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Bowen, Charles no longer with Nittany Lions

Junior linebacker Manny Bowen and sophomore receiver Irvin Charles have had their Penn State careers come to an end because of disciplinary reasons. A spokesperson for PSU said Tuesday that both players are off the squad because of a violation of team rules. It’s unclear what the two did to ...

UW’s Vea hopes for last shining moment

SEATTLE — Vita Vea took a calculated risk a year ago. He could have bolted Washington after his sophomore season for the NFL draft and cashed in. By sticking around for one more season, Vea has earned a level of recognition that’s rare for a defensive tackle and that is likely to yield a ...

QB McSorley erases doubts with success

UNIVERSITY PARK — People have doubted Trace McSorley all along, yet he has done nothing but prove them wrong every step of the way. McSorley was a four-year starting quarterback in high school, reached the state title game all four years and won it three times. But he wasn’t offered a ...

Running back Sanders biding his time until moment is right

By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com UNIVERSITY PARK — Miles Sanders came to Penn State as the No. 1 running back recruit in the nation, but he hasn’t had many opportunities to play the past two seasons behind superstar teammate Saquon Barkley. “I just had to be patient,” Sanders ...

Former PSU football player Gress dies at 26

Former Penn State offensive lineman Adam Gress has died, the school confirmed Friday. He was 26 and would have turned 27 next Friday. Gress played for Penn State from 2009 through 2012 and developed into a starting tackle for three games his final season. He was a native of West Mifflin and ...

Lions land big one in Parsons

UNIVERSITY PARK — James Franklin looked ahead to a sandy beach, a time when he had hung up his whistle as Penn State football coach and began penning his memoirs when asked about the question central to the Nittany Lions’ 2018 recruiting class. “The book will probably be five chapters ...

Lady Lions succumb in overtime

WASHINGTON, D.C. —The Penn State women’s basketball program dropped its final non-conference game of the regular season, falling 75-66 in overtime at American on Wednesday inside Bender Arena. The Eagles (7-4) used an 11-0 run over the final four minutes of the fourth quarter to knot the ...

Nittany Lions strong from the field in victory

By Travis Johnson The Associated Press UNIVERSITY PARK — As he went after his own rebounds during warmups on Tuesday, Josh Reaves took a moment to appreciate the long shots arcing overhead and falling, one after the other, through Penn State’s hoop. Reaves got to appreciate the makes ...

OL Bates healthy for Lions

UNIVERSITY PARK — A lot of football players get hurt and have to miss playing time, but it had never happened to Penn State offensive lineman Ryan Bates in his life until this season. Bates suffered a lower leg injury at Ohio State when running back Saquon Barkley hit the back of his leg at ...

Healthy Lions dominate Hoosiers

By Todd Irwin For the Mirror UNIVERSITY PARK — Both 133-pounder Corey Keener and 165-pound NCAA champion Vincenzo Joseph were out of Penn State’s lineup due to injuries in the Nittany’s squeaker over Lehigh on Dec. 3. They both returned to action — sort of — on Sunday in the ...

Rahne eager to fill big shoes as new OC

UNIVERSITY PARK — Ricky Rahne was prepared to make an opening statement, but a preliminary question beat him to it. “We are not going to go under center,” he said with a smile Friday during his first press conference as the Nittany Lions’ new offensive coordinator, “and we are not ...

Penn State Altoona launches new website

Penn State Altoona Athletics recently announced that it is launching a new website to act as the central online presence for its varsity sports program. Penn State Altoona Athletics has partnered with PrestoSports, a Rockville, Md.-based company specializing in college sports websites, to ...

Pry still a happy camper

By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com UNIVERSITY PARK — Brent Pry loves it at Penn State, and James Franklin loves having him there, but at some point, Pry is widely expected to leave and become a head coach elsewhere. That time, however, is not now for the Nittany Lions’ defensive ...

PSU stopped in semis

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Mikaela Foecke had 19 kills, Annika Albrecht and Briana Holman had 13 apiece and Nebraska fought off match point in the fourth set to beat Penn State in a five-set thriller in the NCAA volleyball semifinals on Thursday night. “I’m disappointed in the outcome,” PSU ...

Pry may be set to stay

It appears that defensive coordinator Brent Pry could be staying put at Penn State rather than leaving to become head coach at Louisiana-Lafayette. News broke late Thursday night that Louisiana-Lafayette offered the job and a five-year contract to Billy Napier, the offensive coordinator at ...

Final Four decorated with titles

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It’s difficult to call a volleyball program that has been to the Final Four eight times an underdog, especially the way Florida rallied to beat Southern California and punch its latest ticket. Yet of the four schools descending on the Sprint Center in Kansas City this ...

Booz garners award

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Penn State Altoona sophomore Emily Booz was named the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference’s Women’s Swimmer of the Week on Monday afternoon. In the Lady Lions’ 88-85 victory at Wilkes University on Friday evening, Booz had two individual first place finishes ...

Quarterback Club pays tribute to Barkley

From Mirror reports UNIVERSITY PARK — Paul Hornung Award winner and Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year Saquon Barkley — and All-Big Ten honorees safety Marcus Allen and quarterback Trace McSorley — were among the award winners at the State College Quarterback Club’s annual banquet ...

Watkins’ presence inside sparks Lions to victory

The Associated Press UNIVERSITY PARK — Mike Watkins has worn a weighted vest in practice and it’s helped Penn State’s power forward when he finds himself wearing multiple defenders on game days. Penn State’s 6-foot-9 forward scored 15 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to spark the ...

Lady Lions upset on the road

OLEAN, N.Y. — The Penn State women’s basketball team suffered a 65-62 upset loss at the hands of St. Bonaventure Saturday night in college action. The Bonnies came into the game at 4-5 while Penn State was 8-2. Mckenna Maycock, who led the winners with 23 points, hit two foul shots ...