PSU caravan nears sellout

College digest

UNIVERSITY PARK — A limited number of seats remain available for the Penn State Coaches Caravan stop in Altoona on Thursday, May 11.

Nittany Lion football coach James Franklin and athletic director Sandy Barbour headline PSU’s contingent scheduled at the Discovery Center.

Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. with the program following at 12:15 p.m. It costs $30 for Nittany Lion Club members and $45 for non-members, and Franklin and other Penn State coaches will be available for photo opportunities.

The caravan is scheduled for seven st0ps from May 9-11, and two of them, lunches in York and Hazleton, are sold out.

Advance registration is required for the event, which is jointly sponsored by the Penn State Alumni Association and the Nittany Lion Club. Fans can register at

This year marks the fifth tour of the Penn State Coaches Caravan.

Juniata advances

The Juniata College men’s tennis team downed Drew, 5-3, in the Landmark Conference semifinals on Tuesday at the Summit Tennis and Athletic Club.

The Eagles led 2-1 after doubles and went on to take three of five singles matches.

The Eagles advanced to the championship for the fourth straight season. Juniata will play Goucher for the third year in a row. The Gophers defeated Scranton in the other semifinal, 5-2.

The pair of Dean Polisena and Roy Liberman won at first doubles, 8-5, over Vineet Vemulapally and Geoffrey Diehl. Jason Gerber and Dan Ansel were 8-4 winners at third doubles.

The championship match is 1 p.m. Saturday at Juniata’s Raffensberger-Brumbaugh Tennis Courts.

PSU spikers lose

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Penn State men’s volleyball team saw its season come to to an end on Tuesday with a loss in the NCAA Tournament quarterfinals.

Penn State fell to Hawaii, 23-25, 27-25, 17-25, 25-14, 15-4.


n Penn State Altoona earned the No. 3 seed for the upcoming AMCC Tournament, which will be hosted in Erie at Penn State Behrend. The three-day double-elimination bracket begins Friday with four games. Penn State Altoona (17-17, 12-6 AMCC) will face No. 6 Mount Aloysius in the opening game on Friday at 10 a.m.

n Penn State men’s volleyball senior Chris Nugent and redshirt freshman Calvin Mende were named AVCA All-Americans, as announced by the American Volleyball Coaches Association. Nugent was named second-team All-American, while Mende earned honorable mention All-American honors.

n Three members of the Penn State men’s lacrosse team in senior attackman Nick Aponte (first team), sophomore attackman Grant Ament (first team) and sophomore defender Chris Sabia (second team) earning All-Big Ten recognition.