Game Coverage

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 ...

Lady Lions suffers repeat setback

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — After watching Maryland stumble from the outset in a loss to Michigan State three days earlier, coach Brenda Frese emphatically stressed to her players the importance of getting off to a sharp start against Penn State. The Terrapins complied, though the best part about ...

Nits still winless in Big Ten

MINNEAPOLIS — After a sluggish start, Jordan Murphy cleared his head and put his team on his back, and Minnesota narrowly avoided a second straight bad loss. Murphy scored 19 points and tied a career high with 21 rebounds as the Gophers rallied past Penn State 65-64 on Saturday ...

PSU unable to hold fourth-quarter lead

From Mirror reports UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State women’s basketball team was unable to hold on to a nine-point lead going into the fourth quarter Thursday night, losing in overtime to Ohio State, 76-71, in Big Ten college basketball action at the Jordan Center. “I thought ...

Lions still searching for Big Ten win

By Paddy Cotter For the Mirror UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State’s first conference win of the season was in the balance with a minute left against No. 23 Iowa on Wednesday night in the Bryce Jordan Center. With a one-point deficit and Mike Watkins at the free throw line, every shot was ...

Spartans too much for PSU

By Paddy Cotter For the Mirror Penn State’s issues are starting to become its identity in a season that is already on the brink of being lost. That was evident on Sunday as No. 6 Michigan State beat the Nittany Lions, 71-56, in the Bryce Jordan Center to drop to 0-6 in Big Ten ...

Nittany Lions flat without Chambers in loss

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State lacked energy, scheme and a head coach in its loss to No. 24 Wisconsin, 71-52, in the Bryce Jordan Center on Tuesday night. The loss marked an 0-4 start for the Lions in Big Ten play and pulled their overall record below .500. Head coach Patrick Chambers was ...

Rutgers tops PSU to win sixth straight

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Senior Teniya Page scored 23 points and sophomore Alisia Smith recorded her fourth double-double of the season, but it wasn’t enough as Penn State suffered a 74-61 road loss at red-hot Rutgers in Big Ten action Sunday afternoon. The Scarlet Knights shot 51.9 percent ...

Unbeaten Michigan tops PSU

By Noah Trister The Associated Press ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Jordan Poole is noticing some extra attention from opposing defenses now. “I think today was the first time that I was actually being denied the ball on the perimeter, so it was something that I had to adjust to,” the Michigan ...

Lady Lions use defense in final frame to record Big Ten win

From Mirror reports UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State women’s basketball team used a strong defensive effort and clutch free throw shooting down the stretch to capture a 71-64 win over Wisconsin Thursday night in Big Ten action at the Bryce Jordan Center. The Lady Lions held a two-point ...

PSU report card

Following is Neil Rudel’s report card from Penn State’s 27-24 loss to Kentucky on Tuesday at the Citrus Bowl: Quarterback, B: With McSorley this year and for sure vs. Ky., it’s performance vs. grit. Grit A+. Performance C-. Playing w broken foot speaks to heart. Off early (3-9 in 1Q). ...

Nittany Lions rally,­ but fall short to Wildcats

ORLANDO, Fla. — Penn State had a chance at the end to win the Citrus Bowl, incredibly enough, despite spending most of the afternoon shooting itself in the foot. All hope appeared to be lost when news surfaced that quarterback Trace McSorley had suffered a broken foot and was done for the ...

Near-comeback caps McSorley’s career

ORLANDO, Fla. — Trace McSorley’s career ended like it began — in a Florida bowl game, against an SEC opponent, attempting to rally the Nittany Lions from a three-score deficit. In the end, as Penn State lost to Georgia 24-17 three years ago in the TaxSlayer Bowl, the Lions could not ...

Citrus Bowl notebook

Embarrassing day for special teams ORLANDO, Fla. — There was nothing special about Penn State’s kicking game Tuesday, as the team ended a tough season with an embarrassing showing in the 27-24 loss to Kentucky in the Citrus Bowl. Penn State failed to convert a fake punt in its own ...

PSU highlights, lowlights

ORLANDO, Fla. — Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State’s 27-24 loss to Kentucky on Tuesday in the Citrus Bowl at Camping World Stadium: Play of the game: Lynn Bowden Jr.’s 58-yard punt return for a touchdown gave the Wildcats a 10-0 lead with 45 seconds left in the ...

Linebacker Allen, Wildcats state their case

ORLANDO, Fla. — While some future NFL players sit out the bowl season in hopes of preserving their draft stock, Kentucky’s Josh Allen may have enhanced his. At least he thinks so. The Wildcats’ edge-rush extraordinaire who is expected to be among the highest picks in April’s draft ...

Citrus Bowl scoring summary

FIRST QUARTER Kentucky 3, Penn State 0: The Lions had fourth-and-2 from their 33 on the game’s opening possession and tried a fake punt. The direct snap went to Johnathan Thomas, who was stuffed for no gain. Kentucky took over at the PSU 33, and Benny Snell ran for 16 yards on the first ...

PSU pounds UMBC

UNIVERSITY PARK — Every time Rasir Bolton gets the ball in his hands, a familiar voice echoes in his head. “It’s my Pops,” Bolton said. “Since I was seven, he would just tell me, ‘Shooting is like breathing. Breath in, breath out, bring the ball up, breath in, shoot it, breath ...