Game Coverage

Lady Lions’ cold shooting leads to loss

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The Penn State women’s basketball team could not get into a rhythm offensively on Saturday afternoon inside of Mackey Arena in a 64-51 loss at Purdue. The Boilermakers (11-6, 2-1 B1G) used a 13-0 run that spanned the end of the first quarter and start of the second ...

Penn State dominates Gophers

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — The Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling team (5-0, 1-0 B1G) dominated No. 9 Minnesota (3-2, 2-1 B1G) in its Big Ten opener in Minneapolis. The Nittany Lions won eight of ten bouts to roll to a 33-6 win in the first of two Big Ten road duals this weekend. Penn State put ...

Penn State falls apart in second half against Michigan

By Noah Trister The Associated Press ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Derrick Walton scored 12 of his 14 points in the second half, and Michigan stormed back from a 14-point deficit to beat Penn State 72-69 on Wednesday night. The Wolverines (11-4, 1-1 Big Ten) trailed 54-40 with 12:41 remaining, but ...

Rose Bowl memorable, disappointing

LOS ANGELES — If you’re a sports fan, it would be nearly impossible not to have been enormously entertained by the thrilling Rose Bowl game between Penn State and USC. However, if you’re a Nittany Lion fan, you probably fall into one of the following two categories: 1. The game was so ...

Penn State report card

The following is Neil Rudel’s report card from Penn State’s 52-49 loss to Southern Cal in the Rose Bowl on Monday: POSITION                GRADE            COMMENT Quarterback               C                    McSorley ...

Lady Lions shut down visiting Hawkeyes

From Mirror reports UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State women’s basketball team iced a high-scoring Iowa Hawkeyes team, earning a 71-58 victory to earn its first Big Ten Conference win of the 2016-17 season at the Bryce Jordan Center on Tuesday night. The Lady Lions (11-4, 1-2 Big Ten) ...

Loss can’t take shine off season

PASADENA, Calif. — The effort and the finality moved James Franklin to tears. After the Nittany Lions wound up one stop and a field goal short of beating Southern Cal on Monday in the highest scoring Rose Bowl of all time, losing 52-49 as time ran out, Franklin didn’t mask his ...

Rose Bowl highlights, lowlights

PASADENA, Calif. — Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State’s 52-49 loss to Southern Cal in the Rose Bowl on Monday: Play of the game: USC quarterback Sam Darnold threw a 27-yard touchdown pass to Deontay Burnett, splitting two PSU defenders, with 1:20 remaining to tie ...

Rose Bowl notebook

Godwin has great day PASADENA, Calif. — Receiver Chris Godwin had a superb Rose Bowl, finishing with nine catches for 187 yards and two touchdowns. He also made a spectacular one-handed catch and came up with a tipped ball down the sideline that led to a 72-yard score. “I thought I did ...

Rose Bowl scoring summary

FIRST QUARTER USC 7, Penn State 0: Trace McSorley’s second interception of the first quarter was a ball thrown behind DeAndre Thompkins, who had it hit off his hands before Adoree’ Jackson picked it off and returned it 21 yards to the USC 49. QB Sam Darnold connected with Deontay Burnett ...

Trojan quarterback up to the challenge

PASADENA, Calif. — The classic battle that Southern Cal was able to emerge from with a 52-49 victory on the game’s final play in Monday’s Rose Bowl left Trojan coach Clay Helton convinced he had been part of something special. “What a terrific football game,” Helton raved afterward. ...

PSU’s inspired play upstaged by USC’s late heroics

PASADENA, Calif. — Many people consider Texas vs. USC in the 2006 Rose Bowl to be the greatest college football game they’ve ever seen, in large part because it was a heavyweight battle for the national title. In terms of memories, amazing individual performances and sheer wackiness, ...

Lions best flu, Knights

PISCAWAY, N.J. — With six or seven guys battling a stomach flu for the past four days — including usual starters Shep Garner and Mike Watkins and key reserve Terrence Samuel — Penn State coach Patrick Chambers was using assistant coaches in practice as extra bodies. The sick half of the ...

Rising to the occasion

LOS ANGELES — Offense is sexy, and so is coming back from 28-7 down to win the Big Ten championship. But Penn State would not have been able to climb up that gigantic mountain against Wisconsin without a tremendous second-half performance by its defense. The Badgers scored only three points ...

Lady Lions blown out

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State women’s basketball team was unable to stop the sharp-shooting of Indiana in its Big Ten Conference opener, falling to the Hooisers, 89-70, on Wednesday at the Bryce Jordan Center. The loss snapped a six-game winning streak and a 7-0 start to the home slate ...

Teams visit Disney

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Penn State and Southern California visited Disneyland on Tuesday, starting the festivities leading up to the Rose Bowl. It was a trip neither team could have imagined making on the first day of October. The Trojans were 1-3, having turned to redshirt freshman Sam Darnold ...

Lions shorthanded

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Penn State went to Disneyland on the Nittany Lions’ first full day in California preparing for the Rose Bowl, but it wasn’t all sunshine for the Big Ten Conference champions. Coach James Franklin announced at a media availability that some Lions won’t be available to ...

Wildcats roar past PSU

UNIVERSITY PARK — For a moment following Northwestern’s 87-77 win over Penn State on Tuesday, it sounded like Chris Collins was going to go down his lineup and offer praise for every player on the stat sheet in front of him. He would’ve had good reason to do so. The Wildcats (12-2, ...

Rudel: Father’s pride: Jim Pry shares in son’s success

Throughout his football coaching career, Brent Pry has never had to go too far for advice. In the early years, it was across the kitchen table. Now, it’s still just a phone call away. Pry’s father, Jim, is a lifelong coach whose mentorship of James Franklin as offensive coordinator at ...

Lions are starting to gel

By Travis Johnson The Associated Press UNIVERSITY PARK — Tony Carr looked toward the basket, took a step inside and bounced a pass into the hands of Shep Garner, who dropped it neatly in the hoop. Garner pointed in Carr’s direction and offered a respectful nod as they headed back down ...