Game Coverage

Lady Lions fall against Purdue

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The Penn State women’s basketball team ran into a hot-shooting Purdue squad that set an opponent record for field goal percentage in handing the Lady Lions an 88-73 defeat on Sunday afternoon inside Mackey Arena. The Boilermakers shot 73 percent from the field, ...

Lee’s effort at 141 sparks No. 2 Lions to victory

By Todd Irwin tirwin@altoonamirror.com UNIVERSITY PARK – Penn State freshman Nick Lee took a 4-2 lead into the third period against Minnesota’s returning All-American Tommy Thorn. But the best was yet to come. Seventh-ranked Lee outscored the 10th-ranked Thorn, 9-1, in a furious ...

Penn State fought the Law and the Law won

By Sarah Trotto The Associate Press ROSEMONT, Ill. — Vic Law and his Northwestern teammates were eager to face Penn State again after a lopsided loss two weeks ago. “Some of our coaches just questioned our energy and said we needed to pick it up before the game started because last ...

Nittany Lions win 39th straight

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State wrestling coach Cael Sanderson wasn’t really in the reminiscing mood shortly after the second-ranked Nittany Lions dispatched Purdue, 43-6, on Friday night before 6,547 fans at Rec Hall. The win was the program’s 39th regular season victory in a row, setting ...

Lions’ Carr saves the day

By Paddy Cotter For the Mirror UNIVERSITY PARK — Criticism of the Penn State basketball team’s late-game ineptitude gained traction with each missed shot in the final minutes of regulation against Nebraska Friday night. Plagued by offensive inefficiency, the Lions squandered a ...

IU, not PSU, finds a way

The Associated Press BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Indiana coach Archie Miller gave his team one basic instruction Tuesday night. Find a way to win. The Hoosiers seem to have figured it out. Juwan Morgan cleaned up on the dirty work by scoring 21 points with 11 rebounds, Josh Newkirk finished ...

Lady Lions fall to Knights

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — A low-scoring, tightly contested first half led into a tale of two quarters in the second half, as the Penn State women's basketball team dropped a 70-65 game at Rutgers on Saturday at the Rutgers Athletic Center. The Scarlet Knights (16-2, 4-0 B1G) outscored Penn State ...

Penn State report card

Following is Neil Rudel’s report card from Penn State’s 35-28 victory over Washington on Saturday in the Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium: POSITION GRADE COMMENT Quarterback A McSorley went 32-of-41 for 342 and two TDs, and boy ...

Lady Lions fall just short to 15th-ranked opponent

UNIVERSITY PARK — Stephanie Jones scored the final four points and No. 14 Maryland pulled out a 69-65 win at Penn State on Sunday, pushing their win streak to 11 games. Penn State called a 30-second timeout with 1:19 to go and tied at 65, but were unable to inbound and the turnover resulted ...

Restoring the roar: McSorley shines in PSU victory

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Trace McSorley gave a little smirk when told of his incredible day throwing the football on third down. “Yeah, that’s pretty good,” he said. No, not just pretty good. “(Going) 12-for-12 is pretty damn good,” backup quarterback Tommy Stevens chimed in when ...

Lions save best of ’17 season for last

GLENDALE, Ariz. — There’s sure something about the Fiesta Bowl that agrees with the Nittany Lions. Penn State kept its perfect record in the desert intact at 7-0 by starting strong and holding off Washington, 35-28, Saturday in a well-played and entertaining showdown at University of ...

Penn State-Washington notebook

Lions’ defense pressures QB GLENDALE, Ariz. — The biggest question mark for Penn State in the Fiesta Bowl was whether its defense could get enough pressure on Washington quarterback Jake Browning. The Nittany Lions were up to that challenge. Browning had been sacked only 16 times all ...

PSU-Washington highlights, lowlights

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State’s 35-28 victory over Washington on Saturday in the Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium: Play of the game: Immediately after Washington pulled within 28-21 to start the third quarter, Trace McSorley ...

Huskies coach calls performance ‘miserable’

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Washington got off to a rough start and was never able to fully recover Saturday against a faster, more physical Penn State team that outclassed the Huskies on both sides of the ball. “Flat out miserable,” coach Chris Petersen bluntly said after the game. “But it is ...

Lions rebound after upset loss

UNIVERSITY PARK — Pat Chambers wasn’t going to let himself or his players be deceived by Coppin State’s winless record. Penn State’s coach had seen the Eagles keep within striking distance for much of their game against UConn and watched as they pushed Georgia Tech for 30 minutes more ...

Penn State-Washington scoring summary

Scoring summary FIRST QUARTER Penn State 7, Washington 0: The Lions took the opening kickoff and went 83 yards in eight plays for a TD. They converted a key third-and-10 from their own 17 when Trace McSorley hit Saquon Barkley on a shallow cross for 12 yards. On third-and-8 from the ...

PSU needs pressure on QB

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Five things to look for as Penn State faces Washington in what should be a fun Fiesta Bowl in the desert. No. 1: Pressure QB Both of these teams do a lot of things very well, but one clear issue for Penn State is that it often struggles putting pressure on the ...

Petersen’s deeds outweigh his words

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Friday morning’s final pre-Fiesta Bowl press conference with the head coaches provided at least a slight glimpse into their personalities. While both offered mutual respect of the other’s program, it was easy to see that Washington’s Chris Petersen was content to ...

Nittany Lions strong from the field in victory

By Travis Johnson The Associated Press UNIVERSITY PARK — As he went after his own rebounds during warmups on Tuesday, Josh Reaves took a moment to appreciate the long shots arcing overhead and falling, one after the other, through Penn State’s hoop. Reaves got to appreciate the makes ...

Healthy Lions dominate Hoosiers

By Todd Irwin For the Mirror UNIVERSITY PARK — Both 133-pounder Corey Keener and 165-pound NCAA champion Vincenzo Joseph were out of Penn State’s lineup due to injuries in the Nittany’s squeaker over Lehigh on Dec. 3. They both returned to action — sort of — on Sunday in the ...