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Lions get verbal from highly-touted linebacker

A four-star linebacker became the latest addition to Penn State's growing and rising 2015 football recruiting class on Sunday.Josh Barajas, a 6-foot-3, 212-pound inside linebacker from Merrillville, Ind., is the 11th player to verbally commit to the Nittany Lions. Barajas, who made an ...

Nittany Lions get 4-star lineman

Fans who follow Penn State football recruiting thought the odds were strong that the Nittany Lions would land a verbal commitment this weekend, and that's exactly what they got on Saturday.It just wasn't the blue-chipper they were expecting.Steven Gonzalez, a 6-foot-3, 300-pound four-star guard ...

Defensive backups make move to OL

UNIVERSITY PARK - Spring practice for Penn State has forced the coaching staff to get creative with how to fill out its depth chart.Prime examples of that are juniors Derek Dowrey and Brian Gaia, who are listed as guard and tackle, respectively, and both found out they were moving on short ...

Stanford coach offering tips to Lady Lions

STANFORD, Calif. - For each of the past two summers, Penn State coach Coquese Washington has visited Tara VanDerveer at the Stanford coach's New York home to talk basketball and, specifically, gather tips on the triangle offense."It's almost like going to graduate school of coaching in six ...

Seniors making sure Lady Lions stay alive

UNIVERSITY PARK - Currently, they rank as the second-most successful senior class in Penn State women's basketball history.Tuesday night it delivered an impressive performance in their final game at the Bryce Jordan Center.Maggie Lucas and Dara Taylor each scored 22 points, and Penn State led ...

Lions get friendly face for recruit

Penn State got record-setting Virginia quarterback Trace McSorley in its 2014 recruiting class. Now the Nittany Lions have added his favorite target for 2015.After making his second visit to University Park in four days, Briar Woods wide receiver Brandon Polk made a verbal commitment to Penn ...

PSU looking to gain advantage

UNIVERSITY PARK - Penn State's size matches-up against Florida's speed.Tuesday night's NCAA tournament second-round game at the Bryce Jordan Center will feature a contrast in styles of play.And as Lady Lions coach Coquese Washington sees it, the team that capitalizes on its advantage will be ...

Late shot ends Nittany Lions' season

ALBANY, N.Y. - A glorious basketball career ended with a thud Monday night for Penn State guard Tim Frazier.The fifth-year senior, whose season was extended courtesy of the College Basketball Invitational, was held to his lowest offensive output in more than two years as the Nittany Lions lost ...

Franklin connecting with region

STATE COLLEGE - Give new Penn State football coach James Franklin credit for one thing: If he makes a mistake, he'll own up to it.For instance, Franklin admitted that offering at the press conference introducing him to the Nittany Lion media to blow up balloons at birthday parties probably ...

PSU rallies from deficit

UNIVERSITY PARK - The Penn State women's basketball team often practices for the situation it faced Sunday at the Bryce Jordan Center. So, the Lady Lions did not panic when they fell behind by 11 points to upstart Wichita State late in the first half.As a result, they are moving on in the NCAA ...

Pair of champs lift Lions to team title again

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - Simple math: Coaching + talent + heart + desire + a little luck = 4.That was the equation for Penn State's fourth consecutive wrestling championship Saturday night at the 2014 NCAA Div. I Wrestling Championships at Chesapeake Energy Center.Penn State won both of its ...

Coach not worried about long layoff

UNIVERSITY PARK - When the Penn State women's basketball team takes the floor to open the NCAA tournament today, it will have been 16 days since its upset loss to Ohio State in the Big Ten quarterfinals.Despite the long layoff, don't expect any rust from the No. 14 Lady Lions when they face ...

Penn State's shot at championship still up in air

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - Penn State will bring seven All-Americans back to University Park, and possibly two individual champions, but whether it will bring a fourth consecutive team championship is very much in doubt.The Nittany Lions have the slimmest of leads, .5 points, over Minnesota - ...

Wisconsin puts an end to Penn State's postseason

SAINT PAUL, Minn. - The sixth-seeded Penn State men's hockey team was eliminated from the Big Ten Tournament Friday, losing 2-1 to Wisconsin in collegiate action.Matthew Skoff made some strong saves to keep the game tight and Curtis Loik scored his seventh goal of the season to briefly put ...

Lions lead after first day

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - Penn State is well on its way to a fourth consecutive NCAA wrestling championship, but the Nittany Lions will have to work to get it.With 10 wrestlers still alive, Penn State is still in great shape, but it took some hits Thursday at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma ...

Penn State upsets Michigan with goal in overtime

SAINT PAUL, Minn. - Freshman forward Zach Saar's goal in double overtime sent the sixth-seeded Nittany Lion men's hockey team to the Big Ten semifinals in a 2-1 win over third-seeded and 12th-ranked Michigan Thursday afternoon at the Xcel Energy Center.The victory advances Penn State (8-25-2) ...

D.J. playing is music to Penn State’s ears

UNIVERSITY PARK - Penn State guard D.J. Newbill averaged 35 minutes per game during the regular season. The Nittany Lions needed every second of that hefty number just to finish 15-17 overall and in 10th place in the Big Ten.In a CBI game against Hampton at the Jordan Center Wednesday night, ...

Sanderson looks at tourney as challenge

UNIVERSITY PARK - In examining the seeds and first-round pairings for the 2014 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships today through Saturday at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Okla., some would say the Penn State wrestling team didn't get any favors, that its road to a fourth ...

Hoops du Jour

Hampton at Penn?State menFirst round, CBI TournamentTipoff: 7 p.m., Bryce Jordan CenterRecords: Penn State (15-17, 6-12 Big Ten); Hampton (18-12, 13-3 MEAC)Coaches: Patrick Chambers is 37-58 in his third season at Penn State and 79-86 in four seasons overall. Edward Joyner Jr. is 82-77 in his ...

Franklin evaluating players

UNIVERSITY PARK - James Franklin has spent a lot of time watching film on the Penn State roster he inherited, getting to know as much as possible about his new players.But film study only shows so much.The real chance for everyone - coaches and players alike - to make a first impression came ...