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Gophers’ big men too much for Nittany Lions

By Brian Hall The Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS — Reggie Lynch enjoyed the Williams Arena crowd chanting his name on Saturday after block after block against Penn State. At one point, Lynch let himself show his appreciation, smiling and pointing to the crowd. The Minnesota Gophers are ...

PSU Altoona out of AMCC playoffs

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Penn State Altoona men’s basketball team’s Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Tournament run came to an end on Saturday, losing to Medaille College, 91-77, in the semifinals at the Sullivan Center. Penn State was the No. 4 seed while Medaille is the top ...

Lady Lions come apart in second half at MSU

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The lead was as large as 19 points for the Penn State women’s basketball team  Wednesday night, but it wasn’t enough in the end as Michigan State outscored the Lady Lions by 23 points in the second half for a 73-64 win in Big Ten Conference action. The Lady Lions ...

PSU caravan set for May 11 Altoona stop

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State Coaches Caravan will return to the roads of Pennsylvania in May with seven stops across the Commonwealth. One of the stops will be a lunch stop in Altoona on May 11. James Franklin, the 2016 Big Ten football coach of the year, Director of Athletics Sandy ...

Purdue rallies past PSU

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State outrebounded No. 14 Purdue, but needed one more to have a chance at marking a fifth consecutive home win against a Top 25 opponent. Despite a strong defensive effort and a dominant interior performance, the Nittany Lions fell to the Boilermakers in overtime, ...

Trailing 13-8, Penn State gets on roll in win over OSU

STILLWATER, Okla. — Just like last year — again. The Penn State defeated Oklahoma State in the title matchup of the 2017 NWCA Dual Championship Series on Sunday as coach Cael Sanderson’ squad posted a 27-13 victory to claim its second-straight national dual meet title. The Nittany ...

Nittany Lions fall apart in third to Minnesota

UNIVERSITY PARK — A three-goal third period from the fifth-ranked Minnesota Golden Gophers was the difference as No. 9 Penn State fell 6-3 in Big Ten Conference play Friday at the Pegula Ice Arena. The Gophers have captured all three games so far this season against the Lions and improved ...

Penn State, Oklahoma State face off again for NWCA title

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State wrestling team, ranked No 1 in the nation, will take on No. 2 Oklahoma State in the NWCA Dual Championship Series title event this Sunday. The Nittany Lions are 13-0 overall while the Cowboys are 14-0. The match will take palce inside Gallagher-Iba Arena at ...

Nebraska has too much balance for Nittany Lions

The Associated Press LINCOLN, Neb. — Glynn Watson Jr. and Jack McVeigh scored 15 points apiece to lead four Nebraska players in double figures, and the Cornhuskers used their best shooting half of the season to set the tone in an 82-66 victory over Penn State on Tuesday night. Jordy ...

Lady Lions listen to their coach with fast start at Illinois

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – Penn State coach Coquese Washington told the media on Monday afternoon her team needed to have another solid first quarter and be on-point defensively early in the game to have a chance to win another road game. The Penn State women’s basketball team did just that. On ...

Penn State wraps up Big Ten championship

UNIVERSITY PARK — While there was little doubt as to who would win the final dual meet at Rec Hall this season between 12-0 Penn State and 2-13 Maryland, there was plenty of stuff going to keep the 6,661 fans entertained. n After the Nittany Lions, ranked second in the NWCA poll, captured ...

Lions get over hump at Illinois

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Champaign hasn’t always been the kindest road location for Penn State, but that changed Saturday with the Nittany Lions’ 83-70 win over Illinois. It was Penn State’s first win in Champaign since the 2008-09 season. Payton Banks tied his career-high with 24 points ...

Lady Lions hold off Purdue

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State women’s basketball program honored its three seniors Saturday: Kaliyah Mitchell, Sierra Moore and Peyton Whitted, and behind a combined 34 points from that group, they walked away with a 79-73 victory over Purdue at the Bryce Jordan Center. While it was ...

Lions rip Illinois, now 12-0

UNIVERSITY PARK — The second-ranked Penn State wrestling team moved within one step of its second consecutive undefeated regular season after a 34-7 spanking of No. 11 Illinois in front of season-high sellout crowd of 6,645 Rec Hall fans. The lopsided win was the Nittany Lions’ 29th ...

New recruit offers defensive versatility

By Philip Cmor pcmor@altoonamirror.com Linebacker U added another linebacker to its 2018 recruiting class on Thursday. Or maybe he’s a defensive end. Or a defensive tackle, perhaps. The point is, wherever he lines up, Pennridge’s Nick Tarburton is a heck of a prospect. On the ...

Lady Lions continue to enjoy the comforts of home at BJC

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State women’s basketball team continued to prove there is no place like home. The Lady Lions earned their 12th victory of the season inside the Bryce Jordan Center, thanks to a 77-66 win over Minnesota Wednesday night. With the win, Penn State improved to 16-8 ...

PSU Altoona adjust enough for win

By John Hartsock jhartsock@altoonamirror.com In his first season as the Penn State Altoona men’s basketball coach this winter, David McGreal inherited an athletic, seasoned unit that likes to beat opponents up and down the court. Visiting Mount Aloysius took PSU Altoona out of its ...

Lions knock off Maryland

UNIVERSITY PARK — Without veteran production, full attendance and much of reason for optimism after a depressing loss to Rutgers, Penn State overcame No. 21 Maryland, 70-64, Tuesday night. “It just shows the perseverance of this team,” Lamar Stevens, who had a game-high 25 points, said. ...

Hoops du Jour

No. 21 Maryland at PSU men Tipoff: 6 p.m. Bryce Jordan Center Records: Penn State (12-12, 4-7 Big Ten); Maryland (20-3, 8-2 Big Ten) Coaches: Patrick Chambers is 84-103 in his sixth season at Penn State and 126-131 in eight seasons overall. Mark Turgeon is 134-62 in six seasons at ...

PSU women prevail on road

EVANSTON, Ill. — The Penn State women’s basketball team put it all together and earned its first road win of the Big Ten season, 74-58, over Northwestern at Welsh-Ryan Arena Sunday. After a nip-and-tuck first half that saw Penn State (15-8, 5-6 B1G) lead by one, 31-30, the Lady Lions used ...