Game Coverage

Franklin gets an eyeful of Nittany Lions’ depth

By Philip Cmor pcmor@altoonamirror.com UNIVERSITY PARK — When injuries decimated the Penn State football team’s linebacking corps early last season, Cam Brown got thrown into the fire. Literally, in a sense, as his redshirt had to be burned. “Developmentally, (I was) not ready,” ...

Stevens makes an impression

By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State has a potential Heisman Trophy candidate at quarterback, and yet he was not the most impressive quarterback during Saturday’s Blue-White Game. Granted, it was just a scrimmage, and he played mostly against reserves, but ...

Blue-White highlights, lows

By Philip Cmor pcmor@altoonamirror.com UNIVERSITY PARK — Following are the highlights and lowlights from the Blue’s 26-0 victory over the White on Saturday at Beaver Stadium: Play of the game: Brandon Polk tipped the ball to himself, snared it as he stepped past the defensive back and ...

Big run fuels Lady Lions

UNIVERSITY PARK — After coming up empty on its first four possessions, the Penn State women’s basketball program reeled off a 15-0 run and held Fordham to just four points in the opening 10 minutes to take a commanding lead on its way to a 70-51 victory in the second round of the Women’s ...

Youthful Lions learning end-of-season hardships

By Paddy Cotter For the Mirror WASHINGTON, D.C — The players in Penn State’s locker room were more exhausted than upset after their 78-51 season-ending loss to Michigan State on Thursday in the second round of the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament. Tony Carr had bags of ice ...

Despite blown lead, Lions move on to second round

By Paddy Cotter For the Mirror WASHINGTON, D.C.— A collective groan could be heard across Penn State basketball fandom on Wednesday when the Nittany Lions gave up a nine-point lead to Nebraska, forcing overtime, in the opening round of the Big Ten Tournament. The Lions had lost both of ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

PSU looks for answers after Rutgers loss

UNIVERSITY PARK — Tony Carr stared at the final stat sheet with a somber glare while Shep Garner fielded questions from the media. Penn State’s stat sheet was the autopsy report that revealed why the Lions had given Rutgers a 70-68 victory Saturday and its first Big Ten road win since ...

Buckeyes’ fast start proves costly for Lady Lions

From Mirror, wire reports COLUMBUS, Ohio — Kelsey Mitchell had four 3-pointers and 23 points and No. 14 Ohio State cruised to a sixth straight win with an 87-72 victory over Penn State on Wednesday night. The Buckeyes (20-5, 10-1 Big Ten) started with a 21-7 lead, pushed the margin into ...

Patience pays off for Lions’ wrestler

By Andy Elder For The Mirror UNIVERSITY PARK — Don’t tell Penn State senior 165-pounder Caleb Livingston that the No. 2 NIttany Lions’ 45-3 shellacking of Northwestern in front of 6,630 fans on Sunday lacked for excitement or meaning. On a day when Penn State notched three ...

Lady Lions love playing at the BJC

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State women’s basketball team loves playing at home. The Lady Lions improved to 11-1 at the Bryce Jordan Center with a decisive 82-66 Big Ten Conference victory over Illinois Sunday. Senior Sierra Moore led Penn State and set a Big Ten career-best with her 19 ...