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Nittany Lions fall apart in third to Minnesota

UNIVERSITY PARK — A three-goal third period from the fifth-ranked Minnesota Golden Gophers was the difference as No. 9 Penn State fell 6-3 in Big Ten Conference play Friday at the Pegula Ice Arena. The Gophers have captured all three games so far this season against the Lions and improved ...

Penn State, Oklahoma State face off again for NWCA title

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State wrestling team, ranked No 1 in the nation, will take on No. 2 Oklahoma State in the NWCA Dual Championship Series title event this Sunday. The Nittany Lions are 13-0 overall while the Cowboys are 14-0. The match will take palce inside Gallagher-Iba Arena at ...

Nebraska has too much balance for Nittany Lions

The Associated Press LINCOLN, Neb. — Glynn Watson Jr. and Jack McVeigh scored 15 points apiece to lead four Nebraska players in double figures, and the Cornhuskers used their best shooting half of the season to set the tone in an 82-66 victory over Penn State on Tuesday night. Jordy ...

Lady Lions listen to their coach with fast start at Illinois

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – Penn State coach Coquese Washington told the media on Monday afternoon her team needed to have another solid first quarter and be on-point defensively early in the game to have a chance to win another road game. The Penn State women’s basketball team did just that. On ...

Penn State wraps up Big Ten championship

UNIVERSITY PARK — While there was little doubt as to who would win the final dual meet at Rec Hall this season between 12-0 Penn State and 2-13 Maryland, there was plenty of stuff going to keep the 6,661 fans entertained. n After the Nittany Lions, ranked second in the NWCA poll, captured ...

Lions get over hump at Illinois

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Champaign hasn’t always been the kindest road location for Penn State, but that changed Saturday with the Nittany Lions’ 83-70 win over Illinois. It was Penn State’s first win in Champaign since the 2008-09 season. Payton Banks tied his career-high with 24 points ...

Lady Lions hold off Purdue

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State women’s basketball program honored its three seniors Saturday: Kaliyah Mitchell, Sierra Moore and Peyton Whitted, and behind a combined 34 points from that group, they walked away with a 79-73 victory over Purdue at the Bryce Jordan Center. While it was ...

Lions rip Illinois, now 12-0

UNIVERSITY PARK — The second-ranked Penn State wrestling team moved within one step of its second consecutive undefeated regular season after a 34-7 spanking of No. 11 Illinois in front of season-high sellout crowd of 6,645 Rec Hall fans. The lopsided win was the Nittany Lions’ 29th ...

New recruit offers defensive versatility

By Philip Cmor pcmor@altoonamirror.com Linebacker U added another linebacker to its 2018 recruiting class on Thursday. Or maybe he’s a defensive end. Or a defensive tackle, perhaps. The point is, wherever he lines up, Pennridge’s Nick Tarburton is a heck of a prospect. On the ...

Lady Lions continue to enjoy the comforts of home at BJC

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State women’s basketball team continued to prove there is no place like home. The Lady Lions earned their 12th victory of the season inside the Bryce Jordan Center, thanks to a 77-66 win over Minnesota Wednesday night. With the win, Penn State improved to 16-8 ...

PSU Altoona adjust enough for win

By John Hartsock jhartsock@altoonamirror.com In his first season as the Penn State Altoona men’s basketball coach this winter, David McGreal inherited an athletic, seasoned unit that likes to beat opponents up and down the court. Visiting Mount Aloysius took PSU Altoona out of its ...

Lions knock off Maryland

UNIVERSITY PARK — Without veteran production, full attendance and much of reason for optimism after a depressing loss to Rutgers, Penn State overcame No. 21 Maryland, 70-64, Tuesday night. “It just shows the perseverance of this team,” Lamar Stevens, who had a game-high 25 points, said. ...

Hoops du Jour

No. 21 Maryland at PSU men Tipoff: 6 p.m. Bryce Jordan Center Records: Penn State (12-12, 4-7 Big Ten); Maryland (20-3, 8-2 Big Ten) Coaches: Patrick Chambers is 84-103 in his sixth season at Penn State and 126-131 in eight seasons overall. Mark Turgeon is 134-62 in six seasons at ...

PSU women prevail on road

EVANSTON, Ill. — The Penn State women’s basketball team put it all together and earned its first road win of the Big Ten season, 74-58, over Northwestern at Welsh-Ryan Arena Sunday. After a nip-and-tuck first half that saw Penn State (15-8, 5-6 B1G) lead by one, 31-30, the Lady Lions used ...

PSU class deemed ‘terrific’

Winning cures a lot of ills. The consensus heading into the 2017 recruiting cycle was that James Franklin and his Penn State football staff could recruit, but that the Nittany Lions were going to have to show they could get it done on the field to take that next step in interesting and ...

2018 shaping up nicely

Penn State football fans are pretty happy with the top 15 recruiting class the Nittany Lions signed on Wednesday. If things keep going the way they currently are playing out, Lion faithful might be unable to contain themselves next signing day. “There are so many top players out there ...

PSU looks for answers after Rutgers loss

UNIVERSITY PARK — Tony Carr stared at the final stat sheet with a somber glare while Shep Garner fielded questions from the media. Penn State’s stat sheet was the autopsy report that revealed why the Lions had given Rutgers a 70-68 victory Saturday and its first Big Ten road win since ...

PSU dream becomes reality for Hoenstine

The Hoenstine name has been synonymous with great baseball for generations. The family was the heart of the powerful Thomas teams in the Altoona Greater City League. Dave played minor league ball in the Reds chain. His oldest son, A.J., helped Mansfield to a pair of PSAC titles and has ...

Recruiting update

PENN STATE Player    Ht.    Wt.     Pos.    Hometown Damion Barber     6-3    245    DE    Harrisburg, Pa. Chose PSU over: Pitt, Rutgers, Syracuse, Virginia Tech, Temple Assistant coach who opened the door: Brent Pry FYI: Formed formidable bookend combination ...

Lions’ 2018 class continues growth spurt

By Philip Cmor pcmor@altoonamirror.com Penn State’s 2017 recruiting class needed two commitments on signing day to finish up. The Nittany Lions’ 2018 class already is nearly half-complete. And it’s exceptional so far. “Aww man 2018 class is looking scary,” Lion 2017 four-star ...