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Retherford joins Nittany Lion history with award

From Mirror reports UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State Nittany Lion wrestler Zain Retherford won the WIN Magazine/Culture House Dan Hodge Trophy on Tuesday, which is presented annually to the top collegiate wrestler in the nation by ASICS. The Hodge Trophy has been awarded since ...

PSU falls step short of Frozen Four

CINCINNATI, Ohio — The historic season for the Penn State men’s ice hockey team reached its end on Sunday in the NCAA Midwest Regional championship game. The third-seeded and No. 11-ranked Nittany Lions were defeated, 6-3, by the No. 1 team in the nation, Denver University, at U.S. Bank ...

Penn State one win from Frozen Four

From Mirror reports CINCINNATI, Ohio — The Penn State men's ice hockey team scored five goals in the third period to capture a 10-3 victory over the the Union Dutchmen in the Midwest Regional semifinals of the NCAA Tournament Saturday at U.S. Bank Arena. Penn State improved to 25-11-2. ...

Lions’ Banks not returning

UNIVERSITY PARK — Payton Banks, a redshirt junior on the Penn State men’s basketball team, will graduate from Penn State this spring and not return to the program, coach Patrick Chambers announced. “We wish Payton the best moving forward and thank him for his four years at Penn ...

PSU set to focus on future

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State’s 2016 season was remarkable by any measure, but coach James Franklin has a clear message about the team’s focus as spring practice begins today. “We understand that 2016 was nice and it was a great experience, but 2017 is a completely different animal,” ...

Big run fuels Lady Lions

UNIVERSITY PARK — After coming up empty on its first four possessions, the Penn State women’s basketball program reeled off a 15-0 run and held Fordham to just four points in the opening 10 minutes to take a commanding lead on its way to a 70-51 victory in the second round of the Women’s ...

PSU reigns again

ST. LOUIS — Penn State produced arguably the most astounding finals performance in NCAA history Saturday night at the Scottrade Center to win its second consecutive national championship and sixth in seven years. The Nittany Lions won five consecutive finals (from 149 through 184), the ...

Lions win title tilt over UW

From Mirror reports DETROIT — The Penn State ice hockey team captured its first-ever Big Ten championship Saturday night, thanks to a 2-1 double- overtime win over Wisconsin in the title game at Joe Louis Arena. Liam Folkes scored the game-winning goal on a breakaway opportunity. Folkes ...

Win puts Lions in title game

DETROIT — The Penn State men’s ice hockey team advanced to the finals of the Big Ten Tournament, thanks to a thrilling 4-3 double overtime win over Minnesota at the historic Joe Louis Arena. It is the Nittany Lions’ first-ever trip to the Big Ten title game. The win also clinches a ...

Lions get 7 of 8 into quarterfinals

By Andy Elder For the Mirror ST. LOUIS — Through one day and two rounds of the 2017 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships, not even the absence of heralded freshman 125-pounder Nick Suriano could keep Penn State from the top of the team standings. The Nittany Lions’ eight-man ...

Win puts Lions in semifinals

From Mirror reports DETROIT, Mich. — Four different Penn State Nittany Lions found the back of the net in a 4-1 win over Michigan Thursday night in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals at Joe Louis Arena. Penn State moved into tonight’s semifinals against top-seeded Minnesota at 8 ...

Suriano injury hurts PSU’s national title chances

ST. LOUIS — As wrestlers, media and NCAA officials gathered in the Scottrade Center’s Blue Note Lounge on Wednesday for the news conferences to kick off the 2017 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships, news broke that changed the complexion of the entire tournament. One tweet from Penn ...

Stadium upgrades won’t come quickly

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State has a grand vision to renovate and beautify Beaver Stadium during an ambitious 20-year facilities master plan, but as of now, there is still no timetable in place for when the project will be started or completed. It will be at least six years before major ...

PSU makes it in WNIT

The Penn State women’s basketball team wasn’t selected for the NCAA Tournament, but it did make the Women’s National Invitation Tournament. Penn State (19-10) was selected as an at-large bid in the 64-team field late Monday night.

Youthful Lions learning end-of-season hardships

By Paddy Cotter For the Mirror WASHINGTON, D.C — The players in Penn State’s locker room were more exhausted than upset after their 78-51 season-ending loss to Michigan State on Thursday in the second round of the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament. Tony Carr had bags of ice ...

Despite blown lead, Lions move on to second round

By Paddy Cotter For the Mirror WASHINGTON, D.C.— A collective groan could be heard across Penn State basketball fandom on Wednesday when the Nittany Lions gave up a nine-point lead to Nebraska, forcing overtime, in the opening round of the Big Ten Tournament. The Lions had lost both of ...

Nittany Lions have three going to championships

BLOOMINGTON, Ind — As of this morning, the Penn State wrestling team sits in second place at the Big Ten Championships being held at Indiana University after their performances on Saturday. Coach Cael Sanderson’s squad has three wrestlers in today’s finals, and eight more are alive ...

Sanderson downplays whether Suriano will wrestle for Lions

By Andy Elder For The Mirror UNIVERSITY PARK — As the week has worn on and word has spread of the possibility that Penn State freshman sensation 125-pounder Nick Suriano might not wrestle at the 2017 Big Ten Wrestling Championships, a debate has raged. Can the Nittany Lions defend ...

Gophers’ big men too much for Nittany Lions

By Brian Hall The Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS — Reggie Lynch enjoyed the Williams Arena crowd chanting his name on Saturday after block after block against Penn State. At one point, Lynch let himself show his appreciation, smiling and pointing to the crowd. The Minnesota Gophers are ...

PSU Altoona out of AMCC playoffs

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Penn State Altoona men’s basketball team’s Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Tournament run came to an end on Saturday, losing to Medaille College, 91-77, in the semifinals at the Sullivan Center. Penn State was the No. 4 seed while Medaille is the top ...