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Game Coverage

Franklin looking for more than football

For as much as some fans love that there will be football of any kind being played, today’s Blue-White Game is still only one spring practice, so it has to be taken with a grain of salt in a lot of ways. Penn State coach James Franklin even made the point of saying that the football is not ...

Penn State men skate past OSU

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Sophomore Alex Limoges scored the eventual game-winner setting the Penn State single-season goal record in the process as the fourth-ranked Nittany Lions defeated No. 1 Ohio State, 5-1, on Sunday afternoon in Big Ten semifinal action from Value City Arena. Penn State ...

Too much Coffey sends Nittany Lions home

CHICAGO — Out of sync and struggling for most of the game, Amir Coffey insisted he never really found his rhythm. It was hard to tell the way he dominated at the end. Coffey scored 10 of his 22 points in the final minute, and Minnesota rallied for a 77-72 overtime victory over Penn State in ...

Top seeds have nothing to be ashamed about

The Associated Press While it might not land a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, the Big Ten was arguably the nation’s top conference during the regular season. The league’s upper-class depth and middle-class drama could make for a fascinating postseason tournament, which starts ...

Despite title, Lions focusing on nationals

By Andy Elder For the Mirror MINNEAPOLIS — It seems like the only ones not getting excited about Penn State failing to win a Big Ten tournament championship the past two seasons were the Nittany Lions. They were poked and prodded and queried and questioned about that one blank spot on ...

PSU hockey on to semifinals thanks to Big Ten series win

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State ice hockey team advanced to the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament on Sunday night, winning game 3 in its best-of-3 series with Wisconsin, 4-3, at the Pegula Ice Arena. Penn State (21-14-2) will play at Ohio State this Saturday in the ...

Lions’ Reaves has memorable game on senior day

By Travis Johnson The Associated Press UNIVERSITY PARK— Penn State guard Josh Reaves has never gotten as many hugs or pats on the back as he did on Sunday. His teammates made sure to show their wily veteran their love after Reaves scored a career-high 26 points and grabbed 11 rebounds ...

Penn State survives final seconds

By Everett Merrill The Associated Press PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Penn State coach Pat Chambers says he doesn’t pay attention to the Big Ten standings. With the conference tournament starting next week in Chicago and his team peaking, maybe it’s time he should. The Nittany Lions (13-17, ...

Lady Lions’ season ends at tournament

From Mirror, wire reports INDIANAPOLIS — Imani Lewis scored 17 points on 7-of-12 shooting, and Marsha Howard added 15 points and 14 rebounds, to help No. 13 seed Wisconsin beat Penn State, 65-57, on Wednesday in the first round of the Big Ten tournament. Lewis grabbed nine boards and ...

Nittany Lions on a roll

By Paddy Cotter For the Mirror UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State men’s basketball team can be frustrating at times. It would be easier if they were lovable losers, but they don’t fit that role at all. A dominant 78-61 win over No. 17 Maryland in the Bryce Jordan Center on ...

PSU locks up share of Big Ten title

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Top-ranked Penn State pummeled No. 19 Illinois in the Big Ten dual meet finale. Penn State won eight of ten bouts to post a 39-9 win over the homestanding Illini, helping secure Penn State at least a share of its sixth Big Ten regular season (dual meet) title. Penn State ...

Lady Lions blown out on road

MINNEAPOLIS — The Penn State women’s basketball team wasn’t able to slow down a red-hot Minnesota offense as the Gophers took down the Lady Lions 97-67 Sunday afternoon. Senior Teniya Page led four Lady Lions in double figures with 14 points. Junior Jaida Travascio-Green scored 11 ...

Lions struggle down the stretch in loss

The Associated Press WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Matt Haarms gave No. 12 Purdue a boost of energy. Carsen Edwards added the scoring punch. Together, they were a knockout combination. Edwards scored 15 of his 21 points in the second half Saturday and Haarms celebrated his return to the ...

Lady Lions buried early in loss to Northwestern

EVANSTON, Ill. — Northwestern got out to a fast start and never looked back as the Wildcats handed the Penn State women's basketball team a 78-63 loss in Big Ten action Thursday night. Freshman Karisma Ortiz registered a career-high 14 points and team-best seven rebounds to lead the Lady ...

PSU shocks No. 6 Michigan

UNIVERSITY PARK — Fueled by pure determination and a legacy-sealing performance by its star player, Penn State beat a better team in No. 6 Michigan, 75-69, to get its first home conference win. “It really means a lot to me,” Lamar Stevens said. “Everybody works so hard.” In a ...

Iowa pummels Lady Lions

UNIVERSITY PARK — Megan Gustafson had 30 points, 11 rebounds and five assists for her 20th double-double this season, and 75th of career, and No. 13 Iowa beat Penn State 81-61 on Sunday. Gustafson was named the Big Ten player of the week on Monday for the ninth time this season, tying the ...

Penn State cruises past Indiana on mat

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — No. 1 Penn State took down home standing Indiana to close out a Big Ten road swing through the Hoosier state on Sunday. Penn State downed Indiana 35-9 in Bloomington to remain unbeaten on the year. Penn State won all but one off the contested bouts (giving up a forfeit ...

Rutgers holds off Penn State

UNIVERSITY PARK — Stasha Carey scored 19 points, Tekia Mack made back-to-back 3-point plays down the stretch and No. 14 Rutgers turned back Penn State, 69-61, on Sunday. The Scarlet Knights (16-4, 8-1 Big Ten) rebounded after their 10-game winning streak was snapped on Wednesday but still ...

Lions fall to 0-9 in Big Ten

UNIVERSITY PARK — The recipe for beating Penn State has become simple. Keep it close and allow the Lions to make mistakes late in the game. That’s exactly what Rutgers did on Saturday to beat the Lions, 64-60. “We need everybody to step up,” Lamar Stevens, who recorded a game-high 21 ...

Nittany Lions show improvement

UNIVERSITY PARK — Just a week after the top-ranked Penn State wrestling team notched an 11-point win that left its coach taking the blame for a rather flat performance, the Nittany Lions on Sunday wrestled more like their fans are used to seeing. Penn State (7-0, 3-0 Big Ten) won eight of ...