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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 ...

Before fielding team, coach building trust

UNIVERSITY PARK - James Franklin isn't as concerned with the end result as he is about the road between here and there.Before the Nittany Lions began their first spring practice Monday afternoon under their new head coach, Franklin clued in the media on his philosophy."We're a process-oriented ...

PSU in CBI

The Penn State men's basketball team missed out on the NCAA and NIT tournaments, but the Nittany Lions will play in the 16-team College Basketball Invitational Tournament.The Nittany Lions will host Hampton on Wednesday at a time to be announced today.

PSU gets big-time receiver

Wide receiver Juwan Johnson has incredible upside.The same could be said for the 2015 Penn State football recruiting class, even more so now because Johnson is a part of it.Johnson, a 6-foot-5, 205-pound pass-catcher from Glassboro, N.J., became the latest prospect to verbally commit to new ...

Minnesota eliminates Nittany Lions from tourney

INDIANAPOLIS - Minnesota coach Richard Pitino thinks 20 wins should be good enough to make the NCAA tournament.Twenty-one or 22 would make the argument against his team a whole lot tougher. Twenty-three would nullify the discussion.The Golden Gophers took one big step toward that goal Thursday, ...

Michigan tries to end Big Ten drought

INDIANAPOLIS - No. 8 Michigan ended one championship drought by clinching its first outright Big Ten crown last week.Now the Wolverines will get a chance to end another title drought in the conference tournament, which has been filled with some of the school's most forgettable basketball ...

Newbill, Frazier receive honors

UNIVERSITY PARK - D.J. Newbill and Tim Frazier are among the 2014 All-Big Ten men's basketball teams and award winners, the conference office announced Monday.Newbill earned Second Team All-Big Ten honors, while Frazier received third-team recognition. Both players were heralded by the media ...

Remembering pioneers of PSU women’s athletics

Over the last seven months, Penn State has lost three of its most respected champions of women's athletics.Della Durant, former assistant athletic director and senior women's administrator, died in August; Mary Jo Haverbeck, former associate sports information director, passed away in January, ...

Hollins, Minnesota top?Lions

MINNEAPOLIS - The pressure on Minnesota will ratchet up in a few days. This afternoon was for reflection - and some fun.Austin Hollins had 14 points and three steals in his last scheduled home game, a fitting senior spark for the Golden Gophers in an 81-63 victory over Penn State on Sunday to ...

PSU edges Iowa for 4th straight Big Ten title

MADISON, Wis. - The Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling team rode a strong and balanced performance to its fourth-straight Big Ten Championship Sunday, sparked by two historic individual champions.Penn State topped second-place Iowa by 5.5 points. Coach Cael Sanderson's squad took the title with ...

Nittany Lions in the lead after first day of competition

MADISON, Wis. - The Penn State wrestling team finds itself in first place at the conclusion of day one at the 2014 Big Ten Wrestling Championships.The Nittany Lions, working for their fourth straight Big Ten crown, will have five wrestlers in the finals this afternoon. Penn State leads Iowa - ...

Lady Lions lose to No. 8 seed

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Ohio State, the No. 8 seed at the Big Ten women's basketball tournament, shot a sizzling 72 percent from the field, and a 71 percent clip from 3-point range in the first half, en route to a 99-82 win over the top-seeded Penn State Lady Lions in the quarterfinals ...

Lions destroy Northwestern

EVANSTON, Ill. - Penn State coach Pat Chambers struggled to explain why his Nittany Lions have experienced success on the road during Big Ten play.A stifling defensive effort by Penn State against Northwestern Thursday at Welsh-Ryan Arena was exactly what the Nittany Lions needed. The Wildcats ...

Youth will be served at tourney

The Big Ten women's basketball tournament will be a showcase for the conference's wealth of young talent - and there'll be lots of scoring if the regular-season trend continues.The tournament opens with four games today in Indianapolis. The winner of Sunday's championship game earns an ...

Strong, tough part of Galt’s new plan

UNIVERSITY?PARK?- The three flat-screen televisions overlooking the weight room in the Lasch Building flashed a simple message."Who really is the hardest working team in the country???"At first glance, all of the letters were in white, but on a closer look, gray letters in different words ...

Long-range success not with Lions

UNIVERSITY PARK - Penn State dominated the interior against No. 14 Wisconsin at the Jordan Center Sunday, scoring a whopping 50 points in the paint and claiming the rebounding battle, 34-28.But the Badgers won the game, 71-66, primarily because they were more effective from long distance."We ...

Lady Lions claim share of title

UNIVERSITY?PARK - A parting gift from Penn State's four-woman senior class was a share of the school's third straight Big Ten championship.The No. 8 Lady Lions' 77-62 victory over Michigan on Saturday enabled Penn State (22-6, 13-3) to celebrate in a post-game, on-court shower of blue-and-white ...

Nittany Lions pick up four-star running back recruit

If there ever was a doubt a new age might be dawning for Penn State football, it became more apparent on Thursday night when four-star running back Andre Robinson of Harrisburg Bishop McDevitt made a trip to University Park to watch the Nittany Lions' basketball game with Ohio State and to make ...