recruit from Paramus Catholic High School in Paterson, N.J. He sat out last season as a true freshman. Bolds ...

PSU gets athletic lineman

The L.C. Bird High School football program has produced Minnesota Vikings safety Anthony Harris and Notre Dame’s Jalen Elliott, so, when Blue Devils coach Troy Taylor says Hakeem Beamon might be the most highly-regarded recruit to come from the Virginia football power, that is no small ...

Sports at a glance

Four PSU 2018 game times set UNIVERSITY PARK — Four more game times for the 2018 Penn State Football season were announced Thursday. Penn State’s season opener against Appalachian State will kick at 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 1 on BTN, the Kent State game Sept. 15 will be at noon on FS1 and ...

Lions pick up two, including top LB

If things go as planned, the Penn State football team will put an elite defense on the field in a couple of years. The Nittany Lions certainly will have elite-level defensive talent. After signing top-five man-child Micah Parsons in its last recruiting class and a strong player for top-five ...

Nittany Lions getting faster in secondary

By Philip Cmor pcmor@altoonamirror.com Penn State’s defensive backfield recruiting for the class of 2019 has the feel of a sprint now — the Nittany Lions have more good players in the mix than they have scholarships. With safety JaQuan Brisker on board after a surprise commitment late ...

Nittany Lions land prized running back recruit

About a month ago, it looked like Ohio State was in the driver’s seat in the recruitment of blue-chip Virginia running back Devyn Ford. However, when Ford crossed the finish line on Friday afternoon, he was riding with James Franklin, and it was Penn State taking the checkered flag. Ford, ...

Lions add standout safety

Penn State might be about to go on a run of football commitments. It got started a little earlier than expected late Thursday night. JaQuon Brisker, the Lackawanna safety rated as one of the top junior college prospects in the country, announced he had committed to the Nittany Lions on ...

Lions, Pitt to play at night

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State’s football clash with in-state rival Pitt this fall will be played under the lights. The first game time of the 2018 Penn State football season finds the Nittany Lions visiting Pittsburgh at Heinz Field for an ABC Saturday Night Football game on Sept. 8. The ...

PSU lineman Martin decides to leave game

Penn State offensive lineman Robert Martin has decided to end his football career and is no longer a member of the team. The redshirt freshman posted this to Twitter on Monday night. “I want to thank the entire Penn State coaching staff for the opportunities they have given me, it is sad ...

Trio of Lions selected

UNIVERSITY PARK — Three Penn State men’s volleyball alums will have the opportunity to don the colors of the United States at the 2018 Federation Internationale de Volleyball Volleyball Nations League. The Penn State trio of Matt Anderson, Max Holt and Aaron Russell will all compete for a ...

Lions extend Chambers for four years

From Mirror reports UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State Board of Trustees compensation committee on Thursday approved a contract extension for men’s basketball coach Patrick Chambers through the 2021-22 season. Chambers led the Nittany Lions to 26 victories during the 2017-18 season, the ...

PSU DB getting his dream job

By Stephen Flinn For the Mirror PITTSBURGH — Penn State safety Marcus Allen sat anxiously with family on Saturday afternoon watching the NFL draft. When his name was called in the fifth round (No. 148 overall) by the Pittsburgh Steelers, he could not have been happier. Allen is a ...

Apke leads Day 3 PSU picks

Penn State finished with six players selected in the NFL draft, the most since 2010, and the first one to hear his name called Saturday was a surprise to many people. Safety Troy Apke was selected by the Washington Redskins in the fourth round, No. 109 overall. Apke had a sensational showing ...

Dolphins take PSU’s Gesicki in second round

Mike Gesicki said he ended up “exactly where I belong” after getting selected by the Miami Dolphins in the second round of the NFL draft Friday night. “It’s one of the most exciting moments of my life,” Gesicki told Miami reporters after being selected. Gesicki enjoyed arguably ...

It’s down to the when for Lions’ Barkley

By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com Saquon Barkley will hear his name called early in the first round of tonight’s NFL draft, with the only question being how early. The Penn State star running back has been universally praised for his on-field skills and off-field maturity, and at ...