Game Coverage

Lions’ Chambers feeling good

By Jim O’Connell The Associated Press NEW YORK — Penn State coach Patrick Chambers sounded like a coach who just watched his team play as well as it has all season. “We competed. We played hard. And it’s nice, of course, to make so many 3s,” he said. “That always ...

Losing to Lions not that bad

By Andy Elder For the Mirror UNIVERSITY PARK — Despite the 46-0 shellacking his team took at the hands of No. 2 Penn State on Sunday, Binghamton wrestling coach Matt Dernlan didn’t seem discouraged. The Nittany Lions rolled up three falls, a technical fall, five major decisions and a ...

Slow start a killer for Penn State

By Matt Sugam The Associated Press NEWARK, N.J. — Sheldon Jeter can’t quite put his finger on why Pitt is giving up second half leads. Fortunately, he and the Panthers can continue to look for answers after a victory. Michael Young had 29 points and nine rebounds as Pittsburgh held on ...

Lions embarrassed at home by GMU

By Paddy Cotter For the Mirror UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State athletics’ winning streak found a bitter end at the Bryce Jordan Center on Wednesday night. The football, hockey and basketball programs had a recent combined 23 consecutive wins until the Lions’ disappointing 85-66 ...

Lady Lions have too much balance for Cross

WORCESTER, Mass. — Life on the road can be tough, but the Penn State women’s basketball team shook off a slow start, and four players reached double-figures in an 84-48 victory over Holy Cross on Wednesday night. The game was tied at 8-8 with 6:12 left in the first quarter before a ...

Fans will be treated to USC at the legendary Rose Bowl

By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com Penn State missed out on the playoffs, but its consolation prize and opponent are as good as it gets in college football. The Nittany Lions will play red-hot USC in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 2 in Pasadena. It will be the first Rose Bowl appearance for ...

Chaos never surfaces in Final Four selection

By Ralph D. Russo The Associated Press In the end, true chaos never came to college football this season. Four teams that started near the top of the College Football Playoff rankings will play for the national championship. Alabama will face Washington in one semifinal and Clemson meets ...

Youngster contributing early for PSU

By Todd Irwin For the Mirror UNIVERSITY PARK – Penn State freshman 125-pounder Nick Suriano is making a habit of beating wrestlers ranked in the top 4 in the nation. Soon, the former four-time New Jersey state champion, will be ranked in the top 4. After knocking off ...

Penn State report card

Following is Neil Rudel’s report card from Penn State’s 38-31 victory over Wisconsin on Saturday night at Lucas Oil Stadium: POSITION GRADE COMMENT Quarterback A+ McSorley (22-31-384) with four TDs has been best first-year starter in school history. Averaged 17 yards per ...

Resurgent PSU rallies for Big Ten title

By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com INDIANAPOLIS — One legendary game and legendary comeback made legends out of a number of Penn State players and coaches. Trace McSorley had perhaps the greatest game ever by a Penn State quarterback. Cornerback Grant Haley and safety ...

Lions deserve Big Ten glory

Commentary INDIANAPOLIS — Penn State won its first Big Ten championship game Saturday night, and its heroic performance was more than fitting as the Nittany Lions have shown the heart of a champion all year. But never did their heart pound harder than at Lucas Oil Stadium against a ...

Big Ten championship notes

Lions likely head to Rose Bowl INDIANAPOLIS — While there is hope for a berth in the College Football Playoff, Penn State’s likely destination is the Rose Bowl Jan 2. The opponent is expected to be USC or Colorado, both three-loss teams from the Pac-12. The Nittany Lions will find out ...

Nittany Lions put a big emphasis on defense

By Travis Johnson The Associated Press UNIVERSITY PARK — Pat Chambers watched nearly all of the film available on Wright State heading into Saturday. Penn State’s coach was worried about the Raiders, specifically their ability to shoot 3-pointers with pinpoint accuracy and fill ...

Badgers don’t ‘make enough plays’

INDIANAPOLIS — Wisconsin’s Corey Clement rolled up 207 yards of total offense against Penn State, but he couldn’t get a final yard when it mattered most. Clement was stopped for no gain by Penn State’s Grant Haley and Marcus Allen on fourth-and-1 from the Penn State 24 with 1:01 ...

Scoring summary

FIRST QUARTER Wisconsin 7, Penn State 0: The Badgers drove 81 yards on 14 plays, lasting 8 minutes, to score a TD on their first possession. A 15-yard late hit out of bounds by linebacker Brandon Bell helped out the Badgers. They faced third-and-12 from the PSU 27 when Bart Houston hit Jazz ...

Lady Lions survive Marshall

UNIVERSITY PARK — In a game that came down to the final seconds and saw 13 lead changes, the Penn State women’s basketball program earned an 82-80 victory over Marshall in the first meeting ever between the two programs on Saturday at the Bryce Jordan Center. Sophomore Teniya Page ...

PSU-Wisconsin highlights, lowlights

INDIANAPOLIS — Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State’s 38-31 victory over Wisconsin in the Big Ten championship game on Saturday night at Lucas Oil Stadium: Play of the game: Leading 38-31, Grant Haley and Marcus Allen combined to stop Corey Clement on fourth-and-1 at ...

McSorley must have time against tough Badger defense

Commentary By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com INDIANAPOLIS — Five things to look for as Penn State plays Wisconsin for the Big Ten championship, plus a chance to stay alive in the College Football Playoff race. No. 1: Laying it on O-line There’s been more talk about Penn ...

Big game still has big meaning for winner

By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com INDIANAPOLIS — Regardless of what happens in the College Football Playoff picture, which is what so many people have been debating, Penn State and Wisconsin still have a great deal to play for tonight. “The only thing that exists for us is ...

Wisconsin looking to pick off Nittany Lions

By Genaro C. Armas The Associated Press MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin’s defense is getting so picky. The sixth-ranked Badgers have 11 interceptions over the last three games and 21 on the season, tops in major college football. And now they are focused on Trace McSorley and No. 8 Penn ...