Game Coverage

Oruwariye’s OT interception helps PSU avoid disaster

UNIVERSITY PARK — Teams like Appalachian State make sports fun. And unpredictably zany. Eleven years to the day after pulling off one of the biggest upsets in college football history, a 34-32 stunner at No. 5 Michigan, the small school from the mountains of Boone, N.C., nearly shocked the ...

For openers, Lions raise their share of questions

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State opened its season with a wildly-entertaining 45-38 overtime victory Saturday over Appalachian State that anyone who witnessed had to enjoy. Well, almost anyone. “I started the game at 46 years old,” James Franklin said afterward. “I ended it at ...

Penn State notebook

UNIVERSITY — Defensive tackle Kevin Givens did not play in Saturday’s opener as he was suspended for violating team rules and was on the sideline in street clothes. It’s unclear what rule Givens broke, and also unclear if he will be available to play next week at Pitt. Coach James ...

PSU highlights, lowlights

UNIVERSITY PARK — Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State’s 45-38 overtime victory over Appalachian State on Saturday at Beaver Stadium: Play of the game: Nittany Lion cornerback Amani Oruwariye intercepted App State quarterback Zac Thomas in the end zone on first down ...

Scoring summary

FIRST QUARTER Penn State 7, App State 0: App State stopped PSU on third-and-1 at its own 34 on the opening series, but an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on DB Desmond Franklin kept the drive going for the Lions. They made the visitors pay by marching to the end zone, getting back-to-back ...

Maryland picks up emotional victory

he Associated Press LANDOVER, Md. — It was one of those rare occurrences when the sequel proved even more impressive than the original. Maryland emerged from a trying offseason with an emotionally charged 34-29 upset of No. 23 Texas on Saturday, shaking off a lengthy weather delay to ...

App State QB shines in spotlight

By Caleb Wilfinger For the Altoona Mirror UNIVERSITY PARK — Before Saturday, Appalachian State quarterback Zac Thomas had only thrown 10 career passes at the NCAA Division I level, and not a single one of them mattered. For nearly four hours in front of more than 105,000 screaming ...

Lions will play lots of youngsters

A capsule look at James Franklin’s weekly news conference. Opponent: Appalachian State (0-0) Kickoff: Saturday 3:30 p.m., Beaver Stadium TV: BTN About the Mountaineers: What most people know about App State is it pulled off one of the biggest upsets in college football history in ...

Givens earns team award for his hard work

UNIVERSITY PARK — Kevin Givens has always said he didn’t know how his career at Penn State would unfold, only that he would work as hard as he could to make the most of things. That hard work and dedication, combined with tremendous physical strength and speed for a big man, have helped ...

Blue-White notebook

McSorley leads Blue offense UNIVERSITY PARK — Trace McSorley and Penn State’s first-team offense did pretty much what it wanted on the game’s first two drives, leading the Blue to a pair of touchdowns in a 21-10 win over the White in Saturday’s Blue-White Game before 71,000 fans at ...

Blue-White highlights-lowlights

UNIVERSITY PARK — Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State’s annual Blue-White Game, won by the Blue, 21-10, Saturday at Beaver Stadium: Play of the game: Trace McSorley zinged a 43-yard pass to redshirt freshman K.J. Hamler in the second quarter. Hamler fumbled after ...

B-W Game brings Brooke Fisher memories for a lifetime

UNIVERSITY PARK -- Brooke Fisher stole the show during Saturday's Blue-White Game with a thrilling touchdown run before getting mobbed by Penn State players during a jubilant celebration in the end zone. "She had a blast," Fisher's mother, Margie, said. "I think it's probably one of the most ...

QB Clifford will get reps

PSU football What: Blue-White game Time: 3 p.m. TV: Big Ten Network Radio: ESPN Radio 1430 WVAM, pregame show at 2 p.m. Admission: Free By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com Penn State fans probably can expect to see a lot of Sean Clifford in today’s Blue-White Game as the ...

Believe the hype!

NEW YORK — Flavor Flav had his red cap flipped backward as he pulled out his iPhone on the Madison Square Garden court. Flav held the camera steady and recorded cousin Shep Garner clip the final strands of the championship net and wave it toward the Penn State die-hards. Flav’s T-shirt at ...

Monster run powers Lions to NIT final

NEW YORK — Tony Carr scored 21 points, Shep Garner added 18 while breaking a school record for career 3-pointers and Penn State routed Mississippi State 75-60 in the National Invitational Tournament semifinals Tuesday night. The fourth-seeded Nittany Lions (25-13) will play No. 2 seed Utah ...

Stevens’ 30 points propel Lions into semifinals

MILWAUKEE — Lamar Stevens tied his career high with 30 points, Tony Carr added 25 and Penn State beat Marquette 85-80 on Tuesday night to advance to the NIT semifinals. The Nittany Lions (24-13) will face either Mississippi State or Louisville at Madison Square Garden in New York on March ...

Penn St. takes it all again

CLEVELAND — There have been many magical moments in the history of the NCAA Wrestling Championships, but what Bo Nickal did Saturday night in Quicken Loans Arena may move to the top of the list. Nickal pulled off a dramatic pin of Ohio State’s Myles Martin to win his second consecutive ...

Nittany Lions now in first

CLEVELAND — Just when it looked like Ohio State was going to knock two-time defending champion Penn State off the top of the collegiate wrestling mountain, the Nittany Lions said “not so fast.” The Nittany Lions turned a 13.5-point deficit at the beginning of Session 4 of the 2018 NCAA ...

Lady Lions lose at home in overtime

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State women’s basketball team saw their season come to an end Thursday night, losing in the first round of the Women’s National Invitation Tournament, 63-62, to Radford at the Bryce Jordan Center. Penn State, which led 54-52 with 4:11 to play in ...

Late goal costs Lions in conference semifinals

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — The Nittany Lions will not have a chance to defend their Big Ten tournament title next weekend as they let up a goal to Jack Jenkings with 30.9 seconds left, falling 3-2 to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the Big Ten semifinals. With only one period remaining in the ...