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3 Nittany Lions exploring transfer portal

Lamont Wade came to Penn State as an elite recruit from Clairton, and now the safety is looking to leave after not making much of an impact with the Nittany Lions for two years. Wade and two other PSU players — receiver Brandon Polk and cornerback Zech McPhearson — have submitted their ...

Spartans too much for PSU

By Paddy Cotter For the Mirror Penn State’s issues are starting to become its identity in a season that is already on the brink of being lost. That was evident on Sunday as No. 6 Michigan State beat the Nittany Lions, 71-56, in the Bryce Jordan Center to drop to 0-6 in Big Ten ...

No. 1-ranked Penn State gets big-time test, passes

By Todd Irwin tirwin@altoonamirror.com UNIVERSITY PARK — Anybody who watches the top-ranked Penn State wrestling team on a regular basis is accustomed to seeing the Nittany Lions attacking and eventually routing their overmatched opponents. The Lions outscored their first five ...

PSU’s Johnson will transfer

Penn State receiver Juwan Johnson confirmed late Friday night on social media that he does indeed plan to transfer. News broke Friday that Johnson’s name is in the NCAA transfer portal, but that didn’t necessarily mean he would transfer for sure. Johnson cleared everything up on his ...

Verkleeren wins ‘Shorty’ title

MILLERSVILLE — Penn State redshirt freshman Jarod Verkleeren won the 149-pound title at the Floyd ‘Shorty’ Hitchcock Memorial Classic at Millersville University on Saturday. Verkleeren had two pins and a technical fall to win the title. Penn State will host No. 19 Wisconsin at 1 p.m. ...

Johnson seeking transfer

Receiver Juwan Johnson, coming off a disappointing junior season for Penn State, may have played his final game in a Nittany Lion uniform. No, Johnson isn’t declaring for the NFL draft a year early, but he is looking at transferring to play his final college season elsewhere. Johnson’s ...

Lions hire wide receivers coach

Penn State hired a new wide receivers coach Thursday, while a former coach who held that position with the Nittany Lions took a lucrative job at Michigan. The new receivers coach is Gerad Parker, who once served as interim head coach at Purdue and most recently spent two seasons as receivers ...

PSU falls short at Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. — Isaiah Roby scored a career-high 22 points and made a couple big defensive plays late, and Nebraska beat Penn State 70-64 on Thursday night for its school-record 20th straight home win. The Cornhuskers (12-4, 2-3 Big Ten) bounced back from two straight road losses that ...

Izzo: Chambers’ suspension ‘joke’

Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo went on a lengthy, somewhat rambling rant Monday afternoon discussing the one-game suspension Penn State coach Patrick Chambers received for pushing a player during a game last week. “That was a joke. It was a joke,” Izzo said of the suspension. ...

Nittany Lions flat without Chambers in loss

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State lacked energy, scheme and a head coach in its loss to No. 24 Wisconsin, 71-52, in the Bryce Jordan Center on Tuesday night. The loss marked an 0-4 start for the Lions in Big Ten play and pulled their overall record below .500. Head coach Patrick Chambers was ...

Rutgers tops PSU to win sixth straight

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Senior Teniya Page scored 23 points and sophomore Alisia Smith recorded her fourth double-double of the season, but it wasn’t enough as Penn State suffered a 74-61 road loss at red-hot Rutgers in Big Ten action Sunday afternoon. The Scarlet Knights shot 51.9 percent ...

PSU suspends Chambers for one game

From Mirror reports UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State has suspended men’s basketball coach Patrick Chambers for Sunday night’s game at home against Wisconsin because he pushed one of his players on Thursday night in a loss at Michigan. During a timeout, Chambers reached out and shoved ...

Sanders latest Lion to leave for NFL

By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com Miles Sanders waited his turn, sitting behind Saquon Barkley for two years, and all it took was one season of being Penn State’s starting tailback for Sanders to convince himself and others that he’s ready for the NFL. Sanders did as widely ...

Unbeaten Michigan tops PSU

By Noah Trister The Associated Press ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Jordan Poole is noticing some extra attention from opposing defenses now. “I think today was the first time that I was actually being denied the ball on the perimeter, so it was something that I had to adjust to,” the Michigan ...

Lady Lions use defense in final frame to record Big Ten win

From Mirror reports UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State women’s basketball team used a strong defensive effort and clutch free throw shooting down the stretch to capture a 71-64 win over Wisconsin Thursday night in Big Ten action at the Bryce Jordan Center. The Lady Lions held a two-point ...

Altoona grad Givens leaving for NFL

In a very surprising and somewhat risky career move, Penn State defensive tackle Kevin Givens has decided to give up his final season of college eligibility and enter the NFL draft a year early. The Altoona Area High School product made the announcement on social media Wednesday night, the ...

Three more PSU players declare for NFL draft

A slew of Penn State moves occurred Wednesday, the day after the Nittany Lions ended their season with a loss to Kentucky in the Citrus Bowl. Junior offensive linemen Ryan Bates and Connor McGovern announced they were forgoing their final year of eligibility to declare for the NFL draft, as ...

PSU report card

Following is Neil Rudel’s report card from Penn State’s 27-24 loss to Kentucky on Tuesday at the Citrus Bowl: Quarterback, B: With McSorley this year and for sure vs. Ky., it’s performance vs. grit. Grit A+. Performance C-. Playing w broken foot speaks to heart. Off early (3-9 in 1Q). ...

Nittany Lions rally,­ but fall short to Wildcats

ORLANDO, Fla. — Penn State had a chance at the end to win the Citrus Bowl, incredibly enough, despite spending most of the afternoon shooting itself in the foot. All hope appeared to be lost when news surfaced that quarterback Trace McSorley had suffered a broken foot and was done for the ...

Near-comeback caps McSorley’s career

ORLANDO, Fla. — Trace McSorley’s career ended like it began — in a Florida bowl game, against an SEC opponent, attempting to rally the Nittany Lions from a three-score deficit. In the end, as Penn State lost to Georgia 24-17 three years ago in the TaxSlayer Bowl, the Lions could not ...