Game Coverage

Lady Lions dispose of Wake Forest

UNIVERSITY PARK — Carrying a 24-6 edge in the second quarter, the Penn State women’s basketball team was able to defeat Wake Forest, 68-58, in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge on Thursday at the Bryce Jordan Center. The Lady Lions (6-2) shot an impressive 28-of-33 (85 percent) from the charity ...

Wolfpack rally past Penn State

RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina State built its big lead with sharp shooting from behind the 3-point line — then made it stand by shooting well from the free-throw line. N.C. State, which trailed 11-0, held on to beat Penn State 85-78 on Wednesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Omer ...

Penn State finishes regular season with another blowout

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — A funny thing happened late in the first quarter Saturday afternoon with Penn State already up two touchdowns on struggling Maryland in what turned out to be a laugher. The classic Journey rock anthem “Don’t Stop Believin’” was played throughout the stadium, in ...

Maryland-PSU highlights, lowlights

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State’s 66-3 victory over Maryland on Saturday at Maryland Stadium: Play of the game: Joe Moorhead used a little trickeration early as Tommy Stevens took a handoff from Trace McSorley, faked a reverse to Saquon ...

Maryland-PSU notebook

Simpson gets shot at center COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Backups know they’re always one play away from stepping into the starting lineup. That play happened for Hollidaysburg Area High School’s Zach Simpson on Saturday during the Nittany Lions’ 66-3 victory over Maryland at Maryland ...

Penn State-Maryland scoring summary

FIRST QUARTER Penn State 7, Maryland 0: The Lions started at their 9 on the game’s first possession and drove 91 yards for a TD. Trace McSorley did most of the work with some big passing gains and 22-yard scramble to the Maryland 33. Backup QB Tommy Stevens took a handoff, faked a reverse ...

Line’s presence must be felt

PSU (9-2) at Maryland (4-7) Kickoff: 3:30 p.m. TV: BTN Line: PSU by 22; over/under is 58 By Philip Cmor pcmor@altoonamirror.com All good things must come to an end. So it is for Bishop Guilfoyle’s nearly-four-year-long football winning streak. Senior quarterback Mark ...

Lions cruise to 6th win of year

The Associated Press UNIVERSITY PARK — Nazeer Bostick and Jamari Wheeler scored 14 points apiece and Penn State beat Oral Roberts 86-48 on Friday. Tony Carr added 13 points and Josh Reaves chipped in all 10 of his in the first half for the Nittany Lions (6-1), who remained hot at home ...

Penn State, Texas Chrisitian would be fun bowl matchup

Sure, Penn State vs. Notre Dame or Miami would make for a fantastic and nationally prominent bowl game, and either is possible. But do you know what would happen if those teams were to play? All of the story lines would be about the past. About the 1987 Fiesta Bowl upset. About Notre Dame’s ...

PSU falls short in final

NEW YORK — Without prompting, Texas A&M coach Billy Kennedy and Robert Williams and Duane Wilson took turns speaking about the long term aspirations for the Aggies. The words they used were “special” and “March.” No false modesty here. The 16th-ranked Aggies know they’re ...

Nittany Lions dominate Pitt

NEW YORK — Tony Carr scored 16 points to lead six Penn State players in double figures and the Nittany Lions beat Pittsburgh, 85-54, on Monday night in the second game of the Progressive Legends Classic. Mike Watkins and Shep Garner had 13 apiece, while Lamar Stevens, Josh Reaves and Nazeer ...

Lady Lions cruise to 5-0 mark

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State women’s basketball team turned up the heat on Central Connecticut State inside the Bryce Jordan Center on Monday night. The Lady Lions forced 20 Blue Devil missteps on the way to an 83-66 victory to improve to 5-0. Penn State seemed to be in control of ...

Offensive explosion leads to record-setting day

UNIVERSITY PARK — A wild and soggy senior day saw Penn State and Nebraska play a crazy game that set home scoring records, then the Nittany Lions’ best player gave fans some good news afterward. Junior running back Saquon Barkley did not say that he will return for his senior season. He ...

Barkley sets TD record in possibly final game at Beaver Stadium

UNIVERSITY PARK — Solomon Enis came all the way from Arizona to Penn State for an official visit this weekend, and, at the beginning of Saturday’s game, he received a fine how-do-you-do. On the third play from scrimmage, Saquon Barkley took a handoff around the left side, slipping one ...

Nebraska-PSU highlights, lowlights

UNIVERSITY PARK — Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State’s 56-44 victory over Nebraska on Saturday at Beaver Stadium: Play of the game: On first-and-10 from the PSU 46, trailing 10-7 late in the first quarter, Trace McSorley found Juwan Johnson in stride over the ...

Nebraska-PSU notebook

Stevens makes most of chance UNIVERSITY PARK — Noticeably absent during Penn State’s two losses against Ohio State and Michigan State was backup quarterback Tommy Stevens from the backfield alongside Saquon Barkley and Trace McSorley. Leading up to those games, Stevens had accumulated ...

PSU will need to rely on ground game

Five things to look for as Penn State plays its final home game of the season — and almost certainly the final home game of Saquon Barkley’s career — against a struggling Nebraska team. No. 1: Run, run, run It would be great to see Barkley have a huge day, and it’s certainly ...

Class brought Penn State football back

Penn State will close out its 2017 home season today against Nebraska. The Nittany Lions are 8-2 overall (5-2 in the Big Ten) and are expected to enter the bowl season riding another two lopsided victories. Penn State is a four-touchdown favorite against a Cornhusker program that limps in ...

Garner answers for Lions after Carr scare

By Paddy Cotter For the Mirror UNIVERSITY PARK — A few minutes into the second half against Montana on Wednesday night, Tony Carr writhed in pain near halfcourt. With a teammate on either side of him, Penn State basketball’s top talent limped to the sideline and eventually the ...

Lady Lions open up at 3-0

From Mirror reports HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The first road test of the season for the Penn State women’s basketball team was passed in impressive fashion, as the Lady Lions improved to 3-0 by beating Marshall, 80-65, inside the Cam Henderson Center Wednesday night. When Penn State needed a ...